RevolverHD for Mac BETA released!

We have now released our first widely available BETA version of RevolverHD for Mac.

See the User Guide and FAQ for details of what RevolverHD now does.

This is the the first stage of development for RevolverHD, creating AVCHD movies which will play on a Playstation3. The next stage of development is to burn these AVCHD movies to a Blu-ray formatted DVD, which will play on any Blu-ray player.

VoltaicHD for Mac version 1.2.4 released

VoltaicHD 1.2.4 includes the following improvements:
- full support for 1920x1080 resolution clips
- removal of the requirement to have Perian installed for Final Cut users
- removal of the iMovie/Final Cut preference setting

All of the changes in this release relate to our improved support for 'full HD' cameras and Final Cut.

Previously, VoltaicHD had been producing 1440x1080 clips from 1920x1080 sources. This was an oversight on our part which is now corrected.

The problem with 1920x1080 clips is that Final Cut Express doesn't natively support them. This means that they require rendering in the timeline before they can be displayed. This in turn makes the clips almost un-editable in Final Cut Express. Unfortunately Apple don't document this interesting feature of Final Cut Express. The problem is that Final Cut Express only supports the older HDV standard which is limited to 1440x1080. Here is a well written article providing more details on this situation.

To support our Final Cut Express users who have to work with 1920x1080 AVCHD clips and cameras, we've introduced a new preference setting called 'Restrict to 1440x1080'. Setting this preference will down-scale any 1920x1080 AVCHD clips to 1440x1080, making them editable in Final Cut Express.

For users who are determined to edit their 1920x1080 resolution clips, the good news is that iMovie08 and iMovieHD support full HD 1920x1080 editing.

In fixing the resolution settings in VoltaicHD we have also made some changes which mean that we no longer require Perian to be installed.

Finally, we have made some progress on the 2Gb file size limit. Newer machines with plenty of RAM should be able to convert clips up to 4Gb in size. 4Gb is the largest file produced so far by an AVCHD camera.

Sony HDR-SR11 and SR12 support added to VoltaicHD for Mac

VoltaicHD now supports the Sony SR11 and SR12 in both PAL and NTSC modes.

VoltaicHD for Mac version 1.2.2 released

This version is a minor bug fix release for:
- an Activation problem affecting a small number of users
- Activation problems for users with non-ASCII characters in their name
- increased detail in the Voltaic log so that you don't need to give us extra details when emailing support

VoltaicHD for Mac version 1.2.1 released

This is a minor feature enhancement release containing the following:
- support for the 24p mode of the Panasonic HDC-SD9
- a new output resolution of 540p (i.e. 960x540 progressive)

Voltaic HD for Mac version 1.2 released

Version 1.2 of VoltaicHD for Mac is now available.

The new features in this build are:
- a new Activation process. See the new HOWTO video.
- automatic detection of AVCHD clip frame rate and resolution.
- removal of Camera and Region preference settings.

The new Activation process means that we are no longer using a licence key in a file. This should help avoid problems emailing keys to people.

Now that we automatically detect the AVCHD clip settings you no longer need to set a Camera or Region. Also, you can add clips of different types to the list and convert them all in the one batch.

This is a free upgrade for registered users.

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