FrameFree Technologies Launches Digital Imaging Software

Jun 23, 2006


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FrameFree Technologies, developers of a family of products that provide authoring and compression of motion imagery, has announced the launch of FrameFree Studio, digital imaging software that allows for the creation of movies from still photographs. FrameFree Studio is available in four different versions: FrameFree Studio HD, FrameFree Studio SD, FrameFree Studio Pro, and FrameFree Studio Express, all of which are available at the website. FrameFree Studio starts with two digital still images of any resolution, and through analysis, interpolation and morphing, automatically provides interactivity and smooth motion between them. Additionally, artists who use FrameFree Studio will also have access to the FrameFree United Networks (FUN). FUN is a global content delivery system that aggregates original digital content for worldwide distribution. For businesses, FUN allows artists and publishers complete control over delivery, tracking, and syndication of their work by providing a global, 19,000 edge server network.

FrameFree Studio HD offers AVI, BMP, and TIFF with alpha channel output at resolutions up to 4096x4096, and 10 layers, while FrameFree Studio SD offers identical frame-by-frame output protocols up to Standard Definition NTSC and PAL broadcast resolutions, and up to 10 layers. Motion graphics can be created in HD, SD, QuickTime, Windows Media, MPEG 2, MPEG 4, Real, DivX, and other video formats, including output to AVI or sequential BMP and TIFF files. The FrameFree Studio multi-layer, text-authoring tool includes text rendering and stereo audio support for all major codecs (MP3, WAV, AIFF, and AU) and image formats (JPG, PNG, BMP, and TIFF with alpha channel). Both Pro and Express offer motion imagery that is fully resolution independent and frame rate independent. Each provides automated intelligent streaming of content for the highest resolution internet productions and the smallest mobile screens. With output to a FrameFree Media file, web projects have resolutions up to 640x480, and reaching up to 1280x960 pixels when using auto-zoom. Files played through the web player need the first few key frames, plus a small interpolation file, and the audio track to begin display and playback of files.

FrameFree Studio Pro allows artists to work with up to four image layers, while FrameFree Studio Express is for content creators who need one or two authoring layers. Both products take advantage of audio (MP3, WAV, AIFF and AU) and image handling (JPG, PNG, BMP, and TIFF with alpha channel) and add their own text-rendering, multi-layer workspace. Using FrameFree web player, artists can enhance websites with interactive motion graphics. FrameFree Studio HD, FrameFree Studio SD, FrameFree Studio Pro, and FrameFree Studio Express, are all immediately available. The introductory subscription price for FrameFree Studio Express is $30 per month. FrameFree Pro is $50 per month. Each subscription provides unlimited authoring potential. For every file destined for worldwide distribution, there is a FUN certification fee of up to $30. And a monthly metered fee of US$0.25 per MB for secure serving and tracking of files. A free 14-day Trial Version of FrameFree Express software is available for immediate download.

(www.framefree.com; www.monolith-prime.co.jp)