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Product Reviews

Reviews of software and equipment for video production and post.

April 18, 2012 Author:

Want to capture gorgeous video images with your iPad? The new Padcaster rig allows you to mount DSLR lenses to your iPad tablet, turning it into a turn-key video production machine! Read More

Padcaster Turns Your iPad Into a DSLR Style Video Camera

  • February 9, 2012

    Video Editing on the iPad: How does Avid Studio Stack up to iMovie?

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    Last week, Avid Technology released Avid Studio for iPad, now available for $4.99 in the App Store. This app release ends Apple iMovie’s pseudo-monopoly on tablet-based video editing. With the two apps currently at the same price, we thought it’d be an interesting exercise to compare the two side-by-side. Read More

  • February 1, 2012

    FCP X 10.0.3: Restoring Some Missing Features

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    Seven months after the release of FCP X, Apple comes forward with v. 10.0.3 to address some major missing features. Will it be enough? Read More

  • January 23, 2012

    Thunderbolt: Ahead of its time or wave of the future?

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    No doubt by now you’ve heard a bit about the new Thunderbolt technology by, a collaboration effort between Apple and Intel in 2011 for Apple’s new line of MacBook Pro laptops (as well as MacBook Air, Mac mini and iMac)—and though the hype and performance boost have editors drooling, a year later, adoption could still be a ways off for many users. Read More