BrightAuthor 3.8 Beta Now Available

BrightAuthor 3.8 has gone Beta and is now available for public distribution. You can download BrightAuthor version 3.8.0.27 from the Software Downloads page.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the BrightAuthor Alpha program: Your feedback was invaluable for improving the presentation preview feature and creating an overall better final build. If you took part in the Alpha program, and wish to see a list of changes between Alpha and Beta builds of BrightAuthor 3.8, you can view this post in the Alpha Forum.

The following list outlines the most important new features in BrightAuthor 3.8. To learn how to use these features, please see the BrightAuthor User Guide 3.8.

  • Presentation preview
  • BrightWall (enhanced video-wall synchronization)
  • Copy/Paste, Export/Import states
  • Superstates: The ability to layer interactive playlists and transition between them.
  • Exit commands: You can now specify Advanced Commands to occur when a state or media file is entered or exited.
  • Presentation autosave/backup feature
  • Ability to interrupt scheduled presentations
  • Custom fonts for HTML5 states
  • HTML manifest caching
  • Option to resize images that are too large
  • Notes section for each state

There are numerous other features, fixes, and improvements in this release; to view them all, click on the Release Notes PDF link next to the Download Now button (the notes are also included in the update .zip file).

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    Erik Franzen

    We still can't use this on a local version of bright sign enterprise correct?  I would love to start using the brightwall stuff. 

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    Alex

    BrightWall isn't supported in the BSN/BSNEE currently. We do not have a tentative "release date" at the moment.

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    Grassia, Tom

    Have you guys set up a BETA 3.8 forum yet for us to offer feedback?  I searched "BETA 3.8" and found nothing.

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    Alex

    No, we haven't. You can create a forum topic or support ticket and post your feedback there.

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    Daniel Hargett

    Has the ability to interrupt a presentation been removed? I'm using version 3.8.0.40 and don't get the option to interrupt like it says will happen in the manual.

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    Alex

    No, it hasn't. You should see the "Interrupt existing events with new event" option when dropping one presentation on top of the other in the schedule grid.

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    Brandon

    Schedule interrupts are currently not supported on BrightSign Network, however.

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