Month: March 2012

Review: Hazel, your Mac’s housekeeper

Keeping your folders tidy and clean is not difficult if you don’t use your Mac but if you do, there inevitably comes a day when the desktop is littered with files, and folders start containing files that don’t make sense anymore. Additionally, when you throw away apps, a lot of associated files stay behind in folders you normally never open. Hazel is an that takes over the tidying of files and folders for you. It also manages your Trash and throws away files that are related to apps when you remove these.

Review: DEVONthink Pro Office 2.3.2

DEVONthink Pro Office is a full-scale information manager for the Mac. It enables you to manage digitized paper documents by ingesting them in a database, where you can later search them through using DEVONtechnologies’ Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms. It lets you archive or backup your local email messages, and can act as a disc indexing manager, and a Personal Information Management system. It can even be used as an author’s tool.

Post-production: GoPro Cineform Studio Professional

Cineform is both a video codec and a post-production range of products belonging to GoPro. The Cineform codec is recognized as one of the highest quality codecs available; it is used by cinematographers. The GoPro Cineform Studio Professional software is a workflow app for high-quality, cinematographic 3D and 2D post-production. It integrates with your Non-Linear Editor (NLE) and offers ease-of-use as well as powerful non-destructive editing capabilities.

The GoPro 3D Hero System from production to post

GoPro’s 3D Hero System allows you to combine two HD Hero or two HD Hero2 cameras into a single housing to record 3D video and photos while simultaneously recording in 2D. A synchronization cable plugs into the rear Hero Port on both cameras to join them together, enabling both cameras to record video and photos in perfect synchronization. There’s only one word for what you can with the GoPro 3D system: amazing.

Ripping and playing high-fidelity CDs

iTunes is great for your ordinary CD collection. Ordinary CDs are encoded with 16-bit, 44kHz audio, which iTunes can perfectly convert to lossless sound information. But what if you want to convert Super Audio CDs, or DVD-audio discs? And what if you want to listen to these in full quality? Then you’ll need something else — like Fidelia for example.

Review: Alien Skin Exposure 4

[expires off=”2012-03-02 18:00:00″]NEW [/expires]Alien Skin’s Photoshop plug-in Exposure 4 builds further on the power of its predecessor, with a better interface, and even more settings. Exposure 4 has a completely redesigned user interface and new controls. Black & White and Color Film are now combined into one filter. The new text search lets you instantly explore hundreds of presets.