Developer Ben Bird has updated his Mac video software, BTV Pro, to version 5.4.
BTV Pro is used for capturing video, editing and stop-motion animation. It also has advanced features such as timelapse capture, motion detection and DV video input and output, according to MacTech magazine . BTV Pro works with any Mac compatible video input source such as video input cards, TV cards, built-in video, USB, DV and FireWire video sources.
Version 5.4 adds an interlace filter for captured and exported images and new options for adding new frames always to the end of movies when animating, converting a DV stream to a QuickTime movie without a lengthy export process, and previewing video during a DV stream capture. It also fixes some bugs and beefs up performance for motion detection capture from a DV source.
A trial version of BTV Pro is available for download; It costs US$40 to register.
In addition to a “classic” version that runs on Mac OS 8 and later, BTV Pro has been fully Carbonized to run natively under Mac OS X. It’s available in English and German.