Interactive Solutions Inc., which develops and markets multimedia software tools, has released MovieWorks Deluxe 6.0, which improves Mac OS 10.2 Jaguar reliability, adds support for importing MPEG-2 (DVD quality video) and MPEG-4 (Internet streaming) files, and adds the capability to export to the MPEG-4 format.
MovieWorks Deluxe is a suite of applications that work together to create multimedia productions, including Web movies, personal and corporate videos, dynamic slide shows, interactive presentations and CD-ROM titles. Included on the MovieWorks CD are five separate 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.
In version 6.0, there have also been enhancements to media sequencing, previewing, playback navigation, and text editing, according to Jeff Kelley, Interactive Solution’s vice president of marketing. The Player applications have also been optimized and now open final productions in a matter of seconds on most computers, he added. What’s more, the MovieWorks 6.0 CD has an additional 50MB of new graphic and photo clip media objects, and an interactive “front-end” (created in MovieWorks) that’s designed to simplify the installation and navigation of CD contents.
MovieWorks Deluxe 6.0 has a manufacturers suggested retail price of US$119.95. Installers for Mac OS X, Mac OS 8.1-9.x, and Windows are now included on a single CD. The new version is a free update to registered users of version 5.x or higher. Purchasing the upgrade from the Mac Classic version to the Mac OS X version, or from versions prior to 5.x, costs $49.95. Lab Pack upgrades are 25 percent of original purchase price and new replacement CDs are $10 each, plus shipping and handling.