Apps

Secure File Saving

There are a lot of good options for secure file saving. These services encrypt your files in transit and during storage. One service even encrypts the files from itself. It's called Firefox Send. They can't reveal the files to law enforcement or any other agency. The...

Photoshop for iPad

Photoshop for iPad

Photoshop for iPad was re-designed from the ground up. It is now a touch based app where it was mouse and keyboard based before. On the left side of the screen are the tools, although this initial release is missing some features like the Pen Tool which draws...

Photoshop For Audio

Photoshop For Audio

Two years ago Adobe demonstrated a program that can edit speech just like you can edit text, but it can also add new speech. The program is called VoCo. It ingests speech, breaks it down to basic elements and then creates new words and sentences from scratch. So you...

How To Check the Health of Hard Drives

My video editing computer has 4 internal drives. Two of them were for backup, but I stored some other large video projects on those two. The transfer business was requiring more space. I keep customer jobs for 30 days, but delete them after that. So I needed a new...

The Log vs the LUT

The Log vs the LUT

Last week in our review of the Nikon D850 I said I'd address the topic of Log vs LUT. What is a Log as opposed to a LUT (Look Up Table)? A simple explanation is that a log is a way to record video in a specific way. Then in post you can apply the corresponding LUT...

Google Earth Gets Major Update

Google Earth Gets Major Update

Before you check out the new Google Earth, make sure you are first running Google Chrome on your desktop or Android on your phone. iOS will be available soon. Last year Google released a VR version of Google Earth. This new version is no longer a separate app, but a...

Time Lapse Video on a Smart Phone

Use your iOS or Android Phone to make time lapse video. It worked for me, but I found existing footage for the project I needed. Bottom Line: I did not give it a full test, but from what I can tell, it's a good program that does the job. Get Lapse It for your smart...