Apple Upgrades Final Cut Pro X to Version 10.0.1

FCP X Export

Apple has upgraded Final Cut Pro X to version 10.0.1 adding XML import and export, media stems export and Xsan support for multi-user workflows.  You can also create a custom starting timecode in order to accommodate bars and tone.  Additionally, transitions can now be added to connected clips without the need to create a secondary storyline. [Read more...]

Top 10 Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 Lens Reviews on Amazon

Sigma 200-500mm

The Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 lens is a $26,000 beast of a lens.  It’s also one that few photographers will ever hope to own.  But that didn’t stop several people from reviewing the lens on Amazon with some rather humorous takes on what the lens has fictitiously done for them.

The sample images are pretty entertaining too…

Sigma 200-500mm Sample Image

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A brief sampling of the reviews: [Read more...]

Amazon Class 10 SDHC Cards On Sale

Amazon Class 10 SDHC Card

Amazon has its Class 10 SDHC cards discounted through October 2.  The discounts range from marginal to substantial; however, all of the prices are still good deals. For example, the 16GB cards are currently $23.49 and the 8GB cards are $10.34.  Complete details here at

I’ve never used the Amazon Basics-branded cards before, but the ratings from users show that they are mostly well-regarded.  Here is one detailed review that looks at speed comparisons among Amazon and Transcend Class 10 cards and show that these Amazon Basics cards perform quite well.

The Class 10 rating is a rating intended for evaluating video capture performance.  In this case, Class 10 is the fastest rating currently available for video performance, which means these will work with just about every HD video camera on the market today.  For a more detailed explanation of SDHC card classes and speed ratings, check out my prior article on Demystifying SD Cards.