Category Archives: Useful Tools

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iPad Pro vs Surface Pro

Apple iPad Pro vs Microsoft Surface Pro: The Battle for Your Briefcase

It had been obvious for a while, but Apple's iPad Pro launch event today made it abundantly clear that the new oversized iPad is gunning directly for Microsoft's Surface Pro. With Apple's new Smart Keyboard attached, the new iPad Pro … more »


Red Giant Updates Universe with New Tools, Effects and Transitions

Just a quick PSA: Red Giant has updated Red Giant Universe with three new effects, three new transitions, and a variety of new features and presets—including three new free tools and three new premium tools. If you're not a Red Giant … more »


Peter Plantec’s Entirely Biased Golden Pixie Awards, Part Four: Season Finale

It's been an exciting year in VFX and animation—lots of new developments, cool advances and interesting people. This is the fourth and final installment of this year's Golden Pixie Awards. This is the first time in nearly 20 years that … more »


Camera News: More Blackmagic Updates, ARRI Supports SxS Pro+, Red Dragon on The Knick, and More

Once upon a time, you bought a camera and made the most of the investment, putting up with any feature limitations until it made financial sense to invest in a more current model. But in the new camera landscape, you … more »


Blackmagic Expands ProRes Support, DJI Has a New MoVI Competitor, and More

From formats to flight plans, here's a round-up of this week's news for cinematographers.   Blackmagic Expands ProRes Support in BMCC, Pocket, and 4K Cameras Blackmagic's latest firmware upgrade, v1.8.2, extends the company's support for Apple ProRes formats. Previously, users … more »


Top Seven Takeaways from Apple’s WWDC Keynote

What's been cooking in Cupertino? Today was the big keynote address at Apple's World Wide Developer's Conference (WWDC), in which Apple CEO Tim Cook rolled out the company's latest and greatest for an audience of software developers — as well … more »


FontList Plus: Quick Font Previews Inside After Effects

Ever find yourself firing up an office program like Microsoft Word during an After Effects session just so you can preview the text you're working with rendered in all the different fonts you have installed? If so, then you might … more »


Courier Prime Is a Free, Easier-to-Read Script Font

Filmmakers live in a digital world. Figuring out how updated procedures can replace older technology is part of the game when it comes to quality and efficiency. That's how file-based workflows superseded tape, and how the on-set digital lab is … more »


GoPro Goes 4K in a Smaller, Faster, Lighter Camera

It was a fun Tuesday night here in San Francisco as GoPro Founder and CEO Nick Woodman took the wraps off the company's latest little camera, the Hero3. This new product in the GoPro family ups the ante for helmet-cam … more »


Useful Tools for Editors: Baselight for Avid is Ready

It was in back in April, at NAB, that FilmLight was showing their Baselight for Avid plug-in, part of the ever-growing Baselight Editions family of products. Baselight for Avid is a color-grading tool for Avid Symphony and Avid Media Composer … more »