Stories by Denis Gallagher

Is that to watch here, or to go?

Once you have captured your precious footage, what do you do next? The options for video storage/distribution depend on whether you want everyone in the world to see your pride and joy immediately, or keep the moment forever.

Tuning your system for video

In this new column, we investigate the relevant issues affecting PC users working with digital video and multimedia. Michael Schumacher's Formula One Ferrari, Valentino Rossi's 500cc Honda and Colin McRae's Rally Bred Ford are all performance machine...

Panasonic DMC-LC5

The DMC-LC5 is targeted at the semi-serious photographer wanting a quality image and as such is focused on offering auto everything, as well as the ability to tinker with the "controls when needed. The 4-megapixel CCD enables the user to capture imag...

VideoFactory 2.0

Scene detection, strong DV capture tools and audio extraction make Videofactory 2.0 one of the more enjoyable consumer video-editing solutions on the market today.

Adobe Premiere 6.0

Adobe, while slow to recognise the significance of Digital Video (DV) with version 5.1 of this program, has fought back with version 6.0, providing a fantastic combination of DV compatibility, easier to use interface and a myriad of output options ra...

Ulead VideoStudio 5.0

Apple's iMovie, an easy video editing application offered free with all iMacs, was a big hit with first-time video editors. VideoStudio 5.0 is Ulead's attempt at matching the powerful simplicity of iMovie on the PC, with mixed results.

The death of 35mm - are we there yet?

PC World takes a look at a collection of 3 megapixel models and discovers a wide array of features and capabilities to satisfy everyone, from dedicated hobbyists to prosumers.

Flash 5

Flash 5 reinforces Macromedia's reputation by providing the tools for creating and deploying vector-based Web content effectively and efficiently.

Jasc Paint Shop Pro 7 (beta)

The next versions of two popular image editing packages - Jasc Paint Shop Pro 7 and Ulead PhotoImpact 6 - are currently in beta release, so let's see what they have in store.

Canon Ixus

Canon has just released the Digital Ixus, the smallest and lightest zoom lens digital camera on the market, measuring 87x57x27mm.

Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects

This book brings experienced graphic and video enthusiasts into the world of motion graphics quickly and effectively, providing a powerful tool when creating animations and titling for film and video.

Kodak DC4800

We compare the Olympus Camedia 3030 Zoom and Kodak DC4800 digital cameras.

Image is everything

Improvements in scanner and digital camera technology, together with increased CPU performance, has led to a resurgence in working with images on the PC. We run through the various editing packages.

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