Release Notes for Flix 6.5.1

Release Date

1st June 2023

For a detailed guide on upgrading to Flix 6.5.1, refer to the Upgrading to Flix 6.5.1 section at the bottom of this page.

New Features

There are no new features in this maintenance release.

Feature Enhancements

There are no feature enhancements in this maintenance release.

Bug Fixes

  • 542494 - Panel Browser: Changing selection to an adjacent panel occasionally caused the new selection to move to the start of the sequence.

System Requirements

Flix Server

Note:  Flix Server is built and tested exclusively on Intel processors. Running the Flix Server on AMD processors may lead to unexpected runtime errors.


Note:  The volume where the /tmp directory resides should have at least twice as much free space as the largest AAF imported into Flix. We recommend at least 32 GB, which is the minimum storage requirement.

Item Requirements

Operating System

CentOS 7 64-bit


At least 16 GB


A 64-bit Intel processor @ 3.2 GHz, or higher

8 cores, or more

Flix Client

Note:  Flix Client is currently not available on Linux. Other operating systems may work with Flix Client, but have not been fully tested.


Article:  For more information on Foundry products and supported macOS versions, see Foundry Knowledge Base article Q100592.

Item Requirements

Operating System

10.15.x (Catalina)

11.x (Big Sur)

12.x (Monterey)


4 GB


ARM-based Apple Silicon M1 processor or Intel processor with 64-bit support

2 GHz or faster processor with SSE 4.2, or later


Item Requirements

Operating System

Windows 10 or Windows 11


4 GB


A 64-bit processor @ 2 GHz, or higher

Third-Party Application Support

Note:  Photoshop 2022 support requires some extra set up before you install the plug-in, see Flix for Story for more information.


Supported Versions

Adobe Photoshop

CC 2021, 2022

Adobe Premiere

CC 2021. 2022

Toon Boom Storyboard Pro

Storyboard Pro 2020

Avid Media Composer

2019, 2020

Upgrading to Flix 6.5.1

This update requires end users to upgrade Flix Client to version 6.5.1.

If you're running a Mac with an ARM-based Apple Silicon M1 processor and you want to switch to using M1 natively, you must download and install the M1-specific Flix Client manually from:

Note:  If you use the Flix Client auto-update feature in a version earlier than 6.5.0, the client will be updated to the latest Intel version using Rosetta emulation.


  • The new Transfer Utility port must be accessible on each server and all clients. The default port number is 9091, but the port can be changed by setting the client_transfer_port parameter in the config.yml file to a different port number. See Flix Server Options for more information.
  • If any server is running CentOS 6, it must be upgraded to CentOS 7.

From Flix 6.3.7

From a pre-6.3 version (e.g. 6.2.2)

  • DB upgrade ( -> v27) - see Upgrading Flix for more information.
  • Asset migration is recommended, but not required.

    Note:  Although not required for 6.3, we recommend performing the asset migration eventually, as future minor (e.g. 6.5) and major (e.g. 7.0) releases may not support assets stored outside of show subdirectories.

  • PS Plugin update - see Manually Installing the Photoshop Plug-in for End Users for more information.
  • Server configuration - see Upgrading Flix for more information.