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Release Notes
 
SpectraLayers 3.0
January 2015
 
Contents
This document contains information on the following topics:
 
1.0 Welcome
Thank you for purchasing SpectraLayers 3.0 software. This document contains information about installing and using SpectraLayers on your computer.
 
2.0 What's New
New features in version 3.0
  • New selection workflow and editing tools.
  • Added a waveform display and overview bar to help you navigate your project.
  • Redesigned Layers panel.
  • Faster processing.
  • 24-bit/192 kHz and surround support.
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
3.0 Known Issues
  • In SpectraLayers on Windows 8, you might see a product registration error when you first start the application. Close the application and start it again to work around this issue.
  • SpectraLayers can crash after importing a file when using a MOTU audio device on some Windows computers.
4.0 System Requirements
The following lists the minimum system requirements for using SpectraLayers software:
Windows
  • Microsoft® Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
  • Dual-core processor (quad-core processor recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 2 GB of free hard disk space (for temporary files)
  • OpenGL 3.0 compatible graphics card
  • 1280x720 display resolution
  • Windows-compatible audio hardware
  • Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox 10 or later, or Google Chrome 13 or later (for viewing help)
Mac OS
  • Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.9 (Mavericks), or 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • Intel dual-core processor (quad-core processor recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 2 GB of free hard disk space (for temporary files)
  • OpenGL 3.0 compatible graphics card
  • 1280x720 display resolution
  • CoreAudio-compatible audio hardware
5.0 Installation
The install utility creates any necessary folders and copies all files required by SpectraLayers software to your computer.
 
Installing from a Disc
  1. Place the SpectraLayers application disc in the drive.
  2. Browse to the installer at the root of the disc.
  3. Double-click the installer, and then follow the on-screen prompts to install the appropriate version of SpectraLayers for your computer.
Installing from the Web
  1. Download the install utility from our Web site.
  2. Double-click the file, and then follow the on-screen prompts to install the appropriate version of SpectraLayers for your computer. 
6.0 Demos
If you would like information or demos of other products from Sony Creative Software Inc., please visit our Web site. You will always find the latest technical information, demos, and product announcements from Sony Creative Software Inc. there.
 
Commercial distribution of the Sony Creative Software Inc. demos requires written permission from Sony Creative Software Inc.
 
7.0 Contacting Sony Creative Software Inc.
Sony Creative Software Inc. can be contacted in the following ways:
 
Mailing Address:
Sony Creative Software Inc.
8215 Greenway Boulevard
Suite 400
Middleton, Wisconsin 53562
USA
 
Customer Service/Sales:
For a detailed list of Customer Service options, we encourage you to visit http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/support/custserv.asp.
 
Telephone support during normal office hours:
  • 1-800-577-6642 (toll-free) in US, Canada, and Virgin Islands.
  • +608-203-7620 for all other countries.
  • Fax: 1-608-250-1745.
Technical Support
 
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