What's new in Zoom Version Control and DAM Product?
Smart defaults for better usability
You are busy, don’t want to enter the same information again and again? Zoom now features a smart defaulting mechanism that will automatically default your local project folder, the folder under which you always checkout files, and the Zoom server you always connect to. You can even define a nice alias for the Zoom server. No more irritating URL prompts or folder location dialogs. These defaults can be changed in the client settings dialog. So now you can click a file in the Visual Asset Browser, trigger a checkout and start editing the file without missing a heart beat.
New MacOS Finder Plugin with File Coloring
On popular demand, we have added automatic file and folder coloring support for MacOS X Snow Leopard. As you work with
assets: modify, commit, move or lock - see in real time the colors in Mac Finder change automatically by Zoom! No more scrambling
through the folders looking for changes to check-in to the repository. Quickly follow the bread-crumb trail
to figure out which assets have been changed.
Docking support has been added to frequently used Zoom Apps. If you use a favorite app all the time, now you can easily dock it.
Large High-Resolution Previews
Go beyond thumbnails. Without installing tools such as Adobe CS, see full size visual preview of your assets. Zoom now ships with a caching preview server. It will on-demand generate large high-resolution previews of asset versions (e.g. 1920x1080) and cache them on disk. Subsequent hits to the cache instantly grab the large resolution previews.
New Status bar for Adobe CS5 Plug-in
Status bar on top, visually shows file status as it is modified in the Adobe CS tool. Quickly find out if the file is locked by you prior to editing, or determine if you forgot to check-in a modified version of the file. No more clicking on a status button to launch the status popup.
Upgraded Adobe Flash Pro CS5 Plug-in
Tight integration with Adobe Flash now allows direct check-in of the currently active FLA file without the need to browse the file again. Thumbnail & Preview of FLA source format now supported! Visually find your FLA files without opening them in Adobe Flash. Even Adobe bridge does not support preview or thumbnail of FLA files!
Upgraded Adobe InDesign CS5 Plug-in
Tight integration with Adobe InDesign now allows direct check-in of the currently active InDesign file without the need to browse the file again. Thumbnail & Preview of InDesign file format now supported! Visually find your InDesign files without opening them in Adobe InDesign. Zoom Preview server can generate high resolution previews of InDesign format. Also in this release we have added support for automatic update of InDesign embedded links. Whenever the linked asset is committed to the Zoom server, a trigger auto updates the file share on the Zoom Server with the latest version of the linked assets, thereby notifying Adobe InDesign to refresh the links.
Visual Asset Browser, Zoom Repository now aware of your local project folder
All the Zoom remote browsers are now aware of your local project folder (also called working copy). Status icons show if you have checked out a file to your local drive, or if someone else in your team is editing a file. You can even commit from the remote browsers.
Add and commit a file in one shot
Commit is now more intuitive. No longer need to schedule a file for addition. Commit notices if a file is not yet versioned and will automatically add to the Zoom repository. In the previous Zoom version it took two steps for Zoom to add a new file, now it can be done in a single step. Zoom CS5 Panel even gives you a hint if the file needs to be imported versus committed.
Smart File Locking: No more accidents
Zoom always had strong support for version locking. Even with lock support, accidents can happen. Now with the smart file locking Zoom goes an extra step in preventing accidents. As you attempt to checkout a file from Visual Asset Browser or Zoom Repository, you are automatically warned if the file is locked by someone, otherwise you are prompted to lock the file for editing prior to checkout. Ensures two people do not end up accidentally modifying the same file.