More details on DxO’s website.
Avid has revealed its plans to release a free version of its popular Media Composer video editing software. Dubbed “Media Composer | First,” it will be scaled down in features but will still offer much of the experience for which Media Composer is popular.
Avid has not divulged the complete details on Media Composer | First; however, it will launch later this year. The available info from Avid highlights an in-app Marketplace for purchasing effects and stock footage. Additionally, Avid also highlights cloud connectivity, stating that all projects are stored in the cloud with media stored locally.
As Avid’s FAQ reinforces several times, Media Composer | First is targeted specifically at beginners. Avid makes effort to encourage anyone looking to become a serious editor to look at the full version Media Composer instead.
Avid Media Composer | First will officially launch sometime later in 2015.
Late last year, Blackmagic Design unveiled Fusion 7 for Windows and made it free with a Studio version available for $995 with additional features. That was a big deal because it was previously a $5,000 application for high-end VFX work on Hollywood films like Maleficent, Edge of Tomorrow, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Amazing Spider-man 2 and The Hunger Games, as well as hit TV shows like Battlestar Galactica and Orphan Black.
Of course, we wondered at the time when Mac OS X support would be available. Well, it’s not quite on the market for Mac yet, but Blackmagic is already showing off support for OS X and will have more details available at NAB 2015 in just over a week.
[via Blackmagic Design]
Corel continues to make progress with AfterShot Pro 2. Now the RAW file processing program is available in the Mac App Store for $79.99.
Corel is attempting to capitalize on the demise of Apple Aperture by making AfterShot Pro 2 available in the same customer portal at the same price point. To Corel’s credit, AfterShot Pro 2 looks like a nice upgrade to the first version of AfterShot Pro. You can read more about the improvements in the AfterShot Pro 2 announcement post.
Of course, you can also still pick it up from B&H for $69.99 right now.
Show Focus Points is a new plugin for Adobe Lightroom 5. The plugin does just what the name says – finally allowing you to see focus points in your photos from Lightroom.
It also reveals other focus info like focus distance and focus mode. Currently, the plugin only works with Canon and Nikon DSLRs, and only in Lightroom 5. It supports both Mac OS X and Windows installations.
Best of all though, the Show Focus Points plugin is free for now. Check it out here on the Show Focus Points website.