For weeks we’ve been teasing that Beta users receive the latest and greatest features, like the brand new Zetta2GO Voice Tracking module. We’re happy to announce that Zetta 5.21.1 is officially released and now everyone can discover some of these new Zetta features. Who better to review these enhancements than Martin Blazek, RCS Zetta Product Manager? Martin joined us to highlight some of his new favorite Zetta 5.21.1 workflows.
Starting with GPIOs, in Zetta 5.21.1 users can now expand on their GPO output events and variables. Martin also showed us how to utilize RCS’ Port Viewer to monitor any GPIO functionality. In addition to GPIOs, Zetta 5.21.1 also includes a new Live Metadata (former Now Playing module) enhancement to include Notes and Scripts as part of the Live Metadata Export. We also discussed the new “Asynchronous & Play Through the Macro” for engineers who want more Macro control.
Next, we reviewed the completely redesigned Media Import tool. The traditional workflows still exists, we simple expanded the Media Import tool and made it more user friendly. Users can also preview any audio, despite not being part of the Zetta environment. Don’t forget, your mouse scroll click acts as a quick audition function. Also note that while working in the new Media Importer, removing any files from the queued File Selection will not delete the asset, instead, Zetta will simply remove it from the collection of elements that are set to be ingested.
Moving onto the Metadata module, Zetta 5.21.1 now features a unique navigation toolbar that allows users to expand or decrease the height, width, and options to return the sine wave back to its normal view. In addition, there’s now more user friendly “double click” functionality when adding or editing queue volume points within the sine wave. Pre-Zetta 5.21.1, users could add custom Cue Points to a file and now users can lock those Cue Points. For example, if you have a reoccurring news cast and you want to set an RDS Live Metadata override like, “Traffic and Weather in 10 seconds,” users can create and lock a Cue Point at 50 seconds into a 60 second element. Once locked, even if the audio is overridden by an Auto Load function, Zetta will respect the locked Cue Point.
After a quick demonstration of the Zetta Light Theme, allowing users to now choose between the traditional Zetta Metal, Zetta Dark and Zetta Light, Martin dove into the new Zetta2GO features. Zetta2GO includes the new Metadata marks navigation as mentioned earlier. Users now have access to the Stretch and Fixed columns within the Logs, not only for display purposes, but Zetta2GO also allows the user to adjust the Stretch or Fixed properties. And finally, Martin reviewed the brand new, completely redesigned Zetta2GO Voice Track / Segue Editor module. As you know RCS releases roughly 2-3 Zetta builds per year, all of which you are entitled to with an active Support contract. Right when COVID hit, we listened to countless requests from our clients and acknowledged that even though Zetta2GO is made to enhance, not replace the Zetta experience, many of our clients would greatly benefit from an expanded Zetta2GO Voice Tracking module. Simply put, whatever you can do in Zetta’s Voice Track module, we replicated in Zetta2GO. Users can now set Trim In, Trim Out, Volume Points, and adjust Fade In and Fade Outs, just to name a few. We’ve heard a lot of buzz regarding this new Zetta 5.21.1 feature and it’s finally here!
As you can see, these are only some of Zetta 5.21.1’s new features. For full list of enhancements and fixes, don’t forget to read up on the Zetta 5.21.1 Release Notes. Otherwise, feel free to reach out to RCS Support to book your Zetta 5.21.1 upgrade. Of course, we’re always continuing to look for Beta users to test our new features. If you want to become a Beta user, again, reach out to your local RCS Sales Representative or RCS Support. We’re back again next week on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Twitch, broadcasting live every Thursday at 11am ET. See you then!