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Troi Automatisering releases Troi Grabber Plug-in 2.0 for FileMaker Pro 10

New plug-in for FileMaker Pro 10 adds powerful image and movie capture functions.

June 29th, 2009, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands--Troi Automatisering today released Troi Grabber Plug-in 2.0 for FileMaker Pro 10.

What is Troi Grabber Plug-in?

Troi Grabber Plug-in 2.0 is a very powerful tool for grabbing images from a video camera and putting them directly into a FileMaker container field. All from within FileMaker Pro 10 you can:

  • preview the image stream from the video input source
  • crop pictures to grab only the desired part of the video image
  • rotate pictures before grabbing
  • grab pictures from a video input source and put them into your FileMaker database
  • record a movie from a video input source for a specified number of seconds or until the mouse is clicked and save the movie to a specified file on the hard disk
  • get timecodes of a recorded movie; you can get the timecode of the beginning of the movie, of the end of the movie, the timecode at the current point in the movie or the duration of the movie in timecode

Peter Baanen, company president, states: "Today we are happy to release the final version of Troi Grabber Plug-in for FileMaker Pro 10. It provides a great user experience with the powerful QTKit technology!"

New Features

Troi Grabber Plug-in 2.0 makes final these new functions and features:

  • The plug-in is now compatible with FileMaker Pro 9 and 10 (older versions of FileMaker are not supported).
  • Converted to the function API of FileMaker Pro 7. It is now also a Universal plug-in which runs natively on PowerPC and Intel Macs.
  • Added support for the QTKit framework. This technology allows you to grab images and movies in a separate window.
  • Converted the 'classic' grabbing functions to work with FileMaker 9 and 10: with this technology the preview is still shown inside the FileMaker window itself.
  • The new version makes use of the extended possibilities of the FileMaker Pro 7 API. For example the grabbed images, instead of using the clipboard, are now returned as a binary type, allowing for easy setting into a container field.
  • Added new Grabber_VersionAutoUpdate function. The Grabber_VersionAutoUpdate function is part of an emerging standard for FileMaker plug-ins of third party vendors of plug-ins.
  • Clear and updated example databases to get you started quickly.

All these features also work in a runtime solution.

Suggested Uses

  • a webcam database
  • time lapse pictures
  • festival-, meeting- or conference registration database with pictures
  • making ID badges for schools and universities
  • medical database with pictures of the patients' condition
  • easy recording of auditions or casting
  • security database
  • capture a movie and log the scenes and timecodes

The possibilities are virtually limitless when using the Troi Grabber Plug-in. We invite you to test drive the new functions and see what you can do with it!

Pricing & Availability

A fully functional demo version of Troi Grabber Plug-in 2.0 is available for downloading at Troi's Web site at: <http://www.troi.com/software/grabberplugin.html>.

Troi Grabber Plug-in 2.0 works with FileMaker Pro 9 and 10. The plug-in can also be used with runtimes from FileMaker Pro Advanced 9 or FileMaker Pro Advanced 10. The plug-in is available for Mac OS X 10.4.5 or higher. A Windows version is not available at the moment.

Licenses cost US$ 999 for a developer license. We don't offer single licenses at the moment. More details on developer licenses can be found on our web site.

Upgrade information

Product upgrades from an earlier cross platform developer license are available for US$ 499. Product upgrades from an earlier single platform developer license cost US$ 699.

Windows version under investigation!

Currently we don't offer a Windows version. We are investigating an updated version for Windows, but at this moment we have no confirmed plans for a new release on Windows.

About Troi Automatisering

Troi Automatisering is leading developer of cross platform FileMaker Pro plug-ins and winner of the FileMaker Pro Excellence Award 2001. For more information, visit our web site at:

Contact information  

D. Budding
Troi Automatisering
Boliviastraat 11
2408 MX Alphen aan den Rijn
The Netherlands
Telephone: +31-172-426606

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