Macromedia Director MX 2004 now available
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Macromedia Director MX 2004 delivers multimedia content anywhere, whether it be to CD, DVD, intranets, kiosks or the Internet. Director MX 2004 supports most major video, audio, bitmap, 3D and vector formats to give developers the broadest content palette from which to deliver sophisticated and compelling user experiences. Extensive video capabilities within Director MX 2004 allow developers to incorporate video files in DVD-Video, Windows Media, RealMedia, QuickTime and Flash Video formats. DVD-Video functionality will enable developers to embed, control and playback DVD-Video content within multimedia projects. Director also has a powerful Xtras plug-in architecture that enables developers to extend both the application and playback to add nearly limitless functionality.
"Every year, I need to create at least eight different presentations that are sent around the world to showcase ESPN programming. Director MX 2004 delivers a whole new level of functionality enhancements that will make my job easier and more fun," said Brett E. Stewart, interactive designer, ESPN, Inc. "Being able to incorporate DVD-Video into my Director presentations will both improve the video quality and more effectively enable me to reach new markets."
Macromedia Director MX 2004 is tightly integrated with other products and servers in the Macromedia MX family. In addition to adding support for Flash MX 2004, Director also has the ability to launch and edit both Flash and Fireworks to enable a seamless workflow. Director now supports the Flash MX 2004 component architecture and includes a subset of the Flash MX 2004 components to use in Director. Flash content can be integrated into Director projects and Flash performance within Director projects has been dramatically improved over previous versions. Like other MX 2004 products, the workspace is entirely customisable and Director now lets users customise both the stage and the movie-in-a-window docks for better workspace management.
Macromedia will be hosting online seminars to showcase the new features of Director MX 2004. For more information on seminars, visit http://www.macromedia.com/go/directoronlineseminar/.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
Macromedia Director MX 2004 is available for purchase immediately through Macromedia resellers or from the Macromedia Online Store Australia http://shop.macromedia.com/au. It is priced at AUD$1,516 for new users and AUD$505 for upgrades from Director 8.5 and Director MX. Education, government and volume licensing options are available. The software works on Mac OS X v10.2.6 or higher and on Windows 2000 or Windows XP. French, German and Japanese versions are expected to ship in March.
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