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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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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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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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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.

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Editor's Choice 2019 Video

A new control surface for image-editing video post-production and more: the Loupedeck CT

A decade or so later than when I tested a Tangent Wave control module, the Loupedeck CT is here, retailing at half the price, with a touch screen, a wheel, dials and buttons, and the promise of usability with multiple applications.

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Make video elements really glow with Hawaiki Super Glow

Your average NLE’s built-in glow effects are a bit skinny. Taking Final Cut Pro X as an example, it’s actually not worth dragging the effect to the timeline. A plug-in like Red Giant’s Universe Glow doesn’t add a glow effect around the underlying footage elements; it’s completely independent and has its own merits and use, but it may not always be what you want. Hawaiki’s Super Glow, on the other hand, is a glow effect that “just” adds glow to underlying footage and does so with six “glow sources”. It offers complete control and the result can be simple but also complex.

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ScreenFlow 9.0 adds NLE features and multi-screen capabilities

ScreenFlow 9 is a major upgrade to Telestream’s screen capture app for macOS. It’s fully Catalina compatible and has a slew of new features that enable you to create a complete videocast and/or screencast without having to jump back and forth between ScreenFlow and your NLE. Version 9 has multiscreen recording, a Timeline Tools palette and a clip editor, and it comes with the ability to use automatically generated proxies. There are also new controls for the radar click effect and some major performance improvements. Telestream included a trial subscription to their stock images and videos service.

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FxFactory Paragraph Pop: review

If your video is a movie or a documentary on nature, you’ll probably never need to display titles or information snippets, but if you’re a vlogger or someone who creates video for TV programs — e.g. business presentations, urban reporting, human interest, etc. — it’s often a good idea to show information in textual form and for that we most often we use lower thirds or title plug-ins. Most such titles offer very limited space for text and if they do, they look boring and static. StupidRaisins’ Paragraph Pop takes care of all that.

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Plugable Thunderbolt 3 NVMe SSD: extremely high speed mobile storage

Plugable has just released its mobile Thunderbolt 3 NVMe 1TB drive and I took it for a spin. The Plugable Thunderbolt 3 NVMe drive appears to be based on the Phison E12, a PCIe Gen 3×4 controller.

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Is GoPro taking advantage of customers since the introduction of the HERO8?

Some Youtube influencers have been criticising the integrated lens, and more protection being optional and this possibly GoPro’s deliberate attempt to direct you to their GoPro Plus service…