Interactive Solutions Inc. has announced the release of
MovieWorks Deluxe 5.1. The software is a suite of five multimedia tools that the developer said are well suited for the creation of interactive CD-ROM titles, portfolios, videos, dynamic slide shows and multimedia presentations.
The software incorporates sound, video, animation, paint and image editing tools together with a time-based sequencing and authoring program. Users can import analog or digital video, photos, graphics, animations, 3D, narration, MIDI, MP3, CD music, text and titling and VR movies together to produce their presentations.
New features in 5.1 include auto-load/auto-start when distributed on CD, and the ability to link to Web pages and PDF documents. The Windows version finally gains support for the QuickTime effects library — a feature the Mac version already has, in case you’re interested.
Interactive Solutions president Bill LaCommare said that MovieWorks Deluxe 5.1 represents an excellent value at its retail price of US$149.
“Up until now, the only way to create multimedia productions of this caliber was to spend $1,000 and invest weeks in learning complex software,” said LaCommare.
System requirements call for a PowerPC-based Mac, Mac OS 8.1 or later (8.6.1 or better recommended — the company does not specific Mac OS X compatibility, however); a CD-ROM or DVD drive, 30MB of available hard disk space and 64 MB of RAM. USB or FireWire-based digital video capture hardware is optional. The software is available through leading distributors and retailers; educational pricing is also available. Visit the Web site for more details.
Current MovieWorks Deluxe 5.0 users can update to 5.1 by downloading the updater from
the MovieWorks Web site.