The 13-inch laptop has gone on leaps and bounds recently, thanks massively to Intel’s Ultrabook specifications.
At the moment, all Ultrabooks feature 13-inch screens, with 14 and 15-inch models incoming later this year.
In many ways, a 13-inch laptop is the perfect size for a portable PC; they’re not as fiddly and squint-inducing as netbooks, but not as heavy and awkward as a full-on notebook.
The price of these machines is higher than netbooks though, so if your wallet’s feeling the strain we recommend you take a look at our guide to the 15 best netbooks in the world today.
Apple has always had a knack for turning a market on its head and video editing is a prime example. When the very first version of iMovie was released back in 1999, bundled with all iMac DV models, it introduced the idea that making home movies shouldn’t be an intimidating or expensive process.
Before Apple ventured into the world of video editing, making a short film was out of the reach of most people since you’d have had to budget thousands of pounds to get even the cheapest software.
A lot has changed in just over a decade and video has become a much bigger part of our lives thanks [...]
However much fun you have shooting video, the real satisfaction comes later, when you bring it into your editing suite and turn hours of footage into something tight, special and genuinely watchable.
You can throw together something acceptable with free software like Windows Movie Maker, but with the tools you’ll find over the next few pages, you can make it look truly professional.
Most video editors available at this price work in a similar way. You import your clips from whatever you shot or saved them on, arrange them in a storyboard view if you like, then jump into a multi-track [...]
VideoStudio is a video editing software package developed by Corel Corporation, the popular one on the market today. The software is designed to make it easy to turn video clips and photos into fun movies and slide shows. The program provides all essential tools for video editing and disc authoring such as importing video and photo from other devices including camcorders, cameras or TV, adding titles, music and special effects to movie, make it look professional and then sharing video with family and friends.
PowerDirector is one of popular video [...]
To meet the ever increasing graphical demands of modern games AMD has introduced the ATI Radeon HD 4890 graphics card that boasts a staggering 1.36 TeraFLOPs of compute power, GDDR5 memory, and engine clock speeds capable of nearly 1GHz.
The HD 4890 supports DirectX 10.1 for the latest game titles such as Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X., Electronic Art’s BattleForge and SEGA’s Stormrise, as well as GSC Gameworld’s S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Clear Sky to deliver improved game and visual performance. The card is also designed to offer tuning potential for overclocking enthusiasts and those [...]
You’ve probably heard about Adobe’s big rollout of its latest monster content creation suite, CS5. I just spent three months closely evaluating Premiere Pro CS5, and I can tell you first hand, its blistering speed is downright astonishing. I’ve tested it, and it works.
This $799 video-editing software ($299 upgrade, and the entire Master Collection is $2599) just made it a whole lot easier to edit super-high-rez clips such as those enormous 4K files coming out of the RED camcorder. You can thank Adobe’s new Mercury Playback Engine for that. If you have one of NVIDIA’s [...]