Red Giant’s new media ingest application, BulletProof, is now available as a free beta for Mac (a Windows version is still in the works).
BulletProof is a complete media prep solution that bridges the gap, with a workflow that simplifies how you handle footage every day with 6 key tasks. [click to continue…]
DxO Labs has released DxO Optics Pro v8.1.6 which adds support for the following new cameras:
Additionally, DxO Optics Pro v8.1.6 adds 267 new camera/lens combinations added to the Optics Modules library. More details in the press release below. [click to continue…]
I took a quick demo yesterday with Beauty Box Video 3.0 here at NAB 2013. While I have seen it several times before, I never stopped to look at what it how simple it is to use.
Beauty Box is a plug-in for Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, After Effects and several other NLEs. There is also a version for Photoshop and Aperture. (No Lightroom yet. If you want to see it for Lightroom, I would suggest making some noise by emailing Digital Anarchy and letting them know you want it.)
Essentially, Beauty Box uses multiple algorithms to create a matte of skin tones and leaves alone facial details like teeth, hair and eyelashes. You can fine tune the matte for your given lighting conditions and skin tones; however, it’s a process that takes seconds even to fine tune it.
Hopefully, I’ll have a full review in the coming weeks; however, I wanted to pass along a coupon code that is valid only during NAB this week. Use the coupon code NAB2013 to get 25% any of the Beauty Box versions. The most common version for Premiere, AE or FCP is regularly $199; however, it’s only $149 this week with the code. You can see all the versions here on Digital Anarchy’s website.
You can get a nice overview of an older version of Beauty Box inside After Effects (still the same overall concept and workflow) with the following video. [click to continue…]
FxFactory PRO v4 is a plug-in for popular NLE editors like Final Cut Pro X, FCP 7 and Premiere Pro CS6. I have been using FxFactory PRO v4 for a few months now in both FCP X and Premier Pro CS6. While it also works in After Effects and Motion, my use has been limited to NLEs.
FxFactory PRO v4 uses the FxFactory plug-in manager for installation and updates. I have used several plug-ins with FxFactory and find it to be one of the easiest installation processes to use with NLE plug-ins. [click to continue…]
Topaz Labs has released the B&W Effects 2 plug-in as part of its library of Photoshop plug-ins. B&W Effects 2 promises several new features and improvements over the first version (and it’s a free upgrade for version 1 owners). Some of the new features include: [click to continue…]
Eye Candy 7 is a very interesting software package. It renders realistic effects that are not easy to create in Photoshop. Have you ever wanted to add lightning or fire to your images?
This software is meant for graphic designers, but as a photographer, I’ve been known to dable in the design of my own promotional materials.
Using Eye Candy 7 to add effect to graphics is easy. Just select the layer in Photoshop you want to add an effect to, launch Eye Candy, select the effect and tweak. Most of the effects need a shape layer to be applied. [click to continue…]