An Overview of PreRollPost - LTO Backup Software for Video Pros

How much does it cost to get into LTO-7 and LTO-8 backup? What's the benefit of using specialty software PreRollPost to handle your archives?

Telestream Vidchecker: Reviewing A Video Quality Control (QC) Solution

Colorist and finisher Jason Bowdach shows you how the Vidchecker Quality Control software works, and if he thinks it is worth the investment?

How To Sync Double-System Sound In Silverstack XT & LAB

Take charge of all the audio sync functions from inside of Silverstack XT and LAB! Learn manual and automatic double-system sound sync.

What's Wrong With The 'Sound Library' Feature In Resolve 15 Beta?

I was very excited about the Sound Library feature released with DaVinci Resolve 15 Public Beta. But my experience using it is very disappointing. Learn how this feature works, why it feels very incomplete, and how it needs to improve.

A Month Later: Mixing Light's Take On NAB 2018

It's been a little over a month since NAB 2018. In this From The Mailbag, we sit down to discuss all the things we saw including our thoughts on Resolve 15, new HDR monitoring, control surfaces and more.

Learning Silverstack Part 4: On-Set Color Management

Silverstack is much more than just for downloading. Learn how to use its in-built color correction tools and management system to enhance the previsualization process and to visually communicate the DP's ideas from on-set color to post.

Learning Silverstack Part 3: The Offload Wizard

Colorist & DIT Ryan Nguyen continues his series on Pomfort's Silverstack with a deep dive on the Offload Wizard. Including saving and managing offload templates, using wildcards to create custom offload directories and evaluating download progress in the Jobs Sheet page.

From The Grading Suite: From Short Form To Reality

Dan shares the tale of his attempt at grading long-form reality television after spending 10 years being a pampered commercial colorist.

Learning Silverstack Part 2: Overcoming the User Interface

In this second insight of a series with Pomfort Silverstack, you take a first-contact look at the user interface to overcome the initial fear of learning a new software. Explore the various layouts and workspaces available to better understand how you navigate the program.

Telestream Switch: A Media Player For Pros?

QC and media inspection are an essential part of 'finishing' process. In this Insight, Robbie shares his experience with Telestream Switch which is a full featured media player, inspector and QC tool.

Using Denoiser III On Challenging Footage (Compared to Neat Video)

Part of Magic Bullet Suite, Denoiser III has been rewritten from scratch. Its simplified UI makes it easy to use. But can we expect the same kind of results than a more expert plugin like Neat Video? Let's get a closer look and make comparisons.

Evaluating And Exploring The New Color Tools in FCPX 10.4

FCPX 10.4 update introduces some long-awaited color correction features, like wheels and curves. This Insight reviews the standout points of this new color correction toolset - and gotcha's you should understand.

Getting Started with Pomfort's Silverstack On-Set Software

In Part 1 of this series, get an overview of Pomfort's Silverstack, its various versions, and subscriptions; plus learn the difference between Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) and Digital Loader.

When do you reach for Temp or Tint controls to White Balance shots?

White balancing is a basic color correction task. And Temp or Tint controls are often a time-saving shortcut. But they don't always work. Learn why?

How To Improve Reference Display Calibration Results (in CalMAN Studio)

Learn how to improve your display calibration results when using CalMAN Studio. And does using a 'Lightning LUT' compromise your final results?

Introduction to Reference Display Calibration - Series Overview

Begin learning how to calibrate your color correction Reference Display by seeing how to calibrate your colorimeter for highly precise measurements.

How do you choose Gamma 2.2 vs Gamma 2.4 when color correcting?

When you start delving into the finer points of color correction you'll eventually learn about Gamma 2.2 vs Gamma 2.4. Learn how to choose between them.

DaVinci Resolve 14: The Mythical Collaborative Workflow Has Arrived

Like flying cars, the 'Studio' concept of post-production was promised for generations. At NAB 2017 we have the first actual implementation in Resolve 14.

DIT Essentials: Metadata, Transcoding & Verifying Your Camera Files

Get a tour of essential software a DIT uses on-set to execute the important tasks of handling (and handing-off) metadata, playback of clips and transcoding.

What Are The Key Elements Of An On-Set Color Correction Cart?

Rich Roddman C.S.I. shows how he sets up his Cart for on-set color correction... and the thinking behind his choices.Part 4 of a DIT series.

Essential Software for On-Set Data Downloading of Camera Cards

Does it matter if the director, actors or cinematographer are awesome - if the camera data is corrupt or lost? Tools for DIT happiness...

What is the Golden Rule of Conforming Timelines?

If you move your timeline from one bit of post-production software to another then you need to know the 'Golden Rule of Conforming'.

The State of the Mac Desktop (after Apple's October 2016 Presentation)

Apple provided a much needed glimpse into their thinking about the Mac Desktop. But does it bode well for video post-production professionals?

First Look: Using Color Finale Pro and the Tangent Ripple in FCPx

First Look: How to use the Color Finale Pro plugin with a Tangent Ripple in FCPX for a professional grading workflow.

Exploring the Colorista III HSL Keyer

Take a close look at the unique (and intuitive) HSL Keyer in Red Giant's Colorista III color correction plug-in.

Neat Video 4 - Revisiting The Popular Noise Reduction Plugin

Neat Video is a popular noise reduction plugin for a variety of platforms. In this Insight Robbie explores the plugin now in version 4.

How to Select A Color Correction Plug-in for FCPX

Learn from a professional colorist how to select a color correction plug-in for FCPX. What are main features you should be looking for?

Magic Bullet Looks 3 - An Overview

Watch an overview of how a professional colorist uses Magic Bullet Looks 3 to jump-start the 'look creation' process.

Overview of the Koji Advance Film Emulation Plug-In

Learn the ins and outs of the Koji Advance Film Emulation Plug-in in this video. Learn how to use it and some of its unique options.

An Overview: Nattress Levels and Curves for FCPX

An video overview of Nattress Levels and Curves for FCPX. It's a suite of four plug-ins for Curves-like image manipulation from FX Factory.

Hawaiki Color and Analyzer for FCPX

A video tutorial, overview and breakdown of the Hawaiki Color and Analyzer color correction filters for Final Cut Pro X.

Tutorial – Colorista III in FCPX Part 2

Learn what a professional colorist thinks of Colorista III - and what's the problem with the current version (1.0.3).

Tutorial: An Overview of Colorista III in Final Cut Pro X

A tutorial and overview of using Colorista III in Final Cut Pro X. Learn how all it's tools work and why you might want to buy and use it.

An Overview of the 'Color Finale' FCP X Plug-In

This is a video overview and breakdown of the FCP X color correction plug-in 'Color Finale'

Creating Looks In FCP X: Part 2

How to use shape masks when creating Looks in FCP X with the 10.2 update.

Creating Looks in FCP X: Part 1

After shot matching comes Look creation. This is Part 1 on how to create Looks in FCP X 10.2 without using 3rd party plug-ins.

Shot Matching Workflow

Do you have trouble with shot matching while color correcting video? This tutorial will show you a reproducible workflow for any software.

Matching Shots in Final Cut Pro X: Redux

Shot matching is one of the most difficult color correction techniques to teach. Learn a workflow matching shots in Final Cut Pro X.

Final Cut Pro X Color Balance Precision

Do you find it difficult to make precise Final Cut Pro X color balance decisions? This video tutorial will give you ideas for fixing that.

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