Larry Jordan reviews G-Technology's G-Dock ev with Thunderbolt storage unit, writing, "If you are looking for flexible storage that can sit on your desk or travel with you, with state-of-the-art single-drive performance, and the option to swap drives into a docking station, the G-Technology G-Dock ev looks to be an excellent choice."
Read the full review here.
Oliver Peters reviews Hawaiki Color, the Final Cut Pro X color grading plug-in that reintroduces color wheels to the NLE.
He writes, "Although I’ve been a fan of the Color Board, I really like the results I got from Hawaiki Color. Control granularity is better than the Color Board and working the wheels is simply second nature. Absolutely a bargain if it fits your grading comfort zone!."
Read his full review here.
After a demonstration using a RED Dragon transferring 6K footage to a Microsoft Surface Pro 2, RedShark News wonders if it really is going to be the tablet for pro editors.
They write, "In truth, Surface 2 isn't going to be anyone's first choice for high-end video editing, but for an ultra mobile device to take on a shoot for a photographer to store and review pictures, or a videographer wanting a compact viewer for content, Microsoft is seriously in the mix. USB 3 and micro-SD expansion ports drive the point home about professional usage. As does the price..."
Read the full story here.
iZotope is known as a company that makes software and hardware, including high-quality plug-ins for mastering, noise reduction and audio restoration. A number of applications come bundled with iZotope tools, notably Sony Sound Forge Pro, Adobe Audition CC and Premiere Pro CC.
Final Cut Pro X is steadily gaining support among professional editors as Apple integrates more features in response to users’ needs. Unlike the previous iterations of Final Cut Studio—where everything was integrated into a bundle of Apple applications—FCP X relies to a greater extent on an ecosystem of outside developers who have brought a number of useful tools to the table. This means that you buy only what you need and build out your toolkit according to your own specific workflow. Here are some tips on getting the most out of FCP X.
The Los Angeles Post Production Group (LAPPG) has announced it will feature Mobile Filmmaking with a special focus on filmmaking with the Apple iPad at their next meeting being held at the DV Expo on September 25th, 2013 at 6pm at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
For the past five years, the LAPPG has been on the forefront of discovering and sharing the developments, technologies and trends that most impact its community of digital media artists. Witness to the digital democratization of filmmaking and its hold on the community, the Group has chosen to highlight some pioneers in the field of iPad filmmaking as well as feature a stock footage company whose paradigm allows for anyone to submit their footage for consideration.
Larry Jordan's full Amsterdam Supermeet presentation, entitled "Is Final Cut Pro X Ready for Professional Use?," is now available to view in full.
He levelheadedly discusses what the word "professional" means, relays how vital efficiency is to an editor, and presents a series of useful plug-ins for Final Cut Pro X.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that in June Adobe switched access to its software from licensed ownership to a subscription model. After a year of offering both options—perpetual licenses and subscriptions—Adobe has decided to go all-in on subscriptions for the latest version of its creative tools. (Adobe continues to offer perpetual licenses only for Adobe CS6 products.)
In the latest iteration of Adobe's Ask a Video Pro series, Kyle Alvarez will discuss his feature film C.O.G. and how he used Premiere, After Effects, Encore, Photoshop and Audition on this project.
Alvarez will also discuss working efficiently with RED raw footage; using Premiere on set to make edits and decisions while shooting; creating crucial but cost-effective VFX with After Effects; building demos of the film's score in Audition; and using Photoshop to create festival one sheets and other marketing materials.
This free webinar is taking place on Thursday, September 26th from 10 AM - 11 AM PT. Register here.
Sandisk has announced "the world's fastest memory card," a 60 GB and 120 GB Extreme Pro which complies with the new CFast 2.0 specification.
Writes RedShark News, "Apparently write speeds for the new 120GB card top out at 450 MB/s (2333X say Sandisk) and the card is capable of recording the full 200fps from the ARRI Amira."
Read more here.