Jul 12 2007
Magnet 1.5 for Mac OS X Tiger is an application for augmenting movies with special effects that will follow moving objects in the movie. eX-cinder today announces the availability of Magnet 1.5 Beta for a one month test program after which the final 1.5 version will be available. This new version includes new effects (including “Beating Heart”, “Stylize”, and “Color Effects”), an improved UI and much tighter integration with Apple’s Quartz Composer.
Magnet works by allowing the user to place “probes” on moving objects in a QuickTime movie that the software will track over time. A number of special effects can then be hooked to the probes. Magnet uses advanced motion tracking technology and the latest Core Image and Quartz Composer advances to perform rendering of these effects in real time. The resulting movie can be exported as a QuickTime movie that can be used anywhere (DVD, Apple TV, iPod, iPhone).
Magnet 1.5b requires any Mac with Mac OS X 10.4.x (Tiger) with at least 64 MB of Video RAM. Magnet 1.5b is available immediately through download from ex-cinder website for a 1-month beta evaluation program, terminating on August 15th. During this beta period, the license for Magnet 1.x costs USD$29.99 instead of the regular full price of USD$39.99. Magnet 1.5 is a free upgrade for existing 1.x owners.