Audio Hijack 3 interface

Audio Hijack Pro was Rogue Amoeba’s app for capturing sound from applications as well as input devices. It was powerful, scalable and flexible but not very user-friendly. Audio Hijack 3 changes all that. It’s every bit as powerful — if not more — than its predecessor, but also easier to use. In fact, the new building block paradigm used in Audio Hijack 3 will enable you to do more with your audio recordings because it’s incredibly simple to set up complex sessions. Also new in Audio Hijack 3 are templates, full-screen mode, presets, FLAC recording and more.

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GoPro announces February firmware update that makes others bite the dust

While Sony announced a new version of its Action Cam, which should be capable of 240fps in 720p res, GoPro hasn’t been sitting still either. In February, you will get a comprhensive firmware update for your HERO4 that, among other things, will make 240fps available in 720p mode as well.

Telestream Wirecast 6.0 Now Available

Telestream, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced the immediate availability of Wirecast 6.0, the latest version of its popular live streaming software. Wirecast is the industry’s only cross-platform, all-in-one live streaming production software that enables capture, live production and encoding of live streams for broadcast to multiple servers and platforms simultaneously.

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Audio Hijack 3 interface

Audio Hijack 3: experiences with a record-audio-from-anywhere app

Audio Hijack Pro was Rogue Amoeba’s app for capturing sound from applications as well as input devices. It was powerful, scalable and flexible but not very user-friendly. Audio Hijack 3 changes all that. It’s every bit as powerful — if not more — than its predecessor, but also easier to use. In fact, the new building block paradigm used in Audio Hijack 3 will enable you to do more with your audio recordings because it’s incredibly simple to set up complex sessions. Also new in Audio Hijack 3 are templates, full-screen mode, presets, FLAC recording and more.

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Perfect Photo Suite Premium 9, a fine Photoshop replacement for image editing

Photoshop without the painting tools, that’s what onOne Software’s Perfect Photo Suite Premium is in a nutshell. Perfect Photo Suite Premium is a RAW converter/editor with an image browser and features such as image correction and enhancement, B&W conversion, compositing and Fx effects, layers and masks, portrait-specific enhancement and resizing. Its masking capabilities are unique […]

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GoPro announces February firmware update that makes others bite the dust

While Sony announced a new version of its Action Cam, which should be capable of 240fps in 720p res, GoPro hasn’t been sitting still either. In February, you will get a comprhensive firmware update for your HERO4 that, among other things, will make 240fps available in 720p mode as well.

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Alien Skin Exposure 7 handles RAW

We all love to enhance our photos — professionals and amateurs alike — whether it be retouching, adding filters or compositing even. Some photographers are masters at recreating a scene and endowing it with a mood or quality it almost certainly didn’t have when the scene was shot. A number of software tools help, including Photoshop, Capture One Pro and DxO Optics Pro as well as specialised tools like the subject of the current review: Alien Skin’s Exposure 7.

iZotope Iris 2

iZotope Iris 2 enables virtually limitless creativity

Iris 2 is a new and improved version of a virtual instrument, a sampler and a synthesizer in one. When iZotope released the first version of Iris, it was a tool with decent capabilities, but a bit limited with regards to flexibility. Iris 2 is exactly the opposite. There’s no limit on what you can do with this application.

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IT Enquirer’s Best of the Best of 2014

It’s almost year’s end and time to make a balance of the past year’s products. I’ve made a list of the best products I have reviewed over the course of the past year, as well as a list of vendors that I believe have shown that it is possible to deliver innovative products without sacrificing on quality.

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What a compressed video will look like: Compression Preview

Creating a movie, outputting it to the highest possible standard and then distributing it over the Internet. What could be easier? It’s actually a lot less simple than it sounds. Which compression level are you to use? Do you even have to bother? Doesn’t Youtube and Vimeo handle all of this themselves? You should bother and you should decide for yourself, and Compression Preview helps you with this important task. It’s an After Effects plug-in that shows you what your video will look like when compressed to a specific setting.

KineticText

Make your Titles as exciting as your footage with KineticText

Final Cut Pro X installs with a lot of Titles, but they’re all fairly common. If you want something that’s out-of-the-ordinary, dynamic and that makes you look like a professional even if you aren’t, then KineticText is a good choice. It’s a FxFactory plug-in and as usual with FxFactory plug-ins, it is actually a whole series of titles.

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iZotope Ozone 6, stripped from undue features, best mastering tool around

Probably for the first time in history, a developer actually removes features from an application in response to user feedback. iZotope did just that with the Ozone 6 mastering solution. The result is a lean, mean mastering machine with looks to kill for and not one feature that gets in your way. Ozone 6 does come with a new module, though: a very effective dynamic equaliser. Ozone 6 can be used as a plug-in to your DAW or sound editor, or as a stand-alone mastering solution.

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motionVFX mHUD effects for Final Cut Pro X

motionVFX is a Polish team of developers who create effects for Final Cut Pro X. One of their latest creations is mHUD, a set of effect that reminded me of Yanobox’s Nodes 2. In reality, mHUD comes as a set of adjustable Final Cut Pro X Titles as well as QuickTime 1080p movies. I took my magnifying glass out and gave both Titles and movies a good look and what I found may even surprise the developers.

DxO Optics Pro 10

Get rid of haze with DxO Optics Pro 10

The developer who uses test data of your camera body and lens as well as scientifically based algorithms to create his applications, has just made his flagship image processing app better again. DxO Optics Pro 10 has a new ClearView feature to get rid of haze and an improved Probabilistic Image Enhancement (PRIME) denoising algorithm. DxO Optics Pro 10 also integrates with DxO ViewPoint’s geometrical correction tool.

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Telestream Wirecast 6.0 Now Available

Telestream, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, today announced the immediate availability of Wirecast 6.0, the latest version of its popular live streaming software. Wirecast is the industry’s only cross-platform, all-in-one live streaming production software that enables capture, live production and encoding of live streams for broadcast to multiple servers and platforms simultaneously.

ScreenFlow 5 interface

Telestream ScreenFlow 5 reaffirms its number one position for screencasting

If you’re serious about software or iPhone demos, video tutorials and/or video training, then ScreenFlow is about your only choice on a Mac. ScreenFlow 5 is the latest iteration of this powerful video/screencasting application and Telestream has once again added some very nifty features while improving others.