Posts tagged ‘video’

MacX Fastest 4K Video Processing Backed by QSV/Nvidia/AMD Acceleration

MacXDVD Software is at the forefront of high-speed 4K Ultra HD video processing. The company recently added Intel Quick Sync Video, NVIDIA and AMD to MacX Video Converter Pro V6.3.0. The groundbreaking use of these hardware acceleration systems leads to the most powerful processing solution for large videos from 4K 60fps to 6K 100fps and beyond, yielding the fastest possible render speed; a whopping 5x speed increase over other applications with super-quality results.

 

The popularity of 4K UHD, 3D, and virtual reality videos can tax CPU, RAM, and storage requirements. If the processing power can’t keep up, the video workflow will immediately turn into frustrating experience, from holding the huge raw UHD/HD video content in a device, to 4K editing, compressing, cutting, adjusting, enhancing, to codec decoding and encoding. Choppy and stuttering output is the most common case, let alone hardware issues like 90%- 99% CPU usage, stuck computer, overheating and fast battery drain.

 

“To let people dive into 4K world easily, MacXDVD Software sought to provide the most efficient UHD video processing solution as quickly as possible.” explains Jack Han, CEO of MacXDVD Software, “MacX Video Converter Pro V6.3.0 marks a significant milestone in processing ultra HD videos. By pioneering the support for the major hardware accelerations, the program offers a faster-than-ever speed and engaging level of quality, unobtainable elsewhere.”

 

Leveraging the superior processing power of the Intel QSV, NVIDIA and AMD architecture, MacXDVD radically speeds the video transcoding tasks at a lower total energy cost than programs based on CPU only. Specifically, the resource-intensive 4K workflows are carried out in specialized hardware components like GPU, solving the CPU performance bottleneck in a power-efficient manner. By harnessing the power of dedicated graphics processing hardware, MacXDVD beats others by a long shot with 500% speedups & far less sacrificed image quality.

 

While a traditional CPU-only solution takes an hour to process a 4K ultra HD video in MKV, MacX Video Converter Pro slashes that time by up to 70%-80% with an average speed of 250-320fps. When both recent Intel CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs are installed on a computer, such as Intel Core i7 processor and GeForce GTX 680, it promises an even faster performance. Not only that, more CPU is freed up for online browsing, video playback, gaming, and any other workloads.

 

Other enhancements in MacX Video Converter Pro V6.3.0:
* Added support for H.264 encoding in Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7500
* Added support for frame filtering using AMD Radeon when available
* Added support for burned-in SUP/PGS subtitles
* Added Apple Pixlet decoder

 

Pricing and Availability
MacX Video Converter Pro is normally priced at $59.95 (USD) for a single license. But now, everyone can take the fastest 4K UHD video processing program home before April 10, simply by guessing the time it needs to process a 2.5G MKV video. Learn more details at MacX Video Converter Pro Acceleration Giveaway.

Teleprompter 2.0 for iOS – Offers Teleprompter, Recording, and Auto Subtitles

VideoGo Ltd has announced the release of Teleprompter Auto Subtitles 2.0, an update to the company’s professional level standalone teleprompter & video recording app developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. VideoGo Teleprompter is the ultimate series of video apps to create and share your own branded broadcast quality videos quickly and easily from your mobile device.

 

Teleprompter 2.0 for iOS - Offers Teleprompter, Recording, and Auto Subtitles

 

Perfect for vloggers, small business and the corporate sector, VideoGo Teleprompter Auto Subtitles offers a nicely designed interface that is simple to operate. It ships with a variety of features which are easy to understand and fits well within multiple environments. VideoGo Teleprompter is essentially three products in one. Flip between the standalone teleprompter for those with a separate camera, or use the built-in recording app with a teleprompter by its side. Lastly you have the option to burn your script into your final video render, a massive time saver from the usual captioning software and .SRT files processes.

 

Features include:
* Text only or Record Mode
* Text Size and Text Speed
* Pause snippet
* Rotate and Reflect Mode
* Scale Video up or down for more real estate
* Save your presets, no need to start from scratch if you would like to create several tests
* Share via email or your favourite social media platforms
* Countdown Timer
* Clock
* Option to Burn Script in Final Video Render Automatically

 

“Our team have over 40 years experience in the broadcast, television and video industries. And with the expanding mobile market, decided to create a suite of video apps for use with your mobile device,” explained Joph Hord, co-founder of UK VideoGo Ltd. “With a template structure in mind, we create apps which enable our customers to speed up their workflow and produce consistency in their brand.”

 

In version 2.0, Now with Auto Subtitling – Add Subtitles to your video recordings direct from your script. Automatically burn subtitles to your final videos as an option.

 

Device Requirements:
* iPhone 5s or later, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 11.1 or later
* 22.5 MB

 

Pricing and Availability:
Teleprompter Auto Subtitles is $12.99 USD (or an equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category. [GET IT HERE]

MacXDVD Adds 4K Support to MacX YouTube Downloader

MacXDVD Software, a leading multimedia solution provider, announced today the support for 4K videos in the company’s smash hit MacX YouTube Downloader. The 4K upgrade marks a significant industry milestone. It unlocks 4K movies & videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Vevo, Instagram, Liveleak, BBC, IMDb and 300 more other popular movie & music sites and lets UHD content reach users’ 4K home-theaters, mobile devices & computer set-ups at a 5X faster speed.

 

MacXDVD Adds 4K Support to MacX YouTube Downloader

 

Designed with a purist approach for online videos download in mind, MacX YouTube Downloader has been synonymous with the most refined video download experience, with extended ability to free download any videos available online, ranging from SD, HD 1080P, 720P, Blu-ray, to 3D and VR 360 videos. Today, MacX YouTube Downloader has over 50 million users around the world, with its superfast speed and high reliability listed as the main driver behind the wave for its huge downloads. Beyond that, the program has been recognized as a “must-have” free HD video downloader by prominent sites like CNET, Techradar, and MacWorld.

 

Now its download performance and universal compatibility are further complemented by the support of 4K HEVCs, VP9, and H.264 videos. This enhancement combines the latest technology with MacXDVD’s many years of experience in downloading the high-quality video. A customized 4K download engine integrates MacX YouTube Downloader’s built-in multi-threading and batch downloading tech, to ensure smooth and reliable 4K UHD and 8K (8192×4320) video download even for low internet bandwidth.

 

The upgrade also breaks the barrier of current 4K video download speed, and increases to that was thought to be unachievable. The new industry speed record is now nearly 5 times faster than an average downloader. E.g., with the help of MacX YouTube Downloader, a full 4k music video will be saved offline to your devices in no more than 30 seconds. Since the Ultra HD formats are still very new, ongoing speed boost can be expected to further push the limits.

 

“Owners of devices like the latest iPhone, iPad, Macs and 4K TVs are eager to jump into 4K; MacX YouTube Downloader’s upgrade couldn’t be better timed,” said Jack Han, CEO of MacXDVD Software. “As we all know, UHD contents place an ever-growing data demand to stream the large volumes of 4K videos quickly and smoothly. But our unbeatable download speed and impeccable video quality break those limits. So everybody, let’s embrace the magic of 4K.”

 

Pricing and Availability:
MacX YouTube Downloader 4.1.3 is free, safe and light. It works well with the latest macOS High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan or earlier.

Follywood – Dub Movies 2.2 #Pandamonium, Where Ridiculous Happens

Basebone Studios today is proud to introduce Follywood – Dub Movies 2.2, their entertaining video dubbing app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices.

Ever want to put your words in the mouth of others to make a point? Or maybe express yourself through parodies and pandas? Introducing Follywood, the ultimate Dubbing App that allows you to instantly record audio over your favourite film clips, viral videos, and videos of your own! Available today in the App Store and Google Play.

Follywood allows you to record your voice over short movies and share on social media and chat. Now with subtitles you can rewrite the script and become a Follywood Director! You don’t need any special talent to create your own hilarious movie. Simply adding your voice over a panda can be really funny.

 

Follywood - Dub Movies 2.2 #Pandamonium, Where Ridiculous Happens

 

Dub any Pandamonium video found in the Follywood application and win ridiculous prizes. Its easy, just download the Follywood application, select the “Pandamonium” videos, dub it with your unique awesomeness and share with #Pandamonium over your favourite social channels. Last entries are due February 28th, and winners will be announced in March 2018.

 

Follywood – Dub Movies 2.2 is free and is available through the App Store. [GET IT HERE] An Android version is also available through Google Play.

PhotoStory 1.0.1 Offers Image to Video Transformation for macOS

einstein’s legacy v2.0, LLC introduces PhotoStory 1.0.1 for macOS, an image-to-video transformation application. PhotoStory turns a collection of images into a high-quality digital movie for use in promotion, storytelling and creating time-lapsed applications. The app features modern codecs, variable speed playback and a simple WYSIWYG user interface. PhotoStory 1.0.1 includes the following key features:

PhotoStory 1.0.1 Offers Image to Video Transformation for macOS

* Easy Organization – Drag’n’drop images into the desired order for output or sort the collection according to name or date
* Adjustable Speed – Set the playback rate by hand or choose from almost 20 frame-rate-based preset options
* Appearance – Control the background color and placement of images within the frame of the output movie
* Modern Codecs – Create new movies in a variety of formats for a range of devices and playback situations
* Sharing – Share your output movie using Vimeo, Facebook and other popular internet services

 

“PhotoStory was born out of our own need for a simple product that could transform a collection of images into a movie clip,” says Douglas A. Welton, einstein’s legacy Chief Product Officer. “We’ve kept the application simple. Adding only those features that help video content creators be most productive. This isn’t a heavyweight application like Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere. PhotoStory opens quickly and allows users to get their task done so they can get to the next step in their workflow.”

 

PhotoStory 1.0.1 is available for $9.99, and is available through the Mac App Store in the Video category.

VRHopShop for iOS – Author VR Experiences from 360 Photos

PixelSplincher today is excited to announce the release of its new VR authoring app, VRHopShop 1.0, as well as its companion free viewer app, VRHopper. VRHopShop lets iPhone and iPad users compile a series of 360 degree spherical photos into immersive VR experiences, where the viewer “hops” from photo to photo by gazing at target areas specified by the author.

 

Experiences authored in VRHopShop can be viewed in VRHopper using any Google Cardboard-class headset for the iPhone, or on an iPhone or iPad in “magic window” mode, where moving the device around reveals the appropriate view into the 360 degree environment. Viewers can also pan around just by touching the screen. In addition to hops between photos, VRHopper targets can trigger sound effects or simple labels tied to parts of the 360 degree environment.

 

VRHopShop works with stereoscopic or mono 360 spherical images from the new generation of VR cameras like Ricoh Theta, Samsung Gear 360, Nokia Ozo, LG 360 Cam, 360Fly and many others. It can also be used with spherical renders from 3D software. VRHopShop opens the world of VR production to cost-conscious producers in fields from training and education to real estate to virtual tourism.

 

VRHopper can also directly load 360 degree images, and download virtual tours from Pixelsplincher’s rapidly growing collection of curated tours.
Both VRHopper and VRHopShop include a sample tour of acclaimed 3D artist Matt Borrett’s stunning virtual world, Hypernurnia.

 

VRHopShop 1.0 is $7.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies). VRHopper is free. Both are available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.

Mocha VR Revolutionizes Post Workflows for Cinematic 360 degree/VR

Boris FX, in collaboration with Imagineer Systems, are pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Mocha VR, a 360/VR effects and workflow plug-in for Adobe, Avid, and OFX hosts. Based on Imagineer’s Academy Award-winning planar tracking algorithm, Mocha VR is also the first plug-in to bring native 360 degree optimized planar tracking, masking, object removal, and horizon stabilization tools to host applications Adobe(R) Premiere Pro(R) CC, Adobe(R) After Effects(R) CC, Avid Media Composer(R), The Foundry’s NUKE(TM), and Blackmagic Design Fusion.

 

Mocha VR marks the first foray into the quickly expanding 360 degree filmmaking community by parent company Boris FX, the leading developers of creative VFX plug-ins including flagship products Boris Continuum, Mocha Pro, and recently acquired Sapphire.

 

“Emerging 360 degree/VR content creators want to produce Hollywood style visuals and use high-end finishing techniques to make their 360 degree videos more impactful,” says Ross Shain, chief marketing officer. “However, the equirectangular format brings technical challenges to the artists tasked with delivering high quality deliverables. Mocha VR introduces an efficient, time-saving post-stitch workflow for editors, compositors, and finishing artists. We are excited that Mocha’s famous planar tracking can now be used to fix many problems associated with 360 degree post, such as removing cameras and stabilizing aerial footage.”

 

“Avid is committed to working with third-parties to offer the most comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute, and monetize media,” says Kate Ketcham, product manager, Avid. “Boris FX has extensive experience creating high-quality plug-ins for Avid Media Composer. The new Mocha VR AVX plug-in is notable for being the first third-party 360 degree video tool designed to support the Avid editing workflow.”

 

Early Mocha VR beta testers have reaped the benefits of the powerful new 360 degree/VR workflow.

 

“Before Mocha VR, we were using Mocha AE to rotoscope for rig removal in 360 degree video projects. With Mocha VR, it is so much easier to do this work!” says Daniel Rojas Roa, 3GO Video Time. “Saving time is a priority, so we are most excited about the horizon stabilization and object removal tools.”

 

“Mocha VR was crucial in executing the tracking and object removal on our 360 degree/VR degree action series ‘Augmented’,” states Blair Kelly, IGN.

 

Mocha VR Features:

* 360 degree Planar Tracking: Imagineer’s award-winning planar tracking solution now supports equirectangular footage delivering the world’s most robust 360 degree tracking solution for post-production.

* 360 degree Workspace: Optimized workspace and toolset works simultaneously in rectilinear and lat/long views bringing 360 degree capability to a variety of applications. Editors and artists can easily track, roto, create effects, and insert graphics without worrying about equirectangular seams or distorted pixels.

* 360 degree Masking Tools: Unlimited X-Spline tools for articulate shape creation and masking, saves hours of time versus traditional keyframing techniques. Roto-masks can be rendered back to host or exported to most editing and compositing systems.

* 360 degree Object Removal: Mocha’s famous Remove Module now works on 360 degree video by analyzing temporal frames and removing unwanted camera rigs, shadows, crew members, and more for massive time-savings.

* Horizon Stabilization & Reorient: Designed to reduce unstable motion, the new Reorient Module can drastically improve nausea-inducing VR experiences by smoothing or stabilizing shaky, handheld, and drone captured footage. Driven by robust planar tracking, a user can even track and stabilize difficult and out of focus footage.

* Lens Distort Workflow for 360 degree Compositing: Plug-in based lens correction workflow converts between lat/long and rectilinear for a simple workflow to add titles, graphics, patches, and non-360 enabled filters to your 360 project.

* Plug-in & Standalone Workflows: Running as a plug-in inside industry standard editing and effects applications Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Avid Media Composer, and NUKE provides an immediate and accessible workflow for 360 degree/VR post tasks. Render finished shots to your timeline OR export tracking and roto data in a variety of formats for flexibility and project sharing.

 

Pricing and Availability:

 

Plug-in for Adobe, Avid or OFX host:
* New – $995 USD
* Upgrade from Mocha Pro 5 – $300 USD

 

Standalone Multi-Host Plug-ins:
* New – $1995 USD
* Upgrade from Mocha Pro 5 – $300 USD

 

Annual Subscription (includes multi-host plug-ins & standalone):
* $795 USD

 

Supporting: Windows, macOS, and Linux. Plug-in support for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CC 2017, Avid Media Composer, and OFX hosts: The Foundry’s NUKE and Blackmagic Design Fusion.

Review: Flutterbud – Video Messaging Made Easy

There are plenty of video messaging apps out there, so why create another one? That was my first thought when I was assigned a review of Flutterbud, a recently released video messaging app from developer Finderous. However, it turns out that this free app has a few tricks up its sleeve that makes it worth a download.

 

Overview

 

Flutterbud: Relationship App is the somewhat misnamed, but entertaining video messaging that allows users to send pre-recorded video messages to other users. We’ve seen that before, right? Well, how about an app that allows you to record a video and send it to your friends and family, but you control when they can see it.

Review: Flutterbud - Video Messaging Made Easy

Flutterbud is easy to use from the word go. It offers a simple setup, and using the app is just dirt simple. If you can use an iPhone, you’re more than pre-qualified to use this app.

 

When running Flutterbud the first time, you’re asked to setup an account. The account is free. (You can also connect the account to your Facebook account.) Then, you’ll want to invite friends and family to download the app and join, so they can see the video.

 

The fun begins when you record your first video and send it to friends and family. (Make sure to hold your finger down on the record button, or you’ll end up with just a snapshot.)  Sure, you can do that using the built-in Messages app on your iPhone, but you have to send it manually when you want the recipient to see it.  With Flutterbud, you record your video, and then you can decide when other users will see your video.

 

You can select to allow recipients to view your video immediately, or conveniently select a date using the built-in date picker to allow your audience to view the video anywhere from a few minutes to months into the future. Your recipients will see that they’ve received a new video, but the app won’t let them see it until the date and time you specify.

 

The app also notifies the send when a recipient has viewed their video. It even send a nice notification to Apple Watch users, as seen below.

Review: Flutterbud - Video Messaging Made Easy

The feature is great for building up suspense and anticipation on the part of your audience. The uses for the feature are many. You could make a family announcement via Flutterbud, ensuring everyone will see the message at the same time. You could also send a holiday greeting for Birthdays or Valentine’s Day.  It would be a great way to have fun by staying in touch with loved one’s your far away from.

 

My wife and I played with the app, and thought it was great fun. You can leave delayed messages for each other, which the recipient can only view at a specific time. Makes the day a bit brighter when you anticipate viewing a video you can only view at a special time.

 

Verdict

 

Flutterbud is an easy to use and fun app. Creating quick messages and scheduling for a viewing time in the near (or far) future is a great idea. I can see families and friends using the app to have fun by staying in touch over the Internet via special little videos scheduled for meaningful times. Sure, Flutterbud is a one trick pony, but it’s a really entertaining trick.

 

Rating: 4.0/5.0

 

Price: FREE – Available for iOS devices in the App Store. [GET IT NOW]

 

Note: The above review was commissioned by the developer, and has been written in an objective, unbiased fashion.