Synchronising a GoPro HERO 9 and an audio interface with an iPad and a metronome app

If you shoot video with a camera and an audio recorder without either having a built-in timecode generator and/or genlock feature, you will know what a pain it is, because you always end up with synchronisation problems. The advice usually is that you need to spend your money on a timecode generator and preferably one which also has genlock (that’s the feature that ensures your devices stay in sync). What if you don’t have the money or want to spend it on a couple of Tentacle Syncs or Denecke Syncboxes? Here’s a solution for footage of under 20 minutes long.… Read More Synchronising a GoPro HERO 9 and an audio interface with an iPad and a metronome app

OWC U2 ShuttleOne review

OWC’s Mercury Helios 3S, the expansion solution that adds an external PCIe slot to your Thunderbolt 3 equipped computer, can be fitted out with a U.2 NVMe Interchange System, and that system can house several removable trays, one of which is the U2 ShuttleOne for exactly one NVMe SSD. You can use the U2 ShuttleOne to quickly offload footage from a U.2 capable video capture setup like the BlackMagic URSA Mini Pro 12K camera with URSA Mini Recorder, in server racks, game computers, etc, etc.… Read More OWC U2 ShuttleOne review

The makers of Hedge, the offloading app raised $3M!

After six years working on Hedge, the developers decided it was time to change into a higher gear and enable themselves to start checking off the things they also wanted to build for a long time but didn’t have the time for. The investment round is not meant to grow their customer base — I have the feeling they have a bigger base these days than their closest competitor based in the US — but to grow the team and the product.… Read More The makers of Hedge, the offloading app raised $3M!

ScreenFlow 10 review — separate audio capture, DAW recording, Removal Filter and more

For anything from presentations and tutorials to the more frivolous, ScreenFlow has been the app of choice for Mac users who create screencasts for a living. Version 10 adds a whole slew of new exciting features and works with macOS Catalina and Big Sur, including full support for M1 Macs.… Read More ScreenFlow 10 review — separate audio capture, DAW recording, Removal Filter and more

The LIGHTBRIDGE Cine Reflect Lighting System, for photographers too

If you’ve ever had to lighten a scene and couldn’t do it properly without lugging around back breaking numbers of flags and other devices to stop the light from spreading and spilling, you should take a look at the LIGHTBRIDGE CRLS (Cine Reflect Lighting System), a lighting system based on lightweight aluminium reflectors that don’t spill. CRLS is used in cinematography but begs to be discovered by photographers.… Read More The LIGHTBRIDGE Cine Reflect Lighting System, for photographers too

Amaran 100x review

Aputure’s Amaran 100x is a video and photography COB LED lamp that delivers 2470 lux at 2700K and 3400 lux at 6500K and a 1m distance without the Hyper Reflector and has a colour temperature range of 2700-6500K. It’s the colour temperature customisable sibling of the Amaran 100d with the same form factor and the same affordable price. I tested the lamp under several circumstances.… Read More Amaran 100x review