PhotoKey - greenscreen compositing for photographers
Posted: Fri, 9th Nov 2007, 3:44pm
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Norwich, England - 9 November 2007 -
FXhome today released PhotoKey, a new greenscreen and bluescreen compositing application for Mac and PC. Designed specifically for photographers, PhotoKey makes high quality compositing easily accessible for enthusiasts and professionals. Read more...
Posted: Fri, 9th Nov 2007, 4:22pm
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Looks great! Its always nice you see you guys making new software. This one looks superb.
Just one thing, why isn't it a universal binary? I thought you guys were moving in that direction, so wouldn't a new product be universal?
Still, looks great.
Posted: Fri, 9th Nov 2007, 4:28pm
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We're still held back by 3rd party elements that have yet to catch up with Mac development, annoyingly.
We do intend to move to UB fully in the future. Although PhotoKey isn't UB it is still faster on Core 2 Duo Intel Macs than it is on PowerPC systems.
Posted: Fri, 9th Nov 2007, 5:37pm
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GOOD FUDGING LORD! I had a feeling that a photography product was on it's way. About to download the demo now.
Posted: Fri, 9th Nov 2007, 6:24pm
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does it support RAW files ?
Posted: Fri, 9th Nov 2007, 7:09pm
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Nope, it does not support RAW (check the tech spec page for more info). This is not intended as a replacement for high-end photography software like Aperture - hence our much lower price point.
Posted: Fri, 9th Nov 2007, 8:32pm
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You guys are crazy...
Posted: Fri, 9th Nov 2007, 9:30pm
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God this is such a amazing program.
Keep up the wonderful work FXhome!
Posted: Fri, 9th Nov 2007, 9:41pm
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Amazing. Keep the great products up!
Posted: Fri, 9th Nov 2007, 11:11pm
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Awesome!!!! I'm gonna download the demo as soon as I'm finished with what I'm doing.
Posted: Sat, 10th Nov 2007, 2:54am
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Also coming with the release of PhotoKey is the new logo in the top left.
No more "special effects on your desktop". Just pure FXhome-y goodness (with a glassy effect too, very swish!)
It also has a noticeably different "m"
Posted: Sat, 10th Nov 2007, 6:00am
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Sorry if I inadvertently caused the team to jump the gun on this program, I didn't mean to release anything before it was meant to be; if that were the case.
But still, awesome little app.
Posted: Sat, 10th Nov 2007, 8:33am
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ok thanks for that schwar, I figured as much. Might download the demo anyway see if I can make use of it in my photographic work flow. As you say the price point is good so might be worth having it alongside photoshop CS3
Posted: Sun, 11th Nov 2007, 8:03pm
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Used it several times now, produces just as amazing results each and every time
(Oh, and the new logo is very cool)
Posted: Mon, 12th Nov 2007, 7:21pm
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I also really respect how you guys classified Photokey and Videowrap as "utilities". Properly defining products is key in their marketing.
Posted: Tue, 13th Nov 2007, 1:30pm
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Tried the demo, and I really like it.
Not really a program I need, but I bet loads of people have been looking for something like this.
Posted: Wed, 14th Nov 2007, 5:52pm
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I truly love FXHome products and find them useful and fun to use (VisionLab). I was excited when I saw this announcement (and VideoWrap), then quite disappointed when I saw they are not UB for Mac yet. Honestly, this is the only reason I have not purchased either of these products yet.
I know, I know this has been covered here and elsewhere. I hear that FXHome's hands are tied in this situation. I understand that the market is dominated by Windows machines. I realize they run well enough under Intel Macs (for now). But I want to give honest feedback - not out of frustration, but only in an effort to let FXHome know where I'm at with the situation. I like FXHome, their community, and their product line and I want to stay with them. But it's hard when so many other competing apps have gone UB, quite a while ago. And they are screaming fast under Intel Macs. I'm not asking for detailed information, but I am having a hard time understanding what is preventing UB conversion from happening.
In all fairness I am not a programmer, so yes I am only seeing this from the consumer side. But I cannot think of many (any?) applications at all that have not gone Universal / Intel for Mac yet. Especially in the area of video production.
I'm not going anywhere, I can be patient, but for now I must stand by. Thanks for listening-