Photomatix Pro 4.0 Released

HDRsoft has released Photomatix Pro version 4.0, which adds a number of new features and improvements, such as selective deghosting, improved noise reduction and thumbnail presets panel.

Photomatix Pro 4.0 is a free upgrade for version 3 users, and still carries the $99 retail price for other users.

More info can be found on HDRsoft’s website.

Alien Skin Announces Bokeh 2 Plug-in

Alien Skin has announced Bokeh 2, which is the latest version of its creative focus and lens simulation plug-in.  Bokeh 2 offers 64-bit support for Photoshop CS5, as well as support for Lightroom 2 or greater.

Bokeh 2 retails for $199 and is a $99 upgrade for Bokeh 1 users.  If you purchased Bokeh 1 in April 2010 or later, then the upgrade is free.

More details and sample images in the press release below. [Read more...]

PluralEyes Review

This is for all of you guys out there trying your hand at working with DSLR video.

If you’ve tried working with multiple video and audio tracks in a non-linear editor, then you know what a challenge that it can be to sync up the audio wave forms among different tracks.  It’s not necessarily hard to do manually, but it can be tedious and time consuming when you start piling on cameras and audio-recording sources.

Enter Singular Software’s PluralEyes.

Read the full review over at Tech Tilt: PluralEyes Review: Magic Sauce for Syncing Multi-Cam and Multi-Source Audio

Topaz DeNoise 5 Announced

Topaz Labs has announced the upgrade of its popular DeNoise plug-in to version 5.  Topaz Labs claims that DeNoise 5 is twice as fast as the prior version.  DeNoise 5 works with Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Aperture, iPhoto and Lightroom.

DeNoise 5 is available on the Topaz Labs website and is a free upgrade for existing DeNoise customers and retails for $79.99.

More details in the press release below. [Read more...]