Thursday, 23 December 2010

WIN! An iPad, Panasonic Lumix Camera, Laptop Lounge-Tec Desk and Many More with Reallusion!

Reallusion and SketchUcation have teamed up to announce the 'Bring Architecture to Life' rendering contest. The aim of this contest is to combine the powers of Google SketchUp and Reallusion iClone to create the most visually appealing architectural renders possible.

There are also prizes for the most popular renders, and the image/video that has the most unique comments from different users. The 'People's Choice' award and the 'Buzz' award are both new awards this time - simply upload your render to the event page and get all your friends to come vote for you!

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Friday, 17 December 2010


New Video Effects Package 12 Contains 2,000 New Travel-themed Effects including Skylines of Major Cities, Landmarks, Contours, and More – in Full HD Resolution, plus New 64-bit Plug-ins for Adobe® Premier Pro CS5 and Sony® Vegas 64-bit Platforms

Immendingen/Silicon Valley, December 16, 2010.  proDAD, the highly acclaimed developer of digital video effects and image enhancement technology today announced the availability of the highly anticipated Adorage Effects Package 12 – Worldwide Effects.  The new Adorage Effects Package 12 delivers exactly what it promises – 2,000 new effects and transitions in HD-quality specifically for adding some pizzazz to travel and vacation videos. Adorage 12 focuses on sights, skylines, and contours. This new 64-bit version complements its predecessor “HD Global Travel & Flags FX” and is a great addition for anyone with other Adorage volumes or first-time users. First Introduced in 1999, Adorage has been a favourite among ambitious hobby editors for digital video editing, and is now being used by professional editors worldwide.

Adorage Effects Package 12 combines sights from all over the globe with skylines of many large cities and many universally applicable effects.   Adorage 12 offers an amazing number of effects including a variety of composite options, a large repertoire of short clips, numerous split-screen effects, as well as video-collages. Selection of the appropriate effect is available with the single click of a mouse. Effects may be adjusted quickly and easily, and still pictures as well as film material can be integrated freely, thus leaving plenty of room for style and creativity. While the included effects are in stunning HD resolution, they can also be used in SD projects.

Adorage effects feature fast rendering times and are easy and intuitive to use.  Adorage Effects can be used seamlessly with included plug-ins for popular Windows-based NLEs including: Adobe® Premiere/Pro/Elements, AVID®/Pinnacle Studio, Corel® VideoStudio/Pro/MediaStudio, Grass Valley® Canopus EDIUS and Neo, Magix® Video Deluxe, Sony Vegas Movie Studio/Vegas Pro, and Ulead Videostudio/mediastudio . Adorage 12 supports 32- and 64-bit versions of popular NLEs and now supports Sony Vegas Pro 64-bit and Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.  The new 64-bit plug-ins allow owners of previous Adorage volumes to use them in newer 64-bit NLEs.
Price & Availability

Adorage Effects Package 12 is available for immediate purchase and download from the proDAD online shop and is available for a special introductory price of $79 until January 15, 2011.  Learn more about Adorage Effects Package 12 at  

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Paragon GPT Loader Grants Instant Access to Internal 3TB+ Hard Disk Drives Under Any Windows OS Since XP

Available Free as Part of the Early Adopter Program, Paragon GPT Loader adds new functionality to access single HDDs more than 2TB in capacity

London, UK, December 14, 2010Paragon Software Group (PSG), the technology leader in innovative data security and data management solutions, has expanded support of its Paragon GPT Loader to include any Windows OS since XP, granting full access to modern 3TB+ hard disk drives (HDDs). Paragon GPT Loader now overrides crippled HDD controller drivers in Windows Vista and later OSes to access internal HDDs more than 2TB in capacity despite limitations of system software.
With the growing ability to produce HDDs with higher capacities year over year, a wider spectrum of end users are finding the new 3TB+ drives ideal for use as external storage devices alongside desktops and laptops, or inserted inside workstations and home computers as internal storage.  Demand increases as large files -- such as HD-video, archived images and music in lossless compression format -- become stored and accessed more frequently in the home and workplace.
Newer Windows operating systems, including Windows 7, appear to support modern high-capacity drives at first glance, but other system software -- including Intel Storage Matrix Drivers for HDD controllers, which occur in most systems equipped with Intel chipset-based motherboards -- limit that support, causing the majority of the disk to remain unavailable. With only 750GB of the usable disk space accessible, users who purchase 3TB drives are paying a premium for storage space that cannot be used due to the limitations of controller drivers native to the operating system.
Paragon GPT Loader, a specially designed driver that adds the functionality to support the GPT partitioning scheme under Windows XP, now grants full, native access to 3TB+ drives connected internally for any Windows OS since XP, including Windows 7.
For more information about Paragon GPT Loader, please visit:
Availability & System Requirements:

Paragon GPT Loader supports internally connected single 3TB+ drives under Windows XP, excluding drives used as external storage or those combined into RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks).  Paragon GPT Loader replaces outdated HDD controller drivers to use 3TB+ disks under any Windows OS since Vista, including Windows 7.  Available for immediate download, free of charge as part of the Early Adopter Program, interested parties are invited to run pre-production software to help validate features of the new technology. Paragon GPT Loader can be downloaded at

New Mercalli V2 Mac Plug-In Offers Final Cut Pro, Apple Motion, and Premier Pro CS5 Mac Users Extremely Effective Video Stabilization and Automated Rolling-shutter Correction Right on the Timeline 

Immendingen Germany/Silicon Valley, CA, December 13, 2010 – proDAD, a world-class developer of digital video effects plug-ins and image optimization technologies for professional video editors and broadcast professionals as well as aspiring pros today confirmed that the highly anticipated Mercalli V2 Mac plug-in is now available for immediate purchase and download as part of the proDAD Mercalli V2 Pro plug-in product.  The new Mercalli V2 technology was first shown at NAB in April of this year and the plug-ins for Windows® based NLEs began shipping in October and today the Mac plug-ins are finally available.  Mac users who took advantage of the Mercalli V2 Pro “pre-release special” will be receiving an email to download and install the Mercalli V2 Pro package using the original download link & license key that was sent to them.

Mercalli V2 – More than just a stabilizer

·        Complete 3D video stabilization on all 3 camera axis.
·        Fully automated rolling-shutter compensation of undesired skewing, jello, or wobble effects.
·        Minimal zooming requirement compared with other stabilizers.
·        Eliminates jerking movements during panning.
·        Removes irregularities during panning.
·        Calculates missing images during low FPS rates.
·        Optimizes digitalized and restored Super 8 footage.
·        Smoother results for all video recordings, from hand-cameras to steady-cam.
·        Over-arching multiple scene stabilization.
·        Intuitive and interactive operation and multi-core support for super fast results.
·        No key-frames or elaborate tracking points necessary.
·        Ready to use: Just load the video, stabilize - done!
·        Win 32-/64-Bit support with independent plug-in versions.
·        Compatible with Apple Final Cut Pro, Apple Motion, and Adobe Premier Pro & After Effects CS5 Mac. 

Pricing and Availability:

Mercalli V2 Pro retails for $249.00 and is available for immediate purchase and download from the web shop.  proDAD is offering a 20% introductory discount for Mercalli V2 Pro until January 15, 2011.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Gadget Show Feature Lastolite HiLite!

The Gadget Show Christmas Special episode featured the Lastolite HiLite! For the full review please visit: