I received a copy of Autodesk Maya 2013 for review and faced the daunting task of learning Maya again, after a pause of 3 years — which is quite long. I’ve therefore decided to run you through those new features that appealed to me the most. That way I hope I won’t be repeating things everybody knew already.
The Amarra audiophile music player for the Mac never ceases to amaze me with its quality, but its interface may look a bit daunting to first time users. Here is a walkthrough of the interface. It will help you get to speed with Amarra 2.4.x quickly.
Multiple cameras, multiple microphones. None starting and stopping at the same time. This is a common scenario for movie makers, and certainly for documentary shooters who are alone or with a very small team in the wild. NLEs (Non-Linear Editor) like Final Cut Pro X have synchronization features, but they’re basic at best. Singular Software’s PluralEyes did a great job at synchronizing even difficult projects. PluralEyes 3 does an even better job.
Using Mountain Lion’s Mail and Reminders, you can create a system that will alert you when something important happens. With MailTags 3.1.2 in the mix, you have yourself a complete task management system.
A good tripod is stable, robust and carries a heavy load without sagging. Hähnel’s Triad 90PG fulfils all the criteria but after a week of intensive usage I still have mixed feelings.
Reviews and coverage of sound production and post-production tools, equipment and software.
WinZip is a compression program originally available on Windows. Corel acquired the application and made it available for Windows as well as Mac OS X. On Windows, WinZip is an established “brand”, but on Mac OS X the claims of a better compression and more features than Mac OS X’s built-in compression engine are not taken at face value.
There are no shortcuts, menu items or toolbar buttons to create a reminder from a message, so how do you create one and what’s the quickest way?
In Safari versions up to 5.x, there was a SnapBack button sitting at the far right in the URL bar. When you searched and clicked on a link in the results list, you could navigate further from site to site and still quickly return to your earlier search results. That button is gone in Safari 6 on Mountain Lion.