Boinx Software's video production software upgrades to Version 1.4, now operable with Apple's latest operating system--Snow Leopard.
software company Boinx has updated BoinxTV, its live-video production software,
to support Axis network cameras and help streamline the production workflow.
The entire recording engine of Version 1.4, which is free for all current
BoinxTV users, has been rewritten for better extensibility and performance,
according to the company.
BoinxTV is a tool for creating live to disk, live to Internet, and live to stage
video, jointly developed by Boinx Software and TheCodingMonkeys, a Macintosh software
company based in Munich. With
BoinxTV, users can create studio shows, podcasts, sports events, concerts,
interviews and so on, using a Mac computer and multiple cameras. The program
requires either an Intel-based Mac with discrete graphics from ATI
or Nvidia or the latest PowerMac G5 with ATI
graphics and a minimum of 2GB of RAM.
Additional new layers include an iPhone demo layer, a Quick Look layer that
allows you to display almost any file within your BoinxTV recording and a
Sports Standings layer that reads an
BoinxTV 1.4 is available as a free update for existing BoinxTV users, and a
free demo license is available for 30 days. The single-license of BoinxTV is
available for $499 at the Boinx Kagi Store. The BoinxTV Sponsored Edition,
which is priced at $199, requires a credit for BoinxTV in every video created
with BoinxTV, the company notes.
"If you are not moving to Snow Leopard with BoinxTV 1.4, you are
missing out on twice the speed and more in some areas of the application,"
said Boinx CEO Oliver Breidenbach. "And
there is a lot more potential still to be realized in Snow Leopard that we will
leverage in future versions."
In June, Boinx and TheCodingMonkeys won the Apple Design Award 2009, which
recognizes technical innovation and outstanding achievement in iPhone and Mac
software development. "BoinxTV is an extraordinary example of what's possible
with Mac OS X and sets a very high standard for usability, innovation and broad
Mac OS X technology adoption," explained the Apple jury. "BoinxTV makes
extensive use of graphics and media technologies in Mac OS X, enabling video
effects not previously seen in real time on the platform."
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.