CTRL+Console Turns Your iPad into a Video Editing Control Surface

CTRL+Console with MacBook

A couple days ago, I randomly got a download code for the CTRL+Console app and a couple modules because I went to the Supermeet at NAB this year. I don’t even remember seeing it there but I thought I would check it out because the demo video looked pretty slick.

I have been using it as a control surface for editing in Adobe Premiere Pro for a day or two now.

It is a very well designed app that allows your iPad to connect via Bluetooth to your Mac or Windows machine and serve as a control surface, complete with a jog wheel. [Read more...]

Adobe Releases Photoshop Mix Version 1.1

Photoshop Mix Update

Adobe has released a new update for Photoshop Mix, which is a free app for the iPad. New features in version 1.1 include the following:

  • Image Swap, enabling users to change the order of layers in a Mix project by dragging and dropping thumbnails
  • Redesigned undo and redo experience enabling for more creative freedom
  • Full round-trip editing capabilities between Photoshop Express and Photoshop Mix
  • Ability to save full resolution files to the user’s local camera roll
  • Support for large panoramic files, as well as PNG file formats

Photoshop Mix is available here on the iTunes App Store.

iStick Adds a Simple USB Drive for iPhone and iPad

Hyper iStick

Today’s mobile phones and tablets are simply amazing. However, if there’s one gripe I have, it is the ability to quickly and seamlessly transfer data between my phone and mobile devices. About the simplest way to just transfer a file without the need to import through a dedicated program is a cloud sharing platform like Dropbox. I use the heck out of it.

Dropbox, Box and Google Drive all work great until you need to make a big file transfer on a cellular network and you are in a place where your coverage is limited. Then, you could be spending minutes staring at a screen. Or, you have to plug your phone into a computer and jump through a program’s import process.

The Hyper iStick looks like it may be nice stop-gap until Pied Piper finishes up its revolutionary compression algorithm[Read more...]

Lightroom Mobile Now Available for iPad

Lightroom mobile for iPad

Adobe has finally launched Lightroom mobile for iPad after teasing the app for the better part of a year. Before we get to the features, some readers will want to know up front that it is only available for Creative Cloud members. If you are part of the Photoshop Photography Program or a full Creative Cloud subscriber, Lightroom mobile is available to you at no additional expense.

Lightroom mobile now allows you to sync your iPad with your Lightroom 5 desktop library. Lightroom mobile uses Smart Previews to allow you to make non-destructive edits on your iPad, which will then sync to your desktop library.

Lightroom mobile requires an iPad 2 or later running iOS 7. You can download it here on the iTunes App Store. Adobe also notes that an iPhone version is coming soon. [Read more...]