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DaVinci Resolve on an old laptop? Alex Jordan shows us how!

DaVinci Resolve on an old laptop? Alex Jordan shows us how!

Many people hear about DaVinci Resolve and its incomparable innovations for both editing and grading, but are afraid it could never work well with a weaker, older laptop computer without…

5 Color Illusions that Colorists & filmmakers should be familiar with

5 Color Illusions that Colorists & filmmakers should be familiar with

Optical illusions and irregular visual phenomena mean many things to us. Simple enough to be enjoyed by anyone, yet perplexing enough to keep researchers busy in the foreseeable future. Their…

New Blackmagic RAW códec: what the industry needed

New Blackmagic RAW códec: what the industry needed

Blackmagic just released its new RAW video códec. This is especially helpful for those who demand the most latitude when doing serious grading (aka el etalonaje in Castilian, l…

Auditioning Scene Looks in Final Cut Pro X

Auditioning Scene Looks in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training welcomes very special guest Sam Mestman from Lumaforge. Sam shows us how to use Auditions in Final Cut Pro X…

NAB 2018: Codex ColorSynth for FCPX

NAB 2018: Codex ColorSynth for FCPX

Codex Digital has long been known for elegant and robust on-camera recorders, rack-mounted Vault recorders, and the Codex Production Suite for on-set digital dailies and archiving. Yet…

Working in HDR with Final Cut Pro X

Working in HDR with Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, I talk with Ripple Training’s Steve Martin about how to work with HDR video in Final Cut Pro X. High Dynamic Range video…

The film look: what is it, and why are there two of them?

The film look: what is it, and why are there two of them?

The film look is an elusive thing. Everyone has their favorite flavor, but there are two basic, yet opposite, techniques in vogue right now—and I think I’ve…

Creating Custom Black & White Effects in Final Cut Pro X

Creating Custom Black & White Effects in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Ripple Training’s Steve Martin how you can use the new color tools in Final Cut Pro 10.4 to create custom…

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…