Ben Software has released an update for BTV Pro, bringing it to version 5.2. BTV Pro is a video capture app that is designed for video production and animation. The new version has performance enhancements including 16:9 support. According to Ben Software:
Announcing BTV Pro 5.2, an update to the popular shareware video capture, editing and animation software for the Macintosh, written by Ben Bird.
BTV Pro is an application for the Macintosh that allows you to view, capture and edit video, create stop-motion animations, and also has advanced capture features such as frame averaging, time lapse and motion detection. It works with any Macintosh compatible video input source such as video input cards, TV cards, built-in video, USB, DV, and FireWire video sources.
In addition to a Classic version that runs on Mac OS 8 and later, BTV Pro has been fully Carbonized to run natively under Mac OS X.
Improvements of BTV Pro 5.2 over the previous version (BTV Pro 5.1.1):
- Global floating video window that floats above all applications (Carbon version only)
- New Folder Viewer feature to view all the image files in a folder
- Support for viewing of 16:9 widescreen format video
- Consumes less processor time when in the background
- Fixed ibad file namei errors during time lapse capture
- Fixed problems with onion skin when capturing averaged images
- Minor bug fixes
- German version available
You can find more information about the BTV Pro update at the Beb Software Web site. BTV Pro is available for US$40.00.