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Convert AVCHD Video To Other Formats

AliveMedia.net, an independent software developer has recently released Alive HD Video Converter version 2.0.2.8, a professional and easy to use HD video converter software for the Windows 98/NT/ME/2K/XP/2003/Vista/7 platforms, that can convert AVCHD m2ts, mts, m2t HD video files to other popular video formats, which supported by Microsoft® Movie Maker, Windows® Media Player or Adobe® Premiere Pro.

AVCHD is a high definition video format for use in AVCHD digital camcorder, including Sony® HDR-SR12E, Sony® HDR-SR1E, Canon® HF-100, Canon® HG-10, Panasonic® HDC-SD1. The system requirements for AVCHD editing software currently limit it to powerful high end PC. Alive HD Video Converter makes it easy to edit these footages from AVCHD camcorder in Microsoft® Movie Maker or other video editing software.

Currently Alive HD Video Converter supports the following output formats: AVI, WMV, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DivX, XviD, MP4, VOB, MOV and MP3. More over, Alive HD Video Converter also supports converting most of video formats to HD video format, such as WMV-HD, MPEG2-HD, DivX-HD, Xvid-HD, MPEG4-HD, H.264-HD. This solution makes it possible to watch high definition movies in 1280×720 (720p) or 1920×1080 (1080p) resolutions on all personal computer, PS3, XboX, Apple TV and other devices.

Despite Alive HD Video Converter is an all-in-one video tool, but we provide an easy way for both of new and advanced users. With only a few clicks, it will be able to complete the conversion quickly. In this new version, command line is supported for advanced users. The free trial version is available at our website: http://www.alivemedia.net/hd-video-converter.htm.

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Convert videos to MP4, iPod, PSP, 3GP, Zune

4U Computing, a professional video and audio converting software company has released 4U MP4 Video Converter Version 3.0.8, a simple yet effective video software for the Windows 98/NT/ME/2K/XP/2003/Vista platforms, that can convert videos to MP4, iPod, PSP, 3GP, Zune, AVI, DivX, XviD, MPEG or MP3, etc. 4U MP4 Video Converter supports converting a large number of video formats to MP4 (MPEG4) for portable video device, including iPod, PSP, Archos, iRiver, or Creative Zen Vision. It also converts video to 3GP format, which can be played by Motorola, Nokia mobile phone or other 3GP player.

4U MP4 Video Converter is extremely easy to use and fast than ever before, just a few clicks to convert video to MP4, iPod, PSP, or 3GP. 4U MP4 Video also supports converting video to MP3 audio file, such as MP4 to MP3, AVI to MP3 etc…

4U MP4 Video Converter version 3.0.8 costs $39.95 for a single-user license. A fully functional trial version of 4U MP4 Video Converter is available at our official website: http://www.mp4-converter.biz.

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A USB Based Device Enables Novices And Professionals To Create Multimedia Photo And Video Slide Shows Directly From Their Memory Card

Honestech, Inc. is announcing FOTOBOX™ which will support Windows™ 7.0, enables novice or professional users to create rich multimedia slideshows featuring Photographs, Video, background music and Narration. FOTOBOX features a USB device solution which supports the creation of multimedia slideshows f r o m photos, videos, music, and narration.

FOTOBOX features a USB 2.0 interface, with an integrated memory card reader, and imbedded PC software within FLASH memory which automatically runs on a PC without software installation. Picture taken by Digital Cameras with a memory cards can be easily loaded to create slideshows by inserting memory card into the card reader slot.

With an easy to use photo editing tool, you can remove red eye f r o m photos, crop images, and add effects. Users also have access to themed templates, transitions, and motion and title effects, to customize their slideshows which can be directly uploaded to Facebook or YouTube, or saved to CD, DVD, or your computer.

FOTOBOX’s unique design supports Netbooks by using FLASH memory with software embedded within the USB device that appears to the PC as an installed CD-ROM device and software. This is a great plus for most Netbooks that do not support CD or DVD-ROM drives.

Priced at $79.99, with availability in October of 2009, FOTOBOX offers both an Easy Mode and an Advanced Mode, and supports High-Definition MPEG Video with resolutions up to 1920 x 1080 and Standard TV resolution.

Retail versions of Honest Technology’s products are available at leading retailers and/or their web sites including; Fry’s Electronics, Costco, Sam’s Club, BJ’s, Target, Best Buy, Office Max, Office Depot, Amazon.com, JC Penney, most major e-tailors, and are available f r o m the company’s web site at www.Honestech.com.

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MacheteSoft Announces Immediate Availability Of Version 3.4 Of Machete: Quick And Lean Video Editor

Appreciated by customers worldwide as an ideal solution for easy yet very precise “slicing” of video files, Machete continues to add new functionality and enhance overall video and audio editing experience. The new 3.4 version introduces several new features including full support for MP3 (MPEG Layer-3) format. It is now possible to edit MP3 files, add them as MP3 audio stream to video files, and save MP3 stream from video files as separate MP3 files with Machete.

Designed as a simple, fast as well as very powerful audio and video editing tool, Machete has user-friendly, intuitive interface and does not require any special skills to begin editing multimedia files instantly.

Machete 3.4 is immediately available and may be downloaded and purchased for $19.95 from the MacheteSoft website at http://www.machetesoft.com/download-video-editor-machete.html The upgrade is free for all registered users of Machete.

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The Photobook Company Is A New Website Launched By Leading London Digital Agency Cyber-Duck

The website allows users across the UK to create personalised albums which they design themselves.

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By downloading the exclusive state-of-the-art photobook design software from The Photobook Company website completely free of charge, users can design their own album or choose from various pre-designate page templates which they can customise. The software enables users to upload their high-quality digital photographs from their computer into the album.

The software has an impressive array of tools to make it easier than ever for users to design their own wedding albums, by editing the background colours, images or captions with stunning scrapbook effects. Additionally, users can change the transparency of photographs (for faded backgrounds or blending photographs), resize photographs, layer images and easily alter the colours of the photographs (by adding classic sepia or black & white effects). The software is easy to use, meaning anybody can design their own photobook album in minutes.

There are tutorials and videos on The Photobook Company’s website to guide users through the process from basic editing such as simply resizing a photo to more advanced editing processes such as adding effects to photographs.

The user is given the choice between having a landscape or portrait option with the photobook and two different cover options; leather embossed or photographic picture. The leather embossed cover option looks timeless and classy, and the photographic cover makes the custom album look contemporary and luxurious.

Once the user is happy with their album or photobook they can then order it online via The Photobook Company’s website. The Photobook Company then handmake and professionally print the photobook album based on the custom design. The albums are printed on matt photographic paper which covers the entire double page spread (known as flush mounted) for a better quality and also enabling customers to have full panoramic images from edge to edge of the album.

All books / albums produced by the Photobook Company are handmade by their skilled and experienced bookbinders. The quality of the books and printing is manually checked and approved before they are sent out to ensure that customers receive a superior quality album that they will cherish forever. This includes colour correction and sharpening our customers images individually so that the image quality is optimised throughout the photobook. Many of The Photobook Company’s competitors simply do not show this level of dedication to quality.

The website also makes it incredibly easy to order duplicate albums for relatives, friends and family including smaller versions of the main photobook album, as well as offering the opportunity to order ‘thank you’ cards based on the photobook design for guests.

To find out more about The Photobook Company and to test the unique photobook designing software for free please visit http://www.thephotobookcompany.co.uk. Also on the website watch preview videos to learn more about the many exciting features available in the photobook software.

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Xara Xtreme, The World’s Fastest Designer Program, Upgrades To Version 5

Whether it’s creating high quality illustrations, designing your brochures or designing your website the versatility of Xara Xtreme or Xara Xtreme Pro 5 is the solution.

Already appreciated by many as the fastest graphics illustration program with pioneering graphics technologies, it now has many more features to assist website creation and photo handling,

Favored by many professional designers for its slick workflow, new in this version 5 release are:

• New website design features aimed at designers who want to focus on design, not coding, Xara Xtreme is a supreme rapid website prototyping tool producing fully cross-browser, cross platform, standards compatible (X)HTML.
• Fast photo editing tools enhanced to include Content Aware Photo Scaling which allows images to be stretched without distorting key points of interest in the photo. Combined with the new photo masking tool you can additionally protect any part of your photo.
• The ability to anchor graphics (vector, or photo) to text so they flow with the text.
• Automatic font embedding, enables Xara documents to be distributed, viewed and printed WYSIWYG with any fonts.
• A new multi-language real-time check as you type spell checker.
• A new Object Gallery enabling easier page / layers / object identification, re-ordering and selection. e.g. you can now just drag the page thumbnail for page re-ordering.
• Improved file import / export including EPS, PDF import and export, camera RAW
• Improved Flash creation
• A new range of professionally designed templates, ready for easy customization, including business media, flyers, brochures and now a wide range of website templates.

…and more than 100 other improvements.

Xara Xtreme is a great all-round graphics and document production tool, able to create vector illustrations, web graphics, flyers and now high-quality websites with ease. This one tool can produce all your documents. Instead of using separate, often expensive, difficult-to-learn software packages, with Xara Xtreme you can re-use the same creatives for brochures, (it includes excellent PDF export) and websites.

Create once and use for multiple creative media – DTP style documents, brochures, PDF files and websites.

Xara Xtreme works with Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista/7 and retails for only $89 and Xtreme Pro is only $249.

For further details see www.xara.com

For a full list of the new features see www.xara.com/products/xtreme/upgrade/

You can see some examples of work created by our customers at www.xara.com/gallery

Demonstration movies showing Xara Xtreme Pro in operation (WMV format) are available f r o m: www.xara.com/xtreme/movies

Performance – Xara Xtreme remains the highest performance graphics application, towering above other market leading vector products. see www.xara.com/products/xtreme/performance.asp

About Xara
Xara has been developing computer software since 1981, the early Microcomputer era. It has focused mostly on publishing related software products, starting f r o m Wordwise, a hugely popular Word Processor in the ’80s, to desktop publishing software (Impression) and graphics products in the ’90s for the Acorn RISC computer. Xara’s first Windows product, Xara Studio, was quickly snapped up and marketed by Corel in the late ’90s as CorelXara. The rights were acquired back f r o m Corel and it has since evolved into Xara X and the most recent Xara Xtreme. Xara has a particularly strong technology and innovation history. It pioneered many of the graphics technologies and techniques used by the industry today. It was the first to introduce vector anti-aliasing, the first with vector transparency and graduated transparency and the first with vector feathering. Many of its User Interface techniques have been adopted by the industry. The graphics engine that is at the core of Xara Xtreme still remains the world’s most powerful. In January, 2007, Xara Ltd was acquired by Magix AG f r o m Berlin, Germany. The company now operates as a wholly owned subsidiary.

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Machete 3.2 – Quick and Lean Video Editor

MacheteSoft announces immediate availability of version 3.2 of Machete: Quick and Lean Video Editor.

Appreciated by customers worldwide as an ideal solution for easy yet very precise “slicing” of video files, Machete continues to add new functionality and enhance overall video editing experience. The new 3.2 version introduces several new features including:

• Ability to edit WMA (ASF) audio files

• Ability to add/replace WMA audio stream in WMV (ASF) video files

• Improved shortcuts usability

Designed as a simple, fast as well as very powerful video editing tool, Machete does not require any special skills or advanced knowledge of digital video formats.

Machete 3.2 is immediately available and may be downloaded and purchased for $19.95 from http://www.machetesoft.com/Download-video-editor-Machete.html

The upgrade is free for all registered users of Machete.

Fully-functional trial version of Machete 3.2 can be used for 14 days after installation for thorough evaluation of the program.

Please contact MacheteSoft Sales at machete@machetesoft.com for further details. For more information about Machete, please visit MacheteSoft home page http://www.machetesoft.com

 

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Insight Video Net, an automated media management software innovator and Mango DSP, a leading developer and manufacturer of intelligent video surveillance devices announced today that the two companies form a strategic partnership

Insight Video Net, an automated media management software innovator and Mango DSP, a leading developer and manufacturer of intelligent video surveillance devices announced today that the two companies have developed a strategic partnership. Mango DSP provides advanced networked video solutions for the CCTV, video surveillance, Homeland Security, and Defense markets and Insight Video Net delivers networked video software solutions that are embedded in the public safety market and have introductions into the casino, education and retail markets. Insight Video Net is recognized as experts in mobile video management and has designed some of the world’s leading mobile video solutions.

Insight Video Net will integrate the Mango DSP Raven X2 PC104+, an intelligent video server, into several products including the Central Management System (CMS), an automated media management software; ResoluteTM Interview Room, a software application that allows interview room footage to be wirelessly streamed to multiple locations simultaneously; and Mobile Management System (MMS) a mobile (in-car) video solution that wirelessly transmits video from vehicles to a central server location. The Raven-X2 104 has met the Cisco Technology Developer Program criteria for interoperability with the Cisco 3200 wireless video router and has been integrated to deliver surveillance solutions for the evolving market needs such as police cars and unmanned devices. The new solution is packaged in a rugged form factor, ensuring operational continuity in extreme surroundings.

“Insight Video Net chose the Raven-X2 104 because of its ability to deliver outstanding video performance under the harshest environmental conditions,” says Miles Cowan, Chief Technology Officer, Insight Video Net. “Our respective teams have been working very closely to assure we deliver a quality solution that meets both of our customer’s diverse needs.” Joel Moss, CEO, Mango DSP Inc., said “We are looking forward to partnering with Insight Video Net. Their proven expertise in mobile video management, public safety, and video security solutions combined with Mango DSP’s long leadership position in intelligent video processing is a formidable combination”

About Insight Video Net
With experience in networked digital video and data management, Insight Video Net has developed an effective system to manage video from fixed and mobile applications. They provide powerful management tools that make it easier to automatically store, manage and protect important video-video that can help protect people and property, fight crime and increase security. Public safety, school districts, casinos, and retailers nationwide count on Insight Video Net for powerful, easy-to-use software, reliable system integration and ongoing support. For more information about Insight Video Net, go to
www.InsightVideoNet.com

About Mango DSP
Mango DSP is a developer and manufacturer of intelligent video surveillance devices. Mango’s encoder, DVR and IP Camera technology powers many of the OEM solutions sold by fortune 500 companies in the Homeland Security, Defense, Retail, Mobile and Transportation markets. Mango’s encoder, DVR cards and IP Cameras are powered by Mango IVS(tm) (Intelligent Video Server) Operating System. This patent pending technology combines state of the art H264 encoding with 3rd party analytics. For more information, visit
www.mangodsp.com.

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VHS To DVD Deluxe™ 4.0 Is A Hardware And Software Solution Which Supports Converting HDTV Quality Video Formats To DVD And Blu-Ray DVD

Honestech, Inc., a leading developer and marketer of digital video and Internet Protocol (IP) software technology for multimedia content has released VHS to DVD Deluxe™ 4.0 a hardware and software solution which supports converting HDTV quality video formats including: HDV, VHS, C-VHS, Beta and other video and audio formats to DVD and Blu-ray DVD.

VHS to DVD Deluxe 4.0 includes VIDBOX™ hardware, a USB cable and software to convert analog video to digital, or reformat digital video, for recording on DVDs. PC users can either use the VID-BOX interface or connect their digital video cameras and players to their PC to store the video. VHS to DVD Deluxe 4.0 software formats the video for DVD players, Blu-ray Disc players and recording devices.

Priced at $79.99 with availability in first quarter of 2009, VHS to DVD 4.0 is perfect for both novices and professionals, offers tools to edit and produce quality video files easily and to save and keep priceless home videos in sharp and crystal-clear DVD/CD quality. Using the Easy Wizard Mode, anyone can transfer HDV, VHS, Beta, or other videotapes to DVD with just a few clicks, using step-by-step pictorial instructions that guide the user through the process. This is one of the first software solutions to support Blu-ray Authoring and burning on Blu-ray Discs, which is ideal for burning and playing high-definition video that requires greater data storage space. Advanced scene editing tools allow users to record movies, delete commercials or unwanted scenes, and easily add special effects, titles and chapter points.

Retail versions of Honest Technology’s products are available at leading retailers including; Fry’s Electronics, Costco, Sam’s Club, BJ’s, Target, Best Buy, Office Max, Office Depot, Amazon.com, and multimedia retailers QVC and the Shopping Channel Canada, and are available from the company’s web site at www.Honestech.com.

About Honestech, Inc.
Honest Technology Inc. is a premier supplier of digital video and audio communication and entertainment solutions. Founded in 1998, as a pioneer of real-time MPEG encoding/decoding software technologies, the company’s vision is to bring high-quality digital video and audio into users’ daily lives by transforming the way video and audio are captured, delivered and experienced.

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