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Product Reviews

Reviews of software and equipment for video production and post.

March 1, 2012 Author:

Magic Bullet has recently re-introduced their popular Denoiser plugin, a great filter for reducing digital distortion in video. We bring you all the details on this new release and make suggestions for other popular digital noise reduction plugins. Read More

Magic Bullet Reintroduces “Denoiser” to Quickly Clean Up Footage in After Effects

  • December 17, 2011

    Plural Eyes Sync Software Comes to Final Cut Pro X

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    Singular Software releases their popular Plural Eyes support application for Final Cut Pro X. Available as a free public beta version, this application automates the syncing of audio and video files in your project’s timeline. Read More

  • December 2, 2011

    Using Event Manager X to Control and Troubleshoot Events in Final Cut Pro X

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    In this post we’ll take a look at Event Manager X, an application that allows you to choose what events and projects show up in your FInal Cut Pro X interface. A timesaver and organizational tool, Event Manager X fills a gap in FCPX file management. Read More

  • October 30, 2011

    Automatic Duck Plug-ins are now Free!

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    Automatic Duck, the Seattle-based conversion software distributor (known for their plug-ins that translate edited sequences between Final Cut Pro, Avid, After Effects, Quantel, Pro Tools), has recently revamped its cost structure for plug-in delivery. Now, their Pro Import AE, Pro Import FCP, and Pro Export FCP (FCP7 and FCPX) plugins are available at absolutely no charge. But… at what cost? Read More

  • October 26, 2011

    Digital Rebellion Updates Post Support Software for FCP, FCPX, AVID & Premiere

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    Digital Rebellion releases two new applications to organize and manage your video editing project files and footage. Compatible with AVID, Premiere, FCP and FCPX, Digital Rebellion’s Pro Maintenance Tools and Pro Media Tools will streamline your workflow and troubleshoot common editing application errors. Read More

  • October 25, 2011

    Using Dropbox to Sync and Back up Editing Projects

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    Dropbox is an exceptionally useful application that allows you to store files within a designated folder on your computer—and with every Save, it instantly and safely backs up your files to the Dropbox servers, and also syncs your updated files to all of your other Dropbox folders located on other computers and mobile devices. Additionally, you can share folders within your Dropbox with any number of collaborators, so every time you make a change, everyone gets the update simultaneously. So, the question is… how does this work with editing projects? Read More

  • October 15, 2011

    15 Powerful Video Converting and Encoding Applications for Mac

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    We’ve rounded up the most popular video software encoders! From DVD ripping software to web video compressors, learn about the industry standard encoding and converting applications and find the one that’s right for your video needs! Read More