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Photography Video

Review: Powertraveller Phoenix 90 power pack

The Phoenix 90 is a 22500mAh power pack that easily charges laptops, action cameras, satellite phones, video lamps and more either via the USB-C or DC outputs. It charges tablets two or three times and smartphones five to seven times

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Photography Tutorials

DxO announces free Webinar Series for April 2020

DxO, one of the most innovative companies in the photography and image editing industry — Photolab being one of my favourite and most powerful editors — will be hosting free webinars throughout the month of April. Simply register to save a seat for one of their many photographic educational webinars and then sit back and enjoy as a number of renowned hosts take you through how to shoot, process and create amazing photographic results.

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Pentacles

Broken Kaleidoscope

In corona virus times, freelancers have a hard time making ends meet. On the other hand, we have time to spare as the economy grinds to a halt worldwide.

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Musings

SARS-CoV-2 vs. technology

The Covid–19 pandemic has hit most European countries, some of them very, very hard. While the Chinese provinces and cities that were the first to succumb to this unforgiving virus are now slowly getting back on their feet, the hot spots are now Italy and Spain, with Germany, France, and countries like Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands and others following. Only a week ago I saw some British tourists at a beer drinking party in Spain laughing it off. Now Britain is about to become the third hardest hit country.

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News

Generous offer from Affinity to prospective users

These are trying times, not just because you can get severely ill but also because the Covid-19 pandemic is already causing serious economic trouble with, especially, freelances like myself and small companies suffering the hardest blows — our group rarely has decent protection against a recession.

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Audio

Hexeract, a software synth for filmmakers as much as for musicians

I love synthesisers, especially the hybrids that you can create deep rich sounds with based on samples and waveforms like Logic Pro X’s Alchemy. Hexeract is a bit like Alchemy in that it is a very powerful software synth, but it’s much easier and more intuitive to use and allows you to create sounds for any use, such as, of course, music, but also soundscapes, soundtracks and the creation of cinematic atmospheres.

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Photography Video

Pro Color Monitor review

The developer of the Pro Color Monitor app has found a new use for false colour. He is correcting colour casts of footage and photos using whatever white there is in the shot, based on a false colour overlay frame that floats above your NLE or image editor.

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macOS

YubiKey 5 NFC and 5Ci review

The YubiKey is a security key that comes in many different formats and versions. I got the chance of testing two of them, the YubiKey 5 NFC and Yubikey 5Ci. Better security and still enjoying comfort and convenience are the two major USPs of the YubiKey.

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News

Great news on Affinity creative suite & NIK Collection

Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer and Affinity Publisher have been updated and DxO updated NIK Collection 2.3 to 2.5 — and all of these updates have some juicy stuff to offer.

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macOS Photography Video

ioSafe Duo review

The ioSafe Duo unit is a hard drive / SSD drive unit for two disks that you can set up in RAID 0, 1, JBOD or Span. As with all ioSafe digital storage equipment, the unit is fireproof, waterproof and theft-proof.