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Wednesday, 30 November 2011


DownloadBuyer.com has over £10,000 worth of Software for PC & Mac to Giveaway throughout December!

50/50 Chance Lucky Dip to Win Free Software!*

Aylesbury, UK, November 30th 2011; DownloadBuyer, one of the leading online software superstores, has announced that they have over £10,000 worth of software for Windows and Mac OS X to giveaway throughout December 2011 in their Christmas Lucky Dip promotion.

DownloadBuyer.com is committed to offering customers a diverse range of the most popular award winning software titles, at very competitive prices. The company is dedicated to offering a service that is second to none from the minute the customer first enters the site, to dealing with any technical questions and advising on best products, right through to the checkout.

Jon Silvera, managing director said “DownloadBuyer.com continues to see strong growth.  To celebrate, we pulled together a massive prize pot donated from participating vendors and are both proud and excited to pass these on to our customers as a thank you over the Christmas period.  So along with many half price offers over Xmas there’s 50/50 chance to pick up a totally free product on top!”

The Lucky Dip Giveaway includes software from ABBYY, Auslogics, Circus Ponies, eJay, Focus Multimedia, Innoheim, Large Software, MacPhun, Magix, mediAvatar, Net Nanny, NetObjects, O&O, Paragon, RedShift, Serif, UpdateStar, Vertus, Wondshare and Xilisoft with prizes valued up-to £150!

A full list will be available on the site during the promotion.

*To enter, customers purchasing from Downloadbuyer.com during December will receive an email containing a link to special page on the site. Once on the page, customers get a choice of winning Windows or Mac software and will then be told if they have won or lost.

Even customers who don’t win a prize will receive a discount voucher to be used for their next purchase from DownloadBuyer.com, so everyone is a winner!

About Download Buyer:
Downloadbuyer.com is an online software specialist presenting hundreds of well-known titles to consumers and small to medium businesses for PC and Apple Mac. Downloads are generally delivered to your desktop in just a few minutes and as such can be up-and-running in no time. This, along with Instant Live Chat, low prices, an easy-to-use website and a very responsive & comprehensive customer service ethic, Downloadbuyer.com is rapidly becoming a popular worldwide destination for software buyers.


 PRODAD’S NEW MERCALLI EASY VIDEO STABILIZER APP FOR WINDOWS® PUTS PROFESSIONAL GRADE VIDEO STABILIZATION IN THE HANDS OF CONSUMERS
                                                                      
Life Doesn’t Stand Still for the Camera; New App Stabilizes Shaky Videos Shot on Mobile Phones, Pocket Camcorders, Even DSLR Cameras
                                                                                                                       

Northampton, UK, 29th November 2011, 2011proDAD, 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 announced Mercalli Easy, a Windows app letting consumers easily fix shaky videos posting to YouTube, Facebook, etc. While some smart phones, pocket camcorders and DSLR cameras have image stabilization for video, it’s not effective in all situations. The result is many videos captured by these devices are shaky and consumers simply put up with excessive shake in their videos because they think there is no alternative.

Mercalli Easy puts an end to the common problem of shaky video by putting highly effective video stabilization into a simple drag & drop app for Windows that can quickly stabilize the video and perform some basic editing. The video is then ready to be shared via popular social media & video sharing sites, copied to mobile devices, or turned into a DVD.   It is not always possible to shoot video on a tri-pod, and some of the best video comes from shooting from a moving car, while on a boat, etc.  Mercalli Easy lets the user focus on capturing a great shot, knowing it can be stabilized later.

In addition to removing the shake from video, Mercalli Easy fixes another common, though less understood problem: Rolling-shutter distortion.  Video professionals know that rolling-shutter is a problem related to CMOS imaging sensors that are found in virtually every camera and camcorder today, and occurs almost anytime the camera is moved while shooting, or while shooting fast action.  Because of the way a CMOS sensor captures an image, scanning from the top of the sensor to the bottom, a moving camera or image will encounter skew or wobble distortion as the image has moved slightly during this scanning process.  Consumers only know the image looks wonky; though easily improved with Mercalli Easy.

Key Features of Mercalli Easy:
·         Quickly & easily removes shake from otherwise good video clips
·         Automatically corrects/improves rolling-shutter distortion, skew and wobble
·         Basic editing features – rotate video, click & drag trim editing for beginning and end of video clip
·         Based on the same great Mercalli video stabilization technology relied on by video professionals world-wide

“Effective video stabilization and image enhancement used to be only in the realm of the professional” said Andreas Huber, Managing Director of proDAD.  “We’ve seen the need for this technology at the consumer level also and created Mercalli Easy with this exact need in mind.  With Mercalli Easy, users can stabilize their videos, correct rolling shutter, and do basic editing based on the power of our professional technology, but without the complexity.”

Pricing and Availability:
Mercalli Easy is currently available for $14.95 on the Mercalli Easy website, www.mercallieasy.com.  proDAD offers a full line of professional & semi-professional digital video effects, video titling/trailer animation, and professional video stabilization products, offered as plug-ins for popular non-linear editing (NLE) applications.  Learn more at www.prodad.com.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011


Reallusion Announces Key Updates To Big Lens App

Including Blur Edge Adjust and HDR function which automatically adjusts light, contrast, tones, colours and more to bring original details back into your photos.

Northampton, UK, November 29th 2011— Reallusion announces updates to Big Lens app.
Reallusion heard you loud and clear! Big Lens has been out for less than 2 months, and we have already received tons of feedback from users. Reallusion are always committed to hearing your concerns and improving our products as best we can, so we are pleased to announce the new free updates for Big Lens. (Version 1.0.1115.1)

Upgrades:

1. HDR+ – Let there be light! 
Digital cameras do not have the dynamic range capturing capabilities that the human eye does, for this reason it is often difficult to faithfully capture colour and light depth as we see it in reality.

Big Lens now solves this challenge by including the High Dynamic Range (HDR) button for retaining graphic details that would otherwise be lost. The HDR function automatically adjusts light, contrast, tones, colours and more to bring original details back into your photos.  

2. Blur Edge Adjust – No more squinting.
Users can now adjust their blur edges by simply moving the blur edge slider. Beautify images and create a more natural feel by sharpening and smoothing your focus edge with one easy slider. 

3. Restore Last Session – Big Lens never forgets…
Big Lens now allows you to restore your last work session without having to open a saved project. Even if your Apple device turns off to save battery power or memory space, Big Lens will always keep a saved version of your last session and restore it upon restart. Never lose your work again with Big Lens. 

4. Import High-res Images – Which pixel are you again?
No longer do you have to guess which pixel your friends are. With Big Lens, now you can work with higher resolution images imported straight from your onboard digital camera.

iPhone 3G users can import up to 2MP images and Big Lens will optimize the images to 960 x 720 for editing and sharing.
iPhone 3GS/iPad 1 users can import up to 10MP images, and Big Lens will optimize to 3 MP.
iPhone 4/4S/iPad 2 users can import up to 12MP images, and Big Lens will optimize to 8MP.

To learn more about Big Lens, visit the iTunes Store, and download http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/big-lens/id470460905?ls=1&mt=8
or visit Reallusion to get more information: iphone.reallusion.com/

About Reallusion, Inc.
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Reallusion is a leading-edge software developer providing imaging and animation tools for PC and mobile platforms. Reallusion development of core technologies and growing base of intellectual property firmly establish the company as power among emerging technology innovators, furthering their graphic and imaging embedded kernels to top-brand device manufacturers worldwide. Reallusion iPhone applications have been downloaded over a million times worldwide already. For more information, visit www.reallusion.com.

Monday, 28 November 2011





Urbanista® Presents London.
Sophisticated, Dynamic “In-Ear” Headphone with Microphone. Choice of Six Colours to Show Your Individual Style.
Southampton, UK, 28th November, 2011; Urbanista®, the Stockholm-based design concept shop which produces products geared towards the needs and fashions of urban living, releases the London headphone.
Urbanista® London is an elegant, highly sophisticated and dynamic "in-ear" headphone with microphone in a sleek urbane design with a steel surface. London is wrapped in a luxurious and functional "cuff link"-box with cable management for easy storage when not in use.
To fit modern urban life, the cord has an integrated microphone and a 3.5 mm plug that works with most phones and music players on the market.  
Features:      
  • Sleek design
        Functional box for easy storage
        Hands free with microphone
        Works with iPhones, smartphones and music players
        Available in six different colours – Red Snapper, Crispy Apple, Gun Metal, Fluffy Cloud, Dark Clown and Pink Panther
Technical Specification London:

        Speaker size: φ10 mm
        Sensitivity: 105 dB±3 dB SPL @ 1 KHz
        Impedance: 16 ohms±15% @ 1 KHz
        Frequency: 20-20000 Hz
        Plug: 3,5mm stereo + Adapter cable for Nokia, Sony Ericsson and
        Samsung ETC included
        Hands free with microphone
        Cable: Main cable diameter: 3.0mm Length: 75cm (Cable from fork
        to plug).
        Secondary cord Length : 28 cm (cable from fork to plug)
        Weight: 9 g (without cable)
        Works with iPad and iPhone
        Total weight including package: 250g
        Measurement of package: 120x120x70 mm
Price and Availability:
The London Headphone series is available at SRP £44.99 from http://uk.urbanista.com/

Wednesday, 23 November 2011



T3 have featured the STM Kicker in their 'Best Apple iPad 2 covers and cases 2011' round up!

To check it out follow the link below:

http://www.t3.com/features/best-ipad-2-cases-and-covers-2011/stm-kicker-ipad2-case-624-jpg#main


For more information please see www.stmbags.com

Tuesday, 22 November 2011


BinaryDistribution launches mediAvatar Presentation Toolkit Ultimate

Get maximum exposure for your presentations

Aylesbury, UK, November 22nd 2011, BinaryDistribution has announced the release of mediAvatar Presentation Toolkit Ultimate.

mediAvatar Presentation Toolkit Ultimate is a powerful, easy to use and versatile PowerPoint to video converter offering the most ideal way to convert your PowerPoint presentations to different format video files. Convert and transfer PowerPoint presentations to playback on the device of your choice whenever and wherever you need them!

Presentation Toolkit Ultimate includes:
  • PowerPoint to DVD Converter – Convert all popular PowerPoint formats to DVD discs, DVD folders and ISO image files. Add DVD menus, music and personal commentaries, and playback on DVD players or computers.
  • PowerPoint to Video Converter – Perfect for creating personalized video presentations. Prepare and include your own commentary in your presentation, add background music, additional text and even include a picture watermark to protect your work.
  • PDF to PowerPoint Converter – An easy to use PDF conversion tool to create PowerPoint presentations from PDF files. Quick, easy and accurate!
Availability: mediAvatar Presentation Toolkit Ultimate is available at around £69.99, from DownloadBuyer.com as a download and physical boxed products are available from Amazon.co.uk

Wednesday, 16 November 2011


Acme Launches Digital Media Centre


Enfield London, 16th November, 2011, Interactive Ideas, one of the UK’s top, value-added software and peripherals distributor in partnership with leading PC, Office and Gaming producer Acme, today announced the launch of their Digital Media Centre.

If your lifestyle is active and you are interested not only in the news but also in its presentation and love to watch good movies or YouTube clips while sitting comfortably on your couch... then the ACME Digital Media Centre is a must-have item!
Now you can have a very functional TV add-on which supports Wi-Fi or LAN internet connection and will satisfy all your entertainment needs. Just imagine sitting with a warm cup of coffee in the morning and reading the RSS subscriptions of your favourite blogs, news, and weather forecast websites. Starting a new day with a good breakfast is not enough, knowing the latest news is equally important.
The other features of the ACME Digital Media Centre will make your leisure time much more fun. Forget about all your troubles and have a rest with e-radio or YouTube.

Expecting guests on the weekend? You'd better get some HD movies ready! The ACME Digital Media Centre DP-02 supports 1080p movies. Great time with friends guaranteed. Download the movies via a Bit torrent client or use a portable hard drive or a SD card (there’s a special slot for it).
Want to help your friends find the perfect way home? Just turn on your ACME Digital Media Centre and show them the route on Google Maps.

Forget the inconvenience of using several devices. Now you can have everything at once! The ACME Digital Media Centre DP-02 is made to work for you!
Technical Specifications:

Video format playback: AVI, MPG, DAT, VOB, DIV, MOV, MKV, MPEG, TS, MTS, M2TS, RM, RMVB, ISO, IFO, WMV, ASF.
Video codecs supported: MPEG1, HD MPEG2(up to MP@HL), HD MPEG4 SP/ASPH.264 BP @ L3,MP @ L4.1,HP @ L4.1Xvid, WMV9, RM / RMVB 8 / 9 / 10 (up to 1280 x 720 @ 30fps).
Subtitle format supported: SRT, SSA, SUB, SMI.
Audio file format support: MP3, WMA, RA, RM, OGG.
Audio decode: DTS, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Digital TrueHD.
Picture file format support: JPG / JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF
TV system: NTSC, PAL
Chipset: Realtek 1185
Menu languages: English, French, Russian, Polish, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian.
Video output: RCA Y/ Pb /Pr, RCA video, HDMI V1.3
Audio output: 2 x RCA, optical (Toslink), digital coaxial.
Data connectivity: 2 x USB 2.0 and 1 x USB 3.0 high speed hosts (supports external HDD), SD memory card slot.

In The Box:

·         ACME DP-02 digital multimedia centre,
·         IR remote control (2 x batteries)
·         A/V cable
·         AC power adapter
·         User’s manual with warranty card

Price & Availability:
The ACME Digital Media Centre is distributed in the UK by Interactive Ideas and is available for MSRP £207.99 inc from Amazon


BinaryDistribution launches mediAvatar Media Toolkit Ultimate – The Comprehensive Solution for Making the Most of Your Media!



Enjoy Your Media Anytime Anywhere
Aylesbury, UK, November 16th 2011, BinaryDistribution has announced the release of mediAvatar Media Toolkit Ultimate and Media Toolkit.

mediAvatar Media toolkit Ultimate for Windows and Mac OS X based computers is the quintessential toolkit for ba
cking up* your favourite DVDs and Blu-rays protecting the original discs from scratches and general wear & tear. Convert and edit your DVDs, Blu-rays and all popular video files so you can enjoy them on any media device, anywhere anytime. You can even transfer* audio from DVD/Blu-ray/CD and convert it to MP3 and many other file formats.
mediAvatar Media Toolkit Ultimate includes:
·         mediAvatar Blu-ray Ripper & mediAvatar DVD Converter Pro – Transfer* Blu-ray and DVD to all popular formats including HD and standard definition and enjoy on your favourite multimedia players such as iPad, iPhone, Tablet PCs, Android devices, PSP, Xbox, Wii etc.
·         mediAvatar Video Converter Pro & YouTube Video Converter   Convert from all popular video formats including directly from YouTube and transfer* to your preferred playback device.
·         mediAvatar Audio Converter Pro – Extract, Rip, edit and convert all popular audio formats to playback* on any multimedia device.
For more information please see http://www.downloadbuyer.com/showprod/1081

mediAvatar Media toolkit, includes mediAvatar mediAvatar Blu-ray Ripper & mediAvatar DVD Converter Pro making it the ideal solution for movie and video fans wanting to get the most from their media collection.
For more information please see http://www.downloadbuyer.com/showprod/1082
Ease of use: Both titles are designed to be very user friendly so even an absolute beginner will find the whole process quick, intuitive and hassle free.  Simply choose from a pre-set profile and click to go.  Advanced user need not worry though, as there are enough tweaks, settings and variables to keep even the most experienced format junkies happy!
Availability: mediAvatar Media Toolkit Ultimate and Media Toolkit are available at around £79.99 and £39.99 respectively, and are available for a limited period exclusively from DownloadBuyer.com as a download and physical boxed product are available from Amazon.co.uk.

Downloadbuyer.com managing director, Jon Silvera quoted “The much lauded recent government announcements on relaxing copyright law were certainly very welcomed.  The need to transfer media from one device to another has never been greater so it’s refreshing to see the government supporting the consumer on this one.  Those of us old enough to remember will recall Sir Alan Sugar winning Amstrad the right to release the ‘Tape-to-Tape’ media centre that went on to become a defining moment in music copyright history.  Media Toolkit Ultimate from mediAvatar is the modern day software equivalent with the same underlying function – enjoy your media anytime anywhere!”

*WARNING: COPYRIGHT NOTICE – Always check and obey all copyright notices. Generally, commercially available music and video is protected by copyright law. If you are not the copyright owner and you have not obtained permission to copy from the copyright owner, you may be violating copyright laws and other propriety rights that could result in claims for damages and or criminal prosecution.  Please be vigilant and follow the copyright notices issued with purchased material.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Ricoh announces the CX6 Compact Digital Camera
Featuring high-speed autofocus as fast as 0.1 seconds
and zoom assist monitor for easier telephoto photography

Tokyo, Japan, November 15, 2011—Ricoh Co., Ltd. (president and CEO: Shiro Kondo) today announced the development and release of the CX6, a new digital camera featuring a high magnification 10.7x (28-300 mm) optical wide-angle zoom lens that achieves even shorter autofocus (AF) times through the introduction of a new AF system.

With the adoption of a new system enhancing both the hardware and software of the hybrid AF system introduced on the CX5, the new CX6 achieves AF focusing times as fast as 0.1 seconds. You will be sure to capture that fleeting shutter chance.

The high-brightness LCD monitor is approximately 1.7 times brighter than the previous model for better visibility outdoors. The CX6 also adds a function for automatic adjustment of brightness based on the level of brightness of the subject, and this make it possible to minimize the loss of visibility that can occur due to changes in the shooting environment. In addition, for telephoto shooting, the new zoom assist monitor function displays a small image on the LCD monitor so that you can always check the framing of the shot.  

The new aperture/shutter-speed priority modes enable you to more richly express the atmosphere of the subject, and the snap movie function lets you more easily enjoy shooting movies. A release button especially for movies has also been added, and a wider range of functions (autofocus, zoom, etc.) are available for movie shooting.   

The CX6 compact digital camera takes the design concept of “A tool you will want to use every day” another step forward. The CX6 will be available at SRP £259.99 in early December.

Available in three colours: Black, Silver, and Pink.


<Main features of the new CX6>

1.    Even greater speed achieved with enhancement of Ricoh’s original hybrid AF system
  With the new system created, by enhancing both the hardware and software of the hybrid AF system introduced on the CX5, the CX6 achieves focusing times as short as 0.1 seconds not only at 28 mm wide-angle but also at 300 mm telephoto. No matter where in the zoom range you are shooting, you can capture that shutter chance. 
  AF continuous shooting has been added to the continuous shooting menu. With this function, the CX6 can continuously shoot even moving subjects at speeds of up to 3 frames/second while continuing to focus. 
*AF focusing times were measured under Ricoh measurement conditions.

2.    Easy framing of telephoto shots with the new zoom assist monitor function
  During telephoto shooting at 93 mm and higher, the new “zoom assist monitor” display mode simultaneously displays on the LCD monitor a small image equivalent to an 85 mm focal length. The resulting ability to always confirm the framing position makes telephoto shooting even easier.

3.    Super-resolution technology and a noise reduction function for high image quality across a wide range of photo expression
  By performing noise reduction processing immediately after the signal is output by the CMOS sensor, the CX6 is able to reduce noise while maintaining resolution, tone characteristics, and color saturation. When noise reduction is set to MAX, it is possible to do sophisticated variance-estimation type noise reduction processing in which the sensor image data's noise distribution is analyzed and the optimum processing is done for each region.
  The back-illuminated CMOS sensor is strong in low-light shooting situations.
  Super-resolution technology enables the CX6 to record photographs with a high-resolution feel by automatically discerning outlines, details, and gradations in the image and processing it based on the optimum settings for each. The level of super-resolution can be set to Off, Weak, or Strong.

4.    Aperture/shutter-speed priority (A/S) modes have been added to the mode dial for even greater shooting freedom
  The CX6 expands your shooting freedom by adding aperture priority (A) mode and shutter-speed priority (S) mode. These modes bring the photographer a richer range of expressive possibilities. For example, the ability to specify maximum or minimum aperture can be used when you want to make the subject stand out in macro photography, and the ability to adjust the shutter speed will enable you to handle situations where you want to emphasize subject movement or freeze the movement of a subject in motion.

5.    10.7x 28-300 mm optical zoom plus super-resolution zoom equivalent to up to 600 mm
  Ricoh’s original retracting lens system has made it possible to fit the high-magnification 10.7x optical wide-angle zoom lens into a thin 28.5 mm compact body.
  The super-resolution zoom can zoom up to 2x. It enables you to do telephoto photography up to an equivalent of 600 mm with minimal image quality deterioration.
  Using the digital zoom enables you to magnify the subject beyond the super-resolution zoom level and shoot with super-telephoto photography at a maximum of 2880 mm.

6.    Movie release button added for easier movie shooting
  In a first for the CX series, the CX6 has a new release button especially for movie photography. Now you can easily enjoy shooting movies even without a mode dial change.
  The addition of autofocus and zoom functions enhances your ability to shoot high-quality movies.
  There is a “snap movie shooting” function for shooting of short video clips and also functions for easily segmenting and playing video clips. Together these capabilities make it easy for you to create and view video works in the camera. Stereo sound recording* is also possible so you can shoot not just images but also movies with a realistic feel.
*The sound is recorded in stereo, but playback on the camera is done in monaural.

7.    High-brightness LCD monitor approx. 1.7 times brighter than before; automatic brightness adjustment function also added
  The 3.0-inch 1.23-million-dot* VGA LCD monitor has a wide viewing angle and a brightness level approximately 1.7 times higher than the CX5. It achieves excellent visibility even outdoors.
  A function has been added for automatic adjustment of brightness by the camera. It minimizes loss of visibility caused by changes in the shooting environment.
  The screen has a fluorine coat to prevent soiling, a hard coat to prevent scratches, and an anti-reflection coat for excellent visibility.
* White pixels added to RGB for approximately 1.23 million dots.

8.    “Bleach bypass” added for more creative fun with creative shooting mode
  Recording images with heightened contrast and muted colors, bleach bypass enables you to create pictures with atmosphere and an austere elegance.