DxO PureRAW 2 offers versatility, speed, and support for Fujifilm X-Trans cameras

DxO released PureRAW 2, which allows users to pre-process images without leaving Lightroom and supports X-Trans cameras. There’s also improved OS integration with access via context menus. DxO PureRAW was awarded the EISA Best Advanced Photo Software 2021 prize upon its release and version 2 builds on this success, offering new features and greater efficiency.… Read More DxO PureRAW 2 offers versatility, speed, and support for Fujifilm X-Trans cameras

Orchestral Tools Habitat, nature’s soundscape design collection for SINE Player

If you are a documentary maker or create video clips that are designed to recall a specific mood, then Habitat might be something for you. It’s a collection of sounds created with synthesisers as well as with traditional instruments and natural sounds, created by Dominik Eulberg.… Read More Orchestral Tools Habitat, nature’s soundscape design collection for SINE Player

Review of the CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 4

CalDigit is famous for its TS3 and TS3+ hubs. These are the hubs that have the most ports on them and which you can position upright or on their sides on your desk. The combination of those two parameters — expansion capability and position flexibility — makes these the most wanted expansion docks on the market. And now, with the TS4, the first parameter gets another dramatic upgrade. The TS4 is an even more capable hub in the same form factor and size as its predecessors.… Read More Review of the CalDigit Thunderbolt Station 4

OWC Helios 3S with Shuttle U.2 system not mounting on Monterey without a restart? Check your connection

Frustration. That’s the term I was looking for the other day when the Helios 3S I reviewed last year would only mount its U.2 ShuttleOne or U.2 Shuttle when I restarted the Mac. I blamed Apple and its wretched Monterey system that makes my system feel like a massive block of molasses. I should have looked further and deeper, trying different things.… Read More OWC Helios 3S with Shuttle U.2 system not mounting on Monterey without a restart? Check your connection

Orchestral Tools SINE Player is even more powerful than I thought

As you may have discovered already I have been reviewing some of Orchestral Tools’s music sound collections and so far I’ve been impressed, but I just minutes ago stumbled into a video that made me realise I’m not even scratching the surface yet. Shame on me, as I did read the user guide, but what the guy in this video is talking about never made it to a useful level of consciousness, apparently. By the way, Orchestral Tools has a bunch of videos they made themselves. In one of them, their founder Hendrik Schwarzer guides you through the plug-in and points out that you can download some free collections as well — all recorded in those same famous Teldex studios!… Read More Orchestral Tools SINE Player is even more powerful than I thought

Review of Orchestral Tools’s Andea collection

Orchestral Tools recently released Andea, a huge collection of instruments played by people of the Andes and the rest of South-America. This type of music is a genre that appeals to many composers, be it for film, TV, music or other. It’s a collection based on Richard Harvey’s unique collection of Andean music instruments. Mr. Harvey is a BAFTA Award-winning English musician and composer. Many of us will know his music from the days of The Da Vinci Code, The Lion King and many others.… Read More Review of Orchestral Tools’s Andea collection