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Neil Bennett

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Visual Communicator review

Review:  Visual Communicator review

I’m going to have to admit an initial bias against Visual Communicator. It’s a production system designed to make creating video-based corporate…

In-Depth:  Shoebox shuffle

The BBC’s flagship autumn show for kids, Shoebox Zoo, meant bringing Celtic carvings to life while working with a transatlantic team of animators,…

Liquid Edition 6 review

Review:  Liquid Edition 6 review

Liquid Edition is one of those pieces of software that ‘coulda been a contender’. A few years ago, when Premiere 6.5 seemed on its last legs,…

Precision 670 review

Review:  Precision 670 review

This Precision 670 is, quite simply, the most powerful workstation we’ve ever seen. If it were a Sci-Fi robot, it would be called Maximillian and…

Top 20 movie posters

In-Depth:  Top 20 movie posters

From Metropolis to Memento, classic film posters are an underappreciated form of graphic design. We celebrate the best.

Avid Xpress Studio review

Review:  Avid Xpress Studio review

Both Adobe and Apple have been pushing the integration of their video, audio and DVD authoring tools with their respective Video Collection and…

News:  IBC: Low-cost SD/HD share ships

Blackmagic Design has released a routing switcher that the company claims offers facilities to smaller post houses that previously only large…

News:  IBC: Matrox adds Combustion plug-in

Matrox has announced a plug-in for Discreet's Combustion compositing software that allows users of the company's Parhelia line of graphics cards…

Review:  Canon XL2 review

XL1 owners have been asking for the XL2 for some years. 2001’s XL1s was a comparatively minor upgrade. In the lifetime of the XL1 and XL1s we’ve…

In-Depth:  Enter the reel world

Digit speaks to first-time and experienced independent filmmakers to find out how to get your feature films on the big screen.

Review:  Premiere Pro 1.5 review

Version 1.5 of Premiere Pro 1.5 isn’t as fully featured an upgrade as After Effects 6.5, but there are some great new creative effects and some…

Review:  After Effects 6.5 review

Of the three updates to Adobe’s Video Collection, After Effects has got the most out of the point-five upgrade. Plus, it costs £70 plus VAT…

Review:  Crossbow XB-A700 review

You wouldn’t normally call a workstation small and stylish – but that’s the perfect description for the Crossbow XB-A700. Armari has taken a…

In-Depth:  watch whenever wherever

If the hype of a few years ago had come true, we’d all have chucked out the telly in favour of online video by now. Digit checked out when…

Review:  Bubble Jet i9950 review

Canon’s latest, greatest A3 photo inkjet printer is overall the best traditional model that we’ve ever seen. However, if you’re willing to pay a…

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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…