September 25, 2009 in Multimedia (E)
[prMac.com] Munich, Germany - Boinx Software today announced BoinxTV 1.4, an update to its live-video production software that turns a Mac into a TV studio. BoinxTV, winner of the "Apple Design Award 2009", makes a strong move to Snow Leopard, with major performance gains. The new version includes support for Axis network cameras and streamlines the production workflow. The update is free for all current BoinxTV users.
"If you are not moving to Snow Leopard with BoinxTV 1.4, you are missing out on twice the speed and more in some areas of the application," says Oliver Breidenbach, CEO of Boinx Software. "And there is a lot more potential still to be realized in Snow Leopard that we will leverage in future versions."
Move to Snow Leopard
BoinxTV 1.4 now fully supports Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard with huge performance gains. Upgrading to Snow Leopard is strongly recommended for all users of BoinxTV 1.4 as soon as the drivers for their hardware components such as video input cards or audio interfaces have been updated to Snow Leopard compatible versions. Snow Leopard has the potential for even more performance improvements and technological advances which can not easily be brought back to previous systems. Because of this, future versions of BoinxTV will require Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
Support for Axis Network Cameras
BoinxTV 1.4 introduces a new layer for displaying the video from an Axis network camera. Since these cameras provide their video over the network, many such cameras can be connected to BoinxTV at the same time and over large distances. Even cameras placed on different continents can easily become sources for a BoinxTV show.
The whole recording engine has been rewritten for better extensibility and performance. With BoinxTV version 1.4 the saving of recorded movies is almost instantaneous, further reducing the production time. Common actions can be performed on the recording directly from the Export Sheet without the need to use the Finder. Numerous improvements in the export dialog speed up the workflow even more.
New layers include an iPhone demo layer, a Quick Look layer that allows you to display almost any file within your BoinxTV recording and a Sports Standings layer that reads an XML file to display sports results in table view. Many small improvements to the User Interface make the application even more enjoyable and productive to use.
BoinxTV, winner of the "Apple Design Award 2009", is a revolutionary tool for creating Live to Disk, Live to Internet, and Live to Stage video, jointly developed by Boinx Software and TheCodingMonkeys. With BoinxTV, you can create stunning studio shows, podcasts, sports events, concerts, interviews, sermons, lectures, seminars and more, using your Mac and multiple cameras. With its innovative user interface and its extendable architecture, BoinxTV makes it easy to create professional 'TV style' shows, minimizing post-production time.
BoinxTV requires either an Intel-based Mac with discrete graphics from ATI or NVIDIA or the latest PowerMac G5 with a ATI graphics and a minimum of 2GB of RAM. Full system requirements and more information on BoinxTV can be found at boinx.com/boinxtv
Availability and Pricing
BoinxTV 1.4 is available as a free update for existing BoinxTV users at boinx.com/download. A free demo license enables BoinxTV for 30 days. The single license of BoinxTV is available for $499 (USD) at the Boinx Kagi Store. The BoinxTV Sponsored Edition for $199 requires a credit for BoinxTV in every video created with BoinxTV. For education and volume licensing (multi-seat) of BoinxTV, please contact sales.
TheCodingMonkeys is a Macintosh software company based in Munich, Germany. It is determined to produce software that stands up to the Macintosh ease-of-use standard while solving complex problems. TheCodingMonkeys revolutionized real-time text collaboration with the release of SubEthaEdit, winner of the "O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award 2003", and the Apple Design Award "Best Mac OS X Student Product 2003."
Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops award-winning software for the creative Mac user in animation, movie production and photography. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time lapse capture, and won the O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award in 2003. Boinx FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards-"Best Mac OS X Leopard Graphics and Media Application Runner-up 2008," and "Best Mac OS X User Experience Runner-up 2006," is a presentation tool for professional photographers. Boinx PhotoPresenter, winner of the Apple Design Award 2005 "Best Mac OS X Student Product," is a quick presentation tool with a variety of pre-built templates. Boinx Mousepose is the indispensable mouse pointer highlighting tool for everyone doing presentations, training or demos. Boinx FxTiles is collection of 3D filters and transitions designed for Adobe After Effects CS3 / CS4, Apple Final Cut Studio and Apple Final Cut Express.