Vitec Imaging Solutions acquires Savage Universal

Savage Universal is a global market leader in backgrounds for the professional studio photographic market, based in Phoenix, USA. It’s been in this business since 1937. They manufacture an extensive range of high quality, seamless paper backgrounds or backdrops, ensuring users get a crease-free background surface. Earlier today, the Vitec Group’s Vitec Imaging Solutions Division agreed to acquire Savage Universal Corp and its affiliates, with the deal expected to close by the end of November 2021.… Read More Vitec Imaging Solutions acquires Savage Universal

DxO Photolab 5 supporting Fujifilm big time and other improvements

Every year DxO releases a new version of Photolab and this year was no exception. Photolab 5 comes with better IPTC metadata and keyword editing capabilities as well as synchronisation with Adobe Lightroom, a new U-Point control, DeepPRIME and support for Fujifilm X-Trans cameras and lenses.… Read More DxO Photolab 5 supporting Fujifilm big time and other improvements

Exposure X7 adds very accurate masks, composition guides and more

Exposure X7 was released in the last few days of September. It was worth the wait. The app has a lot of new features, including a new masking tool to make selections by quickly drawing a rough border, customisable editing workspaces, a unified crop and transform interface with composition guides, defective pixel removal for raw photos, more faithful colour reproduction when using custom DCP colour profiles and improved colour fidelity with DNG files. Finally, fine texture noise can be added to recover detail with aggressive noise reduction.… Read More Exposure X7 adds very accurate masks, composition guides and more

The LIGHTBRIDGE Cine Reflect Lighting System, for photographers too

If you’ve ever had to lighten a scene and couldn’t do it properly without lugging around back breaking numbers of flags and other devices to stop the light from spreading and spilling, you should take a look at the LIGHTBRIDGE CRLS (Cine Reflect Lighting System), a lighting system based on lightweight aluminium reflectors that don’t spill. CRLS is used in cinematography but begs to be discovered by photographers.… Read More The LIGHTBRIDGE Cine Reflect Lighting System, for photographers too

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

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

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