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Friday, 30 March 2012

PRODAD® MERCALLI® V2 PRO VIDEO STABILIZER PLUG-IN NOW SUPPORTS AVID® MEDIA COMPOSER AND SYMPHONY FILM & VIDEO PRODUCTION PLATFORMS

proDAD’s Award-Winning Mercalli V2 Pro Video Stabilizer & Rolling-shutter Correction Plug-in Now Compatible with AVID’s Media Composer Video Editing & Symphony Video Finishing Applications

London, UK, March 30th, 2012.  proDAD, the highly acclaimed developer of digital video effects and image enhancement technologies today announced that it’s renowned Mercalli V2 Pro video stabilizer & rolling-shutter correction plug-in is now available with support for AVID’s Media Composer & Symphony film and video finishing applications.

AVID’s Media Composer is one of the industry’s most respected film and video editing and production applications.  AVID Symphony is it’s premier software-only film and video finishing platform.  Mercalli V2 Pro is now compatible with Media Composer Windows® 5.x & 6.x and Symphony 6.x.  Macintosh® support is expected to be announced shortly.

proDAD’s Mercalli V2 Pro is heralded as the premier video stabilizer for the professional, broadcast, and video enthusiast market segments due to it’s ability to stabilize even the most unstable video clips with minimal artifacts and zoom-in.  Mercalli V2 Pro is also a fantastic rolling-shutter correction tool for those shooting with DSLR cameras and even high-end professional camcorders which utilize CMOS-type imaging sensors.  Mercalli V2 technology is licensed by Sony and embedded in Vegas Pro 11 and is soft-bundled by many other popular NLEs including AVID Studio, Grass Valley EDIUS, and COREL VideoStudio X5 Ultimate.

“proDAD continues to ensure our products are compatible with the video production industry’s best NLEs” said Andreas Huber, Managing Director for proDAD.  “AVID’s Media Composer and Symphony platforms are certainly among the most influential in the space and we’ve responded to the voice of our customers by adding support for them.”

Price & Availability:

Mercalli V2 Pro is currently available for a MSRP of £191.90 from the proDAD.com online store or from global distributors & resellers.   Learn more at www.prodad.com


Thursday, 29 March 2012





Auslogics Launch OnCluster Exclusively Through Binary Distribution

PC Management Made Easy

Aylesbury, UK, March 29th 2012; Binary Distribution, the software publishing and distribution house, has announced the release of Auslogics OnCluster.

Based on award-winning PC maintenance solutions for home users, Auslogics OnCluster offers powerful tools that make it easy to keep your company’s workstations running at peak performance.  Including one of the fastest disk defragmenters in the world, as well as safe and reliable tools for cleaning and defragmenting the Windows registry and repairing disk errors, OnCluster will keep your company computers fast and responsive.
“We are excited to be working with Binary Distribution to launch OnCluster in the UK. Binary Distribution are committed to providing a level of customer service that is second to none. They distribute a range of products which have been carefully selected for their quality and value. In these difficult economic times, every business needs to know that their PCs are operating effectively. We have developed OnCluster to ensure that corporate PCs maintain optimal performance at all times.” Stated a spokesperson from Auslogics.
OnCluster allows you to:

:: Troubleshoot Endpoints Remotely - The remote desktop access feature allows you to take complete control over a user’s PC remotely so that you can rapidly respond to user requests for help, diagnose issue and troubleshoot problems
:: Manage Your Company’s PCs from Anywhere - OnCluster's administrative console doesn't require installation and can be quickly accessed from any computer in your company's network through a web browser. This allows you to centrally manage all end points across your company.
:: Manage Your Company’s PCs Easily – Review the status and alerts for all of your company’s PCs, perform crucial maintenance tasks, view PCs hardware configuration and provide users with remote assistance right from the console.

:: Centrally Deploy OnCluster Clients – Deploy OnCluster Clients from a single location to all endpoints you want to manage in your company. The OnCluster’s Client GUI is clear and intuitive which makes it easy for users to perform basic PC maintenance tasks by themselves.

“OnCluster is the first remote management solution I have seen with an emphasis on delivering class leading maintenance tools to effectively maintain system performance as well as prolong life.” Said Nic Baxter, Sales Director of BinaryDistribution. “An invaluable solution for Companies looking to get the maximum return from their hardware investment,  OnCluster also offers resellers a compelling solution for delivering fast and cost effective support to their clients.”

Price and Availability:

OnCluster is available to buy from  Binary Distribution and pricing starts from £32.99 per workstation with banded licensing options for 500 plus seats .

Honestech nScreen Deluxe review!

The Northern Echo has reviewed honestech nScreen Deluxe:

“The nscreen can also be used to display your photos or play your music. Essentially, it turns a TV into an enormous PC monitor.”

“As such it’s probably the easiest way to turn a dumb TV into a smart one.”

For the full review go to:


For more information on honestech nScreen please click here

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

PRODAD® MERCALLI® VIDEO STABILIZER, VITASCENE® VIDEO EFFECTS, AND TRAVELROUTE™ PATH ANIMATOR PRODUCTS INCLUDED WITH NEW COREL® VIDEOSTUDIO® PRO X5 ULTIMATE

proDAD’s Video Effects & Stabilization Technologies Enhance the Creative Capabilities of Corel’s Flagship Video Editing and Movie Making Application

San Francisco, CA, March 28th, 2012.  proDAD, the highly acclaimed developer of digital video effects and image enhancement technologies today announced that Corel  is including 3 video effects technologies from proDAD with its newly announced VideoStudio Pro X5 Ultimate consumer video editing software. 

VideoStudio Pro X5 Ultimate is Corel’s top-shelf video editing and movie-making application for Windows® that delivers professional results at a consumer price-point.

The proDAD technologies with Corel VideoStudio X5 Ultimate include:

·         Mercali V2 Pro video stabilizer – Quickly becoming the industry standard post-capture video stabilizer and image enhancement plug-in.  Mercalli V2 uses industry-first 3-camera axis (X, Y, Z axis) stabilization for near-perfect results with minimal need to zoom in, right on the VideoStudio timeline.  Mercalli V2 Pro also includes automatic rolling-shutter compensation which corrects/improves skew, wobble, and jello caused by cameras using CMOS-type imaging sensors.  Fine-tuning options to get optimal results.

·         VitaScene V2 LE professional-grade effects – VitaScene is renowned for delivering stunning effects. Included in VideoStudio X5 Ultimate is the LE version of VitaScene V2, with over 100 stylish effects, which can be used as transitions or filters.  Fully GPU-optimized for super-fast rendering, too.

·         TravelRoute Designer (as Rotopen) – Directly embedded in VideoStudio Pro X5 is proDAD’s new TravelRoute Designer; a title path animator which allows users to define the path the title will take within the video, with some very clever, very cool tricks.  Corel is the launch customer for this exciting new technology.


“We’re very excited about VideoStudio Pro X5 Ultimate. It is unquestionably the most capable version of VideoStudio Pro ever, and that has a lot to do with our partners, like ProDAD,” said Greg Wood, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Corel.  “The addition of these three bundled plug-ins from proDAD makes VideoStudio Pro X5 Ultimate an extremely powerful product and one that provides tremendous value for our customers.”

“We’re thrilled to once again be chosen by Corel to provide video effects technology for VideoStudio” said Andreas Huber, managing director for proDAD.  “With the inclusion of our latest video stabilizer, video effects, and new TravelRoute Designer, VideoStudio X5 Ultimate really is…ultimate.”

Learn More:

To learn more about Corel VideoStudio X5, please visit Corel.com/videostudioultimate

To learn more about proDAD’s award-winning digital video effects products and OEM solutions, please visit proDAD.com or send an email to licensing@prodad.us

Friday, 23 March 2012


The Perfect Solution for Any Music Collection

The New MAGIX MP3 Deluxe MX Has All the Tools for Music Collection Organization

UK, March, MAGIX AG, One of the leading international providers of software, online services, and digital content, has announced the release of MAGIX MP3 deluxe MX.

These days it's easier than ever to have a huge collection of music, but organizing all of the songs can be a real challenge. The ideal solution is the new MAGIX MP3 deluxe MX. Along with the MP3-Converter, MAGIX MP3 deluxe MX has numerous useful tools for easily and quickly organizing and archiving even the largest music collections. This new version has an improved interface that provides a much clearer overview compared to its predecessor MP3 deluxe 17 and includes a program guide that lets users get the most from all of the amazing features.  The new search filter can be displayed horizontally or vertically depending on which view the user prefers for finding albums, tracks or genres. The ultimate program for organizing and converting music from smartphones, MP3 players, CDs and hard drives is now available for online for £39.99

Music collection organization made easy - Find duplicates and complete track info quickly and easily.  MAGIX MP3 deluxe MX offers a convenient way to keep low quality versions of songs from clogging up your hard drive. The duplicate track search scans the drive according to the ID3 tag category, file properties and audio characteristics and then lists the duplicates. They can then be easily identified and quickly deleted from the database or computer. Now, there are no more excuses for tracks with incomplete ID3 tags. Thanks to the new version's MP3 converter, all tracks can be tagged automatically with info from the file name. Moving the cursor over a song instantly shows the user whether the track has all the right tags and a quick click on the symbol that appears fills in the missing tags with info from freeDB or mufin audio ID.

In addition to helpful organization tools, MAGIX MP3 deluxe MX also offers great features for discovering music within a collection. Songs can be displayed in the traditional list format or in a whole new way with the integrated mufin vision feature that offers a Galaxy View to take users on a musical journey into space.

MAGIX developers have also made sure that the program start and all of the standard features such as CD import and MP3 converter run faster and are more stable. Users also have faster access to other programs like MAGIX Audio Cleaning Lab MX which can be used to remove noise from tracks.  Thanks to the new "Share" MX feature, the user simply chooses the program and it opens automatically with the right track ready to go.

Price & Availability:

MAGIX MP3 Deluxe MX is available as a download only for £39.99
http://www.magix.com/gb/mp3-deluxe/


Tuesday, 20 March 2012



DownloadBuyer.com Announces Exclusive Bundle from MacPhun with 50% off!

MacPhun FX Photo Studio Pro, Colour Splash and Snapheal for Mac Available in a Bundle

Aylesbury, UK, March 20th 2012; DownloadBuyer, one of the leading online software superstores, has announced that they have an exclusive bundle available from MacPhun.

This exclusive bundle includes:

FX Photo Studio Pro for Mac

Whether you are a professional photographer or just a hobbyist, FX Photo Studio PRO will take you to a brand new level of photo creativity on your Mac. Combine and layer any of the 172 effects to create the perfect looking picture.

The completely customisable interface allows you to preview each effect, compare original and resulting, label and even save combinations of effects as resets. The new masking and colour splash tools allow you to apply effects and colours to part of the image only. Giving you even more creative freedom to your photography.

Colour Splash

Colour Splash is most powerful and intuitive application to help you create amazing photography with selective colours on your Mac. Colour Splash features integration with the latest version of iPhoto, Photoshop and aperture, and high-end algorithm resulting in fast and impressive images.

The intuitive user interface includes the ability to compare original and resulting images, full screen mode, high quality zoom to identify smallest details and easy access to every single tool. Colour Splash has high resolution support up to 32 megapixels, and once your photos are complete you can share your creations via popular social networks.

Snapheal

Snapheal allows you to enhance your photos in just a few clicks. With Snapheal you can erase unwanted objects from the photo, makes skin imperfections vanish, delete text, enhance images with a clone and stamp tool and much more!

The user interface is simple and intuitive and lets you preview the results, compare resulting images with the original and switch between tool panels with one click. Import photos from Aperture or iPhoto albums, quickly fix them and send back or upload them to popular social networking sites to share!

Price and Availability

FX Photo Studio Pro, Colour Splash and Snapheal for Mac are available in a bundle exclusively  from Downloadbuyer.com at £20.10 (50% off the RRP of £40.20).


Reallusion Levels-up iClone5 For Games

March 20th Reallusion’s iClone Animation Pipeline includes three products for game developers to import, characterize, animate and export their assets to game engines using iClone5, Mocap Plugin & 3DXchange5. The iClone Animation Pipeline was on show during the 2012 Game Developer’s Conference, San Francisco.

“Reallusion now connects game developers and designers of every skill level to our real-time 3D animation tools and game-ready content library”, said Charles Chen, Reallusion CEO.  “The iClone Animation Pipeline enables independent game developers to level the playing field as an affordable solution to design, animate and export FBX characters for games.”

Reallusion’s game development debut was supported by Unity Technologies as a partner for the Game Developer’s conference where Unity and Reallusion will feature the iClone Animation Pipeline.

"Reallusion's iClone5 is an impressive character creation, animation and motion capture toolbox for Unity developers. Unity welcomed Reallusion as a showcase partner for GDC 2012”, said David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies.

iClone5: 3D Characters
 iClone for games streamlines character design with game-optimized actor bases,  photo-to-3D actor head creation and character clothing customization. Generate multiple character appearances from body-style and facial feature morphs.

iClone5: Animation
Animate characters with HumanIK enabled puppeteering enhanced with actor motion library.
Animation tools accompanying iClone5’s motion capture include a slider-driven body motion puppeteering mixer; HumanIK enabled Inverse and Forward Kinematics and motion layers. Mix and blend motions from within Reallusion’s character animation library to create custom performances from thematic motion packs like Action Hero, Arguments and Communication  Game developers have the option to create character motion from a library, as motion capture or from automated and freestyle motion blending.  Character animation and character models export to video game engines, such as Unity3D in FBX format.

iClone5: Motion Capture
Motion capture with Kinect for Windows and iClone introduces real-time mocap for game developers. iClone5 simplifies animation with instant Kinect-mocap recording, playback and editing. Reallusion, a partner in Microsoft’s Technology Adoption (TAP) Program launched support for the Kinect SDK simultaneously with the launch of Kinect for Windows Feb 01, 2012.  iClone5 is the first commercially and production ready animation tool to adapt the Kinect SDK.  Microsoft is showcasing iClone5 motion capture animation during the Kinect Accelerator tour in NY, LA, Seattle, SFO & Boston.

iClone: 3DXchange5
Customize, animate and export to Unity. Import FBX characters and characterize them for iClone animation and motion capture.  iClone 3DXchange5 imports 3D files and converts them for use inside iClone.  Imported FBX characters’ bones are quickly mapped to iClone’s bones and then are ready for animation.  Animate your game characters in iClone and export as FBX for use in Unity3D and other game engines.  Reallusion is a featured GDC Unity3D partner.

iClone: Content Library
Reallusion’s 3D asset marketplace and content store equips developers with instant access to high-quality game props and character designs.  Access theme packs for collections of war, sci-fi, and more 3D models.  iClone’s content library expands the motions in iClone with mood and action based packs.  Generate motions for game characters from the mix and blend motion capture files and create your own custom sequences.

iClone’s pipeline for games provides a powerful solution for 3D, real-time-optimized game character design, character animation and a massive library of motion packs ready for adding life to your game characters.

The iClone Animation Pipeline will be available for purchase May 2012 for $799 commercial license.  iClone5, Mocap Plugin & 3DXchange5 more info: http://www.reallusion.com