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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 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 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.

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Photography Video

The fastest external NVMe SSD drive: OWC ThunderBlade

With a price of $1379 for my test unit, I don’t need to be clairvoyant to assume you’ll be one of the not so many who process large files on a high-end workstation like the iMac Pro or Mac Pro. Such an assumption could be wrong, though, because the throughput figures — as impressive as they are — don’t tell the whole story.

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Video

FxFactory Smooth review

Transitions are always a challenge in that you can’t always use a cut or a cross dissolve. In some cases, a cross dissolve isn’t even possible — for example, when you’re placing one short clip on top of a longer one with the latter containing the overall narrative. There’s a solution for all that: FxFactory’s Smooth.

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Video

Fixing audio drift when capturing video and sound from different equipment

Whenever you’re recording audio from a different device than your camera and without the help of a timecode generator, it’s distinctly possible that you experience audio drift. That is, your camera’s audio output and your recording device’s output start in sync but drift apart along the way. It’s very frustrating and — except when one of your devices is broken, of course — very easy to solve. It all comes down to checking your settings.

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Photography Video

Powertraveller’s Condor 100 has an award-winning design and loads of power

Powertraveller sent me their latest power pack, the hefty Condor 100, a 27000mAh beast in a beautifully designed (award-winning) aluminium enclosure. The Condor 100 is an auto-sensing power unit that can handle 110V/220V mains electricity-driven equipment as well as 5V devices.

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Photography Video

3 Legged Thing MIKEKIT with Arca Swiss Airhed Cine review

MIKE is a carbon fibre tripod. My test unit came with an Arca Swiss Airhed Cine. This tripod has a maximum height of 1.48 metres (58″) and the ability to get as low as 13.5cm. It has a load capacity of 14kg/30lbs, weighing just 1.65kg/3.64lbs itself

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Photography Video

The Peragos disk video/photo lamps review

Vibesta’s Peragos Disk comes in three models: the 30C (RGBWW), a 304B (Bi-colour) and 304P (Daylight). They are inexpensive, especially in view of their built-in electronic gels and colour temperature dial as well as the HSS flash capabilities..

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Editor's Choice 2019 Video

Color Finale 2 turns FCP X into a colour grading powerhouse

Color Trix has just released its colour correction and grading plug-in for Final Cut Pro X, Color Finale 2.0.