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Kinetic Badges

Kinetic Badges: unique and dynamic vector graphics for Final Cut Pro X

Kinetic Badges is a Final Cut Pro X plug-in distributed by FxFactory. It’s a set of vector graphics that can be used as stand-alone graphics or combined with various badge options that come with the plug-in. What makes Kinetic Badges unique is that each graphic is slightly animated to add dynamism.

Zetta.net launches first direct to cloud SaaS-based server image backup with built-in WAN acceleration

Zetta.net today launched its new DataProtect 4.5 cloud backup and disaster recovery (DR) solution, allowing users to make full server image backups without requiring an appliance or a local staging drive. The new solution is the first SaaS-based service to deliver complete cloud backup and DR – from files to databases to server images – directly to the cloud, with integrated WAN acceleration for optimal transfer speeds.

Painter 2015

Painter 2015 brings Particle Brushes

Painter 2015 has one feature that will make people drool over this new version: Particle Brushes. Other improvements are jitter smoothing, greater speed and better performance, and 64-bit on the Mac. Painter 2015 also has an even more manageable and organised interface and comes with generous libraries of new content.

PluralEyes 3.5

More than an update: PluralEyes 3.5

Red Giant just released PluralEyes 3.5, the video/audio synchronisation tool. PluralEyes is faster and more accurate, supports spanned clips, more media types for Replace Audio and automatic correction for sync drift. It also supposed to integrate better with Premiere Pro CC 2014, but by lack of that new application, I can’t say anything about it.

Tangent Fx light effects

Tangent Fx Designed Light Effects | Designer Flare Effects for Final Cut Pro X

Light effects can make a dull video look exciting. Over the course of the past couple of years, companies such as Crumplepop and Rampant Design Tools have been releasing light effects specifically for Final Cut Pro X and/or as QuickTime movies usable anywhere. Tangent Fx has now released a set of very spectacular effects both specifically for Final Cut Pro X and in QuickTime movie clip format.


NUGEN Audio SEQ-S, a unique linear phase equaliser

NUGEN Audio’s SEQ-S is a linear phase equaliser. It supports mono, stereo, 5.1, and 7.1 surround and provides sonic sculpting and EQ matching including stereo mid-side operation, automated spectrum analysis, curve smoothing, and a unique direct-draw spline interface for corrective applications.

Rode NT-USB microphone

Røde NT-USB microphone review

What do we imagine a studio microphone to be: perhaps a condenser mic with a large capsule, a heavy body, a shock mount and a XLR interface to begin with? And what do we imagine a USB microphone to be? Something flimsy, not really for “pros”? For a decent €160.00 you can buy yourself a Røde NT-USB, which is a robust metal quality mic with a nice large capsule, monitoring on-board and with a stand, a mount, pop screen, carrying pouch and 6m USB cable included with the device. It even supports the iPad. But is the sound any good?