updated 07:15 pm EST, Tue November 11, 2008
BoinxTV 1.0 available
Boinx Software has launched BoinxTV 1.0, a live-production software solution for video podcasters. The software allows users to operate a TV studio from their Mac. BoinxTV can mix audio and video and record high-quality video from podcasts, sporting events, concerts and more, supporting up to three camera feeds. The interface allows a single user to choose templates and produce a live broadcast, with support for pre-recorded material, video camera inputs and microphone inputs, in a layering scheme that puts graphics and logos on top of the video feeds.
BoinxTV allows encoding to QuickTime for post-processing or playback to a dedicated monitor. When combined with third-party hardware like the Matrox MXO, it can provide broadcast quality output.
The new software ships with over 30 layers, including a video switcher, RSS crawler, interview setup and more. Users can design their own layers using Quartz Composer software. BoinxTV also supports advanced chroma keying for use with green screens and advanced lighting equipment.
BoinxTV 1.0 is now available for download for $500, and is available in a sponsored edition for $200, which requires a BoinxTV credit in each video created with the software. Requirements are Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, with a G5 or Intel Mac with a discrete graphics card.