OWC Envoy Pro Mini, a highspeed SSD in USB memory stick format

An aluminium body the size of one-and-a-half traditional USB stick with a 1TB SSD inside is the smallest SSD drive OWC recently came up with. It’s a high-speed device that you can put in your shirt pocket. The Envoy Pro Mini is a radically designed USB memory stick that doesn’t contain a flash memory chip,… Read More OWC Envoy Pro Mini, a highspeed SSD in USB memory stick format

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Russia’s “special military operation” is a massacre and a criminal act against humanity. Buying Ukrainian software at the very least softens the economic blow to the country

The Russian war against Ukraine has led to the death of thousands of civilians and destroyed people’s homes and lives along with a massive amount of infrastructure. Since the start of the war, millions of people have fled Ukraine, mostly to neighbouring European countries. And of course, the Ukrainian economy is suffering too as a lot of businesses have been unable to keep working. … Read More Russia’s “special military operation” is a massacre and a criminal act against humanity. Buying Ukrainian software at the very least softens the economic blow to the country

iodyne launches Pro Data, a 12 NVMe SSD solution with 8 Thunderbolt ports

iodyne’s Pro Data is a storage device that holds 12 NVMe SSDs and has eight Thunderbolt ports for video editors, photographers, audio engineers, and workgroup users who need massive storage space combined with the highest possible throughput. Pro Data works with any computer that has a Thunderbolt port, but is the most useful when paired with M1 Macs.… Read More iodyne launches Pro Data, a 12 NVMe SSD solution with 8 Thunderbolt ports

OWC released its Accelsior 8M2, a speed demon PCIe SSD with capacities of up to 64TB

The OWC Accelsior 8M2 is a backwards compatible PCIe 4.0 expansion card for Windows PCs, Mac Pros (2019 model)m Linux workstations and PCIe expansion systems. It uses the total bandwidth of the latest PCIe technology and has a highly efficient heat dissipating design to provide ultra-reliable speeds up to 26,000MB/s.… Read More OWC released its Accelsior 8M2, a speed demon PCIe SSD with capacities of up to 64TB

Vitec Imaging Solutions acquires Savage Universal

Savage Universal is a global market leader in backgrounds for the professional studio photographic market, based in Phoenix, USA. It’s been in this business since 1937. They manufacture an extensive range of high quality, seamless paper backgrounds or backdrops, ensuring users get a crease-free background surface. Earlier today, the Vitec Group’s Vitec Imaging Solutions Division agreed to acquire Savage Universal Corp and its affiliates, with the deal expected to close by the end of November 2021.… Read More Vitec Imaging Solutions acquires Savage Universal

iZotope RX 9 Advanced review

Audio processing has fallen victim to the idea that AI is always going to be better than the human touch. Yet, many AI-based solutions spit out results that are worse than a human expert is capable of achieving. Some aspects of AI combine well with human expertise, though, especially in the audio processing field. Using machine learning algorithms in audio, video and photo processing applications is a good thing, mainly because they leave the editor in charge and increase efficiency. Since a good few versions back, iZotope has relied on machine learning excellence for their RX Audio Editor and the newest version takes it to the next level. I tested RX 9 Advanced to see if it lives up to its promise.… Read More iZotope RX 9 Advanced review

Telestream’s Switch 5 Pro lets you check your video’s quality on lower-end iMacs fast

Switch 5 Pro gives you frame-accurate playback of all your media and lets you see detailed information about it, including metadata (e.g. AS11 with UK DPP metadata, AS03 and others), bitrate, video essence and codec, audio channels, speaker assignments, and loudness levels. You can also compare multiple files in a single window and play and convert Windows Media content on your Mac as Switch is a fully licensed Windows Media playback tool (all three versions).… Read More Telestream’s Switch 5 Pro lets you check your video’s quality on lower-end iMacs fast

Meet Photo Mechanic Plus, the database-driven photo management solution for professional photographers and photo journalists

Photo Mechanic Plus is a new version of the application for ingesting, managing and processing image files before and after you edit them. The Plus version includes all the features of Photo Mechanic with the addition of an image database for making catalogues of every photo you’ve collected on both online and offline storage… Read More Meet Photo Mechanic Plus, the database-driven photo management solution for professional photographers and photo journalists

Testing the OWC Mercury Helios 3S with U.2 Shuttle

The Mercury Helios 3S is an aluminium dual-port 85W charging Thunderbolt 3 expansion box with a dedicated DisplayPort 1.4 port for an 8K display. The Mercury Helios 3S accepts one PCIe (x16) slot for half-length, full-height, single or double-width cards. You can daisy-chain up to five additional Thunderbolt devices. OWC added the capability to install a U.2 Shuttle in the Helios 3S. My test unit came preconfigured with OWC Aura P12 Pro SSDs.… Read More Testing the OWC Mercury Helios 3S with U.2 Shuttle