First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.
Free Polaroid-like HD photo effect available for Final Cut Pro
- — 02 May, 2009 01:11
Round 6: The Overall Design
Apple: Thanks to its simple, spartan design, the Air has much cleaner lines. Then again, managing without all of the perks that have been nipped and tucked out of the 12.8-by-9.0-by-0.8-inch, 3-pound Air in order to make it so small is a bit of a pain. As in life, it's all about trade-offs.
Dell: As slim as the Adamo is (13 by 9.5 by 0.65 inches and 4 pounds), it's still a bit boxy. Hey, that's not a knock. After all, just about every laptop is a little on the square side (even Apples, until pretty recently). The dotted grillwork on the back pops, and the two-tone top makes the Adamo look more like a fashion accessory than most laptops on the scene do.
Winner: Draw. This one boils down to a matter of aesthetics and taste. Whether you like clean and simple or you want to try to match your shoes to your laptop, either machine works.
As I said at the beginning of this slide show, hang tight: We will have a full review of the Adamo up soon with all of our WorldBench 6 test results in place.
CrumplePop has released CrumplePop Photo, a free Polaroid-style HD photo effect for Apple's Final Cut Pro.
CrumplePop offers a range of free and paid Final Cut Pro Templates to add hand-drawn elements to creative projects.
You can transform any image into a Polaroid-style snapshot, right on the Final Cut Pro timeline. You can also enter your photo caption, which appears in hand-drawn magic marker, without leaving the video-editing suite.
"The snapshot with a little caption in marker at the bottom - it's especially common in print media. We wanted to use it in our broadcast and film projects, so we created this effect. It turned out really well, with edges that stay smooth at HD resolution even when they're rotated, and a beautiful faded look that captures the weird colour properties of old instant photos," Gabriel Cheifetz, Creative Director at CrumplePop.
CrumplePop Photo is available as a free digital download with three different caption fonts, and with both "faded" and "fresh" photo looks.