RedHawk Vision Inc.
today announced that it’ll start beta-testing Paparazzi Pics in June. The Windows version is scheduled to be beta-tested first, with the Mac version stepping up to the plate later next month. Paparazzi Pics is the “standalone” application version of the same technology RedHawk makes available in the form of Video Pics, a plug-in for Adobe Premiere.
With Paparazzi Pics, you can extract and produce photograph-quality images from video, according to RedHawk. The software processes digital video using QuickTime 5 (which RedHawk will distribute with the app). You can extract images from .AVI, .MOV and MPEG format video files.
Paparazzi Pics processes image info from multiple frames of video, removing noise, smoothing jitter, and enhancing color, detail and resolution. The results, said RedHawk, are much better than what you get with “frame grabber” hardware or software — Paparazzi Pics and Video Pics grab 3+ megapixel digital image files.
Users interested in participating in the beta test are encouraged to
register their interest
with RedHawk Vision Inc. System requirements for the beta will call for a PowerPC-based Mac with FireWire; Mac OS 8.5 – 9x; and 100+ MB physical RAM available for the application itself.