August 5, 2008 in Multimedia (E)
[prMac.com] London, UK - Digital Heaven, one of the leading third party developers for Apple Pro Apps, today announced the launch of VideoSpace Online, an online version of their popular disk space calculator widget for Final Cut Express and Final Cut Pro editors.
Since its launch as a dashboard widget 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.
"Estimating how much space is required for a given duration and codec is something that many video editors need to do on a regular basis. Our VideoSpace widget has been proved to be a big hit with editors and we're very excited to make disk space calculations available from any computer with an internet connection including iPhone and iPod Touch." - Martin Baker, Managing Director, Digital Heaven.
VideoSpace supports NTSC, PAL and HD formats and a wide variety of codecs including DV, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, HDV, XDCAM HD, ProRes 422 and Uncompressed. The desktop browser version also features 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 Macworld 'Widget of the Week' and as a staff favourite on Apple's widget download page.