MovieWorks and MovieWorks Deluxe 5.0 are now available from
for the Mac, and for the first time ever, Windows platforms. Included in the Mac versions is support for the extensive library of QuickTime transitions, including unrendered dissolves/fades and scrolling text.
“MovieWorks provides all the tools you need to make a QuickTime movie, video or multimedia presentation with unprecedented speed and ease,” said Chuck Sorrels, director of sales, Interactive Solutions. “Apple has recently included MovieWorks in their Education Series Web and Multimedia Bundles, we trained over 500 Technology Specialists at Camp Apple, as well as the Apple Distinguished Educator Class of 1999.”
MovieWorks, which costs US$99, is a suite of applications that work together to create short to medium length multimedia productions, including Web movies, personal and corporate videos, dynamic slide shows, and multimedia presentations. MovieWorks Deluxe (formerly MovieWorks Interactive) is a suite of applications that work together to create multimedia productions of any length of time, including Web movies, personal and corporate videos, dynamic slide shows, interactive presentations and CD-ROM titles. The suggested retail price is $149.
“After 10 years of development, it’s exciting to see MovieWorks and MovieWorks Deluxe 5.0 launched into retail and available on both the Macintosh and Windows platforms,” said Bill LaCommare, president of Interactive Solutions, in a press announcement. “MovieWorks Deluxe has been widely adopted in the K12 education market and has a loyal following in the Macintosh community. We now look forward to making MovieWorks and MovieWorks Deluxe more accessible to home and business users.”
Included on the MovieWorks CD are five separate Mac 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.
A multimedia “scene” created in MovieWorks can include any number of text, picture, graphic, video, voice, music, VR, 3D, button and animation objects. Scenes are linked sequentially to other scenes or interactively using buttons, to comprise a MovieWorks project. Also included on the MovieWorks CD are over 300MB of royalty-free QuickTime movies, frames, backgrounds, buttons, pictures, music, MIDI, VR, animations and 3D files.
By the way, Interactive is working with Apple, at their request, to carbonize the MovieWorks interface.