Anonymous (not verified) - December 10th, 2002
Reprinted from an Arboretum Systems press release:
Arboretum Systems is pleased to announce its entry to the consumer video/audio market with Montage, the first media software that lets creators work like they think. Montage features a groundbreaking "trackless" workspace that allows the free manipulation of video, audio, stills, and text in an infinitely expandable window.
On display at the NAMM Show, January 16-19 in Los Angeles, Montage is the crystallization of Arboretum's desire to change the way computers are used for video, film, multimedia, and music production at all levels.
The only consumer-priced alternative to Apple's iMovie software, Montage was built for OS X from the ground up and is 100% Cocoa native. "Montage was created for aspiring movie makers who literally think 'outside the box,'" said Arboretum CEO, Georges Jaroslaw. "If you can see a movie in your mind, you can easily create it in our software by editing and placing clips in the workspace. The user interface is completely transparent."
Media clips can be imported or captured in real time from a FireWire DV camera using remote machine control, then freely arranged in the workspace to make movies.
When video clips are dragged on top of each other instant dissolves are created -- clicking on the resulting connection graphic brings up a selection of fully editable professional compositors, transitions, and wipes. In addition, over a dozen video effects including edge detection, emboss, film noise, and color tint are available and can be applied to any video clip; a realtime preview box takes the guesswork out of adjusting effect parameters. Text boxes can be placed over video clips or keyed against an editable background with adjustable duration for scrolling.