Monday, March 31, 2008
Light up your video clips with the Kaiser DigiNova II LED Video Light. You can position it in several ways, and the tilting lamp-head allows you to move the beam in any direction. The lamp-head uses 19 bright white daylight LEDs, making it an ideal set-up light, focus-assist lamp or red-eye-reduction lamp in low-light situations. List Price: $275. Contact: HP Marketing Corp., 800-735-4373, www.hpmarketingcorp.com.
Calibrate your monitor and printer with a full-color management solution from Datacolor. Spyder3Pro takes care of your display with an easy-to-use colorimeter that has a seven-detector color engine. The Intelligent Ambient Light Control function measures the ambient light in a room and adjusts the monitor accordingly. Another nice tool lets you calibrate all of the displays in your system. Spyder3Print calibrates your printer by using a spectrocolorimeter to read targets and create custom profiles. Estimated Street Price: $160 (Spyder3Pro), $499 (Spyder3Print). Contact: Datacolor, (800) 554-8688, www.datacolor.com.
Patch up rips, scratches and dust in scans of old photos with Image Doctor 2 from Alien Skin Software. With five enhanced plug-in filters, the program offers a complete tool set for photo restoration, compressed JPEG image repair, smart object removal, blemish concealment and skin softening. The Smart Fill function automatically replaces unwanted objects with an intelligent sampling of the nearby background pattern or you can specify where the samples should be taken from. Estimated Street Price: $199 ($99 upgrade). Contact: Alien Skin Software, (888) 921-SKIN, www.alienskin.com.
PEN AND PAD
Edit your photos on the widescreen Wacom Cintiq 20WSX desktop pen display, a nice solution if you like working with a 16:10 aspect ratio. Featuring the same comfortable, intuitive design as its predecessor, the 21UX, the 20.1-inch display delivers 1680 x 1050 resolution, a wide viewing angle and accurate color reproduction. Your arm and hand glide effortlessly across the large work surface. ExpressKeys on either side of the display provide quick access to keyboard shortcuts and modifier keys. Finger-sensitive Touch Strips, also on the sides, make for easy zooming, scrolling or making tool adjustments. Estimated Street Price: $1,999. Contact: Wacom, (800) 922-6613, www.wacom.com.
Replace the ink in your Epson pro printer with Lyson Cave Paint R24. Developed as a substitute for pigment ink sets like Epson's Ultrachrome K3, the ink uses advanced resin technology to deliver bright colors and rich blacks that resist fading and bronzing. The R24 ink set includes Photo Black and Matte Black inks. Micro encapsulation pigment technology provides bright colors on both matte and gloss media. It's sold in individual cartridges and bulk bottles. Estimated Street Price: Varies depending on printer model. Contact: Ink2image, (800) 443-9508, www.ink2image.com.
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