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

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

Loupedeck’s new Photoshop plugin makes controlling Adobe’s app a gratifying yet efficient experience

Loupedeck, the developer of custom consoles for photo and video editing has released a new plugin for Adobe Photoshop based on Adobe’s Unified Extensibility Platform (UXP). It provides an enhanced editing experience with Loupedeck CT and Loupedeck Live. The plugin is now available in the Creative Cloud marketplace across all regions, at no extra cost to Loupedeck users.… Read More Loupedeck’s new Photoshop plugin makes controlling Adobe’s app a gratifying yet efficient experience

Nix Color Sensor Pro 2 Tristimulus Colorimeter Review

If you’re professionally working with colour, it pays off to invest in a colorimeter or spectrophotometer. The only problem is that these can be quite expensive and bulky, and if your need is to compare colours, find colour harmonies and the RGB, Lab, CMYK and other colour space value of colours, this kind of equipment is overkill. It is where the $349 Nix Color Sensor Pro 2 tristimulus sensor is a boon to have.… Read More Nix Color Sensor Pro 2 Tristimulus Colorimeter Review

Remote colour grading collaboration for Final Cut Pro X users: Color Finale Connect sees the light of day

Color Trix has added a remote collaboration capability to Color Finale, its colour grading plug-in for Final Cut Pro X. The new feature allows a colourist to start a session over a network and/or the Internet with a director, DoP, other editors, an apprentice even. The Connect module will be released as a free public beta for existing Color Finale Pro owners. That will allow users to send their feedback and help shape the technology to better suit their needs. I had the opportunity to run a session between London and Antwerp.… Read More Remote colour grading collaboration for Final Cut Pro X users: Color Finale Connect sees the light of day

X-Rite i1Pro version 3 is faster, more accurate than its predecessors

The redesigned i1Pro 3 spectrophotometer is more accurate and reliable as well as two times faster than its predecessor. The i1Pro 3 is meant to be used by professionals who require accurate color from their printer, display, and projector. The i1Photo Pro 3 set allows photographers to quickly and easily create custom camera, monitor, projector, scanner, and RGB printer profiles.… Read More X-Rite i1Pro version 3 is faster, more accurate than its predecessors