Stone Design has announced the release of
4.0, a major new version of its video processing applications. Videator costs $49, and upgrades from previous versions are free.
Videator enables you to combine movies, images, text and paint, and features extensive processing capabilities that leverage Mac OS X v10.4’s “Core Image” technology. It’s aimed at users who want to do live performance VJ’ing and make movies with features beyond what iMovie can do. It features more than 100 native effects and filters, 10 custom Core Image unit plugins, fade in and fade out effects, layering support and much more.
New to the 4.0 release is the ability to mix in as many live cameras as you want — you can mix and match FireWire and USB video sources individually. You can also turn your Mac’s desktop into a live Videator composition. Six new menu items let you created animated rotations such as “spin once,” “spin all,” “rotate right,” “rotate left,” “kaleido spin” and “Xaos Kaleido.” The software has also been updated to be ready for Mac OS X v10.5 “Leopard.”
System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.4 or later and
supported video cards.