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Flex4K ProRes and Séance.
Posted by Robert Monaghan on 02 October 2015 05:31 PM

Hi Everyone,

As you can imagine, I am getting continually asked about my timeline for ProRes download support in Séance.

Here is what you can expect:

v2.0.x will not be supporting ProRes or Audio from the Flex4K camera. But, v3.0.x most certainly will!

Work has already started on this next version of the software. It is too early to provide a timeframe, right now. But I will keep you guys posted as this version progresses. Along with ProRes and Audio support, I will also be renovating parts of the application to provide more functionality. This includes working with Cines stored in RAM, "playing nice" with multiple Phantom devices plugged into the same computer, as well as other improvements to the user experience.

I may need to release one more update to v2.0.x. It will only be a bug fix update. Most of my effort needs to go into v3.0.x.

Stay Tuned!

Robert Monaghan


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Séance v2.0.1027 - Update & Bugfix release
Posted by Robert Monaghan on 02 October 2015 05:12 PM

Hi Everyone,


Séance v2.0.1027 for "Retail" and "Flex4K Bundle" users has been released.

This version fixes a compatibility issue with MacOSX 10.11 El Capitan. It also provides fixes so that the Flex4K with fw53 does not crash the package. This version also includes some improvements to the GT Hybrid A Debayer algorithm. Some work has been done to minimize the Waffle Pattern that appears with mid/low tones in some Flex4K shots. While the artifact is not gone, it is reduced. A number of other fixes have also been added to improve networking reliability.

Download the full installer here, or select "Check for Updates" inside Séance to update the package directly.


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Séance v2.0.1026 - Bugfix release
Posted by Robert Monaghan on 29 April 2015 12:09 AM

Séance v2.0.1026 has been released for "Retail" customers. The update for Flex4K bundle users will be available in a few days.

The fixes in this update include:

  • Fixed networking issue that would occasionally cause "Download Timestamp" stall.
  • Fixed a crash that would result in typing 0 into the Gamma field.
  • Added a Loop Playback menu item for continuous playback of a cine.
  • Fixed problem where a Cinemag would not be recognised in Séance if the Camera/Cinestation was playing back a Cine.

Head over to the downloads page to grab the installer. Or, select "Check for Updates" to update directly.



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Updated: Séance v2.0.1025 - Now with Background Transcoding
Posted by Robert Monaghan on 11 March 2015 09:48 AM

Séance v2.0.1025 is now available for download for all users.
This includes the Flex4K Bundle package users.

Fixes and improvements include:

  • Séance has a built in renderer for Apple ProRes MOV files. This renderer is enabled in Preferences. To see its status, select “CMD-T” on your keyboard or “Tools->Open Transcode Window” menu item.
  • Transcoding is done in the background, which will require 10Gig users to adjust throttle.
  • You can set a specific folder for ProRes renders. 
  • Scaled Apple ProRes movies can be rendered at 1920x1080 or 1280x720. 
  • UI Changes for Tone Maps.
  • Changing the FPS works properly with the Cinestation IV.
    HD-SDI Playback from Phantom Device is now enabled on supported hardware.
  • The assorted Menus and Device settings for HD-SDI video out are now disabled, when a Cinestation IV is in use. 
  • Downloads have had the networking fixed, where sometimes Séance would stall on Timestamps.
  • In and Out Points work properly.
  • Exposure Index popup menu has been removed from “Image” Inspector panel.
  • ToneMap panel has been re-build with a new UI. You can now select your Exposure Index as a ToneMap, rather than as a Gamma/Toe value.
  • Timestamp and Range Data is now populated in the header for Scientific uses.
  • Added support for more V-Series cameras with Cinemag support. (Full version only.)

There are a large number of fixes and changes not listed here, as well.

This update requires up to date Annual Support. If you have questions, please contact us at



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Phantom Cine Toolkit v4.0.2933
Posted by Robert Monaghan on 21 February 2015 04:55 PM

Hi Everyone!

I had posted an update a few weeks ago for both Retail and Flex4K bundle users.

This version provides compatibility with PCC 749 and Séance v2.0.1025.
Support has also been added for the new Tone Maps for Exposure Indexes in the Flex4K.

Please use "Check for Updates" in your respective packages. Or, download the full installers either in the Downloads page, or in the Knowledgebase area.



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