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Crater Software Releases CTP V2.0 Cartoon Animation Software for Windows

CTP is software specifically designed for broadcast and film quality animated series production. To run the CTP just a standard Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 computer, a simple scanner and a graphics tablet are needed to produce animated series in broadcast-, high-definition- or film resolutions.

Screenshot from CTP 2.0.

From a Crater Software press release.

CTP is software specifically designed for broadcast and film quality animated series production. To run the CTP just a standard Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 computer, a simple scanner and a graphics tablet are needed to produce animated series in broadcast-, high-definition- or film resolutions.

The new features in CTP 2.0 are:

German user interface

The CTP software now offers German or English user interfaces at user´s choice. Switching between the two languages can easily be performed from the options menu.

New project loader

The CTP project loader has been redesigned and now loads large projects with many frames and layers significantly faster.

New online help system

The online help system of CTP has been redesigned from scratch. It offers a detailed search function which allows to access many helpful and practical hints and tips. The CTP online help is available in English or German, depending on the language of the user interface.

New status bar

By users requests the status bar has been redesigned. It now shows useful information of the loaded project such as memory capacity of the CTP process and free memory on the project partition, instead of general system information.

New presets

A load of new presets allow for an easy and compliant setting of resolutions and related frame rates for projects. This ensures that a new production complies to industry standards. In addition the user can still define his own settings and parameters if need be.

Bugfixes

- erroneous "Pegbar Detection" with certain scanners with auto feeder has been fixed

- "Undo/Redo" behaviour when using filters has been improved

- issues when loading certain projects (depending on operating system) have been solved

- inconsistent directory tree in the file loader menu has been eliminated

- and more

CTP is now available in different versions:

With its resolution independence CTP Pro HD is ideal for professional cartoon productions for film and broadcast. Easily produce in industry standards, like PAL, NTSC, HDTV, Academy, Super 35, VistaVision, 2k, Cinemascope, and many more.

CTP Pro SD is specifically designed for professional PAL or NTSC formatted cartoon productions. Users who do not need to produce in high definition or film formats will get the Pro version of CTP for an exceptionally attractive price.

For cartoon productions for web applications, DVD productions or ambitious private users CTP Home is the ideal solution, as it offers most of the functions of CTP Pro. However the maximum resolution and the number of layers are optimized to the purpose and results in an incredibly low price.

Last but not least CTP Pro HD is also available at special educational pricing for pupils, students, teachers, schools and universities.

Pricing ranges between USD 199.00 to USD 699.00 depending on the version.

You can find more information at http://www.cratersoftware.com.

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