Straight after the Easter long weekend, Nikon has now announced the recently much rumored D5000. With a 2.7-inch articulating display, the D5000 is equipped with a 12.3 megapixel DX-format sensor that maxes out at ISO 3200 with a 4fps burst rate, sports one-button Live View, and 720/24p movie mode. Other features include an 11-point AF system with 3D focus tracking and 19 scene modes. With a number of high end features, the price tag is pretty heavy as well, the D5000 will cost $849 with a 18-55 VR kit lens, or $729 for just the body – not surprisingly, this price tag is just under that of the Canon T1i.

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sony-blu-ray-discJust earlier on this month Sony started including their interactive BD-Live video editing functionality within their Blu-ray discs. And the first movie title to be equipped with this is the Step Brothers, you know the one featuring Will Ferrell and John Reilly. Anyway, we’re not here to talk about the actors, what’s so cool about this new function within Blu-ray discs is that the Step Brothers disc includes a ‘Boats N Hoes’ music video editor, allowing you to quickly put together your very own version of the video used in the film, using clips from the movie, kind of like creating your very own clip classic. Once you’re done, you can upload the video using your BD-Live connection to share with friends and check out other people’s efforts online.

Thanks to Mark for sending us the link to the video demo below…

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There’s been quite alot going on at Macworld, we’re aiming to bring you the very best and the essense of it all 🙂 At Macworld today the new iLife ’09 was revealed and one of the applications that make apart of iLife is iMovie. I’m not sure how many of you have used it before since it’s not the easiest of all video / clip making softwares, but we have used it to make a few videos over at our YouTube channel. The new iMovie features precision editing, advanced drag and drop, animated travel maps, and image stabilization. With the new iMovie you can grab audio from another clip then add it to a different clip easily. You can view your projects in a thumbnail view as opposed to the iPhoto ‘08. Image stabilization is said to be really nice but slow to correct, but worth every penny. You can now add effects to your videos and also add slow motion to any clip. There are updated themes and many more great new features!

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