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Toon Boom Announces Storyboard Pro 2

Emmy Award-winning Toon  Boom Animation Inc. has announced the upcoming  release of Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 2, a new version  that infuses more power and flexibility into the idea  creation, development and visualization process.  Storyboard Pro 2 is essential to the beginning of any  audiovisual project, enabling storyboard artists, directors, producers, game designers and communication specialists bring their concept to life.

“This major release sets Storyboard Pro apart and  delivers features that make it the tool of choice for  all digital storyboard projects” shared Joan  Vogelesang, President and Chief Executive Officer at  Toon Boom.

New feature highlights in Storyboard Pro 2 include:

Content Creation Tools
• Extended set of Tools and Tool Properties
• Fast creation and reuse of brushes with specific settings
• Easy creation of custom brushes using a stroke or a series of strokes
• Practical setting of separate colors for Brush, Pencil and Paint tools
• Convenient selection of strokes based on the current color selection
• Extended rich text support for captions
• Convenient addition of sketch captions on a panel-by-panel basis

Input/Output Capabilities
• Final Draft 8 support
• Practical customization of the PDF export on a panel-by-panel basis
• Improved PDF Export with Analyze functionality
• Extended export to Final Cut Pro through XML
• Final Cut Pro Conformation (Import / Export)
• Easy assembling of a storyboard project from scanned images

Storyboarding Capabilities
• Quick creation of new panels using all or only specific layers of currently selected panels
• Practical tracking of changes made to panels
• Naming convention improvements
• Safe locking of panel names

Animatic Capabilities
• Impressive camera movements across panels
• Optimized playback
• Real-time transitions
• Convenient Thumbnails playback option

User Interface Improvements
• Full scene anti-aliasing support (smoother drawing)
• Enhanced support of both horizontal and vertical layer displays
• Layer Transparency
• Practical customizable workspaces
• Save As and Auto-Save capabilities

Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 2 is now available at the special  pre-launch price of $699.99, an offer valid until  August 4, 2010.

As of July 21, 2010, all new clients  will receive a temporary Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 1.5  product code. Upon product release, all Storyboard  Pro 2 customers will receive instructions by e-mail on  how to access their version 2 product code. Upgrades  will be available upon customer release. All orders  requiring shipping will be processed upon product

Further information about Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 2 is now available online at