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48 products

  1. Roxio Popcorn 4 review

    Roxio Popcorn 4 review

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    Can Popcorn stay relevant against the free competition?

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    Roxio Creator 2010 review

    Roxio Creator 2010 review

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    Roxio's latest disc-burning software puts the focus on getting creative

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    CyberLink PowerProducer 5 review

    CyberLink PowerProducer 5 review

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    The chore of editing and burning digital video onto DVDs seems sufficiently off-putting that, for many of us, our hard drives have become video bottlenecks. The new edition of PowerProducer, with a quick-fire, step-by-step interface, aims to make it quick and easy to put your video creations on to disc, so they can be viewed on TV, as nature intended.

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    CyberLink MediaShow 4 review

    CyberLink MediaShow 4 review

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    For years, PC users have craved something as intuitive as Apple’s iLife suite and as powerful as Adobe Photoshop Elements to share, display and edit photos and videos. There’s no shortage of excellent applications, but a one-stop shop has never really made the grade. However, MediaShow 4 gets pretty close.

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    Sony Vegas Movie Studio 8.0 review

    Sony Vegas Movie Studio 8.0 review

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    Adobe wasn't the first software company to strip down its pro-level video editing program for a mainstream market. Sonic Foundry (now owned by Sony) did just that some years ago with Vegas Movie Studio.

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    Apple Final Cut Studio 2 review

    Apple Final Cut Studio 2 review

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    Ever since its introduction at NAB in 1998, Final Cut Pro has come a very long way. Napoleon Dynamite, Cold Mountain, Jarhead and, more recently, 300 and Zodiac are just a few of the many feature films that have been edited in the application

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    Grass Valley Edius Pro 4.5 review

    Grass Valley Edius Pro 4.5 review

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    The reputation of Grass Valley (formerly Canopus) for rock-solid, well-designed video editing tools is second to none. But it's a reputation that has been earned more through the company's hardware development than its software.

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    Grass Valley ProCoder 3 review

    Grass Valley ProCoder 3 review

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    Canopus's ProCoder has been unchallenged as a media encoder for a good few years. Despite competition from Compressor on the Mac platform and Sorenson Squeeze, ProCoder managed to do just about everything right and deliver phenomenal results to boot.

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    Microsoft Windows Movie Maker HD review

    Microsoft Windows Movie Maker HD review

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    Windows Movie Maker first saw light of day in 2000 when it was introduced along with Windows Me. Both the mother OS and the application itself were not well received, the former blighted by technical glitches and the latter by a woeful lack of features

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    Pinnacle Studio Plus 11 review

    Pinnacle Studio Plus 11 review

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    One of the few mainstream software markets with several applications of roughly equal weight is home-video editing. There's Adobe Premiere Elements and Corel's Ulead VideoStudio 10 Plus, as well as Pinnacle Studio Plus 11

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    Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0 review

    Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0 review

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    On paper, Adobe Premiere Elements is a no-brainer. It's a sensible, serious, affordable editing program with an interface and workflow that comes from its big sibling, Premiere Pro.

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    Apple Final Cut Express 4 review

    Apple Final Cut Express 4 review

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    New versions of Final Cut, in both Pro and Express iterations, used to be accompanied by the kind of dizzying excitement reserved for kids on Christmas morning. Each successive update seemed to usher in a wealth of new features, either ground-breaking in their capabilities or previously unseen in an affordable non-linear editing program.

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    POV.1 Action Camera review

    POV.1 Action Camera review

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    Action cameras are typically fixed focus, rugged, ‘bullet’ style cameras that allow hands-free shooting of sporting activities. Some require an AV-in capable camcorder while others are standalone units – like the Oregon Scientific AT2K.

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    Adobe After Effects CS3 review

    Adobe After Effects CS3 review

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    Adobe’s Premiere might be fighting tooth and nail in an aggressive market of prosumer editing software, but its compositing suite, After Effects, seems unruffled. That’s not to say that there aren’t competitors. Discreet’s Combustion, for example, is a great compositing tool with an interface that many find more intuitive.

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    Roxio Crunch review

    Roxio Crunch review

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    As much as the large DVD authoring companies pride themselves on their full DVD burning suites, the most common recording and compression of videos is for YouTube and the iPod.

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    Camtasia Studio 5 review

    Camtasia Studio 5 review

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    TechSmith is a company with its sights set on large and small businesses that have a need for capturing their computer screens as stills or videos. The flagship products of SnagIt and Camtasia get bigger and better, but also cheaper.

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    Adobe Premiere Elements 4 review

    Adobe Premiere Elements 4 review

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    The original version of Premiere was a proper brain-teaser. Built for professional video editors and multimedia developers, it was power-packed and full of features, and came with a steep learning curve

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    Roxio Crunch 1.0 review

    Roxio Crunch 1.0 review

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    Roxio's Crunch is another program designed to fill a gap in the market that Apple has left wide open for no well explored reason. In essence, the problem is that Apple TV and the video iPod will only play movies encoded in particular formats

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    TMPGEnc 4 Express review

    TMPGEnc 4 Express review

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    No, that's not a misprint, TMPGEnc 4.0 Express really does cost more than three times as much as the competition. Even though it only reads .avi, .mpeg, .wmv and .mov files, and writes .avi, .mpeg and .wmv. So what do you get for your money?

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