Pinnacle Studio 19 Ultimate is fully-functional and very capable editing software. New with version 19 is multi-camera editing, automatic audio ducking, support for new file formats and loads of effects and transitions. Overall, it’s a great value for the entry-level editor looking to up their game.  When it comes to...
Red Giant Trapcode Suite 13 - Particular
The incredibly talented developers at Trapcode have created some classic Adobe After Effects plug-ins over the years. You may not have known it, but when you see killer particle effects in broadcast and video motion graphics, the artists are most likely using Trapcode plug-ins. Particular and Form are at...
Apple iMovie
Apple’s latest version of iMovie follows in the footsteps of earlier versions of the series, in that it’s a fluctuating process of innovation meets frustrating compromise. This seems to be Apple’s modus operandi — give something new, take away something useful. We are given 4K content options, but we...
Communicating with clients and team members can be hard. Sharing versions of edits and video clips all with just a browser might seem like a dream. Frame.io does all of these things and all you need is a computer and an Internet connection.   
Sony Catalyst Edit
Whenever you hear about something new from Sony, you have to take notice. This time it's Catalyst Edit, part of the Catalyst Production Suite. Sony already has a good editing app in it's Vegas Pro software, so why this new addition?According to Sony, Catalyst was created from the ground...
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 12 Review
Wouldn’t it be great to have access to the same blockbuster software that was used on films such as “Skyfall,” “World War Z,” “Avatar,” “Prometheus” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past”? If you aren’t already using DaVinci Resolve 12, then this review is a must read. Not only is...
Grass Valley EDIUS 8
When we last visited EDIUS (v7, December 2013) we were incredibly impressed with its processing speed and the vast variety of codecs it supported. We’re happy to report that this hasn’t changed. The new version 8 release is snappy, stable and simply put, just plain enjoyable to use.OverviewThe first...
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015
Updating Creative Cloud applications is easy to do through the Creative Cloud desktop application, which manages applications, files and libraries associated with a Creative Cloud subscriber’s account. Downloading and installing Premiere Pro CC 2015 is simple and straightforward, all a user has to do is access their available updates...
Video Copilot  Element 3D V2
Have you ever wanted to create amazing 3D objects, such as animated logos or a fighter jet blasting past your actors? What if you don’t have the large amount of time it takes to learn a complicated 3D program? Don’t worry, Video Copilot will be your wingman. Their revolutionary...
Final Cut Pro X 10.2 Editing Software
When Final Cut Pro X came out in June 2011, many folks saw that Apple was going to need to update the software to add features that were initially missing to make editing a complete experience. This author certainly turned his nose up to it from the get-go as...