About QuickTime 3.0

QuickTime is Apple's award-winning, industry-standard, software architecture for creating and viewing digital media for Mac OS and Windows. With QuickTime, it is easy to work with video, animation, sound, music, text, pictures, and 3D graphics.

QuickTime 3.0 is an exciting new release that provides all the necessary software to use multimedia files on the Internet, to play CD-ROMs, and to use industry-leading multimedia software applications based on QuickTime.

 What's New in QuickTime 3.0

Version 3.0 provides literally dozens of enhancements to QuickTime for content creators and viewers. Here are just a few of the new capabilities of QuickTime 3.0:

· Powerful new visual effects and transitions features
· Supports new video and sound formats optimized for Internet streaming applications
· Includes Roland's Sound Canvas instrument set for improved playback of MIDI music files
· Enhances ability to open common multimedia file types
· Built-in support for DV/FireWire digital video streams

Learning More About QuickTime

The QuickTime 3.0 software package includes two simple but powerful applications you can use to begin working with QuickTime. MoviePlayer enables you to view and edit movies and pictures. PictureViewer enables you to work with still images in a wide range of common formats. QuickTime 3.0 also includes software that will enable your Internet browser to view QuickTime and other file types in your web pages. This software will automatically be installed into your Internet browser.

 About Roland's Sound Set for General MIDI and GS Format

This release of QuickTime includes an instrument sound set licensed from Roland Corporation that makes a complete General MIDI compatible sound set. It also includes additional sounds necessary to make a complete GS Format compatible sound set.

What is the GS Format?

The GS Format is a standardized set of specifications for sound sources that defines the manner in which multitimbral sound generating devices will respond to the MIDI messages. The GS Format also complies with the General MIDI System Level - 1. The GS Format also defines a number of other details over and above the features of General MIDI. These include unique specifications for sound and functions available for tone editing, effects, and other specifications concerning the manner in which sound sources will respond to MIDI messages. Any device that is equipped with GS Format sound sources can faithfully reproduce both General MIDI sound recordings and GS Format MIDI sound recordings.

 Copyright Notices

Roland Corporation U.S. owns the Sound Set and all copyrights pertaining thereto and has licensed Apple to use the Sound Set solely in connection with Apple Products. Whenever this Sound Set, in whole or in part, is redistributed with an Apple Product, you must acknowledge Roland as the source in a user's standard point of entry to learn more about the product in use, such as in the "about" or "get info" dialog boxes. The minimum notice shall be "GM/GS¨ Sound Set © Copyright 1997 Roland Corporation U.S."

©1991-1998 Apple Computer, Inc. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, and Power Macintosh are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. QuickTime, MoviePlayer, and PictureViewer are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.

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