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macOS New app Release – Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 4.0.0

Product Announcements Cisdem of Madelia, Minnesota has released Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 4.0.0 with a refined output profile and support for more devices. The new interface will bring improved user experience.

Cisdem Video Converter is an easy-to-use and versatile video converter for Mac with four main functions: video conversion, video download, DVD ripping, and video editing. It supports all common video and audio formats as input and output formats. Users can convert video and audio files for playback on different devices with high quality and high speed.

“This upgrade brings a refined and improved output profile,” said Edward Riley, Cisdem’s project manager. “The new option Recently lists the recently used output formats for users to choose from. It doesn’t matter if users have no idea what formats their devices support. The output profile window lists common device types, brands, and models along with their supported formats. For example, to convert a video for iPhone XR, one just needs to navigate to the iPhone and select iPhone XR. It’s that easy.”

What’s New in Version 4.0.0?
1. Brand new interface
2. Refine the output profile and add support for more devices
3. Fixed some minor bugs

Main Functions
1. Convert videos and audios to all common formats with high quality
Cisdem Video Converter for Mac enables users to convert videos as well as audios to any common formats they may need for playback on devices such as iPhone XS, iPhone 8, iPad, Apple TV, Android devices, game consoles and more. It supports all common container formats and coding formats such as H.265.

2. Compress video file size and retain the quality
It can shrink video file size without quality loss. Users can easily compress videos for storing, sharing, uploading or other purposes.

3. Rip DVD to desired formats
Users can also use this Mac video converter to convert DVD and DVD folder to the formats they may need, such as MKV, MP4, and AVI.

4. Perform basic video editing tasks
Before converting videos, users can crop, trim or rotate videos if needed. It provides other editing functions such as Effects, Subtitles & Audios and Watermark.

5. Download videos from over 1000 websites including YouTube
The video download feature allows users to download 8K 4320p, 4K 2160p, HD 1080p, 720p and SD videos with high quality from YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Instagram, and over 1000 other sites.

Price and Availability
Cisdem Video Converter for Mac 4.0.0 is available for download and purchase on the Cisdem website. Users can purchase a lifetime license for $49.99 USD and enjoy lifetime free upgrades. A free trial is available for download at the Cisdem website.

macOS App Giveaway – MacX Video Converter Pro

Product Announcements MacXDVD Software of Chengdu, China is commemorating its 9th anniversary, for which reason unlimited copies of MacX Video Converter Pro are given away. Every customer interested in MacXDVD’s grand anniversary giveaway is welcomed to join in the celebration, get the giveaway gift for free before May 31, 2019, and share the joy on the anniversary giveaway page.

Since MacXDVD introduced its first multimedia software to the market in 2010, tens of thousands customers have leveraged the power of its home-use software to bridge DVDs, videos and audios with their PCs, TVs, smartphones, tablets, game consoles, and more, with no more restriction. This achievement owns to its unremitting endeavor in developing high-quality and truly customer-focused products. And now in its 9th year, MacXDVD has become a big shot in the multimedia software industry and has been thumbed up by over 200 million customers worldwide, spanning across the U.S.A, U.K, Japan, Germany, and many other regions.

Now as a way to continue that support and celebrate its 9th anniversary, MacXDVD awards its flagship MacX Video Converter Pro to all new and loyal customers. After repetitive updates over the past 9 years, the giveaway gift ushers in a new video converting era, giving customers ultimate control over 4K resolution videos, HEVC files and almost all sorts of video sources. The most recent breakthrough in level-3 hardware acceleration lets it enjoy absolute advantages in processing speed (conversion frequency reaches as high as 300fps) over other rivals and strike a perfect balance between the file size and output quality.

By far, the video converter is capable of making diversified video formats all-purpose. It can decode and encode various video formats, e.g. 4K to 1080p, MOV to MP4, AVI to MOV, HEVC to H.264, MKV to MP4, and more, so that video lovers can play them on media players, iPhone, iPad, Android, Xbox, PSP or share them on YouTube, Facebook. It is skilled at basic video editing jobs and adjusting video resolution, codec, frame rate, bitrate or so for desired output quality and file size. To enter the contest, customers can just submit a valid email address to get the license code. There is no more condition attached.

To spark the 2019 anniversary celebration, MacXDVD Software also offers huge price cutting as high as 70% off. Customers can get its best-selling media suite inclusive of MacX DVD Ripper Pro, MacX Video Converter Pro and MacX MediaTrans for next to nothing, precisely at $49.95 only.

Pricing and Availability
MacXDVD 9th-anniversary giveaway takes place from now to the end of May 2019. All customers are eligible to win MacX Video Converter Pro for free. Step 1: Go to the anniversary giveaway page. Step 2: Enter a valid email address and click Get License Code, after which a license key will be presented to you in the pop-up window automatically. Step 3: Download the program and activate the license key as soon as possible.

macOS New App Release – WinX DVD Ripper for Mac 8.9.1

WinX DVD Ripper for Mac of Chengdu, China has delivered through it all for 13 years…and counting! To mark the 13th anniversary, Digiarty Software today announced the grandest giveaway of the world-leading DVD digitizing software for macOS, unlimitedly, culminating with a mega discount offer on its best-selling WinX Anniversary Special Pack, an unheard-of 75% off.

Digiarty 2019 anniversary event will go all the way through the end of May. To find more information, please visit the Digiarty 2019 Anniversary Special Offer page.

WinX DVD Ripper for Mac is a must for any DVD owners in need of DVD digitization on Mac, from the very first edition to the newest V8.9.1. Since 2006, it has been repeatedly mentioned in over 5000 high-authority media outlets, inclusive of TechRadar, CNET, Softpedia, and spans over 200 countries and regions, covering the most competitive US, UK, and Japan. And as recently as April 2019, the program had hit a record-setting 9 million downloads. These achievements are based on the 13 years of innovation, steadfast customer-focused strategy, and development that finally lead to a great milestone. The milestones include:

  • No.1 disc support: The DVD analysis core, main title check mechanism, and monthly upgrade ensure 100% support of DVD disc, be it old, new, damaged, or 99-title movie. It puts an end to DVD read error, incomplete ripping, and other issues that have been plaguing many rippers for a long time. 
  • No.1 fast speed: Last year, WinX DVD Ripper for Mac marched forward to the unique level-3 hardware acceleration, a landmark achievement in conversion speed. This makes the WinX outperforms its competitors with as short as 5 minutes in ripping a full-length DVD, drastically lessening CPU usage and ending the software crash.
  • No.1 output quality: WinX manages to maximize the output quality without yielding large file size, attributing to its High-Quality Engine, Deinterlacing, and unmatchable DVD compression engine. 

To crown it all, WinX DVD Ripper for Mac features a minimalistic interface and up to 350 readymade profiles, available for customers, even the elders, to quickly load DVD and choose the output format without any knowledge about the obscure parameters. Customers can rip both old and new DVDs to MP4, AVI, MOV, H.264, HEVC, iPhone, iPad, etc. with full GPU accelerated. It is a must-have tool to classify and backup DVDs in case of damage or loss and to allow you to watch the movies on Mac, PC, TV, game console, photos, and tablets on the go.

“We are proud WinX DVD Ripper for Mac is evolving as the gold standard by which all other DVD rippers are judged and has become the most essential software in our DVD life over the 13 years,” Said Jack, CEO of Digiarty Software. “To benefit more people and generate more buzz around the program, we launch the grand giveaway to mark the 13th anniversary.”

Detail Giveaway and Discount Offers Available at the 13th Anniversary Event

  1. Unlimited Giveaway of WinX DVD Ripper for Mac: The software, originally priced at $59.95 (USD), will be available at no cost, unconditionally.
  2. Software discounts: The tiptop WinX Anniversary Special Park inclusive of DVD ripper, DVD copy, video converter, and iPhone manager is also marked down heavily, at up to 75% off.
  3. The event will span for half a month – from now to May 31, 2019. To receive the full version reward, please go to Digiarty 2019 Anniversary Special Offer

macOS New App Release – iFlicks 3

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Product Announcements  – Indie developer, Jendrik Bertram of Paderborn, Germany has released iFlicks 3, a major update of the popular iFlicks for macOS. iFlicks is the best and most complete video and metadata handling solution available for macOS. There is no easier way to add your video files to iTunes or Plex so you can watch them on your iOS devices or third-party media players.

iFlicks 3 is the third major release of iFlicks, which brings you a bunch of new features and improvements.

It is now possible to process videos containing HEVC content just as quick as H.264. Direct passthrough of HEVC tracks from mkv files to m4v now only takes seconds, just like it has always worked for H.264 tracks. This works just as quick for all your HD content, no matter if 4k or 1080p. Additionally, you can use iFlicks 3 to encode video tracks to HEVC. To make use of this feature you need at least macOS High Sierra, as it is the first version to natively support HEVC. On the newest generation of Macs, video encoding can even make use of the T2 Chip to perform encoding as fast as possible.

To provide even more flexibility to our power users, it is now also possible to create custom presets with different settings from the built-in ones. It is also possible to use these custom presets together with the immensely powerful rule system to create an even more customized workflow.

As an additional bonus iFlicks 3 has a tweaked interface incorporating countless improvements. The most notable ones being full Dark Mode support on macOS Mojave, as well as Touch Bar support for MacBook Pro.

Leading Metadata Handling

  • Automatic lookup for Movie and TV Show metadata
  • Finds beautiful Artwork, including squared Artwork for TV Shows
  • Automatic lookup for subtitles and chapter titles
  • Behavior completely customizable using extremely powerful Rules

Powerful Video Processing

  • Extremely fast and lossless passthrough for H.264 and HEVC
  • High-Quality encoding capabilities for H.264 and HEVC
  • Dedicated presets for Apple Devices like iPhone, iPad and Apple TV
  • HD support (4k, 1080p, 720p)
  • Encoding of Stereo and Surround Audio tracks
  • Supports all common video formats like mkv, mp4, m4v, mov, avi, mpg and many many more
  • Subtitle and Chapter support

Extensive Automation Possibilities

  • Support for Custom Presets based on user preferences
  • Watch Folders to pick up and automatically process files added to monitored folders
  • Extremely powerful rules to customize the complete workflow
  • AppleScript support for even more fine-grained control

Intuitive User Interface

  • Just drag videos to iFlicks and hit start to process the videos
  • Clean interface to get you started without distractions, Advanced functionality just a click away
  • Tightly coupled with iTunes. Just drag items from iTunes to iFlicks to update metadata

Language Support:
iFlicks supports English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokml, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese languages.

Device Requirements:

  • macOS 12.2 or later
  • iTunes 12

Pricing and Availability:
iFlicks 3 is available as a subscription and one-time payment version. The one-time payment version is available from the Mac App Store for US $34.99, the same price as iFlicks 2 before. Prices may vary by location.

The subscription versions are available from the Website and Mac App Store:

  • iFlicks Basic: $0.99 monthly, $9.49 annually
  • iFlicks Plus: $2.49 monthly, $18.49 annually

Special upgrade pricing will be in place for the yearly subscription versions:

  • 50% Off until end of February 2019
  • 25% Off until end of March 2019

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.

macOS New App Release – Continuum 2019

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Product Announcements – Film and television post-production professionals looking to add powerful VFX tools to their workflows get a major creative boost from Continuum 2019. Continuum 2019 is the newest version of the comprehensive award-winning plug-in collection from Boris FX of Boston, Massachusetts.

“Continuum is a busy editor’s best friend with hundreds of filters to accomplish a wide variety of daily tasks. The new 2019 release adds even more creative flexibility to help meet tight turnarounds,” states Boris Yamnitsky, President & Founder, Boris FX. “Continuum 2019 resurrects the renowned motion graphics generator, Particle Illusion (formerly GenArts particleIllusion), and introduces it to a new generation. We’ve rebuilt the toolset with a new easy-to-use interface, GPU-acceleration, a searchable particle emitter library, and new presets. Thanks to the new plug-in version editors and VFX artists will have the ability to quickly add high-end production value to projects without leaving their Adobe, Avid or OFX timelines.”

“Adding visually stunning titles is now simpler with the introduction of real-time image-processing shaders such as glows, rays, and blurs inside Title Studio,” continues Yamnitsky. “And the new grid and guidelines paired with new on-screen text tools make accurate text placement a snap. Finally, masking and effects isolation is easier than ever before. New point parameter-driven Mocha tracking is now available for filters such as Lens Flare 3D and Spotlights, and a new Mocha Essentials interface features four new spline tools including a magnetic tool with edge-snapping.”

“What I’m really looking forward to is Particle Illusion with its high-quality emitter elements,” says Yoram Tal, Colorist, World of Dance, NBC. “This new tool could be game-changing for adding fire, smoke, explosions, and hundreds of other visual effects into the offline and online process, especially in Avid.”

Tal continues, “Continuum 2019 also includes the new Mocha Essentials interface and I couldn’t be happier. It’s easier to navigate and features the very welcome additions of simple shape options and a new magnetic draw line tool for getting complicated shapes done quickly. As a colorist and a finisher, I don’t have hours to create masks. These new tools make great masks in seconds instead. I also love how the integrated Mocha tracking can now be used to drive effect animations and positioning!”

New in Continuum 2019:

New! Particle Illusion: The completely redesigned high-end motion graphics generator (sparkles, smoke, fireworks) features a speedy real-time GPU-based engine in a simple, easy-to-use interface. Includes new professionally designed presets, a revamped searchable preset emitter library, and is included in both Continuum 2019 and the Particles Unit.

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. Mocha now supports point parameter tracking inside Continuum filters such as Lens Flare 3D, Rays, and Spotlights.

New! Title Studio Improvements: Title Studio adds the ability to apply GPU-accelerated effects (Image Processing Shaders such as animated glows, blurs, and volumetric lighting) directly inside its interface along with 150 new professionally designed templates. A new grid and guide system, on-screen text tool, and on-screen text box make titling even easier than before. Now supports 8K or higher resolution.

New! External Broadcast Monitor Support: The FX Browser and Title Studio now include support for external/client/broadcast monitor previews from a custom UI window. Currently only available for Blackmagic Design, AJA coming soon.

New! Simplified Avid Effects List: The introduction of Mocha-based parameter tracking makes most non-real time blue dot filters unnecessary. Non-real time filters have been moved into an obsolete folder to support the older legacy Continuum tracker.

Pricing & Availability

Continuum 2019 supports popular video host applications including Adobe After Effects CC and Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, and OFX hosts such as Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve, and Magix VEGAS Pro. Full license, upgrade, and subscription options can be purchased through the website.

Multi-Host Option #1 (includes all supported host plug-ins: Adobe, Avid, Apple*, OFX)
Upgrades start at $695
Annual subscription: $695
Permanent license: $1995

Multi-Host Option #2 (includes all supported host plug-ins: Adobe, Apple*, OFX)
Upgrades start at $395
Annual subscription: $395
Permanent license: $1295

* Apple FCP X is currently version 11

Individual Plug-in Host

Adobe
Upgrades start at $295
Annual subscription: $295
Permanent license: $995

Avid
Upgrades start at $495
Annual subscription: $495
Permanent license: $1695

OFX
Upgrades start at $195
Annual subscription: $195
Permanent license: $695

Continuum 2019 is also available as seventeen individual effect category units. New licenses start at $199. Upgrades from previous versions start at $49.95.

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 – VideoDuke 1.0

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Product Announcements Eltima Software of Frankfurt, Germany has released VideoDuke 1.0, a new product in their range of user-friendly media apps for Mac OS. VideoDuke is a dedicated video downloader for macOS that supports a multitude of websites and can download various types of videos from them in different resolutions. Support for streaming videos means one can save live streams of sports events, video games, educational programs, etc. on their computer.

VideoDuke can download videos embedded via HTML5 and those streamed over RTMP. As well as many other popular platforms, YouTube is well supported by VideoDuke. This means one can save videos in the desired quality as well as simply extract audio files from any YouTube video.

VideDuke can operate in two modes: simple and advanced. The names speak for themselves – Simple mode is laconic, only has a handful of controls to allow for quick and easy downloading in the least amount of clicks. In Advanced mode more complex options are available: the app will display all resources fetched from the web page including the video itself, audio, Flash animation, images, etc. If you need to download any of the mentioned above, you can easily do so by clicking the Download button next to each item.

You can switch between the tabs of the app to filter the content you are interested in.

If a video has subtitles or closed captions in different languages, you can save them to your computer along with the video. The subtitles will be downloaded as an SRT file that can be played by the majority of video players or embedded, depends on the original type.

VideoDuke offers a convenient option of bookmarking favorite content for quick access at any time.

By integrating VideoDuke with your web browser you get to download videos even faster: whenever you see something worth saving on your Mac, click the app bookmark to initiate the download.

VideoDuke is an intuitive and straightforward application that will download a large variety of file types from popular web resources mainly targeting video content. The team behind VideoDuke is knowledgeable and striving to deliver the best product to its customers. As a result, users don’t just get the software, they also receive a helpful tech support as part of the package. The software can be purchased through the website for $19.95.

macOS New App Release – Mocha Pro 2019

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Product Announcements – The Academy Award-winning team behind Mocha planar tracking is once again changing how post-production teams create visual effects with its new release, Mocha Pro 2019. Mocha Pro 2019 from Boris FX of Boston, Massachusetts, the industry’s leading plug-in developer, builds on its mission to reduce the time-consuming pain points and manual work generally associated with high-end visual effects.

Designed for all levels of users, Mocha Pro 2019 features a new, simplified Mocha Essentials workspace and powerful edge-snapping spline creation tools to improve masking and roto tasks. Object Removal processing now runs on GPU, delivering dramatic improvements in rendering performance, and the user interface crisply supports Retina/High DPI monitor resolutions. Additionally, Mocha Pro 2019 now combines the previous Mocha Pro and Mocha VR features into one product, adding best-in-class tools for stereoscopic 360/VR video. Mocha Pro 2019 is now available with affordable pricing and subscription options: plug-ins for Adobe After Effects(R) CC and Adobe(R) Premiere Pro(R) CC, Avid Media Composer, and OFX hosts including The Foundry Nuke, Blackmagic Design Fusion, Magix VEGAS Pro, and HitFilm (or as a standalone application).

The new release offers VFX artists, editors, and 360 filmmakers even greater time-savings on advanced VFX tasks including screen replacements, removing unwanted objects, image stabilization, rotoscoping, and masking. “For over 10 years, Mocha has been one of the film industry’s go-to tools for difficult motion tracking and effect shots,” states Ross Shain, Chief Product Officer, Boris FX. “The newly designed Mocha Essentials interface makes the software markedly easier for new users to learn and the faster object removal rendering is a game-changer.” Shain continues, “Adding 2019 to the product name signifies big news for our growing user base. Not only have we added new tools and improvements. Mocha also now provides annual updates and point releases to customers on the Boris FX support plan.”

VFX artists are already praising Mocha Pro 2019. “The new magnetic spline and freehand drawing tools are fantastic!” says Robert Kjettrup, Founding Partner, Troika Films. “Mocha Pro 2019 speeds up my tracking and rotoscoping workflow.

“I’ve used Mocha time and time again to see if seemly impossible tasks are possible…the new 2019 release improves on the core functionality and speed which translates into VFX artists getting home earlier!” remarks Jake Morrison, VFX Supervisor, Thor: Ragnarok and Ant-Man.

New in Mocha Pro 2019:

  • Mocha Essentials workspace with a streamlined user interface: Makes planar tracking easier to learn and master than ever before
  • GPU-accelerated object removal: Delivers dramatic rendering speed increases on the most challenging object removals and clean plating shots
  • Accelerated masking & roto with new spline creation tools: Adds magnetic spline with edge snapping, freehand spline tool, ellipse, and rectangle tools
  • Retina/High DPI monitor resolution support
  • Mocha Pro and Mocha VR features are now combined into one product
  • Mocha Pro is now officially part of the Boris FX U&S (Upgrade & Support) plan and moving to a yearly release cycle

Pricing and Availability:
Mocha Pro 2019 is available as both a standalone application and as a plug-in for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, and OFX hosts, including Blackmagic Fusion, The Foundry Nuke, Magix VEGAS Pro, HitFilm, and more. It can be purchased through the website.

Multi-host option (includes all supported host plug-ins: Adobe, Avid, OFX):

  • Single license: $995
  • Upgrades start at 3295
  • 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

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.