BoinxTV 1.4.2

by Bastian -

For BoinxTV version 1.4.2 we worked very hard to improve the audio engine, especially under high load. The update is free and strongly recommended for all licensed 1.x users of the Sponsored and Full edition.

Either do an update check inside BoinxTV or head over to the download page to update to this new version.

For a detailed list of changes see the full release notes.

Release Notes:

Version 1.4.2 - Full and Sponsored Edition - October 15, 2009

For BoinxTV version 1.4.2 we worked very hard to improve the audio engine. If you had trouble with sound in earlier releases please give this version a hard try.

  • Major enhancements have been made to the whole audio engine of BoinxTV.
    • In case an input device fails temporarily (or changes its format) we now restart it again immediately. This will result in a very short audio gap and probably a noticable click, but at least audio will continue to work afterwards.
    • Measures have been taken to better cope with situations where the audio engine is overloaded for a short amount of time.
    • It should no longer happen that recordings produce "choppy" audio after a while. Silence will now be inserted when audio is overloaded for too long.
    • Better fidelity with sound of DV cameras.
    • Improved internal error handling in all areas.
    • The engine works best if the input and output sound formats are the same. Use "Audio MIDI Setup" found in Applications > Utilities to unify the format of all devices you use. Most important is the sampling frequency. Depending on availability use "44100,0 Hz" or "48000,0 Hz". When working with DV cameras: those typically can be switched between 48 kHz and 32 kHz from the camera's menu. Use 48 kHz (48000,0 Hz) if possible and then adjust all other devices to this setting.
  • Input devices (cameras and microphones) can now also be renamed while documents are open. More improvements in that area soon…
  • Added an option to the Presenter layer to fade out the background when displaying Source B in fullscreen mode with the option "Show whole image" selected. (Users who understand this explanation might actually appreciate the new option.)
  • Some cameras deliver their very first frame in a wrong aspect ratio and size. Throwing away that first frame improves document startup time and fidelity.
  • The submenu containing the audio throughput device is now kept visible while recording so that you can check which output is being used.
  • Displaying an alert when you are disconnecting the selected playthrough device while recording as this will most likely ruin audio in your recorded video from that moment on.
  • The state of the caps lock key is now ignored for keyboard shortcuts assigned to layers, triggers and inputs.
  • In rare cases the rendering would not unpause aufter resizing the document.
  • Audio volume of -∞ in layers is now correctly restored when loading a document.
  • Newly added sources will no longer be assigned to a selected Audio Only layer.
  • Basketball Scores layer now works correctly on Snow Leopard.
  • The titlebar and floating state of the preview windows is now saved into and restored from documents.
  • Small fix to renaming recordings in the export dialog.
  • Small user interface related improvements.
  • Audio levels should now always return to 0 after sound has ended playing.
  • Sublte icon improvements on certain dates.
  • A few other small fixes.