update manual, documentation and links

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Jan Kels

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update manual, documentation and links

PostSun May 09, 2021 9:58 pm

Hello,

I never wanted to make this post as I hoped it would be a formality that would eventually happen. But maybe someone just needs a reminder.

First of all, v17 has been out for a while and the reference manual is still v16 with a "what's new" or "new features guide" with the information of v17. You always have to reference both when wanting to explain things.

the link https://documents.blackmagicdesign.com/ ... Manual.pdf and even links like https://documents.blackmagicdesign.com/ ... Manual.pdf
redirect back correctly. (I think it is some regular expression since even _16_9_ or _16_a_ works...). However _17_ does not redirect.

information about the v17 stuff is exclusive to this document(also installed locally and access via the Help.. context menu): https://documents.blackmagicdesign.com/ ... _Guide.pdf

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next up is the supported codecs document. The most up to date one is on v16 again and I don't think much has changed to v17... however a link with 17 redirects to the v15 document.

v16: https://documents.blackmagicdesign.com/ ... c_List.pdf
v17(redirect to v15): https://documents.blackmagicdesign.com/ ... c_List.pdf

again, this uses a regular expression where _1X_ redirects to v15 but v16 to v16...

there are other documents that only exist in v15 (like feature comparison) but the two mentioned here are some I use often and link to even more.

What I would love to see is updated redirects to the most recent (and most accurate) Version of each document. If not a manual for v17 that incorporates the new features document and removes incorrect information.

Further documents and links worth updating?
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Re: update manual, documentation and links

PostMon May 10, 2021 4:18 pm

It's coming.
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Re: update manual, documentation and links

PostTue May 11, 2021 11:23 pm

A BMD rep said the new 17 manual would be out May 1, but it's been delayed. I think there will be new manuals as well as new Resolve-certified textbooks out in the weeks ahead.
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Re: update manual, documentation and links

PostWed May 12, 2021 7:33 am

Now :)
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Re: update manual, documentation and links

PostWed May 12, 2021 1:21 pm

the manual is available now, great.

however supported codecs is not (yet) and with the addition of stuff like mkv containers it might need an update.
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Re: update manual, documentation and links

PostThu May 13, 2021 2:06 am

It’s in the queue
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Re: update manual, documentation and links

PostFri May 14, 2021 3:42 am

I lost the betting pool: I was sure the new 17 manual would hit 4000 pages, but it's "only" 3,588 pages. :-(
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