Two Mac compatible multimedia utilities from
have been updated. And both are Mac OS X compatible.
CoolCam, a Webcam tool for displaying live video on Web sites, has been updated to 1.9. The new version adds a “Disable Video Preview” setting to the Options menu. This option is useful when using Timbuktu (or similar software) to remotely administer a computer running CoolCam.
CoolCam provides WYSIWYG editing of text captions, picture badges, clocks and blur items, all floating on top of live video from your camera. It lets you edit these items in place over live video from your camera, continually updating the video display in real-time, even if you are moving or resizing items, editing text within a caption, or changing an item’s color, according to the folks at Evological. CoolCam also features blur items, which blur a portion of the video with a TV-style block blur effect.
The update (a 721k file) requires Mac OS 8.5 or higher (including Mac OS X). It’s available from the Evological Web site.
VideoScope 1.3, the latest rev of the software waveform and vector scope software, is a minor update that fixes a problem where it would sometimes crash on launch. VideoScope performs real-time luminance and chrominance analysis of any video source, QuickTime movie or still image. This lets you adjust your video digitizer’s image settings to obtain the best possible video quality, claims Evological.
Version 1.3, which requires Mac OS X or the CarbonLib extension in Mac OS 9.x, can be downloaded (it’s a 1.6MB file) from the Evological site.