Totally Hip has released LiveStage Professional 4.5, a new version of its QuickTime 6 authoring environment. “LiveStage Pro 4.5, enhanced by the commercial availability of the QSXE QuickTime component, increases project functionality, differentiates the end product, reduces development time and empowers the developer through a more flexible authoring and deployment environment,” according to the developer. “This new release of LiveStage Pro includes hundreds of new actions that allow developers to create projects that weren’t possible before, and opens up markets where the cost of multi-media development was prohibitive or the technology was not available to meet project requirements.” Registered users of Live Stage Professional 4.0 will be able to upgrade to version 4.5 for US$199.95. New users can purchase LiveStage Pro 4.5 for $449.95.