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eGPUs give huge performance increases on the Mac. If you use the right software

Among the most significant critiques levelled against Mac computers has been the limited expansion capabilities. And in this world of GPU-dependent …

Computer Hardware

The LaCie DJI Copilot Allows Drone Operators to Manage Their Photos and Video On the Fly

Images from the LaCie DJI Copilot event at Filmtools.While the LaCie DJI Copilot might have made it’s official debut at CES 2018, Filmtools in …

Dji

DJI Mavic Air vs. Mavic Pro Footage Comparison

<b>After our hands-on with the Mavic Air in Monaco earlier this year, it was time to put the Mavic Air up against its older brother, the Mavic Pro, and</b> …

Drones

This Street Artist Uses Incredible 3D Typography

The British artist Pref has been interested for twenty years in the aesthetics of graffiti, he works to the maximum typography he will use. The text …

Typography

Google Tour Creator brings VR content creation to the masses

Earlier today Google announced perhaps the easiest way for “anyone with a story to tell” to do so in a rich, visual interface behind the lenses of their favorite VR viewer. Called ‘Tour Creator,’ Google’s newest virtual reality tool lets anyone produce professional-looking VR content without the …

Virtual Reality

Google Daydream VR goes standalone with Lenovo’s Mirage Solo | Ars Technica

The hardware works, and the Mirage Camera can be fun, but there's nothing to change minds here.<p>Daydream, Google's foray into the crowded virtual …

Virtual Reality

The Sistine Chapel Gets Its Own High-Tech Spectacle, With Music By Sting

One of Rome's must-see sights is the Vatican's Sistine Chapel — but it's usually so packed, visitors have a hard time absorbing the majesty and beauty of the frescoes painted by Michelangelo.<p>Now there's a new spectacle in town, where visitors can sit comfortably in plush theater seats and feast …

Italy

Lav Like a Pro: Here Are a Few Basic Tips for Using a Lavalier Mic

Lav mics are a great tool for recording decent dialogue. Here's how to use them.<p>Lavalier microphones, or "lavs" as the cool kids call them, are an …

Filmmaking

GoPro Fusion & Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how to shoot 360 video but then edit it as “normal” HD video in Final Cut …

Videography

How to save money on your trip to Rome

Rome is certainly not as expensive as London or Paris. But as a capital, it is less affordable than other cities in Italy (except for Milan). If you …

Italy

Best Lazio beaches: the best beaches near Rome & how to reach them with public transport 2018

This guide to the best beaches near Rome focuses on the Roman beaches which are easy to reach with public transport. While Lazio – the county or …

Rome Italy: Best Things to Do, See and Eat

Rome Italy… 280 fountains, beautiful piazzas, famous stairs, winding cobblestone paths, catacombs, trattorias with red checkered tablecloths, creamy …

6 movies that make us want to travel to Rome

From beautiful historic squares to glorious baroque architecture, reacquaint yourself with seven films that perfectly capture the spirit of Rome and …

Italy

6 Tips Every Foodie Should Know When Visiting Rome

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.<p>April 04, 2018<p>Last semester, I studied abroad in Italy (a.k.a. every foodie's favorite spot), and I don't want to …

The Vatican Museums offer early-bird special to see its art

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican Museums are offering an early-bird special.<p>The museums famed for Michelangelo's ceiling in the Sistine Chapel and for masterpieces by Raffaello has posted on its website a new guided itinerary that starts at 6 a.m. and finishes with a light breakfast of croissants, …

Vatican

Explore This 1:250 Model of Ancient Rome Which Took 38 Years to Construct

The city of Rome attracts millions of visitors each year to explore its ancient ruins and to learn about how the culture and architecture has …

I Never Expected to Fall in Love With Virtual Reality — but Then I Met Oculus Go

I have always been a skeptic when it comes to anything billed as "the next big thing." Sure, I'll try anything once — but until something becomes integrated fully into the mainstream universe that is our collective digital lives, I'll generally keep an arched eyebrow and a snarky comment in my back …

Virtual Reality

Steve Martin: Working Smarter & Faster in Final Cut Pro X

Time for another presentation from the Faster Together stage at NAB 2018. This time Steve Martin takes to the stage to run through his favourite FCPX …

Filmmaking

Oculus Go review: Finally, cheap and easy VR for everyone

The Oculus Go is the most convenient and comfortable VR headset ever made. That might sound like hyperbole, but it's well deserved. With the Rift, its first headset to reach consumers, Oculus helped introduce us to high-end VR. And together with Samsung, it delivered the cheap Gear VR headset for …

Virtual Reality

Wing PRO

All-terrain foldable camera stand. A table top tripod that makes any tripod head stand-alone. 15 lb (6.8 kg) load capacity.<p>ADD TO CART<p>FlexTILT Head 2 …

Build Custom Length Commercial Music Tracks in Final Cut Pro X with ‘Soundstacks’ from FCP Audio

We are always having to cut or extend music to the right length, always a lot of foot tapping, marker placing and nibbling frames away to get the …

Filmmaking

Designer Challenges Himself To Create Logos With Hidden Meanings For A Year, And Result Is Amazing

Wordplay is a never-ending source of amusement for me, with puns, spoonerisms and double entendres bringing a little extra color and life to the …

Graphic Design

BBC opens its sound FX archive for free download

The library has over 16,000 samples to download…<p>BBC have opened up their sound FX archive for free download. The library contains over 16,000 samples …

Samsung 360 Round ready for film and broadcast

Samsung took an enhanced version of the Samsung 360 Round camera to NAB 2018, showing how the updated 360 Round’s bundled software offers better …

Now you can visit world heritage sites in virtual reality

It’s not quite the same as being there, but now anyone with a web connection or a virtual reality headset can visit some of the world’s most celebrated heritage sites — without leaving home. Depicting famous locations through VR may also help preserve site records or even aid in reconstruction if …

Archaeology

HumBeatz for iOS/Android magically translates vocals to MIDI instruments/drums [Video]

We have covered our fair share of interesting music-related iOS apps over the years. While most of our attention is spent on the more professional side of things with products from Moog, Cubasis, Akai and other companies of that nature, every once in a while a new product pops up on the more casual …

This Smartphone Case Turns Your iPhone Into a DSLR Camera

The iPhone has an extraordinary camera, but if you're an avid smartphone photographer and still find their setup lacking and aren’t interested in …

8 Best 360-Degree Videos on YouTube

Home entertainment has come a long way since the days of stationary theater. Instead of being passive, you can now take a more active role in your …

A Complete Guide to 360° Video

StockSnap / PixabayWith 360° video now available on all the big social media platforms (Facebook offered it in 2015, Twitter followed suit in 2016 …

Virtual Reality

Google is opening up VR180 to hardware-makers and developers

For Google's VR180 to become successful, manufacturers and developers have to be onboard, creating devices and churning out videos and apps that use the format. That's why the tech giant is now opening it up to hardware-makers and devs by publishing the remaining details on how they can start …