Since its inception over a decade ago, Zetta has always been able to scale with technology and customer workflows. With the latest Zetta 5.20.1 version, RCS is continuing to expand on Zetta’s flexibility, performance, UI experience and more. As we get closer to Zetta 5.20.1’s official release, we thought it was time to breakdown some of Zetta 5.20.1’s new features.
Starting with the layout and design, users can now choose between the traditional Zetta “Metal” skin or switch to the new Dark Mode theme. Users will also notice Zetta is more crisp and the colors are more vibrant, as we have also enhanced Zetta’s UI experience. And don’t forget, all of the colors throughout Zetta can be customized. Users will also notice slight enhancements to modules like the Hot Keys, in which Zetta can now display a visual action when a user triggers a hot key.
Aside from the reorganized Modify Column | Add or Remove metadata, we also introduced the concept of Server-side vs. Client side Library search. Simply put, Server-side search allows a user to search an entire library without having to load each individual asset. So if your library has a large number of elements, Zetta will save the resources from having to load every asset, offering better performance, and in addition, the user won’t have to scroll through the library to find their desired asset. Instead, users can now search from either the Title or Artist field and treat their Library module as a search engine. Administrators also have the option to enable a Server-side vs. Client side toggle setting so that within the Library module, users can switch between the two search types.
Moving onto the Multi-Track Editor, users can now enable a “snap” when working with two wav files. Pending on the defined snap settings, while working within the Multi-Track Editor, or MTE, automatic snap is a timing saving user feature that quickly can combine two assets so they play as one continuous file. Users can also add or remove Clips, as well as labeling each Clip so that they can now be dragged and dropped throughout Zetta, maintaining the same name. In the past, users could highlight a section and then drag and drop the highlight to create a Quick Record element. With Clips, it’s the same behavior, but now users have a list that is saved within the Clips window and when they are dragged and dropped over, Clips will respect the defined custom name.
Switching gears to Zetta2GO, off the bat, users will see the new Dark Theme enabled by default, as well as the new enhanced UI experience. We’ve added a couple new layouts to choose from, including three module layouts, but one of the biggest enhancements is the ability to now switch between modules, removing the “Edit Layout” function. Now, users can simply click on the module header on the top left of each module and toggle to the next desired module. There’s also new Zetta2GO Hot Key features, like Enable Hooks.
Finally, we demonstrated how users can log into the new Zetta Cloud Based Disaster Recovery and voice track, which automatically will land in the corresponding Zetta site. For example, if you were in a talent scheduling conflict, users can bypass a VPN and log straight into their Zetta Cloud Based Disaster Recovery instance, voice track, save and as long as you record over an Empty Voice Track, that voice track will update back in the studio. All of this is done automatically via Site Replication.
We’re looking for Zetta 5.20.1 Beta users right now! If you’re interested in getting the latest and greatest from RCS, reach out to your local RCS office and let them know you would like to become a Beta power user. We have more sessions on the way as we continue to broadcast live every Thursday at 11am ET. Don’t forget to follow us on www.Facebook.com/RCSSoundSoftware and RSVP for future RCS Live sessions.