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Once Again, Macworld's Editors Have Selected The Hottest New Products To Appear At Macworld Expo In San Francisco.

Adobe Systems (408/536-6000, Http://Www.Adobe.Com ) Has Revamped Its Video-Postproduction Software With Sophisticated Masking Capabilities, Real-Time Effects Previews, A Powerful Particle Generator, And Other New Features.

This $149 3-D-graphics Program From Play's Electric Image Division (888/888-7529, Http://Www.Amorphium.Com ) Lets 3-D Newcomers Create Animated Models With Little Fuss.

Extensis (503/274-2020, Http://Www.Extensis.Com ) Has Taken The Plug-In Concept To New Levels By Offering A Vector-Based Drawing Program That Runs From Within Adobe Photoshop.

The Latest G3 Systems From Apple Computer (408/996-1010, Http://Www.Apple.Com ) Sport A Faster Bus, FireWire And USB Connections, And An IMac-Inspired Industrial Design. Better Yet, Apple Has Aggressively Priced Them, Available In 300MHz, 350MHz, Or 400MHz Configurations.

This 3-D-graphics Accelerator From Micro Conversions (817/468-9922, Http://Www.Microconversions.Com ) Breaks The Rules Of IMac Connectivity By Using The Computer's Undocumented Mezzanine Port. It's The Only Way For IMac Users To Access The Game-Playing Performance Of 3Dfx's Voodoo 2 Chip.

MetaCreations (805/566-6200, Http://Www.Metacreations.Com ) Has Overhauled Its $50 Image-Editing Package With A More Intuitive Interface And Useful New Features, Including The Ability To Run Adobe Photoshop Plug-Ins.

This QuickTime Scripting Tool From Totally Hip Software (604/685-6525, Http://Www.Totallyhip.Com ) Lets You Create Interactive Movies That Include A Wide Range Of Media Elements.

Microsoft's (425/882-8080, Http://Www.Microsoft.Com ) Free Web Browser–And Outlook Express 4.5, The Company's Free E-Mail Client–

Dispenses With Fancy Bells And Whistles In Favor Of Small But Important Productivity Improvements.

This 128-Bit Graphics Chip From ATI Technologies (905/882-2600, Http://Www.Atitech.Com ) Powers The Company's New Line Of 2-D/3-D-graphics Accelerator Boards–As Well As Apple's New Mac Systems (See "ATI Launches Next-Generation Graphics Chip," News, February 1999).

This $49 Program From Connectix (650/638-7380, Http://Www.Connectix.Com ) Performs A Miracle: Letting You Run Many Sony PlayStation Games On A G3 Mac. It Won't Run Every PlayStation Game, And It Sometimes Drops Frames, But It Brings Dozens Of New Game Titles To The Mac.

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