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Strata VideoShop 4.x

Your rating: None Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Year released:
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Video_Shop4.03D.img_.bin (4.36 MB)
MD5: 0d59bd8b49258fae47847b2baa59d9b7
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
VideoShop_4_5.sit (3.96 MB)
MD5: bcc72626ccb5d16b3f4c50163776061d
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
VideoShop_4_5_1_updater.sit (867.75 KB)
MD5: d1f1cb4d4c4e99f502a6fc3789c4c076
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (360.29 MB)
MD5: 8ed1a19a142bd739f1c99cd43c597466
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
This app works with: SheepShaver,

From ...

Strata VideoShop is a digital video, audio, animating, compositing and editing application. The amazing 3D track provides the ability to import an animated 3D model and map video on to the 3D shape. Additional TuneBuilder support by AirWorks Media gives you the ability to edit professional quality music elements to fit a specific time. Strata VideoShop incorporates stunning special effects and multiple-track filters for you to polish and add visual impact to your videos. Fantastic tweenable filters automatically create effects over time. Professional transparency features like alpha map and chrome key are provided for compositing. Extensible, non-linear and multi-layered edits allow you to create amazing videos quickly and easily. Strata VideoShop's Motion Path Editor is available to automatically or manually create motion, making clips travel around the scene. Unlimited Tracks permit powerful compositing.

Top DL is version 4.0
2nd DL is version 4.5
3rd DL is an updater to version 4.5.1

Architecture: PPC

System Requirements
- Min RAM Size 16 MB
- Min Hard Drive Space 100 MB
- Mac OS 7.5.3 or newer
- Additional Requirements CD-ROM
- QuickTime 3.0 or newer
- Min Processor Type PowerPC

Note: The version 4.0 requires QuickTime 2.5 and QuickDraw 1.5.3.


MacTouch's picture
by MacTouch - 2018, May 22 - 12:34pm

Just added the version 4. Includes a patch to unserialize this version only. It works also with system 7.5.3, although 7.5.5 is required.

WhosIt.There's picture
by WhosIt.There - 2017, December 5 - 2:24am

I've just skimmed through my old MacFormat magazines for 1998 and 1999. No review of VideoShop 4.5, but I did find a review of VideoShop 4.0/3D (MacFormat issue 68, October 1998) which lists these specs:

  • PowerMac only - any PowerPC processor
  • 10MB RAM
  • System 7.5.5
  • 50MB hard disk space
  • 640x480 display
  • 256 colours
  • CD ROM drive

The review also has this conclusion:

Comes with good effects and an excellent range of features (including 3D and morphing) at a great price. A serious alternative to Premiere, especially for small companies, but some operations are cumbersome.

Features: 85%
Ease of Use: 78%
Documentation: 90%
Value for Money: 88%
MF Rating: 85%

It was a head-to-head review with Premiere 5.0, which got an MF Rating of 89%.

I don't recall the Videoshop 4.5 I have posted here to have any 3D capabilities, but then I never had any reason to look for them since I was only ever editing simple video captures from TV of show opening sequences (back in the days when TV shows actually had proper opening sequences and theme tunes!).

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by MikeTomTom - 2017, December 4 - 9:54pm

I can't find any extra details about what Mac OS it requires, etc

On SheepShaver the earliest Mac OS I can use is 7.5.3 - VideoShop 4.5 installs and runs OK on that OS. It may be able to run on earlier OS's than this but I don't have the hardware to test further. It also requires QuickTime 3.0 or newer to be installed.

I've updated the page info above.

denodster's picture
by denodster - 2017, December 4 - 5:43am

Wow Awesome, thank you, I'll try this on my G3.

WhosIt.There's picture
by WhosIt.There - 2017, November 28 - 7:32am

Sorry. This is from my archives, but I can't find any extra details about what Mac OS it requires, etc. I'm not even sure if that blurb from is entirely accurate.