Carbon problems worsen, Chromakey on the fritz

it's been quite a while since our last update, and many people have enquired if we where still alive. the good news is that yes, we are very much alive, and very, very busy pushing the code towards XCode, and a possible migration.

the bad news is that with each new system update the problems between Carbon and Cocoa worsen. especially badly hit are the plug-ins chromakey movie and chromakey static. these plug-ins use a *lot* of memory, rather forcing the issue. there appears nothing much we can do. before you purchase this plug-in, please, please try it on your maching. if it works, it'll (hopefully) remain working on that configuration. if it doesn't work, you'll have to be lucky indeed to get it to work.

on a brighter note it looks as if we have found an interesting way to tide us over to Intel Macs: we are working on a new stand-alone application that utilizes 99% of the graphics core we use for our plug-ins. the idea is that we develop this application while bringing over the core. after we have completed the application, we are then in a good position to transition the plug-ins. this will mean that it will take longer than expected to port the plug-ins, but it also means that we get some productivity out of the port, and thus more security.

we'll have an update in a few days, week, or months...

Posted: Mon - October 3, 2005 at 06:52 PM