Month: March 2018

Hawaiki Keyer 4, the powerful bluescreen keying system

To create composites, you need mattes. In Final Cut Pro X, you can create simple mattes out-of-the-box, but for anything more complex than a box or ball shape you really need a bit more power. Lots of power and controls come with Hawaiki Keyer. I reviewed version 3 a while ago and although I’m late in the process – version 4 has been out for some time now – I found version 4 worth the trouble of going through this must-have plug-in all over again.

Sony’s MP-CD1 mobile projector is so small, it fits the palm of your hand

Sony announced the arrival of the portable MP-CD1 Mobile Projector in Europe in Spring of this year. Fitting easily in the palm of your hand, the MP-CD1 can project content up to 304cm in size from a short distance of approximately 3.5m. The projector weighs only 280g and can be used on any surface to turn it into a wide screen. It is claimed to operate almost silently, making it perfect for on-the-go business presentations, gaming, outdoor events or movie nights with the family. The projector’s display uses Texas Instruments’s DLP IntelliBright technology, which employs advanced image processing algorithms to boost brightness without compromising on battery consumption. The projector’s unique design allows it to minimise heat while still maintaining high brightness. Its pocket-sized form factor has been awarded an iF 2018 Design Award. With a rating of ANSI 105lumen and a 5,000mAh built-in battery, users can project clear and bright images for up to two hours of projection time. Usage time can be extended by simply charging via the standard USB-C port – even whilst …

owc envoy pro ex thunderbolt 3

OWC’s blazingly fast portable drive for pros, the Envoy Pro EX VE

OWC’s portable drive, the Envoy Pro, originally came in a USB 3 version, but with the push for ever higher throughput speeds required for 4K, HDR and 8K video shooting and streaming, the company has introduced another, new 300g lightweight Envoy Pro EX that’s been equipped with a captive Thunderbolt 3 cable. The Thunderbolt 3 Envoy Pro EX actually is a series of devices, all equipped with Thunderbolt 3, but split up in the Envoy Pro EX series and the Envoy Pro EX (VE) series, which is even faster and has bigger capacities.