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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Boinx Software Unveils BoinxTV

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:30 AM

http://boinx.com/boinxtv/overview/

"BoinxTV is the pioneering live-production software for video podcasters that turns any recent Mac into a TV studio ‘for the rest of us’. Record high quality video podcasts, sports events, concerts, interviews, sermons, lectures, seminars and more using just your Mac and up to three cameras. With its innovative user interface, BoinxTV makes it easy to create professional ‘TV style’ recordings, setting a new quality level in the production of video podcasts."

As someone who produces a lot of media (particularly video), this kind of app is a Godsend. If you watch the screencast you can see that it was developed (as are all the Boinx apps I've ever used) for normal people to get the most out of. What caught my attention the most was how easy it was to add lower thirds, split screens, and even chromakey (something that most good desktop software makes into a real chore). I'm not sure if I'd trade Final Cut Express for this, but it does cater to a different market, namely folks who want to record, produce, upload, and distribute very quickly. Even the pricing is clever: $199 for a sponsored version with a 5-second BoinxTV credit in each video, or $499 for the full version with no sponsorship.

What's the verdict, loyal readers? Interested? I know I am...


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Rumor: Podcast Downloading in iPhone Firmware 2.2

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 01:00 PM

http://www.macrumors.com/2008/11/06...n-2-2-firmware/

"The new iTunes Store screenshots confirm that Apple will be delivering over-the-air downloads for both video and audio podcasts. According to Schimanke, podcast downloads will be limited to episodes less than 10MB in size when using the cellular network. The screenshots also show off the new App Store category view with icons embedded. Additional 2.2 features previously revealed include the addition of Google Street View and Japanese Emoji icons."

Welcome news? Most definitely. If this rumor turns out to be true, one of the biggest knocks against the iPhone will have been remedied internally and officially. It's also nice, if this screenshot is true, that you don't have to be hooked up via WiFi to use the feature. Me? I don't really care one way or the other. Honestly, I've long since become disenchanted with a lot of podcasts I used to love and only listen to / watch a few of them, but it would be nice to not have to hook up my iPhone to grab the latest episodes. Any of you out there excited about this? Have you been holding out on the iPhone because it didn't do podcast downloading natively?


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