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NEWS MARCH 29, 2001
StageTools Releases MovingPicture 2.0
NLE plugin gets faster rendering

by David Nagel
Executive Producer
[email protected]

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 editorís timeline.

Moving Picture 2.0 has picked up a number of enhancements, including faster rendering, QuickTime rendering and keyframe eases, according to StageTools.

StageTools MovingPicture 4.0 for Adobe After Effects and Premiere, Apple FInal Cut Pro and Media 100 systems

In MovingPicture, the image appears on the screen. Dragging and sizing a framing box icon on top of it changes the view, adding key frames onto the timeline. Editor's can preview the motion in real time without any rendering and finally rendered in high resolution without ever leaving the timeline. Motion is field-rendered at sub-pixel accuracy and in 32-bit color.

Macintosh versions are available for Adobe After Effects and Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro and Media 100 systems. The MovingPicture plugin is priced at $199. Registered users can upgrade at no charge. For more information or to download a fully functioning evaluation copy, visit http://www.stagetools.com.

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