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Boinx iRecordNow 1.0 turns iSight into a digital camcorder

"The goal of Boinx iRecordNow is to turn your iSight into a digital camcorder that is as easy to use as a real world camcorder," says Florian Albrecht, Software Designer at Boinx Software, a division of GeBE Computer & Peripherie GmbH of Munich, Germany. "The simple, one button operation that you are used to from your real world digital video camera was the central theme of our vision". In a review, Derrick Story, managing editor of the O'Reilly MacDevCenter, called iRecordNow a "nifty application". "One of the things that impressed me was the quality of the capture", he said in his article on macdevcenter.com

More fun with your iSight

Boinx iRecordNow is the second application by Boinx Software, targeted at expanding the uses for your digital hub equipment, in this case especially the Apple iSight. Like Boinx iStopMotion, it aims at bringing fun and excitement into the digital world.

Ease of use

Boinx iRecordNow features a simple, one button interface. You press the record button, it starts recording, you press the button again and it stops and creates a clip file on your computer. The format of the clips and the compression can be determined by simply choosing one of several predefined settings. The movie clips can then be imported into iMovie or Final Cut Pro for postproduction.

Control camera properties

Another key feature of Boinx iRecordNow is the ability to control camera properties such as brightness, saturation and color hue even while recording. In a future version, Boinx Software plans to support the iSight's unique focus control. This opens up the application for artistic purposes.

Other Camera support

The software does also work with lots of other cameras, but the iSight is the only camera Boinx Software fully supports at this time.

Pricing and availability

The investment for Boinx iRecordNow is USD 14.95 and it is available through Kagi immediately. To purchase a license, go to http://www.irecordnow.com/license A one day demo license can also be obtained from that site. Customers can return and request demo licenses as often as they need until they can decide to purchase a permanent license.

More info about Boinx iRecordNow can be found at http://www.irecordnow.com

Boinx iStopMotion wins first place in O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Contest / Version 1.1 released

Industry Recognition

"We are very proud of winning first place of the O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators contest", says Oliver Breidenbach, Manager of Boinx Software, a division of GeBE Computer & Peripherie GmbH of Munich, Germany. "Winning this prestigious industry contest confirms our belief that it pays off to produce software that is focused on making the user's life more enjoyable," continues Breidenbach. O'Reilly's Derrick Story, MacDevCenter managing editor, outlines the main criteria for the contest: "I'm particularly excited about the fact that all of our winners have involved their users in the development of these killer apps. Each one of them has done a great job of listening to the people who've embraced their applications, and then incorporating that feedback and making their software even better."

Version 1.1 available now

Spurred by winning the contest, Boinx Software engineers have been hard at work to release Boinx iStopMotion 1.1 in time for the announcement and it is available for download now. Besides the usual bug fixes, iStopMotion 1.1 features a new overlay to mark title safe and action safe areas of the image and an aspect ratio for creating other format than PAL and NTSC like 16:9. Users with cameras using the IIDC standard now benefit from a much faster performance. Current license keys continue to work with version 1.1

Now available through Kagi

The Boinx iStopMotion DV license is now available through Kagi for USD 39.95, giving users a large range of payment options ranging from Credit Cards to cash, checks and money orders.

Pricing and Availability

Boinx iStopMotion 1.1 is available immediately for download at http://www.istopmotion.com/download . It requires a valid license to operate. The free Lite license can be obtained from the Website. It offers all features but limits the resolution of the captured frames to 320 x 240 pixels. The DV license can be purchased online and sells for US$ 39.95. A 7 day demo license can also be requested online. Please contact the Boinx Software Sales Department ([email protected]) for information on Pro licensing and educational Volume pricing.

More info about iStopMotion can be found at http://www.istopmotion.com