STM BAGS ANNOUNCE NEW NOMAD LAPTOP SHOULDER BAG

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STM Nomad_BlueThe New Solution for Your Digital and Everyday Life

Leading Australian bag manufacturer, STM Bags has announced the release of the nomad. 

The nomad shoulder bag carries and protects your digital gear and daily necessities, complete with a removable laptop sleeve.

The nomad has an external zipper pocket to secure valuables and multiple organiser pockets for pens, keys, cords, cables and accessories. The comfortable shoulder pad and strap ensure a comfortable and custom fit with the adjustor, and the integrated iPad/tablet pocket means that you can easily carry all your digital necessities! 

Available in graphite, mustard and bondi blue to fit most 11”, 13” and 15” laptops. 

Learn more by visiting http://www.stmbags.com 

Features 

  • External zipper pocket to secure valuables
  • Multiple organiser pockets with space for pens, keys, cords, cables and accessories
  • Easy access to laptop sleeve with zippered pocket on back
  • Integrated iPad/tablet pocket lined with soft nylex
  • Comfortable shoulder pad and wide shoulder strap with cam adjustor for a custom fit
  • Removable laptop sleeve included 

Price & Availability: 

The STM nomad is available now at the following prices: 

Extra Small: £94.95

Small: £94.95

Medium: £99.95 

For stockist information please go to: http://www.stmbags.com/">www.stmbags.com

About STM BAGS:

Laptop bags with innovative styling and serious protection are hallmarks of the STM brand. Founded in 1998 in Sydney, Australia, STM Bags offers a full range of lifestyle oriented laptop bags, iPad cases and accessories. STM’s mission is to provide a more comfortable, secure and stylish means to transport your digital gear. All STM products are backed by a product lifetime warranty. www.stmbags.com

 

Reallusion Debuts CrazyTalk7 to Apple’s Mac Store

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Simply use your voice to turn images into talking videos

Reallusion, the award-winning leader of 3D and 2D Cinematic tools, introduces CrazyTalk7 as the new and innovative digital media application for the Mac. No matter if you are an iMovie-maker or a creative user, from any level, you can now create talking character videos from any digital photograph.  Bring any face to life with CrazyTalk7’s simple face-fitting guide, and then use your own voice to puppet your actor’s performance. 

Auto-animation in CrazyTalk7 is an innovative, time-saving feature that helps you create life-like animations in a matter of minutes. The ability to animate characters with any voice or text-to-speech engine, allows any user to quickly create animated shorts, video hosts, cartoon characters and more.  CrazyTalk7 is unlimited in what you can bring to life. Choose a photo or illustration, fit the facial features, add audio to generate animations, and see your characters perform in real-time.  Save movies for editing in iMovie, or directly upload them to YouTube.  CrazyTalk7 positions itself as an essential, quick animation tool in any artist’s toolbox.

What Makes the Difference? – Auto Motion Technology

CrazyTalk7 does more than just lip-syncing, now you can use the energy of your voice to control and generate natural character animations.  How you speak directly affects your avatar’s mood and tempo such as; whispering to replicate a quiet mood with little movement, shouting to get exaggerated results with camera close-ups and facial flaring, or singing to a rhythmic beat.    

Choose from various speaker performance styles to set a unique personality to your character’s base movement. Then choose a Talk mode that makes your character speak the audio with lip-syncs, and add emotions with Auto Motion templates that are driven by the same audio.  Or choose a Listen mode that turns your character into an attentive listener, or headphone-jamming music lover that responds to the music with eye, head and facial expressions.  With CrazyTalk7, voice-driven animations allow anyone to create quality animations with no prior experience. Give CrazyTalk7 your best Rock ’n’ Roll performance, or morph your voice into a small, evil rodent to see how normal and characterized voices can create unlimited possibilities in CrazyTalk7. http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/crazytalk7/whatsnew.aspx">http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/crazytalk7/whatsnew.aspx

CT7 Mac_BoxshotEasy Enough for Beginners, Powerful Enough for Studio User

Over the past 10 years, CrazyTalk has been carefully refined by cleverly automating animation principles that have been observed in many stage performances, cartoon animations and motion comics. This has created a huge following of users ranging from school children, high-school educators, amateur at-home animators, online video makers, comic book creators, charities/initiatives, Photoshop users, video effect producers and professional animators.

CrazyTalk is equipped to boost production for media pros and working artists.  The spectrum of users spans from Youtube video uploaders, to professional illustrators, and broadcast TV studios like American ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live and Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, to Willow Road Animation’s work on the Justice For Hire motion comics.

 

“I LOVE the new CrazyTalk for Mac!  It has finally arrived on the right platform for creatives to explore the boundaries of their imagination. CrazyTalk7 is an elegant and sophisticated facial animation app that will quickly become the secret weapon of animators and storytellers.  Finally after a LONG wait CrazyTalk is available for the Mac!”
- Eric Rosner, Illustrator
http://erosner.com/

 

CrazyTalk7 Features :

CrazyTalk7 for Mac is inspired animation creativity, bringing advanced animation techniques to the classroom, home studio and pro toolbox with a unique approach to movie making. CrazyTalk7 detailed features:

1. Make Any Photo Talk!

  • Import any JPEG, BMP, TGA, PNG,
  • Use drawings, sketches, graphic art, comics, animal or human photos, etc.
  • Simple wireframe fitting process that includes face, hair and head accessories
  • Transform flat 2D images into 3D heads with a vivid three dimensional look
  • Realistic eye movement with VividEye technology
  • Intelligent masking with automatic background removal

 

2. Audio lip-sync and sound morph effects

  • Import  WAV, mp3, or record your own audio
  • Type in text and turn it into audio with any TTS (text-to-speech) engine
  • Automatically analyze your audio and generate lip shapes for animation
  • Add or edit lip shapes in the timeline, and adjust their strength
  • Morph your voice to an alien, cartoon mouse, monster, robot or add special effects

 

3. Auto Animation

  • Idle animation mode – add default idle motions to immediately turn an imported photo into a natural moving animation. Watch as actors appear calm, overactive or sleepy while idle. 
  • Scenario-based animations - match a specific animation performance style

      Talk - news reporter, intense speaker or nonchalant communicator

      Sing - rap, opera, soul.  Move to a rhythm or sing to the lyrics.

      Fun Human Sounds – generate an evil laugh, hiccup, or a snore

      React - sway along to the music, listen to an interesting topic, or appear bored of a conversation.

  • Functional – apply basic audio-generated movements, and later customize to any kind of scenario

 

4. Custom Facial Puppet animation

  • Personality level - Choose a profile and select from various mood performances
  • Expression level – Add that magic touch to any character’s expression
  • Muscle level - For those that demand total control in their animation process

 

5. Refine with Timeline editing and the Expression library

  • Overlay specific facial expressions from the library, or create your own through puppeteering
  • Use cut, copy, loop, change speed functions on your motion
  • Save your edits in the custom motion clip library for future use

 

6. Hundreds of Professional Animation Templates

  • Create animations by easily drag-and-dropping templates
  • Employ behavior presets from the Auto Motion library to tell your actor how to perform
  • Use studio-made motion clips for accurate timeline performances
  • Learn animation styles from the sample scripts and get inspired
  • Actor Library - Experience a library of actors and learn how to make your creations work best in CrazyTalk
  • Sample Projects include singing, talking, mumbling, rapping, and shouting projects.

 

7. Export

  • QuickTime Video in HD size, 1080p 1920x1080,  720p 1280x720 and more
  • Custom video size and ratio
  • Image Sequence  (JPEG, BMP
  • Image Sequence with Alpha channel (TGA, PNG  32bit)

 

8. On-line User Manual, Video Tutorials and Forum

  • Easily learn CrazyTalk7 with full media support training

 

Pricing and Availability:

CrazyTalk7 Mac is available in the Apple App Store for GBP29.90.

Visit Reallusion’s website for more info, training and demo video: http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/crazytalk7/default.aspx">http://www.reallusion.com/crazytalk/crazytalk7/default.aspx


About Reallusion, Inc.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Reallusion is a leading-edge software developer providing cinematic animation tools for PC, Mac and mobile platforms.  Reallusion’s pioneering storytelling technology excelling at character animation, facial morphing and voice lip-sync allows fast creation of interactive avatars for 3-D real-time filmmaking and previsualization for professional post-production. Their powerful yet easy-to-use tools make character animation accessible to both Mac and PC users of all skill levels. Reallusion’s development of core technologies and growing base of intellectual property firmly establish the company as power among emerging technology innovators, furthering their graphic and imaging embedded kernels to top-brand device manufacturers worldwide. http://www.reallusion.com/

ADATA Adds Stylish Wine Bottle USB Flash Drive – UC500 – to DashDrive Lineup

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Store Your Digital Memories in a Beautiful Bottle Shape

ADATA Technology Co., Ltd. today announces the launch of the DashDrive™ Choice UC500 USB flash drive. This latest USB 2.0 interface entry offers a distinctive design, as well as striking colors, once again demonstrating ADATA’s determination and skill in bringing style and flair to digital storage.

The 50 x 19 x 11 mm (LxWxH) DashDrive Choice UC500 sports an attractive curved bottle shape, with color choices of golden champagne and sparkling red. The glossy metal exterior adds durability to the eye-catching shape, letting the user carry their ‘memories in a bottle’ with confidence and pride. The UC500 is small and easy to carry, with an integrated strap hole for use with a keychain or lanyard. The sliding type USB connector eliminates the need for a cap. Capacities of 8, 16, and 32 gigabytes ensure ample storage space for treasured personal data.

After announcing the company’s new product family in June, ADATA has moved quickly to release products that embody the speed and portability signified by the DashDrive name. Products in the DashDrive Choice group embody the industry’s most elegant designs, and are targeted towards fashion-conscious users who see the purchasing of digital accessories as an opportunity to make a personal style statement.

Availability

The DashDrive Choice UC500 will be available through selected distributors and resellers in the Europe.

For more information, visit the company’s website at:
http://www.adata-group.com/index.php?action=product_gallery&cid=1&piid=194&lan=en

MSRP

  • 8GB: £ 6.9
  • 16GB: £ 9.9
  • 32GB: £ 17.9

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About ADATA

ADATA Technology, one of the world’s largest vendors of DRAM Modules and USB Flash Drives, provides complete memory solutions, including memory cards, solid state drives, and portable hard drives. ADATA products are internationally recognized by Germany’s iF Design Award, red dot Award, CES Best of Innovations Award, Japan’s Good Design Award, Best Choice of Computex Award, and Taiwan Excellence Gold Award. The company’s slogan of Love, Life, Dreams, embodies the ADATA brand and the role of innovative memory products in the human pursuit of universally cherished ideas. For more information, please visit www.adata-group.com.