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June 14th, 2008
Label your Movies

Turning
Blank DVDs
into
DVDs with labels

Why label a dvd ?

  • to personalize it and make it as you want it to look
  • to print important information on the dvd label
  • for better storage so you can easily find your favorite dvd
  • any reason will do

DVD Labeling Software

A DVD Labeling software is what we need for this job. It will provide nice templates with the exact standard sizes of a dvd or dvd case so that all we have to do is to add our favorite image and text on that template and never have to worry about the result being the right size.

A list with recommended dvd labeling software:

Choose your favorite software from the list above. You can use other software but the above also support LightScribe Direct-to-Disc Labeling.

LightScribe is HP’s newest media technology for labeling discs, called “Direct Disc Labeling”
This exciting technology uses your LightScribe-enabled CD/DVD drive to create silkscreen quality, iridescent labels burned directly to the disc surface

Besides LightScribe-ing a disc you can print a label on a special paper that you can cut and apply the label on top of a no name dvd, or you can print a label on a normal sheet of paper, cut it the right size and use a special dvd labeling kit like the one below:
DVD Labeling kit

Start your favorite dvd labeling software and make a cover by inserting images, writing text or by choosing from a large collection of pre-made labels. Print it according to the case cut it to the right size and apply the label on a blank no name dvd.

Labeling a Movie DVD

Labeling a movie isn’t much different from labeling a dvd but you should keep in mind that using a specific format when labeling a dvd is recommended. You should always label the name of the movie , the year it was made in, some screen shots resized and the producer of the movie. This will help you a great deal in organizing your movie collection.

Movie Label Making Software

The advantage of using a Movie Label software is that it will provide some great templates for movie labels. Also such a software has an impressive collection of background images that will go well with your home made movie.

Do you have a lot of movies and you don’t know how to catalog them? Or when you want to watch a movie you don’t know it’s rating… or if you will like that movie at all… in that case a Movie Label software can help you.

Recommended software:
Movie Label 2009
DVD Labeler Deluxe from SureThing

Let’s focus on Movie Label 2009

It Features:

  • Professional yet easy-to-use software for your movie collection (DVD, VHS, Blu-ray, HD DVD, etc).
  • Automatically download all data about your movies and TV-series from the Internet (including cover art and trailers).

A preview with how your movie collection could look like:
Movie labels


This was a quick and basic guide on how to label a dvd. I hope I got you started on this dvd label making frenzy.



March 25th, 2008
Bryce

bryce6.jpgFor over a decade, artists of all mediums - print, video, multimedia or the web - have known Bryce, the affordable 3D software for achieving breathtakingly realistic imagery.

Top Reasons to use Bryce6
The latest version of Daz3D Bryce incarnation is Bryce 6, which will give those artists along with the new generation of creators the ability to work faster and create more realistic environments than ever before. Whether you are a professional designer, or a 3D graphics enthusiast, Bryce 6 not only provides you with the tools to literally create a world of your own but makes your scenes more realistic by combining imported animations with your

You can place your characters directly into your Bryce scenes and have them walk and talk right before your very eyes. Choose at what point you want the imported animations to begin, with the freedom to go back to DAZ|Studio to make any necessary adjustments to make them perfect.

Bryce 6 is the ideal 3D software addition to your image editing toolbox. Now it is easier than ever to add artwork created in Bryce in conjunction with common image editing programs to merge photos and 3D artwork for an unlimited degree of creativity. It comes with images and Bryce 3D elements such as terrains, skies, water, trees, models and more were combined with non-3D elements using photographic elements and layers in other applications to achieve the final artwork. Bryce 6 gives you the freedom to add realistic 3D environments to your existing workflow without the headache often associated with learning new tools.



March 25th, 2008
DAJ

DAJ (Digital Archive Japan) is the leading royalty free photography producer in Japan, renowned for it’s creativity and commercially attractive high-quality imagery that inspires to envision ideas to actual masterworks. DAJ collection bring together a broad spectrum of over 54,000 images, featuring a diverse mix of business, lifestyle, health & beauty, nature, food & drink, as well as Japanese tradition symbolic photographs.

Daj; Denkouimages; Designpics; Deximage; Digitalvision … Digital Images Images

Example package with photos from DAJ:

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100 JPG files with the size 3256×4072 pixels. The size of this package is 326 MB



March 16th, 2008
Google Multimedia IM

This last week Google shared some of its plans for the future unification of the instant messaging (IM) market worldwide. This giant of modern Internet innovation, Google has become a great stabilizing force within the complex ecosystem of almost all the web-based services out there. When Google released Google Talk, a Jabber-based IM application, they promised all consumers that they would focus on protocol interoperability in order to ease communication between users of different IM systems. Since the birth of text-based Internet chat in the 1980s, countless IM protocols and applications have emerged to meet the rapidly growing demand for interactive text communication. AOL’s ubiquitous AIM service is thought to have over 50 million active users, a number that continues to increase as more consumers take up the habit.

Google chose to use Jabber’s Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) for its own Google Talk application because XMPP is a well-documented open protocol fit for standardization and extension. The broad availability of XMPP support in open source communication applications ensures that users of all common platforms, including Linux and OS X, will be able to interact with Google Talk users. Working closely with the nonprofit Jabber Software Foundation (JSF), Google now plans to bring voice and video communication services to all XMPP-compliant InstantMessaging utilities. Described in a Jabber Enhancement Proposal that recently was seen, the new peer-to-peer voice and video standard is currently called Jingle. An open source implementation called Libjingle has already been released by Google under a BSD-style license. Basically a BSD license is very permissive, facilitating commercial redistribution even in proprietary applications, which means that closed source IM applications like AOL’s AIM client can take advantage of the code that is offered to them.

Google recently hired Sean Egan, one of the lead developers of a popular open source IM application called Gaim. Egan and other Gaim developers have already managed to integrate Google Talk’s voice features into the Gaim 2.0 branch, which is scheduled for release next month. (for the Interested users you might want to download the latest beta release of Google IM software)

After Google’s acquisition of a five percent stake in AOL last week, both companies decided that it would be advantageous to implement complete interoperability between Google Talk and AIM. Now that Google has the uncontested champion of IM technologies on its buddy list, it has the leverage it needs to get other services to jump on the interoperability bandwagon.  After being separated by incompatible protocols for years, IM users may soon finally be able to communicate unimpeded, opening the door for a whole new level of IM innovation.



March 14th, 2008
Kitty Multimedia Phone

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At first sight this Kitty Multimedia phone looks like a toy or some calculator, also it has the Hello Kitty like cool inspired design. This cool gadget mobile phone is great for kids and girls

it has the following Features:

-262K 1.8? Display,

- microSD slot,
- MP3 player,

- Games
- 64 channels polyphonic as ringtone.

As a price estimate you can buy it from stores (where available) for just $95.30

Photos of this multimedia phone:

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