April 13, 2010 in Multimedia (E)
[prMac.com] NAB Las Vegas - Boinx Software today releases a Public Beta of FotoMagico 3.2, bringing the gold standard of animated stills to video editors. The new version of the award-winning visual storytelling software includes a plug-in to render slideshows directly in Final Cut Pro/Express, Motion and After Effects in pristine quality and with unprecedented ease-of-use. FotoMagico 3.2 will be a free update to all current 3.x license owners.
"Thousands of professional photographers already rely on FotoMagico 3 Pro to easily turn their images into compelling stories," says Oliver Breidenbach, CEO of Boinx Software. "Working with our friends at Noise Industries, we integrated FotoMagico 3 Pro right into the Final Cut Pro workflow, making it easy for video professionals to use it."
FotoMagico 3 Pro for Final Cut Pro Users
With the new version 3.2 of FotoMagico 3 Pro, animating stills in Apple Final Cut Pro, Motion or Adobe After Effects becomes an easy and joyful task - no more tedious fiddling with keyframes. Easily create interesting intros, animated backgrounds or B-roll from photos - even add some titles quickly and effortlessly - and place the FotoMagico slide show directly into your Final Cut Pro project.
That power now comes to video editors courtesy of Boinx Software and FxFactory by Noise Industries, the leading provider of plugins for Final Cut Pro, Motion and After Effects. FotoMagco 3.2 is the first version that installs a QuartzComposer plugin and the new FxPack from Noise Industries making it possible for FotoMagico 3 Pro customers to render slideshows directly in Final Cut Pro/Express, Motion and After Effects.
Screensavers created with FotoMagico 3 Pro are now 64-bit compatible and therefore work with Snow Leopard. In addition to that, many small issues have been addressed and the setup assistant has been improved to seemlessly install the Aperture and Final Cut Pro plugins. The FotoMagico Remote for iPhone can now also be used with FotoMagico 3 Home.
Pricing and Availability
FotoMagico 3.2 Public Beta is available immediately for download. The update to FotoMagico 3.2 is free of charge to current FotoMagico 3.x license owners at their current license levels. A built-in assistant will guide users through the process of acquiring the proper license. FotoMagico 3.2 Home is available for $29 and FotoMagico 3.2 Pro (including PhotoPresenter 4) is available for $149 via Kagi. Current FotoMagico 2.x license owners at their current license levels can upgrade to FotoMagico 3.2 Pro for $89. For all update and upgrade options visit Boinx Software online. Commercial multi-user license discounts are available upon request. FotoMagico Remote is available in the iTunes App Store for $19.95.
FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards - "Best Mac OS X Leopard Graphics and Media Application Runner-up 2008" and "Best Mac OS X User Experience Runner-up 2006", is a storytelling tool for digital photographers and video editors. It is easy to use and produces impressive presentations that makes the audience want more.
About Noise Industries, LLC
Established in 2004, Boston Massachusetts based Noise Industries is an innovative developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast community. Their products are integrated with popular non-linear editing and compositing products from Apple, Adobe and Avid. For more information about Noise Industries, please visit them online.
Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops award winning software for the creative Mac user in animation, movie production and photography. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time lapse capture and won the O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award in 2003. BoinxTV, winner of the "Apple Design Award 2009", is a revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx PhotoPresenter, winner of the Apple Design Award 2005 "Best Mac OS X Student Product," is a quick slideshow tool with a variety of pre-built templates. Boinx Mousepose is the indispensable mouse pointer highlighting tool for everyone doing presentations, training or demos. FxTiles is collection of 3D filters and transitions designed for Adobe After Effects CS3 / CS4, Apple Final Cut Studio and Apple Final Cut Express.