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Matthew Bookspan takes a first look at BoinxTV for theAppleBlog. "I am pretty excited about this product and believe that anyone who creates videocasts will appreciate the power that BoinxTV provides."

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Matthew Bookspan reviewed BoinxTV for theAppleBlog. After noting that despite the overwhelming options and controls it isn't too hard to get started he concludes : "I am pretty excited about this product and believe that anyone who creates videocasts will appreciate the power that BoinxTV provides."

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The recently announced new MacBook Pros are of course good news for all prospective BoinxTV users. Due to the vastly improved graphics system, they will be great machines to record live events on the road. Add a FireWire ExpressCard to the built-in FireWire 800 and you can have at least 2 cameras. (It is currently not 100% certain that more than one camera on one FireWire bus will work reliably).

Unfortunately, Apple has limited your choice of mobile system quite drastically to one of the 15" MacBook Pro models even though both the new MacBook Air and the new MacBooks feature the new graphics system which would make using BoinxTV on those machines possible. The problem is that both lack a FireWire port. There is also no expansion slot which would allow you to add a FireWire port.

Steve Jobs himself apparently deems the FireWire port unnecessary, citing the fact that the most popular consumer HD camcorders now ship with USB 2.0 instead of FireWire.

We can only hope that this means that Apple will finally get started on supporting those cameras properly. Right now all you can do is download the movies recorded on the camera to your Mac for post-production. And while most of those cameras have a "webcam" mode that allows you to use them for live input, this feature is not supported on the Mac and it usually is a very low resolution on top of that.

Even better, though, would be the addition of an HDMI input which would really take recording video podcasts and the like to another level.

Oliver.

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Testimonial for BoinxTV by Digital Upgrade show host Bastian. Bastian works for Boinx Software and runs Digital Upgrade in his spare time.

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Apple Distinguished Educator Michael Fromm's 10 year old son animated this amazing story about a bad old pirate getting told off by his mom. Tools of the trade: iStopMotion, iSight, PowerBook and MegaBloks.

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A well-known robot makes its appearance in this short animation movie from Markus Balmer, Markus Merkel and Than Phuc Vo from the Hochschule Offenburg, Germany.

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Our friends Bastian and Tino are getting better and better using BoinxTV. Show #36, which they produced last weekend using BoinxTV Seed 6, cut down the post production time to almost Zero, the only task left to do outside of BoinxTV was to cut of 3 minutes at the beginning of the show and reencoding the show for hosting on several servers.

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Jon Lopez created a very cool music video with iStopMotion. It was published on the official Jars of Clay website too.

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Frank provided a nice report of the photokina 2008 visit to mymac.com. Application Systems Heidelberg showed FotoMagico at the Bibble booth to people who admitted to having a Mac and Dedotec from Switzerland showed BoinxTV at the Photoflex booth.

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Kevin Lim reviews an early version of BoinxTV for his blog theory.isthereason: "Boy, was I blown away." He continues to note that the Interface offers a lot at first glance, but is consistent throughout his user experience. Kevin concludes that BoinxTV has a decently short learning curve and that the prerelease runs well on his 17" MacBook Pro using multiple cameras and layers.

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