Interactive Solutions’ flagship multimedia product, MovieWorks Deluxe, is now available for Mac OS X and is being demoed at this week’s Macworld Expo San Francisco.
MovieWorks Deluxe (formerly MovieWorks Interactive) is a suite of applications that work together to create multimedia productions of any length of time, including Web movies, personal and corporate videos, dynamic slide shows, interactive presentations and CD-ROM titles.
Included on the MovieWorks CD are five separate Mac applications that work together. MovieWorks is the main application and provides text editing, special effects, a timeline interface for sequencing media, and buttons to automatically launch the Animator, Sound, Video and Paint applications for media creation and editing.
A multimedia “scene” created in MovieWorks can include any number of text, picture, graphic, video, voice, music, VR, 3D, button and animation objects. Scenes are linked sequentially to other scenes or interactively using buttons, to comprise a MovieWorks project. Also included on the MovieWorks CD are over 300MB of royalty-free QuickTime movies, frames, backgrounds, buttons, pictures, music, MIDI, VR, animations and 3D files.
The five apps simplify the incorporation of analog (AV) or digital (DV) video, photos, graphics, animations, narration, MIDI, MP3, CD music, text and titling, and even Virtual Reality (VR) movies into multimedia productions. You can create an unlimited number of scenes — like chapters in a book — and then link the scenes together, either sequentially or through menu-driven button links. For more sophisticated productions, MovieWorks Deluxe also lets users add custom play controls, and link to Web pages and PDF documents. Free Player applications are available for Mac Classic (OS 8/9), OS X and Windows.
“It was over a year and half in development, and we are very excited to deliver the only truly integrated multimedia ‘works’ product for Mac OS X,” said Bill LaCommare, president of Interactive Solutions.
The Classic and Mac OS X versions of MovieWorks Deluxe 5.2 now sell for US$119.95. Registered Classic customers may purchase the MovieWorks Deluxe OS X Upgrade for $49.95. The upgrade or full versions may be purchased from the
product Web site. A free 5.1 to 5.2 Classic updater is
MovieWorks Deluxe 5.2 for OS X operates on any Power Mac running Mac OS X and requires a CD-ROM or DVD drive, 100MB of available hard drive space and 128MB of RAM.