|[June 26, 2012]
Stop Motion Pro Uses Embarcadero® Delphi® to Deliver Stop Motion Animation Software for Films Wallace & Gromit, Pirates! Band of Misfits
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Embarcadero® Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for
application and database development, today announced that Stop Motion
Pro, a software built on the Embarcadero
Delphi® platform, has been used by award winning UK-based film
Animations Ltd to create the popular films Wallace & Gromit and
Pirates! Band of Misfits. Using Delphi as its primary software
development tool, Stop Motion Pro has pioneered motion control and
visualisation for stop motion animation to become one of the world's
leading solutions used by film production houses.
Delphi is a rapid visual development environment that makes it easy for
developers to build rich and visually stunning software.
"Delphi is the perfect platform upon which to develop software for the
Windows environment. It is intuitive and well designed and has enabled
us to incorporate features and superior animation visualisation tools
that speed up film production processes from days to hours. When we took
Stop Motion Pro to Aardman Studio to make their films and TV
commercials, they couldn't believe how economical and efficient it was
to actually produce animated films. The software saved them tens of
thousands of pounds," says Co-founder Ross Garner. "We started the
development of Stop Motion Pro 11 years ago on Delphi - it is still our
number one platform of choice."
Stop Motion Pro is constantly faced with requests for urgent software
feature enhancements from production companies. Due to the tight
deadlines often faced by film production companies, it's imperative that
Stop Motion Pro delivers such enhancements within very short timeframes.
Delphi offers key capabilities that enable developers at Stop Motion Pro
to quickly esign new user interface elements, as well as test and
deliver new features, often by the next business day and without
sacrificing the visual characteristics of the software.
"We are very excited about Stop Motion Pro's creative use of Delphi to
develop a truly innovative solution for an industry that is becoming
exceedingly technology driven," comments Michael Swindell, Senior Vice
President of Marketing and Products at Embarcadero. "As the
entertainment industry pushes the boundaries of technology, more and
more media and film software developers are using Delphi - it is a
versatile and dynamic platform that allows easy and fast development of
leading-edge software without the need for developer organisations to
recruit large development teams, in turn facilitating cost savings that
can be invested in other parts of the business."
The latest version of Delphi is Delphi®
XE2 and includes FireMonkey™,
the first native CPU and GPU powered platform for rich business
applications. Delphi XE2 offers the fastest way to deliver ultra-rich
and visually stunning native applications for Windows, Mac and iOS -
including 64-bit Windows applications. Dramatically reducing coding time
and building applications 5x faster, Delphi XE2 provides component-based
visual development and a fully visual two-way Rapid Application
Development Integrated Development Environment (RAD
IDE) with high performance access to popular databases.
About Embarcadero Technologies
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc., a software management and delivery
company, is a leading provider of database and application development
software tools. By using Embarcadero's award-winning products,
professionals can design systems right, build them faster and run them
better, regardless of their platform or programming language. Three
million users worldwide and 90 of the Fortune 100 companies rely on
Embarcadero products to increase productivity, reduce costs, simplify
change management and compliance, and accelerate innovation. Founded in
1993, Embarcadero is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices
located around the world. Embarcadero is online at www.embarcadero.com.
Embarcadero, the Embarcadero Technologies logos and all other
Embarcadero Technologies product or service names are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
About Stop Motion Pro
Based in Melbourne, Australia, Stop Motion Pro is the world leading
software for filming stop motion animation and is used by animators
worldwide to improve the quality and speed of producing an animation.
With more than 10 years of constant refinement, Stop Motion Pro
pioneered the integration of camera technology and computer-based
workflow that transformed analogue film processing to digital
processing, saving film production companies thousands of dollars and
speeding up the production process from days to hours. For more
information, visit www.stopmotionpro.com.
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