Capture One 20 Beyond Film and B&W style packs review

Two new style packs are available for Capture One 20: Beyond Film and Beyond B&W. Both are a collection of preset styles created with associated grain settings. You can mix the Film and B&W settings with any of the grains, so these styles are not meant to fence you in.… Read More Capture One 20 Beyond Film and B&W style packs review

Create video walls the easy way with Griddy for FCPX

FxFactory’s Griddy is an excellent way to create video walls and multi-story projects in Final Cut Pro X in a very simple way with a large number of creative possibilities. Griddy is usable in almost every situation where you’d like to have multiple clips playing at the same time in their own frame.… Read More Create video walls the easy way with Griddy for FCPX

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.… Read More Make video elements really glow with Hawaiki Super Glow

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.… Read More FxFactory Paragraph Pop: review