A control surface is designed to let you navigate and control an image/video editing application efficiently. Loupedeck+ is a Finnish design. It’s a keyboard lookalike with dials and knobs and it integrates with Adobe Lightroom, Capture One (currently in beta) and Skylum Aurora HDR 2018 through a software driver annex control panel.
Corel Painter is often used to paint compositing stills. The new update brings new brushes, a refreshed interface and some other new features, like a colour wheel that you can move to anywhere on your canvas.
Ink and acrylic on paper. Probably not very likeable or inspired even, but an attempt nevertheless.
CalDigit’s Thunderbolt docks offer good value for money, but they’re all mains powered. The new MiniDock is powered by the Thunderbolt 3 bus of your computer, offers dual 4K monitor support, at least one USB 3.0 (5Gbps) port and a Gigabit Ethernet interface. It comes in two versions: with two DisplayPort 1.2 (4096x2160px) or two HDMI 2.0 ports (3840x2160px).
ScreenFlow 8 is a paid upgrade and it’s a big upgrade. Telestream has made ScreenFlow a more professional video editing tool with a detachable timeline and track thumbnails. It’s faster and has time-saving templates and styles that resemble Photoshop more than it does a NLE. And it comes with a subscription-based royalty-free stock media library that has video clips, backgrounds and audio tracks.
Powertraveller has released its new line of solar panel chargers, the Falcon series. There are three panels in this series: Falcon 7, Falcon 21 and Falcon 40. Of these, only the Falcon 7 lacks some features, such as the ability to charge multiple devices at once. The company sent me its Falcon 21 panel for this review.
Over the years, Cactus has wanted to make a flash with all the essentials of a studio strobe, powerful yet portable like a speedlight. They wanted a light that can pair up with various kinds of modifiers and which photographers can use on location. The Cactus RQ250 fits that description, according to Henry Chan, the head of R&D at Cactus. It is small, versatile, fits all kinds of light modifiers and addresses all location shooting needs. The RQ250 is designed, engineered and will also be assembled in Hong Kong. The unit sits on the palm of your hand and is barely larger than a speedlight, yet it comes with 250Ws of power and a range of 10 f-stops, from 1/512 to full power. What makes the RQ250 unique is its special flash head design. The 63-degree optical optimised reflector, which is equivalent to a speedlight zoom setting of 35mm, not only makes it good to shoot with on its own, but it is also a perfect match with a lighting umbrella. Inside the flash head …