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Mac Studio and Studio Display

Mac Studio with M1 Ultra and Apple Studio Display, running Cinema 4D and Redshift. In October of 2021 I got to test a 14″ MacBook Pro with M1 Max processor. It performed so well, that I, along with many Mac power-users, questioned whether it could replace my desktop Mac. Last...

M1 Max MacBook Pro Long-term Report

The 2021 MacBook Pro alongside the cable-management fail of my iMac Pro Back in October when I got a chance to use a pre-release 14″ MacBook Pro with M1 Max processor, I openly questioned whether this laptop could replace my venerable iMac Pro. Four months later, I’m back with...

The M1 Max MacBook Pros

Apple opened their October event with a young musician creating an Apple-inspired music track in a dingy garage filled with gear worth tens of thousands of dollars. Some viewers commented on the unrealistic portrayal of a creative professional. But I felt like I was looking in a mirror.If Apple’s target market for the new MacBook Pros with M1 Pro and...

Linear Light, Gamma, and ACES

Imagine a digital 50% gray card. In 0–255 RGB values, it’s 127, 127, 127. On the...

Apple’s “EDR” Brings High Dynamic Range to Non-HDR Displays

Was it worth buying a Pro Display XDR just for this joke? Yes. Apple caused quite a stir with the announcement of their Pro Display XDR, a High Dynamic Range display that occupies a convoluted space in the market. It seeks to be both a Very Nice Computer Display, and a reference...

Magic Bullet Suite 14 and Trapcode Suite 16

It’s a big day at Maxon/Red Giant! We’re releasing huge updates to Magic Bullet and Trapcode Suites.Trapcode Particular continues to embody our ethos of power and ease-of-use, with a completely modernized simulation engine that allows particles to behave more naturally, with real physics forces working together without limitation. In other words, yes,...

Circle of Stone

TLDR; a short film I DP’ed is playing tons of festivals, and you can see it stream this Friday!The Call to Action In 2017, my buddy Mark Andrews asked if I would be his cinematographer on a short film. Mark and I went to CalArts together and have been making films together most of our lives, on and off. Most recently we collaborated on Brick &...

Introducing Prolost Beta

Prolost Beta is a new subscription offering on the Prolost Store. It's an occasional email from me containing a download or a link to something cool I'm working on, that's not quite ready to become a product yet. Or maybe ever. This will most often be Lightroom presets or profiles, After Effects presets, or Apple Shortcuts, but it could be just about...

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VFX Suite 1.5

Today Red Giant released the first major update to the VFX Suite we introduced last year. Lens Distortion A brand-new effect, Lens Distortion makes it ridiculously easy to profile the distortion of any lens, and either remove it, or build a VFX workflow around it in After Effects. It’s a necessary utility that’s also a blast to use. This is my favorite...

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