Director 11.5 Adds 5.1-Channel Audio, Real-Time Mixing
Adobe has released Director 11.5, a major update to the multimedia authoring suite used widely in education. The new version adds significant new audio capabilities, including support for 5.1-channel surround sound, as well as new video format support, new plugins, and multi-version output.
The new release includes support for 40 audio and video file formats, including support for H.264 and RTMP-based streaming for delivering HD content. It also includes support for 5.1-channel audio and allows users to create audio effects with real-time mixing. Other new features include:
- A new Google SketchUp and SketchUp 3-D Importer;
- Enhanced scripting performance; and
- Enhanced support for Nvidia's PhysX engine.
Director 11.5 is available this month for $999 for the full retail version and $299 for both the education version and the upgrade. It supports Mac OS X 10.5 and higher and various versions of Windows. Further information can be found here.
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