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Kinetic Badges is a Final Cut Pro X plug-in distributed by FxFactory. It’s a set of vector graphics that can be used as stand-alone graphics or combined with various badge options that come with the plug-in. What makes Kinetic Badges unique is that each graphic is slightly animated to add dynamism.

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Sony: New PXW-X500 XDCAM shoulder camcorder with 2/3-inch CCD sensors

Sony has introduced the PXW-X500, a solid-state memory XDCAM camcorder. The PXW-X500 has a unique three-chip 2/3-inch type new CCD image sensor system, serving to remove issues associated with motion artefacts and rolling shutter. The camcorder succeeds the PMW-500 and is ideally purposed as an acquisition tool on a 1080 progressive platform for a broad range of HD production applications, such as ENG, sports productions, live productions and documentaries.

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Sony: New PXW-X500 XDCAM shoulder camcorder with 2/3-inch CCD sensors

Sony has introduced the PXW-X500, a solid-state memory XDCAM camcorder. The PXW-X500 has a unique three-chip 2/3-inch type new CCD image sensor system, serving to remove issues associated with motion artefacts and rolling shutter. The camcorder succeeds the PMW-500 and is ideally purposed as an acquisition tool on a 1080 progressive platform for a broad range of HD production applications, such as ENG, sports productions, live productions and documentaries.

Kinetic Badges - statistical badge

Kinetic Badges: unique and dynamic vector graphics for Final Cut Pro X

Kinetic Badges is a Final Cut Pro X plug-in distributed by FxFactory. It’s a set of vector graphics that can be used as stand-alone graphics or combined with various badge options that come with the plug-in. What makes Kinetic Badges unique is that each graphic is slightly animated to add dynamism.

Red Giant Releases Primatte Keyer Version 5.1

Red Giant, makers of essential software tools for filmmakers, editors, VFX artists and motion designers, just recently released Primatte Keyer 5.1, an update that adds support for Adobe Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro X (FCP X) and Motion. Using the same keying technology from blockbuster hits such as “Lord of the Rings,” “Harry Potter” and “Spider-Man,” Primatte Keyer lets users easily remove a blue- or green-screen background, often with the touch of a button.

Dalet

The Dalet AmberFin platform expands

Dalet Digital Media Systems addresses the urgency for high-performance temporal conversion head on with a suite of advanced software technologies included within the Dalet AmberFin platform, to be launched at IBC2014. AmberFin Advanced Adaptive Temporal Transform Toolbox (AT)3 provides a unique collection of tools to suit all types of temporal transforms. Joining the already released AmberFin ACC is a new GPU-accelerated motion-compensated frame rate conversion tool: Cinnafilm’s award-winning Tachyon.

Painter 2015

Painter 2015 brings Particle Brushes

Painter 2015 has one feature that will make people drool over this new version: Particle Brushes. Other improvements are jitter smoothing, greater speed and better performance, and 64-bit on the Mac. Painter 2015 also has an even more manageable and organised interface and comes with generous libraries of new content.

PluralEyes 3.5

More than an update: PluralEyes 3.5

Red Giant just released PluralEyes 3.5, the video/audio synchronisation tool. PluralEyes is faster and more accurate, supports spanned clips, more media types for Replace Audio and automatic correction for sync drift. It also supposed to integrate better with Premiere Pro CC 2014, but by lack of that new application, I can’t say anything about it.

Tangent Fx Final Cut Pro X effects

Tangent Fx Designed Light Effects | Designer Flare Effects for Final Cut Pro X

Light effects can make a dull video look exciting. Over the course of the past couple of years, companies such as Crumplepop and Rampant Design Tools have been releasing light effects specifically for Final Cut Pro X and/or as QuickTime movies usable anywhere. Tangent Fx has now released a set of very spectacular effects both specifically for Final Cut Pro X and in QuickTime movie clip format.

NUGEN AUDIO SEQ-S equaliser

NUGEN Audio SEQ-S, a unique linear phase equaliser

NUGEN Audio’s SEQ-S is a linear phase equaliser. It supports mono, stereo, 5.1, and 7.1 surround and provides sonic sculpting and EQ matching including stereo mid-side operation, automated spectrum analysis, curve smoothing, and a unique direct-draw spline interface for corrective applications.

Rode NT-USB

Røde NT-USB microphone review

What do we imagine a studio microphone to be: perhaps a condenser mic with a large capsule, a heavy body, a shock mount and a XLR interface to begin with? And what do we imagine a USB microphone to be? Something flimsy, not really for “pros”? For a decent €160.00 you can buy yourself a Røde NT-USB, which is a robust metal quality mic with a nice large capsule, monitoring on-board and with a stand, a mount, pop screen, carrying pouch and 6m USB cable included with the device. It even supports the iPad. But is the sound any good?

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MacCaption 6

MacCaption 6: creating captions and subtitles with ease

A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of producing a video covering a customer story of a large printer manufacturer. When I got at their customer’s premises, the CEO turned out to know Dutch only, leaving me with the unpleasant task of having to translate everything he said into English. From that experience, I remember that subtitling by hand is no walk through the park. However, if I would have had the application I’m reviewing today, MacCaption by Telestream (CaptionMaker on Windows), I wouldn’t have spent half the time I did back then. And my subtitles would have looked exactly as I wanted too.

Telestream Switch

Telestream’s Switch video Player/Inspector lives up to its promise

Only last month did Telestream release Switch, a new professional video player with a full-blown Inspector and Export module. Switch shows you all of the parameters a video has, including actually recorded bitrate and clean aperture size, and has the capability to modify most of these parameters. That’s what sets it apart from other players. It also lets you play movies like a pro.

ANIMO effect

FxFactory ANIMO plug-in gives a whole new meaning to simple animation

If you want to make videoclips with a lot of action and you can’t find topics to shoot that have enough motion to your liking, you can always add animations to your footage. Final Cut Pro X makes this incredibly easy and simple with keyframes. But no matter how easy it is, animating clips will always be a time-eating monster. Unless you use an animation plug-in that doesn’t use keyframes at all. That’s what ANIMO by SugarFX is all about.

Lexar Box shot

Offloading images and videoclips without the wait: the Lexar Professional Workflow Reader Solution

With the proliferation of video frame sizes beyond 1920×1080 pixels, memory card readers have become a major bottleneck in the production process. The Lexar Professional Workflow Reader Solution is a high-speed reader system that lets you transfer images from up to four memory cards simultaneously. The solution consists of a four-bay reader hub and independently sold reader modules that can be used both as a module and a stand-alone reader.