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MoviePlus X5
MoviePlus X5

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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use, 31 May 2013
This review is from: MoviePlus X5 (DVD-ROM)
Have to say I bought this as a stop gap whilst waiting for the latest Sony Movie Studio Suite to arrive. I downloaded it as a special offer from the Serif site for only £10 (you can often pick up recently superseded versions for a song from them). And so far it's done everything I need & the few times I've loaded the Sony software, found it lacking in comparison (though to be fair I haven't given much time to it yet)

I find interface very intuitive indeed, and was able to produce fairly decent results pretty much without referring to the available help. Importing media, the way it previews music/video when you hover over the imported icon, placing it on the timeline, cropping, pan & zoom, transitions, all very easy. Moving things around on the timeline allows you to build things quicly, and there are also typed in parameters for everything if you want more precision/consistency. So far no glitches or crashes. My laptop is a fairly decent spec but about 5 years old now, but handles the software very well. The software is (I think) defaulting to using proxy copies of video to help throw the data around. Whilst initially being a bit concerned about the quality of transitions etc from the previews, I was happy to see that the finished rendered product was beautifully smooth & very pleasing for a first attempt.

I'm sure there's a lot more it can do, I've recently tried slow motion (just stretch the video!) & I'm yet to see what can be achieved with multiple tracks.

Serif as a company. I have in the past been subject to their hard sell tactics on manuals & extras whilst their systems churn through the arduous task of "registering" the software. Also their website is geared up to try and opt you in to marketing emails every time you visit it. Having said that, i recently bought a crop of these £10 versions and after one brief attempt, the chap on the other end of the line just efficiently gave me the 3 registration keys, so maybe they are improving. The software really does speak for itself, I've also been particularly impressed with Webplus.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent saw, 18 May 2013
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Very pleased with this, you can see why it is so highly rated everywhere. Not that expensive, solidly constructed, excellent grip & very effective cutting action.


Biz-E-Bee (TM) UK - Luxury [GREEN] Mofi Tablet Case For ASUS GOOGLE NEXUS 7 inch Tablet PC - Bag, Cover, Pouch, Protector
Biz-E-Bee (TM) UK - Luxury [GREEN] Mofi Tablet Case For ASUS GOOGLE NEXUS 7 inch Tablet PC - Bag, Cover, Pouch, Protector

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice padded case, 18 May 2013
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This is a nice case for the Nexus 7, with a pleasing android design in the material, and good thick padding to protect the tablet.


TeckNet® New iPad 4, iPad 3 & iPad 2 Premium Folio Genuine Leather Case / Cover and Flip Stand & Magnetic Auto-Sleep For New Apple iPad 4rd Generation, iPad 3 & iPad 2 - Brown
TeckNet® New iPad 4, iPad 3 & iPad 2 Premium Folio Genuine Leather Case / Cover and Flip Stand & Magnetic Auto-Sleep For New Apple iPad 4rd Generation, iPad 3 & iPad 2 - Brown

4.0 out of 5 stars Good Value, 18 May 2013
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Was pleased with this iPad case. Well made, PU leather is no substitute for the real thing but it does look nice and classy ( I had the brown one). Also have their kindle case which is also good quality.

Unfortunate accident with some superglue wrecked it and I have chosen to spend a bit more on a leather one this time. No regrets though.


MOFRED® Purple Luxury Multi Function Standby Case with Built-in Magnet for Sleep / Wake feature for the Google Nexus 7 Tablet Android 4.1 Jellybean 8GB /16GB/32GB / 3G HSPA+ - Second Updated Version w/Sleep Sensor + Screen Protector + Stylus Pen (Available in Mutiple Colors)
MOFRED® Purple Luxury Multi Function Standby Case with Built-in Magnet for Sleep / Wake feature for the Google Nexus 7 Tablet Android 4.1 Jellybean 8GB /16GB/32GB / 3G HSPA+ - Second Updated Version w/Sleep Sensor + Screen Protector + Stylus Pen (Available in Mutiple Colors)
Offered by MOFRED PRODUCTS
Price: £34.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Not keen, 18 May 2013
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Got this for my wife's Nexus 7 based on the good reviews.

Well constructed looks and feels cheap (which of course, it is). She didn't like it and has gone back too keeping the Nexus in a padded pouch.


Maxpedition Jumbo Versipack Shoulder Bag - Foliage Green, 3.5lt
Maxpedition Jumbo Versipack Shoulder Bag - Foliage Green, 3.5lt
Offered by Military 1st
Price: £88.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Good Quality, 18 May 2013
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Amazon has some of the best prices available on Maxpedition bags.

Very good quality build, lots of pockets & pouches, good for town or country. Military(ish) styling appeals to the kid in me I suppose.


Union Jack Scarf (MS84) - Unisex Union Jack Scarf by The Excellent Scarf Co.
Union Jack Scarf (MS84) - Unisex Union Jack Scarf by The Excellent Scarf Co.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Present, 18 May 2013
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My wife loves this scarf, which was a Christmas present. Good quality, not too gaudy and it draws lots of compliments.


Neewer Black Metal Quick Release Plate Clamp Adapter Set With 1/4"&3/8 Thread For SLR DSLR Camera Tripod 200PL-14 QR Plate Camera Tripod Camera Tripod Ball Head
Neewer Black Metal Quick Release Plate Clamp Adapter Set With 1/4"&3/8 Thread For SLR DSLR Camera Tripod 200PL-14 QR Plate Camera Tripod Camera Tripod Ball Head
Offered by Neewer Global
Price: £8.73

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Value, 18 May 2013
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Very impressed with this is far, looks and feels solidly made and holds my NEX firmly. No reason to expect it won't last like a Manfrotto equivalent, but if it only lasts one third of the time, you are still getting good value.


Nikon HG L 8x20 DCF Binoculars
Nikon HG L 8x20 DCF Binoculars
Price: £328.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality Compact Binoculars, 5 Aug. 2012
I wanted some top quality binoculars that I could just put in a bag a not take up too much space. After reading comparative reviews, it came down to the Leicas or these. I bought these and have not regretted it. Very well made and compact, the quality of the optics makes up a lot for the size and they can compare favourably to many larger bins. Highly recommended.


Mora 120 Wood carving Knife
Mora 120 Wood carving Knife

4.0 out of 5 stars Great for the Price, 4 Aug. 2012
Nice size carving knife. Very sharp initially and easy to keep sharp with a strop. I have managed to break off the tip, however. I find the handle comfortable to grip, even after working for several hours. The sheath is a poor fitting and cheap looking plastic effort, although I note there are a number or high quality leather sheaths available on the aftermarket, often costing more than the knife itself!


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