Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Swann Introduces Latest Innovations in Home/Business Security Cameras

Pro quality 540 TV lines give heavy duty surveillance for 24/7 security still with same easy to use, easy to install features.

Milton Keynes, June 21, 2011, Swann Security, the global leader in “Plug & Play” security monitoring solutions, has announced its latest additions to its Pro Series. Feel safe and protected with the new Pro-660™, Pro-670™ and Pro-680™ security cameras.

Pro-660 Super Wide-Angle Security Camera

Often you will find that your standard security video camera will not cover the entire area you are trying to protect. With the PRO-660 Super Wide-Angle Day/Night Security Camera you will be able to cover those larger areas with ease. The PRO-660 features a 540 Line 1/3" Sony "Super HAD" high-resolution video sensor, combined with a super wide 75 degrees viewing angle, making it ideal for monitoring large areas such as yards, warehouses, parking lots and more. Its cutting-edge night vision can capture high-clarity images from up to 65 feet away and its durable weatherproof metal casing will withstand the elements. SRP £119.99 inc

Pro-670 Professional All Purpose Security Camera - Night Vision 80ft / 25m

The PRO-670 Professional All Purpose Day/Night Security Camera from the Swann PRO-SERIES features a 540 Line 1/3" Sony "Super HAD" high-resolution video sensor. Thanks to the PRO-670's state-of-the-art, high-resolution video technology, you can keep a continuous eye out for thieves, vandals, break-ins, or any other suspicious activity. The powerful infrared night vision can clearly see up to 80 feet away ideal for monitoring long driveways, alleys, hallways, cars, warehouses and more. SRP £129.99

Pro-680 Ultimate Optical Zoom Security Camera

Expect the highest level of protection from the PRO-680 Ultimate Optical Zoom Day/Night Security Camera. Often criminals and other suspicious individuals can escape identification as they are just beyond the range of many standard security cameras that produce blurry or grainy images. The PRO-680 is our top of the range camera in the PRO-SERIES featuring a crystal clear image with the 540 Line 1/3" Sony "Super HAD" high-resolution video sensor that will capture the finest detail.

With this state-of-the-art high-resolution video technology, you can keep a continuous eye out for thieves, vandals, break-ins or any other suspicious activity. With the powerful infrared night vision you can clearly capture crystal clear images from up to 115 feet away, making it an ideal security solution for a variety of retail, office, commercial and home applications. Complete with 36 infrared LEDs that switch on automatically to capture high-resolution footage at night. The 4-9mm vari-focal lens can zoom and focus on an area via the adjustable controls located on the underside of the barrel. SRP £149.99 inc

With the Swann Pro-660, Pro 670 and Pro-680 cameras, everything you need is included in the pack including 60feet BNC cable for connecting to a DVR and power, BNC to RCA connector for connecting to a TV, power adapter, user guide, deterrent security stickers and more. Plug into your DVR for recording or TVs yellow video-in-socket and you'll be able to record, store, and remotely view footage online for total peace of mind. Best of all, for all of the above cameras, their "plug & play" installation makes set-up incredibly simple, indoors and out.

Price & Availability:

The Swann Pro-660, 670 and 680 are available from Maplins at £119.99, £129.99 and £149.99 respectively. Please contact: uksales@swann.com.au for additional information.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Honestech Claymation Studio™ 3.0 Deluxe

Honestech’s Claymation Studio™ 3.0 Deluxe is an easy to use stop motion video creation software with a USB 2.0 camera included. 

Southampton, UK, June 20th 2011, Honestech, Inc., a leading developer and marketer of digital video and Internet Protocol (IP) software technology for multimedia content has released Claymation Studio™ 3.0 Deluxe, expanding the award-winning series, which allows users to easily create stop-motion video.  A plug-n-play USB PC camera is included with the software, allowing you start creating stop motion right away using this easy-to-use software package.   

Currently available priced at £39.99, Claymation Studio 3.0 Deluxe is now both fun and educational for students.  Creating stop-motion animation not only encourages the development of story-telling, it also provides an opportunity for kids to use the PC as a movie productions tool.  By combining the power of your PC and stop-motion animation, users can to bring figures, objects or drawings to life.  Honestech Claymation Studio 3.0 Deluxe can create output in WMV, MPEG1, MPEG2 and high-definition MPEG video resolution up to 1920 x 1080 (requires HD webcam or camcorder).  The storyboard allows users to view the frames in sequence for easy editing, and users can add onscreen text, subtitles, sound effects, voice, and background music. By using the Adjustable frame rate, you can control the speed of your video.  Chroma Key effects allow you to easily change the background to create the best setting for your subject using a blue/green screen.  In addition, auto capture, grid, and rotoscope features help users create more flowing movements with ease.

The completed stop-motion video can be converted into MPEG/AVC format so you can watch on your portable device such as iPhone and iPad.  The video also can be uploaded onto YouTube and Facebook directly from the software with One-Click option.

Price and Availability:

Honestech Claymation Studio 3.0 is available at £39.99 from Ideal Shopping, Amazon and PC World.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Bring Your Ideas to Life for Novels, Theatre, Televisions and Movies!

Unlock Your Imagination with Script It!

Aylesbury, UK, June 15th 2011, Binary Distribution has announced the release of Nuvotech Script It!

Script It! is perfect for the first time writer learning the craft of screenwriting. It helps you plan and organize your story, and uses the simple technique of step-outlining to build your story scene by scene. The intuitive design helps you to build and navigate your outline, script and notes step by step through an AV remote-style console.

Script It! has a powerful Scratch Pad which allows you to easily organize your notes and categorize them into folders. The handy ‘Send to Scratch Pad’ menu option you can create an instant copy of selected text in your Scratch Pad for future reference or use. The ‘Tab and Enter’ keyboards shortcuts and auto completes allow you to focus on your story and characters.

Although Script It! is uniquely designed for the formats of stage and screen, it can easily be adapted to any kind of creative writing.

  • Industry standard script formatting with auto-pagination and auto-complete
  • Script writing glossary with over 250 filmmaking terms and definitions
  • Includes scene by scene story and analysis of Ghost, Spider-man and Scream
  • Scratch Pad to manage script snippets, research, character notes and plot ideas
  • Character Name Wizard with over 140,000 first and last names that can be categorized by origin, gender and meaning
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac

Priced around £49.95, Script It! is available to download immediately from DownloadBuyer.com and in boxed formats from Amazon.co.uk.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Review of eJay DJ MixStation 4 Reloaded

Head on over to YouTube to check out the review of eJay DJ MixStation 4 Reloaded!


eJay DJ MixStation enables you to turn any PC desktop or laptop into a professional DJ Suite! 

For more information please visit http://www.downloadbuyer.com/showprod/903 

Ricoh Introduces the PX Series
Water- and Dust-Resistant Digital Cameras
for Day-to-Day Photography, Outdoor Use, and Everything in Between
June 9, 2011—TOKYO, Japan—Ricoh Co., Ltd. (helmed by president and CEO Shiro Kondo) today announced the release of the new PX compact digital camera. The new design offers 5.0×, wide-angle (28 mm) and telephoto (140 mm) optical zoom in a water- and shock-resistant package that can safely be used for hassle-free photography in a wide variety of locations and situations.
Designed for hassle-free operation, the new RICOH PX lets users take photographs anytime, anywhere with fast startup and settings that adapt to subjects for optimal results. Its high-resolution, 16-millionpixel CCD sensor and Smooth Imaging Engine IV image processing engine combine for high-resolution, high-quality photographs.
The new, fully flat design give the new RICOH PX, ease-of-use and portability, results in a camera that is easy to carry, while the optional protective jacket appeals to users with a choice of colour schemes that can be matched to the camera body.
While it exhibits the traditional dedication to image quality that has been the base of all RICOH digital camera designs, the newly released RICOH PX is also a compact digital camera that promises fun, hassle-free photography. It is also dedicated to image quality that has been the foundation of all RICOH digital camera designs to date.
The Ricoh PX is available early July at SRP £179.99 inc
Main Features of the New RICOH PX Compact Digital Camera
1  Designed for peace of mind and hassle-free use, anywhere, anytime; fully dust-, water-, and shock-resistant
The RICOH PX has a JIS/IEC protection rating equivalent to IP68. It can be used underwater for 60 minutes at a depth of 3 meters. Dirt can be washed off, allowing users to safely take pictures anywhere without worrying about rain, splashes from the kitchen, or dirt or soil from the garden. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with being able to use your camera anytime, anywhere, including for shots of water sports, hiking, and other outdoor scenes.
Thanks to its impact-resistant design, the camera can withstand being dropped from heights of 1.5 meters.
The camera features a 2.7-inch, 230k-dot high-contrast LCD monitor with a wide viewing angle. It also boasts an anti-fingerprint protection coating that protects from scratches, and an anti-reflective coating which ensures that the monitor can still be viewed under bright outdoor lighting.
2  Never miss another shotwhip out the RICOH PX and snap a photo anytime, hassle-free
Whether it’s a spur-of-the-moment snapshot or a carefully framed picture, the RICOH PX can automatically optimize settings to suit the subject, allowing even users who are unfamiliar with the camera to take photos quickly and easily.
A fast startup time of about 1.4 seconds ensures you’ll never miss another shot.
“Subject-tracking AF” is standard on all models for shots that are always in focus even if the subject is in motion.
The fully-flat design eliminates projections to emphasize portability for a camera that can be slipped into a pocket and used almost anywhere. By placing the lens in the center of the camera body, RICOH has ensured that shots won’t be blocked by stray fingers even when the camera is held in both hands.
The intuitive controls include a lever-style flash dial that allows user to determine whether the flash is on or off, and a movie button that starts movie recording directly with a single press.
3  A 16-millionpixel, high-resolution CCD sensor for high-resolution images
The 16-millionpixel, high-resolution CCD sensor ensures high-quality results not only when pictures are enlarged, but also when they are cropped or resized for digital zoom.
The Smooth Imaging Engine IV image processing engine produces noise-free images even in shots taken at high sensitivities under low light.
Image-sensorshift image stabilization reduces blur at high zoom ratios and in pictures taken at night or indoors under low light.
4  28140 mm, 5× optical zoom with super resolution (SR) zoom equivalent to 10× optical zoom
The RICOH PX offers 5× optical zoom for focal lengths of 28 mm (wide) to 140 mm (telephoto).
With super resolution technology, the camera supports SR zoom equivalent to a focal length of 280 mm with almost no drop in image quality. Telephoto photography at zoom ratios equivalent to up to 1,344 mm (280 mm × 4.8) are available with digital zoom.
5  Premium shot modes enhance the photographic experience
Settings can be optimized for even the most difficult subjects simply by choosing the scene with the premium button.
A display with easy-to-understand explanations guides users to the scene they want.
Premium shot modes and custom modes are available for up to 28 scenes (including custom modes).
A wide selection of premium shot modes is available, including “Cooking” and “Sweets” for delicious looking shots of food, an “Auction” mode for shots of objects being sold at auction, “Beach” and “Snow” modes that utilize the camera’s water resistance, "Party", "Hand-held night scene", and “Miniaturize”, “Toy camera”, and “Soft focus” filter effects.
Photographers can select up to five of their favorite premium modes for easy recall.
6  Playback options for easy viewing
By using the camera’s “Favourites” feature users can rate picture with the camera’s choice of three rating levels.
The “privacy” option can be used to hide selected pictures during playback.
Use “calendar playback” to find pictures by date.
7  A full range of convenient options to enhance the user experience
The RICOH PX comes with a slip-proof protective jacket(available in five colors to match the camera body ) to protect it from shocks and scratches.
The “Two-way” straps that function as both hand- or neck-straps are also available in five colours.
8  Many other features add fun to your photos
The RICOH PX supports X2-series Eye-Fi SD memory cards with a built-in wireless LAN feature that can be used to automatically upload photos to a computer or photo-sharing service.
Users can shoot HD movies with a frame size of 1280 × 720 pixels. An HDMI cable (available separately) can be used to connect the camera to an HDTV for high-quality display of movies and photos.
The RICOH PX comes with rechargeable battery that uses a USB connection. The USB power adapter can be plugged into a household power outlet or the battery can be recharged when the camera is connected to a computer via the supplied USB cable.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Edit Your Images Quickly and Easily with Vertus Fluid Mask 3.2 – the Number 1 Still-Image Masking Tool!

New Fluid Mask 3.2 Masks Images 3 x Faster than Alternative Methodologies!

Aylesbury, UK, June 8th 2011, Binary Distribution has announced the release of Vertus Fluid Mask 3.2.

Fluid Mask 3.2 is a still-image masking tool that works as both a standalone application and a plug-in to Adobe’s Photoshop or Elements. The Visual Image Segmentation lets you see exactly how your image is made up of segments of similar properties, enabling you to create super-fine mask selections with ease. The Targeted Edge Detection and Blending lets you isolate difficult areas and apply alternative selections, whilst the intelligent blending gets the closest to extracting the true character of the image.

The onscreen help and guidance make Fluid Mask 3.2 quick and easy to use. The stored workspace setting allows you to tailor the default settings to your needs and process complete studio runs effortlessly. Fluid Mask 3.2 is ideal for photographers, image editors, graphic designers or for those who are interested in digital image editing. One of the fastest masking tools available today, Fluid Mask 3.2 is as easy as ‘see, click, cut’!

  • Visual Image Segmentation
  • Advanced Edge Blending
  • Onscreen Help and Guidance
  • Colour Based Selections
  • Stored Workplace Settings
  • Localized Edge Detection
  • Masks hair beautifully
  • Quick to pick up and use 
Priced around £99, Vertus Fluid Mask 3.2 is available to download immediately from DownloadBuyer.com, and in boxed formats from Amazon.co.uk.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Avanquest Lands Exclusive UK Publishing Rights for Alpha Software

London, UK, 1st June 2011, Alpha Software, leading developer of the online database development tool Alpha Five, has signed a publishing agreement with Avanquest.

The news means that, Avanquest will have exclusive rights to promote Alpha’s Alpha Five solution to all channels in the UK and Ireland will be effective from the forthcoming launch of version of 11.

Alpha Five is a standards based rapid database development platform with the power to deliver information, to any location, on ANY web enabled device. From desktop to netbook, from tablet to smartphone, Alpha Five delivers. With upcoming calendar support, geo-mapping capabilities, charting, HTML reporting and gesture support for touch driven devices, it's a virtual Swiss army knife no developer should be without.

“Avanquest is one of the world’s foremost software developers and publishers”, stated Richard Rabins, co Chairman, Alpha Software.  We have been evaluating different partnerships in the UK for some time and have been very impressed with the expertise, presence, and knowledge, of Avanquest’s marketing and sales teams. This new, mutually beneficial, partnership will ensure that the company Alpha Software and its Alpha Five database development software will increase their presence and, therefore, revenue and market share, in the UK and Ireland. We are confident that Avanquest will deliver great results for us”.

Avanquest’s Managing Director, Dave Brass said “We’re delighted to be working in partnership with Alpha Software on the launch of Alpha Five v 11”.  As the exclusive UK publisher for the product, we will be backing the release of the new version with a high-profile PR and advertising campaign, as well as Alpha Developer networking events.  We’ve been hugely impressed by the flexibility and power of this product for creating web-based database solutions, and the new features in version 11 promise to deliver even greater results.  Considering the affordability of the software and the breadth of its capabilities, we believe Alpha Five  is unrivalled by any other product in its field.”