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GenArts Sapphire 2 for AE review

Review:  GenArts Sapphire 2 for AE review

Version 2 has been available for Shake since June 2006, but the second release of the collection for After Effects and a wide range of…

Caplio R7 review

Review:  Caplio R7 review

Ricoh’s new Caplio R7 places a 7.1x zoom lens within a relatively slender body. At between 20mm and 23mm thick along the length of its body,…

Mocha-AE review

Review:  Mocha-AE review

Mocha-AE offers high-end motion-tracking tools to users who don’t require – or can’t afford – the £1,500 full version. It's a great first…

Review:  Imagine X64 review

This workstation from CAD2 is the first we’ve seen to include nVidia/PNY’s new Quadro FX 1700 graphics card, a mid-range board that…

Boris Blue 2.0 review

Review:  Boris Blue 2.0 review

Boris Blue is aimed at artists creating high-end motion graphics. It has strong competition but Blue has a few unique tricks that are of…

ToonIt review

Review:  ToonIt review

There are many filters that claim to turn real-world footage into cartoons. – but every one we’ve seen has been rubbish. ToonIt isn’t…

Eizo CG241W 24-inch monitor review

Review:  Eizo CG241W 24-inch monitor review

Though many creatives are buying 30-inch monitors due to their massive resolutions allowing fine detail to be displayed, similarly-priced…

Review:  Dell Precision M4300 review

The Precision M4300 is an upgraded version of the popular Precision M70 mobile workstation – featuring the latest generation of chips and…

Vertus Fluid Mask 3.0 review

Review:  Vertus Fluid Mask 3.0 review

Fluid Mask automates the creation of cut-outs, an area where it faces strong competition from the likes of Mask Pro 4.1 and Primatte 3 for Photoshop.

Nik Dfine 2.0 review

Review:  Nik Dfine 2.0 review

Dfine is a Photoshop plug-in that eschews bells-&-whistles for a tight feature set focused on a single task – removing noise from photographs.

Review:  Samsung SyncMaster 305T review

Samsung's SyncMaster 305T combines a bright, high-resolution screen with a fast response rate – though we’re not sure who would benefit from this.

GridIron Nucleo Pro 2.0 review

Review:  GridIron Nucleo Pro 2.0 review

Nucleo Pro adds some very useful functions to After Effects, including the ability to render in the background and ‘speculatively’ create…

Review:  Apple MacBook Pro 17-inch review

This model is based on Intel’s relatively new Santa Rosa platform. Its Core 2 Duo chip speed has gone up from 2.33GHz to 2.4GHz but the real…

Compaq 8710w review

Review:  Compaq 8710w review

HP has done more than just plumb in Intel’s Santa Rosa tech into an old models to create the 8710w, which boasts an innovative touchpanel, a…

Vision 1.0 review

Review:  Vision 1.0 review

Vision is a suite of tools for the creation of high-end motion graphics, aiming at artists with complex projects or who want to automate…

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Digital Anarchy Primatte Chromakey for Photoshop 3.0 review

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…

Digital Anarchy Primatte Chromakey for Photoshop 3.0 review

Comment:  Iain Macarthur

Please contact the artist about licensing his work. Iain's site is at http://www.iainmacarthur.com/