Sony Alpha 7: Power in a tiny package

Sony Alpha 7: Power in a tiny package

Serious photographers have seen the presentation of Sony Alpha 7 as a fulfillment of a lifelong dream. The power of a full-format sensor (FF) in the body off a CSC class device removes the need for ca...

ASRock FM2A88X EXTREME6+: Extreme Kaveri treatment

ASRock FM2A88X EXTREME6+: Extreme Kaveri treatment

The moment AMD presented its new APU (Kaveri), which made a significant step forward in iGPU performances, it was to be expected that soon enough there will be loads of motherboards that can support i...

In Win Desert Fox Commander III 800W

In Win Desert Fox Commander III 800W

Right from the start In Win company wants to leave a good impression. This manufacturer is very famous in the eastern markets for their power supplies and chassis, even though they have lots of other ...

ASUS DSL-N66U and RT-N14U: Routers for every WAN situation

ASUS DSL-N66U and RT-N14U: Routers for every WAN situation

We all know that internet service providers often provide free wireless routers, in order to increase the value of their offer. We also know that, in most cases, that equipment is, for the lack of bet...

Noctua NF-L9i: A miniature HTPC is trending

Noctua NF-L9i: A miniature HTPC is trending

Noctua gained its fame in coolers world by working very hard to adapt their products to their customers’ needs. In the era of APU computers (Kaveri, for example), or rather, processors with low consum...

ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II: Double identity

ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II: Double identity

GeForce GTX 780 Ti brought the users ideally balanced video card which also represents an excellent answer to the competitor’s model. We’ve got a full-blooded GK110 chip which even Titan didn’t have a...

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Top games of 2012

As year comes to an end, it is perfect time to look back on what we've liked to play. Here is our list of top games of 2012, in no particular order. Happy New Year, may it brings us more joy, happiness and high quality games!
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Corel VideoStudio Pro X3: Non-linear Video Editing for Home Users

Corel_X3_intro2.jpgImageOnly a decade ago, the first association when video editing was mentioned would be huge desks with a large number of buttons and bars in all sizes and colours, with special CRT monitors and Beta video recorders neatly stacked in front. Working with this equipment was anything but simple. Video editing is one of the best examples of computers speeding up and simplifying data manipulation. The editing room of today consists of a single strong PC with lots of storage space and a good monitor. Everything else is under software control. However, powerful video editing programs are still way too expensive for the ordinary home user, and their interface is often neither easily understandable nor intuitive.

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ATI vs. NVIDIA: CyberLink MediaShow Espresso

CyberLink_MediaShow_Espresso_intro2.jpgImageNew graphics cards from ATI and NVIDIA can support hardware acceleration of various video manipulation processes so time needed for some of those tasks can shorten, especially when it comes to video transcoding. Until recently for such task you needed separate application written specially for each GPU. Now, there is one application that can use both GPUs and do exactly the same job: CyberLink MediaShow Espresso. CyberLink promises ten times faster transcoding by using GPU processing power along with ability to transcode few files at once. Application has simple user-friendly interface and since it has Espresso in its name, you guessed it right: there aren’t too many options to bother you.
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ATi vs. nVIDIA: Video Transcoding

ImageEncoding of video material is one of those tasks that demand a lot of processing power and till now we had to use, in most cases, CPU processing power. Since market of portable devices that can play video files (like smartphones and portable media players) is growing rapidly, necessity for conversion of video files to lower resolutions and bit rates is growing accordingly. Of course there are cases when we need to covert video file to higher resolution as in case of converting DVD to HD video format that is better suited for your new Full HD TV. Users are using Video Converters more and more every day and at the same time they are seeking for software solution that will do the job faster and with better results.

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Adobe Photoshop CS4

ImageNew edition of one of the best, if not the best, application for processing raster graphics attended for photographers but also for graphic and web designers, is finally tested on InsideHW. One of most important technical novelties is that Photoshop CS4 will be delivered only as 64-bit version. Adobe made this decision after preliminary tests that showed that performances of 64-bit applications are better for 8% to 12% comparing to 32-bit version. True power and advantages of 64-bit version are hidden in fact that it can use large amounts of memory.

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Adobe Acrobat 9

ImageAdobe Acrobat made its first appearance in 1991, while its PDF file format, from the start, was designed as multiplatform electronic communication instrument. Appearance of Internet had significant influence on future development of this format, thereby forcing Adobe to make even better tool, which in time will become one of dominate methods of data exchange on the Net, but at the same time they had to keep their role in professional printing domain.

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Online Photo Galleries

ImageInternet development and its dominant role among all other media, electronic and printed, continuously bring new innovations in field of expression and communication among Web users. One of basic features of today’s Internet is wider and bigger usage of Web 2.0 technology also known as User Friendly technologies. Fundamental characteristic of these technologies is possibility of achieving communication in simple and easy way for regular users. The best examples of usage of those technologies are Blogs and Photo Galleries.
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Best Free VST Plugins

ImageNowadays you can download really huge number of free VST additions from Internet. Most of them don’t deserve a second of our attention but there are several real jewels that are quite innovative and often they have enough quality to beat many commercial solution and effects. On this occasion we have singled out the following.
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