JANUARY 2001


   

News: Dukane Announces 6.7-pound, 1300 ANSI Lumen Projector
Mar. 30, 2001 —Dukane Corporation announced the XGA ImagePro 8750, a DLP projector which is fully compatible with all PC's, Pentium's, and Mac's with plug and play operation. Read More

News: StageTools Releases MovingPicture 2.0
Mar. 29, 2001 —StageTools has announced MovingPicture 2.0, a plugin for a number of NLEs and compositing applications for Mac and Windows. MovingPicture is a tool for documentary and industrial filmmakers to pan and zoom on high-resolution images. It takes scanned images up to 4,000 pixels and allows for repeatable pans and zooms directly from a nonlinear editor’s timeline. Read More

News: Aurora Updates Video Capture Drivers
Mar. 29, 2001 —Aurora Video Systems has released an update to the software driver for its Igniter video capture and editing boards. Version 3.1 adds support for Apple Final Cut Pro 2.0 and Adobe Premiere 6.0. It also offers full support of YUV color processing, so it renders without scaling, conversion or clipping, according to Aurora. Read More

News: Pinnacle To Support Realtime Effects in Final Cut Pro 2.0
Mar. 28, 2001 —Pinnacle Systems today unveiled a system that will bring realtime editing and effects to Apple's Final Cut Pro 2.0. The standard-definition version of CineWave is schedule to ship this summer. Read More

News: Microsoft Releases Windows Media Player 7 for Mac
Mar. 28, 2001 —Microsoft today released version 7 of its Windows Media Player for Macintosh. The new player supports digital rights management and the newest Microsoft codecs, including Windows Media Audio and Video 8, which were also released today. Read More

News: LightWave [6.5] Available for Mac OS X
Mar. 27, 2001 —NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading 3D animation and video products, announced today that LightWave [6.5] for Mac OS X final release is available for download immediately on their website. Apple's Mac OS X Final Release became available on March 24, and NewTek is happy to offer LightWave [6.5] final release for OS X concurrently.`` Read More

News: Maxon To Release Cinema 4D XL 7
Mar. 26, 2001 —Maxon has announced the soon to be released version 7.0 of Cinema 4D XL, its flagship modeling and animation package. Read More

News: CValley Ships FILTERiT 4
Mar. 23, 2001 —CValley late yesterday started shipping version 4 of its FILTERiT plugin for Adobe Illustrator 8 and 9. The new version is available only for the Macintosh, with a Windows version expected in May. Read More

News: Kodak Announces 6 Megapixel SLR
Mar. 22, 2001 —Kodak today announced a 6 megapixel SLR in its line of DCS digital cameras. The new DCS 760 uses Kodak's 6 megapixel camera back built on Nikon's flagship F5 Pro digital SLR camera body. In addition to the back, Kodak has also built in an ISO range of 80 to 400 (pushable two stops), a burst rate of 1.5 frames per second and a burst depth of 24 frames. (The camera will actually buffer up to 24 shots at 6 megapixels each before writing to the PC card.) Read More

News: ColorTheory Ships for Mac
Mar. 21, 2001 —Theory LLC has released Color Theory 1.0 for the Macintosh. Color theory is a stand-alone application and Adobe Photoshop plugin that operates as a digital color wheel to find complementary or harmonious color combinations. The formulas are based on the studies of Bauhaus professor Johannes Itten and utilize the RYB color model. Read More

News: Roland Introduces 64" Hexachrome Inkjet Printer
Mar. 20, 2001 —Roland DGA has introduced a new eight-color 64-inch inkjet printer. The Hi-Fi Jet Pro FJ-600 uses Hexachrome technology licensed from Pantone to simulate about 97 percent of PMS colors. Roland is the only company currently offering Hexachrome in its wide-format models. Read More

News: Panopticum Ships Engraver for Mac
Mar. 20, 2001 —Panopticum has started shipping Engraver 1.0, a new plugin for Adobe Photoshop 5.x for Macintosh. The company shipped the Windows version last month. Engraver is a plugin that cuts through images with thin lines that form a geometric pattern, creating an engraved or woodcut effect. The thickness of lines changes depending on the initial image under the lines. Read More

News: Realtime Adobe Premiere Coming to Mac
Mar. 19, 2001 —Adobe has announced that the realtime version of Premiere 6, its digital video editing suite, will be making its way to the Mac this spring. Premiere RT has been available for the Windows platform for several years, but Adobe says that new advances in QuickTime technology have made the Mac version possible. Adobe says it expects to see realtime cards from the likes of Matrox, ProMax, Aurora Video Systems and Digital Marketing International. Read More

News: Matrox Ships Mac Realtime Editing Card for Final Cut Pro 2
Mar. 14, 2001 —Matrox has finally announced the release of its long-awaited RTMac realtime card for Final Cut Pro 2.0. The card had been announced last year at NAB and was expected in the third quarter of 2000, but delays in shipping a realtime version of Final Cut Pro caused the RTMac to be pushed back. Read More

News: Apple To Ship Final Cut Pro 2
Mar. 14, 2001 —Apple today announced it plans to ship Final Cut Pro 2 March 19. Final Cut Pro is Apple's digital video editing application, a direct competitor of Adobe Premiere. According to Apple, version 2.0 offers realtime editing and compositing features for realtime cards like the Matrox RTMac, which has also just been announced. Read More

News: VertiBevel 1.5 Released for Mac
Mar. 12, 2001 —Shekinah Studios has released the Mac version of VertiBevel 1.5, its modeling tool for LightWave 6.5. The single user price is $149.95. Read More

News: MacWeek Folds into MacCentral
Mar. 09, 2001 —Earlier this week Mac Publishing LLC, the publisher of Macworld, folded MacWeek.com into its daily headline news site, MacCentral.com. The move included layoffs of seven MacWeek staffers. The company says the change will not affect other Mac Publishing properties. Read More

News: Emagic Launches New Hardware and Software at Musikmesse
Mar. 09, 2001 —In addition to announcing Logic Audio 5, Emagic, a German audio hardware and software developer, has also launched or announced a whole slew of new audio products. The announcements come out of the Musikmesse festival going on in Frankfurt, Germany. Read More

News: Emagic Shows Off Logic Audio 5
Mar. 09, 2001 —Emagic has announced Logic Audio 5.0, a major upgrade to its audio editing suite for Macintosh and Windows. The upgrade, due to ship in September, includes integration with Mackie's new Logic Control hardware system, offering hands-on control over hundreds of MIDI and audio functions, including the new automation system. Read More

News: Credo Offers Bundle Deal on LifeForms, MeGa MoCap
Mar. 09, 2001 —Credo Interactive has started offering $300 off a bundle of their LifeForms 3.9 and MeGa MoCap software. LifeForms is a character animation and motion capture editing package. It includes integration with 3D packages like LightWave, ElectricImage, Poser, Cinema 4D XL and any programs that use BVH, Acclaim or HTR motion capture data. Read More

News: Quadmation Releases PlayerPro 5.8
Mar. 09, 2001 —Quadmation has announced an update to its PlayerPro audio editing software. The new versions of the commercial and freeware releases add a number of new features, GUI enhancements and bug fixes. They also remove all 68K code, making them operable only on PowerPC machines. Read More

News: Photoshop 6.01 Updater Returns
Mar. 09, 2001 —Last month we wrote about Adobe releasing an updater to Photoshop 6. Soon after, Adobe removed the updater from its download area. Well, today it's back for both Mac and Windows. The new version adds minor enhancements to Photoshop 6, mainly dealing with workflow and usability issues. Read More

News: Sharp Unveils 3,300 Lumen Projector
Mar. 08, 2001 —Sharp today unveiled the latest in its line of XGA and SXGA digital projectors, the XG-P20XU LCD projector. The new model offers brightness of 3,300 ANSI lumens, native XGA resolution (1,024 x 768) and 360 degree remote control capabilities. The P20 is compatible with NTSC, PAL, SECAM and DTV/HDTV video signals. It can automatically adjust to handle images up to UXGA resolutions, as well as various Macintosh and electronic workstation data signals, according to Sharp. Read More

News: OS X Heads Toward Manufacturing
Mar. 07, 2001 —Apple has announced that Mac OS X has gone gold master and is now on its way to manufacturing for release March 24. The company released no new information regarding the new OS except that it will require 128 MB of RAM to run and that it will be compatible with iMacs, iBooks, G3 and G4 desktops, the G4 Cube and PowerBooks released after September 1998. Read More

News: ZBrush 1.2 Coming This Month
Mar. 07, 2001 —Pixologic has announced it will ship ZBrush 1.2 March 22 at the Game Developers Conference. ZBrush is a painting application that offers 2D, 2.5D and limited 3D capabilities. It's been around for less than a year, and the Macintosh version was launched just back in January at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco. Read More

News: RE:Vision Revamps Entire After Effects Plugin Line
Mar. 06, 2001 —RE:Vision FX says it has revamped its entire line of plugins for Adobe After Effects. RE:Vision makes such plugins as Video Gogh, ReelSmart Motion Blur, Twixtor and Shade/Shape. Read More

News: Olympus Introduces Brio Camera
Mar. 06, 2001 —Olympus says it will start shipping the first model in its new line of point and shoot digital cameras this May. The first model, the Camedia Brio D-100, offers a 1.3 megapixel CCD for producing images at 1,280 x 960. It also offers a 5.5 mm f2.8 to f11 autofocus lens with 2x telephoto, a shutter release time of 0.3 seconds and a USB interface. Read More

News: Strider Ships Typestyler 3.7.1
Mar. 05, 2001 —Strider Software has updated TypeStyler to 3.7.1. TypeStyler is a tool for the Macintosh for manipulating text, creating text paths and generating text effects. It's available only for the Macintosh. Read More

News: Princeton Ships 17-Inch LCD for $899
Mar. 05, 2001 —Princeton Graphics has introduced a 17-inch LCD monitor priced at $899. The new LCD17 offers 24-bit color at a maximum resolution of 1,280 x 1,024, a contrast ratio of 400:1 and a brightness level of 250 cd/m2. Read More

News: Electric Image Universe for Mac Ships Today
Mar. 02, 2001 —Electric Image has started shipping Universe, the new version of its high-end 3D modeling, rendering and animation package. The first to receive the software are those who've upgraded from EIAS 2.9 and those who preordered Universe. The software will start shipping Monday for the rest of EI's customers. Read More

News: Media 100 Ships MPEG Charger, Audio:Box, CineStream
Mar. 02, 2001 —Media 100 has started shipping three new Mac products targeted toward streaming media professionals in audio and video—CineStream, MPEG Charger and Audio:Box. Audio:Box, the company's new high-end audio encoding hardware/software suite, uses multiple G4s and PowerFile C200 CD/DVD jukeboxes, along with Cleaner 5 and a whole lot of AppleScripting, to pull audio files and metadata off CDs and DVDs and publish them to a streaming server. Read More

News: Avid OMF Comes to After Effects 5
Feb. 28, 2001 —Software developer Automatic Duck has announced the forthcoming release of OMF Composition Import, a plugin for Adobe After Effects 5. OMF Composition Import allows users to bring Avid OMF projects into After Effects automatically. Wes Plate, president of Automatic Duck, told us he expects the first release around the time of the NAB show in April. It will be released first for the Macintosh, with a Windows version following as soon as possible, he said. Read More

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