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Software News   Software News : Hollywood 4.5 out now
   posted by softwarefailure on 3-Jan-2010 15:12:48 (3581 reads)
Airsoft Softwair are very proud to annouce the immediate availability of Hollywood 4.5 (Codename: Snowflake). This is a huge update which brings along many new features and general improvements over Hollywood 4.0. In this update we paid special attention to all the wishes that reached us from the ever growing Hollywood community. We carefully listened to all these requests and tried to realize as many wishes as possible. Hollywood 4.5 is undoubtedly the most advanced Amiga multimedia application. It is highly stable, extremely easy to use and flexible, and enjoyed by many happy Amiga users around the globe. Furthermore, professional commercial companies like Ferrule Media are highly successful thanks to Hollywood's multimedia power. The best pro Hollywood argument is of course that it is available in native versions for 8 (eight) different platforms: AmigaOS3, AmigaOS4, WarpOS, MorphOS, AROS (x86), Windows (x86), Mac OS X (PPC), Mac OS X (x86).

Among the countless new features in Hollywood 4.5 is the ability to open multiple windows with Hollywood (scripts are no longer limited to a single window!), fonts can be embedded into executables (it's no longer necessary to install them first), windows can use alpha channel transparency, hardware accelerated transition effects (only on AmigaOS 4.1 and MorphOS 2), full clipboard support, load and save GIF animations, save AVI videos, drag'n'drop support, and much much more.

Here is a non-exhaustive list of new features in Hollywood 4.5:

* Support for unlimited displays
* Fonts can be linked into executables
* Displays can use alpha-channel transparency
* Hardware accelerated transition effects
* Display manager completely rewritten - much more flexible now!
* Resource monitor to track script's memory usage
* Extremely easy access to the clipboard (text, images)
* GIF anim support: Load and save GIF anims now!
* Access to AVI video stream renderer from Hollywood
* Seamless FX seeking: all fx can now be transformed on-the-fly
* Layers system greatly extended
* Support for animations with alpha channel
* Drag'n'drop support
* New offscreen drawing modes for anims and images
* User-definable drag and size regions
* Full-screen/windowed switching now possible from script API
* New OS exclusive functions (access icon tooltypes on AmigaOS, or the registry on windows)
* Support for matrix transformations on layers and brushes
* 64-bit and CMYK images now fully supported (incl. 16-bit alpha channel)
* Support for layer clip regions
* Possibility to open URLs from Hollywood
* Support for saving 24bit IFF ILBM images
* Successfully tested on Snow Leopard and Windows 7!
* More than 250kb of new documentation
* 10 new example scripts (over 70 in total)
* Standard library set encompasses over 470 functions now!
* Lots of other changes, optimizations and bug fixes
* Ready for X!

Hollywood is the ultimate bridge between all the different AmigaOS compatible platforms and the other two modern desktop systems, Windows and Mac OS! With Hollywood, you can save programs for all those platforms. You do not have to have AmigaOS4 or AROS, you can save programs for these platforms also from your AmigaOS3 installation! You do not need to have Mac OS X, you can still compile your programs for it using your AmigaOS or MorphOS installation. Only Hollywood makes it possible.

All this makes Hollywood The Cross-Platform Multimedia Application Layer. Join the Multimedia revolution and get your personal copy of Hollywood 4.5 now!

Please visit the Airsoft Softwair homepage for much more information on Hollywood and screenshots.

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Re: Hollywood 4.5 out now
Posted on 3-Jan-2010 15:26:00
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Very nice !

Btw, it is possible with latest Hollywood to have acces to the "menu" items ? I.e. making system programms, in which we can access by pressing right mouse button, and choice all the necessary options ? (like in all system programms) ?

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Re: Hollywood 4.5 out now
Posted on 3-Jan-2010 15:31:19
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"Ready for X"

I have a complaint!
2010 already seems to be my most expensive Amiga year since a long time.

... Hmm, my girlfriend will never notice me buying Hollywood but a new computer is pretty hard to hide unless I set it up in the garage... First Hollywood upgrade then X!

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Re: Hollywood 4.5 out now
Posted on 3-Jan-2010 15:35:54
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Great work- thank you!

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Re: Hollywood 4.5 out now
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Re: Hollywood 4.5 out now
Posted on 3-Jan-2010 16:25:41
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First of all I want to congratulate Andreas and Airsoft Softwair with the release of Hollywood 4.5

We (Ferrule Media) have been allowed to use v. 4.5 for some time developing our latest software. It feels great to be able to use Amigas to develop commercial software!

I can assure you that Hollywood is getting better and better by each relase - Andreas Falkenhahn is truely an amazing coder!

hehe.. it seems that alot of great stuff is happening in the amigascene these days!

I do hope alot of os4 /morphOS users buys this software and take part of the great Hollywood community !

best regards

Torgeir Vee
Ferrule Media

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Re: Hollywood 4.5 out now
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2010 is truly the year of Amiga

SamFlex Complete 800Mhz System + AmigaOS 4.1 Update 4
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Re: Hollywood 4.5 out now
Posted on 3-Jan-2010 17:24:46
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Agreed....there seems to be amazing momentum gathering pace at the moment, and it has been along time coming. Time to start saving harder!!!

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Re: Hollywood 4.5 out now
Posted on 3-Jan-2010 17:34:23
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Great product from Airsoft Softwair..and very profesional sw!

A1200 sandwich :)

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Re: Hollywood 4.5 out now
Posted on 3-Jan-2010 17:57:17
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I own all Hollywood & Designer packages released to date.
As soon as I have enough cash, I will be upgrading again.

Good job!


Nissan GTR '08

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Re: Hollywood 4.5 out now
Posted on 3-Jan-2010 18:15:45
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Can it be used as a video editing software like on pc's. For example load several avi/mp4 etc and have a timeline. Put some music over it. Effects etc ?

Making own music videos, when someone marries and want to make a dvd with photos and video with subtitles effects etc.

If not maybe it will come in future versions ?

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Re: Hollywood 4.5 out now
Posted on 3-Jan-2010 20:38:00
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At least it seems we will get the power to do some real video editing soon!


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Re: Hollywood 4.5 out now
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Poster: Rudei Date: 3-Jan-2010 17:57:17

I own all Hollywood & Designer packages released to date.
As soon as I have enough cash, I will be upgrading again.

Good job!


Hopefully I'll upgrade tomorrow, Just hope an update to designer comes along soon
as thats what I use most of all ( still not often enough)

Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen

Some people are like slinkies. Not really good for anything but they bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.

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Re: Hollywood 4.5 out now
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Time to upgrade from 4.0 then...

AmigaOS 4.1 FEu1 on Sam440ep-flex 800MHz 1GB RAM
C128, A500+, A1200, A1200/40, AmigaForever 2008+09+16, 5 x86/x64 boxes
Still waiting (or dreaming) for the Amiga revolution...

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Re: Hollywood 4.5 out now
Posted on 3-Jan-2010 23:46:01
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One of the real benefits of using Hollywood is the feature that makes it possible to save executables for several platforms.

When it comes to our infochannel Dental Kanal we are able send demos of the product as either windows or mac-executables. The real product however is sold with a SAM 440ep 667mhz running os4.1.

The presentation is running in the resolution 1366x768. Since we use hardware-accelerated crossfade-effects it does need alot of gfx-memory – the sam has got 64mb gfx-mem.

For people lucky enough to own os4 I have uploaded a few example executables of the os4-version. This is ment as an example of what is possible with Hollywood 4.5. On our homepage you will also be able to download pc/mac-versions so that you may compare the different versions.

The presentations may be paused using «space» and moved forward/backward using the left or right arrow-key

Dental Kanal main-demo OS4 – a complete demo showing 2 topics aswell as some fullscreen photos and some fun-stuff.

Dental Kanal Demo 1 OS4

(for pc/mac demos check our homepage )

Dental Kanal Demo 2 OS4

(for pc/mac demos check our homepage )

The presentations was made using Hollywood Designer - a very nice addition to Hollywood:) You will find more information about Designer at the homepage of Airsoft Softwair

Best regards

Torgeir Vee
Ferrule Media

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Re: Hollywood 4.5 out now
Posted on 4-Jan-2010 7:55:25
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Glad to see Hollywood getting better and better, it's definitely the most unique application we have, a kind of AMOS on steroids, or to use a better analogy, AmigaDE done right

To increase Hollywood's popularity I'd suggest a couple thing:

1) Offer two licenses for the Hollywood/Designer/Malibu bundle
a) a commercial one for people selling the applications or using them in a commercial environment
b) a personal one for the rest of us who are just curious or want to produce freeware

I can't shell out $220 just to satisfy my curiosity, but I'd spend $50 as I know it has great potential, and if I got the hang of it and then managed to make a commercially viable application with it, I'd gladly upgrade my license.

2) Add support for compiling Linux, Windows Mobile, Android, iPhone/iTouch and Symbian executables.

Easier said than done of course, but it would dramatically increase your potential customer base.

AlexC's free OS4 software collection

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Re: Hollywood 4.5 out now
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Congratulations for this new multimedia software that has almost the same features that Flash, almost because still to Hollywood needs one external player and why not one player for OWB, TimberWolf, NetSurf, etc., our own multimedia format.

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Re: Hollywood 4.5 out now
Posted on 7-Jan-2010 0:38:56
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@ AlexC

Let me assure you that Hollywood/Designer is well worth the full-price. It is really both fun and easy to use - I don't know how to code myself so I work using Designer.

Hollywood has matured and been improved over several years with hard work - and with all the features cramped into version 4.5 the pricetag could very well have been the double.

I can't really understand how Airsoft Softwair still manages support the amiga-community with such a great software-package. Andreas is one of the few commercial developers left in the amiga-scene so we should all do our best to show our support! :)


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Re: Hollywood 4.5 out now
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Re: Hollywood 4.5 out now
Posted on 8-Jan-2010 20:51:06
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Hollywood is simply stunning :)

I've read that Hollywood makes possible to create (besides typical presentations and videos) complex and standalone applications (even games) for several OS-es. Maybe some of you already created something of that sort and can share it to show people the power of Hollywood? Would be great to find some Windows presentations, games and apps to show it people who don't know nothing about today's Amiga :)

I miss draggable screens in MorphOS... and do you? I know I'm in a minority unfortunately.

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