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NAB 2013: Kessler Crane, Cinevate, DitoGear Dreams, Rhino Slider Desires

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NAB 2013 approaches and our our Erik Vlietinck is thinking about affordable camera sliders. He's got a sweet spot for the Rhino Slider. Here's why he's not jaded about sub $1,000 and sub $500 sliders anymore.
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The ink pipeline of an EFI VUTEk machine

UV LED Lamp Printing: Envisioning the Future of 2D Print Tech

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The time has come for UV LED Lamp Printing. No Mercury. No Ozone. Low power. Meet the future of 2D printing, says our Erik Vlietinck.
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UV LED curing

Wide-Format UV LED Curing Inkjets: Less Heat, New Capabilities

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With new UV LED curing technology, printers can print on a broader range of media compared to traditional mercury vapor lamps. Think bubble wrap and plastic. Besides being eco-friendly, printers can look for a significant boost for their business.
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BALLED Pro LED Photo System Lights: Portable Photo Studio on Steroids

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The BALLED Pro is a portable LED photo light system. In fact, think of it as a portable pro lighting studio set on steroids. Via Erik Vlietinck in Europe.
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Adobe DPS

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Folio Format Review: Deep Dive

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Adobe Digital Publishing Suite comes in three flavors, two of which are available only to publishers with rather deep pockets. Erik Vlietnick takes a look at how the makings of an Apple iPad publication.
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ScanSnap S1300d Rack2-Filer: Erik Vlietinck Reviews

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My appetite for digital doesn’t stop at magazines, newspapers and books. I want to be able to digitize paper receipts, invoices, articles and everything else that’s produced in paper format, too. Depending on your scanner, getting paper into a computer is easy or tedious. So I reviewed the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 mobile scanner. It makes […]
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Erik Vlietinck: On VanGennep, PublishingNOW and DAM

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A deep dive on Digital Assets Management -- or DAM -- from our European correspondent, Erik Vlietinck.
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Publishing system by QSystems, Q4

Erik Vlietinck: QSystems Q4 Pub System Review

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Publishing digital content is harder than it should be. Erik Vlietinck reviews Q4 by QSystems. The system includes built-in DAM, task-management and workflow automation.
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Diabetes test

Wearable Biosensor for Diabetics: Nanotech News

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Wearable, prick-free blood sugar biosensor tech is here. Researchers at the Fraunhofer-Institut say its tiny, low-powered device is revolutionary. Here's how it works.
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Dragon Dictate for Mac 3 (review)

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Our Erik Vlietinck says Dragon Dictate for Mac 3 is faster and has better correction, increased accuracy and transcription features. It isn't perfect. REVIEW.
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Sensor chip of SUCCESS

Erik Vlietinck: How the EU-funded Radar Sensor Works

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Our European correspondent Erik Vlietinck explains an EU-funded radar sensor -- what it is, how it works and possible applications.
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Sony SLT-A99 photo camera

Sony SLT-A99: Full-Frame Translucent Mirror Camera and Dual AF (preview)

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Sony announces a new full-frame DSLR -- popping a full-frame sensor in an 800 grams light magnesium alloy TMT Technology body.
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NVIDIA Quadro K5000 Mac

NVIDIA Quadro K5000: 4K Cinema for Mac Users

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At IBC 2012 NVIDIA announced the Quadro K5000 GPU for Mac. The card is set to dramatically improve graphics performance on Mac Pro systems and possibly on iMacs, too. The two-slot Quadro K5000 for Mac is specifically optimized for designers and digital content creators. It has 4K cinema support. 4K cinema works with resolutions of […]
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FTP server CrushFTP 6's CrushSync

CrushFTP 6 Enterprise: FTP Server Packs Extra Punch (review)

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CrushFTP 6 is the newest version of Ben Spink's FTP server product for OS X, Linux and Windows. Our Erik Vlietinck took a look at the enterprise version.
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Rich snippet tool in SEO Ultimate

Seven Schema.Org WordPress Plug-ins: Bad to Brilliant

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Schema.org metadata markup boosts your site's visibility and search ranking by making it easier for search engines to figure out what your site is about. It's catching on, but its WordPress plug-ins are wildly different in quality and functionality. Here's a look at seven of them.
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Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac: new virtual machine installation

Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac (review)

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As it ever did, Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac lets you run Windows and Mac applications simultaneously in virtual machines without rebooting. I took a look at the the latest version. It integrates Windows applications with OS X seemlessly -- and it works nicely with the latest features of Apple OS X Mountain Lion. But it sure isn't perfect. Here's my review.
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Web App Publishing: Quark PressRun vs. Adobe DPS

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Create a web app with Adobe DPS or use an HTML5-based solution like Quark's PressRun -- here's how and why.
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After PluralEyes 3 beta, the clips have been rearranged.

PluralEyes 3: Synchronizing Multiple Audio and Video (review and videos)

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Many people use a dSLR camera to record video, and while most dSLRs capture great quality video they produce terrible sound. To get everything right, you’ll need a separate audio recorder and then synchronize audio and video in post-production. There are several ways of doing this, but the one you’ll definitely get a kick out […]
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The Ninja 2 video field monitor/recorder lets you log clips in production

Erik Vlietinck: Atomos Ninja 2 Review

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Our Erik Vlietinck reviews the Atomos Ninja2 video monitor/recorder. It turns an average video camera into a professional production system. Bottom line here.
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Tagaroo's simple interface to Calais metadata

Tagaroo: Plugging Calais Metadata in WordPress (review)

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Calais is a toolkit that lets you readily incorporate semantic functionality within your blog, content management system (CMS), website or application. It differs from schema.org in that it isn't markup but, rather, a tagging system on steroids.
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