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Welcome to VoiceQ, where we continuously strive to enhance your dubbing and translation experience. In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of updating VoiceQ to the latest version to ensure you have access to the most up-to-date features and improvements.

Note: It's recommended to periodically check for updates to ensure you have access to the latest features, improvements, and security enhancements.

Version 8.0

Latest downloads for Swift UI & M Series processors
VoiceQ Pro 8.0.1
VoiceQ Writer 8.0.1
VoiceQ Actor 8.0.1

Latest downloads Intel processors
VoiceQ Pro 8.0.1 C
VoiceQ Writer 8.0.1 C
VoiceQ Actor 8.0.1 C

VoiceQ Pro 8.0

Released: May 2024

Latest release: June 2024

  • Improving software performance and stability

This version introduces several new features and improvements aimed at enhancing user experience, flexibility, and functionality within VoiceQ for macOS and Cloud.

VoiceQ Cloud structure update:

We're excited to announce a significant update to our database structure, bringing numerous enhancements that will positively influence future performance and data management in the cloud. In line with these improvements, we want to ensure optimal support for our users, which is why starting May 30th 2024, we will discontinue support for all VoiceQ versions below 8.0. Consequently, we will no longer accept synchronization data and/or new uploads to the VoiceQ Cloud servers from version below 8.0 after this date.

Performance update
  • MIPMAP and OpenGL Rendering: A new rendering option called MIPMAP (much in a small space) was added, allowing the user to set the FONT scaling resolution. This should remove anti-aliasing and rendering issues on Metal based GPUs, and the users should see improved quality and performance. To access MIPMAP select 'Window>Video output configuration...' then select the MIPMAP checkbox. Once selected you can scale the font to the desired size depending on your output display. Note: This also works for Blackmagic output as well.
  • macOS Sanoma: Added support for M3, M2 Max/Ultra rendering when using OpenGL and Blackmagic output. Users should see performance improvements while using OpenGL on Rythmoband and video quality when High performance mode is active.

Features relating to FN and TTAL:

We have added a large range of support for validating scripts for subtitles based on the latest standards.

Reference: https://partnerhelp.netflixstudios.com/hc/en-us/articles/215758617-Timed-Text-Style-Guide-General-Requirements

  • Script Validation Update for NF: Updated script validation mechanism to ensure accuracy and reliability. This can be accessed via 'Script>Validate script for subtitling...
  • Line count limits: Validator checks the limit of each line to a maximum of 42 characters. We added support for Thai (35), Korean (16), Chinese (16) and Japanese (13/11).
  • FN selection for character lines: Users can select the 'FN checkbox' in the FN section (located below the comments box) for an individual line when a characters line is a forced narrative.
  • FN Position Defaults to Bottom Positioning: Implemented default positioning to bottom if none indicated on import. When setting character as ‘FN’ it will default lines to bottom if none set as well.
  • FN Letter Counts for Line Breaks: Introduced letter counts for line breaks to visually show via tooltip. Hover over a split line to see the letter counts shown as '(x)'
  • FN Filter: Filter the validator view to show either all lines or FN lines to quickly validate and check all FN lines in your script.
  • Duration Min/Max Analysis per FN Event: Implemented analysis tools to assess minimum and maximum durations per FN event. These have been set to a default of '20 Frames/7 Seconds'. Also a minimum requirement has been added at 2 frames between adjacent FN events.
  • Reading Speed (CPS) Analysis per FN Event: Integrated reading speed analysis (CPS) per FN and non FN events for improved pacing adjustments. English Target 17 and English Max 22.1 have been set as the CPS (Characters per second). This can be measured in the timeline as well as the validator window. This option can be toggled on/off if not required.
  • Overlapping FN and lines: Enabled handling of overlapping FN events. The validator will mark these for the user to change when running validation.
  • Import/Export data for PLDL column headers: Added support when importing FN TREATMENT, FN POSITION, ON/OFF SCREEN, ANNOTATIONS type columns. When annotations is selected the user can import the most common types of annotation selections into the application.

Loop counts and progress for Loops:

This has been made specifically for South American territories and allows them to visually see loop counts in the characters section.

  • Loop counts visible in Characters section: Users can now view the number of loops per character, loops remaining and Progress (loops) via the characters section. To make these visible simply right-click the characters section and select the loop columns.
  • Characters section refresh: Added a function to refresh the characters section when loops are marked as recorded (done) in the script.
  • Loops calculation added to preferences: Users can edit the loop count in ‘seconds’ via the preferences located under 'Global>Misc.>Loop duration'. By setting this count it will be saved for future projects.

Elgato Streamdeck/Streamdeck mobile support:

We have added profiles for use with Elgato Streamdecks and Streamdeck mobile for users to quickly use hotkeys in VoiceQ. These can be downloaded from our website via our support page.

VoiceQ Pro - Stream deck profile
VoiceQ Writer - Stream deck profile

Accessibility:

Our new Font Size Options feature dramatically improves accessibility, catering to all visual preferences, and enabling a more personalized and enriched user experience. The slider to change the font sizing for the application can be found under 'Settings>Global>Misc.>Accessibility>Script text size' use the slider to determine the size of the font. Note: this affects the Script and Timeline view only.

Features
  • Marker placement and navigation: Users can now place markers in the timeline by using ‘Control+M’ or right-clicking and setting a marker. Users can then use ‘Command+5’ to open a marker navigation window to jump to specified positions in the timeline. This is useful for users to mark characters on-screen, scene changes, last position of work and/or mark errors.
  • Fast filter shortcut: Use the shortcut ‘Character filter [+⌘+F]’ to quickly switch between the last filtered lines and no filter to quickly check script position. A character filter option has been added to the top of the characters section you may use for the filter as well.
  • Add character shortcut: Use the shortcut ‘Character filter [+⌘+C]’ to quickly add a character to your project.
  • ADR cue list filtering: When using the option to export an ADR cue list. Simply filter the character(s) you wish to export then select 'Report>Export ADR cue list (.html)...'
  • Shortcut for "Hide Done Lines": Added a shortcut located under View > Script > Hide done line(s) set to Command+Shift+D.
  • Filter changes for Done lines: Added protection for non-filtered lines when selecting all lines when filtered. This stops accidental marking of done when lines are recorded.
  • OOONA Script Compatibility via JSON: Added support for:some text
    • "remarks" to "comments"
    • "speaker" to "character"
    • "annotations" to "cue"
    • Exception handling for OOONA JSON files with alternate characters using "(M)", "(F)" during import to generate new characters in the listing.
  • Project Protection (Cloud Defender): Enhanced data protection when syncing to the Cloud. A new prompt will be shown to users, clearly stating if large changes have been made and/or merged.
  • Payment Data Protection: The following are treated as masters when added to the cloud: "completionDate", "rate", "rateType", "miscInfo", "actor", "talent"
  • Offset More Than One Scene(s): Enabled the offsetting of more than one scene for improved editing flexibility. When selecting two or more scenes the user can offset all scenes using the new function 'Right click+Offset scene(s)'
  • Filter Changes for Done Options: Enhanced filtering options for more efficient management of completed tasks.
  • Scene Selection Jumps to Timecode: Addressed issue causing scene selection to jump inaccurately to timecode. Selecting the scene will now snap to the start of the scene start time.
Additional functions
  • Audio Recording Support: Added support for external audio interfaces from makers such as Universal Audio, Audient, Focusrite, and PreSonus, allowing recording in VoiceQ in new formats such as AIFF and M4A, both in lossless formats.
  • Bluetooth/Headphone Audio: Added support for automatic connection via Bluetooth or external headphones, providing a smoother experience during voiceover sessions.
  • Color opacity settings: You can now set opacity for Rythmoband and preview text. Simply select the color selector in the character tab (double tap if not showing) then elect your desired opacity for the characters line(s).
  • Conform Files Default: When a line is dropped during Matchbox/Conformalizer conforming, the default action is now set to 'Leave,' offering a more intuitive and user-friendly conforming process.
  • "Done" Prompt for Multiple Line Changes: Added a convenient 'All Done' prompt when changing multiple lines to 'Done,'.
  • Media Window Shortcut (F9) Compatibility: F9 or Fn+F9 is now fully compatible with the latest macOS versions and allows the user to open/close the media window.
  • New Shortcut for Script Details Editor: Added a new shortcut 'Ctrl+E' to bring up the script details pop-up window, designed to work when one item is selected.
  • Transcribe menu option: Added Transcribe option to 'Script>Transcribe...'. This will trigger the selected AI tool when transcribing selected languages.
  • Updated French localization: New french language support has been added for all new functions.
Bug Fixes
  • Addressed the issue where the "All Done" prompt would appear when 1 or more done items were selected.
  • Visual changes observed when using Intel/Ventura devices have been fixed.
  • Fixed the open/close line editor observed in Ventura.
  • Added additional console information flags for visual errors observed.
  • Various minor bug fixes and performance improvements.
  • Remove blank columns when importing xlsx files with multiple hidden or blank columns.
  • Fixed an issue where project merge was not functioning as required.
  • Fixed a bug where spacing would show double in size on some macOS versions.
  • Addressed software visual glitches caused by infrequent Apple GPU operations on Ventura.
  • When importing scripts with blank lines or “…” characters it would sometimes skip or not allow import.

VoiceQ Writer 8.0.0

Release: May 2024

Latest release: June 2024

  • Improving software performance and stability

This version introduces several new features and improvements aimed at enhancing user experience, flexibility, and functionality within VoiceQ for macOS and Cloud.

VoiceQ Cloud structure update:

We're excited to announce a significant update to our database structure, bringing numerous enhancements that will positively influence future performance and data management in the cloud. In line with these improvements, we want to ensure optimal support for our users, which is why starting May 30th 2024, we will discontinue support for all VoiceQ versions below 8.0. Consequently, we will no longer accept synchronization data and/or new uploads to the VoiceQ Cloud servers from version below 8.0 after this date.

Features relating to FN and TTAL:

We have added a large range of support for validating scripts for subtitles based on the latest standards.

Reference: https://partnerhelp.netflixstudios.com/hc/en-us/articles/215758617-Timed-Text-Style-Guide-General-Requirements

  • Script Validation Update for NF: Updated script validation mechanism to ensure accuracy and reliability. This can be accessed via 'Script>Validate script for subtitling...'
  • Line count limits: Validator checks the limit of each line to a maximum of 42 characters. We added support for Thai (35), Korean (16), Chinese (16) and Japanese (13/11).
  • FN selection for character lines: Users can select the 'FN checkbox' in the FN section (located below the comments box) for an individual line when a characters line is a forced narrative.
  • FN Position Defaults to Bottom Positioning: Implemented default positioning to bottom if none indicated on import. When setting character as ‘FN’ it will default lines to bottom if none set as well.
  • FN Letter Counts for Line Breaks: Introduced letter counts for line breaks to visually show via tooltip. Hover over a split line to see the letter counts shown as '(x)'
  • FN Filter: Filter the validator view to show either all lines or FN lines to quickly validate and check all FN lines in your script.
  • Duration Min/Max Analysis per FN Event: Implemented analysis tools to assess minimum and maximum durations per FN event. These have been set to a default of '20 Frames/7 Seconds'. Also a minimum requirement has been added at 2 frames between adjacent FN events.
  • Reading Speed (CPS) Analysis per FN Event: Integrated reading speed analysis (CPS) per FN and non FN events for improved pacing adjustments. English Target 17 and English Max 22.1 have been set as the CPS (Characters per second). This can be measured in the timeline as well as the validator window. This option can be toggled on/off if not required.
  • Overlapping FN and lines: Enabled handling of overlapping FN events. The validator will mark these for the user to change when running validation.
  • Import/Export data for PLDL column headers: Added support when importing FN TREATMENT, FN POSITION, ON/OFF SCREEN, ANNOTATIONS type columns. When annotations is selected the user can import the most common types of annotation selections into the application.

Loop counts and progress for Loops:

This has been made specifically for South American territories and allows them to visually see loop counts in the characters section.

  • Loop counts visible in Characters section: Users can now view the number of loops per character, loops remaining and Progress (loops) via the characters section. To make these visible simply right-click the characters section and select the loop columns.
  • Characters section refresh: Added a function to refresh the characters section when loops are marked as recorded (done) in the script.
  • Loops calculation added to preferences: Users can edit the loop count in ‘seconds’ via the preferences located under 'Global>Misc.>Loop duration'. By setting this count it will be saved for future projects.

Elgato Streamdeck/Streamdeck mobile support:

We have added profiles for use with Elgato Streamdecks and Streamdeck mobile for users to quickly use hotkeys in VoiceQ. These can be downloaded from our website via our support page.

Accessibility:

Our new Font Size Options feature dramatically improves accessibility, catering to all visual preferences, and enabling a more personalized and enriched user experience. The slider to change the font sizing for the application can be found under 'Settings>Global>Misc.>Accessibility>Script text size' use the slider to determine the size of the font. Note: this affects the Script and Timeline view only.

Features:

  • Marker placement and navigation: Users can now place markers in the timeline by using ‘Control+M’ or right-clicking and setting a marker. Users can then use ‘Command+5’ to open a marker navigation window to jump to specified positions in the timeline. This is useful for users to mark characters on-screen, scene changes, last position of work and/or mark errors.
  • Fast filter shortcut: Use the shortcut ‘Character filter [+⌘+F]’ to quickly switch between the last filtered lines and no filter to quickly check script position. A character filter option has been added to the top of the characters section you may use for the filter as well.
  • Add character shortcut: Use the shortcut ‘Character filter [+⌘+C]’ to quickly add a character to your project.
  • ADR cue list filtering: When using the option to export an ADR cue list. Simply filter the character(s) you wish to export then select 'Report>Export ADR cue list (.html)...'
  • Shortcut for "Hide Done Lines": Added a shortcut located under View > Script > Hide done line(s) set to Command+Shift+D.
  • Filter changes for Done lines: Added protection for non-filtered lines when selecting all lines when filtered. This stops accidental marking of done when lines are recorded.
  • OOONA Script Compatibility via JSON: Added support for:some text
    • "remarks" to "comments"
    • "speaker" to "character"
    • "annotations" to "cue"
    • Exception handling for OOONA JSON files with alternate characters using "(M)", "(F)" during import to generate new characters in the listing.
  • Project Protection (Cloud Defender): Enhanced data protection when syncing to the Cloud. A new prompt will be shown to users, clearly stating if large changes have been made and/or merged.
  • Payment Data Protection: The following are treated as masters when added to the cloud: "completionDate", "rate", "rateType", "miscInfo", "actor", "talent"
  • Offset More Than One Scene(s): Enabled the offsetting of more than one scene for improved editing flexibility. When selecting two or more scenes the user can offset all scenes using the new function 'Right click+Offset scene(s)'
  • Filter Changes for Done Options: Enhanced filtering options for more efficient management of completed tasks.
  • Scene Selection Jumps to Timecode: Addressed issue causing scene selection to jump inaccurately to timecode. Selecting the scene will now snap to the start of the scene start time.

Additional functions:

  • Audio Recording Support: Added support for external audio interfaces from makers such as Universal Audio, Audient, Focusrite, and PreSonus, allowing recording in VoiceQ in new formats such as AIFF and M4A, both in lossless formats.
  • Bluetooth/Headphone Audio: Added support for automatic connection via Bluetooth or external headphones, providing a smoother experience during voiceover sessions.
  • Color opacity settings: You can now set opacity for Rythmoband and preview text. Simply select the color selector in the character tab (double tap if not showing) then elect your desired opacity for the characters line(s).
  • Conform Files Default: When a line is dropped during Matchbox/Conformalizer conforming, the default action is now set to 'Leave,' offering a more intuitive and user-friendly conforming process.
  • "Done" Prompt for Multiple Line Changes: Added a convenient 'All Done' prompt when changing multiple lines to 'Done,'.
  • Media Window Shortcut (F9) Compatibility: F9 or Fn+F9 is now fully compatible with the latest macOS versions and allows the user to open/close the media window.
  • New Shortcut for Script Details Editor: Added a new shortcut 'Ctrl+E' to bring up the script details pop-up window, designed to work when one item is selected.
  • Transcribe menu option: Added Transcribe option to 'Script>Transcribe...'. This will trigger the selected AI tool when transcribing selected languages.
  • Updated French localization: New french language support has been added for all new functions.

Bug Fixes:

  • Addressed the issue where the "All Done" prompt would appear when 1 or more done items were selected.
  • Visual changes observed when using Intel/Ventura devices have been fixed.
  • Fixed the open/close line editor observed in Ventura.
  • Added additional console information flags for visual errors observed.
  • Various minor bug fixes and performance improvements.
  • Remove blank columns when importing xlsx files with multiple hidden or blank columns.
  • Fixed an issue where project merge was not functioning as required.
  • Fixed a bug where spacing would show double in size on some macOS versions.
  • Addressed software visual glitches caused by infrequent Apple GPU operations on Ventura.
  • When importing scripts with blank lines or “…” characters it would sometimes skip or not allow import.


VoiceQ Actor 8.0.0

Release: May 2024

Latest release: June 2024

  • Improving software performance and stability

This version introduces several new features and improvements aimed at enhancing user experience, flexibility, and functionality within VoiceQ for macOS and Cloud.

VoiceQ Cloud structure update:

We're excited to announce a significant update to our database structure, bringing numerous enhancements that will positively influence future performance and data management in the cloud. In line with these improvements, we want to ensure optimal support for our users, which is why starting May 30th 2024, we will discontinue support for all VoiceQ versions below 8.0. Consequently, we will no longer accept synchronization data and/or new uploads to the VoiceQ Cloud servers from version below 8.0 after this date.

Loop counts and progress for Loops:

This has been made specifically for South American territories and allows them to visually see loop counts in the characters section.

  • Loop counts visible in Characters section: Users can now view the number of loops per character, loops remaining and Progress (loops) via the characters section. To make these visible simply right-click the characters section and select the loop columns.
  • Characters section refresh: Added a function to refresh the characters section when loops are marked as recorded (done) in the script.
  • Loops calculation added to preferences: Users can edit the loop count in ‘seconds’ via the preferences located under 'Global>Misc.>Loop duration'. By setting this count it will be saved for future projects.

Elgato Streamdeck/Streamdeck mobile support:

We have added profiles for use with Elgato Streamdecks and Streamdeck mobile for users to quickly use hotkeys in VoiceQ. These can be downloaded from our website via our support page.

Accessibility:

Our new Font Size Options feature dramatically improves accessibility, catering to all visual preferences, and enabling a more personalized and enriched user experience. The slider to change the font sizing for the application can be found under 'Settings>Global>Misc.>Accessibility>Script text size' use the slider to determine the size of the font. Note: this affects the Script and Timeline view only.

Features:

  • Marker placement and navigation: Users can now place markers in the timeline by using ‘Control+M’ or right-clicking and setting a marker. Users can then use ‘Command+5’ to open a marker navigation window to jump to specified positions in the timeline. This is useful for users to mark characters on-screen, scene changes, last position of work and/or mark errors.
  • Fast filter shortcut: Use the shortcut ‘Character filter [+⌘+F]’ to quickly switch between the last filtered lines and no filter to quickly check script position. A character filter option has been added to the top of the characters section you may use for the filter as well.
  • Add character shortcut: Use the shortcut ‘Character filter [+⌘+C]’ to quickly add a character to your project.
  • ADR cue list filtering: When using the option to export an ADR cue list. Simply filter the character(s) you wish to export then select 'Report>Export ADR cue list (.html)...'
  • Shortcut for "Hide Done Lines": Added a shortcut located under View > Script > Hide done line(s) set to Command+Shift+D.
  • Filter changes for Done lines: Added protection for non-filtered lines when selecting all lines when filtered. This stops accidental marking of done when lines are recorded.
  • Project Protection (Cloud Defender): Enhanced data protection when syncing to the Cloud. A new prompt will be shown to users, clearly stating if large changes have been made and/or merged.
  • Filter Changes for Done Options: Enhanced filtering options for more efficient management of completed tasks.
  • Scene Selection Jumps to Timecode: Addressed issue causing scene selection to jump inaccurately to timecode. Selecting the scene will now snap to the start of the scene start time.

Additional functions:

  • Audio Recording Support: Added support for external audio interfaces from makers such as Universal Audio, Audient, Focusrite, and PreSonus, allowing recording in VoiceQ in new formats such as AIFF and M4A, both in lossless formats.
  • Bluetooth/Headphone Audio: Added support for automatic connection via Bluetooth or external headphones, providing a smoother experience during voiceover sessions.
  • Color opacity settings: You can now set opacity for Rythmoband and preview text. Simply select the color selector in the character tab (double tap if not showing) then elect your desired opacity for the characters line(s).
  • "Done" Prompt for Multiple Line Changes: Added a convenient 'All Done' prompt when changing multiple lines to 'Done,'.
  • Media Window Shortcut (F9) Compatibility: F9 or Fn+F9 is now fully compatible with the latest macOS versions and allows the user to open/close the media window.
  • Updated French localization: New french language support has been added for all new functions.

Bug Fixes:

  • Various minor bug fixes and performance improvements.

How to Update VoiceQ to the Latest Version

1. Check for Updates:

  • Launch your current version of VoiceQ on your macOS-based system. Once open, navigate to the main menu and select "Help."

2. Select "Check for Updates":

  • Within the "Help" menu, you'll find an option labeled "Check for Updates." Click on it to initiate the process.

3. Download and Install:

  • VoiceQ will now connect to the update server to search for any available updates. If an update is found, follow the on-screen prompts to download and install it.

4. Complete the Installation:

  • Once the download is complete, the installation process will begin automatically. Follow the prompts to complete the update.

5. Restart VoiceQ:

  • After the update is successfully installed, restart VoiceQ to ensure that all changes take effect.

6. Verification:

  • To confirm that the update was successful, navigate to the main menu and select "About VoiceQ." The version number displayed should correspond to the latest release.

By following these steps, you can easily update VoiceQ to the latest version and take advantage of the newest features and improvements. If you encounter any issues during the update process or have further questions, please consult our comprehensive support resources or reach out to our dedicated support team. We're here to ensure your VoiceQ experience is always optimized and up-to-date. Happy dubbing and translating!