DxO released its third upgrade of Photolabs, the former Optics Pro. The new version has a new repair and clone tool, a new local adjustments mask manager and a new colour wheel. And finally, after so many years, the metadata module has been updated as well, albeit with a very modest support for a keywords, author name and copyright field.
SmallCubed released its full set of Apple Mail plug-ins right in time for the release of macOS “Sierra”. I have been reviewing the MailTags, Mail Act-On and Mail Perspectives suite for quite some time now. For the first time, I’ve also tried out the SigPro plug-in.
Final Cut Library Manager lets you manage Final Cut Pro X Libraries and its contents. Version 2 got updated several times for free, regardless of it including new features. A couple of weeks ago, Arctic Whiteness then finally upgraded Final Cut Library Manager to version 3. In the process, the company introduced a new licensing model. You can upgrade version 2 to the newest version for free, but then you’ll lose out on the most useful features like freeing up disk space after rendering projects. For a small fee you can upgrade and keep the advanced features of version 2 in addition to some nifty new ones. And for a bit more money, you can add a couple of advanced options that could turn Final Cut Library Manager into your central library management hub.
After the team that developed KeyFlow Pro, the single-user-to-small-workgroup Media Asset Management (MAM), released the first update that included expanded metadata and better search capabilities, they have now released a second free update. The new version has a whole range of improvements and new features. These turn KeyFlow Pro into a real MAM, with a healthy emphasis on video.
Several years ago, Apple had a professional-grade, server-based media asset management system (MAM). Unfortunately, Apple decided to kill Final Cut Server and instead incorporate some of its management functionality into Final Cut Pro X. Managing your media files from within an editor is not quite the same as managing them in a MAM, so the door was wide open to third party developers. One of them developed a nice alternative under the name KeyFlow Pro. It targets individual users as well as small workgroups.