has introduced a new licensing scheme for Navicast Studio, a QuickTime-based, interactive Web-movie system that lets you start and maintain an Internet movie channel. Navicast contains two parts: a main system and subchannels.
It lets you edit, compress, upload and broadcast animated films, movies, pictures, animations, virtual panoramas and more. Every main system can carry up to 20 subchannels. Navicast is targeted primarily to teachers and students.
For instance, Saddleback Valley Unified School District, one of the larger school districts in southern California, will use Navicast to build up their own Internet-based educational TV-station. With 36 schools and 1,700 teachers the district provides an educational program to over 35,000 students. Initially, 15 schools will have their own Navicast Channel, and, when implemented throughout the district, each school will have its own channel. The initial goal is to first use Navicast for school news, then to let teachers and students work on assignments, creating curriculum-centered movies and media.
Navicast Studio requires Mac OS X. With it, you can work with almost any QuickTime compatible format.