updated 01:05 pm EDT, Wed April 28, 2004
GarageCube today announced , a new application designed for realtime video mixing and compositing. Designed by and for professional VJs and live performers, and developed by real time imaging specialists coming from the video game industry, "Modul8 offers a state of the art user-interface combined with very high performances," supporting 10 simultaneous layers that can be mixed together to produced the final image composition. Modul8 will ship in June; pricing has yet to be announced.
Modul8 also supports media transformations (rotate, move, scale, etc.); QuickTime codecs, Flash animation and dozens of image formats; and output to PAL, NTSC, SVGA, XGA, or higher; GPU-based rendering and AltiVec-enhanced transformations; up to 10 different media layers with custom settings; full alpha channels (and five different luma-key functions); and full 32-bit color including a 8-bit channel for transparency and three channels for RGB. Other features include a realtime preview panel, direct keyboard and MIDI connectivity, and three different memory management modes: full memory, compressed memory, or streamed from disk.