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Stagetools Moving Picture

Review:

Stagetools Moving Picture
  
Stagetools Moving Picture

Make smooth pans and zooms on hi-res stills.

MovingPicture allows documentary and industrial filmmakers to pan and zoom on high resolution images (up to 8,000 by 8,000 pixels), ala “Ken Burns.”


Highlights

  • Supports all industry-standard editors
  • Handles images up to 8,000 by 8,000 pixels
  • 32-bit full color sub-pixel rendering for smooth motion
  • Very easy to use
  • Real time preview
  • Fast, high-quality output imagery
  • Alpha channel support
  • Transfer shows between Windows and Macintosh systems
  • Full 3D Camera motion for spins and skews
  • Moves on curved or straight paths
  • Complete control of ease-ins and outs
  • Motion blur
  • 16:9 aspect support
  • Many keyboard shortcuts
  • Image controls such as contrast and brightness
  • Automatic video-safe color adjustment
  • Automatic colored borders
  • Automatic picture rescaling
  • Multiple processor support for fast rendering
  • Timeline scrubbing
  • Works in PAL, NTSC, HD, and 24P
  • 32 levels of undo/redo
  • Full cut-and-paste of KeyFrames

Rather than use an expensive and bulky motion-control rig or animation stand, often requiring expensive photographic prints, MovingPicture takes high-resolution scanned images and allows for perfectly repeatable pans and zoom moves on a desktop computer.

MovingPicture is very simple to use. The image appears on the screen. Dragging and sizing a framing box icon on top of this image changes the view, adding key frames onto the timeline.

Since you can preview the motion in real time without any rendering, the design process is very rapid. All motion paths are smooth, splined, and tapered. Motion is field-rendered to sub-pixel accuracies, with full alpha channel support.

Windows 95/98//NT/2000/XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit)
MacOS 7/8/9/X (32-bit only)

Avid 32-bit (All Editors) Win or Mac
Avid 64-bit (All Editors) Win or Mac
Final Cut Pro (32-bit only) Mac
Premiere Win or Mac

Note: Mac OS Catalina Not Supported.

Making Ken Burns Obey in FCP X

Steve Martin and Mark Spencer talk about the Ken Burns Effect to do a move on a still image in FCP X… and improve upon the effect.

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