Capture exploding balloons, lightning and animals in the wild with the Hahnel Captur Module Pro

If you ever wanted to shoot wildlife, lightning or fun stuff like drops bouncing off a surface, the Captur system from Hahnel, the Irish manufacturer of peripherals for photographers, fits your needs. With a Captur Remote Control set and the Captur Module Pro, you can remotely control your camera and speedlights, and trigger either using sound, light, infrared, laser beam or other sensors. It’s an incredibly fun way to be creative, and it allows you to take shots that would otherwise be impossible. More importantly, it has features you only expect in systems that are much more expensive.… Read More Capture exploding balloons, lightning and animals in the wild with the Hahnel Captur Module Pro

Emulate analogue film colour workflows accurately with ImpulZ LUTs

ImpulZ LUTs allow you to replicate the colour processing of a film workflow digitally, with the added convenience and accuracy of open format 3D LUTs. The ImpulZ LUTs package comes with a dazzling array of LUTs, categorised into different camera systems and emulation types. Also delivered with the ImpulZ LUTs package are three types of film grain emulation. Combined with LUT Utility or Color Finale from Color Grading Central, ImpulZ LUTs is a complete colour grading solution that brings the charm of analogue film to digital footage.… Read More Emulate analogue film colour workflows accurately with ImpulZ LUTs

Hawaiki Analysis makes colour correction in FCP X and Premiere Pro a breeze

Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro users rejoice: colour grading just got a lot easier. Thanks to Hawaiki Analyzer, a FxFactory plug-in that works with Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, Motion and After Effects, you can now pinpoint problems with colour areas that you just can’t seem to get right using the vectorscope or RGB parade.… Read More Hawaiki Analysis makes colour correction in FCP X and Premiere Pro a breeze

Color Finale: the first Final Cut Pro X colour correction plug-in for professionals

Colour grading for professionals usually consists of complex stand-alone applications such as Da Vinci Resolve. Few developers make an effort to come up with a truly professional colour grading solution for Final Cut Pro X. Denver Riddle from Color Grading Central did. The result is Color Finale, a plugin specially developed by colour scientists for colour scientists using Final Cut Pro X.… Read More Color Finale: the first Final Cut Pro X colour correction plug-in for professionals

Red Giant’s Magic Bullet Suite 12 review

With Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite 12, you get a myriad ways to create perfect video in terms of colour accuracy, colour creativity and film emulation — in any editing environment, including Final Cut Pro X. You don’t need Adobe After Effects anymore to get perfect skin colour or to work with Colorista. Magic Bullet Suite apps are also faster and the interface fonts finally look perfect.… Read More Red Giant’s Magic Bullet Suite 12 review

ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender 2 XL Pro system

The Rogue FlashBender XL Pro system is a flash reflector with accessories that is specifically aimed at photographers who want to have a highly transportable studio lighting system with them while they’re on the road. The first generation of these large FlashBenders was relatively heavy and they attached to the flash head using the same velcro system as the smaller ones. The second generation, which has just been released, is more lightweight and uses a different attachment. Time to give it a try.… Read More ExpoImaging Rogue FlashBender 2 XL Pro system

Atomos Spyder calibration tool

The Atomos Spyder is a calibration tool targeting users of Atomos Ninja Blade and Samurai Blade users. The Spyder calibration accessory is made up of an Atomos branded Datacolor Spyder colorimeter and a special cable that interfaces with the LANC connector on the Ninja Blade or Samurai Blade video recorder/monitor. The Spyder calibration system will probably also be usable with the new Atomos Shogun.… Read More Atomos Spyder calibration tool

Technicolor Color Assist 1.5 colour grading (review upgraded)

Technicolor created an S-Log Curve CineStyle LUT for the Canon 5D MkIII, to ensure cinematic quality from this camera. Another Technicolor venture aimed at the semi-pro cinematographer is Color Assist and associated Looks. Color Assist 1.5 integrates with Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe After Effects and Final Cut Pro X. I tested Color Assist with the latter and found the tool to be quite powerful and simpler to use than, for example, Da Vinci Resolve.… Read More Technicolor Color Assist 1.5 colour grading (review upgraded)