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Oh, the still image slide show. Whether you love or hate them, most editors have to deal with them in some form. While they might not be terribly common, we all have been asked to do them at some point in our career. This new tool automates the process with some basic effects.
The new effects in version 6 include a broad set of text and image-styling filters, including Extruded Text, Type-On Text, Extruded Spline, Layer Deformer, Extruded EPS, DV Fixer, Smooth Tone, Cartoon Look, Charcoal Sketch, Pencil Sketch, Water Color, Pixel Fixer, Lightning, Tile Mosaic, and Swish Pan. The first new filter I tried out was the "pixel fixer," a handy tool that aims to fix every camera owner's nightmare, dead pixels.
Being a longtime user of PreSonus hardware products, I have to admit, I was very excited when the company first announced Studio One in 2009 to the world on its Web site. Already known for world-class AD/DA audio interfaces, like the FireStudio and FirePod, PreSonus seemed primed to eventually create matching software.
Whether you want to create the next big club anthem, epic trance soundtrack, jungle, hiphop, hard rock, industrial, IDM, glitch-tech, breakbeat or any of the dozens of sub-genres of electronic music, FL Studio 9 gives music creators and sound designers all the inspiring tools they need to concept, record, produce, mix, master and release their work.
The Ki Pro records video in full-raster HD as a QuickTime file using Apple's modern, industrial-strength ProRes 422 codec, can up/down/cross-convert any signal it supports, and can also moonlight as a good portable playback deck.
Mac Pro users have faced a troubling paradox for some time. While the Mac Pro is capable of 64-bit multiple processor supercomputing, there have been few professional-level graphics cards available for this system. This is like driving a Formula One …
Forge Pro 10, like its previous incarnations, comes with a slew of industry standard functionality, and then some. It has become the fastest way to edit, record, process and master audio thanks to its easy workflow.
Recently, I reviewed a needle-drop version of Sonicfire Pro 5, but I didn’t get a chance to go to far into Sonicfire’s deeper feature set. In that review I went over the basic uses of the software, such as music/score …