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Announcing Phosphor 1.1

We’re happy to announce that Phosphor 1.1 is now available for purchase or free update in the Mac App Store. This update has a variety of enhancements and fixes, and is recommended for all Phosphor users. Existing users can update by going to the “updates” tab of the Mac App Store application.

One of the most exciting new features in Phosphor 1.1 is support for image sequences. This allows you to create a Phosphor composition from a folder full of images (jpegs, pngs, etc), in addition to the existing support for QuickTime movies. For users working in Photoshop or Flash, this makes it substantially easier to maintain transparency and image fidelity.

A full change log is available at the link below.


Announcing Phosphor 1.0.2

We’re excited to announce that Phosphor 1.0.2 is now available. This update enhances stability and adds some additional flexibility to the Phosphor framework. Existing users can update via the “updates” tab of the Mac App Store. If you’re not already a user, now is a great time to give it a try.

Updates in this version:

  • fixes crash when encoding large framesizes with lots of change.
  • adds image_path variable to player params for easier configuration during deployment.
  • changes to player framework to pass JSLint


Announcing Phosphor, a new way to bring animation and video to the web.

Today we’re pleased to announce our new application, Phosphor, available for immediate sale. Phosphor is a new method to embed animation and video content in your website. Starting with the video track of a standard QuickTime file, Phosphor creates cross platform, web-standards compliant assets which can be played on desktop and mobile devices without plugins or even video decoding capabilities. As long as a browser supports Javascript and the ability to show images, it can display Phosphor content.

Check out out some sample Phosphor content on the products homepage and gallery.


Forget Flash, Skip GIF, Control iOS

A few months ago, Apple announced the new iPhone5. To us though, the most interesting part wasn’t the new hardware, but some subtle animation on the “Design” page. Obviously Apple wouldn’t use Flash to do animation on their site. And the HTML5 video tag doesn’t really allow video to be used as a design element the way it was used on these pages. The type of motion didn’t look like something that could be easily achieved with CSS.

Find out how this grew into our newest product, Phosphor…