Month: August 2012

Overview: Autodesk Maya 2013

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.

PluralEyes 3 video audio synchronization

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.

Review: WinZip for Mac

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.