Toon Boom Announces Storyboard Pro 2

(PresseBox) ( Montreal, )
Emmy® Awardwinning Toon Boom Animation Inc. today announced the upcoming release of Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 2, a new version that infuses more power and flexibility into the idea creation, development and visualization process. Storyboard Pro 2 is essential to the beginning of any audiovisual project, enabling storyboard artists, directors, producers, game designers and communication specialists bring their concept to life.

"This major release sets Storyboard Pro apart and delivers features that make it the tool of choice for all digital storyboard projects" shared Joan Vogelesang, President and Chief Executive Officer at Toon Boom.

What's new in Storyboard Pro 2?

New feature highlights include:

Content Creation Tools
- Extended set of Tools and Tool Properties
- Fast creation and reuse of brushes with specific settings
- Easy creation of custom brushes using a stroke or a series of strokes
- Practical setting of separate colours for Brush, Pencil and Paint tools
- Convenient selection of strokes based on the current colour selection
- Extended rich text support for captions
- Convenient addition of sketch captions on a panelbypanel basis

Input/Output Capabilities
- Final Draft 8 support
- Practical customization of the PDF export on a panelbypanel basis
- Improved PDF Export with Analyze functionality
- Extended export to Final Cut Pro through XML
- Final Cut Pro Conformation (Import / Export)
- Easy assembling of a storyboard project from scanned images

Storyboarding Capabilities
- Quick creation of new panels using all or only specific layers of currently selected panels
- Practical tracking of changes made to panels
- Naming convention improvements
- Safe locking of panel names

Animatic Capabilities
- Impressive camera movements across panels
- Optimized playback
- Realtime transitions
- Convenient Thumbnails playback option

User Interface Improvements
- Full scene antialiasing support (smoother drawing)
- Enhanced support of both horizontal and vertical layer displays
- Layer Transparency
- Practical customizable workspaces
- Save As and Auto-Save capabilities

Pricing and Availability

Buy Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 2 now at the special prelaunch price of $699.99 US, valid until August 4, 2010. As of July 21, 2010, all new clients will receive a temporary Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 1.5 product code. Upon product release, all Storyboard Pro 2 customers will receive instructions by email on how to access their version 2 product code. Upgrades will be available upon customer release. All orders requiring shipping will be processed upon product release.
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