Month: July 2015

ImpulZ negative to positive workflow

Final Cut Pro X colour grading like the pros

Do you colour grade footage by looking at your monitor? That is one way of doing it, but it’s not the most accurate or surefire way to ensure the viewers of your video will see the same colours. For colour grading to work across platforms and individual computers even, you need to start from a correct colour rendition. A professional’s video grading workflow therefore starts with colour correction. After this important first step you can start grading, which essentially means you’re creating a mood.

Dinkum Systems saves your day in cramped areas

The more I use the Dinkum Systems accessories, the more I get excited about using their gear. I’ve compiled a short list of where the use of these clamps and mounts made working with photography and video equipment easier for me. In some cases, I couldn’t have shot a photo or clip without these clamps/mounts at all.

Affinity Photo

Photoshop out, Affinity Photo in? A review

Photoshop is a workhorse of which the first versions were released as early as the mid-eighties of the past century. Affinity Photo is brand new. So, would it be fair to compare them? If there would be any logic in software development, I’d answer that question with a “No”. But there isn’t — logic, I mean. Affinity Photo may well blow Photoshop out of the water. It’s faster, has no historically grown rubbish the developer needs to keep in there and is just plain powerful. And best of all: its licence model is customer-friendly.

Rhino Slider EVO

The unexpected uses of Dinkum Systems’ accessories

The more I use the Dinkum Systems accessories, the more I get excited about using their gear. I’ve compiled a short list of where the use of these clamps and mounts made working with photography and video equipment easier for me. In some cases, I couldn’t have shot a photo or clip without these clamps/mounts at all.

elgato avea

Let the Elgato Avea improve your mood

Home improvement and health monitoring — wellness for short — are the most exciting new markets for technology to tap into currently. Apple has its kits. Elgato has Avea, which is a combination of an iOS app and a LED lamp that can be switched on and off on command — a mood light.

FxFactory

Manage your plugins with FxFactory

FxFactory lets you easily add plug-ins to your favourite video editor. Most of the high-quality plug-ins that are available in FxFactory support Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, Motion and After Effects. Many plug-ins, like Yanobox Nodes, are truly unique, while FxFactory Pro enables you to develop your own effects. But what makes FxFactory really effective is that you can manage your plug-ins in a simple and easy way.