New from Edifier – the CineSound B7!

Heighten your home theatre experience with the CineSound B7 from Edifier. A sleek black soundbar with 8 inch subwoofer that ensures quality surround sound at a competitive price.

Edifier, leading innovator of audio electronics, announces the release of the CineSound B7. Enjoy a cinematic theatre experience with the B7 Bluetooth soundbar paired with an 8 inch subwoofer. It’s now time to start watching all those movies in glorious surround sound with this sophisticated system in the comfort of your own home. From Disney to Spielberg, rock to classical, the B7 delivers crisp clear sound detailing every nuance to enhance the armchair watching and listening experience.

B7_3_comp Main Features: Amplified sound Designed with a 2-¾ inch aluminum diaphragm mid-range and ¾ inch silk dome your audio will be boasting. The B7 has been engineered with a tri-amplifying system to expand every sound from your TV or gaming system. Distortion is a thing of the past with the Digital Signal Processing and Dynamic Range Control built-in to the CineSound B7. Smooth and slim the B7 Bluetooth soundbar is designed for elegance and entertainment. Its metre long design incorporates four speaker units and two tweeters for a luxurious performance. A built-in smart feature knows when a movie or TV show finishes and after 10 minutes of inactivity sets Edifier’s B7 on standby mode. Now that’s a smart system.

Regulate every sound Adjust the CineSound B7 to suit your personal taste. With built-in controls on the soundbar you can easily adjust volume power and input selection or use the wireless remote. Edifier’s Bluetooth B7 also features three presets. With a simple click your sound is set for watching movies, the news or listening to your music media.

Multiple connection options Designed for your personal space it easily connects to any device with the versatile options the B7 provides. Its Bluetooth 4.0 capability allows you to connect any device to your speaker. Its 10-meter range lets you place the device anywhere you want without losing connection or depth. Connect multiple devices at the same time through optical coaxial AUX or through 2 RCA analogue audio inputs. You have the freedom to connect your TV and DVD at the same time.

Specifications: • Total Power Output:RMS 16Wx2(Treble)+19Wx2(Mid-range and bass 75W • Signal to Noise Ratio:≧85dBA • Frequency Response:48Hz~20KHz(±6dB) • Input Sensitivity:Line in:700±50mV  AUX:550±50mV  OPT,COA:400mFFs±50mFFs • Input Type:Auxiliary/Line in/Coaxial/Optical/Bluetooth • Bass Driver:2 3/4″(700mm) • Trble Driver:3/4″ (19mm) silk dome tweeter • Subwoofer Driver:8″ (210mm) • Speaker Dimension:1000x79x80mm • Packing Box Dimension:1085x645x351mm

Price and Availability: The CineSound B7 is available at £249.99 inc from Amazon and leading e-tailors For more information: http://www.edifier.com/int/en/speakers/b7

Turn Your XboxOne into a Motion Capture Device!

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Reallusion, leading edge software developer providing cinematic animation tools for PC, Mac and mobile platforms has announced the new Mocap Plug-in for Mocap Plug-in for Kinect for XboxOne, for use with the iClone 6 Pro software.

In 2012 Reallusion became the first mobile motion capture solution provider when they launched the Kinect mocap plug-in for the Xbox 360. With the new high definition Kinect motion capturing tool, users can now use their own bodies to more accurately control virtual actors in real time without having to rent an entire mocap studio or even wear a markered jump suit.

3 New Features for Kinect Mocap Plug-in:

• The Kinect Mocap Plug-in for Xbox One with iClone 6 Pro, is compatible with the new Kinect for Xbox One camera sensor. New additions to the sensor include: Time of Flight sensor that offers unparallel tracking accuracy; 1080p camera with increased field of view that requires less room to operate and a higher light sensitivity.

• Additional trackable skeleton joints enhances neck up/down, upper torso, wrist and knee rotation, and squat movements.

• Improved 3D visualization for better floor and feet contact, including the ability to save floor calibration.

Mocap release_1Main Features:

Floor Detection & Alignment New 3D floor alignment and floor adjustment function helps keep every foot step on the same surface elevation, preventing unnatural floating or sinking foot motion when moving about.

Near Mode & Wider Angle Lens Now you can capture your motions closer to the camera even when sitting in front of the desk. Thanks to the near mode, your motion data can be captured as close as 50cm to the sensor with full accuracy and precision.

Chest Turn, Head/Neck Rotation We’ve added the option of head rotation tracking, which motion captures rotation around the X-axis and Z-axis. This means that you can now make characters nod in agreement, turn their heads to the side, or look from left to right.

Half-body Capture & Mask With this Kinect for Xbox One mocap plug-in you are able to choose between “full-body” or “upper body” to perform half-body captures while in a seated position. On the other hand, you can also mask out specific body parts to combine with already existing motions, or add knee rotation constraints for a more stable motion capture.

Head & Knee Movement The Microsoft Kinect SDK allows end point motion capture, allowing your head and knee movements to be recognized for more natural-looking animations.

Remote Body Commands No need to walk back to your computer to start or stop recording. Now you can use simple gestures to send preview and record commands to the motion capture device.

Quick Switch Rapidly switch between multiple mocap performers captured on camera without having to re-target each time. Do this by directly right-clicking on the tracked body.

Mirror Capture Check on the “Mirror” option to flip your character’s movement from one side to the other.

Motion Smoother Remove annoying motion jitters with the new enhanced motion smoother option.

The Mocap Plug-in for Kinect Xbox One is now available for 79.99 GBP

For more information, please visit: http://www.reallusion.com/iclone/mocap/

Learn more about the iClone Export Pipeline: http://www.reallusion.com/iclone/pipeline/

The iClone-Kinect Mocap Plug-in supports depth sensors for:

:: Xbox 360 :: Xbox for Windows :: Xbox One

PhiShield – A World First!

In this day and age of internet convenience, stolen identities and hacking are unfortunately common occurrences. What if we told you there was a product that would give you complete peace of mind for everything you do online? I know I would certainly feel happier about it.

Introducing PhiShield. It is the world’s first cyber and phishing loss of funds insurance. Protecting against cyber fraud, cbyer attacks and fraudulent credit card transactions, PhiShield gives you complete peace of mind when transacting online by covering you financially, and working in conjunction with any of the leading brand internet security solutions.

There are various levels of cover up to £10,000 against financial loss as a result of unauthorised transactions. This cover is valid on any personal account held in your name at any bank.

Phishield gives protection against the following frauds:

  • Online Purchases
  • ATM Transactions
  • EFT Fund transfers
  • Card Fraud
  • Phishing Scams
  • In-App purchase fraud
Phishield is re-insured by Lloyd’s of London. From as little as £24.99, contact Phishield for your individual cover requirements. www.phishield.com   UK PR Boxshot (2)

Simply Create Music!

MAGIX, makes of user friendly multimedia software since 1993 is pleased to present Music Maker 2016 – the new generation of software for music production and live performance. With Music Maker 2016 Live and Music Maker 2016 Live Performer you can produce music and play it live without any previous experience. The brand new Live Pads make creating new tracks easy and enable true creative freedom and lots of fun -especially when making electronic music.muma_live_2016_uk_bb_yeah_3cA highlight of Music Maker 2016 Live is the new Live Pad mode´which contains 16 virtual pads that can be operated and recorded in realtime using the keyboard or the MAGIX Audio Remote app. The program features 30 pre-produced Live Sets in a range of genres including Hip Hop, Deep House and Techno. The Live Sets can be adapted, are license-free and can be used from directly within the program with other genres or Live Sets. Each set is available in 7 pitches and pitch can be shifted with just a click when creating a track. The new free Audio Remote app can be used to operate the virtual Pads and all virtual instruments in Music Maker by smartphone or tablet. For exciting live performances, MAGIX Music Maker 2016 Live Performer comes with USB pad controller hardware for operating Live Pad mode. The compact USB pad controller has been developed specifically for Music Maker 2016 Live and works perfectly with the virtual Pads. It comprises a velocity-sensitive keyboard with 25 keys as well as 8 knobs that are ideal for improvising, producing and composing music. MAGIX Music Maker 2016 Live has a whole range of options for bringing musical ideas to life. Combine professionally produced sounds and loops by drag & drop, record your own vocals in studio quality and compose new melodies with the MIDI editor. With Soundpools from the genres of Hip Hop, Deep House, 80s, Rock Pop and Chillout and four new virtual instruments, the program provides an unlimited variety of musical styles:
  • Dramatic film music with cinematic synthesizer sounds
  • The virtual Accordion adds a light, authentic sound to electro beats and traditional French songs
  • Gentle folk influences with banjo, steel guitar and other folk instruments
  • Compelling melodies and epic vocals with virtual choirs
Music_Maker_2016_ParamEQ_EN For optimal audio quality, professional mastering plug-ins are seamlessly integrated into Music Maker 2016 Live. Sound can even be optimized automatica lly with Auto Mastering. The effects areas has been completely redesigned and the new sound effects settings are directly integrated into the interface, making them easier to operate. The screen keyboard features a new mode in which it only plays the notes that fit the key of the song you’re working on – so even beginners will always hit the right note.

Music Maker 2016 is available now in the following versions:

MAGIX Music Maker 2016 £44.99

MAGIX Music Maker 2016 Live £69.99

MAGIX Music Maker 2016 Control for £119.99

MAGIX Music Maker 2016 Live Performer £139.99 – available online only

www.magix.com  

Incomedia Announce New WebSite X5 Evolution 12 and Professional 12

When it comes to creating your own website it is so important to get the look and feel of the website right. Which is why we are pleased to announce that Incomedia have launched the new version of their powerful website creation software. Available in three editions – Evolution 12, Professional 12 and Home 12, this web design software creates responsive websites that are compatible with all screen resolutions of any device. It is easy to use and the intuitive step by step features mean you can create your perfect website in no time! All you need is a mouse – yey for easy to use software! More information below!   WSX5 Flash image WebSite X5 Evolution 12 is the perfect tool for creating websites, online stores and blogs in just 5 steps: simple to follow and easy to use, all that’s needed is a mouse. Websites created with this software are optimized for search engines, compatible with all the main browsers and they are responsive, automatically adapting to the resolution of all devices (desktop, tablet or smartphone). Not having to worry about the technical aspects means that users, whether professional web designers or newcomers to website creation, only have to concentrate on their website’s design. Users can choose from over 1,000 customizable templates, or create one of their own. They can create the website’s map or blog with all the necessary pages, organized in various levels. WebSite X5 uses a page formatting system for creating pages with a simple content Drag & Drop technique (text, tables, pictures, etc.). Advanced features include online stores with credit card payment facilities, multi-language websites, a password-protected members’ areas, to name but a few. Websites will be ready for online publishing and broadcasting to Google and various social networks in very little time thanks to the program’s built-in FTP engine. WebSite X5 Evolution 12 is available at the market price of £ 49.99.   WSX5 Ev_Pro_Box WebSite X5 Professional 12 allows users to create websites, blogs and online stores, all of which are responsive and complete with an app. Users who choose this solution will get a professional website that is powerful and rich in features, yet easy to use and, very importantly, mobile friendly. An important value-added feature in the Professional version is the FeedReady app, freely available for iOS and Android. It can be linked to the blog or RSS Feeds on the websites and visitors can be invited to follow all website updates. The e-commerce features are also more advanced: it’s possible to create a product catalogue, manage stock availability through the control panel and set up payment methods, discounts and so on. Plus by setting up accounts by hand, users have total control over access to members’ areas and customer access. Websites created with WebSite X5 Professional 12 also enjoy high rankings in the SERPs, thanks to advanced optimization analysis features. WebSite X5 Professional 12 is available at the market price of £ 139.00. With Evolution 12 and Professional 12, WebSite X5 has taken another huge step forward in meeting customers’ expectations and staying abreast of the latest technology. www.websitex5.com

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