Digital Heaven releases VideoSpace 3.0 Widget and Web App

in Multimedia (E)

[] London, UK - Digital Heaven, one of the leading third party developers for Apple Pro Apps, today announced the release of VideoSpace 3.0, a new version of the popular freeware disk space calculator widget for Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro editors. VideoSpace 3.0 adds support for ProRes 422 (Proxy), ProRes 422 (LT) and ProRes 4444 codecs introduced in Final Cut Pro 7.

Since its launch in 2005, VideoSpace's easy to use interface has made it the industry standard disk space calculator. By selecting a codec and frame rate then entering the desired duration, VideoSpace calculates how much disk space would be required. It is also possible to calculate in the other direction - by entering the available disk space, VideoSpace will display the corresponding footage duration for the current settings.

As well as a dashboard widget, VideoSpace is also available as a web application at VideoSpace Online for both desktop browsers and in a special version for the iPhone and iPod Touch. VideoSpace supports NTSC, PAL and HD formats and a wide variety of codecs including DV, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, HDV, XDCAM HD, ProRes and Uncompressed. The widget and desktop browser versions feature comprehensive options for number of audio tracks with sample rate and bit depth settings.

Digital Heaven was founded in 2000 by ex-BBC Resources video editor Martin Baker. For six years the company provided broadcast post production facilities for clients such as the BBC, Channel Four and many independent production companies. After the success of their first software products, the company shifted its focus in 2005 to exclusively concentrate on software development. In total, 14 Final Cut Plug-ins and four other applications have been added to the product range. VideoSpace, a free widget for Mac OS X Tiger which calculates the disk space required for a given duration and codec setting was released in October 2005. Clocking up over 10,000 downloads in the first month of release, VideoSpace was featured as a 'Widget of the Week' and as a staff favourite on Apple's widget download page.