August 23, 2007 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Montpellier, France - 21 August 2007 - Aquafadas announced iDive 1.8, the latest installment in its popular digital video cataloging product with vastly improved capture and import options, new organizational tools and numerous improvements throughout the product.
The latest version of iDive is available from Aquafadas web site. iDive more than ever finds it natural place next to a user's favorite editing tool and adds pro-grade cataloging functionality to the editing workflow, without sacrificing on simplicity and elegance.
This new version includes a completely new capture module for video footage that lets users choose how they want their videos stored on disk: either as high quality footage fully compatible with either iMovie or Final Cut, or as on-the-fly compressed videos. The new capture module adds various other most requested new feature ssuch a pre-roll, the ability to save capture settings and playback control.
iDive 1.8 also includes many improvements, alongside capture, including numerous organizational improvements: tape groups have been introduced as well as folder hierarchies for imported material. Tapes can now be rearranged via drag and drop and can even be moved between libraries and disks with your mouse. New maintenance tools have been introduced to run diagnostic and repair corrupted libraries. Improved handling of iMovie projects, improved tagging and an extended documentation conclude this long list of changes.
iDive offers amateur and semi-professional users a robust on-screen digital video shoebox to store clips and still images. The application includes truly innovative tools that make navigation both easy and fast, regardless of the number of clips being stored. Power previewing, customizable views, "drag & drop" attribute tagging and a timeline display turn any assortment of disorganised tapes and video files into an instantly accessible catalog of digital video that can be enjoyed at any time.
Designed to sit alongside DV editing applications such as iMovie and Final Cut Pro/Express, iDive promises to eliminate the frustration and time-wasting in locating and viewing clips hidden amongst hours of footage, by simplifying visualisation, tagging, storage, organisation and retrieval of digital video clips and photos.
iDive integrates seamlessly with PulpMotion (http://www.pulpmotion.com), Aquafadas's innovative application designed to create striking slideshows and animation in seconds. Not only can iDive hosted video files be accessed and used in PulpMotion, but also all videos for which only sample images are available. PulpMotion turns iDive into a fantastic repository of still images to be used in slideshows.
iDive is a winner of the O’Reilly Mac Innovation Award 2004, International Category and the MacGeneration Trophy for the best integration of Apple Technologies 05.
Pricing and Availability:
The iDive 1.8 release is available immediately for download from the Aquafadas web site. The upgrade to 1.8 is free for 1.5 customers. A single user license key sells for US$69.95 (59.95euros + VAT) , with academic prices being offered at US$49.95. Volume discounts are also available.
Founded in 2004, aquafadas was formed to develop and promote high quality software solutions for the digital video community. Aquafadas is based in the south of France.
Visit their web site at http://www.aquafadas.com