Kinoma Launches Kinoma Player for Palm OS 5
Kinoma has introduced Kinoma Player 1.5, and Kinoma Producer 1.5, an update to its tool for encoding audio, video, and still images. Kinoma Player provides full screen, full motion video playback with synchronized sound on nearly all Palm Powered handhelds and phones. The Player now features compatibility with the new Palm OS 5® for ARM processors, interactive VR objects and panoramas, and support for the Tungsten T handheld.
Kinoma Player 1.5 fully supports PalmOS 5, the first version of Palm OS designed for high performance ARM processors. Through the use of an "ARMlet", optimized ARM-native code, Kinoma Player delivers smooth video playback at up to 30 frames per second, even when played back from removable storage. Kinoma Player also supports the new high density video capabilities of Palm OS 5 enabling video with surprising detail and clarity.
Moving beyond video playback, Kinoma Player 1.5 brings support for interactive VR objects and panoramas to all Palm Powered handhelds. Panoramas allow users to navigate a 360 degree view of a scene. Providing a sense of location that far exceeds that provided by a simple photograph, VR panoramas are widely used in the travel and real-estate industries. VR objects allow users to explore all sides of an object, providing a photorealistic alternative to 3D models.
Kinoma Player 1.5 is fully compatible with the Palm Tungsten T handheld, the first Palm handheld to feature the TI OMAP1510 ARM processor. Kinoma Player provides crisp, smooth video playback on the Palm Tungsten T handheld's bright, high-density 16-bit color screen. Using the 5-way navigation control, users have convenient one-handed access to all major features of Kinoma Player. While video can often overwhelm the storage capacity of handhelds the Palm Expansion Slot with support for SD Memory cards allows over two hours of high quality video to be viewed on the Palm Tungsten T handheld.
Preview versions of Kinoma Player 1.5 and Kinoma Producer 1.5 are available immediately at kinoma.com. Kinoma Player is available for download free of charge and is compatible with nearly all Palm Powered handhelds.
A free trial edition of Kinoma Producer is available for download. The full version of Kinoma Producer can be purchased through the Kinoma Web site for $29.99. Kinoma Producer requires Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Mac OS 8.6 (with CarbonLib 1.0.4), Mac OS 9, or Mac OS X. It costs $29.95 (USD). Kinoma Producer VR Edition is required to create VR objects and panoramas for Kinoma Player. The software is initially available to qualified users through a beta program.
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