NEWS JULY 31, 2001
CyClone Ships FireWire DVD-R and 24x Duplicators
New DVD duplicator supports 10 SuperDrives


CyClone today introduced their new line of professional disc duplication systems, including increased CD copying speed and new DVD duplication technology. Included in the product line is the new CyClone DVD.10 FireWire DVD-R duplicator, which supports 10 DVD-R Recorders in one unit. It's housed with the Pioneer-based DVR-A03 DVD recordable SuperDrives and is capable of duplicating up to 10 4.7GB single-sided DVDs in 30 minutes. Read More

NEWS JULY 31, 2001
Kaydara Ships FiLMBOX 3.0
Latest release hits Mac OS X with real-time 3D authoring


Kaydara has started shipping FiLMBOX 3.0, a real-time 3D content authoring and delivery tool. This release brings real-time mixed media authoring capabilities to the Macintosh with support for Mac OS X. (Supported platforms now include Mac OS X, Windows 2000, Irix and Red Hat Linux.) Read More

NEWS JULY 31, 2001
Propellerhead Opens ReFill Archive
Content includes free ReFills and commercial demos


Audio software developer Propellerhead, the maker of Reason and ReCycle, has opened up its ReFill archives to users. ReFills are samples, loops and patches for Reason sound banks. Read More

NEWS JULY 31, 2001
Macromedia Launches Web Conference
45 sessions focus on Web design and application development


Macromedia today announced Macromedia Web World 2001, which will be held Sept. 17 to 20 at the San Francisco Hilton. Web World is a four-day event focusing on designing and developing Web content for multiple platforms. Kevin Lynch, president of Macromedia products, and Jeremy Allaire, CTO for Macromedia, will give the event's opening keynote. Read More

NEWS JULY 30, 2001
Hitachi To Withdraw from Desktop CRT Market
Decision based on sluggish sales, future of DVI


Hitachi Ltd. announced that it has decided to withdraw from CRTs for computer monitors. In line with this decision, by the end of 2001 Hitachi will halt production of monitor CRTs at its manufacturing bases in Japan, Singapore and Malaysia, and is reviewing specific options for selling the business. Read More

NEWS JULY 30, 2001
HP Expands Scanjet Line
New models offer dual sensors for preview and full-rez scans


Hewlett-Packard Co. will start shipping four new models in its line of Scanjet scanners in August. The Scanjet 4400c, 4470c, 5470c and 5490c color scanners include two sensors (designed for sharper images) and offer a scan to CD feature. Read More

NEWS JULY 27, 2001
ColorTheory 1.2 Ships
New version of color wheel updates carbonization, After Effects Support


Toolfarm.com has started shipping a new version of, ColorTheory and ColorTheory DV. Color theory is a stand-alone application and Adobe Photoshop plugin that operates as a digital color wheel to find complementary or harmonious color combinations. The formulas are based on the studies of Bauhaus professor Johannes Itten and utilize the RYB color model. Using the RYB model, ColorTheory's formulas include all of Itten's traditional formulas, as well as primary, secondary, tertiary, pastel, neutral and discord (clash) schemes. ColorTheory enables designers to analyze hundreds of color schemes while working with existing logos and artwork. Read More

NEWS JULY 25, 2001
BigFX’s FilmFX Plug-in Comes to Avid Platforms
On systems adapted by Profound’s Elastic Gasket


Profound Effects, Inc., the post-production technology think tank, and BigFX, Inc., have announced that FilmFX can now be used on Avid editing and finishing platforms adapted by Profound’s Elastic Gasket. Read More

NEWS JULY 25, 2001
LaCie Announces DVD Studio Pro Support for FireWire DVD/CD-RW
Fully Integrated DVD Video Application Suite and DVD Burner for less than $2,000


LaCie confirmed today that DVD Studio Pro 1.1, Apple's DVD production software, supports LaCie's new FireWire DVD/CD Rewritable Drive. Read More

NEWS JULY 24, 2001
New Dual-Monitor Mac Products Coming
Partnership between Village Tronic and Trident Microsystems


New dual-monitor and 3D solutions for the Mac will result from a partnership between Trident Microsystems and Village Tronic. Read More

NEWS JULY 23, 2001
Maxon Releases Cinema 4D XL 7.1
Latest release exports to Shockwave 3D


Maxon Computer has released version 7.1 of its Cinema 4D XL 3D modeling, animation and rendering suite. The latest releases receives a few new features, including Shockwave 3D export, and is a free update for users of Cinema 4D XL 7. Read More

NEWS JULY 23, 2001
Eovia Releases Amapi 3D 6.1, webXport for Carrara Studio
New Amapi supports Flash, Shockwave 3D


Eovia has released an update to its line of 3D products, as well as a VET extension for exporting content for the Web within Carrara Studio. Read More

NEWS JULY 23, 2001
Digidesign Releases SurroundScope
RTAS/TDM plugin provides real-time display of audio position


Digidesign has released a new plugin for RTAS and TDM systems called SurroundScope. The plugin provides a real-time visual representation of the position your audio occupies in the stereo or multichannel field, designed to make it easier to monitor multichannel mixes. Read More

NEWS JULY 20, 2001
Andromeda Releases EtchTone Filter for Photoshop
Plugin creates etch effects


Andromeda has released a new filter for Adobe Photoshop called EtchTone. The plugin is designed to create randomized etch effects by converting an image to black and white lines and laying the result back over the original image. Read More

NEWS JULY 19, 2001
Logic Audio Coming to Mac OS X
Hardware drivers, software update due in September


Emagic says it will be bringing its audio software and hardware products to Mac OS X. The company, which already develops for the Mac platform, showed off a beta version of Logic Audio 5 for OS X at Macworld, as well as drivers for a number of its hardware products, including Unitor8 MkII, AMT8 and MT4 MIDI interfaces and the EMI 2|6 audio interface. Read More

NEWS JULY 19, 2001
Toon Boom Ships Toon Boom Studio for OS X
Animation suite adds Illustrator, QuickTime support


Toon Boom Technologies has announced the commercial release of Toon Boom Studio v1.0 for Mac. Toon Boom Studio is an animation suite from the makers of USAnimation, a higher-end tool used extensively in television and film. Read More

NEWS JULY 19, 2001
Microsoft Brings Window Media to OS X
Changes address professional and consumer needs; is it enough?


Microsoft today announced Windows Media Player for Mac OS X and demonstrated a prerelease version of the player at the Macworld Conference in New York. According to Microsoft, the new player will be carbonized. It will be a free download targeted for release this fall. Read More

NEWS JULY 18, 2001
Boris Announces Graffiti 2.0
Titling suite gets vector text, new animation tools


Boris FX has announced Graffiti 2.0, an update to the company's titling suite. Boris FX is the company that makes several compositing and effects packages, including Boris FX, RED and Continuum. The latest version of Graffiti is expected to be released this quarter. Read More

NEWS JULY 18, 2001
Corel Intros Painter 7 for Mac
New release to hit shelves in August


Corel today announced that Painter 7 will ship in August. The company is demonstrating the new software at the Macworld expo in New York this week. It becomes the first product to launch under Corel's new procreate line of software. Read More

NEWS JULY 18, 2001
Quark Demos QuarkXPress for Mac OS X
Quark 5 to run Native


Quark shared the stage with Apple CEO Steve Jobs during this morning's keynote address at the Macworld expo in New York. The company announced it will natively support Mac OS X with version 5 of its page layout package, QuarkXPress. The company has dubbed the carbonized version QuarkXPress 5.x. Read More

NEWS JULY 18, 2001
Media 100 Updates Cleaner 5
New version supports Sorenson 3


Media 100 today announced an upgrade to Cleaner 5, its compression and encoding system. The new version supports QuickTime 5 with the Sorenson Video 3 CODEC, RealSystem 8.5 and Windows Media 7 and 8. Read More

NEWS JULY 18, 2001
Maxon Releases Shockwave Plugin
Cinema 4D XL 7 now supports Macromedia Director


Maxon Computer today announced the release of a new plugin for exporting 3D models to Macromedia Director 8.5 Shockwave Studio. This allows users of Maxon's Cinema 4D XL to deliver 3D content on the Web via the Shockwave player. The new plugin is a part of the free incremental update to Cinema 4D XL available from Maxon's Web site. Read More

NEWS JULY 18, 2001
Extensis Offers Free Illustrator Plugin for Mac
New software supports Suitcase 10 and FontSync


Extensis has announced it will release a free Suitcase plugin for Adobe Illustrator that automatically activates fonts used in Illustrator documents. Read More

NEWS JULY 18, 2001
Maya for OS X To Ship in September
Preorders get special 'productivity pack'


Alias|Wavefront today announced that its Maya Complete software for Mac OS X is scheduled to ship on or before Sept. 25 and will include the company's latest rendering technologies. Read More

NEWS JULY 18, 2001
Bitstream Releases Third Designer Font Collection
New release includes 16 display and text fonts


Bitstream announced today that it's releasing its third set of fonts from the New Font Collection program. The new release features display and text fonts from Brian Bonislawsky, Nick Curtis, Tony Fahy, Charles Gibbons and Mary Trafton, Nicolai Gogoll, Holly Goldsmith, Richard Hubbard, Eduardo Manso and Kate Peters. All the fonts will be available in PostScript Type 1 and TrueType formats for both Windows and the Macintosh. Read More

NEWS JULY 18, 2001
ATI To Ship Radeon VE Mac Edition
Graphics card offers dual output


ATI Technologies today announced the Radeon VE Mac Edition graphics card, the company's first card for the Mac designed for dual display. It supports a combination of VGA, DVI and TV. Read More

NEWS JULY 18, 2001
Nvidia GeForce 2 MX Now Standard on All G4s
Card supports dual displays with TwinView technology


Apple has made Nvidia's GeForce 2 MX standard across its line of G4 desktops as of today. The new lineup includes the low-end 733 MHz model, a midrange 867 MHz model and a top-end dual-processor 800 MHz machine. Read More

NEWS JULY 18, 2001
New Hardware, Software Punctuate Advances in Apple's Product Line (Analysis)
Changes address professional and consumer needs; is it enough?


At the Macworld Expo in New York this morning, Steve Jobs announced several significant developments in the Apple product lineup, many of them targeted toward creative professionals. Are the product announcements enough to satisfy users who have become frustrated over the apparent stall in chip development over at Motorola? Users have had mixed reactions to the announcements in forums all over the Internet. Read More

NEWS JULY 18, 2001
Jobs Keynote: 867 MHz Macs Available Today; iDVD Turns 2.0 (Update)
News from Macworld New York


At the Macworld Expo in New York this morning, Steve Jobs delivered his keynote address. He announced several new products in the Apple hardware lineup, as well as a new version of OS X. He announced new versions of the G4, called QuickSilver. There are three new models in the lineup, including a 733 MHz model at the entry level, 867 MHz in the midrange and a dual 800 MHz model, delivering 12 gigaflops of sustained throughput. Read More

NEWS JULY 18, 2001
Jobs Keynote: New G4s Hit 867 MHz, Available Today (Update)
News from Macworld New York


At the Macworld Expo in New York this morning, Steve Jobs delivered his keynote address. He announced several new products in the Apple hardware lineup, as well as a new version of OS X. He announced new versions of the G4, called QuickSilver. There are three new models in the lineup, including a 733 MHz model at the entry level, 867 MHz in the midrange and a dual 800 MHz model, delivering 12 gigaflops of sustained throughput. Read More

NEWS JULY 18, 2001
Jobs Keynote: New G4s Hit 867 MHz; iMacs Also Get Speed Bump
News from Macworld New York


At the Macworld Expo in New York this morning, Steve Jobs delivered his keynote address. He announced several new products in the Apple hardware lineup, as well as a new version of OS X. He announced new versions of the G4, called QuickSilver. There are three new models in the lineup, including a 733 MHz model at the entry level, 867 MHz in the midrange and a dual 800 MHz model, delivering 12 gigaflops of sustained throughput. Read More

NEWS JULY 18, 2001
Jobs Keynote: Mac OS X 10.1 To Ship in September
News from Macworld New York


At the Macworld Expo in New York this morning, Steve Jobs delivered his keynote address. The first thing he announced was Mac OS X version 10.1, what he called the first major update to OS X. The new update focuses on performance: faster menus, faster window resizing, faster application launches and faster launches. Read More

NEWS JULY 17, 2001
Sorenson Puts the Squeeze on Mac OS X
First VBR encoder for OS X coming in fourth quarter; Broadcaster for Mac also to get update


Sorenson has announced a new off the shelf product for encoding video. The new product, Squeeze, will be the first variable bit rate (VBR) encoder for Mac OS X using the new Sorenson 3 CODEC. Squeeze will be a Carbonized application in its first incarnation, so it will also support Mac OS 9. Read More

NEWS JULY 17, 2001
Pantone Releases ColorWeb Pro Beta for OS X
Full version available in the fall


Pantone today announced support for Mac OS X. The company has released a beta of ColorWeb Pro 2.0, supporting 147 colors of the Pantone Matching System. The full version is expected to be released in the fall. Read More

NEWS JULY 17, 2001
Seek Releases FasFile Xcelerator for Mac
SCSI accelerator also supports OS X


Seek Systems has brought its FasFile Xcelerator to the Macintosh, including Mac OS X. FasFile Xcelerator enhances the performance of SCSI-attached storage and was previously available only for Windows and some Unix systems. Read More

NEWS JULY 17, 2001
InFocus Ships $2,200 SVGA Projector
New model weighs 5.7 pounds, offers 1,000 lumens brightness


InFocus today introduced the LP280, a digital projector priced at $2,199. The LP280 is based on the same LCD technology platform as the recently announced LP290. The LP280 has native SVGA resolution, delivers 1,000 lumens of brightness and offers several multimedia features found in the company's higher-end systems. Read More

NEWS JULY 17, 2001
Total Training Releases GoLive Series
Training series targeted toward graphic designers


Total Training has released a new training series for Web designers: Total Training for Adobe GoLive 5. The new training series is targeted to graphics and Web designers who need to expand their Web site development capabilities by moving up to Adobe GoLive 5. Read More

NEWS JULY 17, 2001
Minolta Unveils Magicolor 6110 Color Laser
New model offers 6 to 12 PPM color printing


Minolta-QMS has introduced its latest color laser printer, the Magicolor 6110. A ledger/A3-size printer, the Magicolor 6110 supersedes the Magicolor 6100-series and is available immediately for $4,499. Read More

NEWS JULY 16, 2001
Abvent Releases Modeler for ArchiCAD
GDL modeler uses Zoom modeling engine


Abvent, the creator of Katabounga and Art*lantis renderer, has released Zoom GDL, a modeler for Graphisoft's ArchiCAD. Zoom GDL was developed by Abvent in cooperation with Graphisoft. Read More

NEWS JULY 16, 2001
Waves Updates Plugins, Announces Renaissance Collection 2 Processor Bundle
Latest releases add features, get bug fixes


Waves Ltd. announced the release of the Version 3.2 update on their family of audio processors for Native and TDM platforms. The company has also released the Renaissance Collection 2 Processor Bundle, a collection of the company's audio plugins for Native and TDM systems. Read More

NEWS JULY 16, 2001
Corel to Acquire Micrografx
Corel gets technologies to advance its new business strategy


Corel announced today that it has signed definitive agreements to acquire Micrografx, a provider of graphics software and services. The company's graphics programs, such as Micrografx Designer, are geared mainly for technical illustrations, but the company also offers some interactive tools. The deal, which is a stock for stock transaction, is still subject to shareholder and regulatory approval. Read More

NEWS JULY 16, 2001
QPS Intros New Firewire and USB 2.0 CD-RW Drives
Available in USB 2.0 or EIDE Formats for PCs, or FireWire for PCs and Macs


QPS, Inc. has announced the addition of three new 24X10X40 Que! CD-RW drives to its line of products. These 24X CD-RW drives are available in internal EIDE and external USB 2.0 formats for PCs, and external FireWire for both PCs and Macs. Read More

NEWS JULY 16, 2001
Lightware Introduces Two 3-Pound Projectors
Pricing Starts at $1,795


Lightware introduced two low-priced 3-pound microportable projectors. Based on Texas Instruments Digital Light Processing technology, the XGA Legend LX-8 and SVGA Legend LS-8 are $2,695 and $1,795 respectively. Read More

NEWS JULY 16, 2001
Alias|Wavefront to Launch Advance Order Promo for Maya at Macworld NY

Alias|Wavefront announced that as of July 18, the company will begin accepting orders for the Mac OS X version of Maya. Read More

NEWS JULY 12, 2001
Corel Ships Bryce 5
New release includes Mac OS X version


Corel has started shipping Bryce 5, the latest version of the 3D landscape creation and animation package formerly owned by Metacreations. The new version is available now via Corel's online store for Macintosh, Mac OS X and Windows. Read More

NEWS JULY 12, 2001
Canon to Ship Canon XL1S DV Camera
3-CCD Camera Sports 27 New Features


Canon U.S.A. has announced the Canon XL1S, the successor to its Canon XL1 DV camera, adding 27 new specifications, including improved picture quality and new manual functions. Read More

NEWS JULY 11, 2001
DVD Studio Pro Gets Update
Version 1.1 supports more drives, adds fixes


Apple's DVD Studio Pro has received an update to version 1.1. According to an article on VersionTracker.com, the latest release adds improved detection and handling of Final Cut Pro unrendered sequences, improved optimization of the encoding process to more efficiently allocate the specified bit rate, an updated user manual and a number of additional enhancements. It also adds support for certain third-party external storage devices that contain Pioneer’s DVR-A03 DVD Recordable Drive. Read More

NEWS JULY 11, 2001
PageMaker 7 Available Now
New version offers cross-application support, new PDF tools


Adobe today announced the immediate availability of PageMaker 7.0, the latest version of its page layout program. PageMaker 7.0 had not been expected to ship so soon, and it only recently went into the preorder stage. Read More

NEWS JULY 11, 2001
WaveBurner Pro 2.1 Goes Beta
Test release supports FireWire devices


Emagic, the German audio software and hardware manufacturer and maker of the Logic Audio series of products, has released a beta of its WaveBurner Pro 2.1. The beta is open to users of WaveBurner 2.0. The beta is designed to test the functionality of new support for FireWire devices. Read More

NEWS JULY 11, 2001
Wildform Releases Flix for Mac
Tool converts video into Flash


Wildform has announced the release of Flix for the Macintosh platform. Flix is a tool for encoding digital video into the Flash format. It's designed to offer simple functionality and heavy compression. Read More

NEWS JULY 11, 2001
New IEEE 1394 (FireWire) Direct Recording Disk Debuts

Advanced Technology and Systems Co., Ltd. (ADTX United States office debuts the new DV MasStor Direct Recording Disk (DRD). This product is designed for computer-less recording and play back of digital video in a random access format. Read More

NEWS JULY 11, 2001
Western Digital Ships 100 GB 7200rpm Hard Drive

Western Digital Corp. plans to ship a 7,200 RPM three-platter hard disk drive with a 100GB storage capacity. Shipments of the 100GB hard drives are expected to begin this month. Read More

NEWS JULY 10, 2001
Plugin Galaxy Comes to After Effects
Set includes 120 animatable effects


Harald Heim, author of several plugins for Adobe Photoshop, and Panopticum, a plugin developer, have announced Plugin Galaxy for Adobe After Effects. Plugin Galaxy is a set of 20 plugins formerly available only for Adobe Photoshop. The new release offers 120 basic effects, all of which include animatable parameters. Read More

NEWS JULY 10, 2001
Time to Shine
Trapcode releases volumetric plug-in for After Effects


Swedish company Trapcode has released Shine, their first plug-in which creates volumetric light effects in Adobe After Effects 4.1 and 5. Read More

NEWS JULY 10, 2001
Agfa Releases Fotolook 3.6
New version includes Mac OS X compatibility


Agfa announced the release of Fotolook 3.6. The new scanning software, available now in beta version, is the first to provide full compatibility with Mac OS X, according to Agfa. At press time, Agfa's site wasn't working, so we were unable to find out more about how it works. Read More

NEWS JULY 10, 2001
FILTERiT Gets Competitive Discount
CValley offers $50 discount on Illustrator plugins


CValley has started offering a special deal on its FILTERiT plugin suite for Adobe Illustrator. Those who use competing plugin packages get a $50 discount on the purchase of FILTERiT 4. The deal requires users to submit the name and serial number of the competing plugin package. Read More

NEWS JULY 10, 2001
Epson To Ship Gemini in August
Printing system geared toward photographers


Epson America will introduce its Gemini Professional Portrait Printing System in August. Gemini is a printing system geared toward professional photographers that includes Epson's Archival Inks and will allow photographers to print at sizes up to 13 inches x 19 inches. Read More

NEWS JULY 09, 2001
Exclusive: Apple Looks To 'Spruce' Up DVD Line
Company to acquire Spruce Technologies, maker of DVD authoring and encoding systems


Apple will acquire Spruce Technologies, a maker of several DVD software and hardware products, including some DVD authoring suites and a technology for delivering DVD video and audio over the Internet without any special client software. What makes the move unusual is that Spruce's products to date have been for Windows NT only. Creative Mac had been tipped off to the story this weekend. Read More

NEWS JULY 09, 2001
ACDSee Gets Bundled with Flash Readers
Latest version supports Mac OS X


ACD Systems says its flagship software, ACDSee, will be bundled and distributed worldwide with SmartDisk Corp.'s FlashPath and USB flash media readers. ACDSee for Mac 1.6 is an image viewer and browser that lets you view, browse and organize images. You can also play movie and sound clips. Read More

NEWS JULY 09, 2001
Seek Brings 1.4 Terabyte RAID to Mac
New vertical systems use Seagate 180 GB drives


Seek Systems today announced a 1.4 terabyte RAID-5 system for the Macintosh. Seek's FasFile RAID systems had previously been available for Unix, NT, Windows 2000 and Linux servers. The systems use Seagate's 180 GB high-density drives. Read More

NEWS JULY 03, 2001
Digidesign Offers Plugin Bundle with Pro Tools MIX Systems
Upgrades and new purchases eligible


Digidesign has begun offering plugin bundles with its various Pro Tools MIX systems. Users who purchase a new Pro Tools|24 MIX, MIXplus or MIX^3 system or who upgrade to a new system between now and Sept. 30 can receive up to $4,200 worth of TDM filters. The purchase has to be made from an authorized Digidesign dealer. Read More

NEWS JULY 02, 2001
DigiEffects Plugins Come to Avid
Elastic Gasket adds to support for AVX systems


Profound Effects has brought 200 DigiEffects plugins for After Effects to Avid AVX 1.5 systems. Profound Effects publishes Elastic Gasket, an AVX tool that allows Avid users to access After Effects plugins directly within the Avid environment. Read More

NEWS JULY 02, 2001
Monaco Ships MonacoEZcolor 2 Color Management System
New version includes ColorWorks for applying ICC profiles to images


Andover, Mass.-based Monaco Systems has released MonacoEZcolor 2.0, a scanner-based color management program for photographers and graphic designers. MonacoEZcolor 2 also includes an add-on application, ColorWorks, which is used for applying ICC profiles to images, soft proofing and printing directly from the application. Read More

NEWS JULY 02, 2001
Pentax Intros Compact 3 Megapixel Camera
Optio 330 includes Epson's PRINT image matching and 3x optical zoom


Pentax Corp. has announced the Optio 330, a 3 megapixel digital camera with 3x optical zoom. The company claims the camera to be the smallest and lightest 3 megapixel, 3x zoom model on the market. Read More

NEWS JULY 02, 2001
Epson Lowers Price on Stylus Photo 780
Six-color inkjet now $129


Epson has reduced the prices of its Stylus Color 780, a six-color inkjet printer. The new price is $129. Read More

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