September 13, 2007 in Multimedia (E)
[prMac.com] Realtime Interactive Performance Art
September 12, 2007 - Albuquerque â€" Stone Design, the original Mac OS X software house with over 19 years of experience with major titles like Stone Works(TM), Create(R), and iMaginator(TM), today announced immediate availability of Videator(TM) 4.1. Free to registered users, itâ€™s a major upgrade to the innovative and powerful Vee-Jaying, movie-making and video processing application that lets you instantly make movies with all sorts of effects from live video or existing movies. Created to run natively on INTEL and PPC processors, Videator takes full advantage of Appleâ€™s newest computers and operating systems. Videator is both a â€śPhotoShoppe For Videoâ€ť and a realtime performance video creation adventure.
Videator 4.1 adds and enhances these important features:
* Uses new QuickTime 7.2 (Tiger/Leopard) Capture classes:
- Videator no longer "hogs" the video cameras - other apps and windows can open the same camera
- More accurate recording
- Multiple camera support:
- Handles more camera types
- HDV support if Final Cut Pro installed
- Instantly switch camera inputs
- Much faster recording session starts
- Add Another Camera also lets you change camera inputs on the fly
- Change sound input on the fly
- See sound record levels visually
- On Tiger, requires Software Update QuickTime 7.2 (free from from Apple)
* New Tools -> Slide Editor...
- reorder, add, insert or delete slides
- change the duration time and the transition time of the selected slides
- change the transition method (or even remove the transition) of the selected slides
* Export Movies easily to iPhone and AppleTV as well as iPod and other formats
* Effects -> Andrew's VJ Effects for a mandalic trance vision (it's sound wired so drop on a trance mp3 for maximal fun or just hum)
* Cool new application icon by Joel Dabrowski
* Many optimizations and bug fixes and supercharged for Leopard!
* All new and improved 300 page searchable Help which you can download and print too!
* And here are the new features from Version 4.0
According to Stone Design CEO, Andrew Stone, â€śFor just $49 (or try it free for two weeks) you can turn your Mac into a world class VJâ€™ing platform and special effects generator for all your quicktime movies! Videator gives everyone the ability to instantly create realtime art with live streaming input. Overlaying as many video cameras and other movies as you want, you can make your own professional and stunning movies.â€ť
Videator provides an intuitive and easy to use interface for Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger)â€™s Core Image and Core Video technologies, giving both home users and video professionals instant access to over 110 effects, transitions, and filters. With Videator, users can layer movies, multiple live cameras, images, paint, music and text over video, as well as apply, modify, and re-order multiple effects to achieve subtle enhancements or astounding artistic results. Crop, scale, rotate, flip, skew, change exposure and brighten movies in real time, and then save processed movies as QuickTime or iPod, iPhone or AppleTV, and images as industry-standard TIFF or JPEG files.
About Stone Design
Stone Design Corp, founded in 1984 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, was the first developer to ship a product for Mac OS Xâ€™s predecessor, the NeXT Computer in 1989. With a mission to develop low cost, 100% Macintosh OS X Universal applications that are a joy to use, Stone Design has shipped over a sixteen design and productivity applications including Stone Works, Stone Studio, Create(R), iMaginator(TM), PhotoToWeb(R), PStill(TM), TimeEqualsMoney(TM), SliceAndDice(TM), and StampInStone(TM).
http://www.stone.com/Videator for more info!
Stone Design Corp is located in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico, and was founded in 1984. Our mission is to develop low cost, easy to use, 100% Macintosh OS X native applications that are a joy to use.
Stone Design develops a variety of productivity applications for Apple Inc.'s revolutionary operating system, Macintosh OS X. As early adopters of Mac OS X's precursor "NeXTStep" from Steve Job's company NeXT Inc. in March 1989, Stone Design's principals embraced the new object technology of the NeXT Computer. Stone Design was the first independent software house to ship a shrinkwrap product for the NeXT Computer with "TextArt(TM)" in October, 1989.
By the 10th of January 2006, 5 minutes after Steve Jobs announced Mac on Intel, we shipped all 14 of our apps as UNIVERSAL binaries. (C)2007 Stone Design Corp. All Rights Reserved.