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Halide review

Review:  Halide review

Halide is the first release from UK plug-in newcomer Amber Visual -- a 'film-look' plug-in for After Effects that's designed to compete with Red…

News:  Beta Preview: Soundbooth CS3

Soundbooth includes tools for most of the tasks that visual-based digital creatives are going to need to perform with recorded audio. The standard…

News:  Orphanage founder criticizes Apple

Stuart Maschwitz has laid out some strong opinions on Apple's new Color software -- and his concerns about what happens when Apple buys…

News:  Beta Preview: Premiere Pro CS3

Premiere Pro isn’t taken as seriously by pro editors as Apple’s Final Cut Pro or Avid’s Xpress Pro -- but it’s become a lot more grown-up since…

News:  Adobe posts AE and Premiere CS3 betas

Adobe has released downloadable betas of its new video applications After Effects CS3, Premiere Pro CS3 and Soundbooth CS3 on its Adobe Labs Web site.

Designjet Z3100 review

Review:  Designjet Z3100 review

HP’s new range of 24- and 44-inch photo printers bring some innovative ideas to the large format market and are capable of producing some cracking…

Exilim EX-Z1050 review

Review:  Exilim EX-Z1050 review

The appearance of a sleek shooter that snaps 10-megapixel photos for under £200 is enough to make even the most jaded creative do a double take.

News:  Apple adds eight-core Mac Pro

Apple has debuted its first Mac Pro workstation featuring Intel 'Clovertown' quad-core Xeon processors, which has two brand-new 3.0GHz chips.

Intensity review

Review:  Intensity review

Most video capture cards try to offer as many different connection types as possible, but Blackmagic Design's tiny Intensity has two HDMI ports only.

Velocity review

Review:  Velocity review

The Velocity² external hard drive is new to the UK, but it’s based on the same Silicon Image shell that LaCie has rebadged as the Two Big eSATA & USB.

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Comment:  Create a vector map collage

I'm afraid not, no. This was a commercial commission, so cannot be used for any purpose except by the company who commissioned it (and us with…