Current/Updated Betas: New Silverstack 8.0, Digital Anarchy, 3DCoat
How to be a valuable beta tester
Instabug has some great advice on how to give the best feedback and maximize your time while being a beta tester.
Obviously, you should know the product and what bugs have already been reported, but the article also touches on how to submit a quality bug report and suggesting usability changes. If you’re a private beta tester, you should always keep your beta testing confidential too.
Updated with new information 12 August 2021
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What’s a beta?
Beta software not only lets you try some software for free but also helps developers find problems. In addition, feedback from users helps developers steer the direction of their products.
To be clear, some of the betas here are public while others require that you have a current license.
Of course, we’ll keep this page updated with current public beta information. If you hear about something and we don’t have it listed, or if you know if a beta has ended, please drop us an email and let us know.
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What’s new/updated in this post?
New and updated
- Pomfort Silverstack and Silverstack Lab 8.0
- Digital Anarchy Flicker Free for Resolve, Samurai Sharpen for FCPX, PowerSearch for Premiere Pro
- Pilgway Studio 3DCoat 2021
- Adobe After Effects Speculative Preview
- Re:Vision Effects M1 Compatibility Premiere Pro
- Autodesk USD beta for 3ds Max
- Divergent Media Scopebox
- Boris Continuum Public Beta For FCP Editors
- Datasmith for Form•Z
- Adobe Creative Cloud betas
- NVIDIA Omniverse
- The Pixel Farm PFBucket
- INSYDIUM X-Particles
- IK Multimedia SampleTank Editor
- Cebas finalrender for Maya
- Boomer Labs SuperBlob Beta
Pomfort Silverstack and Silverstack Lab 8.0
- Library Sync: Keep clip libraries in sync across all connected Silverstack applications by automatically sharing metadata and file information via ShotHub
Beta Type: Public Beta for registered Silverstack users (Note: if you don’t have a valid license key, you can use a 10-day trial to check out the beta).
There are several betas running concurrently at Digital Anarchy. Help them out by testing these products.
Flicker Free 2.1 Beta for Resolve/OFX
The Flicker Free 2.0 BETA is finally here for Resolve! This is a fully enabled demo of the plugin for Resolve and other OpenFX host apps.
This may not be fully compatible with all OpenFX hosts apps at this time. It’s been tested and should work with Resolve. Please try the demo in other host apps before purchasing.
Version number: 2.1
Beta type: Public Beta
Samurai Sharpen 1.2 for FCP 10.5.x and higher
The Samurai Sharpen for Video filter allows video editors to sharpen HD/4K video footage and enhance details in Final Cut Pro X. Note: All versions before this will not load into FCP if you are on a computer with an Apple M1 Chip.
Version number: 1.2
Beta type: Public Beta
PowerSearch Beta for Premiere Pro 2020-2021
PowerSearch 2.1 is included free with Transcriptive Rough Cutter. Your Transcriptive Rough Cutter serial number will activate it. You’ll need the PowerSearch.
Contact email@example.com to report bugs.
Version number: 2.1
Beta type: Public Beta, requires Transcriptive Rough Cutter serial number.
Pilgway Studio 3DCoat
To put it simply, 3dCoat has an ongoing beta for license holders.
Beta Version: 3DCoat-2021.03
Date: 13 July 2021
Autodesk USD for 3ds Max beta
Get Pixar’s USD for Autodesk 3ds Max to users create, edit, work in, work with, and collaborate on USD data, while working between Maya and 3ds Max.
How to download
USD for Autodesk 3ds Max needs to be downloaded separately from 3ds Max.
- Log into the Autodesk Desktop app.
- Go to the 3ds Max category.
- Scroll down to USD for Autodesk 3ds Max.
- Click install.
Beta Type: Public Beta for registered 3ds Max users
Version: USD for 3ds Max 0.1
Re:Vision Effects M1 Compatibility
Re:Vision Effects has updated all their OFX plug-ins with support for Apple M1. Several of their apps have current M1 betas for Final Cut Pro and Motion, including DE:Noise, Twixtor, and ReelSmart Motion Blur.
Download the current betas directly from RE:Vision Effects, updated 18 June 2021.
Added support for Apple M1 for Premiere Public Beta – June 15, 2021
- DE:Noise 3.5
- RE:Match 2.6
- RE:Lens 2.4
- RE:Map 4.2
- Twixtor 7.5
- ReelSmart Motion Blur 6.4
- RE:Grade 1.3
- DE:Flicker 2.2
Added support for Apple M1 for FCP Public Beta – May 29, 2021
- DeFlicker Version 2.0.1b
- DE:Noise 3.3
- Effections Bundle 21.0.1
- ReelSmart Version 6.2.1b
- Twixtor Version 7.3.2b
For all M1 compatibility info, please visit Toolfarm’s M1 Compatibility Page.
Divergent Media Scopebox – Beta Alerts & File-Based QC
Beta type: Public Beta
Release date: Ongoing
For the first time ever, Divergent Media is publicly releasing new features as a beta in the shipping app. When possible these have been marked as such. ScopeBox 4.1 includes public previews of the new timecoded alerts functionality and a brand new timeline view for file-based QC. You can trigger alerts when your video exceeds preset luma, chroma, and gamut ranges; tag video slug and silent audio regions, and warn on audio peak or EBU r-128 loudness excursions. The new timeline view displays TimeTrace scopes, audio waveforms, and alerts synchronized to movie file playback. See video and audio levels for your entire deliverable at a glance.
Divergent Media hopes this beta preview allows users to help steer the product direction of both these features. In addition, they encourage users to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any and all bug reports, feature requests, and feedback.
As always, ScopeBox updates are available via in-app auto-update and by downloading from their trial page.
Current version: v0.5
Date: 27 April 2021
Datasmith Plugin for form·Z for Use in UE4 & Twinmotion
The Datasmith Plugin for form·Z lets you convert your 3D model for use in Unreal Engine 4 and Twinmotion. This is a beta, or “technology preview” so use it as you would beta software.
Requires: form•Z pro, form•Z jr, or form•Z Student Edition v9.0.6 or later.
Current version: v1.0.1
Released: February 1, 2021
Adobe Creative Cloud Betas
If you’re a Creative Cloud subscriber and want to check out the ongoing betas, just open the Creative Cloud app. On the left column menu, at the bottom of Categories, you’ll see Beta apps. Currently, you’ll see Premiere Pro, Premiere Rush, After Effects, Character Animator, Audition, and Media Encoder.
Beta type: Open for Adobe Creative Cloud subscribers
New: After Effects Speculative Preview
A faster After Effects is now available for testing: New Multi-Frame Rendering features in public Beta.
Release Date: ongoing
Find the Betas in the Creative Cloud application under Beta apps.
According to the NVIDIA website, “NVIDIA Omniverse™ is an open platform built for virtual collaboration and real-time photorealistic simulation. Complex creator, designer, and engineering visual workflows are transformed as users and teams connect design tools, assets, and projects for collaborative iteration in a virtual world.”
Beta version: Open Beta
Release Date: 15 December 2020, this is still an open beta.
PFBucket is Pixel Farm’s “entitlement management system, empowering customers with a flexible toolset to deploy entitlement tokens to operator workstations, whilst managing permissions and privileges to access our embedded user support with ease, and downloading software installers.”
Beta version: 20.01.14 beta
Type: This beta is available for customers with an active PFTrack maintenance subscription only. Beta versions of software products are now automatically available to any account that holds one or more entitlements with a currently active maintenance subscription. If you do not have an entitlement under current maintenance it is not possible to access beta software.
IK Multimedia SampleTank Editor
Last but not least, a new power is brought to SampleTank as you can now bring in your own sounds with the new SampleTank Editor. This is a free sample import/programming tool that can be used to create your own new SampleTank 4 Instruments and Libraries. The SampleTank Editor is available to registered users of any paid version of SampleTank 4 and can be downloaded from the IK Multimedia website.
Beta Type: Public
Release Date: Ongoing for owners
Cebas finalrender for Maya
finalRender for Maya is one of the best-integrated rendering systems for Maya with full support for Maya’s Hypershade Editor and many of the native Maya shader nodes. It also offers one of the easiest and most efficient integrated rendering pipeline systems for Maya.
Beta Version: finalRender for Maya 2018
Release Date: May 2018 (apparently, this one is still going on.)
Beta Type: Open
Boomer Labs SuperBlob Beta
A super-fast blob mesh replacement with lots of cool features. Furthermore, the latest build is for 3ds MAX 2018, 2019, 2020.
Beta Version: 0.45A
Release Date: 29 June 2019
Beta type: Initial Public Release
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