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Boinx Software announces BoinxTV 1.2
Munich, Germany—April 2nd, 2009. Boinx Software is proud to announce the release, today, of BoinxTV 1.2, a free update to its live production software that turns a Mac into a TV studio.* With improved stability, performance and many new features, the free update is strongly recommended for all BoinxTV users. BoinxTV 1.2 features a new Screen Source to capture Skype or iChat conversations for video interviews. Version 1.2 also comes with a new widescreen template, “BTVNEWS,” to produce a professional looking news anchor show. Users will see enhancements in numerous areas—user interface refinements as well as chroma keying improvements, along with several new and enhanced layers. Boinx Software invites everyone interested in production software to a free live webinar: tune in on April 6, 2009 at 5pm UTC (5pm GMT, 1pm ETD, 10am PTD) at http://boinx.com/webinars to learn more about the new features of BoinxTV 1.2 first-hand.
“As BoinxTV is used more and more in real live situations, such as the streaming of the recent MacHeist Reveal Show or the recording of the MLD Family Conference, we get really valuable feedback on how to improve the handling of the application,” says Oliver Breidenbach, CEO of Boinx Software. “The team did a great job of implementing these improvements, which will now enable users to control the application much easier.”
“We are especially excited to provide users with new creative tools,” notes Florian Albrecht, head of engineering and product marketing for Boinx Software. “For example, the animated backdrops for lower thirds and other text elements now give the recording an even more professional look, and the Screen Source gives you access to more content.”New Screen Source
BoinxTV 1.2 adds a new Screen Source to grab arbitrary screen regions and use them as sources in any layer. This enables the user to capture Skype or iChat video conversations, screencasts, presentations, or any other opened document directly from the screen.New Template
A new template “BTVNEWS,” designed by Tim Sternsdorff, is also included. This widescreen template makes use of many of the new layer capabilities introduced in version 1.2. Combined with a green screen and a chroma keyed camera, the new template creates the set for a professional looking news anchor show.New Layers
BoinxTV version 1.2 ships with more than 50 layers that can be combined and customized to create a unique show design. Layers are responsible for rendering graphics and sound, and can be interactively controlled. Many layers come with improved functionality. BoinxTV 1.2 introduces several new layers and substantially improves existing ones:
- The new “Twitter” layer displays a configurable Twitter feed in real time.
- “News Crawl” now features a configurable transition, and more display options, including animated backgrounds.
- Several text layers, like “Static Text,” have gained the ability to display configurable backgrounds and drop shadows.
- The “Sidebar” layer can display its contents inside a shape defined by a mask and an overlay.
- “Computer Circuits” is 3D background layer featuring a rotating circuit board.
- The “Waving Flag” layer displays a waving flag (featuring G8 countries).
- “World Time” shows the world map with the pattern of day and night.
With BoinxTV 1.2 the user interface has been refined and improved. Jog Wheels, a new control element, make setting up numeric values more convenient. Images, movies, sound clips, and compositions, can be previewed via Quick Look directly in the Source Repository of BoinxTV. Hotkey shortcuts can be defined not only for layers but also for specific settings to trigger, e.g. multiple settings in different layers to synchronize multiple elements.Chroma Keying Improvements
The new “Auto” button in the filtered source setup window helps to create a good starting point for the chroma keying based on the scenario and lighting. With Image Masks, two regions can be defined for removing or retaining non-moving objects in the scene.
BoinxTV 1.2 provides built-in support for the new Turbo.264 HD from Elgato for trimming the recording and converting to various H.264 formats.About BoinxTV
BoinxTV is a revolutionary tool for creating Live to Disk, Live to Internet and Live to Stage video, jointly developed by Boinx Software and TheCodingMonkeys. Using 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 extensible architecture, BoinxTV makes it easy to create professional ‘TV style’ shows, minimizing post-production time.Availability and pricing
BoinxTV 1.2 is available immediately for download at boinx.com/download. A free demo license enables BoinxTV for 30 days. The single license of BoinxTV is available for $499 at the Boinx Kagi Store. The BoinxTV Sponsored Edition for $199 (single license) requires a credit for BoinxTV in every video created with BoinxTV. For education and volume licensing (multi‐seat) of BoinxTV, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
* 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/boinxtvAbout TheCodingMonkeys
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.”About Boinx Software
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 slideshow tool with a variety of pre‐built templates. BoinxTV is a revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx Mouseposé is the indispensable mouse pointer highlighting tool for everyone doing presentations, training or demos.
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