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120 LCD Monitor review

Review:  120 LCD Monitor review

There was a time when almost every designer had a LaCie monitor. The move from CRT to LCD hasn’t been kind to the company though, with many…

Review:  M50 review

Samsung describes the M50 as the ‘world’s thinnest and lightest 17-inch notebook’. At just under 3kg, the latter is completely true – but the M50…

After Effects 7.0 review

Review:  After Effects 7.0 review

Adobe hasn’t taken its foot off the pedal for AE’s seventh major release. High-end users working on digital intermediate (DI) and digital film…

Review:  DualHead2Go review

The DualHead2Go adds multi-display output to laptops – allowing you to connect two monitors to the laptop’s VGA output port.

UltraSharp 3007WFP review

Review:  UltraSharp 3007WFP review

Dell’s upwardly expanding line of LCD displays has been great for designers. Not only have the products been impressive in their own right and…

Review:  Phaser 7400 review

Xerox may be known to designers for high-spec laser printers, but the Phaser 7400 is a low-cost A3+ unit going up against the likes of HP’s Color…

Review:  SilverSTOR XS review

Storage can be a problem for small creative studios. You want to have a central place on your network to keep your projects to make them easier to…

Review:  FlexScan S2110W review

Every creative wants a widescreen monitor. Palette-laden applications – DTP tools such as InDesign and QuarkXPress, and editing software such as…

Data Animator review

Review:  Data Animator review

An After Effects plug-in that creates charts and graphs is not the most creatively exciting effects tool you’ve ever seen, but the huge time…

Review:  FP202W review

BenQ’s PF202W is the lowest priced model we’ve seen so far, and while it’s a solid, basic performer, most creatives will need to spend a little…

Imagine FX840DC review

Review:  Imagine FX840DC review

It used to be the case that Macs looked great and PC workstation were ugly beige boxes. Now G5s look like air-con units and it’s left to PC makers…

MediaStudio Pro 8 review

Review:  MediaStudio Pro 8 review

The newly-released version 8 of Media Studio Pro adds features in an attempt to take on its old adversaries such as Premiere Pro, but it’s still…

Review:  DVR-110D review

As is the standard now, Pioneer’s new DVR-110D burns DVD-R and +R discs at 16x speed. Taking six minutes and three seconds on average to create a…

Review:  D900T-U review

"Laptop" and "notebook" are misleading words when it comes to describing the D900T-U. It’s too big and heavy to be whipped out at a moment’s…

HDR-HC1 review

Review:  HDR-HC1 review

The HDR-HC1 is the little brother of the HDR-FX1. It drops the FX1’s 3CCDs in favour of a single CMOS sensor, and shrinks the body size and weight…

Flash 8 Professional review

Review:  Flash 8 Professional review

With this release, Flash 8 Professional gives Macromedia’s multimedia tool Director a good kicking, and ramps up its video tools. Flash 8’s video…

News:  IBC 2005: Avid to add HDV support

Avid has announced that it expects to add support for native HDV support to its Xpress Pro and Media Composer Adrenaline editing tools in October.…

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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…