Directors NoteBook Software
has updated its Directors NoteBook software and added support for remote control in Presentation Mode via Bluetooth-enabled Sony Ericsson Phones. It works using Sony Ericsson Clicker 1.5 or Romeo 0.9, as well as via infrared using Keyspan’s Digital Media Remote.
Directors NoteBook, compatible with Mac OS X and Mac OS 9.x, is built for directors of TV commercials and director/cameramen. It functions as a digital “project notebook,” with which users can organize preproduction, production, and post-production information.
Sony Ericsson Clicker enables users of Bluetooth-equipped Sony Ericsson mobile phones to use them like remote controls for their Bluetooth-equipped Macs. The software leverages AppleScript to communicate with Mac applications. Likewise, Romeo is an application that makes Sony Ericsson phones, in conjunction with Bluetooth, work as a all-purpose remote for Mac OS X.
Directors NoteBook’s Presentation Mode offers a “slide show” environment akin to Apple’s Keynote or Microsoft PowerPoint. It allows directors to present their storyboards at preproduction meetings in person or through video conferencing. Version 1.0.5 of the application also adds dialogs to all button labels.
Directors NoteBook costs US$250 for a single user license and $1,000 for a production company license (good for up to 10 users). Version 1.0.5 is a free update to registered users. Besides the previously mentioned system requirements, you’ll also FileMaker Pro 5.0 or greater to use the software.