Boinx Software introduces BoinxTV 1.0
Live-production software turns your Mac* into a TV studio "for the rest of us"
Munich, Germanyâ€”November 11th, 2008. Boinx Software announced today BoinxTV 1.0, a revolutionary liveâ€?production software for video podcasters that turns any recent Mac into a TV studio. BoinxTV is an audiovisual mixing application for recording high quality video podcasts, sports events, concerts, interviews, sermons, lectures, seminars and more using just your Mac and up to three cameras. With its innovative user interface, BoinxTV makes it easy to create professional â€˜TV styleâ€™ recordings, setting a new quality level in the production of video podcasts.
â€œA few years ago I visited a production control room in a television studioâ€”and was intrigued by the sight of all the monitors, effect generators and video mixers,â€? remembers Oliver Breidenbach, CEO of Boinx Software. â€œI wondered if we could do all that â€™in softwareâ€™ as Macs become more powerful. Well, Boinx Software joined forces with TheCodingMonkeys, and we did it. With BoinxTV, video podcasters now can create professionalâ€?looking shows. And they can do it live, without spending hours in postâ€?production afterwards. BoinxTV is a real game changer.â€?
â€œThe first time I saw BoinxTV I knew this would change the way I'd create video podcasts foreverâ€?, says Bastian WÃ¶lfle, host and producer of the DigitalUpgrade video podcast. â€œBefore BoinxTV, I spent countless hours refining my recording with Final Cut Pro. No more! As I can add all the effects and titles during the live recording, I'm basically done when the recording finishes. This means I can produce more shows in the same time, or spend more time with my family.â€?
Easeâ€?ofâ€?use An easy to use interface allows a single person to operate BoinxTV during the recording session. After the starting of BoinxTV, the user can choose from the many predefined templates, or one he previously created, making it easy to produce, for example, a news show. In education, BoinxTV opens new horizons for school TV whether students are recording a sport event or setting up an interview with two cameras. In enterprise, BoinxTV can be used by sales managers who want to address their staff in a weekly podcast. And because it runs on a MacBook Pro it can be used in the field as well as in a studio.
Familiar layer concept BoinxTV uses various inputs like video cameras, microphones, and preâ€?recorded material like movies and sound clips. Those inputs can be used in any number of â€˜layersâ€™ that can be stacked on top of each other, toggled on and off and dynamically controlled. Multiple layersâ€”for example a ticker tape, a station logo, lower thirds and othersâ€”can be placed on top of a video source, creating a professional looking result â€˜as seen on TVâ€™.
Live recording Interactive controls allow one to change important aspects of every layerâ€”for example a movie, a title, the caption of a lower thirdâ€”on the fly while the show is being recorded. The movie can either be encoded directly to a QuickTime movie for later postâ€?processing (e.g. with Apple Podcast Producer) or be played fullscreen on a dedicated monitor. Combined with thirdâ€?party hardware as the Matrox MXO, BoinxTV delivers broadcastâ€?quality output.
Say goodbye to postâ€?production Video podcasters currently have to spend many hours editing their takes to get a professional looking result. Post production is a timeâ€?consuming part of their workflow. BoinxTV reduces the overall production time dramatically as cuts, graphic effects, titles and more can be applied during the recording of the show.
Broadcastâ€?grade features BoinxTV ships with more than 30 professional layers (video switcher, RSS crawler, lower third, interview setup, and others), and can be extended by custom layers designed with Apple's Quartz Composer software, which comes free with Mac OS X. Advanced chroma keying makes BoinxTV a valuable production solution in podcast studios with green screens and lighting rigs.
Liveâ€?production â€˜for the rest of usâ€™ BoinxTV leverages advanced Mac OS X system technologies to achieve in software what would otherwise require expensive hardware in a traditional studio. And with all the â€˜real stuffâ€™ available in BoinxTV, video podcasters can create shows in a higher production quality in less time at a fraction of the cost.
Availability and pricing BoinxTV is available immediately for download at boinx.com/download. In demo mode, BoinxTV can be used for 5 days. The single license of BoinxTV is available for $499 at the Boinx Kagi Store. The BoinxTV Sponsored Edition for $199 (single license) requires a credit for BoinxTV in every video created with BoinxTV. For education and volume licensing (multiâ€?seat) of BoinxTV, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
*BoinxTV requires a Power Mac G5 or Intel based Macintosh with discrete graphics running Mac OS X Leopard. Full system requirements and more information on BoinxTV can be found at boinx.com/boinxtv.
About TheCodingMonkeys TheCodingMonkeys is a Macintosh software company based in Munich, Germany. It is determined to produce software that stands up to the Macintosh easeâ€?ofâ€?use while solving complex problems. TheCodingMonkeys revolutionized realâ€?time text collaboration with the release of SubEthaEdit.
About Boinx Software Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops award winning software for the creative Mac user in animation, movie production and photography. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time lapse capture and won the O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award in 2003. Boinx FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awardsâ€”â€œBest Mac OS X Leopard Graphics and Media Application Runnerâ€?up 2008â€? and â€œBest Mac OS X User Experience Runnerâ€?up 2006â€?, is a presentation tool for professional photographers. Boinx PhotoPresenter, winner of the Apple Design Award 2005 â€œBest Mac OS X Student Productâ€?, is a quick slideshow tool with preâ€?built templates. BoinxTV is a revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx MouseposÃ© is the indispensable mouse pointer highlighting tool for everyone doing presentations, training or demos.
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