Why filmmakers should consider OWC’s new Mercury Pro 6G SSD

OWC’s flagship SATA-based SSD, the Mercury Pro 6G range, has been updated to new technology inside and a new stylish black enclosure. Although SATA has a hard-wired theoretical speed limit that hovers around 700MB/sec, OWC has succeeded to make the Mercury Pro 6G even more appealing than it used to be by optimising the throughput itself.… Read More Why filmmakers should consider OWC’s new Mercury Pro 6G SSD

Loupedeck’s new Photoshop plugin makes controlling Adobe’s app a gratifying yet efficient experience

Loupedeck, the developer of custom consoles for photo and video editing has released a new plugin for Adobe Photoshop based on Adobe’s Unified Extensibility Platform (UXP). It provides an enhanced editing experience with Loupedeck CT and Loupedeck Live. The plugin is now available in the Creative Cloud marketplace across all regions, at no extra cost to Loupedeck users.… Read More Loupedeck’s new Photoshop plugin makes controlling Adobe’s app a gratifying yet efficient experience

DxO Photolab 4 review

Every year DxO releases a new version of its flagship product, Photolab. And with every new version come new and improved features. Version 4 is no different and the new features include a new way to organise your workspace, batch renaming, Advanced History, selective copy-paste in batch processing and Instant Watermark. The noise reduction module gains a new setting that is inspired by an AI called DeepPRIME.… Read More DxO Photolab 4 review

Review: Aputure Accent B7c cinema grade light bulb

Aputure recently released the Accent B7c, a mains power and battery operated 7W RGBWW colour-mixing LED light bulb. It’s the first product in the new Accent family of LED lights built for filmmakers. The B7c features a standard E26/27 fixture but unlike typical household LED bulbs, the lamp uses cinema grade LEDs to reproduce skin tones with CRI and TLCI values of 95+ and a tungsten SSI score of 85.… Read More Review: Aputure Accent B7c cinema grade light bulb

Nix Color Sensor Pro 2 Tristimulus Colorimeter Review

If you’re professionally working with colour, it pays off to invest in a colorimeter or spectrophotometer. The only problem is that these can be quite expensive and bulky, and if your need is to compare colours, find colour harmonies and the RGB, Lab, CMYK and other colour space value of colours, this kind of equipment is overkill. It is where the $349 Nix Color Sensor Pro 2 tristimulus sensor is a boon to have.… Read More Nix Color Sensor Pro 2 Tristimulus Colorimeter Review

Yanobox Storm: Procedural 3D in a plugin for FCPX and Motion, Premiere Pro and After Effects

Yanobox recently released a brand new procedural modelling plug-in, called Storm. The plug-in that is available via FxFactory works with After Effects, Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion, and Premiere Pro. The term procedural modelling covers a number of techniques in computer graphics to create 3D models and textures from rules. For example, fractals and generative modelling are both procedural modelling techniques. In the case of Storm, the rules can be configured using parameters. Storm is built around a self-contained rendering engine, has multiple noise generators and supports volumetric and directional colours.… Read More Yanobox Storm: Procedural 3D in a plugin for FCPX and Motion, Premiere Pro and After Effects

The Loupedeck Live is not just for live streamers

The Loupedeck Live that’s only recently been released is a small sibling of the Loupedeck CT. It has the touch screen, rotary knobs and eight buttons, and that’s it. The square buttons and the touch wheel of the Loupedeck CT have been left out. The unit is made of the same aluminium and sturdy plastic components as the CT model. It does come with a mountable stand, so you can position the Loupedeck Live in a 30 degree angle.… Read More The Loupedeck Live is not just for live streamers

A Better Finder Attributes Review

A few days ago I encountered an odd problem. I offloaded footage shot that day from a GoPro Hero 7 and when I wanted to open it in Final Cut Pro X the creation date was reported to be sometime in 1976. I checked the actual file and that was indeed the creation and modification date. Later that day I found this sometimes happens with other cameras too. Well, I got a solution for that problem and it’s not going to require you to tamper with macOS Catalina’s Terminal. Let me introduce you to A Better Finder Attributes.… Read More A Better Finder Attributes Review

COLOP’s e-mark handheld inkjet printer is a brilliant marketing tool

COLOP, a company based in Austria, develops imprint products that you’ll find in offices all over the world. About a year ago, the company developed the first “digital stamp”, the e-mark, a hand-held 600dpi inkjet printer that integrates with a Windows computer, iOS or Android device and outputs multicolour stamps.… Read More COLOP’s e-mark handheld inkjet printer is a brilliant marketing tool