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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Corel Releases VideoStudio Pro X5

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Digital Home Talk" @ 05:00 PM

http://www.corel.com/corel/product/...pid=prod4650075

"Today Corel announced the release of Corel® VideoStudio® Pro X5, the most comprehensive version of the company's award-winning video editing software. VideoStudio Pro X5 breaks new ground with the introduction of screen recording and HTML5 authoring capabilities, multi-core acceleration, and advanced video compositing while still maintaining the key elements that users have come to know and love. With outstanding speed, a robust collection of creative tools, and its user-friendly approach, Corel VideoStudio Pro X5 continues to break down the barriers to video editing, opening the door to truly inspired and diverse productions."

Wow, this is a significant upgrade. If you are into PC-based video editing then you should check out the latest edition of Corel VideoStudio Pro X5. For about $79.95 (US), this software offers some very nice features, including HTML5 authoring capabilities. As VideoStudio Pro X5 outputs HTML5 videos in both WebM and MPEG-4 (H.264), videos can be displayed in any compatible browser. The software also has screen recording tools with which users can create screencasts complete with animations, effects, music, titles and voice-overs. VideoStudio Pro X5 also has new multimedia track handing, supporting up to 21 video or graphic tracks, two title or subtitle tracks, and four audio tracks. Among the other new capabilities are advanced multi-core acceleration, the ability to import multi-layer graphics, and Canon DSLR support for stop-motion animations. The Corel site has the full details of all the features and enhancements.


Monday, June 20, 2011

New Version Of SkyDrive Built Using HTML5 To Be Available Soon

Posted by Richard Chao in "Digital Home News" @ 11:49 PM

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_...sing-html5.aspx

"So starting today, we are launching a new version of the SkyDrive website. We took advantage of modern browsers and HTML5 to make SkyDrive faster, easier to navigate, and more beautiful for viewing photos."

Microsoft will soon be launching a new version of the SkyDrive website using HTML5. By using HTML5, SkyDrive will be significantly faster. For example, selecting folders and photo albums will now take only 100-300 milliseconds instead of the current 6-9 seconds. In addition, by building the new SkyDrive using HTML5 on a modern browsers, such as IE9, it will be able to take advantage of hardware accelerated graphics thereby making it faster to click through photo slideshows. Navigation is also improved is this version with the addition of SkyDrive Groups and the elimination of ads.

Watch the video above to get an overview of the new SkyDrive.


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

CloudCanvas: HTML5-based Digital Media Editor

Posted by Reid Kistler in "Digital Home Software" @ 01:00 PM

http://lifehacker.com/5594297/

"If you've been interested in using a web-based image editor but you've found them slow or too tied-down to plugins you might not have access to everywhere you want to work, CloudCanvas is a fast HTML5-based editor that frees you from plugins."

If you are the creative type, and would like to try out a HTML5-based editor, CloudCanvas seems worth taking a look at - particularly as they have a "Design Competition" that may allow you to win one of three $500 awards (submissions are due by Sep 12, 2010). Still new enough to be called a "Beta," the CloudCanvas site provides a basic introduction to their features and underlying technology, but for now it is largely learn on your own: at the time checked their Documentation was sparse (an outline of Menu Items), and the "Discussion Forum" had precisely 0 (as in Zero...) posts, and only a single, very brief, FAQ. Still, I was able to open the editor in both Firefox and Opera, and create a very simple "Drawing" in each: those who are more adept at using image editors will probably be able to grasp CloudCanvas without too much difficulty.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

HTML5 and Flash in a Video Cage Match

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 03:30 PM

http://www.streaminglearningcenter....t-depends-.html

"Since the comparative efficiency of Flash vs. HTML5 seemed easy enough to quantify, I endeavored to do so, using YouTube's new HTML5-based player as the test bed. Specifically, I played a YouTube video in the same browser twice, once via HTML5, once via Flash, and measured CPU utilization during playback."

The results of Streaming Learning Center's tests shuld not be considered exhaustive but it does indicate that HTML5 is an viable all around solution for streaming video to web browsers that support it. The results also show the huge difference between implementations for the Mac version of Flash compared to Windows. I imagine that Linux tests would more closely emulate the results seen on the Mac compared to Windows as well. It should signal to Adobe that it has a lot of work to do in terms of optimizing Flash for OS X and Linux if it wants to remain relevant in today's web. Unfortunately, while Flash also offers a lot of flexibility to allow designers to create more interactive websites more easily, or to develop games, probably the biggest strike against it is that advertisers currently really favor the format as well. Of course, as HTML5 matures and becomes more universally supported, advertisers will begin to design HTML5 based ads, which may end up becoming a horror story in itself.


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sketchpad Threatens MS Paint Dominance

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 12:30 PM

http://lifehacker.com/5467493/sketc...l5-painting-app

"Run by a team that dubs themselves Colorjack, this "Sketchpad" demo shows off the capabilities of modern JavaScript and HTML5 support. You can paint any color in any shade or opacity, take on patterns and "Spirographs," and use all the tools you're likely familiar with from Microsoft's older versions of that old Paint standby."

For those of you who think that HTML5 is so fantastic that everyone should immediately drop everything else to adopt it, Sketchpad may be a great link you can show people what HTML5 is capable of, outside of video delivery. Sketchpad is definitely not on par with Photoshop, or GIMP, but as a proof of concept, it is quite compelling, and it actually seems to offer very similar features (short of loading an image) to online photo editors. Of course, there is the inevitable comparison to Flash. I still maintain that Flash is the here and now. HTML5 is great and likely will be the future, but it is like saying that fusion power is the way of the future, and gasoline sucks. Until there is an HTML5 version of Desktop Tower Defense, you cannot change my mind!


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