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macOS New App Release – Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 3.10.0

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Product Announcements – Cisdem of Madelia, Minnesota has released Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 3.10.0. This update adds more than 20 supported sites to its video download function, which can already download videos from over 1000 sites including YouTube.

Cisdem Video Converter is an all-around video downloader, video converter, DVD ripper, video editor, and video compressor. It can download SD, HD and 4K UHD videos from more than 1000 sites including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Metacafe, Instagram, etc.

“Despite its name, Cisdem Video Converter is also a powerful video downloader,” said Edward Riley, Cisdem’s project manager. “The previous versions can already download videos from more than 1000 sites that provide video content. That includes all popular video sharing sites and social networking sites. It’s a very long list. And this update makes the list even longer. In addition to the newly added supported sites, the update has also fixed the download failure of some YouTube videos and improved the overall download performance.”

What’s New in Version 3.10.0

  1. Add support for more websites
  2. Fix the download failure of partial YouTube videos

Main Features of Cisdem Video Converter for Mac

  1. Download SD, HD and 4K UHD videos from more than 1000 sites
    Users can use this Mac video converter to download videos, individually or in batch, from YouTube, Facebook and many other sites with high speed and high quality.
  2. Convert video and audio files to various formats without losing quality
    This video converter for Mac supports all common video and audio formats as the input format and output format. It allows users to easily convert videos and audios, individually or in batch, to make them perfectly compatible with media players, iPhones, Android devices, video editing software, video-sharing platforms, or for other purposes.
  3. Convert DVD and DVD folder to MP4, AVI, MP3, MKV, etc.
    It is also able to rip DVDs and DVD folders to different video or audio formats so that these movies and series can become easily available at your fingertips.
  4. Compress video size and help save disk space
    This app can also help users shrink video file size and save storage space. It will downsize video files with minimum quality loss.
  5. Crop, rotate, watermark videos and perform other basic editing tasks
    It can also do some basic video editing such as merging, trimming, cropping, rotating, watermarking, adding subtitles, adding effects, etc.

Price and Availability
Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 3.10.0 is available for download and purchase on Cisdem’s official website. You can get a lifetime license with $49.99 with lifetime free upgrades. A free trial is available on the Cisdem Video Converter for Mac website. To get more information about Cisdem Data Recovery for Mac, please visit the Cisdem Video Converter for Mac website.

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macOS New app Release – Sapphire 2019

Product Announcements – The newest version of the post-production industry’s most renowned, high-end visual effects plug-in suite Sapphire 2019 is now available. Sapphire 2019 from Boris FX of Boston, Massachusetts, the award-winning plug-in developer, delivers powerful new creative effects to editors, VFX artists, and motion graphics artists.

“The new release takes Sapphire’s legendary LensFlare effect and Flare Designer and completely reimagines it,” states Brian Fox, Director of Product Marketing, Boris FX. “The end result is a slick user-friendly interface with increased functionality, a new preset browser integrated directly into the Flare Designer, over 27 new professionally designed presets, and a new easier component workflow to quickly create complex flares.”

Fox continues, “New effects and transitions like PixelSort, a trendy effect popular in glitch art, and WhipLash, a swish pan transition on steroids, have been added for even greater creative freedom. And significant updates to Mocha’s integrated masking and tracking tools and GPU-boosts make Sapphire 2019 a must-have for time-strapped editors and artists.”

“I’m really excited about Sapphire 2019,” says Ra-ey Saleh, Editor/Colorist. “The new WhipLash transition, a kind of suped-up swish pan effect is the next big, fun transition you’ll see all over TV!”

“The improvements to the Sapphire Flare Designer make modifying and customizing the new flare presets a breeze,” notes Alejandro Brubaker, Creative Director at sugarskullcreative.com. “The perfect lens flare can add so much value to a shot. I can’t wait to start using them!”

New in Sapphire 2019:

New! Lens Flare Designer: Hollywood’s favorite photorealistic lens flare designer has been completely overhauled and redesigned with a fully customizable UI, a new flare component workflow, and tons of new presets designed by the pros.

New! PixelSort: A trendy, digital glitch art effect perfect for music videos and highly-stylized looks.

New! WhipLash: A swish pan style effect in warp speed. Uses multiple copies of an image to travel through time further and faster. Features tons of advanced parameters for ultimate control.

New! Transition Presets for Builder: Retro multi-color shape wipes and organic transitions with a hand-drawn look are simple presets thanks to the new Animating Shape effect inside of Builder (Adobe After Effects(R) CC, Adobe(R) Premiere Pro(R) CC, Avid Media Composer, Blackmagic Resolve, and Blackmagic Fusion only).

New! Mocha Essentials Workspace: Simplifies the power of Mocha with an updated interface, new magnetic spline tool with edge-snapping, a new freehand spline tool, new preset geometric shapes tools for easier effect masking and rotoscoping, and support for high DPI monitors.

New! Fastest Sapphire Ever: Improved GPU performance (NVIDIA CUDA only) with significant speed increases for some hosts.

Pricing & Availability:
Sapphire 2019 supports popular video host applications including Adobe After Effects CC and Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, Autodesk Flame family, and OFX hosts The Foundry Nuke, Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve and Fusion, and Magix VEGAS Pro. Full license, upgrade, and subscription options can be purchased through borisfx.com.

Multi-Host Option (includes all supported host plug-ins: Adobe, Autodesk, Avid, OFX)
Single license: $2795
Upgrades start at $895
Annual subscription: $895

Individual Plug-in Host: Choose one: Adobe/OFX, Avid, Autodesk
Single license: $1695
Upgrades start at $495
Annual subscription: $495

Sapphire 2019 is also available as eight individual effect category units: Adjust, Blur & Sharpen, Distort, Lights, Render, Stylize, Time, and Transitions. New licenses start at $195. Upgrades from previous versions are $99.Sapphire is available through the website.

macOS New App Release – VideoProc 3.0

Product Announcements – Digiarty Software of Chengdu, China, an industry-leader of multimedia software developer, today announced with proud the debut of VideoProc 3.0, the most competent product ever with full support for GPU acceleration for all Windows and Mac users. The program blends 4 “the best of its kind” video tools into a unique span-new build, namely an HD/4K video editor, a media converter, an online content downloader, and a desktop & iPhone recorder.

“VideoProc is by far the most powerful software we’ve ever created to edit, convert, compress, record, and adjust videos. We’ve embodied a slew of next-generation technologies in it, including the world’s unique Level-3 Hardware Acceleration tech relied on Intel, Nvidia and AMD, as well as support for 4K/8K resolutions, HEVC and 3D,” said Jack Han, CEO of the company, “It has almost all users’ needs covered related to video processing with fluid experience – it is a future product and the beginning of our following plans. The program (both for Windows and Mac) now goes live from today.”

Edit & process 4K/HD videos, DVDs, and more:
VideoProc, as its name indicates, gives a focus on processing videos. This is not limited to format changing but also touches on virtually every aspect of “entry-level” editing like cutting, merging, cropping, subtitles adding, rotating, watermarks, and effects. With a specialized ToolBox, the program also offers “professional-grade” options to deshake, denoise, make GIF, correct lens distortion, etc. for enthusiasts, creators or anyone trying to make exquisite videos at one go. All features are engineered with a special care on modern video content such as 4K UHD videos, highly-compressed HEVC files, footages @ FHD 60fps, 120fps, Raw recordings from GoPro, DJI, DSLR cameras, iPhone, other popular devices.

The built-in transcoding engine takes care of a mish-mash of media types and formats, freely converting videos, DVDs and audio files among H.265, H.264, MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, and 420 popular formats. An all-encompassing presets library makes media perfectly fit the latest mobiles, TVs, online sites and social media. Full control over the bit rate, resolution, quality, GOP, encoding mode, etc. is at users’ fingertips for further customization. It’s a one-stop solution for polishing footages shot with drones, making family travel videos, compressing GoPro 4K clips for social media, sharing game walkthroughs, becoming a YouTube star, and more.

Full GPU acceleration makes 4K processing fast and smooth:
Pioneering the unique Level-3 Hardware Acceleration technology, it’s the only software on the market that applies full Intel, Nvidia, and AMD GPU accelerations throughout processing, bringing the speed to 47x real-time faster. Together with advanced technologies like Auto Copy and High-Quality Engine, it runs up to 5x faster than rivals with top quality while keeping the system cool and brimming with power. The program actually covers 98% of daily used features. Other features include:

  • Video downloading – Free download videos, playlists, 4K/8K UHD clips, audio, etc. from 1000 online sites. It offers super fast speed and 100% intact quality.
  • Recording – Capture screen, webcam, and iPhone with audio. Record picture in picture, add texts or outlines, adjust flexible recording settings, and more.

“We created VideoProc in responding of the deluge of video content and rapid evolution in HD, UHD resolutions that create too much burden to process cost-effectively and swiftly,” added Jack Han, “With the single tool, users gain all the features they require for everyday video tasks. They don’t need to shell out big bucks and go through the intimidating learning curve for presumer tools. Simply start editing right out of the box.”

Pricing and Availability
VideoProc 3.0 is available now worldwide for users on Windows 10/8/7/Vista and macOS Mojave or earlier. Officially priced at $59.90 (USD), a full license is now half off at $29.95, together with various flexible license options offered at steep discounts in celebration of its grand release. Check the details at VideoProc Official Page.

macOS New App Release – Videux 1.2

Product Announcements – Half8Fish LLC of Boca Raton, Florida has released Videux version 1.2 for macOS. Videux is an organizer, player, and workflow assistant for video that is highly optimized to get tens of thousands of videos organized and ready for editing. Videux is an indispensable tool for stock videographers and people with large video libraries.

With effective organizational features, Videux can handle just about any video collection with ease, tagging them with keywords, ratings, and flags. Videux keeps track of model releases, license agreements, metadata, and much more, making it easy to see at a glance the state of your video library. This free upgrade is packed with new features and functionality: transcoding, proxies, keywords enhancements, in/out points, markers and more:

  • Named markers and in/out points are now supported, and exported to Final Cut Pro X (Premiere Pro support coming soon). In/out points can now be used to trim clips. Markers can also be used to export still frames. In/out points and markers are shown on the player, and can be edited or deleted.
  • Keywording is significantly enhanced with keyword suggestions and auto-complete. Keywords can now be renamed globally. In the filter view, keywords now can scroll and there is a new search function to find keywords. This allows Videux to support tens of thousands of keywords.
  • Videux now supports transcoding of video clips, in batch. Transcoded clips are automatically added to the catalog. Major encodings and containers are supported, with more options on the way.
  • Users can now make proxies for better playback of difficult to play clips. An example would be a 4K MPEG2; on slower computers this format can be choppy. By creating a proxy, playback is smooth at all speeds, making it easier to review clips.
  • Trimming clips is now supported, and can operate on many sections of multiple clips. Trimmed clips are added to the catalog
  • Extracting still frames (JPG or PNG) is supported, in batch
  • A major database optimization means faster response when dealing with large catalogs
  • Added ‘add keyword’ shortcut and menu item
  • More file types supported
  • Like all of our new versions, this upgrade is free to existing customers

“If you’ve ever used Adobe’s Lightroom for stills, Videux offers similar functionality for video files: you can ingest and catalogue your footage, assigning star ratings and keyword metadata to make sure it’s searchable (and crucially, findable) in the future.” – Elliott Smith; News Shooter

Versions: Videux ships in three flavors: Videux Pro DL (full version, downloaded from videux.com), Videux Pro AS (full version, Apple App Store), and Videux Play LT (player only version, Apple App Store).

  • Videux Pro AS and Videux Pro DL:
  • Videux Pro AS and Pro DL versions include all of the following features:
  • Import by File menu or drag-drop
  • Import Final Cut Pro X or iMovie libraries
  • Import Premiere Pro Projects (Pro DL Version)
  • Player: Plays most modern video formats, more being added contiuously
  • Fast clip-to-clip movement
  • Multi speed playback, both directions
  • Fullscreen mode
  • Frame accurate timecode display
  • Skimming playhead
  • Set ratings and picked status
  • Collections
  • Can be nested
  • Default collection makes adding clips very fast
  • Keywording with autocomplete and suggestions
  • Freeform metadata
  • Detailed video info display
  • Track and attach licenses and releases
  • Action history
  • Powerful filter based search
  • Search text (includes metadata)
  • Picked status
  • Ratings
  • Keywords, search
  • Resolution
  • Frame rate
  • Directories
  • Collections
  • iMovie libraries
  • Final Cut Pro X libraries
  • Premiere Pro projects
  • License agreements
  • Model releases
  • Imports
  • Playlists
  • Any combination of clip types
  • Clips can repeated
  • Playlists can be fullscreen and loop for a kiosk
  • Export to Final Cut Pro X with keywords and metadata
  • Export to Premiere Pro or After Effects
  • Named markers and in/out points, exported to Final Cut Pro X
  • Transcoding of video clips, in batch.
  • Proxy generation, in batch
  • Trimming clips, in batch
  • Extracting still frames (JPG or PNG), in batch

Announcing Videux – Video Organizer, Player and Workflow Assistant

Videux Play LT: The Play LT version is different in that it includes primarily only the player portion of Videux, along with the ability to pick/cull, rate and sort video. The player includes the same features as the full versions, with multi-speed and fullscreen playback, and skimming playhead. Videux Play LT can be upgraded with in-app purchases to be equivalent to Videux Pro AS. Priced at just $4.99, Videux Play LT is the easiest to use, most enjoyable video player for the Mac.

System Requirements: 64bit Intel Mac running El Capitan, Sierra or later

Pricing and How to Buy:
Videux Pro DL – The full version, available as a download with a 7 day trial:
Videux Pro DL Introductory Pricing $99.99 (USD)

Videux Pro AS – The full App Store version:
Videux Pro AS on the App Store Introductory Pricing $99.99 (USD)

Videux Play LT – The player only version, with in-app purchases
Videux Play LT on the App Store Introductory Pricing $4.99 (USD)