Systems Ships Commotion Pro & DV
Systems today announced that it's finally shipping version 3.0 of
Commotion, an effects and compositing application for digital video.
(Commotion was originally developed by Puffin Designs, which was acquired
by Pinnacle earlier this year.)
Releases Mac Filter Sets for After Effects, Photoshop
has released two new sets of plugins the Mac platformčone for Adobe
Photoshop, the other for Adobe After Effects. Plugin Galaxy is set
of 20 plugins for Photoshop that produce more than 120 basic effects.
Offers Eight Plugins for Macintosh Digi 001 Systems
(Groupe de Recherches Musicales de l'Institut National de l'Audiovisuel)
has shipped a set of eight new RTAS plugins for Pro Tools LE systemsGRM
plugins allow composers and sound designers to create new timbres
with up to 128 delay lines; move sounds through space....
Offers PCI Expansion Chassis for Pro Tools
has started shipping a new seven-slot chassis for Macintosh Pro Tools
digital audio systems. Enabling users to add up to seven supported
Digidesign PCI cards for Pro Tools|24 and Pro Tools|Mix, the expansion
chassis requires no extra software and works with the blue and white
G3 or any G4.
Ships Pulsar 2.01
has announced version
2.01 of its Pulsar DSP system for Macintosh. The new version can be
used with CreamWare's Pulsar and Pulsar II audio systems. The
new version includes Macintosh support for the STS-3000 and STS-4000
Ships Polyphonic Sampler for Macintosh
has started shipping the EXS24 (Emagic Xtreme Sampler 24 Bit), a
professional polyphonic software sampler for Macintosh (and Windows).
The EXS24 runs under Logic Audio and MicroLogic AV from Version
4.0 upwards and is Emagic's second foray into virtual instrument
Offers Dual Analog/Digital Flat-Panel Display
27Princeton Graphics Systems is shipping a new flat-panel
display that offers dual analog and digital interfaces. The SENergy
850 is an 18.1" LCD monitor that includes a broad range of
features not usually found in desktop LCD displays.
Releases Five New LCDs
27Eizo Nanao Technologies has announced five new Mac-compatible
LCD displays. They range in size from 15" to 19.6". The
additions include three new 15" flat panels (the FlexScan L330,
Digital L351, Digital Hybrid L371) one new 18.1" LCD (the Hybrid
FlexScan L671) and the new 19.6" FlexScan L771. All these new
LCD displays were designed with the new Eizo Gray bezel and will
be available in black as well.
Digital Origin Offers EditDV Unplugged,
Media Cleaner EZ for Free
users are only beneficiaries by David Nagel Executive Producer It's
Christmas already, and, apparently, Mac users have been very good
this year. Digital Origin today announced it's giving away Mac-only
versions of its Media Cleaner EZ and EditDV Unplugged video editing
and compression tools. Both are "lite" versions of more full-featured
programs, but neither carried a particularly lite price until now.
Prior to this offering, Media Cleaner EZ sold for $99, and EditDV
unplugged sold for $149.
26Andromeda Software has started shipping a new Photoshop
filter called LensDoc. The
filter is designed to correct distortions, such as barreling and
pincushioning image distortions, produced by zoom and wide-angle
lenses. It also provides correction for perspective and rotation.
Ships 42-Bit Mac USB Scanner
Co. has announced a new scanner in
its Macintosh line. The ScanJet 5370C offers 1,200 DPI optical scanning
with 42-bit color depth. It includes USB connectivity and the ability
to scan and upload images to the Web. The Scanner also includes a
transparency adapter that supports 35 mm slides and negatives and
5" x 5" transparencies.
To Get QuickTime VR Export, Direct Lightwave Import
JUNE 23Autodessys says it will launch version 3.6
of formZ at Siggraph 2000 in New Orleans (July 23 through July
According to the company, the new version of formZ, a 3D modeling
and animation package, will sport a significant number of enhancements
over previous versions.
Point To Post Filmlogic 3.0 Beta
says it will post a beta of its FilmLogic plugin for Final Cut Pro
"in the near future." It's also giving a preview of the
software at the Show Biz Expo in Los Angeles this weekend at its booth.
Gives Away Adobe Apps with Printers
Co. today announced that it's giving away Adobe InDesign and Adobe
Illustrator with the purchase of certain laser and inkjet printers.
Qualifying printers several models from the HP DesignJet CA and CP
series and the LaserJet series.
Announces USB-Equipped Dye-Sub Printer for $999
yesterday announced a new sub-$1,000 dye-sublimation printer
targeted toward the professional and prosumer photography markets.
The new P-400 prints an A4-size (8.25"x 11.7") full-resolution photograph
in 90 seconds.
Ships New MIDI Interface for Mac
yesterday shipped out the first units of its new MT4 USB MIDI interface.
The MT4 features two in and four out ports and supports Macintosh
and Windows 98. MT4 features a compact size in a light-weight non-slip
casing. All inputs and outputs are independently addressable for a
maximum of 32-channel input and 64-channel output.
Tools 5.0.1 LE Now Includes Beta RTAS DirectConnect Plugin
has shipped the first upgrade to its Pro Tools 5 LE audio
suite. The software, in addition to adding support for Windows 98,
includes a Mac-only beta of the first RTAS version of the DirectConnect
To Ship LensDoc Filter This Week
JUNE 21Andromeda Software will ship a new Photoshop filter June
23 called LensDoc. In the meantime, the company has made a demo version
of the software available via its Web site.
The filter is designed to correct distortions, such as barreling and
pincushioning image distortions, produced by zoom and wide-angle lenses.
Offers Free Fire Filter Through June 30
JUNE 20Boris FX, a developer of plugins for effects and editing
software on the Macintosh, is offering its Fire filter free of charge
through June 30. One of the Continuum Natural Filters, Fire is a procedural
fire creation filter with smoke and alpha detection. It works with
Adobe After Effects 4.0 and later.
Maxes Mini Drive, Sees 1 GB Appearing in Digital Cameras
says it's tripling the capacity of its smallest hard drivethe
IBM Microdriveto 1 GB. The drivenot just a disk, but a
complete mechanismis smaller than a matchbook, weighs less than
an ounce and will be available for less than $500, according to an
IBM press release.
Player Simplifies Sampling on the Mac
Inc. today announced the release of Unity Player, a Macintosh sampling
and MIDI suite. The package
is a trimmed-down version of BitHeadz Unity DS-1 that offers all the
capabilities of that program but without the editing function.
Ships RealVerb for ProTools
JUNE 16Kind of Loud Technologies today introduced a new plugin
and two surround-sound 5.1 software encoding packages for Digidesign's
ProTools audio system for Macintosh.
RealVerb is a reverb plugin with the ability to morph room shape,
size and texture, giving users control over characteristics of their
Ships MIDISport 8x8, Delta 1010 ADAT Interface
has started shipping its latest MIDI interface for USB-equipped Macs.
The MIDISport 8x8/s offers eight in and eight out ports for 128 x
128 MIDI channels. It's housed in a 19" single height rack mount chassis.
Ships Fastest Mac Combo Audio Ripper/CD-RW
JUNE 14Yamaha has started shipping a new CD-RW for Macintosh
and Windows that offers audio ripping speeds of 24x. The current model,
the CRW8824EZ, is an internal EIDE device. The company says the drive
will be joined in July by three new models in the 8824 family.
Bundles Media Cleaner Broadcast Edition with FCP
yesterday announced it would start bundling Media Cleaner Compression
Suite Broadcast Edition with Final Cut Pro. The bundle includes Terran's
streaming media application, Media Cleaner Pro; the developer edition
of the Sorenson Video codec; the professional edition of the QDesign
Music Codec and Sorenson Broadcaster
To Ships Smallest Mini DV Camcorder
says it will start shipping the smallest Mini DV camcorder this month.
The new DCR-PC5 Handycam camcorder is 2 1/8" x 4" x 3 7/8" and weighs
Origin Ships EditDV 2.0 for Mac
Origin has released version 2.0 of its EditDV software for Macintosh.
EditDV is an editing, compositing, animation and special effects
suite for streaming media. The company has also started offering an
EditDV/Adobe After Effects bundle.
 Gets Free Update
today announced the availability of LightWave 6.0b, a new update to
its 3D application that received a major upgrade last month.
One of the key upgrades was faster render times, which the company
says have been improved "drastically" through code optimization.
Real Agree To Play Nice
and RealNetworks have announced an Internet streaming deal. Real is
now licensing QuickTime technology from Apple and that RealServer
8 now supports the delivery of QuickTime-based content to Apple’s
Ships New 42-Bit Mac Scanner
technologies has announced a new scanner in its line of home office/small
office flatbeds. The new Astra 3400 scans images at 600 x 1,200 dpi
in 42-bit color using an internal 14-bit analog to digital (A/D) converter.
Releases Mac Dual-Monitor Graphics Card
Graphics yesterday announced the availability of the Jeronimo 2000
for Macintosh, a single-card AGP graphics accelerator that supports
dual-monitor connections. It features 32 MB of onboard SGRAM and two
Film Tools Releases Composite Suite for AE, Avid
JUNE 9Digital Film Tools has launched Composite Suite 1.0, a
set of tools for Avid AVX systems and Adobe After Effects. It includes
effects tools that were, until recently, only available in house at
To Offer Mac Player for Web 3D
JUNE 8NeMo SA, a 3D software developer based in France, says
it will ship a Macintosh version of its NeMo Player and NeMo Web browser
plugin. NeMo's software allows for the delivery of 3D content on the
Web, along with interactivity.
Announces Entry-Level Digital Camera
today announced it's started shipping the FinePix 1400 Zoom digital
camera, a 1.2 megapixel entry-level model. It comes equipped with
a Fujinon aspherical 3x optical zoom lens (equivalent to 39 mm to
117 mm on a 35 mm camera) and a 2x digital zoom, with a resolution
of 1,280 x 960.
Set To Ship RAIDbank Storage Device
JUNE 8MicroNet says it will start shipping a new RAID solution
this month. The RAIDbank 2000, a platform-independent storage device,
will support up to 10 drives per unit, with a maximum capacity of
36 GB per drive.
To Be Broken in Two
JUNE 7U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson
today ordered that Microsoft Corp., the company that turned a $50,000
investment in the MS-DOS operating system into one of the most important
and valuable companies in the world, be split into two companies.
Ships Dreamweaver UltrDev
JUNE 7Macromedia has started shipping its previously announced
Dreamweaver UltraDev, a souped-up version of Dreamweaver designed
for application development. Macromedia touts the software as "the
first application to allow visual creation of data-driven Web applications
across industry leading server technologies, such as Sun Microsystems
JavaServer Pages, Microsoft Active Server Pages, and Allaire Cold
Fusion Markup Language."
Announces $899 3.1 Megapixel Camera
JUNE 7Kodak today announced it will ship two new digital cameras
this summer. The DC4800 is a 3.1 megapixel model includes a 3x optical
zoom lens (28 mm to 84 mm equivalent) enhanced with a 2x digital zoom.
The camera can focus as close as 2" from its subject, and the
viewfinder has a built-in diopter for easier focusing.
To Release Internet Version of SmartMusic Studio
Music Technology says it's releasing its SmartMusic Studio 6.0 software
online. SmartMusic Studio, formerly Vivace, is an accompaniment system
that interacts with users while they play their music. It come in
versions for vocalists; vocalists, woodwinds and brass; and just woodwinds
Offers Free Final Cut Pro Upgrade
JUNE 7Apple yesterday announced it had started shipping Final
Cut Pro 1.2.5, an upgrade to its profesional editing and compositing
application. The upgrade is available as a free download at Apple's
Web site for users of version 1.2.
Point Launches FilmLogic 2.6 in Full, LE Versions
Point Systems yesterday announced the availability of FilmLogic 2.6,
a film finishing application designed for independent filmmakers using
35 mm or 16 mm formats.
Beginning with this generation, FilmLogic is now available in limited
and full versions for the Macintosh.
Ships Large-Format Inkjet, New Papers and Films
JUNE 6Kodak today announced the launch of the Kodak Large-Format
Inkjet 3043 printer. The new model, which offers 1,440 x 720 DPI resolution,
is geared toward creative photo specialty retail outlets, professional
photographers, portrait labs, pre-press, proofing and creative design
To Launch Continuum for After Effects
JUNE 5Boris FX today announced it will ship a new set of filters
for Adobe After Effects. Boris Continuum will include 20 new filters
for compositing and effects in AE.
Offers Discount on Affinity Upgrades
is now offering a discount on its Affinity non-linear video editing
systems. The new deal gives Cube owners a 15 percent price break on
a new Affinity system, while Sphere owners can get 25 percent off
the purchase price.
Ships Illustrator 9
has started shipping version 9.0 of Illustrator, a vector illustration
tool. The new version adds enhanced Web functionality, as well as
additional features for its traditional marketprint publishers.
3dfx Resumes Voodoo5 AGP Shipments
JUNE 13dfx has resumed shipment of its Voodoo5 5500 AGP cards.
The company said in a released statement that it had perhaps been
a bit too cautious when it stopped
shipment last week and recalled units that had been shipped to
resellers. 3dfx now says units will arrive at resellers by June 9.
Inks Asset management Deal with Quill
Inc. and Quill Communications have struck a deal to integrate Quark's
Digital Media System with
Quill's CATPUB Web management application.
Offers Unity DS-1 Patch
been nary two weeks since BitHeadz started shipping its Unity DS-1
2.0 digital sampler and already the company has released an update.
According to BitHeadz, the version 2.01 updater adds better support
for the G4 Velocity engine and fixes some minor bugs.
Starts Volume Shipment of Atlas 10K II
JUNE 1Quantum Corp. has started volume shipments of its new
Atlas 10K II SCSI hard drives. The new models sport a capacity up
to 73.4 GB (nearly double the previous generation) and an average
seek time of 4.7 milliseconds.
Releases Mixman Studio Mac As Online Download
has started offering its Mixman Studio Mac digital audio recording
and remixing software as an online download. The new online version,
Mixman Studio DL, offers much of the same functionality as the boxed
version but sells for $19.95.
100 Bundles DVD Fusion SL with MediaPress Suite
100 has teamed up with Sonic Solutions to add Sonic's DVD Fusion SL
authoring software to its MediaPress Suite and MediaPress Suite SDI
DVD authoring systems.
The new systems are available for Macintosh only.
Ships KnockOut 1.5
Corp. today announced the availability of KnockOut 1.5
for Macintosh. The new version of this masking application includes
a new loupe zoom to magnify selections and the ability to verify mask
accuracy by changing the underlying color or inserting another image.
Launches Retro AS-1 Patch Exchange Site
MAY 30BitHeadz has officially launched its Patch Post forum,
which allows users to swap Retro AS-1 patches. The BitHeadz FTP server
allows users to access these patches through their Web browser using
the name "bitheadz2" and the password "wacom."
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