To capture the shots you’ve seen where a camera fluidly glides across the horizon or moves smoothly up or down in a scene, filmmakers use a tool called a jib, a crane-like piece of equipment that’s typically expensive, heavy, and complicated to set up. That is until the folks over at Nice Industries introduced The Aviator Travel Jib, a best-in-class, compact, lightweight, and affordable travel jib.
Bokeh creates beautiful soft backgrounds, thus calling attention to a very shallow area of sharp focus in the foreground. However, what are photographers to do when they’re unable to capture this effect in camera, when the light isn’t right, when the wish for bokeh becomes an afterthought, or a missed opportunity? Enter Macphun Software’s Focus 2 Pro.
Preflight for Print FlightCheck, now at version 7, has added InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, and Photoshop CC support. Along with CC support, like Adobe, Markzware has added a subscription model. A one-year subscription costs $199 and a three-month subscription costs $59. For those who don’t like subscription software, a perpetual license is still available for [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]