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Canon Speedlite 600 EX-RT flash review

In this video, I do a review of the Canon Speedlite 600 EX-RT flash.

What sold me on this flash was the following features:
-Guide Number of 60m at ISO 100
-E-TTL II, TTL, and Manual modes
-High Speed Synch (HSS)
-Built-in Wireless and IR remote master and slave
-Auto-Focus assist infrared beam (works in total darkness!)
-Depth-of-Field (DoF) preview button on camera activates flash for 1 second to see shadows
-20mm to 200mm zoom
-Light and Dark Orange gels and gel holder
-Built-in diffuser panel and bounce card
-Pouch that can attach to a belt or strap to carry your flash and flash foot

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Aputure Amaran AL-528S Demo and Review

In this video, I do a review of the newest addition to my lighting kit: the Aputure Amaran AL-528S LED video light. Being the spotlight version, it offers quite a large amount of light which could be very useful for both photography and videography.

It can be powered through an AC power supply, or using two Sony batteries, and if you plug it in while you have the batteries inside, it also acts as a battery charger.

It also comes with a diffuser panel which does a pretty good job, and an orange gel to match tungsten lighting.

The umbrella adapter that comes with it is very practical, allowing you to pivot the video light, and attach an umbrella if you have one.

In this video, I do a demo of the Aputure Amaran AL-528S LED video light. This video is lit up completey by 1 AL-528S located about 1m (3 feet) away from me, with no modifiers except for the diffuser panel that comes with it. It allowed me to film at 1/60sec f/4.5 ISO 100, which is quite nice, and I like the way the colours are rendered with it.

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Automatically level and fix perspective of photos using the Upright feature in Adobe Lightroom 5

In this video, I show how to automatically level your pictures, and fix the perspective using the new Upright feature in Adobe Lightroom 5.

Using the Healing Brush in Adobe Lightroom 5

In this video, I show how to use the Healing Brush in Adobe Lightroom 5. You can use it to fix blemishes, remove unwanted objects, persons, and even foxes! If you’re used to using it in Adobe Photoshop, it’s basically the same thing, except now you can do it all in Lightroom 5.

Manually Synchronize Audio and Video files in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and CS6 based on Clip Markers

In this video, I show you how to manually synch audio and video files and merge them in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and CS6 using clip markers.

Automatically synchronize audio and video files in Adobe Premiere Pro CC based on aud

In this video, I show how to automatically synch audio and video files in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. You no longer have to do it manually.

The big advantage to merging the files like this is you can very easily move and cut the video and audio files as a single block, making your editing much easier.

From my experience, it doesn’t work 100% of the time, but it works often enough that it’s worth taking the 5 secs to try it.

Apply a Lumetri color correction Look to a clip in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

In this video, I show how to use the new Lumetri Looks in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. These allow you to apply a very quick color correction to achieve specific looks, from cinematic to sepia.

Apply a LUT using the new built in Lumetri plugin in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

In this video, I show a new feature which comes with Adobe Premiere Pro CC: the ability to add a Look up table (LUT) without any external plugins.

I find it much easier to use than the LUT buddy, taking only a few seconds to apply the effect, select the LUT file, and you’re done.

How to upgrade your Adobe Creative Cloud CS6 apps to Adobe CC

Adobe Creative Cloud CC is finally here, and in this video I will show how you can upgrade from Adobe Creative Cloud CS6 to Adobe CC.

This way you can have access to the CC version (a.k.a. CS 7.0) of your favourite Adobe applications: Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects, Speed Grade, Audition, Illustrator, and also Adobe Lightroom 5.0

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.