Releases and Updates (January - March, 2021)

Celtx releases new features, fixes and improvements approximately twice weekly. Except where features are plan-specific, these updates reach all of our clients once released. There's no need to update your version or download anything. You're automatically updated to the newest and best version of Celtx whenever you log in.

Here you can view our release notes by date. The notes are arranged by the following categories:

  • New Features: A self-explanatory title, under this heading you'll find new features, large and small. 
  • Fixes and Improvements: These include bug fixes, internal issue fixes, and improvements made to help our features perform better or pave the way for future features.
  • Optimization: These include internal optimization fixes to things like load times, storage, etc.
  • Removed: On the rare occasions where we sunset an older feature or function, it will be listed here.
  • Security: Occasional security updates will be listed here.

Every release always includes a number of smaller fixes and changes to improve the Celtx experience for all users. 

If you're interested in a particular feature you can use ctrl/cmd+F to search the page. Remember, you can always submit bugs and suggestions for improvements to our support staff at any time.

Release Notes 2021-03-24

Fixes & Improvements

  • Plan Page: fixed an issue where users on legacy accounts could not click on their billing history summary
  • Sides: fixed an issue when viewing sides within browser windows shorter than 640px. Scrollbar will now appear (Firefox and Safari only)

 

Release Notes 2021-03-22

Fixes & Improvements

  • Game & VR: improved the 'adapt to' logic so that imports are not as dependent on existing scene headers
  • Comments: toolbar will now re-position when the browser window is resized
  • Game & VR: fixed a minor issue where the element selector switches after adding content inside of dual dialogue
  • Shot Blocker: fixed an issue with the Line and Shape tool cursor not lining up correctly on certain resolutions
  • Shot Blocker: fixed an issue with the Shot blocker tool in storyboard wherein on a smaller monitor clipart images were difficult to resize and rotate due to the placement of those tools.
  • Storyboard: storyboard will now remember which view you were last using (Storyboard, Shot Blocker, or Combined View)

 

Release Notes 2021-03-18

Fixes & Improvements

  • Breakdown & Shot List: fixed minor issue where, if the Script Editor's Toolbar was set to "Hide All", the Toolbar for Breakdown and Shot List would not render.
  • Breakdown: fixed a small issue where tagging a non-character asset with an existing asset would remove the next Character tag above it.
  • Call Sheets: Advanced Day table header now contains the Shoot Day number.

Optimizations

  • Script Editor: separated code elements that are used for specfic purposes (like Shareble Links) from the main editor, achieving appreciable improvements to load times on slower connections.

Removed

Security

  • Password Reset: Improved validation handling in service of a number of third-party security protocols (will result in verification emails not immediately expiring, as reported by several users).

 

Release Notes 2021-03-11

Fixes & Improvements

  • Fixed an issue with breakdown item images where uploaded images were not being added correctly to items.
  • Offline Mode: fixed an issue where putting a script into offline mode via the breakdown document was causing some scripts to require a 'Forced' return
  • Game & VR (Pro): fixed an issue with Fast Logic where 'false' boolean variables were rendering as 'undefined' in the UI
  • Media Library: fixed a minor issue where associations were persisting in the Image viewer after the image was removed from a given document.

 

Release Notes 2021-03-10

Fixes & Improvements

  • Game & VR: fixed an issue where Catalog entries were duplicating if their Upper/Lower casing was different
  • Game & VR: fixed an issue that allowed for plaintext to be entered into the script while breakdown mode was enabled
  • Verification: Improved verification process to allow for users to reenter email if they made a typo

 

Release Notes 2021-03-08

Fixes & Improvements

  • Title Page: fixed an issue were the Title Page appeared to be editable by those with Read-Only permissions
  • Shot Blocker: fixed an issue with the Line and Shape tool cursor not lining up correctly on certain resolutions

 

Release Notes 2021-03-05

Fixes & Improvements

  • Calendar & Catalog: fixed an issue where users with New Zealand time zone (UTC +13:00) were experiencing inconsistencies between Catalog and Calendar dates
  • Storyboard: improved synchronization of Storyboard and Media Library (fixes issue where changing images would result in unexpected behaviour in certain edge cases)

Release Notes 2021-03-02

New Features

  • Storyboard: basic scripting plan (i.e. free plan) now includes limited storyboarding.

Fixes & Improvements

  • Tool Menu (New Look!): Updated the Tool Menu with a subtle and (if we may say so) sleek design

Release Notes 2021-02-25

Fixes & Improvements

  • Catalog: Refined the selection criteria for inter-Project catalog import (cleans up the pick-list to only include compatible Projects)
  • Script: fixed an issue that would cause active styling (bold, italics, underline) to deactivate while typing if a collaborator causes a change to the script.
  • Game & VR: Improved the Dual Dialog UI (can now convert a single dialog block into a dual dialog block, like the Film & TV script editor)
  • Script Editor: Fixed a small issue where striking deleting at the start of a paragraph would temporarily 'shift' it's margin by 4px (did not affect print)
  • Game & VR (Pro): Fixed an issue with the call back function, wherein the originating node would result field data loss on that node.
  • Game & VR: Fixed a minor though vexing issue whereby inputs of collaborators would cause an error message if you have the template selector open.
  • Script Editor (Windows/Chrome): Fixed an issue where the cursor would become hidden at the start of an empty line when zoom level wasn't set to 100%.

Release Notes 2021-02-19

Fixes & Improvements

  • Breakdown & Shot List: Improved the speed and 'smoothness' of transition to and from the Script to the Breakdown and Shot List via the Tools bar.
  • Script Tools: Every pixel counts - we moved the "Tools" flyout menu under "View" to the top of the list

Optimizations

  • Game & VR: Cleaned up some code, resulting in a smaller payload (or, in less geeky terms: small improvement to load times under certain conditions)

Release Notes 2021-02-08

Fixes and Improvements

  • Catalog and Budgets: Users on the free "Basic" plan can now add 10 items in the catalog, and 2 items per line category in the budget (plus a total of 10 asset-specific budget line items, total, via the Catalog).

Release Notes 2021-01-28

New Features

  • Shot List (Film & TV): Major update! Add customizable shot details, notes, and images to each shot in your script. Produce Shoot Day Reports with Shot Details. And share your Shot List Report with clients outside your studio with Approvals (Celtx Pro).

Release Notes 2021-01-27

Fixes & Improvements

  • Storyboard: Fixed an issue that was preventing boards with just two sequences from generating a PDF.
  • Collaboration: Improved the messaging on first-time emails sent to new Celtx users added to another user's Studio

Release Notes 2021-01-26

Fixes & Improvements

  • Call Sheet: telephone number fields will now only accept numerical values (validation improvement)

Release Notes 2021-01-13

New Features

Fixes & Improvements

  • Breakdown: fixed an issue where if the Navigation tool was "pinned" it would persist when switching to breakdown mode
  • Project Management: Fixed an issue where Projects Recovered from Trash would sometimes display incorrect file structure on first load
  • Game & VR: Improved clipboard handling of dual dialog.
  • Episodics: Fixed issue where episodes added after project creation were rendering a project view without a "Write" dropdown section

Release Notes 2021-01-14

New Features

  • Call Sheets: Production Logos and/or Names can be featured in the masthead of call sheets (exclusive to Celtx Pro and Celtx for Education plans)

Fixes & Improvements

  • Game & VR: Fixed an issue where adapting a screenplay script to GVR causing problems in collaborative projects
  • Collaboration: a handful of server-side improvements to our collaboration services
  • Game & VR: Fixed an issue with recently released improvements to clipboard handling, affecting Windows users.

Release Notes 2021-01-18

New Features

  • Free Basic Plan (Shot List): Instead being purely "Read-Only", free basic users add up to 10 Shots to each Project's Shot List.
  • Free Basic Plan (Breakdown): Instead being purely "Read-Only", free basic users can add unlimited character assets and up to 10 non-character assets to each project's Breakdown.

Fixes & Improvements

  • Breakdown: fixed issue where the 'Report' view of the Breakdown was experiencing some formatting snafus.
  • Multi-Column AV: fixed an issue where the tool palette would disappear when switching between script and breakdown views.
  • Multi-Column AV: improved the naming convention of downloaded PDFs; file now reflects the title found in the script header.

 

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