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Poser is the world's easiest way to create art and animation using 3D characters. Poser's simple to learn tools and included characters let you focus ... Learn More


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Telestream Flip4Mac  allows you to import WMV and WMA files to your Mac for conversion to QuickTime and QuickTime compatible formats. Convert Window... Learn More

Pricing Starting From

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Poser

Image & Photo Editing

$ 69.99
Single payment / 1 user(s)

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Telestream Flip4Mac

Video Editing

$ 5.95
Single payment / 1 user(s)

Available Features

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Poser

Image & Photo Editing

NEW Game Dev spec sheet

5GB library of 3D characters, clothing, props and scene elements that you can export for delivery in your game

Dial in reduced polygon levels to whatever your interactive needs require

Figure combining which allows multiple conformed figures to be baked into a new single figure

Allow content developers to automatically or manually remove occluded polygons hidden under clothing or outer figures

Connect your Kinect for Windows device to drive Poser biped figures, and capture animated motion right in your Poser scene

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Telestream Flip4Mac

Video Editing

Includes all the features of Studio

two-pass HD (up to 1920 X 1080), VBR encoding and pro audio features.

Most Favorable User Review

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Poser

Image & Photo Editing
User review from
8
Maryna Bondarenko
Oct 28, 2015

If you need 3D modeling of human figure most likely you need Poser. The process of setting up character animation is one of the most difficult stages of 3D creation. Poser helps to solve this problem quickly. The Poser user has a complete set of tools for creating and configuring skeletal animation. The main purpose of this app is game assets creation, but it could be also used in medical projects, for simple presentations creation, as well as for multimedia projects where you want to demonstrate human movement in 3D. You can flexibly control the movements of the various parts of the skeleton, to determine the degree of influence of one or another part to the outer shell. There is a console from which the user may control the tilting and rotations of the bones. A definite advantage of the program is that there are a lot of libraries, including animated people, animals, and various scenery that can simplify the creation of environment. Poser compatible with a number of professional 3D editors and also with the most popular game engines — Unity 3D and Unreal Engine. The last Poser release is named Poser Pro Game Dev. This edition can use Kinect for Windows motion capture system. Because of this, it's very easy to achieve the realistic character movements. Poser Pro Game Dev also contains tools for editing the model topology, making it possible to obtain low-poly animation. The other prominent feature — FBX file format support. The earlier Poser version (Poser Pro 2014) includes only Collada import and export.

Pros :

  • A lot of pre-generated content.
  • Good documentation.
  • Kinect for Windows motion capture system support.
  • Popular game engine support.
  • Popular universal 3d formats support.

Cons :

  •  Poser Pro Game Dev version is pricey for the non-pros.
  • The lack of modeling tools Not the best renderer.

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Telestream Flip4Mac

Video Editing
User review from
8
Nick Thorsch
Sep 26, 2015

I purchased the Flip4Mac Pro version ($29) because for my work I've sometimes needed to convert wmv files to mov or mp4 files for editing on my Mac. Flip4Mac worked like a charm. I was surprised that this wasn't included in Quicktime or as a paid add-on. Maybe some licensing issue with Microsoft. But Microsoft has openly endorsed Flip4Mac as Windows Media Components for QuickTime on their website. It's pretty much the only known component for OSX that supports Windows Media Video and Audio. That format itself is a dying breed, where the preference now is mp4. Mac's native format is mov, and web browsers are now also using webm and ogv. So with all of these formats, being able to convert between them all is crucial. Uploading to YouTube generally does the job for you, but sometimes there are cases if you're viewing a video on your computer or editing, using a standalone player or a website theme and you need to convert the files on your own. The WMV and WMA formats are what Microsoft Windows Movie Maker uses, which is the free program distributed with Windows (kinda like Paint is for images), so it's still widely in use especially amongst Windows users. There are several pricing levels that are both affordable and make sense: - Flip4Mac Player which allows you to play Windows Media files - The Pro version allows to you to import and convert using QuickTime - The Studio version has higher dimensions - The Studio Pro HD has higher quality with two-pass encoding

Pros :

- Converts WMV and WMA files to Mac formats for editing or viewing - High-quality, affordable price - Handles other files formats too like ASF - Can do high dimension and high-quality encoding

Cons :

- Costs money, but worth it to get a more quality product that's updated over time - Doesn't work with DRM content, but DRM really isn't in use any more anyway.

Most Favorable Critic Review

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Poser

Image & Photo Editing
100
Dave Peterson , Geekbeat

Monday 22 July 2013

Even if you never use Poser professionally and only dabble with it for fun, you’ll be impressed by the quality of 3D work you can produce with relative ease, and gain a new appreciation and understanding for the 3D design and animation work that goes into many of the scenes in films that leave audiences stunned.

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Telestream Flip4Mac

Video Editing
80
Anonymous contribution , MacReview

Thursday 25 October 2012

Highly recommended. Flip4Mac could be considered as one of the essential Mac applications, one of the most popular video and music players for Mac OS X. Overall, the price is fair since you’ll really get a lot of features which you don’t have by default within your Mac OS X.

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Demo Video

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Poser Demo Video

Image & Photo Editing
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Telestream Flip4Mac Demo Video

Video Editing

Screenshots

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Poser

Image & Photo Editing
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Telestream Flip4Mac

Video Editing
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Typical Customer

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Poser

Image & Photo Editing
  • Business
  • Personal Use
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Telestream Flip4Mac

Video Editing
  • Business
  • Personal Use

Supported Devices

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Poser

Image & Photo Editing
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Telestream Flip4Mac

Video Editing

Supported Languages

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Poser

Image & Photo Editing
  • English
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Telestream Flip4Mac

Video Editing
  • English

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