Category Archives: Software

Studio JPIC 2013 Year in Review and 2014 Preview

In this video, I do a recap of what I have been up to in 2013 and what’s to come in 2014. If you hover over any video, a link should appear to bring you to it in a new window.

Happy New Year everyone!

CrashPlan+ Online Cloud Backup Review

In this video, I do a review of the CrashPlan+ online cloud backup service.

Our photos and videos are only as good as our backup, and I wanted to add a level of redundancy to my system. Prior to this, I used a couple of USB drives, and an internal drive to keep 3 copies of all my important files, but there was one problem: all 3 are in the same room. So if that room burns down or whatever, I’d be in a lot of trouble. Enters CrashPlan+.

I have been using it for a couple of months, leaving it on at night time to back up files from my computer while I sleep. This way both my personal files and my customer’s files get backed up in case the worst should happen to my computer.

Adobe Creative Cloud CC Creative Suite CS 7.0 Announced

In this video, I talk about Adobe’s announcement of a new version of Adobe Creative Suite, called Adobe CC, short for Adobe Creative Cloud. It is also known as Adobe Creative Suite CS 7.0.

They already released Adobe Lightroom 5.0 which for my workflow hasn’t really changed much yet, but I’m looking forward to some of the new features of Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects.

Notably their support of ATI video cards for hardware acceleration, auto-synch video and audio files in Adobe Premiere, and built-in support for LUT support and improved colour correction.

Visit www.adobe.com to find out more information.

And as soon as the updates are available and I have some time to experiment with it, I’ll provide tutorials and reviews on those new features.

Which new features are you looking forward to in the new update?

Adobe Creative Cloud Review

In this video, I do a review of the Adobe Creative Cloud.

I have been using the Adobe Creative Cloud for over 6 months now, and it has improved my workflow quite a lot. I love the price structure – being able to pay monthly instead of a huge chunk, especially since I do both photography and videography, so in the old model, I would’ve needed to fork out over 2500$ for the Adobe Creative Suite Master Collection, and over 500$ a year on upgrades.

Adobe Creative Cloud: Dom’s Opinion for Photographers

In this video, Dom Bower discusses the Adobe Creative Cloud. I have been using it, and I personally love the option of paying monthly and passing it as a business expense instead of having to amortize it over a long period.

Stabilizer Shootout: Adobe Premiere Pro Warp Stabilizer VS YouTube Stabilize

Today I wanted to do a comparison between the Stabilization effects using the Adobe Premiere Pro Warp Stabilizer effect and the YouTube Stabilize enhancement.

First, lets start with the original footage, which comes directly from my iPhone 4s.  This was filmed handheld with no stabilization rig.

Adobe did a lot of publicity about using the Warp Stabilizer with default options, and here’s what it gave:

Finally, I put the video through the YouTube Stabilize enhancement and it gave the following result instead:

Based on this test, I have to say that nothing beats getting it right in camera.  Having a lens with Image Stabilization, Vibration Reduction, Vibration Compensation, or whatever name lens companies will come up with next is very important, as well as having a sturdy tripod, dolly, steadycam, or any other stabilization rig you can think of is also primordial.  Software can fix some imperfections, especially if you cut it down to 2-3 second clips like Adobe does in their presentations, but if you introduce a lot of movement, etc, no software will stabilize a shot that was taken during a 9.5 earthquake.

Between the two, though, I like how I can apply the Warp Stabilizer to the each individual movie clip, so the Studio JPIC logo doesn’t move all over the place.

onOne DSLR Camera Remote Pro Introduction

Description from YouTube:

In this video I introduce the onOne DSLR Camera Remote Pro software for the iPhone. Since I don’t have an iPad yet, I can’t review the iPad version, but its basically the same thing with a nicer larger screen.

The DSLR Camera Remote Pro app turns your iPhone or iPad into a remote monitoring and remote control system for your Canon or Nikon DSLR camera. Hook up your camera to a computer or laptop, run the onOne Software DSLR Camera Remote Server, and control your camera wirelessly with your iPhone or iPad.

Check out this amazing tool at www.ononesoftware.com

Don’t forget to visit our blog at www.studiojpic.com

If you would like to test it out before you purchase it, they also offer a free (crippled) version.

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This video was filmed with the Canon EOS T2i and an EF 50mm f/1.8 lens.
The audio was captured using the Neewer lapel microphone and the Zoom H4n.
Focusing done with the onOne DSLR Camera Remote Pro for iPhone.
Lighting done by bouncing off a work lamp on the wall, though sadly you can see some reflection in my glasses.