on Wednesday announced the release of Sorenson Squeeze 4 for Mac and Windows, the latest major upgrade to its line of video compression applications. The line includes Sorenson Squeeze 4 Compression Suite, Sorenson Squeeze 4 for Macromedia Flash MX and Sorenson Squeeze 4 for MPEG-4.
announced in June, Sorenson Squeeze 4 adds support for High Definition (HD) video and the addition of the Sorenson AVC Pro codec (also called H.264), now available in Sorenson Squeeze 4 Compression Suite and Sorenson Squeeze 4 for MPEG-4. A new customizable interface and a batch processing feature have also been added, along with a new video zoom tool, a preview slider with in/out markers and shortcut keys.
The new version is initially available as an electronic download from the Sorenson Web site. The boxed version will ship within three weeks. Sorenson Squeeze 4 Compression Suite costs US$449; Sorenson Squeeze 4 for Macromedia Flash MX costs $119; Sorenson Squeeze 4 for MPEG-4 costs $199. Upgrades from previous versions are also available. The Sorenson Media Web site still had information posted about Sorenson Squeeze 3 as MacCentral posted this article.