Projects Version Compare

Comparing cuts, mixes, effects, graphics or any element of an edit or scene has always been a difficult task, made more so when toggling back and forth between players or screens. That’s why we’re happy to tell you about a handy new feature we’ve added to our Projects tool that makes doing this much easier.

Now when you’re working in Projects, you can access our Compare Versions function from within the Versions pull-down menu to do a side-by-side comparison of any two versions on one screen.

And speaking of Versions, you can now upload an unlimited number of variations of a video, still image or graphics file into the same file stack.

You can learn more about how to make use of our Versioning and comparison functions in our Knowledge Base article.

With this update you’ll be able to upload and manage different versions of a file within the same file stack, giving you and your collaborators more control during post production. Then, when you select the compare feature and indicate which files you want to compare, they’ll open in dual players where you can scroll through the two timelines, and play or mute the volumes. This capability is available for both video and image files, by the way.

And individual versions within the folder – or even the entire Project folder itself – can be sent to clients or colleagues for easy review and comment. From the Manage Versions menu you’ll be able to add a new version to a file, remove a version from a file, sort versions, merge files into a version record or send version record files.

Adding file versioning and comparison is part of our ongoing effort to keep making the Projects functions in Simian better and better. We think this simple enhancement will add a tremendous amount of ease and functionality to how our users and their clients will review video or images.