Say hello to your new best friend. DaVinci Resolve 11 is an elite editing and color correction program that you should consider using on your next masterpiece. The robust Lite version is even available free of charge. Read on to find out if this is too good to be true.
Thunderbolt 2 is Intel’s newest and fastest way to transfer your data and allows you to stream and transfer 4K video at the same time. G-technology, Promise Technology, and LaCie have each almost-simultaneously released a Thunderbolt 2 RAID drive marketed toward the creative professional. So how do you know which one to choose?
Red Giant’s part-free, part-subscription plug-in offering, Universe, has grown once again, with version 1.3 adding 13 new tools - including six free ones - for a grand total of 81 effects and transitions.
Only a couple of months after announcing the purchase of eyeon, creators of Fusion visual effects and motion graphics software, Blackmagic Design has rolled out Fusion 7 and Fusion 7 Studio. Best of all, Fusion 7 for Windows is free of charge and ready for download now. Fusion 7 Studio is priced at $995.
All the video editing capabilities of Avid Media Composer and the compositing power of Nuke rolled into one package?! Does anything sound "suite-er?" Smoke 2015, part of the hard-hitting arsenal from Autodesk (makers of Maya, Softimage and 3DStudio Max to name a few), has always been one of those phantoms on the horizon that every editor wishes they had, but felt they couldn't attain. Yes, it's a bit expensive — but is it worth it?
CyberLink PowerDirector 13 provides powerful and flexible video editing starting at $70 consumer pricing. The Director Suite 3 bundle adds similarly impressive audio and editing tools, plus even-color grading, for $300.
Remember a few weeks ago we wrote about an app called Vizzywig4K which allowed iPhones to shoot, edit and deliver 4K video? Remember it cost $1,000? Heh, heh. Yep. That’s what we thought too. Well, the creators of Vizzywig and Nail Gun Alley have dropped the 4K app out of the pricing stratosphere to just $49.99. Does that make it better?
The creative process is one that is best experienced when it is infused with enjoyment. Many artists create their work exclusively for the purpose of their own pleasure. The satisfaction of the creative process alone is payoff enough for many creative-minded individuals.