updated 08:40 am EST, Thu February 24, 2005
New Keynote, iDVD themes
KeynotePro has released , a web-inspired, presenter/kiosk-mode hybrid theme designed to make creating interactive presentations and Keynote-powered kiosks a snap. The company also released MetroBlue for iDVD, a new theme for iDVD. The KeyStation themes are designed for both traditional projector-driven presentations and the new Interactive and Kiosk-mode presentation options available in the recently released iWork '05/Keynote 2. KeyStation HD, available exclusively in the KeyStation Pro Edition, opens the doors to HD-presentations and kiosks that take full advantage of larger displays such as Plasma/HDTV screens, the iMac G5 and Apple Cinema Displays.
KeyStation HD provides aspect-optimized 16:9 and 16:10 versions of KeyStation, along with additional masters optimized specifically for HD presentations. KeyStation includes up to 48 additional Master Slides (HD Versions) - a wide range of photo and text-based layouts in both standard and kiosk-oriented designs. KeyStation also includes a Supplemental Presentation, a fully interactive Keynote presentation containing extras such as directional/navigation buttons in a range of colors, tabular extras and tutorial information, along with the KeyStation palette and fills - including the illusory "Faux 3D" fills that make the column charts appear to be extruded from the background.
KeyStation is available for immediate download in a Pro Edition, which includes KeyStation HD, for $30, a Standard edition which includes the standard 4:3 version for $20 or in a Bundle with 2 other themes for $50.
KeynotePro also released MetroBlue for iDVD, bringing the company's popular theme for Keynote to Apple's iDVD authoring software. It includes Pages Templates so users can bridge presentation, DVD and packaging with click-to-edit ease. MetroBlue for iDVD includes 2 complete Motion Menu designs -- both a Drop-Zone style and Menu style -- along with 5 Pages templates for creating matching DVD Shell + Booklet, CD Tray-liners and Booklet, and CD/DVD labels, bringing DVD and packaging together in a tight blend of style and function. MetroBlue for iDVD is $20.