Born in Ghibli - A Stopwatch for Japanese Animators now an iPhone App

in Utilities (E)

[] Tokyo, Japan - Scivone LLC. and Japan Animation Creators Association (JAniCA) today are proud to release JAniCA Stopwatch 1.0, a new iPhone App. A 1/24 and 1/30 frame stopwatch specialized for Japanese animation production, available now for $2.99. JAniCA Stopwatch is a digital recreation of the original analog version created in 1993 by Murata Kazuya, who at the time worked for STUDIO Ghibli working on "Umi ga Kikoeru" (Ocean Waves).

The frame rate for Japanese animation is 24 frames per second, where the standard is 30 frames per second for ordinary video footage. Because of this standard, normal stop watches are not suitable for recording timing for Japanese animations. The only exception being stop watches handcrafted for just this purpose, which where manufactured in short quantities in 1993 by Murata Kazuya who at the time was assistant director at STUDIO Ghibli, working on "Umi ga Kikoeru" (Ocean Waves). JAniCA Stopwatch is a digital replica version.

* 1/24sec and 1/30 sec mode
* English/Japanese Interface
* Unlimited number of records can be recorded
* Shows the latest 10 records on clock face
* Shows the rest when recording is stopped
* Button less interface (Buttons can be shown with options)
* Ticking sound every 1/12 or 1/15 depending on mode

Due to strong demand from the animation industry, we have recreated this device as an iPhone App, in joint production with JAniCA. We have also added a functionality that enables the watch to operate at 1/30 frames per second for use other than 1/24 frame anime production. JAniCA (Japan Animation Creators Association) is an organization that consists of animators, directors and other supporters who are dedicated for the betterment of the Anime industry and its members.

Device Requirements:
* iPod touch 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 iOS4 and Retina Display ready
* Due to spec limitations, iPod touch 1G will not be supported
* iPhone OS 3.13 or higher
* 5.5 MB

Device Requirements:
* iPhone and iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 10.8 MB

Pricing and Availability:
JAniCA Stopwatch 1.0 is $2.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category.

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