April 26, 2014 in Software (F)
[prMac.com] Vienna, Austria - Still Motion, as wikipedia states, "is a method of displaying many images one after another (...) similar to the concept of stop motion. The difference (...) is that still motion is not a method of animation and therefore, each frame does not have to be related in any way".
Briefly creates these videos from any amount of photos the user specifies, an optional soundtrack and renders out a Still Motion Video in just a matter of a few clicks, making it much easier and faster to create these kinds of videos than in other video editors around. Briefly renders beautiful videos in up to 1080p and can calculate the perfect size for videos by looking at the smallest photo that was added. This reduces the occurrence of black borders around photos.
If the soundtrack is longer than the video duration, Briefly automatically fades it out at the end of the video, making it a smooth experience without the user having to fiddle around with volume ramps. The duration of each photo can be changed in Briefly's preferences, where a duration can be set from 0.1 seconds (which is the defacto-standard for Still Motion Videos) to 4 seconds per photo. If it is preferred to show entire photos instead of cropped photos that fill the entire video, "black border reduction" can be turned off in the preferences. Once a video is created, Briefly can publish it on popular video services such as Vimeo, YouTube, flickr and Facebook right from within the app.
What's New in Version 1.5:
* Sort Photos by Color for amazing, colorful, moody Still Motion Videos
* Loop one Soundtrack or select more than one Soundtrack for Still Motion Videos that turn out a little longer
* The reduction of black borders can be disabled to show photos in their entirety
* Now uses the JPEG video codec instead of H.264 for more beautiful, stunning, crisper and sharper Videos
* A few more smaller improvements and bug fixes (like support for App Nap and Automatic Termination)
* OS X 10.7.5 or later
* 4.8 MB
Pricing And Availability:
Briefly 1.5 is available exclusively on the Mac App Store for $14.99/EUR13.99. A free, 15-day trial can be downloaded from the website.
Eternal Storms Software is a Mac and iOS software company located in Vienna, Austria, Europe. They are known for their Mac apps flickery, a flickr desktop client; Yoink, a drag'n'drop helper app; ScreenFloat, a productivity app that creates floating screenshots and their iOS/Mac apps Transloader, a utility to download URLs from an iOS device to a Mac via iCloud and Briefly, a still motion video app.
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