New Software: Nobe OmniScope

https://timeinpixels.com/nobe-omniscope/

“Nobe OmniScope is loaded with powerful features that make color grading easy.

Compatibility:
macOS, Windows

Available for various platforms:
DaVinci Resolve, Scratch, Premiere Pro & After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom as well as DeckLink, UltraStudio, AJA U-TAP and more!”

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Nobe OmniScope by timeinpixels. Scopes for a range of video and photography applications.

Commentary

Tomasz Huczek of timeinpixels tells me that their new scopes application will be adding support for Apple’s Final Cut Pro X aka FCPX in future.

In the meantime I am impressed by what timeinpixels states the company has achieved with the current version of Nobe OmniScope and look forward to future developments.

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Klangfreund: LUFS Meter (recommended by Final Cut Pro X Guru Ben Balser)

https://www.klangfreund.com/lufsmeter/

“A plugin to measure and adjust the loudness similar to the human perception of loudness. Compliant with EBU R 128, ATSC A/85 and more….”

LUFS Meter by Klangfreund, “a plugin to measure and adjust the loudness similar to the human perception of loudness” for Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X and other host applications on macOS and Windows.

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New iMac Pro Ready for Takeoff! Pre-Orders Available Now.

Apple is poised to release the first iterations of its high-end production-ready Apple iMac Pro, boasting the choice of 8, 10 or 18-core Xeon processors, turbo boost up to 4.5GHz, up to 42MB cache, up to 128GB RAM, up to 4TB SSD data storage and up to 3GB/s throughput with latest generation I/O including 4 x Thunderbolt 3 ports, 40Gb/s data transfer and 10GB Ethernet. 

Any version of the iMac Pro can form the basis of a multiple display graphics, photography or video workstation with the attachment of up to two RAID systems and two 5K displays via its four Thunderbolt 3 ports at rear, allowing you to work on a 44-million pixel machine.  

B&H Photo Video is now accepting pre-orders for a large number of iMac Pro configurations. 

 

iMac Pro Image Gallery

The first versions of the iMac Pro are apparently scheduled for ordering on December 14 in the northern hemisphere and orders apparently will be available from Friday, 15th December in Australia.

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Image Credits

The Last Jedi header image concept and quick hack by Carmel D. Morris. Official product photographs kindly supplied by Apple.

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Jim Nix: Luminar 2018 Tutorial, Part 1: Getting Started – Complete Set of 12 Free Tutorials for Skylum Luminar

“New to Luminar? Just purchased Luminar 2018 and interested in learning how to master it? This is the tutorial series for you! In this multi-part series, I will walk through how to use Luminar 2018 and take advantage of the incredible power and flexibility of this tool to create stunning photographs. I will cover everything from the basics to advanced techniques and everything in between….”

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EditReady Updated to Version 2.1 to Encode Panasonic Lumix GH5’s H.265 HEVC and All-I 400Mbps Video on macOS 10.13 High Sierra

divergent media, maker of a range of professional macOS video production software products, has released version 2.1 of its video transcoding essential EditReady to support High Sierra, the latest version of macOS, and HEVC H.265, the new standard for video compression supported by the Panasonic Lumix GH5 Super 16 M43 camera in its 6K Photo feature and by the incredible but sadly now discontinued Samsung NX1 and NX500 Super 35 cameras. 

H.265 HEVC was introduced into affordable media production via Samsung’s NX1 DSLR-style and NX500 rangefinder-style cameras when few computers and computer applications supported the codec but H.265’s advantages became immediately apparent and it was clear that HEVC was the way forward.

At the time, EditReady was one of the few professional video production applications to support H.265 transcoding so I immediately bought a licence and have used it ever since.

Samsung’s brilliantly innovative NX1 Super 35 APS-C hybrid camera ushered in the future of mirrorless moviemaking then Samsung suddenly killed off its camera division. The NX1 introduced HEVC H.265 along with an excellent interface and one of the best-designed, best-manufactured cameras ever. Rotten marketing and low to no availability of the camera, battery grip and lenses anywhere in the world probably doomed it and its rangefinder-style companion the NX500. I went looking for this set-up in order to buy one but Samsung staffers in every Samsung boutique did not even know the NX1 or NX500 existed.

Both cameras’ video functionality and support for H.265 HEVC are lessons to which Fujifilm needs to pay close attention when developing its cameras’ video support.

The pointless killing off of Samsung’s innovative camera division left a gaping hole in current Super 35 APS-C camera offerings that Fujifilm just might, if it wishes, fill with the X-T2S or more likely the X-T3, given the abandonment of its “Ultimate $5,000+ APS-C X-Trans X-series camera” project.

Another lesson Fujifilm needs to learn quick smart is that fast and accurate ETTR video and stills exposure demands exposure zebras, an essential feature that Fujifilm bizarrely still does not see fit to add to its cameras’ firmware. Histograms are handy and so are scopes but they are not the be-all and end-all of rapid exposure setting. Zebras are.

The EditReady 2.1 announcement:

Today we’re pleased to announce the release of EditReady 2.1. The release coincides with Apple’s release of macOS 10.13 High Sierra. When run on 10.13 High Sierra, EditReady 2.1 adds support for encode of HEVC (H.265) videos. On systems that support it, HEVC is even hardware accelerated, making it significantly faster.

EditReady 2.1 is a free update for 2.0 customers. It can be downloaded here, or via in app auto update.

The full change list for 2.1:

  • adds HEVC output format in mov (10.13 only)
  • adds hardware accelerated HEVC encode and decode (10.13 only)
  • fixes random crash when adding clips
  • fixes silent audio when mixing down w/ strip silent tracks enabled
  • makes missing codec errors cleaner
  • preview and thumbnails respect pixel aspect ratio
  • adds support for gh5 400mbit mode

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ON1, Inc.: ON1 Photo RAW 2017.6 – More Features, More Speed, More Updates

https://www.on1.com/blog/on1-photo-raw-2017-6-more-features-more-speed-more-updates/

“… ON1 Photo RAW 2017.6 features our new super fast and state-of-the-art raw processing engine and image-processing pipeline, ON1 Photo RAW. It also includes the best new and must have ON1 editing features and tools for opening, viewing, and editing photos in an instant. This next generation of ON1 Photo works where you need it, as a standalone app, a plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® & Lightroom®, or a host app for other editing apps….”

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Macphun: New Aurora HDR 2018. Coming soon. (For macOS and Windows)

https://aurorahdr.com/2018#

“The strikingly beautiful, amazingly powerful, and finally cross-platform HDR photo editor that helps you make HDR photos you’ll really love. Watch video…

… Cross-platform

Enjoy an amazing HDR experience, no matter what kind of computer you use….”

Affinity: Affinity Designer Workbook now on discount!

https://affinity.serif.com/blog/affinity-designer-workbook-now-on-discount/

“We have some great news for all our Affinity Designer users out there! For a limited time, we are discounting the price of the official Workbook by 40%, making it just £22.99 / 26.99€ / $29.99 (+ shipping and handling) – exclusively on our Affinity store….

… You’ll learn from the experts with some fantastic projects created just for the Workbook by top artists and designers including Paolo Limoncelli, a leading UX designer and illustrator from Italy. His contribution, The Whittler, teaches valuable raster and vector techniques, plus how to create unique brushes using Affinity Designer….”

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