Friday, September 5, 2014

New voice for "Text to Speech for Video"

I posted an update to my open source project, Text to Speech for Video.

The most significant feature added was a new voice "Eve" (female, British accent) with over 1600 "words" (many of which are alternate pronunciations for a given word).  This brings the total number of voices so far to three, one male and two female. More are planned (and you can always record your own).

So far I only have a demo video for the  first voice, "Huckleberry", but I'll try to do something similar with the other two later this year. *

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Animated Short: "Somnium"

Here's a skillfully animated short film with a plot that reminded me somewhat of "The Matrix" entitled "Somnium". Gerard Seymour directed and created the story for the film, which resides on YouTube channel The Animation School:


Sunday, March 23, 2014

"Muvizu Play+" Animation Program

Some weeks after I made this post, Digimania (the creators of Muvizu) announced "Muvizu Play+", a premium version of the Muvizu animation program which provides an alternative to the pay-as-you-go system for commercial use of Muvizu output.

In summary, Muvizu movie creators now have three alternatives:

(1) You can use the free version of Muvizu for as long as you want to create as many movies as you want. The free version, however, attaches a Muvizu watermark to each movie, and commercial use of such movies is not allowed.

(2) You can pay Digimania to remove the watermark from a movie and allow commercial use. The amount of such payment varies by the length of the movie in minutes and whether the frame size is standard or high definition.

(3) You can buy Muvizu+ (on which Digimania recently cut the price to 75 pounds from the previous 150 pounds) and produce as many watermark-free, commercial-use-allowed movies as you want for as long as you want.

For more details, see the Muvizu web site, especially this page.