PCR's guide to the latest camera accessories and software - PC Retail

PCR's guide to the latest camera accessories and software

PCR rounds up the latest camera software from Corel and Adobe
Author:
Publish date:
1-magix-photostory-software-web.jpg

PCR picks out the latest SD cards, cases and software to help complete each customer’s purchase…

MAGIX PHOTOSTORY 2014 DELUXE

Distributor: Exertis

The Magix Photostory has been developed to help users create and customise their own image slideshows. The software supports 4K, HD and 3D slideshows, and comes with an automatic slideshow maker.

Specs: Automatic image optimisation and volume adjustment, over 300 effects, 4K, HD and 3D support.

SRP: £69.99

PATRIOT 64GB SDXC EP PRO CLASS 10

Distributor: VIP Computers

The EP Pro has been designed with professionals in mind, with transfer speeds of up to 90MB/s read and 50MB/s write. It also has capacities of up to 128GB and is capable of shooting full 3D at 1080p resolution.

Specs: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB capacities, class 10 compatible, read speeds of 90MB/s and write speeds of 50MB/s.

SRP: £45.99

ADOBE PREMIERE ELEMENTS 13

Contact: Adobe

This software allows users to mark the best parts of a clip and then assemble them into a short movie ready for sharing. Shake Stabiliser also helps to steady shaky videos that have been recorded using smartphones.

Specs: Shake Stabiliser feature, Video Story auto clip assemble, select clips with Favourite Moments.

SRP: £81.08

HELSINKI BACK PACK MONO SHOULDER

Distributor: Northamber

This back pack features various extra pockets for accessories including memory cards and cables, as well as a side strap to hold a tripod. The storage space can also expand, plus it’s waterproof and has a rain cover.

Specs: Padded back and shoulders, adjustable lap belt, extra pockets, waterproof, side strap for tripod.

SRP: £79.99

Image placeholder title

ZOOM IT

Distributor: KD UK

The Zoom It can be clipped on to any device equipped with a back camera, which provides users with 30X zoom. It also comes with a free app for Android and iOS to take photos, play games create albums and share pictures.

Specs: Zoom up to 30X, compatible with devices with rear camera, requires 3x AAA batteries, free app.

SRP: £14.99

SANDISK EXTREME MICROSD

Distributor: Peak Development

This SD card delivers fast recording and playback needed to capture Full HD in 1920x1080p and 4K Ultra HD in 3840x2160p video. It also features UHS Speed Class 3 technology and up to 60MB/s performance.

Specs: Up to 60MB/s read and 40MB/s write, water proof, shock proof, UHS Speed Class 3.

SRP: From £34.99

XARA PHOTO & GRAPHIC DESIGNER 10

Distributor: Exertis

This software offers non-destructive photo editing, meaning users can edit an image as many times as they want without losing the image quality. A range of tools is also available, including brightness, contrast, sharpen and blur.

Specs: PSD and PDF support, Bitmap tracer, integrated photo tool, non- destructive photo handling.

SRP: £69.99

TRANSCEND UHS-I 300X PREMIUM (32GB)

Distributor: Entatech

This SD card combines Class 10 specification as well as the performance boost of USH-I. It provides users with Full HD video recording, and when paired with a USH-I compatible device, it will supply users with faster speeds.

Specs: 32GB, Full HD video support, Class 10 compliant, Built-in Error Correcting Code.

SRP: £8.95

Image placeholder title

IMAGERECALL 5

Distributor: Peak Development

ImageRecall 5 features support for 32- bit and 64-bit operating systems. It has been developed to recover accidently deleted or corrupted files, including camera RAW files. It can also recover images from memory cards.

Specs: Compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP, 32bit and 64bit compatible, recovers RAW files.

SRP: £24.98

PQI 16GB A100 AIR DRIVE WIRELESS SD CARD READER

Distributor: VIP Computers

The Air Drive allows users to transfer files from multiple devices using Wi-Fi, which can then be transferred onto a PC after downloading the S+ Flash app. It is capable of up to five hours playback and includes a built-in USB 2.0 cable.

Specs: USB 2.0, dedicated mobile app, 55g, wireless technology, personal password settings.

SRP: £15.99

VERBATIM SECURE DIGITAL SDXC CLASS 10

Distributor: Northamber

The exFAT file system enables the SDXC card to handle large volumes of data while the UHS-1 interface transfers movies, videos and pictures with speeds of up to 104MB/s. It also has write and read speeds of 10MB/s.

Specs: 10MB/s read and write speeds, compatible with Windows XP SP2/Vista SP1, write protection switch.

SRP: £35

RANSCEND 16GB MICROSDHC FLASH CARD

Distributor: Entatech

This micro SD card features Class 10 speeds and guarantees write speeds of up to 10MB/s. It has been tailored for mobile devices due to its micro size and has a capacity of 16GB. It is also fully compatible with SD 3.0 standards.

Specs: 16GB, SDHC Class 10 compliant, micro SD adapter, RoHS compliant, built-in Error Correcting Code.

SRP: £4.51

Image placeholder title

CYBERLINK PHOTODIRECTOR 5 ULTRA

Distributor: Exertis

This software comes with a native 64-bit support and non-destructive tools so images are never distorted when edited. A 4K slideshow output is also available, plus users can make adjustments to images.

Specs: 64-bit support, 4K video slideshows, range of image adjustments, RAW support.

SRP: £79.99

VERBATIM MEDIASHARE STREAMING DEVICE

Distributor: Northamber

MediaShare allows users to stream media to a device from portable storage media, such as SD cards or USB drives via a wireless IEEE 802.11 connection. Users can also make use of its extended nine hour battery life.

Specs: Connects five devices simultaneously, nine hours of battery, USB and SD slot, wireless connection.

SRP: £49

V7 MICRO SDHC 32GB CLASS 10 + SD ADAPTER

Distributor: Ingram Micro

This micro SD card comes with an adapter for transferring SD applications and has read speeds of 20MB/s and write speeds of 10MB/s. It also features a built-in Error Correcting Code and Content Protection.

Specs: Class 4, 10 and UHS-1, capacities of up to 64GB, read speeds of 20MB/s, write speeds of 10MB/s.

SRP: £19.99

COREL AFTERSHOT PRO 2

Distributors: Exertis, Ingram Micro

AfterShot Pro 2 allows users to convert, adjust and manage RAW photos on Windows, Mac and Linux. It offers non- destructive editing, powerful batch processing and support for more than 250 cameras.

Specs: Support for more than 250 camera profiles and RAW formats, 64- bit performance.

SRP: £57.99

CONTACT

Adobe .......................... 01628 590 300 

Entatech ......................0333 101 1000 

Exertis (Basingstoke)..01256 70 70 70 

Exertis (Harlow)...........01279 822 822

Ingram Micro............... 0871 973 3000 

KD UK............................01727 827194

Northamber ................ 020 8296 7000

Peak Development ...... 01489 796979

VIP Computers ............ 0871 622 7500

Related