DZED Systems releases Dragonframe 3.0 for Mac OSX and Windows

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[] Encinitas, California - DZED Systems LLC today is proud to announce the release of Dragonframe 3.0, a major update to their digital image capture software for stop motion animation, motion graphics and visual effects. The software, which was previously called Dragon Stop Motion, has been updated with a robust palette of new features including a frame-based timeline editor, lip-sync system and integrated motion control.

Dragonframe offers stop motion filmmakers, powerful, efficient software and hardware solutions to facilitate maximum productivity and unbridled creativity. Embraced by top studios and independent animators worldwide, Dragonframe is currently being used on three major stop motion feature films. It offers a comprehensive set of animation and cinematography tools, and offers hardware integrations for advanced 3D stereoscopic capture, lighting automation, and motion control.

Dragonframe 3.0 is available for Mac OS X and Windows.

New features include:
* Frame-based timeline with drag and drop frame editing
* Multi-character track reading and lip-sync interface
* Tabbed workspaces and a highly customizable work environment
* Configurable x-sheet with easy export options
* Vector-based drawing tools with increment editor to preview motion paths
* Advanced DMX lighting automation with keyframe programming and custom exposure lighting
* Arc motion control system with multi-axis move editor for programming complex camera moves, and stepper motor control via the open-platform Arduino platform as well as the proprietary IOTA controller

"Our goal is to make the experience of shooting stop motion as streamlined as possible. Dragonframe 3.0 truly delivers on that idea in exciting ways" said Jamie Caliri, Creative Director at DZED Systems. Caliri and his brother, software engineer, Dyami Caliri, originally developed Dragonframe for Jamie's personal use in creating the 2006 Annie Award-winning United Airlines commercial, "Dragon."

Minimum Requirements for Mac OS X:
* Mac OS X Version 10.5 through 10.7
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
* QuickTime 7.2 or newer
* 1.33 GHz CPU
* 1 GB RAM
* Supported Canon or Nikon DSLR, Video Camera or Webcam

Minimum Requirements for Windows:
* Windows XP/Vista/7 (32 bit)
* Windows Vista (32 or 64 bit)
* Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit)
* QuickTime 7.2 or newer
* 1.33 GHz CPU
* 1 GB RAM
* Supported Canon or Nikon DSLR, Video Camera or Webcam

Pricing and Availability:
Dragonframe 3.0 is priced at $295.00 (USD) for a single-user license, or $235 (USD) per license in quantities of five or more. A fully operational trial version is downloadable and valid for 30 days.

Located in Encinitas, California, DZED Systems LLC is a privately held company founded in 2007 by award-winning director Jamie Caliri and professional software engineer Dyami Caliri. Committed to providing truly professional-grade software, DZED Systems was founded for the purpose of developing unique solutions for Mac and Windows platforms, with a major emphasis on top-notch technical support. Copyright (C) 2011 DZED Systems LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and QuickTime are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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