March 4, 2002


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Ben Bird announced today that version 5.4 of his popular Macintosh video
software BTV Pro has been released.

BTV Pro is software for video capture, editing, and stop-motion animation.
It also has advanced features such as timelapse capture, motion detection,
and DV video input and output. It works with any Macintosh compatible video
input source such as video input cards, TV cards, built-in video, USB, DV,
and FireWire video sources.

In addition to a Classic version that runs on Mac OS 8 and later, BTV Pro
has been fully Carbonized to run natively under Mac OS X. It is available
in English and German.

BTV Pro costs $40, but can be downloaded and used free of charge for a 15
day evaluation period before purchasing. Information and downloads are
available from:

The improvements of BTV Pro 5.4 over the previous version are:

– Deinterlace filter for captured and exported images
– Much improved performance for motion detection capture from a DV source
– New option to add new frames always to the end of movies when animating
– New option to convert a DV stream to a QuickTime movie without a
lengthy export process
– New option to preview video during a DV stream capture
– Fixed a rare problem causing data corruption during motion detection
and timelapse capture
– Minor bug fixes