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Boinx Software joins Noise Industries development partner program; releases FxTiles FxPack at NAB 2009

Attendees to the NAB 2009 exhibition can see the new FxTiles FxPack release at the Apple Final Cut Pro User Group SuperMeet held at the Rio Hotel on April 21, 2009 and at the Boinx Software NAB Booth SU10224-C.

“Noise Industries has a unique value proposition for its partners. The open FxFactory engine is a clever way for developers to build brand new applications leveraging a highly stable and mature platform,” comments Oliver Breidenbach, CEO of Boinx Software. “It also gives developers instant recognition among the very large FxFactory user base. This makes the partner program very successful for developers…and a very clever way for Noise Industries to quickly expand the FxFactory product line with the breadth and depth of innovations.”

“What an honor to have Boinx Software join our team,” Niclas Bahn, director of business development, Noise Industries. “They have been developing image manipulation technology with substantial success for a very long time in various markets. We look forward to bringing this exceptional development expertise and fresh design perspective to our FxFactory family.”

About Noise Industries Development Partners

FxPacks are developed by Noise Industries and its partners using the Noise Industries FxFactory Pro plug-in manager. The FxFactory Pro Plug-in Manager provides broadcast designers a user-friendly development tool to create additional effects plug-in packages for Adobe After Effects, Apple Final Cut Studio and Final Cut Express applications.

About the New FxTiles FxPack - Flipped, Shattered & Spread

The new Boinx FxTiles FxPack brings true 3D image treatment and manipulation to After Effects and Final Cut users. Highlights of the new release include:

FxTiles Filters

  • Flip 3D – Users can divide the source image in tiles and flip them in 3D space.
  • Shatter 3D – Users can divide images into tiles and animate them through 3D space.
  • Spread 3D - Divides the image into tiles and offsets each tile in 3D space.

FxTiles Transitions

  • Flip & Reveal 3D - Divides the source image into tiles and flips them in 3D space to reveal the same portions of the destination image.
  • Shatter & Rebuild 3D - Shatter the image into fragments while at the same time rebuilding fragments of the destination image in place of the source.
  • Shatter & Rebuild with Fade 3D - Shatter the image into fragments that gradually fade out, then fades in fragments of the destination image and uses them to rebuild it in place of the source.
  • Shatter & Reveal 3D has two variants: in the first, the source image is shattered to reveal the destination image below it. In the second variant, a shattered version of the destination image is gradually rebuilt over the source.

Boinx FxTiles FxPack and Pricing

The Boinx FxTiles FxPack is available today for 49.00 USD via the Boinx Software web site. Additional FxFactory plug-in FxPacks are available for free or commercially starting at a price point of 29.00 USD. FxFactory products can be purchased via the Noise Industries web site or through Noise Industries Partners. Adobe® After Effects CS3/CS4, Apple Final Cut Studio 2 and Apple Final Cut Express 4 users can test drive Motype as well as hundreds of FxFactory plug-ins by downloading the free 15-day trial version.

About Boinx Software

Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops award winning software for the creative Mac user in animation, movie production and photography. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time lapse capture and won the O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award in 2003. Boinx FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards—“Best Mac OS X Leopard Graphics and Media Application Runner‐up 2008” and “Best Mac OS X User Experience Runner‐up 2006,” is a presentation tool for professional photographers. Boinx PhotoPresenter, winner of the Apple Design Award 2005 “Best Mac OS X Student Product,” is a quick slideshow tool with a variety of pre‐built templates. BoinxTV is a revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx Mouseposé is the indispensable mouse pointer highlighting tool for everyone doing presentations, training or demos.

About Noise Industries, LLC

Established in 2004, Boston Massachusetts based Noise Industries is an innovative developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast community. Their products are integrated with popular non-linear editing and compositing products from Apple, Adobe and Avid. For more information about Noise Industries, please visit: http://www.noiseindustries.com.

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Boinx Software announces BoinxTV 1.2

“As BoinxTV is used more and more in real live situations, such as the streaming of the recent MacHeist Reveal Show or the recording of the MLD Family Conference, we get really valuable feedback on how to improve the handling of the application,” says Oliver Breidenbach, CEO of Boinx Software. “The team did a great job of implementing these improvements, which will now enable users to control the application much easier.”

“We are especially excited to provide users with new creative tools,” notes Florian Albrecht, head of engineering and product marketing for Boinx Software. “For example, the animated backdrops for lower thirds and other text elements now give the recording an even more professional look, and the Screen Source gives you access to more content.”

New Screen Source

BoinxTV 1.2 adds a new Screen Source to grab arbitrary screen regions and use them as sources in any layer. This enables the user to capture Skype or iChat video conversations, screencasts, presentations, or any other opened document directly from the screen.

New Template

A new template “BTVNEWS,” designed by Tim Sternsdorff, is also included. This widescreen template makes use of many of the new layer capabilities introduced in version 1.2. Combined with a green screen and a chroma keyed camera, the new template creates the set for a professional looking news anchor show.

New Layers

BoinxTV version 1.2 ships with more than 50 layers that can be combined and customized to create a unique show design. Layers are responsible for rendering graphics and sound, and can be interactively controlled. Many layers come with improved functionality. BoinxTV 1.2 introduces several new layers and substantially improves existing ones:

  • The new “Twitter” layer displays a configurable Twitter feed in real time.
  • “News Crawl” now features a configurable transition, and more display options, including animated backgrounds.
  • Several text layers, like “Static Text,” have gained the ability to display configurable backgrounds and drop shadows.
  • The “Sidebar” layer can display its contents inside a shape defined by a mask and an overlay.
  • “Computer Circuits” is 3D background layer featuring a rotating circuit board.
  • The “Waving Flag” layer displays a waving flag (featuring G8 countries).
  • “World Time” shows the world map with the pattern of day and night.

User Interface Improvements

With BoinxTV 1.2 the user interface has been refined and improved. Jog Wheels, a new control element, make setting up numeric values more convenient. Images, movies, sound clips, and compositions, can be previewed via Quick Look directly in the Source Repository of BoinxTV. Hotkey shortcuts can be defined not only for layers but also for specific settings to trigger, e.g. multiple settings in different layers to synchronize multiple elements.

Chroma Keying Improvements

The new “Auto” button in the filtered source setup window helps to create a good starting point for the chroma keying based on the scenario and lighting. With Image Masks, two regions can be defined for removing or retaining non-moving objects in the scene.

BoinxTV 1.2 provides built-in support for the new Turbo.264 HD from Elgato for trimming the recording and converting to various H.264 formats.

About BoinxTV

BoinxTV is a revolutionary tool for creating Live to Disk, Live to Internet and Live to Stage video, jointly developed by Boinx Software and TheCodingMonkeys. Using BoinxTV you can create stunning studio shows, podcasts, sports events, concerts, interviews, sermons, lectures, seminars and more, using your Mac and multiple cameras. With its innovative user interface and its extensible architecture, BoinxTV makes it easy to create professional ‘TV style’ shows, minimizing post-production time.

Availability and pricing

BoinxTV 1.2 is available immediately for download at boinx.com/download. A free demo license enables BoinxTV for 30 days. The single license of BoinxTV is available for $499 at the Boinx Kagi Store. The BoinxTV Sponsored Edition for $199 (single license) requires a credit for BoinxTV in every video created with BoinxTV. For education and volume licensing (multi‐seat) of BoinxTV, please contact [email protected]

* BoinxTV requires either an Intel-based Mac with discrete graphics from ATI or NVIDIA or the latest PowerMac G5 with a ATI graphics and a minimum of 2GB of RAM. Full system requirements and more information on BoinxTV can be found at boinx.com/boinxtv

About TheCodingMonkeys

TheCodingMonkeys is a Macintosh software company based in Munich, Germany. It is determined to produce software that stands up to the Macintosh ease‐of‐use standard while solving complex problems. TheCodingMonkeys revolutionized real‐time text collaboration with the release of SubEthaEdit, winner of the “O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award 2003” and the Apple Design Award “Best Mac OS X Student Product 2003.”

About Boinx Software

Boinx Software Ltd. is located in Puchheim, near Munich, Germany. Boinx Software develops award winning software for the creative Mac user in animation, movie production and photography. Boinx iStopMotion is the leading solution for stop motion animation and time lapse capture and won the O'Reilly Mac OS X Innovators Award in 2003. Boinx FotoMagico, winner of two Apple Design Awards—“Best Mac OS X Leopard Graphics and Media Application Runner‐up 2008” and “Best Mac OS X User Experience Runner‐up 2006,” is a presentation tool for professional photographers. Boinx PhotoPresenter, winner of the Apple Design Award 2005 “Best Mac OS X Student Product,” is a quick slideshow tool with a variety of pre‐built templates. BoinxTV is a revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. Boinx Mouseposé is the indispensable mouse pointer highlighting tool for everyone doing presentations, training or demos.

For additional information please visit the BoinxTV web site at http://boinx.com/boinxtv

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PR & Marketing

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