4K is rapidly making inroads in professional video production, and we are not one to miss the trend. The recently released FotoMagico 4.5, the newest version of our award-winning slideshow creation tool, is now optimized for the production of 4K video. FotoMagico 4.5 also takes full advantage of modernized OS X features, providing improvements in performance and stability to better facilitate user creativity.
John Woody – filmmaker, professor emeritus at James Madison University, and Apple Distinguished Educator – comments on the ability to use 4K in his FotoMagico workflow: “To me, the greatest strength of FotoMagico when using 4K clips and stills is its ability to quickly preview special scaling animations. I use it for both pre-visualization and online production. The software fits my 4K workflow perfectly!”
It’s clear that the move to 4K is fast underway, with the number of 4K UHD TV sets shipping in 2014 already far surpassing those shipped in the whole of 2013, according to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report.
“For this release, we optimized FotoMagico for use with OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and 10.9 (Mavericks), and prepared for 10.10 (Yosemite),” says Oliver Breidenbach, CEO of Boinx Software. “Using modernized functionality of OS X leads to better performance and reliability, as well as reduces complexity, which means fewer bugs. The vast majority of FotoMagico users are already using current OS X versions and will benefit from these updates.”
See Boinx Software at photokina 2014
Becoming a regular on photokinaTV powered by FotoTV, Boinx will again be making an appearance on this year’s show broadcast. Not only will the production be run using BoinxTV, but Boinx’s video guru Bastian Wölfe (AKA Dr. Term T. Bowman Ph.D. http://www.boinx.com/blog/post/welcome-to-the-new-boinx-blog/) will be joining the crew to present FotoMagico 4.5. Check out last year’s broadcast for a sneak peek of what to expect from the presentation.
FotoMagico 4.5 Software Requirements
FotoMagico 4.5 requires a Mac running OS 10.8 or higher.