Category Archives: Useful Tools

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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 »

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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 That's how file-based workflows superseded tape, and how the on-set digital lab is … more »

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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 »

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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 »

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Useful Tools for Editors: Pro Player

QuickTime Player X got you down? Then you might be interested in the brand new Pro Player from the folks at Digital Heaven. Pro Player is a lot like its name sounds. It's a simple application designed for playback of different … more »

DaVinci Resolve 9 Beta Ready to Download

If you took any time to evaluate color grading tools at NAB 2012 then you must have seen DaVinci Resolve 9 running at the Blackmagic Design booth. If you were familiar at all with Resolve then you probably did a … more »

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A Thunderbolt CF Card Reader … and More!

I'll admit I'm a bit off the Thunderbolt radar since I don't own a Thunderbolt-capable machine (though I do have one on loan). But last week I was working with a photographer who was looking into a new Macbook Pro … more »

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The MacBook Pro Retina Display: Is 15 Inches Good Enough for Editing?

I sat down with Apple last week in New York to take a closer look at the new MacBook Pro with Retina display. I was barely through the door when I asked about the Mac Pro's impending upgrade in 2013, … more »

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NewBlue Titler Pro: It’s Like LiveType, Only Different

Remember LiveType? That quirky little titling application that came along around Final Cut Pro 4 and did some pretty cheesy nifty animated titles without a whole lot of animation effort? Many people loved it, some people hated it and others … more »

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Apple’s WWDC News: What’s Hot and What’s Not

The new MacBook Pro is one sweet, sweet machine. Apple's announcement at WWDC today of its next-generation notebook computer, boasting a retina display and a flash system drive, generated lots of heat and buzz on the Internet, not to mention … more »