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Equilibrium Launches DeBabelizer Pro 5 for Mac OS X

(January 07, 2002)
Equilibrium today announced the availability of DeBabelizer Pro 5 for Mac OS X. DeBabelizer Pro 5 is the professional software for automatically preparing images, animations, and digital video for delivery in virtually any medium. DeBabelizer Pro 5 includes powerful batch processing capabilities such as automated Web catalog publishing.

"As a native Mac OS X application, DeBabelizer Pro 5 leverages the strengths of Apple's next-generation operating system to process, optimize and convert still images and QuickTime movies faster than ever before," said Chris Samaniego, chief technology officer at Equilibrium. "With the powerful scripting features for big projects, and hot folders for quick tasks, DeBabelizer Pro 5 benefits both the experienced power user, as well as the novice artist, by automating their workflow."

"Combining the most powerful graphics technologies with rock-solid stability, Mac OS X is the platform of choice for creative users managing a digital media workflow," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "Equilibrium DeBabelizer Pro 5 delivers outstanding automated processing capabilities and is a key application for creative professionals who want to work with Mac OS X full time."

Equilibrium DeBabelizer Pro 5 users work in all areas of the digital convergence: Web, wireless, game development, publishing, multimedia presentations, animation and digital video. DeBabelizer serves as the center of digital media workflow, enabling users to save time and production costs by automatically processing, optimizing, and converting images and multi-frame files from one medium to the next.

Powerful Batch Processing

DeBabelizer Pro 5 automates hundreds of repetitive editing, optimization and file translation tasks. With the hot folder feature, a digital artist can drag and drop an unlimited number of files into a pre-scripted folder for immediate batch processing. DeBabelizer Pro 5 is expandable with AppleScript, allowing power users to create custom workflows with QuickTime 5 and other AppleScript-able applications. DeBabelizer Pro 5 also has powerful conditional scripting abilities and a Batch Automation feature that allows Web designers to automatically create online catalogs with thumbnails, high-resolution JPEGs and associated HTML code.

Color Compression and Optimization

DeBabelizer Pro 5 gives content designers the most control over color depth and palette optimization. Using the award-winning SuperPalette(TM) technology, artists can create an optimized color palette for a series of images automatically. With four dithering options, enhanced GIF and JPEG compression, and dozens of built-in color palettes, DeBabelizer Pro 5 allows for the best looking graphics at the smallest file sizes on any delivery platform.

Pricing and Availability

Equilibrium DeBabelizer Pro 5 for Mac OS X is now available. In North America, DeBabelizer Pro 5 ships at an estimated street price of $469. DeBabelizer Pro 5 will be available for purchase through traditional software distribution channels, including Ingram Micro, retail dealers, and mail order. Interested parties outside North America should contact their local distributor for pricing and availability. For the name of an Equilibrium authorized reseller in your area, call 415/453-4427 or visit Equilibrium's Web site

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