Monday, 25 September 2017

MAGIX releases a 5X faster version of Movie Edit Pro SYNAPSE CIRCUIT NEWS

#MAGIX #MovieEditPro #ProfessionalVideoEditing #Video #Editing


MAGIX releases a 5X faster version of Movie Edit Pro.

With the release of the new Movie Edit Pro, MAGIX brings a software to the market that has been designed completely to customer feedback. New features include up to 5X faster video editing, smoother display for up to 4K resolution and a comprehensive range of effects.

September, 2017 – The brand new version of Movie Edit Pro is the result of close cooperation between MAGIX developers and Movie Edit Pro customers. Listening to customer feedback, the most sought-after requests including faster speed and smoother previews, even for high-resolution  4K videos, has been incorporated. The effects area is now also perfectly synced to the user's workflow and can be customized using the new, integrated Store. Ongoing collaboration with customers will continue to be reflected in forthcoming updates, which are included for free to customers who have bought the new version, thanks to the MAGIX Update Service. 


Video editing: Smoother & up to 5X faster
INTEL GPU hardware acceleration has been activated in Movie Edit Pro. As a result, editing video material can now be completed 5X faster than in the previous version. Even hi-res material up to 4K now plays smoothly on your preview monitor! The most sought-after customer request for smoother, more stable video editing has now been made possible thanks to cooperation between MAGIX and Intel.

Up to 1,500 effects in an expandable collection
Intros/outros, transitions, film templates and now soundtracks are available to users in a quantity and quality that's never been seen before. In the new Movie Edit Pro Store, users can expand  their selection of effects already available in the program. The effects areas itself has been redesigned in an aesthetically pleasing, clearly laid-out tile format. All effects can be accessed with a single click, making video editing even easier and faster than ever before. A coupon worth up to € 49,95 / $49.95 / £39.95 in value for five effects is included in Plus and Premium program versions.

4 brand new premium plug-ins

Users can now work with 4 of the most-requested plug-ins: NewBlue ColorFast 2, NewBlue Elements Overlay, iZotope RX Elements & HitFilm Movie Essentials. The latest effect plug-ins are included in the Premium version and are available in the two other versions at a special price. Also included are picture-in-picture effects, split screens, high-quality sound optimization and original film effects.

The all-round solution for 360°

Movie Edit Pro also provides a unique and complete solution for optimizing 360° recordings. The latest features such as 360° stitching and 360° perspective rotation complete the comprehensive set of 360° features with 360° effects and 360° to 2D cutout animation.

Preview: Future updates

With the purchase of the latest Movie Edit Pro version, users will also receive forthcoming feature updates for free. New features available in November: Discover total freedom in the Timeline! Tracks can be customized to the user's needs at any time, enabling a simpler, more flexible video editing workflow. Another feature to be released in November designed in line with customer feedback is the chroma keying feature, which is now significantly more user-friendly.

The new version of Movie Edit Pro is now available online and in stores worldwide.

Movie Edit Pro – £59.99

Movie Edit Pro Plus – £79.99

Movie Edit Pro Premium –£99.99

MAGIX is an internationally operating provider of software, online services and digital content for using multimedia products and services. Founded in 1993, MAGIX offers private and professional users a technologically sophisticated and user-friendly range of products for designing, editing, presenting and archiving digital photos, videos, music, documents and websites. MAGIX is the market leader in the field of multimedia software in Germany and in the most important European markets. It is also regarded as one of the most successful market participants in the USA.

MAGIX see.hear.feel.create

CrazyTalk Animator 3.2 Graphic Design and Animation Photoshop Pipeline SYNAPSE CIRCUIT NEWS

NEW CrazyTalk Animator 3.2 Graphic Design and Animation Photoshop Pipeline


#Reallusion #CrazyTalk3point2 #Design #Animation #Photoshop #PSD #AffinityPhoto #AffinityPhoto #Xara

It never ceases to amaze me how Reallusion keeps reaching for new heights! Here's the latest...

21st September 2017, San Jose, CA - CrazyTalk Animator 3.2 update provides a total Photoshop PSD in-and-out solution to not only help 2D Animators, but also Graphic Designers. Save lots of time on character creation and animated content development thanks to a round-trip PSD pipeline that can bring artwork to life through source animation file editing with Photoshop’s powerful editing features.

CrazyTalk Animator & Photoshop Video:


Turn Artwork into Animations, & Vice Versa
With the CrazyTalk Animator 3.2 Pipeline, artists can convert 2D artworks to animatable characters through PSD Templates. Now it also allows Graphic Designers everywhere to quickly repurpose their content with new styles, colors, accessories, and poses. The new CTA 3.2 PSD export capabilities allow you to freely pose illustrated characters, quickly swap outfits & accessories, and create custom facial expressions prior to composing everything back in PSD design layers. All source sprites are exported for compositing and re-editing, allowing artists to save lots of time and effort when using PSD assets to generate comic creations, magazine covers, infographics, banner designs, and much more. Quickly Create Animated Content

With the capability to launch Photoshop and synchronize updates on character layers, CrazyTalk Animator 3.2 can send props or characters to Photoshop for further custom editing. With this ability users can easily design clothes, alter color shading, or apply filter effects to their animatable assets.
Sending content to Photoshop with logically grouped character assets makes it easy to change skin color, add multiple image segment layers, and synchronously update animatable sprites once you save the file in PSD format. Users can quickly upgrade simple illustrations to sophisticated visuals like paper cutting, hash shading, or add highlights and shading effects to individual body parts.

Animated Accessory System Users can freely compose one or several accessories by using several prop items together and assigning pre-made animations which can later be triggered through the Right-click menu. The updated Accessory System also allows you to apply a chosen item directly to a target body part. Generate a Whole Series of Characters Once you setup one character, then you can quickly add new assets in Photoshop to generate abundant styles. These assets can be reused, as characters are free to pose and animate. User Showcases - Comic Artists
"We are Veggie Studio and we are founded by three sisters that specialize in illustrations, comics, and dress up games. We really like CrazyTalk Animator 3, as it is so easy to create character animations. It is great for general animations, game scenes, game characters and presentation videos." - Veggie Studio

User Showcases - Digital Illustrator

"My name is Kimberly Larmond, a graphic designer and illustrator based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. I have been mulling around the idea of creating animated shorts for quite some time now. However, I have been a bit reluctant to undertake this task in After Effects, as it seems monumental. I stumbled across CrazyTalk Animator 3, and I was flabbergasted!"
 - Kimberly Larmond

Compatible Character Animation for PSD Software
Whether you are a Photoshop guru or prefer to use another PSD compatible character design tool, CrazyTalk Animator 3.1 fully supports PSD import with: Photoshop, Xara, Affinity Photo, Clip Studio Paint and Krita.

More info on  CrazyTalk Animator 3.2 Importing & Exporting PSD

Discover all the CrazyTalk Animator 3.2 Learning Resources 

Forum Help -
PSD Import -
PSD Export -

CrazyTalk Animator 3.2 is available for Mac or WIN PC, at & the Apple Store - For more info on purchasing CrazyTalk Animator - CTA 3.1 Pipeline Version required for PSD support 

Try CrazyTalk Animator 3.2 - Free Download - Pipeline Version 

Free Animation Video Tutorials
New tutorials on importing Photoshop PSD to CrazyTalk Animator 3.2 

About Reallusion: ​Reallusion Inc. is a 2D and 3D animation software and content developer. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, with R&D centers in Taiwan, and offices and training centers in Germany and Japan. Reallusion specializes in the development of real­time 2D and 3D cinematic animation tools for consumers, students and professionals. The company provides users with easy to use avatar animation, facial morphing and voice lip­sync solutions for real-­time 3D filmmaking, and previsualization for professional post ­production. Reallusion's core technologies are widely used by trainers, educators, gamers and filmmakers providing them with stand­alone movie studio packages.
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#MAGIX #FASTCUT #Free #Video #Editing


Fastcut for everyone: MAGIX releases 100% free software for fully automatic video editing for the first time!

The new program transforms video recordings into a finished video complete with music in just a few seconds. No previous video editing experience is required.

September 25, 2017 – The first free video software program from MAGIX is now available! Fastcut can be downloaded for free. 

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The program creates perfectly edited videos from camera and smartphone recordings in a matter of clicks.

✔ Automatic video editing in seconds
Fastcut lives up to its name and is easy to use, intuitive and above all, fast. Select footage, choose a soundtrack, click "Create video" and the program will create a finished video in seconds.

✔ A massive selection of music
The creative core of Fastcut is made up of an impressive collection of soundtracks, which includes free songs from a wide range of different genres. The in-app Store contains over 150 additional soundtracks for users to customize and further expand the selection already available in Fastcut.

"At MAGIX, it was important to us that even users without any experience in video editing could create impressive videos with high-quality results. That's why we made Fastcut – it's so easy to use and intuitive. And now, we've made it free too! Fastcut now can be used by anyone to create entertaining videos with music in no time at all", says Sven Kardelke, Chief Product Officer at MAGIX.


MAGIX is an internationally operating provider of software, online services and digital content for using multimedia products and services. Founded in 1993, MAGIX offers private and professional users a technologically sophisticated and user-friendly range of products for designing, editing, presenting and archiving digital photos, videos, music, documents and websites. MAGIX is the market leader in the field of multimedia software in Germany and in the most important European markets. It is also regarded as one of the most successful market participants in the USA.

MAGIX see.hear.feel.create

Thursday, 31 August 2017


#MAGIX #VEGASPRO15 #ProfessionalVideoEditing #Video #Editing


New VEGAS Pro 15 available now – Providing filmmakers the ultimate work-space customization.

The new version of VEGAS Pro provides the ultimate flexible production environment with a modern look, innovative functionality, powerful plug-ins, and more.

Berlin, Germany; August 28, 2017 – MAGIX announces the availability of the latest update to the VEGAS family of products. VEGAS Pro 15 once again establishes the software as an innovation leader with new features both inside and out, and a fresh, innovative UI that accommodates your personal workflow for maximum productivity. A modern look, powerful plug-ins, cutting-edge hardware acceleration, and important productivity tools and features help you work faster and more efficiently than ever before.

Workflow and UI enhancements The innovative hamburger menu system, found throughout the application, keeps the UI clutter free and gives users the power to customize their work space, yet still grants easy access to all the tools. Selectable background shade, adjustable icon color strength, and streamlined track headers and event design enhance and maximize timeline workflow. Hardware Acceleration Support for modern graphics cards and Intel Quick Sync Video (QSV) technology produce enhanced real-time response and faster rendering times for important popular video formats. Picture-in-Picture and Crop OFX plug-ins New PinP and Crop OFX plug-ins offer real-time controls right on the Video Preview window for direct manipulation of plug-in parameters, and provides a faster, more intuitive workflow. Advanced Color Workflows Support for ACES 1.0 and a new LUT OFX plug-in give you the ability to work in the expanded color spaces of modern cameras from all major manufacturers.

Tools to speed productivity The Instant Freeze Frame, Selectively Paste Event Attributes, and the Share Online features provide short cuts to popular production workflows. 

Professional plug-in bundles power creativity Industry-leading plug-in developers BorisFX, HitFilm, and NewBlueFX provide additional tools for VEGAS Pro 15 and VEGAS Pro 15 Suite that enable customers to enhance and repair video, generate spectacular effects and easily produce stunning titles.

“Since we resurrected VEGAS Pro a year ago, we've received a ton of valuable feedback, and VEGAS Pro 15 comes as a direct result of that customer feedback,” said Gary Rebholz, VEGAS Product Owner. 

"Everything we've done – from the very visible innovative approach to user interface design, to invisible deep-code optimizations to software and hardware acceleration, and all of the new features in between come straight from our users. 

This new version proves that VEGAS Pro is here to stay and sets the tone for an exciting future for the VEGAS line. We are very proud to present VEGAS Pro 15.”

VEGAS Pro 15 is now available online and in stores worldwide.
VEGAS Pro 15 Edit – € 399 / $399 / £299
VEGAS Pro 15 – € 599 / $599 / £499
VEGAS Pro 15 Suite – € 799 / $799 / £649

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#Startup #Art #Artworld #Artists #Artistic #Drawberry #Australia 


Australian Startup Drawberry Revolutionizes International Art Shopping

Drawberry brings change to the way people order custom art worldwide by introducing an innovative online platform.

Sydney, Australia – August 24, 2017 – A team of talented young art and software enthusiasts from Sydney, Australia, has launched a unique online platform that is opening up a world of opportunities for international art shopping. Drawberry is a place one would go for custom paintings made from photos or from samples, but it is unlike all other paint-from-photo sites.

Drawberry’s unique offer is in the way art ordering works. The service has hundreds of artists participating from different corners of the world. A person from any country can upload a photo, from which they want a custom painting made, and get bids from artists all over the globe. They can then select an artist to work with by the bid amount, the artist’s professional skills or the artist’s portfolio of previously painted works.

“Drawberry welcomes both artists and art shoppers from anywhere in the world!” says Anna Lind, Drawberry’s PR Representative. “You can order Impressionist-style paintings in France, ink-wash paintings in China or Japan, and what’s best – you can choose from dozens of artists who all work in the style you want. Art shoppers win every time, as they get the best price from the best artist.” lets art shoppers choose the style, genre, medium and other options for their painting. Photos can be used as a starting point, but ordering reproductions of famous paintings or getting artwork in some unusual style or a mix of styles is also a popular trend on the site. Users can communicate the details with their selected artist beforehand and keep in touch throughout the art creation process. When done, the painting is shipped to the customer wherever they might be in the world.

The safety of all transactions is ensured by Drawberry’s strict security mechanisms, by the use of PayPal for all payments and by a team of moderators working 24/7 to resolve any issues or disputes. The service employs a rating system and collects user feedback to help other art shoppers make informed decisions.
 Company Background:
Drawberry is an Australian startup that began as a project within a well-known publisher of PC optimization software. A team of driven individuals had worked on the Drawberry project for over a year and finally launched it in early 2016. Since then the service has acquired a large audience of both artists and shoppers, and the online community has been growing every day. More information on the Drawberry service is available at

Saturday, 12 August 2017



#Manfrotto #360 #Virtual #Reality #VirtualReality

The first dedicated range of solutions supporting virtual reality creation

  • Pro and enthusiast solutions for immersive content creation
  • Reliable, high-performance bases, accessories and extension booms
  • Engineered with high-quality materials and careful attention to ergonomics and detail
UK 9th August 2017 - Manfrotto, world leader in the photography, imaging equipment and accessories industry, is excited to introduce the brand new 360o Virtual Reality range and to be the first player to bring unique, dedicated products designed to support professionals and enthusiasts shaping the future of photography and videography. Manfrotto’s new 360o Virtual Reality offering includes bases, accessories and extension booms that make it easier and more fun to create amazing 360-degree videos and photos.
With this new range, Manfrotto is facilitating the transition that is taking immersive content creation into the mainstream: from niche professional to widespread consumer application. Leveraging Manfrotto’s innovative offering, photographers and videographers can effortlessly capture entire scenes around their camera, enabling anyone viewing the content to look around and feel like they are experiencing the scenery in real life.

Manfrotto’s new 360o Virtual Reality Range provides a wide choice of combinations for individual content makers to select according to their specific needs and objectives.
Manfrotto VR bases provide reliably stable support and are compact enough not to show in 360° shots. They guarantee the stability photographers and videographers need to get a few meters off the ground and are available in a variety of sizes and materials to suit individual creative requirements.

Manfrotto’s VR accessories range makes flawless 360° shooting quicker and easier. These innovative accessories are compatible with all products in the range for the best results every time.

Manfrotto’s VR boom extensions maximize camera height when required. They can be connected to all the bases in the Manfrotto VR range, enabling users to achieve a wide variety of heights for the most breath-taking content.

The Manfrotto 360° VR range features a convenient selection of kits designed to make 360°content creation incredibly easy and intuitive. They are compatible with the most popular 360° cameras and are the smartest choice for anyone who wants to start creating high-quality immersive content easily, right away.

The Manfrotto 360° VR range starts from RRP £29.95 to £634.95
For more information, please visit

Manfrotto (Vitec Group)
Manfrotto is the world leader in the design, production and distribution of professional products for photography, video and entertainment. The company was founded in 1972 based on Lino Manfrotto’s experience, and its mission has always been to support and simplify the work of reporters, photographers and producers. The Imagine More project adds to this historical mission the idea of fuelling the enthusiasm of weekend photographers and supporting the surge of new amateurs.  Part of the UK-based Vitec Group since 1989, Manfrotto has now become a worldwide presence. In its eight key markets – Italy, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, China, Japan, Hong Kong and the United States – it is represented by its own direct distribution system, Manfrotto Distribution, whereas in 80 other countries sales are handled by independent distributors
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Monday, 7 August 2017


MAGIX are forging ahead soundly... NEWS!

#MAGIX #SoundForge #Audio #AudioEditing #Mastering

SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12 announced! Packed with new features, the new version of SOUND FORGE Audio Studio presents a new look, new functionality, new edit modes, new plug-ins, new meters, and more.

Berlin, Germany/Madison, WI (USA), August 7, 2017 – MAGIX announces the availability of the latest update to SOUND FORGE Audio Studio. Version 12 takes SOUND FORGE Audio Studio to a whole new level supplying everything you need to record, edit, enhance, and deliver high resolution audio. The perfect tool to digitize, repair, and restore LP records and tapes, create podcasts, master audio, burn CDs, and render to all the popular audio formats for streaming on the web or playback on portable media players.
64-bit-Architecture Built on a 64-bit platform to supply more editing power, more processing power, and a more powerful workflow.

Recording workflow The updated and redesigned recording window offers easy access to all the settings and controls you need to achieve the perfect high-resolution recording.
Open and append command An easy and fast way to assemble tracks for a CD. Select a file or group of files to append and they are automatically added to the project with CD track markers.
Non-destructive editing modes
• Slice Edit: Enables you to continue to tweak your edit even after you’ve made your cut.

• Soft Cut: Creates automatic, user-adjustable crossfades with each edit to guarantee
smooth transitions between cuts with no pops or clicks.
Spectral cleaning Perform frequency-based noise removal. Visually identify frequencies of an offending noise such as a chair squeak or cough in your recording, then use the spectral cleaning tool to select and remove the frequencies that make up those sounds.
Vinyl recording and restoration workflow The new workflow makes it easy to record vinyl LPs and tapes, remove crackle, pops, and hiss and burn to an audio CD or burn a set of audio files to a data CD or DVD in popular formats such as MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, or AAC.

Visualization window Presents several ways to analyze and track audio output including Peak meters, Phase Oscilloscope, Correlation meter, Direction meter, Spectroscope, Spectrogram, Bit meter, Oscilloscope, and Tuner.

Includes Ozone Elements 7 from iZotope at $129.00 value A mastering plug-in with a set of 75 professionally crafted presets, along with macro controls to fine tune the EQ and Compression to achieve full, rich, and loud final masters.

Repair and restoration tools
• DeClicker/DeCrackler: Automatically detect and remove clicks and crackle from vinyl recordings or other noisy environments.

• DeClipper: Restore and recover analog or digital material with clipping artifacts.

• DeEsser: Remove sibilance with presets for male and female vocals.

• DeHisser: Easily clean up background hiss with presets for hiss behind vocals, cassette tape hiss, analog tape hiss, and more.

• DeNoiser: Reduces unwanted steady-state noise like that created by air-conditioning, equipment hum, and amplifier hiss.

Elastic Audio Editor Tune vocals to a pitch-perfect performance with precise control over pitch.
Support for popular video formats Open popular video formats to enhance and repair the audio using the included filters, effects, and noise reduction tools.

“Throughout the development cycle of this new version of SOUND FORGE Audio Studio, the engineering team has kept their focus on the phrase ‘Define the edge‘ ”, said Gary Rebholz from SOUND FORGE. “Our goal: take the existing audio production powerhouse to the next level with cutting-edge tools and processes. We think you’re going to love Sound Forge Audio Studio 12.”

SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12 is now available online and in stores worldwide.

SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12 - £49.99 Upgrades from earlier versions - £24.99
In May, 2016, MAGIX acquired the SOUND FORGE product line, along with other video and audio products. The choice of audio professionals the world over, SOUND FORGE continues to provide the essential tools needed to record, edit, enhance, and deliver high-resolution audio with speed and accuracy.
About MAGIX:
MAGIX is an internationally operating provider of software, online services and digital content for use in multimedia products and services. Founded in 1993, MAGIX offers private and professional users a technologically sophisticated and user-friendly range of products for designing, editing, presenting and archiving digital photos, videos, music, documents and websites. MAGIX is the market leader in the field of multimedia software in Germany and in the most important European markets. It is also regarded as one of the most successful players in the US market.

Thank you for reading! Review coming soon! Synapse Circuit / Blue Gene