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BoinxTV moves to Snow Leopard

"If you are not moving to Snow Leopard with BoinxTV 1.4, you are missing out on twice the speed and more in some areas of the application," says Oliver Breidenbach, CEO of Boinx Software. "And there is a lot more potential still to be realized in Snow Leopard that we will leverage in future versions."

Move to Snow Leopard

BoinxTV 1.4 now fully supports Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard with huge performance gains. Upgrading to Snow Leopard is strongly recommended for all users of BoinxTV 1.4 as soon as the drivers for their hardware components such as video input cards or audio interfaces have been updated to Snow Leopard compatible versions. Snow Leopard has the potential for even more performance improvements and technological advances which can not easily be brought back to previous systems. Because of this, future versions of BoinxTV will require Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

Support for Axis Network Cameras

BoinxTV 1.4 introduces a new layer for displaying the video from an Axis network camera. Since these cameras provide their video over the network, many such cameras can be connected to BoinxTV at the same time and over large distances. Even cameras placed on different continents can easily become sources for a BoinxTV show.

Streamlined Workflow

The whole recording engine has been rewritten for better extensibility and performance. With BoinxTV version 1.4 the saving of recorded movies is almost instantaneous, further reducing the production time. Common actions can be performed on the recording directly from the Export Sheet without the need to use the Finder. Numerous improvements in the export dialog speed up the workflow even more.

Other Improvements

New layers include an iPhone demo layer, a Quick Look layer that allows you to display almost any file within your BoinxTV recording and a Sports Standings layer that reads an XML file to display sports results in table view. Many small improvements to the User Interface make the application even more enjoyable and productive to use.

About BoinxTV

BoinxTV, winner of the "Apple Design Award 2009", is a revolutionary tool for creating Live to Disk, Live to Internet, and Live to Stage video, jointly developed by Boinx Software and TheCodingMonkeys. With 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 extendable architecture, BoinxTV makes it easy to create professional ‘TV style’ shows, minimizing post-production time.

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

Availability & Pricing

BoinxTV 1.4 is available as a free update for existing BoinxTV users 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 requires a credit for BoinxTV in every video created with BoinxTV. For education and volume licensing (multi‐seat) of BoinxTV, please contact [email protected].

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 presentation tool with a variety of pre‐built templates. Boinx Mouseposé is the indispensable mouse pointer highlighting tool for everyone doing presentations, training or demos. Boinx FxTiles is collection of 3D filters and transitions designed for Adobe® After Effects® CS3 / CS4, Apple® Final Cut Studio® and Apple Final Cut® Express.

Learn more about BoinxTV at boinx.com/boinxtv

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Press Contact:

Frank Limbacher



[email protected]

*Example tested: The MyShop template included with BoinxTV uses 35% of the available rendering time on Snow Leopard compared to using 70% on Leopard on a MacBook Pro 17", 3.06 GHz with NVIDIA graphics. The Astro Show template uses 23% on Snow Leopard compared to 67% on Leopard for almost three times performance increase.

Boinx Software certifies Matrox MXO and MXO2 with BoinxTV

"With the Matrox products MXO and MXO2 it is easy and cost-effective to integrate BoinxTV into an SDI workflow," says Oliver Breidenbach, CEO of Boinx Software. "Broadcasters now can establish a live feedback channel to their audience easily. They have the chance to try out new things like Skype integration or displaying Twitter feeds in their programming on a tight budget."

"The combination of Matrox products with BoinxTV opens new possibilities for video production," said Wayne Andrews, senior product manager at Matrox. "Users now have the flexibility to work on laptops as well as desktop systems to deliver high-quality programming."

Using the MXO with BoinxTV

The Matrox MXO enables BoinxTV to output an SDI signal for easy integration into existing workflows. With its unique and versatile Layers which can also be easily modified to customer specifications, BoinxTV provides a rich tool set for broadcasters to quickly and inexpensively implement visualisation of data like RSS feeds (for example Twitter) or databases (like stock market information).

Using the MXO2 with BoinxTV

The Matrox MXO2 can also be used to output video in a variety of formats. Alternatively, it also supports video input through SDI, HDMI, Component, CVBS and S-Video. This enables BoinxTV to use an SDI signal as an input and perform its graphical magic on it before streaming live to the internet, for example. Another use case for the Matrox MXO2 is the input of low-latency analog or HDMI video input. This is especially useful if the video is projected on a stage where low-latency is required. The MXO2 also supports hardware based downscaling of HD signals so that 1080p signals can be used in 720p or NTSC/PAL projects without putting extra downscaling load on the software. Matrox MXO2 will be demonstrated at IBC 2009 (Amsterdam, September 11–15) on stand 7.B29.

Mobile TV Studio Solution

Connected to a MacBook Pro with BoinxTV installed, both Matrox devices provide a highly versatile portable broadcast solution even "on the go". Learn more at boinx.com/boinxtv/equipment/matrox.

About BoinxTV

BoinxTV, winner of the Apple Design Award 2009, is a revolutionary tool for creating Live to Disk, Live to Internet, and Live to Stage video, jointly developed by Boinx Software and TheCodingMonkeys. With 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 extendable architecture, BoinxTV makes it easy to create professional ‘TV style’ shows, minimizing post-production time.

Availability & Pricing

BoinxTV is available 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 requires a credit for BoinxTV in every video created with BoinxTV. For education and volume licensing (multi‐seat) of BoinxTV, please contact [email protected].

About Matrox

Matrox Video Products Group is a technology and market leader in the field of HD and SD digital video hardware and software for realtime editing, audio/video input/output, DVD/Blu-ray authoring, capture/playout servers, clip/still stores, and CGs. Matrox's Emmy award-winning technology powers a full range of content creation and delivery platforms used by broadcasters, post-production facilities, project studios, corporate communicators, and videographers worldwide. Founded in 1976, Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information visit www.matrox.com/video.

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. BoinxTV, winner of the "Apple Design Award 2009", is a revolutionary live production software that turns any Mac into a TV studio. 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. Boinx Mouseposé is the indispensable mouse pointer highlighting tool for everyone doing presentations, training or demos. FxTiles is collection of 3D filters and transitions designed for Adobe® After Effects® CS3 / CS4, Apple® Final Cut Studio® and Apple Final Cut® Express.

Learn more about BoinxTV at boinx.com/boinxtv

Find high-res images at boinx.com/press/media

Press Contact:

Frank Limbacher



[email protected]

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