Adobe Premiere 6.02 Beta Update
Adobe Premiere is a stunningly simple and powerful professional
video editing tool, comfortably closes the DV to Web gap while
extending the award-winning software's position as the most
accessible application on the market today. With new support for DV
on the Windows platform and cross-platform support for all of the
leading Web video formats, Premiere aggressively integrates a
variety of features and functions into its long-held marketplace
position as simply the best video editing tool around.
USB 2.0 Drivers for Windows XP Now Available
As promised, Microsoft has completed the long awaited USB 2.0
drivers for Windows XP. USB 2.0 support entered beta last summer,
but Microsoft opted to leave the drivers out of its new operating
system until they could be tested on more devices. USB 2.0 increases
available bandwidth for devices to 480Mbps, making the technology
ideal for high-quality video and storage. Windows XP Home and
Professional users with USB 2.0 host controllers may download the
new drivers via Windows Update. The drivers will not appear for
users with systems that do not support USB 2.0.
Microsoft Encarta 2002
Y doesn't easily raise an eyebrow. Computers, Internet, CD-Roms -
where does the overflow of information end?
Microsoft's Encarta seems an endangered species, with the Net
offering seemingly unlimited amounts of information. The 2002
version of the Encarta Encyclopedia is out and we'd like to know if
it's worth your while. It comes with the Encarta Encyclopedia Deluxe
2002, Encarta Dictionary and Thesaurus, Encarta Interactive World
Atlas, Encarta Africana, and Encarta Online Deluxe. Internet
integration like updates and links receive two thumbs up, and the
overall package is well presented and structured. The five CD-Roms
will prove to be lightyears quicker than our poor Internet
connections and download speeds, while everything is brilliantly
referenced and hence cuts out that ever-so-tyring and often
unsucessful search for information. The other day I was simply
looking for a map of Africa (to see the various capitals) and it
took me the better part of 1/2 hour before I finally found a
compressed .jpeg file which took another minute to load.
Speed is on Encarta's side, as is a wealth of well-presented and
categorized information which is yours to use and access at any
time. The standard version should retail for about R400 while the
full version will set you back about R600.
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