LiveStage Pro for Mac

LiveStage Pro for Mac


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Quick Specs

Version:
2006-06-06
File Size:
39.34MB
Date Added:
March 01, 2007
Price:
Update; $449.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.1/10.2/10.3/10.3.9/10.4 PPC
Total Downloads:
268
Downloads Last Week:
5
Additional Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher

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  • 2 stars

    "Pretty good product...but the worst company making..."

    January 15, 2006   |   By nospamaddress

    Version: LiveStage Pro 4.6.5

    Summary

    ...OSX apps today
    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    For the most part, the product is actually pretty good. It has the potential to be great. Very sophisticated features for advanced users. Being able to export a QT movie with a 0.1 framerate is awesome (for slideshows synced to audio). That said, Totally Hip sucks...big time!! They fix existing bugs and introduce a couple of new features and slug you for a couple of hundred bucks for an upgrade. How about fixing the bugs for free guys??? Particularly is someone's paid $500.00 for the app. It's a joke. There's no customer service to speak of either. When I think of the other apps I use from companies like Rogue Amoeba, where I pay $20-$40 bucks and receive upgrades for free and GREAT customer service, Totally Hip, well, Totally Sucks. I really regret buying this app.

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  • 1 stars

    "Pretty good product...but the worst company making..."

    January 15, 2006   |   By nospamaddress

    Version: LiveStage Pro 4.6.5

    Summary

    ...OSX apps today
    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    For the most part, the product is actually pretty good. It has the potential to be great. Very sophisticated features for advanced users. Being able to export a QT movie with a 0.1 framerate is awesome (for slideshows synced to audio). That said, Totally Hip sucks...big time!! They fix existing bugs and introduce a couple of new features and slug you for a couple of hundred bucks for an upgrade. How about fixing the bugs for free guys??? Particularly is someone's paid $500.00 for the app. It's a joke. There's no customer service to speak of either. When I think of the other apps I use from companies like Rogue Amoeba, where I pay $20-$40 bucks and receive upgrades for free and GREAT customer service, and Totally Hip, well, Totally Sucks. I really regret buying this app.

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  • 5 stars

    "best interactive QuickTime software available"

    January 12, 2006   |   By c.groeger

    Version: LiveStage Pro 4.6.5

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    LiveStage Pro is the best interactive QuickTime software available on the market. I was able to use it to create unique projects for my clients. Totally Hip has provided me amazing support - try to get this kind of support from Macromedia, no way... LiveStage Pro is a Pro app, and it is definitely not for newbies or people who have no clues about scripting, but with a bit of time and skills, you can really do great projects.

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  • 1 stars

    "this software is crap"

    January 31, 2005   |   By robert_v_buck_dotmac

    Version: LiveStage Pro 4.5

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    The software is buggy, crashes a lot, and their support is non-existant. I bought it, but ended up ditching it because it was so bad... a total waste of money.

    You will seriously regret ever getting involved with "totally hip", which should rename themselves "a total rip".

    robert buck

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  • 1 stars

    "Expensive Embarrassing Defective"

    December 05, 2004   |   By Bill Cerniuk

    Version: LiveStage Pro 4.0.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    We initially purchased LiveStage Pro to produce a menu picking system for QuickTime which allows for dynamic iTunes style operations. There is every indication that the software can do this... but. When we installed it, it called home. This was difficult as our environment is in the DoD and such actions are considered a breech of security. We worked around that. Next as we test pre-releases of Mac OS, our machines (especially mine) are rebuilt frequently. Second, when I go into the office, my 17" PB occasionally turns into a desktop hard drive when I work in a dual processor machine. Both of the aforementioned actions requires multiple installs due to the copy protection mechanism employed by TotallyHip (the app only ever existed on my 17"s HD). Both of these actions helped reduce our license count to 0 before I managed to get the project completed. I found this out late on a Friday nite before a Monday deadline. Missed the deadline (coincided with a large event) and it was "game over". Complete waste of money. Now I have a CD which is useless, an install that refuses to run and a bunch of egg on my face. Conclusion: Copy protection and application crashes make this an application to avoid. If you want to waste $600, LiveStage Pro is the perfect application.

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  • 3 stars

    "unstable, untended, expensive"

    May 02, 2004   |   By justtesting24

    Version: LiveStage Pro 4.5

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.

    I just downloaded LiveStage Pro to make a preloader for my QTVR object movies. This involves a small flash movie and to pass datta between QuickTime and Flash.

    So far so good. This should not be a really difficult approach. Totallyhip makes this badly difficult.

    1. Downloading from the knowledgebase or any part of their website shows a broken microsoft database application. (Happy that I could at least download the trial program itself, which works well for the trial mode - no silly banner in the finised project or anything.)

    2. Next day the database was working again, I downloaded the requested files. And what: These files refer to a very old livestage program version, and are made out of submitted member-reports of the "old" blue abuse website... Instructions are frequently called "yeh is'nt it great.. the code should look something like this ... have fun...
    ?! These examples were never reproduced by any member of the livestage team, and so far most of them are to old to work. Why? Because of tracks used in earlier LiveStagePro version and not available in the recent version. Because of script syntax changes also not available in the recent one... :-(

    3. And this product is not a shareware piece. it costs around 500 bugs... that is quite a lot of money.

    A message to LiveStagePro Management: Go through your website and clean it up, so everyhting refers to the actual 4.5 Livestage Pro and - make it easier for developer to reproduce something, not with 4 year old "somewhere around the web"-found stuff.

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  • 5 stars

    "Nothing even close to this"

    February 14, 2004   |   By Mr. Shaffer

    Version: LiveStage Pro 4.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.

    I have been an avid QuickTime developer since version 3. With each successive version of QuickTime there was more to enjoy. Wired sprites let you control and explore QuickTime to no end. Is there another program that is this powerful with regards to sprites, or even QuickTime track editing? No. QT Pro and constantly using the Add Scaled, Copy, Cut and Paste commands? Please, please don't make me do that again. GoLive CS has some nice features, but let's be honest here. What kind of IDE is best suited for leveraging QT's power? LiveStage. Period. I have gone from not knowing a damn thing about LiveStage to realizing that there is not much I can do without it - in two weeks!


    For those folks out there who say 'sitck with Flash' I say 'I don't use Flash... except as GUIs in QuickTime' (only because Adobe's Live Motion died - all my Flash comes from Illustrator anyhow). Why? Web browsers currently SUCK as a delivery platform. Think beyond the web browser and you'll start to notice that QuickTime is the obvious choice. QT movie projects that I develop with LiveStage will translate to CD, Kiosk, and MY OWN 'web browsers'. Couple the power of LiveStage with the delivery platform of iShell and you'll realize that repurposing media works. I don't want to waste any more of my time developing as is necessary. The more Totally Hip adds Fast Tracks (which kick butt), the better this program will become. 'Behaviours' are already great time savers. Check those items out before writing a 'review'.


    QuickTime supports many open standards including SMIL. Maybe someday they will support SVG and we can all leave Flash for a truly expandable vector format. Until that time I'll stick with my LiveStage and enjoy building rich QT movies that I can use over and over again. I knew QT was great, but I didn't realize how deep its underpinnings go.


    Invest in this program if you are serious about QuickTime. Don't expect to pick this program up on the fly as a hobby. If you're a professional then it will be what you need. Besides, what else are you going to use to really leverage QuickTime?

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  • 2 stars

    "Market Missed, Cost Too High, Stick with Flash"

    August 30, 2003   |   By Wm. Cerniuk

    Version: LiveStage Pro 4.1

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This is not a beginner's product (MacPaint, SuperPaint) but rather an expert's product which is more in-depth and hence more complicated than PhotoShop. The expense of over $700 for this software is compounded by the highly restrictive copy protection scheme that does not allow the "owner" to move the software between workstations or even system upgrades. The demo version is appreciated but far to restrictive to get a serious feel for use of the software. QuickTime technology's capability far exceed Flash, Real, or Windows Media yet there are few tools that allow the novice or intermediate to learn the technology. If you are curious about the QuickTime technology and want a general resource which someone in your company might end up using, this product is definitely not for you. If on the other hand you know exactly what you want to do, know exactly who will do it in your company, know exactly what machine they will use and know that you will not be upgrading the operating system on that machine, and that person is a Flash expert, then this product might work out nicely for your tasks. Recommendation: Prohibitive learning curve of LiveStage & QuickTime programming combined with a high initial cost of this product with the additional hidden costs makes this product less than attractive for all but the most dedicated *individual*; stick with Flash.

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