Upgrade notes


  • Your system must be running Vidispine version 4.0.x or later in order to upgrade to Vidispine 4.x.
  • You may upgrade directly from release 4.0.x or later to e.g. 4.4, without first installing each intermediate release.

Upgrading from 4.3 to 4.4

  • Solr: No changes to the documents. Re-indexing is not required.
  • The property indexCollectionItemOrder is now set to false by default. Set it to true before upgrading if you rely on the old behaviour.
  • The transcode preset script is now also evaluated for conform jobs. The difference compared to transcodes is that the shape is empty. If you use the same preset for both transcodes and conforms, then make sure that the script verifies the existence of the components of the shape before using them to avoid null pointer exceptions from the script.

Upgrading from 4.2 to 4.3

  • Solr: No changes to the documents. Re-indexing is not required.

Upgrading from 4.1 to 4.2

  • Solr: The indexing of items, collections and files has changed. Re-indexing is required.
  • Essence version resource representation has changed from URIListDocument to EssenceVersionListDocument, and now returns additional information about the version.


  • Java 7u67 is now supported with GlassFish. The installer must be used to install this update onto GlassFish, as configuration and libraries in GlassFish must be patched to work with Java 7u67.
  • The installer will now install Solr 4.10.0 instead of Solr 4.5.1, but Solr 4.5.1 is still supported. Large systems may benefit of upgrading to Solr 4.10.0 as it brings additional search performance improvements.

Upgrading from 4.0 to 4.1

  • The ObjectMatrix MatrixStore client SDK has been updated from to This version is not compatible with older MatrixStore server versions, so verify that you are running MatrixStore server 3.1.x before upgrading to Vidispine 4.1.5 or later.
  • Support for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS has been discontinued, use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS instead.
  • On Linux the number of allowed open files per process (File Descriptor Limit) must be raised from the default (1024) to at least 50000 to avoid Java IO errors “java.io.IOException: Too many open files”. See How to increase File Descriptor Limit on Linux.