DJI Phantom 1.1.1 for $299 – Deal Alert

DJI Phantom

B&H has the first-gen DJI Phantom with the version 1.1.1 firmware update for $299 (reg. $349). The deal includes a free AA batter charger and 4AA rechargeable batteries (for the transmitter) and a spare LiPo battery for the Phantom. They are back-ordered at the moment but you can still place your order to get in on the deal while it lasts. (They’re back listed in stock.) Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite 12 Review

Magic Bullet Suite 12

Earlier this year, Red Giant updated several plugins in the Magic Bullet Suite for its version 12 update. There is also a new film simulation tool in the suite, aptly called Magic Bullet Film. The updated apps include:

  • Magic Bullet Looks 3.0
  • Magic Bullet Colorista III
  • Magic Bullet Mojo 2.0
  • Magic Bullet Cosmo 2.0

In addition to the updated products, Magic Bullet Suite 12 also features Denoiser II and LUT Buddy. [Read more…]

HGST is Probably the Best Internal Hard Drive You Can Buy


Online backup service Backblaze continues to post an enormous amount of data concerning its experience with over 40,000 hard drives from all the major manufacturers. This data is unique in that it demonstrates the real world failure rates from hard drives that are being pushed on a daily basis. That’s something I can’t do in a review of a single hard drive. [Read more…]