Light Alloy is an ultra-configurable media player
December 4, 2014 – 10:09 | No Comment
Light Alloy is an ultra-configurable media player

At first glance, Light Alloy looks and feels much like any other free media player. Drag and drop your source files, open discs, play and pause individual tracks, manage playlists, all the usual core basics.
The …

Build full HD animated video slideshows with Cofeshow
December 3, 2014 – 05:13 | No Comment
Build full HD animated video slideshows with Cofeshow

Cofeshow is a free Windows and Mac program for converting your chosen images into full HD animated video slideshows.
It’s a familiar idea, but Cofeshow is a little different, and that became obvious from the moment …

Handbrake 0.10 adds H.265, ends XP support
November 23, 2014 – 18:28 | No Comment
Handbrake 0.10 adds H.265, ends XP support

Popular open source video transcoder Handbrake has been updated to version 0.10 with some major additions and improvements.
New encoders include Intel Quick Sync Video, a speedy hardware-based H.264 encoder. Basic H.265 support is provided by …

Lightworks 12 brings new content manager, colour correction
September 27, 2014 – 13:03 | Comments Off
Lightworks 12 brings new content manager, colour correction

EditShare has announced the release of Lightworks 12, its powerful non-linear video editor for Windows, Linux, and – at last – Mac.
The hugely extended Content Manager is a highlight. Everything is immediately accessible, there’s easier …

Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13 released, focus on more automatic features
September 25, 2014 – 07:40 | Comments Off
Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 and Premiere Elements 13 released, focus on more automatic features

Adobe has released Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 and Adobe Premiere Elements 13, brand new versions of its consumer-level photo-editing and video-editing suites.
Version 13 remain standalone tools – allowing users to purchase them outright – and …

Review: CyberLink PowerDirector 13 Ultimate
September 24, 2014 – 16:24 | Comments Off
Review: CyberLink PowerDirector 13 Ultimate

CyberLink PowerDirector has long been one of the most powerful consumer video editors around, packed with functionality, yet still remaining very usable for just about every level of user.
PowerDirector 13 doesn’t bring any radical changes, …

TEncoder 4.4 adds DVD ripper
September 22, 2014 – 08:23 | Comments Off
TEncoder 4.4 adds DVD ripper

Versatile video converter/ downloader/ editor TEncoder has expanded its range even further with the addition of a DVD ripper.
Point the program at your disc video folder (\VIDEO_TS, probably), and you’re able to choose the title, …

CyberLink unveils Director Suite 3, including PowerDirector 13 and PhotoDirector 6
September 17, 2014 – 12:29 | Comments Off
CyberLink unveils Director Suite 3, including PowerDirector 13 and PhotoDirector 6

CyberLink has announced the release of PowerDirector 13 (from $79.99), PhotoDirector 6, ColorDirector 3 and AudioDirector 5 ($129.99), all available individually or as a part of the new Director Suite 3 ($299.99).
PowerDirector 13 highlights include …

Enjoy crisper, cleaner videos with SmoothVideo Project
September 6, 2014 – 17:22 | Comments Off
Enjoy crisper, cleaner videos with SmoothVideo Project

Trying out a new video player might get you a better interface, wider format support, more tools and extras. But the core video quality will be essentially the same, just a faithful rendering of your …

TEncoder: the ultimate video converter?
August 4, 2014 – 05:30 | Comments Off
TEncoder: the ultimate video converter?

When we tried it last year, TEncoder impressed us as a powerful video conversion tool with a stack of features: file, folder and folder tree import, video trimming, 800+ output profiles, excellent subtitling support, deinterlace …

Download Ninja is a fast, flexible and free download manager
August 2, 2014 – 08:22 | Comments Off
Download Ninja is a fast, flexible and free download manager

Downloading files is easy – click a link, click “Save”, usually – and if you need more features then most browsers have a range of free add-ons which can help.
But for real power there’s no …