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Getting Started with HDR in Final Cut Pro X

Getting Started with HDR in Final Cut Pro X

High Dynamic Range video is now all over Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and Vimeo. In December of 2017, Apple released Final Cut Pro X 10.4, which includes new color correction…

LumaFusion 1.4 for iOS adds pro audio functions and raw support for grading

LumaFusion 1.4 for iOS adds pro audio functions and raw support for grading

I have been covering this iOS video editing tool since way back when it was born as Avid Studio for iPad in 2012. Then it became Pinnacle Studio and most…

Review: ZBook Studio G4 w/DreamColor for prepress, video editing/grading

Review: ZBook Studio G4 w/DreamColor for prepress, video editing/grading

This review article on the ZBook Studio G4 with optional inboard DreamColor display is divided into eight sections: (1) Unique features for prepress, video editing & grading, with applications like…

Digital Sprockets transfers & restores classic Mexican films

Digital Sprockets transfers & restores classic Mexican films

Back in 2015, I published an article about why Digital Sprockets of México City prefers to edit video with DaVinci Resolve instead of Final Cut Pro X (link ahead…

Review: DreamColor Z24x G2 “junior” monitor has come a long way

Review: DreamColor Z24x G2 “junior” monitor has come a long way

Last week, I received the second-generation (MSRP US$559) DreamColor Z24x G2 “junior” review unit. I am ecstatic to tell you that it is much better than I expected…

HP (US) offers ZBook Studio G4 with Spanish keyboard

HP (US) offers ZBook Studio G4 with Spanish keyboard

I am delighted to inform you that HP (United States) has finally reversed its previous totalitarian policy of only offering its ZBook Studio workstation with a very limiting US keyboard…

HP adds 31-inch 4K DreamColor and improves 24-inch “little brother”

HP adds 31-inch 4K DreamColor and improves 24-inch “little brother”

At NAB, HP has announced its new DreamColor Z31x with native 4K cinema resolution and some very welcome new features, and has also released a somewhat improved “little brother”, the…

What is “Correct” Color?

What is “Correct” Color?

Sometimes you set out to answer an easy query and wind up questioning fundamental assumptions. Playing with test charts shouldn’t trigger an existential crisis, but you never know… Recently…

Creating Better Pictures: HDR Color Grading & Mastering

Creating Better Pictures: HDR Color Grading & Mastering

High Dynamic Range (HDR) Technology is changing the way we post and view images. Learn what it takes to create stunning content for this new game changing format…

DaVinci Resolve on a Surface Pro 4

DaVinci Resolve on a Surface Pro 4

Blackmagic Design and Intel loaned me a Surface Pro 4 to test the performance of the Iris GPU and Core i7 processors. I got to see exactly how close we…