I tested a 480GB OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD with an Atomos Shogun Flame as well as with an iMac. The Mercury Extreme Pro 6G has been certified for use in Blackmagic Design equipment and has a maximum read speed of 559MB/s and write speed of 527MB/s. My own tests revealed slightly lower, although pretty impressive figures.
Micron Technology, Lexar's parent company, announced that it is discontinuing its Lexar retail removable media storage business. The Lexar portfolio includes memory cards, USB flash drives, readers, and storage drives for retail and OEM customers. Micron is exploring opportunities to sell all or part of the Lexar business. The company said it will continue to …
OWC’s Thunderbolt 3 dock has the looks and the ports to appeal even to those who don’t need one. The company’s selection of ports to include has so far been the best I’ve encountered. There are 13 of them and they represent OWC’s experience with users’ needs in terms of support for legacy technology.
If you believe in automation on the Mac, Typinator 7 may be just the app you’re looking for. Ergonis has released its latest version of Typinator and the new version is better and easier than its predecessor by a large margin. Typinator 7 comes with assistants, interactive input fields and “Publications & Subscriptions”.
Kyno is a tool you can use on a laptop in the field, screening video files while they’re still on recording media. It allows you to create subclips and Excel shot or clip lists, convert clips into editing or delivery formats and send clips to Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro.
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.
UltraDock v.5.5 still is the best solution to hook up a bare disk drive to your Mac or PC. The UltraDock v.5.5 comes with a number of tricks that may appeal to a bigger market than the old v4 UltraDock.
Hazel 4 lets you pick any file to see what you’re doing and how the rule's conditions match that file while editing. There’s rule synchronisation that allows you to sync to a specific file for multiple folders on the same machine — or across machines even. There’s now even a monitored folder.
Not all lower-cost SSDs are slow and unreliable. I managed to get hold of the newest Crucial MX300 525GB SSD and ran it through a full week of speed and endurance tests. It performed very well even as it costs about half of a comparable SanDisk Extreme Pro.
The Kingston HyperX Fury SSD of 120GB should not feature on Atomos’ Recommended media list for 4K video recording. This SSD can’t even keep up with 1080p video data streams and is only usable for 720p50 recordings.