I have been playing with Raxco's newest utility, PerfectDisk Rx (v. 1.0, build 14). True to name and heritage, it is a defragger, but it also includes a few other nice touches. It's a rather svelte utility, taking up no more than 60MB of memory at peak usage over five processes (more like 35MB at idle.) One of the main attractions is the ability to automatically analyze and defrag your drives when needed when the system is idle, a feature Raxco calls StealthPatrol. The same SMARTPlacement optimization algorithm from the full version of PerfectDisk is also at work here.
We know a handful of video producers who carry their best work around to show on their iPod. But, you oughta make sure that your pearl-white and chrome device is ready. If the battery isn't charged then the show is over. In response to concerns of iPod batteries lasting only a year, some third-party manufacturers have stepped in to make high-charge batts. And where are the instructions showing the upgrade? On YouTube.
In our Video Bits & Bytes segment, Mark has news on the New AVCHD Camcorders from Sony and New AVCHD editing support from Sony Vegas. He also brings you news from Pinnacle Studio 11 and Ulead MovieStudio 11. Derek talks about viddyou.com and 5min.com, a 5-minute how-to video community for sharing your skills with the viewing audience. Also, a quick "On Location" video review from our recent Los Angeles Summit.
reprinted from a Corel/Ulead press release: Corel Introduces Ulead VideoStudio 11 for Easy and Powerful Desktop Video Editing and DVD Authoring Newest Release Delivers Next-generation Video Editing, Authoring and Sharing Features to New and Advanced Users Ottawa, Canada- April 30, 2007- Corel Corporation (NASDAQ:CREL; TSX:CRE), a leading developer of graphics, productivity and digital media software, today announced the availability of Ulead VideoStudio 11 and Ulead VideoStudio 11 Plus, the newest versions of its award-winning consumer video editing and DVD authoring software.