GoPro’s The Remote reviewed

Until recently, there was no way to remotely control the HERO8 and HERO9 Black as these cameras weren’t compatible with the existing Smart Remote. The Remote is the next generation remote control. In trying it out, I found it to be a mixed bag of experiences. It works well but really there should be a good user guide and The Remote does lack a couple of features I expected it to have.… Read More GoPro’s The Remote reviewed

Amaran 100x review

Aputure’s Amaran 100x is a video and photography COB LED lamp that delivers 2470 lux at 2700K and 3400 lux at 6500K and a 1m distance without the Hyper Reflector and has a colour temperature range of 2700-6500K. It’s the colour temperature customisable sibling of the Amaran 100d with the same form factor and the same affordable price. I tested the lamp under several circumstances.… Read More Amaran 100x 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

Control multiple GoPro HERO action cams with Camera Tools for GoPro HEROs

Imagine you need to start/stop two or more GoPro HERO action cams ranging from a HERO 7 to a HERO 9 Black from any device — Mac, PC, iOS, or Android and even Raspberry Pi 3. You could do it all manually, which is tedious and in, some cases, impossible. Or you could operate all of them simultaneously from one control app. The Camera Tools for HERO’s app lets you do just that.… Read More Control multiple GoPro HERO action cams with Camera Tools for GoPro HEROs

Power Prompter, a teleprompter for broadcasting, vlogging and Keynote presentations

Power Prompter is a €49.99 Mac-only teleprompter for people who need to talk at presentations or slideshows and webinars, as well as vloggers and even professional broadcasters. It supports beamsplitter hoods for setups such as the Autocue Starter and Master Series and can be controlled remotely. It offers smooth scrolling at a constant 60fps.… Read More Power Prompter, a teleprompter for broadcasting, vlogging and Keynote presentations