updated 12:35 pm EDT, Mon May 22, 2006
ChatFX 1.03 for iChat
Script Software has announced the first release of ChatFX 1.03, which brings a number of visual effects to iChat using QuickTime, Quartz and Quartz Composer. Users can apply effects, such as bluescreen (which is capable of showing any movie, TV, video, animation in the background of a video chat), twirl, comic book, alien, interrogation, pencil, vortex, dent, bump, bodyart, facepaint, fisheye, gloom, mercury, on fire, ogre, sepia, sorbel, xray, thermal. In addition, an infinite number of additional special video effects can be created by anyone using Quartz Composer. Users can also create tickertape on video: " Change the entire landscape of your room or office to looking clean, or mars, the moon, a forest, underwater, or any location real or fantasy. Keep it interesting. Create virtual sets like those on TV news and weather reports. Its fun but also has many practical uses in the same way movie special effects have practical uses." It is available now for $20.