What is new in Breeze


February 27, 2016

Breeze, version 5.7.4, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition, adds the following new features:

  • Transform 2D operations - an ability to reflect and rotate static images and video output during playback (real time)
    • Breeze, Professional Edition, Standard Edition - in 4 channels
    • Breeze, Light Edition - in 1 channel (primary).
  • Improved video capture engine
  • Extended configuration and user interface features for capturing video/audio streams
  • Various improvments of user interface.


February 01, 2014

Breeze, version 5.7.3, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition, adds a support for video capture from multiple webcams to *.wmv (Windows Media Video) files using the following sub-sampling algorithms:

  • All frames / samples
  • Sample time interval
  • Sample number interval.


September 21, 2012

Breeze, version 5.7.2, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition, adds a support for up to 4 universal media channels per a single media document.


July 17, 2012

Breeze, version 5.7.1, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition, adds several new configuration and application look features, including new color themes, toolbars and menus.


June 11, 2012

Breeze, version 5.7.0, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition, adds a support for DVD playback and a set of improved user interface features.


February 23, 2012

Breeze, version 5.6.9, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition, adds a support for synchronous capture of video and audio from webcams and audio media devices to a single *.avi (Audio Video Interleaved) or *.wmv (Windows Media Video) file.


October 17, 2011

Breeze, version 5.6.8, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition, adds a support for a capture of audio streams from audio media devices to *.wma (Windows Media Audio) files.


July 17, 2011

Breeze, version 5.6.7, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition, adds improved implementation of video capture from media devices and streaming to files. It is more reliable and efficient. New configuration dialogs associated with video capture are simpler and better organized.


February 01, 2011

Breeze, version 5.6.6, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition, adds a support for transferring images from scanners and digital video cameras using WIA (Windows Image Acquisition) device interface.


December 07, 2010

Breeze, version 5.6.5, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition, introduces a completely redesigned user interface based on the "fluid" GUI architecture. New user interface is clearer, better organized, more intuitive and productive. The user can now better organize the Breeze for his / her specific tasks. This version introduces “Breeze explorer” and “Properties” windows. These windows make navigation between document tabs, when multiple media sources are open in Breeze, easier. Now each media document may operate with up to 4 media channels, and each tab may display up to 4 video panes. This version adds a number of new options for customizing an application look of Breeze, including multiple predefined color schemes, customized tab groups, customizable video port / video pane layout, multiple manual and automatic full screen modes.


December 23, 2009

Breeze, version 5.6.4, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition, adds the support for the international UNICODE character set. Users across the world can use their national alphabets in the file names and messages processed by the Breeze.


November 27, 2009

Breeze, version 5.6.3, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition, adds a support for encoding / capture / converting of video streams to the files in MNG (Multiple-image Network Graphics) video format (lossless PNG). All supported by Breeze types of video and pictures can be used as a source video streams, including local video files, internet video, webcams, camcoders etc.


April 17, 2009

Breeze, version 5.6.2, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition, adds navigation features for MNG (Multiple-image Network Graphics) video format. User can change a position within a video stream, using slider, during preview and playback of video.


January 23, 2009


Breeze, version 5.6.1, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition, adds support for MNG (Multiple-image Network Graphics) video format.


November 24, 2008

Breeze, version 5.6.0, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition adds: improved simultaneous playback for multiple media streams.


August 20, 2008

Breeze, version 5.5.9, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition adds:

  • Extended set of navigation commands for replaying most recent video frames (video cache).
  • Extended configuration features.

August 01, 2008

Breeze, version 5.5.8, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition adds:

  • Extended media source navigation features.
  • Extended configuration features.

July 01, 2008

Breeze, version 5.5.7, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition adds:

  • Several new media source navigation features. They provide more clear and intuitive distinction of navigation commands for "View", "Play" and "Replay" modes.
  • Extended "Files of Type" and "Sort By" settings.
  • Extended features for streaming from the media devices to the WMV files.

June 01, 2008

Breeze, version 5.5.6, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition adds extended set of features for simultaneous streaming from the multiple Webcams, DV camcoders and TV Tuners to the separate WMV files.


May 07, 2008

Breeze, version 5.5.5, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition adds:

  • Simultaneous streaming from the multiple Webcams, DV camcoder and TV Tuners to the separate WMV (Windows Media Video) files.
  • Captured files are ready immediately for streaming over the internet.
  • Arbitrary combination of Webcams, DV camcoders, TV Tuners, S-video capture devices can be operated simultaneously.
  • Extended user interface features.

March 31, 2008

Breeze, version 5.5.4, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition adds:

  • Simultaneous streaming from the multiple TV Tuners into the separate AVI files.
  • Arbitrary combination of TV Tuners, S-video capture devices, Webcams and DV camcoders can be operated simultaneously.
  • TV Tuners support standard cable and antenna TV signal inputs and, usually, S-video input. Using S-video input of TV Tuner, a video from the multiple S-video capture devices, from video surveillance cameras for example, can be streamed into separate files in real time. Length of cable for S-video can be up to 150 feet with no additional adapters.
  • Extended user interface features.

March 17, 2008

Breeze, version 5.5.3, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition adds:

  • Simultaneous streaming from the multiple Web cams and DV camcoders into the separate AVI files.
  • Extended user interface features.

March 01, 2008

Breeze, version 5.5.2, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition adds:

  • Simultaneous streaming from the multiple DV camcoders into the separate AVI files (Type 1 or/and Type 2)
  • Several new user interface features related to the "Save stream" operations.

February 04, 2008

Breeze, version 5.5.1, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition adds several new user interface features and improved audio support.


January 15, 2008

On-line Breeze help has been upgraded to the version v.5.5.0. Learn more »

On-line "Breeze User Guide" has been upgraded to the version v.5.5.0. See section Documentation to open "Breeze User Guide" v.5.5.0.

These versions of on-line help and "Breeze User Guide" cover new features introduced in the Breeze versions 5.4.6 to 5.5.0.


January 10, 2008

Breeze, version 5.5.0, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition adds support for audio capture from multiple microphones and other types audio devices.

Starting from this version, Multiple Streaming Document Tabbed Interface becomes available in all Breeze editions. It means that playing and managing multiple streams of video, audio and pictures simultaneously may be used in all editions of Breeze.

Free Breeze Light Edition offers smaller set of features than commercial Standard and Professional editions. Particularly Breeze Light support only basic functionality associated with using assistant channel of streaming document. Breeze Professional Edition supports wider range of features than Breeze Standard Edition.


December 19, 2007

Breeze, version 5.4.9, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition adds support for multiple TV tuners and FM radio tuners.

This version of Breeze introduces "Video Care" functionality. It allows to monitor video and audio activity in the different locations during watching video at the main screen. Video from the monitored location is inserted into main video stream as a "Picture In Picutre" or "Picture From Picture". "Video Care" includes particularly "Baby watch" and security "Breeze Watch" functionlity.


November 29, 2007

On-line Breeze help has been upgraded to the version v.5.4.8. Learn more »

This version of on-line help covers new features introduced in the Breeze versions 5.4.6 to 5.4.8.


November 17, 2007

Breeze, version 5.4.8, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition adds support for video capture from the multiple Webcams.

Extended built-in help covers new features introduced in verstiions 5.4.6 to 5.4.8.


November 10, 2007

Breeze, version 5.4.7, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition adds support for video capture from the multiple DV Camcoders and VCRs.


October 09, 2007

Breeze, version 5.4.6, Professional Edition, Standard Edition and Light Edition adds:

  • Support for OOV video format, Object Oriented Video, Part 1.H, Discovery Scientific, LLC
  • Extended user interface features

September 21, 2007

"Breeze User Guide" has been upgraded to the version v.5.4.5.

This version of "Breeze User Guide" covers new features introduced in the Breeze versions 5.4.1 to 5.4.5.

See section Documentation to open "Breeze User Guide" v.5.4.5.


September 20, 2007

On-line Breeze help has been upgraded to the version v.5.4.5. Learn more »

This version of on-line help covers new features introduced in the Breeze versions 5.4.1 to 5.4.5.


September 19, 2007

Breeze Professional Edition, version 5.4.5, for Windows 2000 / XP / Vista is available as a commercial product.

Breeze Professional Edition is able to process multiple video, audio and picture streams at once. It introduces "Multiple Streaming Document Tabbed Interface", MSDTI.

Functionally each streaming document in Breeze Professional Edition matches the Breeze Standard Edition. Particularly, each steaming document supports dual streaming channels, multiple video output ports, "Picture In Picture", video playback cache, image capture etc. At the same time, Breeze Professional Edition extends significantly a capability to operate multiple video, audio and picture streams. Opening, closing, reloading and controlling multiple streaming documents is done independently on each other. All open tabbed streaming documents can be tiled vertically and horizontally, cascaded, zoomed, switched to "Full screen" and back without stopping played streams. Multiple instances of Breeze Professional Edition can operate simultaneously.

Multiple processor / core computer configurations are highly recommended when Breeze is used for playing two or more video sequences simultaneously. This is especially important for playing a high definition video, and when big magnification of video images (up to 10x), “Picture In Picture” or “Picture From Picture” are used.


September 17, 2007

Breeze, version 5.4.5, Standard Edition and Light Edition adds:

  • Extended support for AVI, FLV (Flash Video) and MOV (QuickTime Video) formats.
  • Extended user interface features

August 28, 2007

Breeze, version 5.4.4, Standard Edition and Light Edition adds:

  • support for 2 video formats
    • FLV (Flash Video) format; *.flv file extension
    • MOV (QuickTime Video) format; *.mov file extension
  • Internet streaming
    • Video formats: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, FLV
    • Audio: MP3, WMA

August 02, 2007

Breeze, version 5.4.3, Standard Edition and Light Edition:

This version adds support for 2 video and 3 audio formats

  • Video formats
    • WMV (Windows Media Video) format; *.wmv, *.asf file extensions
    • DV (Digital Video) format; *.dv file extension
  • Audio formats
    • MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3) format; *.mp3 file extensions
    • WMA (Windows Media Audio) format; *.wma file extension
    • WAV (Waveform Audio) format; *.wav file extension

July 27, 2007

Breeze, version 5.4.2, Standard Edition and Light Edition:

  • MPEG-4 (Motion Pictures Expert Group) format
    • Simultaneous dual channel playback.
    • Media positioning during preview and playback
    • Instant replay from the video cache: forth, back, stepwise, continuous.
    • Instant "Copy-Paste" during playback.
    • "Picture In Picture"
  • Extended MPEG-2 feature support
    • Simultaneous dual channel playback.
    • Media positioning during preview and playback
    • Instant replay from the video cache: forth, back, stepwise, continuous.
    • Instant "Copy-Paste" during playback.
    • "Picture In Picture"
  • Extended bult-in help.

June 16, 2007

"Breeze User Guide" has been upgraded to the version v.5.4.1.

This version of "Breeze User Guide" covers new features introduced in the Breeze versions 5.4.0 to 5.4.1.

See section Documentaion to open "Breeze User Guide" v.5.4.1.


June 14, 2007

Breeze, version 5.4.1, Standard Edition and Light Edition:

AVI (Audio Video Interleaved) multimedia format, extended feature support


June 10, 2007

Breeze, version 5.4.0, Standard Edition and Light Edition:

  • AVI (Audio Video Interleaved) multimedia format.
    • All AVI codecs including DivX, XviD, H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, etc.
    • Simultaneous dual channel playback.
    • Instant replay from the video cache: forth, back, stepwise, continuous.
    • Instant "Copy-Paste" during playback.
    • "Picture In Picture"
  • Extended bult-in help.

April 21, 2007

"Breeze Picture In Picture Guide" v.5.3.9 is now available on-line in HTML format. Learn more »

This guide gives description of "Picture In Picture" features and operations "in depth", including the followin topics:

  • What is a "Picture In Picture"?
  • "Picture In Picture" in Breeze
  • "Picture In Picture" in "View" and "Play" modes
  • "Picture In Picture" video editing
  • Example of PIP video editing
  • Build PIP video sequence "step by step"
  • Download source and processed video data for the "step by step" example

You will find in the guide description of configuration settings and operations required for PIP layered video assembly editing. An example of layered assembling for the concrete video sequence is also included. That example gives detailed "step by step" description of all operations. Source images for that example, intermediate frames and finally assembled frames for that example are available for downloading too. Learn more » .


April 06, 2007

"Breeze User Guide" has been upgraded to the version v.5.3.9.

This version of "Breeze User Guide" covers new features introduced in the Breeze versions 5.3.6 to 5.3.9.

See section Documentation to open "Breeze User Guide" v.5.3.9.


April 05, 2007

On-line Breeze help has been upgraded to the version v.5.3.9. Learn more »

This version of on-line help covers new features introduced in the Breeze versions 5.3.6 to 5.3.9.


April 04, 2007

Breeze, version 5.3.9, Standard Edition and Light Edition:

  • JPEG-2000, PNG, GIF, TIFF file formats : extended feature support
  • Extended bult-in help covers new features introduced in the Breeze versions 5.3.6 to 5.3.9

March 25, 2007

Breeze, version 5.3.8, Standard Edition and Light Edition

  • extended JPEG-2000 file format support
  • JPEG-2000 file format is now supported in the following operations: "View", "Play", "Replay", "Picture In Picture”, "Save / Capture image", "Capture video panel" "Save / Convert video sequence".
  • JPEG-2000 compression types: Lossless, JP2, JPC
  • Extended Breeze configuration features.

March 15, 2007

Breeze, version 5.3.7, Standard Edition and Light Edition

  • extended TIFF file format support (Tagged Image File Format)
  • TIFF file format is now supported in the following operations: "View", "Play", "Replay", "Picture In Picture”, "Save / Capture image", "Capture video panel" "Save / Convert video sequence".
  • Tiff compression types: No compression, LZW, Packbits, ZIP, Jpeg, Huffman RLE, CCITT Fax 3, CCITT Fax 4.
  • Extended "Save / Convert video sequence" features.
  • Extended Breeze configuration features.

March 06, 2007

Breeze, version 5.3.6, Standard Edition and Light Edition

  • extended GIF file format support (CompuServe Graphics Interchange Format)
  • GIF file format is now supported in the following operations: "View", "Play", "Replay", "Picture In Picture”, "Save / Capture image", "Capture video panel" "Save / Convert video sequence".
  • Extended color conversion and color quantization features.
  • Extended Breeze configuration features.

February 17, 2007

"Breeze User Guide" has been upgraded to the version v.5.3.5.

This version of "Breeze User Guide" covers new features introduced in the Breeze versions 5.3.3 to 5.3.5.

See section Documentation to open "Breeze User Guide" v.5.3.5.


February 15, 2007

On-line Breeze help has been upgraded to the version v.5.3.5. Learn more »

This version of on-line help covers new features introduced in the Breeze versions 5.3.3 to 5.3.5.


February 12, 2007

Breeze, version 5.3.5, Standard Edition and Light Edition

  • Extended "Picture In Picture" features.
  • Extended Breeze configuration features.
  • Extended built in Breeze help.

January 31, 2007

Breeze, version 5.3.4, Standard Edition and Light Edition

  • Extended set of "Picture In Picture" (PIP) capabilities.
  • 2 streams of video data can be merged in PIP image in a number of variants. As static picture in static, static in dynamic, dynamic in static, dynamic in dynamic. From any of 4 video ports available, in any combinations. Video stream played forward can be inserted as PIP into the base video stream played forward, or backward in forward, forward in backward, backward in backward. Etc.
  • Capture PIP images on the "fly" in "View" (graphics) and "Play" (video playback) modes
  • Any video panel can now be captured "As is", as PIP, and saved to the file instantly by clicking buttons in the "Channel" tool bar or "Channel" menu. Video data from the playing / replaying video channels can be saved to the file as PIP video sequence. Images captured from the channels with buttons "Get" in the control panel can be displayed as PIP instantly. Images copied from the different video ports or external applications can be pasted instantly to any video port and instantly displayed or saved as PIP. Any text prepared in the external applications and converted into MS bitmap format, can be pasted to any video port and instantly merged into the PIP.
  • Save merged from 2 streams PIP video sequence to the file
  • Now PIP video streams can be save to the external file or files in a number of formats. Video data saved to the file(s) during playback of primary / assistant channel may correspond to the video data in the primary / assistant video panel "As is", or be built on the base of video data from the channel itself.
  • Multi pass layered "Picture In Picture" assembling of video sequences.
  • Saving merged from 2 streams PIP video sequences to the file can be repeated sequentially with different PIP configuration setting and different source streams. It allows editing and assembling rather complex multi layered PIP video sequences.
  • Extended configuration features.

Options dialog "Save sequence" and "Capture image" provides now extended configuration features. Configuration data set in these option dialogs are saved and restored automatically at every start of Breeze.


January 17, 2007

Breeze, version 5.3.3, Standard Edition and Light Edition

  • New set of "Picture In Picture" (PIP) capabilities.
  • 2 streams of video data can be inserted as a PIP from any of 4 video ports available, in any combinations. Position and size of PIP rectangles can be set by the user. Set of button and menu controls allow to turn On and Off PIP windows for the "View" and "Play" modes instantly.
  • Improved speed of image drawing.
  • Depending on hardware resources and concrete job, user may customize the way of image drawing in the "View" (Graphics) and "Play" (Video playback) modes for each of 2 video panels individually. If it is required, system may switch automatically from high quality but slower drawing mode used for viewing a graphics, to the faster but lower quality drawing for playing a video.
  • "Capture Image" capabilities now can be used in the "View" and "Play" modes.
  • In combination with "Picture In Picture" features it allows to "Catch" reference pictures or frames from video in real time, and sent them to the PIP window of streaming channel instantly.
  • New "Files Of Type" file masking features are introduced for the "View" mode.
  • User may select a type of graphics or video files open to the primary and assistant channels during scrolling file directories back and forth ("all files", "all video files", "all graphics files", "files of last open to the channels type", etc.). User may set "Files of Type" property for each of 2 streaming channels individually.
  • Now streaming channels can be temporary enabled / disabled in the "View" and "Play" modes.

"Disabled" channel can not be scrolled back and forth, and its video output is "frozen" in the point where it was "paused". Disabling / Enabling can be done by clicking buttons in the "Channel" toolbar or menu. As a result, selection of images and synchronization of primary and assistant channels in the "View" mode became easy, fast and flexible.


January 07, 2007

"Breeze Getting Started Guide" version 5.3.2 is now available in *.pdf format.

"Breeze User Guide" version 5.3.2 is now available in *.pdf format.

See section Documentation for details.


December 25, 2006

On-line Breeze help v.5.3.2 is now available. Learn more »


December 20, 2006

Breeze, version 5.3.2, Standard Edition and Light Edition

  • extended built in HTML help
  • upgraded "Zoom" features

December 11, 2006

Breeze, version 5.3.1, Standard Edition and Light Edition

  • completely new, extended built in HTML help
  • several new user interface features
  • upgraded "Save sequence" and "Capture image" features

November 14, 2006

Breeze, version 5.3.0, Standard Edition and Light Edition

  • 10 new PNG video and picture formats
  • new user interface features
  • extended self configuration capabilities.

October 30, 2006

Breeze, version 5.2.1, Standard Edition and Light Edition.

  • extended functionality of "Save Sequence" operations.
  • fixed problem "MFC71.dll not found"
  • new installation package

October 17, 2006

Breeze, version 5.2.0, Standard Edition

  • 30 days trial evaluation period is now available in the Breeze, Standard Edition
  • new installation package

September 12, 2006

Breeze, Standard Edition, v.5.2.0 for Windows 2000 / XP / Vista is available as a commercial product.


June 01, 2006

Breeze, Light Edition, v.5.2.0 for Windows 2000 / XP / Vista is available for a free public access.


February 17, 2006

"Breeze" software products are released for beta testing.