Avid Announces the Avid Liquid Product Line

Avid Technology are just about to release a new Avid Liquid product line, the company’s new nonlinear editing software and hardware offerings for event videographers, government and corporate video producers, and high-end enthusiasts. Drawn from editing products formerly developed by Pinnacle Systems, the Avid Liquid family includes new versions (v.7.0) of the Avid Liquid and Avid Liquid Pro systems, both of which are packed with new features designed for users who want a single application for creation and delivery of tape, DVD and streaming media. The product line also includes new configurations and pricing for the Avid Liquid Chrome HD (v.6.1) family of solutions featuring advanced standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) I/O hardware.

Avid Liquid builds on popular Liquid features, including native HDV editing, GPU-accelerated effects, background rendering, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround audio with AC-3 encoding, DVD creation directly on the video editing timeline, and great value I/O hardware.

New features of Avid Liquid v.7.0 software include:
• SmartSound integration – custom music creation directly inside the Avid Liquid application.
• New multimedia format support – native editing of popular codecs including WM9, DivX, and MPEG-4 for repurposing and output of content to the Internet.
• New effects – Real-time Timewarp, Stabilize, Dream Glow, and over 50 plug-ins from the highly-regarded Commotion effects suite.
• Avid Open Timeline – native HD and SD editing on the same timeline in real time, without transcoding for fast, flexible editing regardless of format.
• Preview HDV in SD – for viewing HDV in SD on a client video monitor with Avid Liquid Pro.…

LightWork Design and Arc Technology announce collaboration

LightWork Design, the world’s leading supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software, is pleased to announce a collaboration with Arc Technology, developers of the ARC+ software application.

ARC+ is one of the leaders in the architectural CAD software industry, used by more than 30 000 users worldwide. The collaboration with LightWork Design will see the full capabilities of the LightWorks rendering engine being integrated within Arc+ to give these users even higher quality rendering within their architectural design work.

ARC+ (www.arc-techno.com) is a versatile software package addressing numerous other areas of creativity, such as urban and town planning, kitchen-furniture design, aluminium profile design & manufacturing, transportation planning (train stations and airports) exhibition design, industrial facilities, and a wide variety of other design applications.

LightWorks is embedded in over 80 software applications and used by more than 1 million users worldwide. Applications that incorporate LightWorks include: 3cad from In.tres srl, Alibre Design from Alibre, ArchiCAD from Graphisoft, ARCHline.XP from CadLine, ArchiTrend from Fukui Computer, Cobalt from Ashlar, Configura and InstantPlanner from Configura Sverige AB, form.Z from auto.des.sys, ICEM Surf from ICEM, Lumen Designer from Lighting Technologies; Madric from CPU, MSC.visualNastran from MSC Software, NX from UGS, PowerShape from Delcam, Pro/CONCEPT, Pro/DESKTOP and Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire from PTC, Solid Edge from UGS, solidThinking from solidThinking Ltd., ThinkReal from Think3, trueSpace from Caligari, VectorWorks from Nemetschek NA and products from many other major CAD vendors.…

Nokia launches world’s first handset for mobile TV

Nokia has extended the Nokia N-series multimedia range to include three devices: the Nokia N92 (the world’s first mobile device with a built-in DVB-H receiver), the Nokia N71 and the Nokia N80. With these devices consumers can wirelessly watch mobile TV, stream music, share photos and send e-mails with attachments, using technologies such as 3G, WLAN and Universal Plug and Play (UPnP).

The Nokia N92 is the world’s first mobile device with a built-in DVB-H receiver, making it possible for users to watch and record live TV.

The Nokia N92 features applications and functions that enable users to watch and search for TV programmes, create personal channel lists, subscribe to TV channel packages, set programme reminders and access interactive TV services. The ergonomic form factor includes media keys, a view mode and a large (2.8″) anti-glare QVGA screen supporting 16m colours.

The latest member of the Nokia Xpress Music family, the Nokia N71 is a pocket-sized entertainment system that comes with stereo FM radio and support for digital music and videos. The Nokia N71 also features the Nokia Web Browser with Mini Map. This allows a semi-transparent, zoomed-out view of a web page, so that users can orient themselves on a handset screen.

Equipped with WLAN and 3G, the Nokia N80 is the world’s first handset to feature UPnP technology. This allows it to be used as a remote control for wirelessly swapping content between compatible PCs, TVs and audio equipment. Images and video stored on the Nokia N80 or on a compatible PC can be viewed on a TV, for instance, while music stored on the device can be played through an audio system. Nokia N80 users can print wirelessly to any UPnP-enabled printer. The Nokia N80 supports most commonly used e-mail solutions and office-application formats.

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Epson releases 7 inkjet and multifunction printers

Epson Australia is releasing three new single function – the Epson Stylus Photo R230, the Stylus Photo R250 and the Stylus Photo R350 – and four new multifunction printers – the Epson Stylus CX3700, Epson Stylus CX4100, Epson Stylus CX4700 and Epson Stylus Photo RX530, this November.

Each printer creates BorderFree prints on 4×6, 5×7 and A4 size paper, with a resolution of up to 5760 dpi optimised (dots per inch) with RPM (Resolution Performance Management) technology using Epson Variable-Sized Droplet technology for smooth tones and vibrant colour prints; and uses individual ink cartridges for economical printing.

With features such as direct CD/DVD printing, the Stylus Photo R230 allows users to be creative and have fun with home printing. With its 1.5 inch colour LCD viewer and multiple card slots, the Stylus Photo R250 offers user friendly, PC Free printing. The Epson Stylus Photo R350 is based upon the highly successfully Stylus Photo R310, and offers many new features including an easy to use control panel and high quality LCD screen for PC-free printing.

The multifunction Stylus CX3700, Stylus CX4100 and Stylus CX4700 use Epson’s DURABrite(TM) Ultra pigment ink which ensures that prints will last up to 120 years#, while the four individual colour Intellidge(TM) ink cartridges provide consistent results and maximise ink usage.

The improved 1200dpi scanner and improved copying facilities mean that the Epson Stylus CX4100 and Stylus CX4700 allow users to scan anything from documents to photos with quality results while copying quality has been improved from previous Stylus models with an adjustment of the LUT (Look-Up-Table).

The Stylus Photo RX530 uses Epson’s brilliant dye based HQ3 ink with improved print longevity, and comes with Epson Photo Enhance 4 and Epson colour restoration software plus a 2400 dpi scanner for standalone film and photo scanning, for easy …