Thursday, December 29, 2011
With Reflect customer database software, your business can move past just making transactions by storing and organizing client information. Consolidating valuable customer data gives businesses more complete insight into their clients and customers, helping front-line employees make faster, better informed decisions and build stronger relationships with customers for increased customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Already this year Inventoria was named a top inventory software by TopTenReviews. We are grateful for both of these positive reviews and all of the businesses out there that have trusted NCH Software to help them manage their inventory. With all these positive ratings, we look forward to the new businesses to add to that list in the new year.
Monday, December 19, 2011
If you want your video to really shine, you can import the clips from your webcam into either VideoPad Video Editor, or PhotoStage Slideshow Software to do more polishing and editing, and combine with other video clips, or photos and music, but any heartfelt holiday message to family members far away can be enough to bring a smile and some holiday cheer.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
One of the coolest things about modern technology is that anyone who has a story to tell has a pretty decent shot of getting it on the radio or their very own podcast. Unlike the days where a radio professional would be required to be in the studio reporting, now anyone can record an interview or story with any number of small and affordable recording devices; and the best part is that many stations are constantly looking for material. Like with any creative medium, the quality of content does matter – as does covering a topic that is timely, or timeless (also known as evergreen).
Some radio buffs go all out and purchase gear like digital flash recorders and professional microphones but many others simply use their phones to record, or their phone answering machines, laptops, etc. In terms of production you can get as detailed or simplistic as you choose because the truth of the matter is that if your story is compelling enough or something that no one else is covering many radio stations will be willing to work with it, no matter what the quality.
If you've got something of value to say you can simply record it and let the seasoned pros edit the piece, or you can try your hand at editing. There are many affordable audio software programs available that will take a bit of trial and error to learn but even Youtube offers video tutorials for many different programs on the market.
There are also many organizations who are encouraging budding radiomakers and documentarians of all ages by offering recording tips and advice, as well as platforms in which to present their features. Vocalo, based out of Chicago, is an interesting public radio platform that allows everyday people to have their own shows. Transom is a non-profit website that offers tips on the best gear to get and tips on telling stories and the Public Radio Exchange is a depot where you place your work and have radio stations come looking for you instead of the other way around. And with the rising popularity of do-it-yourself podcasts you can make your own radio show and build a following of fans without any need for a radio station to sign you on.
Thanks to technology it's a new day in radio making; an exciting time that rewards the everyday people who have interesting stories to tell. It's hardly the best way to try and get rich but it's a wonderful chance to say whatever's on your mind to an ever-growing audience. As a radiomaker you can help inform, entertain, get people to thinking and even help shape opinions. The best part is that with today's technology you can run your own show and get your own brand of uniqueness out there for all the world to hear.
Author Emma Bell writes for Coupon Croc. If you're looking for a new phone that records audio check out this Discount Voucher.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
When electronic files get "deleted," whether they were on a memory card or a hard disk, the space they occupy is typically only flagged as free to have something else saved there. So recovering a "deleted" or "missing" file is only a matter of using a program like Orion Photo Recovery Software to scan for the pictures that have been mistakenly flagged as free space. With Orion, you can search your computer or any external device, such as a memory card or your camera, for these files, restoring them to their former visible glory for you to share, print and save.
Monday, December 12, 2011
But what if this year, instead of posting hundreds of individual pictures to Facebook, you combined all your favorites into a slideshow that will warm the heart? PhotoStage Slideshow Creator, rated the best slideshow software by TopTenReviews, makes it easy to combine your memories into a truly magical movie slideshow starring none other than your family. TopTenReviews recently posted an article that runs down how to make a personalized winter slideshow with PhotoStage. With its easy-to-use interface, the most important thing is just to come to the table with your imagination, ready to play with and perfect your slideshow.
Whether you want set your photos to your favorite holiday songs, record the family caroling, or add captions or narrations, you have complete creative control to tell the story of any memorable holiday, moment or event. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a slideshow is easily worth ten thousand, and with easy sharing options, lots of transitions, and dynamic features, there is no better way to create a slideshow than with PhotoStage Slideshow Maker.
Friday, December 9, 2011
You can easily create your own time-lapse video using your webcam and Debut video capture software. Here is what you need to do:
- Click the Edit Output button and select the devices tab.
- Select the option to Enable Time-lapse.
- Specify how often you want an image to be taken. For the charactaristic choppness of many time lapse videos, space image captures apart by a minute or longer. For a smoother result, take captures at shorter intervals.
Next, to turn your time-lapse into something really worth sharing, add a title screen using VideoPad video editor. Keep in mind that VideoPad can also do other time manipulations, such as speeding up or slowing down your video footage, in case you want to fine-tune your time-lapse results.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
And if you need to convert a large number of documents to PDF, you will also want to try Doxillion Document Converter to batch convert thousands of files at once.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Here are this edition's entries to Do More with Audio:
Adrian Try presents 20 Podcasts that Musicians Should Subscribe To And Why posted at Audio Tutorials Plus A list of twenty great podcasts that teach you about producing music for keeping you entertained and educated.
Emerson Maningo presents Advantages and disadvantages of "In the Box" and "Out of the Box" Audio Mixing posted at Audio recording tips. A list of all the possible advantages and disadvantages with respect to sound quality, efficiency and overall music production process.
T. Michael Testi presents Book Review: Soundtrack Success: A Digital Storyteller's Guide To Audio Post-Production by Jeffery P. Fisher posted at Blog Critics: Books. There is no short cut to creating good sound and the goal of Soundtrack Success is to help you sharpen your skills so that you can provide a vibrant sound track to your visuals.
Mike Sessler presents Using Audio Delay posted at Technical Arts in the Church. Most audio effects processors include a simple delay which often gets overlooked however adding some delay can create some very cool effects.
Olivia presents Basic Best Practices For Capturing Quality Audio posted at OliviaTech. Robert from JuicedLink comes into the studio to guide me through his top 3 suggested best practices for capturing quality audio.
Slater's Garage presents The Power of Audio Triggers posted at Ads & Audio: Put a Voice to Your Marketing. Don’t underestimate the power of a sound effect, a jingle, musical hook, or some other audio cue in your advertising to help you make that emotional connection with your listener.
You might also be interested in:
- Audio Lecture Recording
- Upgrades to MixPad Music Mixer include VST plugin support
- Award Winning Audio Software and more from NCH
- Create Labels for your CDs
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Having DesktopNow means you never need to worry about not having that file you need. You’ll always be able to log in to your computer to upload, access or retrieve files.
And this first release of DesktopNow Remote Computer Access Software is just the beginning. Future releases will include additional features for controlling your computer and desktop from remote locations in addition to the current file management features.