MOZA’s Slypod Pro is on Kickstarter

MOZA announces the launch of the Slypod Pro, the first ever electronically adjustable monopod.
MOZA ’s Slypod Pro is an innovative technological update to the monopod. Now, you can electronically change the length of a monopod using the built-in controls or a smartphone.… Read More MOZA’s Slypod Pro is on Kickstarter

DxO PureRAW review

DxO announced PureRAW, its newest application, to the press on March 29, 2021. DxO AI-based PureRAW removes noise, chromatic aberrations, unwanted vignetting, distortion, and insufficient sharpness with an unprecedented level of quality. When a company tells the press its new product can turn any RAW image into a perfect linear DNG that can be further processed in any linear DNG aware image editor, reviewers become suspicious, so I it was with some devilish pleasure I took a pre-release version of PureRAW to the test.… Read More DxO PureRAW review

Testing the OWC Mercury Helios 3S with U.2 Shuttle

The Mercury Helios 3S is an aluminium dual-port 85W charging Thunderbolt 3 expansion box with a dedicated DisplayPort 1.4 port for an 8K display. The Mercury Helios 3S accepts one PCIe (x16) slot for half-length, full-height, single or double-width cards. You can daisy-chain up to five additional Thunderbolt devices. OWC added the capability to install a U.2 Shuttle in the Helios 3S. My test unit came preconfigured with OWC Aura P12 Pro SSDs.… Read More Testing the OWC Mercury Helios 3S with U.2 Shuttle

The Amaran 100d COB LED Fixture fights well above its proverbial weight

The Amaran 100d is a 100 Watt Daylight (CCT 5600K) balanced point-source COB LED fixture with Bowens mount and wireless Bluetooth control via the Sidus Link app. At full power, the light outputs an equivalent of a 750W tungsten light. It features 0% to 100% dimming control and scores a high 95+ TLCI (Television Lighting Consistency Index). The Amaran 100d is made of industrial-grade plastic that reduces the weight of the kit to only 3.4 kilograms, power adapter included. There’s a very, very quiet built-in fan to ensure the LED remains cool.… Read More The Amaran 100d COB LED Fixture fights well above its proverbial weight

How great an upgrade is Capture One Pro 21?

Capture One Pro 21 is a major upgrade with many improvements. New features in this version include Speed Edit, a Dehaze feature, improved importer, ProStandard camera profiles for (currently) a limited number of cameras and Leica tethering. In addition, Capture One Pro now supports HEIF images, makes it easier to adjust brushes and has more help in the form of enhanced tooltips and easy access to tutorials.… Read More How great an upgrade is Capture One Pro 21?

Colour temperature: mireds versus Kelvin

The mired is a unit that measures colour temperature, just like Kelvin does. Only, almost everybody knows degrees Kelvin while fewer people know what the mired stands for. That’s not surprising, given that most light and strobe colour temperatures are expressed in Kelvin. So why use mired instead then — and perhaps more importantly — when do you use the mired unit instead of Kelvin?… Read More Colour temperature: mireds versus Kelvin