Stone Design on Monday announced the immediate release of Videator v2.0 and Imaginator v3.0, major new releases of its video processing and image processing software for Mac OS X. The new releases are free upgrades for existing customers, and each cost $49.
Videator lets users apply more than 108 effects, transitions and filters to video files. Users can layer movies, images, paint, music and text over video, apply multiple effects, crop, scale, rotate and more.
New to Videator 2.0, each overlaid movie, image and text object can have its own chain of “Sub Effects” — so you can have several movies playing in perspective, for example, with text wrapped around a sphere. You can “VJ” and change settings while Full Screen mode is initiated on a second display; a new “Random Effects” generate creates effects on the fly, and more.
A 14 day trial version is available for download, and Stone Design guarantees “free upgrades for life” for this and its other software.
Imaginator 3.0 is the latest major release of Stone Design’s image processing and painting application. Like Videator, Imaginator provides access to Mac OS X v10.4’s “Core Image” technology, providing more than 108 effects, transitions and filters. But while Videator is focused on video images, Imaginator’s strengths are in photo and image editing.
You can layer images, paint and text, apply and modify multiple effects, crop, scale, rotate and do many of the other things you can in Videator, saving images in TIFF or JPEG format, or as QuickTime movies.
Imaginator 3.0 features the Sub Effects capability, so you can create independent effects in different parts of the canvas. Also new to this release are
online tutorial movies, the ability to copy and paste the currently selected effect, and the ability to turn on just the selected effect.