Month: October 2012

DxO Optics Pro 8 Elite review

Right on the heels of PhaseOne’s new Capture One Pro 7, DxO Labs released version 8 of DxO Optics Pro, their RAW converter and image editing app. DxO Optics Pro 8 is not as radically new as Capture One Pro 7, but it sure has enough new features and improvements to keep even the most demanding photographer happy. And all camera body and lens analysis driven, of course.

Capture One Pro 7 review

PhaseOne has upgraded Capture One Pro to a whole new application with an improved processing engine, an advanced Bayer Interpolation algorithm, and with integrated digital asset management. Further improvements include better noise reduction, a new lens setting for tilt-shift lenses, a new Clarity setting for adding punch to photos, new export formats, and more.

The Powermonkey Extreme for non-stop video/audio recording

Powertraveller is a British company developing and selling power devices for road warriors and people who want to charge their devices as eco-friendly as possible. Powertraveller’s Powermonkey Extreme is a combination of a battery and solar panel specifically aimed at charging 5V (USB or others) devices. I tested the Powermonkey Extreme with a Zoom H4n audio recorder and a bunch of GoPros to see if and how one Powermonkey Extreme can get you through a whole day of recording.

Sony Sound Forge for Mac (review)

Sony is launching an offensive. It is attacking the 64-bit Mac OS X market with new, often innovative creative software. A couple of weeks ago, it was SpectraLayers Pro. Today, it’s Sony’s audio wave editor, Sound Forge Pro. Sound Forge Pro was already available on Windows. The Mac version is a real powerhouse.