Pans and Zooms from Hi-Res Stills

MovingPicture allows documentary and industrial filmmakers to pan and zoom on high resolution images (up to 8,000 by 8,000 pixels), ala "Ken Burns." Rather than use using complicated image compositing software or inadequate motion control features in many editing systems, MovingPicture takes high-resolution scanned images and allows for beautiful and easy to create pans and zoom moves directly from your editor's timeline.

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MovingPicture is very simple to use. The image appears on the screen. Dragging and sizing a framing box icon on top of this image changes the view, adding key frames onto the timeline.

Since you can preview the motion in real time without any rendering, the design process is very rapid. All motion paths are smooth, splined, and tapered. Motion is field-rendered to sub-pixel accuracies, with full alpha channel support. Click here for a full feature list

We offer two versions of  MovingPicture: as a plug-in to a nonlinear editing system; and as a standalone program, called  "Producer" for creating QT or AVI digital movie files that can be used anywhere. 

MovingPicture Plug-in  

The MovingPicture Plug-in works from within most major nonlinear editing systems enabling you to create smooth moves directly from the editor's timeline. There are no huge movie files to import, and the moves can be instantly changed and saved with the show. The plug-in is available for the following editors:

Avid 32-bit (All Editors) Win/Mac $239
Avid 64-bit (All Editors) Win/Mac $249
Final Cut Pro (32-bit only) Mac $239
Premiere  Win/Mac $249

MovingPicture Producer  

MovingPicture Producer is a standalone program that can easily create  movie files from almost any computer. It does not  require a host editor to run. This is particularly useful when your editor is not one we support, or when you wish to create shots on a different computer without tying up your costly editor.  You can quickly create AVI and QuickTime movie files using codecs you already have. The rendering option is priced at $249, but it is free f you have bought  the plug-in version from Stagetools. (on the same computer).

Truly Cross Platform

Versions of MovingPicture are available for all popular platforms: Windows (2000, XP, Vista, or 7) 32 or 64 bit and Macintosh (OS 7 to OS X) 32-bit. You can even offline on one platform and online on another. People routinely offline on Macintosh Avid Media Composer 7's and seamlessly online to a Windows-based Symphony system.

Offline Editing

MovingPicture Producer can also be used as an offline means for working out moves on a separate computer, such as the producer's laptop. You can save the motion paths to a disk for easy import into any rendering  version of MovingPicture, increasing productivity and freeing up the costly editing system. A non-rendering version is available at no charge.

Rotation of images

MovingPicture includes the ability to spin  your moves as well as pan and zoom.  You can even move the camera in simulated 3D skew the image.

Downloads and Links

MovingPicture Feature List
MovingPicture Client List
How MovingPicture works
View the MovingPicture  Manual 

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