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StageTools Releases MovingPicture 4.0

New version supports image alpha channels By Dave Nagel
StageTools has released MovingPicture 4.0. MovingPicture is a plugin for Adobe After Effects designed for panning and zooming on still images. The new version adds support for Mac OS X 10.2, as well as other features.

According to StageTools, MovingPicture 4.0 includes "a host of productivity enhancements." It also gains support for alpha channels in images and the ability to rotate the camera in three dimensions for creating skew effects.


The software is targeted toward documentary film makers. It provides a framing box icon for setting the view of the image (up to 4,000 pixels) and adding keyframes for panning and zooming. Previews are provided in real time.

MovingPicture 4.0 is available at o charge for user of previous versions. The full release costs $199 and supports Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and Windows. For more information, visit http://www.stagetools.com.


Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at dnagel@digitalmedianet.com.

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