Mac News Briefs: BoinxTV update adds audio, image adjustment features

Boinx Software on Thursday announced the release of BoinxTV 1.3, the latest version of its live video production software.

Version 1.3 adds a number of enhancements to the product, including an integrated configurable audio delay compensation to help adjust for the latency in different cameras and other equipment as well as settings to help create device sources automatically and image adjustment filters for basic color and gamma tweaks. The update also supports Veescope Key Softlyght, a chroma-key filter designed for studio lighting environments; the filter is available separately for $49. There are also bug fixes and other improvements included in version 1.3.

BoinxTV costs $499 or $199 for the sponsored version (which requires crediting BoinxTV in any video made with the software). Version 1.3 is a free update and is recommended for all existing users. The software runs on Intel Macs or the PowerMac G5, as long as they have discrete ATI or Nvidia graphics chips and at least 2GB of RAM.—Dan Moren

Other Mac software news on Thursday includes:

Profile manager rooSwitch updated

In what its developer billed as the first significant update in more than a year, rooSwitch 1.5 debuted with a number of changes and bug fixes for the Mac OS X profile manager.

Aimed at developers, beta testers, and network managers, rooSwitch creates and manages multiple profiles of any application. The $19 app can also backup application profiles and transfer them between machines and accounts.

rooSwitch 1.5 adds an updated 512x512 icon and a new color theme, which developer roobasoft says brings the application in line with Mac OS X 10.5’s look. Users can now lock a profile, and rooSwitch now includes a document preference to switch to new profiles as they’re created. Other changes in version 1.5 include support for Adobe AIR apps and fixes for minor switching bugs.—Philip Michaels

Realmac fixes RapidWeaver bugs

Realmac Software released RapidWeaver 4.2.3, a maintenance update for the Web publishing tool. The update includes fixes for linking to blog posts and assets as well as MobileMe publishing. Other fixes tackle theme and page preview issues, smart quotes in Ignore Formatting areas, and an issue with Japanese localization. The update includes refinements in memory usage, Realmac says.

RapidWeaver 4.2.3 is a free update for registered users of versions 3.6 and 4.x. The Web publishing program costs $79 for a new license.—PM

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