4×4 wheels suitable for Australian conditions

Many 4×4 vehicle owners have purchased their vehicle for using it on different terrains especially on muddy and sandy terrains, they are also aware that their vehicle is a status symbol. Hence many of them are interested in improving the appearance and performance of their 4×4 vehicle. Adding wheels that are custom designed for the 4×4 vehicle is one of the most popular options to make a vehicle stand out. The weather conditions and terrain in Australia are different from other countries, so many vehicle owners would like to find out what 4×4 wheels in Australia are good.


The vehicle owner should be aware that the choice of wheels available depends to a large extent on the 4×4 model which he owns. For some off road vehicles, the car owner can choose from a large variety of wheel brands like Avant Garde, Vertini, Avid, KMC , Lexani, VCT and Hussla, while for other brands the choice may be more limited. Though the Ford ranger series is one of the most popular 4X4 vehicle in Australia, only wheels from Hussla and KMC are available. KMC has a larger variety of wheels available in different designs, though the wheels are more expensive compared to Hussla for some vehicles.


Hussla is increasing becoming one of the more popular wheel brands in Australia since it is an Australia brand, which is designed after considering Australia road, offroad terrain, weather conditions, popular vehicle brands and government regulations. Hence these wheels are durable and will usually last for the lifetime of the vehicle. They are also affordably priced, often lower than other wheel brands. Some of the more established wheel sellers in Australia like Ozzy tyres recommend this brand for 4×4 vehicles. The wheels are available in a variety of designs, finishes and colors …

WestBrothers Australia Review in 2020

If you are looking for reliable streetwear and urban wear clothing, footwear, or an accessories retailer in Australia, then consider WestBrothers streetwear retailer. The retailer sells a wide selection of men’s and women’s clothes, footwear, and other accessories from some of the reputed brands in the world.


WestBrothers Australia Review

WestBrothers Australia is the country’s leading streetwear and urban wear clothing, footwear, and other various accessories since 1992 and has only grown in popularity since its inception.

The retailer only sells the brand-new collections for men, women, children, and infants from some of the hottest Australian and international brands such as Adidas, Converse, Nike, Puma, Nixon, Reebok, etc.

The company takes pride in ensuring their customers wear according to their preferred style, that’s why they complement their streetwear and urban clothing collections with a higher snapback collection. Also, they refill their stocks every week so that you won’t miss out on the best deals.

The company ships their orders internationally with both standard and express priority shipping for faster delivery.


Payment and Shipping

For Australia, Orders under AUD 99 will take around 3 to 7 business days to ship in standard shipping and cost AUD 6.95 while express priority shipping will take 1 to 3 business days to ship and cost AUD 11.95. WestBrothers offer free shipping on orders over AUD 99.

For New Zealand, standard delivery will take around 5 to 10 business days and cost AUD 9.95.

For international delivery, orders will take 4 to 10 business days for standard shipping and cost AUD 14.95 while express priority shipping takes 2 to 5 business days to ship and cost AUD 29.95.

The retailer also has a 30-day return policy and also supports the following payment options:

– PayPal

– Visa Card

– AfterPay

– ZipPay

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HD-SDI disk recorder

Targetted at on-set acquisition, the new Wafian HR-1 direct-to-disk high-definition video recorder can records up to 18 Hours of 10-bit CineForm Intermediate Files at 720p or 1080i/p.
Offering the form factor of a small rack-mountable VTR, the HR-1 records high-definition video over HD-SDI into the Visually Perfect CineForm Intermediate format.
After recording, the video files are ready for editing with CineForm’s Prospect HD and Adobe Premiere Pro, eliminating the costly and time-consuming “ingest” process required with tape-based storage. Using industry-standard tools, files may also be converted into compatible formats for use with other non-linear editing products including Apple’s Final Cut Pro and various Avid products.
“Our customers, who are independent filmmakers and video professionals, are pushing new camera technologies to record the highest quality images possible without breaking their budgets,” said Jeff Youel, President of Wafian Corporation. “The CineForm Intermediate format allows the HR-1 to record an impressive 18 hours of full-raster 4:2:2 HD Video, and still be affordably priced at $US15,000. It’s amazing when you consider tape decks with comparable image quality are only available at several times that price. We expect to see a number of productions use the HR-1 to record the pre-compression signal from new interchangeable lens HDV cameras like the Canon XL H1 and the JVC HD100U.”

Weta Digital (NZ) CG Supervisor Eric Saindon, a key member of the Oscar winning team that created King Kong, heads a monster-sized gathering of experts in digital content creation set to land in Melbourne at the forthcoming Digital Media Festival in Melbourne,.

At the Melbourne Park Function Centre from June 6-8, 2006, Saindon will be joined by leading visual effects masters from US facility The Orphanage (Aeon Flux/Sin City) and Australia’s Digital Pictures (Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From The Stories Of Stephen King). Three distinct one-day conference programs …

Panasonic/Sony add new consumer HD camcorder format

TAVCHD is a brand-new high definition (HD) digital video camera recorder format that uses 8cm DVD media. It records 1080i and 720p signals onto 8cm DVD media using the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec for video compression and Dolby Digital (AC-3) or Linear PCM for audio codec.
Meanwhile, Panasonic has begun developing technology to record digital HD (high-definition) images onto SD Memory Cards. The company is also constructing a new environment for editing and playing back the images.…

HD filter range

Formatt Filters has launched a new range of filters that are specifically designed for today’s HD cameras and lenses. The range of glass lens filters initially includes HD Soft, HD Neutral Density, HD Clear UV, HD Soft Gold and Supersoft Gold, plus HD linear and circular polarizers. Formatt has also tested its standard filter range to designate filters which – while not designed specifically for HD – meet all of the performance criteria for HD acquisition.
The HD Soft Filter is designed to soften the harsh outlines that can result in HD work, but with minimal loss of detail and contrast. The HD Neutral Density filters help compensate for HD cameras’ need for a more optically pure grey neutral density filter to avoid some of the coloration issues that are inherent in their use, particularly at low light levels. The filters are available in standard and graduated versions, and provide this with no colour shift of the type, which can be found in some standard ND filters.
The HD Clear UV filter is an optically clear filter that absorbs potentially damaging UV light below 410Nm. The HD Soft Gold Enhancer and HD Supersoft Gold Enhancer both use refraction to obtain specific effects, avoiding the colour split associated with diffusion type filters. www.formatt.co.uk…

Warner Bros. warms to BitTorrent

Warner Bros has announced plans to utilise the BitTorrent peer-assisted delivery system sell through of motion picture and television content in the United States.
With this announcement, Warner Bros. becomes the first major studio to provide legal video content via the BitTorrent publishing platform.
The announcement follows BitTorrent’s agreement with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) to prevent film piracy and promote innovation in online digital distribution of content. Content published with BitTorrent will be available on the BitTorrent.com website and feature downloadable programming.
The service is intended to launch in the northern summer of 2006 and will initially feature more than 200 Warner Bros. new releases, old favourites and television series.…

Corel DESIGNER Professional

Aimed at technical illustrators who need to import specialised 3D CAD files for creating 2D vector and bitmap drawings, Corel DESIGNER Professional 12 offers native 3D-import capabilities from Spatial to support leading CAD/CAM packages including IGES, ProE, SAT, CATIA 4 and CATIA 5.
The suite also offers more than 75 import and export filters including CGM, PDF, EPS, JPG, TIF, and SVG.
It aims to bridge the file transfer gap between engineering and documentation often found in a typical technical illustration environment. In addition to the new 3D-import capabilities, the suite includes Corel DESIGNER 12 for precise technical illustration and layout; Corel PHOTO-PAINT 12 for professional image editing; CorelTRACE 12 to convert bitmaps and legacy paper documents into vector graphics; and Corel CAPTURE12 to create screen captures, an integral component of many technical documents.
The software costs $US5750 including one year of maintenance. www.corel.com/designerpro.

Photographing a different world view

David Simmonds is an award-winning photographer who is passionately committed to the dynamic, creative process of making extraordinary images. Beautiful, powerfully structured, bold and graphic, his work challenges us to see our world from a different point of view, to shake off our tired assumptions and enliven our perceptions. The contrasts and drama in the urban landscape are the source of his inspiration. David Simmonds will join an outstanding panel of speakers at the Digital Imaging day on June 8 2006 as part of the Digital Media Festival Melbourne. Since 1976 David has had over 20 solo and 10 group exhibitions and his award-winning images hang in many corporate and private collections in Australia and overseas. Learn how he utilises both traditional and digital camera systems for his work in the architectural, corporate, industrial and advertising sectors. Full program…

Windows Media Encoder Studio Edition Beta

Microsoft has made available for download a beta software version of Windows Media Encoder Studio Edition. This is able to encode using Microsoft’s implementation of the VC-1 video standard (Windows Media Video) as utilise in the HD-DVD format.
The beta includes the following capabilities,:
• Segment-based re-encoding. This allows the content editor to adjust settings for specific segments of an encoded file, then re-encode only the desired segment. For clips with dramatically different attributes from one segment to the next, this ability is critical when a content editor attempts one or more passes at a given piece of content to achieve an optimal picture.
• Full-bit-depth support. Windows Media Encoder Studio Edition can transition from 10-bit to 8-bit without introducing artefacts or contouring, and it enables content creators to capture at full-bit depth without resorting to truncating or rounding any of the bits. This makes it possible to encode to 8-bit without sacrificing quality.
• Hardware acceleration. Windows Media Encoder Studio Edition can be used with hardware optimised for VC-1 video acceleration. This improves workflow and reduces encoding time.
• Additional features include metadata support, multiple audio tracks, encoding from multiple audio and video sources, and a graphical bit stream analyser that can verify the quality of any selected clip.…