Swedish developer Popwire on Thursday announced that
Compression Master 3
is now shipping. The latest version of the company’s digital video encoding software features support for Windows Media 9 on Mac OS X, Real SureStream, MPEG-2 and DV transcoding. In addition, MPEG-4 support has been optimized for speed and quality, transcoding between NTSC and PAL is now possible and the preview window and user interface have been improved. Pricing is US$395, with free upgrades for owners of version 2. A demo is available that works for 30 days but limits encoding time to 20 seconds. Mac OS x v10.2.6, a G4 processor, 256MB RAM and QuickTime 6.5 are required.