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Update 2012.05.03 - Python API + Mirada with FFmpeg
Update 2012.05.03 - Python API + Mirada with FFmpeg
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Release Date: 03/05/2012

Versions: all

  • New Cerebro Client, Cerebro Serpens; for Windows, Mac Os X and Linux Operation systems.

Versions: Business,Corporate

  • Database structure updated

  • New license activation and use principle

Versions: Private, Studio

  • Updated cargador component

  • Server part duplication mechanism in the SaaS-version has been realised.

A new Cerebro Serpens (Constellation of the Snake ) version has been released in order to change the old Cerebro Astro version that you were working with since 2010. The reason we call it Serpens: Serpens version if to compare with Astro version, will be a Software development Kit on the Python API base.

Software Development Kit

SDK allows to develop custom functions for the system that were not available in the standard version, also to automate interaction between Cerebro and another Software, that is used (we will not be afraid this word) in the pipeline in your studio.
SDK consists of two global parts: Client API and Server API.
With the Help of «Client» API you can add points to the main menu, to the context menu – in the navigator and also to the forum. It is necessary to notice that API is realized on a so-called « trigger approach», or «system of events». That means with the help of client API you can launch various scripts in a response to the user actions or the system events, and thus make routine operations even more automatic, for example: to provide data transmission between several systems, or to conduct new control functions – to supervise correctness of the name of spread files, file types, etc.
Server API- Is used as a database access. In an automatic mode it allows to create/edit records to the database, for example: tasks and messages, and also it allow spreading files and links.
More detailed documentation about SDK is still in progress, but some sections are already available to inquisitive "Python-coders". Follow our updates on our website in the "Support" section. New articles about SDK are updated almost daily, and we hope that the final documentation will be finished approximately by the May 15.

New SAAS Replication Server

In order to increase our system’s general reliability, we have launched an additional Cerebro's replication server. That means, if the main server will not respond, users will be automatically switched onto the reserve server, and they will be able to continue their work at no problem. Replication server provides data synchronization in the real time, therefore switching between the servers will not be noticeable for users.
Note: Such data synchronization is available only on SaaS-plans. Local system clients still must manage their backup data on their own.
Generally, if you want a real reliability for free- welcome to the «cloud»!

New iOS Client version.

It happened! The beta-version of a long-awaited «Cerebro for iPad/iPhone 2.0» has finally being finished and soon it will be released. Currently, the app is being sent to the App Store. We hope that in 2-3 weeks it will be available to all the happy Apple (iPad and iPhone) owners.
A new iOS-client, compare to the old one, provides full compatibility with the new Cerebro Serpens databases.
Besides, in the new version the interface has been updated so that it improves the user experience when tracking your projects on an iPad.

FFmpeg use in Mirada

Library use from FFmpeg project, increases Mirada capabilities:

  • new video formats support: WMV, ASF, FLV, MKV, M2T, M2V;

  • for already supported formats MOV, AVI, MPEG, a new possibility of new opening choice : through QuickTime API or FFmpeg;

  • work with all formats is available in ОС Windows, Linux и Mac OS X.

Default Library adjustment

As QuickTime API and FFmpeg supports the various types of video-codecs, then you might need to have a choice between them, when you open different formats.

In order to chose the default libraries and to connect them with the video files extensions, open settings screen (Menu Tools / Settings ...):

In the " Associations with Media Libraries" list, point the video files extension and from the drop-out list chose the default library. When finish the association adjustment press "OK" in order to save the parameters.

Library choice for an open file

After the associations adjustment is done, when opening the file; a default library will be used in correspondence with its extension.You can quickly switch to use other possible library (from FFmpeg to QuickTime or back) with the use of "Open With" from a context menu or a "File" menu.

Simplified licence system

For Instaled. A Simplified licence system.

Don't need cerber anymore

Licenses now are being uploaded from a file through the Cerebro interface.

Licence list

In an Administrator universe tab it is possible to see all your licences


Automatic detection for a current connection. If a network has Cargador, then automatically it will be picked up, if not, then it will use the local one. For this purpose it is necessary to register a network host in the file storage (Administrator/File storages).

In order to switch off this option, you need to go to properties, connection settings and into a login.

Statistics for Removed/Deleted users

A Possibility to collect statistics on removed users. Also in the administrator on a salary tab you can see the removed users salary.

Translation into Russian and also added a tag without the meaning/value + preset for a quick search of tag without meaning/value.


Possibility of inserting a html as a simple text (so that there will not be any formatting)

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