Release Notes

v2.0.5 - 2018-03-16

New Features:

  • Add config file property to extend the maximum export time range from the default 1 hour.
  • Add ability to specify a time range when exporting video.
  • Add ability to perform a Stream Copy for all licensed versions of Orchid Core VMS.

Bug Fixes:

  • Improve the 'Recording only when motion detected' recording style.
  • Player messages now give users better awareness where there is no recorded video.
  • Improve player renegotiation behavior.
  • Improve experience when there are gaps in media.
  • Fix issue that would prevent the camera bag from scrolling on Safari (iOS).
  • Improve application load time.
  • Fix issue where some valid URLs were reported as invalid when registering as a Generic RTSP camera.
  • Fix issue where embedded platforms were unable to record high bitrate streams.


 v2.0.4 - 2017-12-22

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix issues where exporting near live would not always work.
  • Fix installer issues where not all config files and firewall rules were cleaned up.
  • Add camera quirks to handle some Axis cameras that incorrectly report PTZ capabilities.
  • Fix issue where export with the API player failed due to unauthorized errors.
  • Improve image scaling when a player is in fullscreen mode.


v2.0.3 - 2017-10-06

Bug Fixes:

  • Better handling of server time drift.
  • Use jemmaloc on Linux systems to reduce memory footprint.


v2.0.2 - 2017-09-18

New Features:

  • Orchid Core VMS branding and UI updates.

Bug Fixes:

  • Improve PTZ responsiveness on Axis M5103 and M5014 cameras.
  • Fix memory leak in handling QOS events during playback.

v2.0.1 - 2017-08-01

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix issue with activating Orchid on latest Raspbian kernel.
  • Fix issue where the archive cleaning process would run while Orchid is in a degraded state.
  • Fix issue where low-bandwidth playback would fail in ARMv7 devices.
  • Ubuntu 14.04 installer now properly installs shortcuts.
  • Improved Windows installer.
  • Fix issue where player stage limits were ignored.


v2.0.0 - 2017-06-28

New Features:

  • Complete redesign of the user interface!
    • Modern interface to match Fusion's style.
    • All new camera management.
    • Improved mobile experience.
    • Streamlined navigation for product discovery.
    • Add 'Clear Stage' button to the camera bag.
  • Add ability to toggle between low-bandwidth and plugin mode per player on stage.
  • Add ability to copy stream settings. (Requires a Fusion license)
  • All new interactive API page.
  • Orchid API now supports granular permissions.

Bug Fixes:

  • Improved speed and responsiveness of servers with high camera counts.
  • Improved web server response latency.
  • Improved support for Bosch cameras.

v1.12.7 - 2017-04-20

Bug Fixes:
  • Fix issue that would allow a stream to get stuck in the 'stopping' state.

v1.12.6 - 2017-03-30

New Features:

  • Add support for live/playback RTSP over TCP interleaved.
  • Improved security in Orchid.

v1.12.5 - 2017-03-08

New Features:

  • Add support for runtime camera quirks.
  • Orchid now includes the latest FBGST 1.4.4.
Bug Fixes:
  • Updated Ubuntu 16.04 Debian package to include ODB dependencies.

v1.12.4 - 2017-02-27

New Features:

  • Add support for filewriter timeout configuration in the Orchid properties file.

v1.12.3 - 2017-02-09

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix issue that would cause streams to take a long time to stop on systems with disk IO problems.
  • Improve overall sqlite query performance.
  • Add a watchdog process to restart Orchid when the system clock changes.

v1.12.2 - 2017-01-20

Bug Fixes:

  • Improved security in Orchid.

v1.12.1 - 2017-01-18

New Features:

  • Orchid now supports capturing from cameras using RTSP over TCP interleaved.

Bug Fixes:

  • Trial mode now limits disk usage if drive capacity is less than 128GB.

v1.12.0 - 2016-12-21

New Features:

  • Orchid now supports playback fast-forward and rewind!
  • Add the ability to configure an H.264 stream for full-framerate low-bandwidth live view.
  • Add PTZ support to 'Single Player Mode'.
  • Add backend components to support Fusion 1.2.0 RTSP proxy.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix issue where low-bandwidth playback streams would frequently display distorted images.
  • Fix issue with PTZ control in Firefox when using a joystick.
  • Fix issue with 'Single Player Mode' displaying the camera bag when using an invalid stream ID.
  • Fix issue where fonts would sometimes load incorrectly in IE.
  • Improved security in Orchid.


v1.10.5 - 2016-11-08

New Features:

  • Modify 'Single Player Mode' API to optionally hide timeline bar.


v1.10.4 - 2016-11-02

New Features:

  • Modify 'Single Player Mode' API to hide Orchid logo.


v1.10.3 - 2016-10-10

New Features:

  • Orchid now provides a new PTZ experience!
  • New responsive PTZ controls.
  • Joystick support.
  • Orchid now supports Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and ARMv7!
  • Add ability for external programs to integrate with Orchid in 'Single Player Mode'. 
  • Orchid now includes the latest FBGST 1.4.2.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix issue where setting the RTSP server's UDP port range would have no effect.
  • Fix issue where MOV export would sometimes fail on Windows. 
  • Improve overall stability on Windows.
  • Improve the Windows installer: 
  • Automatically adds firewall exceptions for Orchid.
  • Signed installer.

v1.10.2 - 2016-10-04

New Features:

  • Add property to the configuration file to limit the number of players a client can add to the stage.

v1.10.1 - 2016-08-31

Bug Fixes:

  • Fix issue where low-bandwidth streams would fail to reconnect on some errors.
  • Improve the performance and browser compatibility of the stage.
  • Improve error messaging between Orchid and Fusion.

v1.10.0 - 2016-07-21
New Features:
- Orchid now integrates with Fusion!
    - Orchid supports 'fusion' edition licenses.
- Added 'Select All' option for bulk registration.

Bug Fixes:
- Improve the performance of the archive cleaner process.
- Improve support for virtualized installations (eg. Amazon EC2).
- Fix issue with previous/next motion event buttons not observing client/server time differences.
- Fix minor bugs in the timeline bar.

 v1.8.4 - 2016-07-14

Bug Fixes:
- Fix XSS vulnerabilities.

v1.8.3 - 2016-06-06
New Features:
- Orchid now officially supports Raspberry Pi!
- Enjoy a new 'Community Edition' license that is exclusive to Raspberry Pi and allows for unlimited cameras and retention.
v1.8.2 - 2016-05-20
New Features:
- Added more configurable options that can be set within the properties file:
- RTSP server settings (port, backlog, rtp port range, and more)
- Linux system settings (max number of handles, max stack size)
- Orchid now includes the latest FBGST 1.4.1.

Bug Fixes:
- Fix issue that would cause live streams to hang when in RTSPS/SRTP mode.
- Improve database queries to make video playback and thumbnails more responsive.
v1.8.1 - 2016-04-22
New Features:

- Add support for configuring linux system properties.

Bug Fixes:

- Improve installation packages to prevent upgrading to out-of-support releases.
- Improve the Windows uninstall process so that it properly removes all files.
- Fix issue where Orchid would attempt stream reconnects every 2 seconds for inaccessible streams.
- Fix issue with concurrent logins.
- Improve the frame extractor, making it more efficient.
- Fix issue with 'remember me' login option not functioning properly.
v1.8.0 - 2016-03-08
New Features:

- Add support for running Orchid in secure mode.
    - Web server supports HTTPS (HTTP over SSL/TLS)
    - RTSP server supports RTSPS (RTSP over SSL/TLS/SRTP)
- RTSP playback and proxy streaming servers are combined to be a single service.
- RTSP server supports Orchid user authentication.
- Add 'Proxy only' recording style to allow Orchid to run only as a media proxy server.
- Orchid now includes the latest FBGST 1.4.0 supporting RTSPS/SRTP.
Bug Fixes:
- Improve UI stage performance and small bugs.
- Improve playback ripping experience.
- Fix issue with timeline bar stalling in low-bandwidth mode.
- Improve daily report and log export behavior with new calendar controls.
v1.6.1 - 2015-12-09
Bug Fixes:

 - Fix issue with recording some streams with audio and video that would cause corrupt files.
 - Fix issue with playback in low-bandwidth mode with streams that contain audio.
 - Fix issue with ONVIF camera connection blocking indefinitely.
 - Improve support for Pelco cameras.
v1.6.0 - 2015-11-30
New Features:

 - Orchid now supports audio!
     - Add support for G711 and ACC audio codecs.
 - Improvements to export:
     - Add support for MOV export files in addition to MKV.
     - Handle exporting over time ranges that include stream encoding changes by - - generating a zip file with multiple export files.
     - Better error checking and handling of archive gaps.
 - Orchid now includes the latest FBGST 1.2.0.
Bug Fixes:

 - Fix recording issue with Bosch cameras on Windows servers.
 - Improve streaming issues with Samsung RTSP streams.
 - Fix issue that allowed PTZ controls in playback mode.
 - Fix issue where certain cameras would incorrectly report PTZ controls.
 - Fix UDP buffer issue with the RTSP server that would cause streaming artifacts in - the Playback and Proxy.
 - Improve support for Windows 8, 10, and 2008 Server.
 - Fix issue with calculating disk usage.
 - Many usability improvements to the Orchid UI.
v1.4.1 - 2015-09-23
New Features:
 - Install package provided for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.
v1.4.0 - 2015-08-07
New Features:
 - Add the ability to jump to the previous or next motion events.
 - Navigation improvements to the timeline bar:
   - New 'Live' button.
   - New button for toggling timeline bar modes.
   - Single-click the bar to seek.
   - Better indication of a new day / midnight.
Bug Fixes:
 - Fix issue with changing the name of a user.
 - Fix issue that prevented a user from being logged out if they were deleted.
 - Improve password confirmation/validation when configuring users.
 - Improve support for IE11.
 - Fix issue with the date time picker seeking to the correct position.
 - Fix issue with the date time picker displaying properly.
 - Fix issue with streams not stopping.
 - Improve ONVIF compatibility with some Panasonic cameras.
v1.3.1 - 2015-06-12
 - Fix issue that caused Windows RTSP streams to deadlock.
v1.3.0 - 2015-06-05
New Features:
 - Add the ability to configure archive retention per camera.
Bug Fixes:
 - Fix issue with the archive cleaner deleting files actively being written.
 - Fix issue with estimating free disk space.
 - Improve disk utilization visualization.
 - Fix issue with near-live playback unable to play with system clock change.
 - Fix issue with debian package not properly restarting Orchid.
 - Fix issue with motion events not always finalizing and displaying incorrectly.
 - Fix issue with stopping streams.
 - Fix issue that was allowing incorrect framerates to be set on stream in motion adaptive framerate mode.
 - Fix issue that caused new cameras to be linked to old storage locations under certain conditions.
v1.2.0 - 2015-05-08
 New Features:
  - Add the ability to configure 'Recording Styles' for a stream. The following styles can bet set:
    - Continuous recording with motion detection - Record a stream in continuous mode and perform motion detection on the stream. This is the default mode.
    - Continuous recording without motion detection - Conserve server load by recording a stream continuously and NOT performing motion detection. Note: This will disable low-bandwidth live view.
    - Continuous recording with motion adaptive framerate - Conserve disk space by recording a stream at high framerate during detected motion, but low framerate during non-motion periods. Note: This mode is only compatible with H.264 streams.
    - Recording only when motion detected - Conserve even more disk space by recording a stream only when motion is detected.
  - Add support for database versioning and migration.
  - Orchid now includes the latest FBGST 1.0.3.
  Bug Fixes:
  - Fix issue with sqlite slowing down due to concurrent access.
  - Fix issue with thumbnails not always displaying correctly in the camera bag.
  - Fix issue with the 'Verify' button in the reports page not returning valid results.
  - Improved the ONVIF Autodiscovery services to broadcast over all networks interface cards on the host machine.
  - Fix issue with JPEG stream times beginning to skew under network load.
  - Fix issue with RTSP Proxy streams not transmitting properly.
  - Fix issue with incorrect motion time in the reports page.
v1.1.0 - 2015-04-01
 New Features:
  - Low-bandwidth live streams (JPEG) now pull frames directly from the capture pipeline, providing low-latency view with no additional load to server.  
  - Low-bandwidth playback streams (JPEG) now provide the full stream framerate.
  - A limit is now set on the number of Low-bandwidth playback streams that can simultaneously be viewed. (Default is 16).
  - Orchid now includes the latest FBGST 1.0.1 package.
 Bug Fixes:
  - Fixed issue with unusual RTP payloads that was causing a crash on certain cameras (IQeye)
  - Improved streaming compatibility with IQeye cameras.
  - Improved ONVIF driver compatibility with Axis cameras.
  - Improved ONVIF driver compatibility with Dahua cameras
  - Fixed issue that was preventing some ONVIF cameras from utilizing PTZ functionality.
  - Fixed issue that was causing a crash when getting motion events with invalid parameters.
  - Fixed licensing issue with ARM architectures.
v1.0.2 - 2015-01-21
  - Fixed issue where PTZ was unavailable for Administrators 
v1.0.1 - 2015-01-07
  - Fixed bug with unlinking player from master timeline.
v1.0.0 - 2015-01-07
  - Orchid released.
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