September 15, 2014 in Multimedia (E)
[prMac.com] Puchheim, Germany - 4K is rapidly making inroads in professional video production, and Boinx Software is not one to miss the trend. The recently released FotoMagico 4.5, the newest version of the award-winning slideshow creation tool from Boinx, is now optimized for the production of 4K video. FotoMagico 4.5 also takes full advantage of modernized OS X features, providing improvements in performance and stability to better facilitate user creativity.
John Woody - filmmaker, professor emeritus at James Madison University, and Apple Distinguished Educator - comments on the ability to use 4K in his FotoMagico workflow: "To me, the greatest strength of FotoMagico when using 4K clips and stills is its ability to quickly preview special scaling animations. I use it for both pre-visualization and online production. The software fits my 4K workflow perfectly!"
It's clear that the move to 4K is fast underway, with the number of 4K UHD TV sets shipping in 2014 already far surpassing those shipped in the whole of 2013, according to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report.
"For this release, we optimized FotoMagico for use with OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and 10.9 (Mavericks), and prepared for 10.10 (Yosemite)," says Oliver Breidenbach, CEO of Boinx Software. "Using modernized functionality of OS X leads to better performance and reliability, as well as reduces complexity, which means fewer bugs. The vast majority of FotoMagico users are already using current OS X versions and will benefit from these updates."
See Boinx Software at photokina 2014
Becoming a regular on photokinaTV powered by FotoTV, Boinx will again be making an appearance on this year's show broadcast. Not only will the production be run using BoinxTV, but Boinx's video guru Bastian Wolfe (AKA Dr. Term T. Bowman Ph.D.) will be joining the crew to present FotoMagico 4.5. Check out last year's broadcast for a sneak peek of what to expect from the presentation.
FotoMagico, winner of two coveted Apple Design Awards, is the gold standard in slideshow apps, made exclusively for the Mac. FotoMagico, used by thousands of professional and amateur photographers around the world, allows you to create customized slideshows, mixing photos with movies and audio, for a storytelling effect like none other. FotoMagico brings your photos to life and keeps your audience at the edge of their seats.
FotoMagico 4.5 requires a Mac running OS 10.8 or higher.
Pricing and Availability:
FotoMagico 4.5 is available now as a free update for existing v4 users or from the Boinx Website for 99.99 USD. It is pending approval in the Mac App Store and will be available for purchase there shortly. Members of the media are invited to review FotoMagico 4.5. For more information, please contact Anya Oskolkova.
Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops award-winning animation, video production and photography software for the Mac platform and iOS devices. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time-lapse capture, used by many thousands of enthusiastic animators at home, in schools, in advertising agencies and professional animation studios. iStopMotion for the Mac was named one of the Best Apps of 2012 on the Mac App Store. In 2011, Boinx Software added iStopMotion for iPad to its family of stop motion animation products. Boinx FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards, is a presentation tool for professional photographers. BoinxTV, winner of an Apple Design Award, is revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx Mousepose is the indispensable mouse pointer-highlighting tool for users developing presentations, training or demos. You Gotta See This! is Boinx's iPhone 4 app that works off of 4th generation gyroscope technology to create amazing 360-degree photo collages. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 Boinx Software Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.