Wednesday, 18 December 2013



Good evening, Synapse Circuit Readers! Is it me? Or is it actually getting warmer (in the UK) instead of colder? Well, I managed to get my Christmas cards off in the post and I hope they will reach in time! Lol! As always, I have been unprepared this year... It has gone QUICK!!!!!

Hey, do you own a PC? Have you got a smartphone with a decent camera? Great! So, you’ve got lots of photos and video material but you’re not doing anything with them. Why? Don’t even bother try giving me an excuse... I am going to show you what software you can use to make the most of your smartphone, camercorder, digital camera, etc. Here goes...


MAGIX Photostory 2014 Deluxe
+ 2 bonus programs
Essentially, Photostory 2014 Deluxe is a brilliant software that allows you to transform your photos and video into beautiful presentation that you can share via DVD, Bluray or YouTube and other social media networks!

If you have a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 you will be pleased to know that Photostory 2014 Deluxe can edit 4K video! The Galaxy Note 3 is one of the first smartphones to be able to record video in 4K – the next big thing in video! Whoohoo!

What’s that? “I’m not good with computers...” Don’t worry about not having much experience and besides, if you don’t have a go at being productive on the PC how will you learn? Ah-ha! There are great templates included with this fab program so that all you have to do is fill it with your own content! Once done you can burn to DVD / Bluray or even upload to YouTube; sharing is caring! If your loved ones are far away and are missing out on, let’s say the development of your child or children then they will appreciate a personalized DVD / Bluray of your family events. So, if you have a digital camera, camcorder and / or smartphone full of media then you can rejoice as you will be able to put your media in context! You get the bonuses in the form of Reallusion CrazyTalk 6 Pro worth £109.99 and Sound Archive 8 worth £29.99. FANTASTIC!!!! What’s more if you have a computer with a touchscreen interface Photostory 2014 Deluxe will accommodate!

MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 2014 Premium

There are two more different versions of this brilliant video editing software, Standard (£49.99) and Plus (£79.99) but I will always recommend the Premium version simply because it is the best and you also get some bonus programs to further enhance your creativity, proDAD Heroglyph V4 Pro and NewBlue ColorFas worth £350! Gosh!!

Like Photostory 2014 Deluxe, Movie Edit Pro 2014 Premium is future ready with the 4K video editing feature! I have used this program (along with Photostory 2014) and I can tell you that it is very, very easy to put together a video. Another thing to bear in mind is that once you have mastered the basics you would want to grow creatively; it would be such a pain to want to do some colour effects and you were not able to. Movie Edit Pro 2014 Premium is impressive in its scope! You’d be nuts to pass it up! Get it!

Upload to YouTube, create professional DVD / Bluray discs with stunning menus! A must for video makers of all abilities!

Serif CraftArtist 2 Professional
Have you ever wanted to create your own greeting cards for that personal touch? Well now you can with Serif CraftArtist 2 Professional! You can do much more besides such as scrapbooks, party invites, gift bags, etc. What I love about Serif software is that it allows the user to create without a huge learning curve associated with other programs. There are built-in tutorials that will make you adept at digital crafting or anything else function / task specific such as desktop publishing, web design and so on (we will come to those specialist software later on...).

The price of CraftArtist 2 Professional offers exceptional value for money considering that it takes parts from their award winning DTP, photo editing and drawing programs (PagePlus, PhotoPlus & DrawPlus) and combines them into a fantastic treasure chest for anyone with a leaning for craft. And if you are a skilled craft artist your skills will be enhanced even further! CraftArtist 2 Professional is a must!

Watch this space! Part two will focus on SoHo (Small office / Home office)!

Take good care!

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