Artificial intelligence-based vector drawing implemented in CorelDRAW 2017
Corel introduced CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2017, the latest version of its flagship graphics software that offers designers a new, hands-on creative experience that's unlike any other vector application. With LiveSketch, hand-drawn strokes are intelligently interpreted, adjusted, and combined with existing vector curves, making it simple to sketch and draw directly on a pen-enabled device. Corel's powerful graphics solution, built specifically for Windows, also offers new workflow enhancements, plus support for the latest technologies including advanced stylus and touch-enabled devices, the Microsoft Surface Dial, and Ultra HD 5K monitors. CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2017 is now available priced at EUR 699 / GBP 599.99. Registered users of any previous version of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite may upgrade for EUR 349 / GBP 299.99 (excludes NFR, OEM and Academic versions). CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X8 customers can take advantage of a special upgrade price directly within their product. [source]
Chaos Group releases V-Ray 3 for Rhino
Chaos Group released V-Ray 3 for Rhino, a professional rendering plug-in that connects seamlessly with McNeel's 3D modeling application. Designed for architects and product designers, V-Ray 3 for Rhino is fast, interactive and highly optimized to run on CPU or GPU hardware. Highlights of the new version include a material library of over 500 drag-and-drop materials and an intuitive interface that has been streamlined to speed up any design workflow. V-Ray 3 for Rhino is available now for Windows. Workstation licenses are 695 USD and are fully compatible with Rhino 5. Upgrades are also available. [source]
Clips brings simple video creation to iPhone and iPad
Clips, a new video app from Apple, makes it easy to create expressive videos on iPhone and iPad and is now available as a free download on the App Store. Clips' simple, single-screen interface lets users make polished, multi-clip videos in minutes without video editing timelines, tracks or complicated tools to learn. Clips also introduces a breakthrough new feature called Live Titles that lets users add live animated captions and titles using just their voice. Captions are generated instantaneously as a user speaks, and appear on screen synced with the voice. [source]
Adobe Illustrator CC gets an anniversary update
In honor of Illustrator's 30th anniversary, an update for Illustrator CC 2017 is now available! This update will make your designing life a lot easier: easy cropping of images, a redesigned Color Themes panel, performance improvements to the New Documents panel, and various stability enhancements. You can install this new release through the Creative Cloud desktop application, or check for new updates within Illustrator by choosing Help > Updates. For full details of what was added, changed, and fixed see Adobe's What's New page. [source]
Grass Valley to unveil EDIUS 8.5 at NAB 2017
Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, will show the newly upgraded GV STRATUS 5.7, EDIUS 8.5 and Ignite v10 at NAB 2017 this month. The latest upgrade to GV STRATUS adds powerful transcoding options to the world-class video and workflow orchestration platform. The XRE Transcoder is now fully integrated into GV STRATUS, enabling broadcasters to ingest a wide range of UGC, leveraging the concept of "edit anything," a philosophy that has been a feature of Grass Valley's EDIUS platform for over a decade. GV STRATUS 5.7 also introduces a new web application for desktop and mobile. Editing applications EDIUS Pro and EDIUS Workgroup 8.5 will be faster and able to export, decode and add metadata in more formats than before. Among other usability improvements, the editing platform now includes "PQ Gamma" support of Primary Color Collection video filter for High Dynamic Range (HDR) editing. EDIUS 8.5's companion personal content management tool, Mync, has also been enhanced to feature more storyboard export options. Grass Valley will be demonstrating its news solutions at NAB in booth SL106. [source]
Free HALion 6 trial version
Steinberg announced the immediate availability of the free HALion 6 trial. There are many new tools and instruments in HALion 6, like the new Sampler Recorder, next-generation wavetable synthesis and six new instrument libraries for the modern composer, producer and sound designer. Try HALion 6 now for 30 days and experience all sounds and features of the retail version. The comprehensive sound design environment is compatible with all VST 3, VST 2, AU and AAX host applications and does not require an USB-eLicenser. Get it here. [source]
The Foundry Nuke and Cara VR special offers
Until April 30, 2017, users can purchase Nuke Studio for less than NukeX, get 15% off Cara VR, and more! The foundry has several discounts running, including 15% off new permanent seats of Nuke Studio, 15% off upgrades to Nuke Studio from Nuke or NukeX, 15% off new seats of Cara VR for Nuke, and additional 15% off Cara VR and Nuke Studio bundles - up to 24% off compared to buying the applications separately! More here. [source]
Sony's new A9 camera with full-frame stacked CMOS sensor
Sony introduced a new, revolutionary digital camera, the A9 (model ILCE-9). The most technologically advanced, innovative digital camera that Sony has ever created, the new A9 offers high-speed, blackout-free continuous shooting at up to 20 fps, 60 AF/AE tracking calculations per second, a maximum shutter speed of up to 1/32,000 second and much more. These features are made possible thanks to its new 35mm full-frame stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor -- the world's first of its kind -- which enables data speed processing at up to 20x faster than previous Sony full-frame mirrorless cameras. This unique sensor is paired with a brand new, upgraded BIONZ X processing engine and front-end LSI that maximises overall performance. The new A9 also features a vibration free, fully electronic, completely silent anti-distortion shutter, a new Z battery (NP-FZ100) with approximately 2.2x the capacity of W batteries, dual SD media card slots (one with UHS-II support), an Ethernet port, new Quad-VGA OLED Tru-Finder with approximately 3,686k dots, a 5-axis image stabilisation system, uncompressed 14-bit RAW support, and 4K video recording across the full width of the full-frame image sensor. Additionally, the camera can record Full HD at 120 fps at up to 100 Mbps. The new A9 will start shipping from May 2017 (U.S.A.) to June 2017 (Europe) priced at approximately 4,500 USD / 5,300 EUR / 4,500 GBP. [source]
Free HALion 6 trial version
Steinberg announced the immediate availability of the free HALion 6 trial.
CINEMA 4D Service Release 18 (SP2)
This new service release improves stability and performance of Maxon's CINEMA 4D software for 3D modeling, animation, and rendering.
Cubase 9.0.20 update
Steinberg released the latest Cubase 9 update, version 9.
Unity 2017.1 beta
Unity Technologies concluded the Unity 5 cycle with the 5.
Avid Pro Tools First to get a major update this spring
Later this spring, Avid is bringing new features to Pro Tools First, its free edition of the venerable DAW software, to make it even more like the full version of Pro Tools.
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