Quicktime Starter Kit


At A Glance

The Quicktime Starter Kit was a suite of applications built around the Quicktime Media player. It allowed applications designed to support QuickTime to work with digital video sequences, animation movies, sound files and compressed images. Features included play, pause, fast-forward, rewind and advance frame by frame with the MoviePlayer application, ability to copy video and animation clips, paste them together, create your own movies, convert convert other file formats (AIFF, PICS, PICT, Scrapbook, DOS image formats) to QuickTime movies, and digitize video and sound easily with the Movie Recorder application.

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Original Specifications


  • View and edit QuickTime movies:Play, pause, fast-forward, rewind and advance frame by frame with the MoviePlayer application. Copy video and animation clips, paste them together, create your own movies.
  • Compress PICT images:Shrink them to a fraction of their original file size and save valuable space and transmission time with the Picture Compressor application. (Compressed files can be used automatically in any existing application that supports PICT files.
  • Convert existing data into movies: Convert other file formats (AIFF, PICS, PICT, Scrapbook, DOS image formats) to QuickTime movies with the Movie Converter application. Control frames per second, compression scheme and color depth.
  • One-button movie recording:Digitize video and sound easily with the Movie Recorder application. View what you’ve recorded, save it or loss it out and try again. (Requires a video-capture card and sound digitizer.)
  • In the box: Includes the system extension and Scrapbook, MoviePlayer, Movie Recorder, Movie Converter and Picture Compressor applications. Plus QuickClips,™ a CD-ROM disk with samples of movies and still color images and an electronic catalog of products that support QuickTime.
  • Requirements: QuickTime required a Macintosh® computer with a 68020, 68030 or 68040 processor. At least 4 megabytes of RAM. An Apple® SuperDrive™ or compatible floppy disk drive. A hard disk drive. System 6 (version 6.07 or later) or System 7™ (version 7.0 or later). Also needed was an Apple CD-ROM drive or compatible CD-ROM drive for accessing the contents of the CD-ROM.



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Flickr

Here’s a great picture of a product brochure for the Quicktime Starter Kit.

christhorman.com

Here’s an interesting blog post by an engineer that actually worked on the Quicktime Starter Kit.
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