Totally Hip Software
has released LiveStage Professional 3, the latest version of its QuickTime authoring environment software — and it supports QuickTime 5.
Designed for developers and digital media producers. LiveStage Professional 3 can be used to create interactive QuickTime movies and video for the Internet, CD-ROM, DVD, or anywhere that QuickTime plays. The new version also supports Windows. Sure, we Mac users could care less, but that’s good for Totally Hip as it helps strengthen their position as a provider of broadband video and interactive Web development environments.
QuickTime 5 is a “milestone” in the advancement of QuickTime with its advanced feature set including the ability to support Flash 4, XML, and database communications as well as component downloading allowing for easy and regular updating and deployment of new features, according to David Dicaire, CEO and president of Totally Hip. “LiveStage Professional 3 will enable technology masters in multimedia, broadcast and audio to create, produce and deliver impressive broadband and interactive wired movie content faster than ever in a cross platform environment.”
Its ability to utilize existing media or content created with other popular media authoring tools — including Flash by Macromedia, LiveMotion by Adobe, and the many video production tools available — continue to draw increased exposure and new users, Dicaire added.
Some of the new features that LiveStage Professional 3 has are:
Interactive media skins that allow for delivery of custom interfaces;
Flash 4 support for integrating Flash with all other QuickTime media including video
XML support for the dynamic creation of content or movies
Server side connectivity for database support and movie generation;
Over 70 new wired actions to be added to the QScript including reference guide, tutorials and sample projects;
New and enhanced QuickTime track and media types;
Upgraded user manual including reference guide, tutorials, and sample projects
Suggested retail pricing for LiveStage Professional 3 is US$899.95. Current registered users of LiveStage Professional 2 can upgrade to version 3 for $199.95 or purchase an additional Windows license for $499.95. Pricing discounts for educational and multiple user licenses are available by contacting