You can now use the HDMI output of the AJA Kona 3G card if you select one of the HDMI compatible AJA video raster. You can use the output for Video I/O or Broadcast Monitoring (Smoke on Mac only), but be aware that you could witness a slight delay between the DVI monitor and the AJA HDMI output.
HDMI compatible AJA video rasters
HDMI output does have the following limitations.
You cannot output PsF through HDMI.
You cannot output stereoscopic material through HDMI.
You cannot output 1080@60p/50p/59p through HDMI with Smoke.
On Linux, since the broadcast signal is from the SDI board, the HDMI output only works when you are in the Output Clip (VTR) menu. This makes for a less than ideal Broadcast Monitor solution.
On Smoke on Mac, the HDMI output is active whenever the Broadcast options are enabled from the Preferences and is thus perfectly suited for monitoring.
Some HDMI LCD monitors show tearing during playback.
Shaders are now loaded on demand instead of being loaded all at once during Smoke start up. Therefore, it is normal to experience a small delay when an object that requires a shader is added for the first time.
Smoke Installation on Mac
The graphical user interface for the installer of this extension has changed since the 2012 release.
Improvement to Strobe
The Strobe tool (available on the EditDesk) now supports 16-bit float inputs.
Improvement to 2D Histogram
A Negative Clamping option is now available in the 2D Histogram.
Python Hooks to Monitor Archiving and Manage Batch Exports
Two new python hooks are available, defined and detailed in /usr/discreet/smoke_2012.1/python/hook.py
Python Hook for Archiving
This hook allows you to monitor archive progress, including when segments are complete, and the file paths for file archives.
You can use it to generate checksums for files, and incrementally move segments off to secondary storage during an archive. Or use it to report archive process to a task tracking system, or send an e-mail when the task is complete.
Python Hook for the Batch Export Node
This hook allows you to sanitize and substitute the user entered path with a programmatically designated one.
Use it in environments where the export destination is governed by strict naming conventions, and might require other facility specific operations to be done before the export begins.