View Full Version : Celtx 1.0 released

06-04-2008, 11:44 PM
If Celtx is your thing, you'll be interested in getting your hands on vs 1.0. Download it from here (http://www.celtx.com/download.html).

Here's a list of features and overviews from the Celtx website for this new release:


Story Development FormsCeltx helps you develop your story with preloaded forms for key elements like locations, scenes, props, characters, and 32 other production categories. You can use the forms to organize your thoughts and kick-start a media rich storyline that includes sound files, images and video clips. Celtx story development forms are intelligently tied into your script, informing the story and each scene with valuable production information.

ScriptsCeltx includes six dedicated industry standard editors for writing:

Stageplay - International and US standard
AV scripts - including documentaries, music videos and advertising.
Audio Play - including radio plays and podcasts.
Comic Book
Plain Text Celtx includes the essential features that writers need to keep their fingers moving - like intuitive formatting, text auto-complete, page breaks, dual column dialog, scene management, scratchpad, embedded notes, title page generation, pagination, printing, spellchecker, keyboard shortcuts, find and replace, script importing and exporting, PDF and HTML script reports, and collaboration.

Adapt ToWith a single click Adapt To converts any fully formatted script of one type into a fully formatted script of another - for example, a Stageplay to a Screenplay - displaying in an instant the multi-media potential of your work.

TypeSetTypeSet provides precise automatic formatting of your script to industry and international standards. The Celtx server uses the very powerful LaTex typesetting tool to deliver perfectly formatted scripts. Full support is provided for optional formatting features like Mores and Continueds, Scene Numbering and paper size. Encryption technology protects every project upload & download between the Celtx Server and the desktop.

Index CardsCeltx includes reversible, colour coded Index Cards that are intelligently tied to your script and auto populate with the Scene Headers and first 40 words or so of the scene. You can flip the cards to type notes on the back, colour code them to track plot lines, and drag and drop them to reorder scenes.

Template EngineIf the default setting for a Celtx project doesn't fit your needs, you can create your own new, blank state Template that will only open the documents you want.


StoryboardingTake your media project to the next level by adding a storyboard based on your script and adding individual or batch images in to the storyboard. Each storyboard image is accompanied with a shot description to help you communicate your creative vision. Rearrange images and sequences within the project to construct your visual narrative. Then when you're ready, use the slideshow feature to play the images to help pre-visualize your media project.

Media Rich Breakdowns You can add sound files, video clips, digital photos and scanned documents to your project to create a media intensive breakdown. You can then associate the media with any one of the 36 production categories, including wardrobe, props, and locations.


CatalogsCatalogs provides a new way for you to organize and view the many production items and research details required in the pre-production stage of any media project. Each new Celtx project includes a Master Catalog which auto-populates as you breakdown your script, ultimately providing a searchable dashboard view of all your story's elements and production items. Additional Sub-Catalogs can be created for specific production categories - like props, characters, and wardrobe
External DocumentsYou can add any document from any application to your project - PDFs, budget spreadsheets, images, and scripts written in other applications - to help stay organized.

Scheduling, Call Sheets and Shooting ReportsCeltx includes a 'Just In Time' Scheduling feature that lets you manage your projects in real time. Open a schedule based on your script and drag and drop scenes to the calendar to build your shooting schedule. Generate customizable Shooting Reports to keep track of the resources you'll need during shooting, including lists of props, actors, and wardrobe items. Create Call Sheets to ensure your crew knows where and when to show up for the shoot. Call Sheets and Reports can be printed or shared online using the collaboration feature.

Inter-Project Document ManagementYou can also drag and drop documents between projects. Grab a document from one Project Library and drop it in to another Project Library and you're done.

Back-UpsGain peace of mind by backing up your media project online to the remote and secure Celtx Server and have a safe copy in the event that theft or disaster strikes your hard drive.


Versioning and Event NotificationUpload your encrypted media project to the Celtx Server and grant password and username protected access to team members. Share and collaborate on your project with all members of your team, and keep it all organized at the same time.

Snapshots are used to make a snapshot of your constantly evolving project, allowing you to revert back to a known state at any time.

Automatic Event Notification keeps all project members up-to-the-minute on updates posted by team members.

Private Work SpacesYou can also create a private, username and password protected workspace on Celtx Project Central website so team members can view the project using a web browser.


Celtx Project CentralWhen your work is "in the can" you can publish it to Celtx Project Central and give the world a sneak peek at your work in progress and get peer reviews and comments.

iPhone Viewing - 'My Celtx'View your Celtx projects from just about anywhere with a display optimized for your iPhone.