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DuetCam Brings Front And Back Video Recording To Newer iPhones

Marcel Schmitz releases DuetCam 1.1, an update to his video recording app for newer iPhone devices. The all-new DuetCam has a polished and intuitive design that features recording with two cameras, the front-facing camera and any back-facing camera your device offers. Videos are saved directly to your library, easily and effortlessly browse and play videos within the app and share your videos as an IG story directly from the app.

 

New features such as switching between front and back cameras while recording and turning the flash light on and off.

 

Features:

  • Choose a back-facing camera of your choice to record a movie with your front-facing camera
  • While recording, you can switch the front and back cameras as many times as you’d like
  • Record videos directly to your library
  • Browse videos and watch them directly on the app
  • Share them on social media within the embedded video player
  • Share your video directly to IG stories when Direct Share to IG is turned on

 

With the release of iOS 13, a new feature for recording video comes to newer iPhones, that allows recording video from both the front and back camera. Although this feature isn’t implemented yet on the stock camera app, Apple decided to release this feature to all developers. Similar to what was introduced by the company behind FiLMiC Pro on Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro keynote in September, DuetCam allows you to take advantage of the multi-cam right now, a feature that will be only available by FiLMiC Pro later this year. Future versions will include multiple camera layouts, shoot photos, apply effects and other features.

DuetCam 1.1 is $2.99 and available exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.

New Tools Of Advanced Visual Effects For Boris FX Mocha Pro 2020 

Academy Award-winning planar tracking toolset, Boris FX Mocha Pro 2020, introduces major time-saving benefits to visual effects artists tasked with the often complicated set extensions, clean-ups, and object removals needed to bring Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters to life. Mocha Pro 2020 is available as both a standalone application and as a plug-in for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Autodesk Flame, Foundry Nuke, and many more.

 

 

Mocha Pro 2020 helps VFX artists deliver high-end results in less time, and it also offers video editors and colorists simple new workflows for everyday VFX tasks such as isolating effects and replacing screens.

 

“The Mega Plate feature is an evolution of our planar tracking engine, now developed to generate a stitched panorama effects plate from a moving shot,” says Ross Shain, Chief Product Officer, Boris FX. “This opens up a powerful and unique new workflow for artists to generate a larger-than-raster extended canvas for retouching, set extensions, matte painting, sky replacements, and object removal.”

 

 

Mocha Pro 2020 Highlights:

  • New! Mega Plate extracts a seamless larger-than-raster image from moving camera footage to complete advanced VFX tasks including set extensions, clean-ups, removing unwanted objects, and repositioning footage. The unique module builds upon Mocha’s most powerful core technologies – planar track and temporal frame analysis – to create a stitched extended frame.
  • New! Area Brush with Quick Mask mode brings paint-like functionality to Mocha, allowing users to define large tracking search areas with a simple quick gestural stroke. Added and subtracted paint strokes convert to vector splines to speed up tracking and masking tasks.
  • New! OpenColorIO (OCIO) support gives Mocha users consistent and predictable color displays across industry workflows. Compatible with the Academy Color Encoding Specification (ACES) and enables improved color-managed workflows with high-end post-production and VFX applications such as Boris FX Silhouette, Foundry’s NUKE, Autodesk Flame, Avid Media Composer, and more.

 

Mocha Pro 2020 is available with affordable pricing and subscription options: plug-ins for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and OFX hosts, including Blackmagic Fusion, Foundry Nuke, VEGAS Pro, and HitFilm (or as a standalone application).

 

Multi-host option (includes all supported host plug-ins: Adobe, Avid, OFX)
Single license: $995
Upgrades start at $395
Annual subscription: $395
Individual host option (choose one supported host plug-in: Adobe, Avid, OFX)
Single license: $695
Upgrades start at $295
Annual subscription: $295
Multi-host option standalone application
Single license: $1495
Upgrades start at $595
Annual subscription: $595

CADintosh 8.5 2D CAD Program for Mac Updated

Lemke Software GmbH releases CADintosh 8.5, an important update to its popular 2D CAD program for the Mac. It delivers a large variety of CAD tools to Technical Draftsmen, Designers, and other users that create professional technical, mechanical, and architectural drawings.

 

 

CADintosh offers a comfortable and simple user interface, providing a large number of usability and workflow advantage over other apps of its kind. The number of CAD elements that can be used in the app is limited only by the available memory in the user’s Mac. The app offers 8 pens with fully definable line widths and colors, 6 different line types, and supports 1,024 layers. Pre-settings are saved with each drawing.

 

“CADintosh was already the most powerful and easy to use 2D CAD program available on the Mac,” says Thorsten Lemke, president of Lemke Software. “Version 8.5 builds upon that, as the cumulative result of over twenty years of development by our team of industry experts.”

 

Features Include:

  • Comfortable and simple user interface
  • Number of elements only limited by the Mac’s available memory
  • Pre-settings saved for each drawing
  • Includes 8 pens with freely definable line widths and line colors
  • Includes 6 different line types
  • Offers line widths from 0.0 to 99.99 mm
  • Each element can be designated a different color and width
  • Functions for lines, circles, dimensioning, hatching, X-lines, etc.
  • Allows up to 32,000 groups
  • Supports up to 1,024 layers
  • Offers Complex layer management
  • Easy import and export of DXF, HPGL, IGES and PDF formatted files
  • 64-bit and unicode support
  • Support for symbol libraries for the import and export of symbols
  • Alternative units (i.e. inches)
  • Runs natively on macOS
  • Supports Retina displays
  • Helpful Tutorial

 

The app’s easy-to-use tools allow anyone to create lines, circles, text, dimensions, X-lines, hatching, and set scale within their drawing. Users can access 8 different pens of variable widths, colors, and styles from the app’s convenient drop-down menus. Available line types include full line, dotted line, chain line, dotted line with two dots, zigzag line, and short dotted line. Adjustable line widths range from 0.0 to 99.99 mm and can be set to different colors and widths.

 

New Updated features:

  • DWG export
  • Dialog for setting the default unit and scale upon creating a new drawing
  • Localizations
  • Added more drawing data fields (changes document file format)
  • Added identifiers to drawing data dialog
  • Enhanced contrast of thumbnail icon
  • Added font and text height to available set options
  • WYSIWYG font menu with option to disable in the preferences

 

CADintosh allows easy importing and exporting of several file types, including DXF, HPGL, IGES and PDF. While the app already includes a wide selection of internal symbols, paid versions of the app can also import and export symbol libraries. Created symbols can be saved in an archive. Projects can be created using either imperial or metric units.

 

We make CADintosh free to try, so that users can run it through its paces before paying,” continues Thorsten. “We know once users see what the app offers, they’ll appreciate its excellent return on investment.”

 

CADintosh 8.5 is only $33.99 and available worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Graphics & Design category. It can also be directly purchased online from the Lemkesoft website for $32.00.

Secure Password Management for Mac Owners With PasswordWallet

Selznick Scientific Software releases PasswordWallet 4.8.10 for macOS, an important update to their password management solution. This easy-to-use app allows users to easily manage, store automatically and sync all of their passwords and other important information between their Mac and all of their other devices via Dropbox.

 

 

PasswordWallet is available for the macOS, iOS, Android, and Windows device platforms. Simple and secure, PasswordWallet encrypts and stores passwords and other private information in one convenient location, all accessible with a single password. All information automatically syncs between the Mac and the other devices, allowing users to automatically keep their password information up to date with no manual syncing needed.

 

 

“Let’s face it, with all of the passwords and other important information we need to keep track of today, it’s impossible to keep all that sensitive, personal information in our heads,” shared PasswordWallet creator Sanford Selznick. “You can’t write down the information, as it could fall into the wrong hands. A post-it note in your desk drawer doesn’t equal secure. PasswordWallet allows you to remember one master password to unlock all of your valuable private information, anytime and anywhere.”

 

 

Features Include:

  • Retrieve passwords quickly and effortlessly
  • All information kept encrypted for full security
  • Access passwords, usernames, and other private info with a single master password
  • Synchronize passwords from a Mac to an iPhone or iPod touch
  • Share passwords between Mac, Windows and Android compatible devices
  • Fill usernames and passwords with PasswordWallet’s unique “works-anywhere” Auto-Typing technology
  • Backup and restore iPhone data with no special software (no need for iTunes)
  • Enter multiple usernames and passwords across multiple web pages with Auto-Typing
  • Uses fast BlowFish encryption algorithm with 448-bit keys to protect data
  • Passwords copied to the clipboard are automatically deleted after they are pasted
  • The master password can be kept in the macOS keychain
  • Organize passwords into an unlimited number of user-defined categories
  • Compatible with Windows XP through Windows 10
  • Network Synchronization Wizard enables one touch sync between multiple devices
  • Full Dropbox synchronization support via Dropbox Tokens
  • Personalize synchronization preferences
  • Advanced auto-fill of username and password for web sites
  • Integrated Help function is always available

 

PasswordWallet for macOS features the industry’s most flexible backup and restore functionality, requiring no special software, not even iTunes, All exports are fully encrypted using fast Blowfish encryption using 448-bit keys for full security. The app encrypts and stores passwords, usernames, PIN numbers, combinations, personal notes, and other private information and keeps them safe and always available via Dropbox.

 

A single master password locks and unlocks access to all password information. Users can save URLS along with usernames and passwords, allowing PasswordWallet to launch the user’s default browser and autofill user login information. The app’s convenient Auto-Typing feature automatically fills in usernames and passwords, allowing quick-and-easy login to any website.

 

Usernames and passwords are automatically and securely cleared from the macOS clipboard after they are pasted. The Auto-Typing feature works systemwide, so it works anywhere, including security dialogs, keychain, software registration screens, and even in the Terminal app.

 

PasswordWallet 4.8.10 for Mac is $19.99. Owners of version 4.x can upgrade free.

PDF Plus for macOS Released By 64BitApps 

64BitApps announces the release of PDF Plus v.1.3, an app that allows users to merge, split, crop and watermark their PDF documents in batch mode for Mac.  PDF Plus comes with a very intuitive user interface which presents all the software’s features in a very clear manner right from the start.

 

 

There are six main features that PDF Plus offers:

  • Merge PDF Documents
  • Split PDF Documents
  • Crop PDF Documents
  • Watermark PDF Documents
  • Convert PDF Documents to Images
  • Edit PDF Properties

 

PDF Plus can merge, split, crop, watermark and convert batches of PDF files which leads to increased productivity and less time wasted on editing documents one by one. PDF Plus can also edit the properties of PDF files in batch mode. The user can easily define the pages or page intervals that will be processed and the location where the output PDF documents will be saved.

 

The new version of PDF Plus brings to the table a brand new user interface which now offers resizeable windows, larger previews and support for Dark Mode in macOS Mojave and later and for the Watemark feature the option to cover the entire page with watermarks.

 

Pricing and Availability:
PDF Plus is priced at $4.99 and can be purchased from the Mac App Store and from 64BitApps online.

BatchOutput for Microsoft Word Pillars macOS Catalina

Zevrix Solutions releases BatchOutput DOC 2.5.13, an update to its output automation solution for Microsoft Word on macOS. It is the only batch processing tool for Word on the Mac market, the software helps users eliminate repetitive tasks through automation of printing and professional PDF output.

 

 

Version 2.5.13 introduces support for the recently released macOS 10.15 Catalina and is offered as a free update to the licensed users. It also addresses an issue in which Microsoft Word could not be located if it wasn’t installed in the system’s Applications folder. In addition, the new version ensures that Word documents open as expected in rare situations when the files bearing Word extensions are not by default associated with Word in the system.

 

“BatchOutput does very well what is supposed to do,” says Giorgio La Scala from Cologny, Switzerland. “Developers also provide top notch support that is fast and efficient… Very impressed by the level of dedication to customer satisfaction.”

 

In addition to batch printing, BatchOutput DOC allows you to carry out professional PDF production directly from Word, bringing advanced PDF creation options right to the user’s fingertips:

  • Print and export multiple Word documents to PDF with a single click
  •  Variable output file names
  • Split Word files into single page PDFs
  •  Encrypt and password-protect PDF documents
  • Reduce PDF file size and optimize documents for web, print and mobile devices
  • Change PDF color tone, brightness and other properties

 

BatchOutput DOC is a part of the Zevrix BatchOutput family of products, which also includes output automation solutions for Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe InDesign, and PDF workflows. It can be purchased for $19.95 from the Zevrix Solutions website as well as from authorized resellers and Mac App Store.

MacXDVD Adds Support for macOS Catalina on Media Solutions

MacXDVD Software upgrades one of its flagship MacX DVD Ripper Pro and other media helpers with support for macOS Catalina. Mac users are now able to rip any DVD discs while enjoying the benefits of macOS Catalina.

 

The latest macOS Catalina includes dark mode, redesigned apps, and improved Find My Mac feature and more, definitely being a worthy upgrade for Mac. However, only a few programs in the industry own the full support of Catalina, and even some still adopt 32-bit apps, which will stop working with macOS Catalina. To keep up the pace with the new macOS and introduce a focus on 64-bit apps, MacXDVD includes macOS Catalina in support of its leading DVD ripper.

 

The upgraded MacX DVD Ripper Pro V6.2.4 allows macOS Catalina users to rip and backup any DVDs to MP4, MOV, AVCHD, MKV, iPhone 11/Pro/Max, 2019 iPad Pro, Apple TV, 4K TV, Samsung, Huawei within 5 minutes. One-click to digitize the overstocked DVD discs, regardless of 99-title DVDs, TV series discs, latest-released movies, homemade discs, etc. to personal movie library on Mac or portable devices.

 

To celebrate the new Apple releases, the upgraded MacX Media Management Suite, f.t. the upgraded DVD ripper, together with its 4K video converter, iPhone manager, and media player, is 70% off at $49.95 only.

iFiber App Can Help You Lose Weight – New Version 6.0 for iOS

Independent developer James Hollender releases iFiber 6.0 for iOS. This app allows users to find out how much fiber there is in well over a thousand different food servings which can be beneficial in helping them lose weight. This latest update now supports full screen usage of all iOS devices.

 

 

Users can record their intake for any food. The information is stored for one year and is presented in reverse chronological order, grouped by date, so the latest data is presented first in the list. Editing allows for changing the number of servings, changing the date and deleting records. Intake Items can be copied to the current day.

 

How can fiber help you lose weight?

 

Fiber is the part of plant-based foods that our bodies can’t digest. It passes through our digestive tract without providing nutrition or calories, and yet it is very healthy for us. Populations that eat greater amounts of fiber-rich foods are generally healthier.  Adding more fiber to your diet will likely help you lose weight and improve your health.

 

Information on fiber is derived from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Fiber, total dietary Content of Selected Foods per Common Measure. There are currently over 1,100 different food servings included, searchable using more than 2,500 names (some foods are known by different names or how they are prepared, e.g., “Egg, Scrambled” and “Scrambled Egg”). A few these have as many as six searchable names.

 

The iFiber app is available in the iTunes App Store for the iOS for $2.99 and can be found in the Health & Fitness category.