Episode 7.3 released January 23, 2017

  • 6 yrs ago

Episode 7.3 Release Notes PDF Link


System Requirements

Mac Minimum System Requirements

  • ●  Operating System: OS X 10.11 or higher (Includes macOS Sierra 10.12)

  • ●  RAM: 8 GB or more

  • ●  256 GB hard disk space, with 300 MB minimum for product installation

  • ●  Online Help Browser Requirements • Safari

*Please note: Episode 7 does not support OS X 10.10 or previous versions of Mac OS X.

Windows Minimum System Requirements

  • ●  Operating Systems:
    • Windows 7 64-bit SP1 (64-bit, 1.5 GHz) • Windows 8.1 (64-bit, 1.5 GHz)
    • Windows 10 (64-bit)
    • Windows Server 2012*

  • ●  RAM: 8 GB or more

  • ●  256 GB hard disk space, with 300 MB minimum for product installation

  • ●  Bonjour Print Services for Windows v2.0.2

  • ●  .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

  • ●  .NET Framework 4.6

  • ●  Online Help Browser Requirements

    • Internet Explorer: Version 8 or higher

    • Firefox: Version 6 or higher

      *Please note: Episode 7 does not support Windows Server 2008.

      Episode 7.3


  • Added support for decoding the Cineform codec.

  • Added alpha channel support for QT Animation sources.

  • Added support for 8-bit BlackMagic video.

  • Added support for Windows RGB decode from an AVI container.



  • Fixed time code issues when using Split & Stitch.

  • Fixed time code issues for some MXF and TS variants.

  • Fixed time code issues when using 23.98fps.

  • Fixed closed caption issues when using Split & Stitch.

  • Fixed color format for JPEG 2000 in MOV.

  • Fixed channel order for 5-channel audio.

  • Fixed a race condition when decoding long AVC-Intra sources.

  • Fixed issue that caused crashes when the edit list was empty in MOV files.

  • Optimized the Lanczos resize filter for certain color formats.

  • Fixed channel order problems for GXF sources.

  • Removed YouTube deployment support due to lacking API support.

  • Fixed an issue causing corrupt output when encoding VC-1 using Split & Stitch.


• Fixed an issue with 10-bit HEVC not working on Mac.


  • Added support for macOS Sierra!

  • Added the ability to use edit lists with separate audio and video sources.

  • Modified the processing order of tasks when doing Split & Stitch workflows so that the audio split will run first.

  • Added support for decoding ProRes 4444 XQ on Windows.

  • Added support for using values other than 2, 4, 8, or 16 for the number of audio channels in an XDCam MXF output.

  • Episode will now show a warning if Desktop Experience is not activated on Server editions of Windows.

  • Optimized the time it took to search to starting points in many formats.

  • Added support for more codecs in AVI input files.

  • Increased the maximum bitrate that can be set for the X264 codec.

  • Added support for the Lanczos algorithm when resizing interlaced material.

  • Reduced memory usage when using animations or other movies as a watermark.

  • Updated system templates and workflows.


Customer Issues

  • Fixed bugs that prevented interlaced video from being displayed on Windows when any mode other than Weave Fields was selected and hardware rendering was disabled.

  • Fixed a bug where the stitch process in a Split & Stitch workflow could stall and never complete.

  • Fixed a bug that could cause workflows using reference files to incorrectly map the audio channels to the output.

  • Fixed a bug that would cause repeating timecode values when jobs with Split & Stitch were submitted using reference files to the source.

  • Fixed a problem where some audio was dropped when encoding AAC using Split & Stitch

  • Fixed a bug where JPEG2000 to ProRes transcodes could result in two time durations, leaving only half the audio in the final output.

  • Fixed a bug where reference files created using CatDV could result in green output video.

  • Fixed a crash with certain combinations of settings in the audio speed filter.

  • Fixed a bug that caused intermittent audio spikes with some combinations of source and output audio codecs.

  • Fixed audio mapping when using PCM with 8 discrete channels and doing a manual mapping using the ProAAC codec.


  • Fixed an issue where X264 interlaced content could be mis-detected as progressive by the video importer.

  • Fixed a bug that would prevent captions from being inserted when interlaced outputs were bottom field first.

  • Improved the parsing of User Data in MOV file sources.

  • Fixed color space issues for DNxHR 4:4:4.

  • Made a fix for alpha layer handling when resizing 16-bit images.

  • Fixed 2-pass encoding when using MXF as the input file format.

  • Fixed a crash when restarting (or stopping) the Node process.

  • Fixed issues with paths when using QuickTime Reference files with sources on SMB mounts.

  • Removed green bars when decoding anamorphic OP-1a IMX30 MXF files.

  • Fixed a potential deadlock when exporting WebM material.

  • Fixed a problem that could cause the user interface to freeze when closing if the node was the master of a cluster.


  • Decreased the size of epitasks with the Channel Converter filter created on Windows.

  • Fixed a memory issue for 16-bit AES on Windows.


Episode 7.1

  • Now support for Apple ProRes 4444 XQ decode.

  • Added support for 10-bit Lanczos resize filter.

  • WMV output has been re-added to Episode.

  • Added 16 channel audio output option in UI.


  • Fixed an issue where banding appeared in MXF AS-11 AVC-Intra 1080i.

  • Fixed a problem where Episode picks up files before they are done copying into a FTP folder.

  • Fixed a problem where EDLs create output that is too long.

  • Fixed an issue where all JPEG 2000 outputs are Progressive - add support for Interlaced JPEG 2000.

  • Fixed a problem where AVI Decode couldn’t find the importer.

  • Fixed a problem where duplicating System Encoder and Deployment does not create duplicate in User Encoders or Deployments.

  • Fixed an issue where AAC does not work below 44.1 kHz.

  • Fixed an issue where HEVC and AVC-Intra Progressive outputs have unknown field-order to Episode's API.

  • Fixed an issue where anamorphic h.264 in .ts is broken.

  • Fixed the problem where an IMX30 source had corrupt audio in the output.

  • Fixed a memory leak when decoding 'AVC1' .mov file.

  • Fixed an issue where there was a memory allocation error with ProRes 720p 59.94 fps.

  • Fixed a problem where MP4 anamorphic files were not playing back as anamorphic in QT 7 player.

  • Fixed an audio sync issue with encoded MOV H264 files.

  • Fixed a problem where QT Timecode reel name doesn't work for reference files.

  • Fixed a problem where AC-3 audio in a MPEG-TS container always encoding to 5.1.

  • Fixed an audio error when MOV ProRes is encoded to MP4 H264 with High Complexity AAC.

  • Fixed an issue where video is black when source is MOV AVC created by a Panasonic GH4 and encoded to MOV ProRes.

  • Fixed audio errors when encoding MOV ProRes to MXF XDCAM HD 422.

  • Fixed a problem where encoding MPEG-TS to MOV XDCAM distorts audio and changes channel order.

  • Fixed an issue where MP4 H264 files fail to encode to MPEG-TS MPEG2.

  • Fixed an A/V sync issue with XDCAM.

  • Re-added support for AVI input.

  • Fixed a crash where MOV H264 iPhone videos crash immediately.

  • Fixed an issue where transfer fails to folder name with Cyrillic characters on Windows.

  • Fixed an issue with incorrect headers in AVC-I output that caused banding in certain players.


Episode Exporter for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC Fixes

  • Added support for newer version of Premiere Pro.

  • Removed need for rendering large cache files from Premiere Pro before transcoding in Episode.

  • Added support for using Named Storage in Premiere Pro.

    Episode 7.0


  • NEW! Native 64-bit support.

  • NEW! 4K support.

  • NEW! Added native support for JPEG2000.

  • NEW! Added native support for QuickTime Animation (decode).

  • NEW! Added native support for Avid DNxHR and DNxHD.

  • NEW! Named Storage now available directly in the UI.

  • NEW and IMPROVED! Better encoding presets.

  • IMPROVED! HEVC support.

  • IMPROVED! Preview functionality.

  • IMPROVED! Channel Configuration for mapping audio channels.


  • Fixed issue with HDV 1080p using the frame rate filter with 23.976 fps.

  • Fixed issue where in/out points in an MXF XDCAM to MOV MJPEG causes memory allocation error.

  • Fixed issue where enabling the High Pass/Low Pass Audio filter crashed when submitted.

  • Fixed issue where Episode was unable to decode AAC 5.1 or 7.1.

  • Fixed issue where MOV HDV encoded file has audio sync error.

  • Fixed issue where Episode was unable to decode MOV MPEG HDV files.

  • Fixed issue where MBR fails to deliver package when source is WMV.

  • Fixed issue where MOV container DV encoders were failing to make a file.

  • Fixed Avid DNxHD 180 10-bit decoder error.

  • Fixed issue where MXF DNxHD files created in Episode failed to decode in Episode.

  • Fixed issue where AES audio doesn’t work in MPEG-TS.

  • Fixed issue where AES audio in transport streams has the wrong channel order.

  • Fixed issue where encoding YUV MOV file added static to the audio.

  • Fixed issue where QuickTime timecode track was not being decoded and passed along for DNxHR sources.

  • Fixed issue where using ProRes 4444 or 4444xq as source made the chroma slide off in the last frames.

  • Fixed issue where Episode could not duplicate image sequence source template.

  • Fixed issue where MXF Op1a MPEG2 to MP4 H264 audio was distorted.

  • Fixed problem where video start time was 1 frame delayed in M4V file format.

  • Fixed a number of remote desktop issues.

  • Fixed issue where encoding from ProRes 4444HQ ProRes 422HQ Would fail at 1920 x 1080.

  • Fixed issue where encoding to AIFF the audio tracks were re-mapped to the wrong order.

  • Fixed issue where audio became distorted with MPEG4 ProRes MOV with AAC audio was encoded with H264.

  • Fixed problem where dragging workflows/sources/encoders/destinations into workflow editor freezes UI.

  • Fixed issue where closed curly bracket in file name causes Episode monitor to stop.

  • Fixed issue where encoding H264 MOV to H264 MOV with in/out points causes audio issue.

  • Fixed problem with files that were encoding while ingesting.

  • Fixed problem where Episode would reorder audio channels when no audio filter is selected or pass-through is used.

  • Fixed issue where Episode could not decode an AVC file wrapped in an MPEG-TS.

  • Added the SMPTE channel map order.

  • Fixed problem where captioning data was not be passed through to H264 codecs.

  • Fixed a crash when resizing a 720 x 576 file to HD.

  • Fixed a problem where encoding an MPEG4 AVC file to ProRes caused a memory allocation error.

  • Fixed problem where AAC audio did not propagate to analyzeFile CLI and XML/RPC command.

  • Fixed issue where encoded files were not moving to an output folder on Harmonic Media Grid systems.

  • Fixes issue where Episode UI was crashing on a Windows cluster host via RDP.

  • Added the Lanczos resize method to Episode.

  • Fixed problem were encoded MOV DV video won’t import into Adobe Premiere Pro.

  • Fixed issue where errors appear when encoding with AAC and sample rate filter (Mac only).

  • Fixed crash when transcoding QuickTime reference files (Windows only).

  • Fixed issue where priority can’t be changed on submitted workflows (Windows only).

  • Fixed a crash when moving a watch folder to a deployment (Windows only).

  • Fixed issue where clearing cache in Episode deletes PrivateCache folder thus causing problems with future transcodes (Windows only).

  • Fixed crash when saving a deployment task (Windows only).

  • Fixed issue where FTP bookmark failed to connect to FTP server (Windows only).

  • Fixed issue where program data was being put in the wrong folder (Windows only).

    For more information on Episode, Episode Pro, Episode Engine and other Telestream products, visit http://www.telestream.net .

    NOTE: For CLI users, the bin folder has moved to Applications/Episode.app/Contents/Resources/engine/bin


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