Koji advanced interface in Final Cut Pro X

Koji Color Advanced colour grading for Final Cut Pro X

Whenever the people at Crumplepop introduce or launch a product, the video editing community listens up. That was no different when the Koji colour grading app was released and things haven’t changed with the recent release of Koji Advanced, a plug-in for FCPX and other popular NLEs. Koji is a colour grading system based on the works of Dale Grahn, a well-known colour scientist and the colour artist who graded blockbuster movies such as Saving Private Ryan and Gladiator. I tried Koji Advanced in FCPX with the other colour grading plug-ins I reviewed earlier in the back of my mind.

Rogue FlashBenders

Learn how the pros shoot portraits, fashion and more using a portable studio kit

If you have visited this site before, you’ll know I have reviewed portable studio gear and have been impressed with the quality and flexibility of the ExpoImaging Rogue product range. In addition, and being a keen strobist myself, I am always on the lookout for how-tos and tutorials with lighting schemas so I can learn from the pros. ExpoImaging has a brilliant video channel where you can learn how to set up proper lighting for the most demanding type of photography: portraits and fashion.

Koji advanced interface in Final Cut Pro X

Koji Color Advanced colour grading for Final Cut Pro X

Whenever the people at Crumplepop introduce or launch a product, the video editing community listens up. That was no different when the Koji colour grading app was released and things haven’t changed with the recent release of Koji Advanced, a plug-in for FCPX and other popular NLEs. Koji is a colour grading system based on the works of Dale Grahn, a well-known colour scientist and the colour artist who graded blockbuster movies such as Saving Private Ryan and Gladiator. I tried Koji Advanced in FCPX with the other colour grading plug-ins I reviewed earlier in the back of my mind.

Captur Module Pro

Hahnel Captur: working with the InfraRed module

With Hahnel’s Captur Module Pro comes a IR transmission module for free. The IR module has two settings: High and Low. I noticed that, when I set the switch to High nothing would happen with my usual setup — the Module Pro and the IR component about 75cm apart. Setting the switch to Low works just fine, so it wasn’ the IR module that was broken. I did some research and this is what I came up with.

SliceX extra

Coremelt updates and adds features to SliceX and TrackX plug-ins

When Coremelt released its range of plugins for Final Cut Pro X that were based on mocha tracking technology, the company almost experienced a meltdown as a result of the enthusiasm with which the FCPX community jumped on the plugins. Finally, mocha’s topnotch functionality would be available in a plugin everybody could use. After SliceX came Lock & Load and TrackX, but the three plugins didn’t gain any extra functionality in the months to come. Until a couple of weeks ago, when Coremelt released the last bunch of updates.

DxO ONE

DxO introduces dSLR-quality camera that attaches to your iPhone or iPad

The DxO ONE will be a revolutionary camera that delivers dSLR image quality in an extremely compact size. At 108g and 6.9 cm tall, the DxO ONE is so small that it easily fits in a pocket. However, it will feature an ultra-high quality f/1.8, 32mm equivalent aspherical lens with a variable 6-blade iris and a 1-inch 20.2MP CMOS BSI (Backlit) sensor capable of capturing high-resolution images even in very low light.

NUGEN Audio Post Pack Visualizer

Eight tools for professional audio recording results for under 1K

For any type of movie, audio quality is crucial. It doesn’t matter whether you need to record an interview or a concert, the sound must be as good as you can possibly get it. If people are asked about the difference between a professionally created video and the experiment of a dilettante, they invariably find the audio to be the deal breaker. Well recorded sound makes a good movie stand out. Good sound is even more important for videos meant to be played on Youtube or Vimeo.