EXPODISC 2.0

Updated Professional White-Balance Filter The original ExpoDisc was an aluminum filter that you could mount on a lens for taking a white-balance measurement. ExpoImaging has released a new version of the ExpoDisc that has the same accuracy, but it comes in a more lightweight and cost-effective pack-age. ExpoDisc 2.0 is a polycarbonate lens filter with [...]

Lowel GL-1 Power LED

The Lowel GL-1 Power LED takes the torch-light concept to new heights. Designed in collaboration with wedding photographers Brian Marcus and John Solano, the GL-1 is sure to be a hit with those working in fast-paced, high-ISO environments.

Lexar Professional Workflow Reader

Includes a Four-Bay Reader Hub The Lexar Professional Workflow Reader is unique in that it simultaneously downloads up to four memory cards of basically any memory card format. It’s ideal for heavy shooters like videographers, wedding and sports photographers, or photographers who shoot with a combination of different card formats. The system’s centerpiece is a [...]

Markzware Plug-Ins

Updated Workflow Plug-Ins The PDF2DTP plug-in converts PDFs into either InDesign or to QuarkXPress files (the InDesign and Quark versions are separate purchases). It has been updated for InDesign CC and is currently available only for the Macintosh. The plug-in hasn’t been updated to support InDesign CC for Windows or for QuarkXPress 10 on either [...]

The Padcaster

iPad as Mobile Video Production Studio Video production on the iPad has come a long way. Such apps as FiLMic Pro, Pinnacle Studio, and a host of portable lighting and audio solutions have ushered in a new level of professional production capabilities and applications. Figuring out how to use all this gear in tandem with [...]

DxO Optics Pro 9

DxO Labs has once again upgraded its flagship image editor, DxO Optics Pro. Version 9 has a redesigned interface, a unique noise-reduction feature, better DxO Smart Lighting capabilities, new visual presets, and improved export tools.

PDF2ID v4

PDF2ID has come a long way since version 2 was last reviewed in Layers magazine (September/October 2009, p. 93). The new version 4 is exclusively for InDesign CC, although the previous version is available for InDesign CS4–CS6.

Safari DSLR Pop-Up Flash Booster

The Safari DSLR Pop-Up Flash Booster by ExpoImaging is an optically engineered lens that’s designed to make your camera’s pop-up flash up to 8x brighter.

Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter

The low-tech folks at Lomography.com have created a beautiful, retro-style film camera called the Belair X 6-12 Jetsetter that has something to offer both film and digital enthusiasts.

Picture Rescue 2

You know that feeling when you’re almost certain you’ve lost photos on your memory card? It’s frustrating and, in some professional situations, can be panic inducing. There are many tricks to trying to recover photos from your JPEG, TIFF, RAW, or movie files, but for simplicity’s sake, Picture Rescue 2 from Prosoft Engineering can recover all of these file types, and more.

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