Showing posts from May, 2017

Insta Inspiration Preset Pack for Luminar

"30 authentic presets inspired by Instagram community. Developed by pro photographer and imaging researcher Jason Odell, exclusively for Luminar."

Buy Insta Inspiration: All Preset Available for Luminar:
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If you want to up your game on Instagram, quit editing your photos inside of the Instagram app, edit them on your Mac, then share them out to your iPhone or Android phone and upload them. Edit them in a professional editor and take your Instagram game to that next level — just insert ( #InstagramBoss ) tags and be on your way!

A Better YouTube

Speaking of Safari, this is why I use Safari for YouTube, and not Chrome!

YouTube has become exactly what I hated about television; nothing but fucking ads. The content is becoming watered down too; 5,000 videos on the exact same topic, everybody thinking they are Casey fucking Neistat, and terrible discovery of quality content.

Every person who uploads a video with 7 followers thinks they need to turn ads on for their videos. Which leads me to giving the video a thumbs down and clicking off of their video. Nobody cares about the user-experience when they upload their content, they are worried about making $3.01 a month. This is also why I spend 5 hours a day on Vimeo and maybe 30 minutes a day on YouTube.

Anyway, this plugin works great in Safari:

There is also a Chrome and Firefox version as well, I am not sure how they work though in those browsers. 

Safari is better than Chrome

I use Blogger for this site, and I have for quite a while; but, using Blogger in Safari is impossible! My choices are either suffer with poor battery life, a bad user-experience and use Chrome, or switch back to Tumblr. Looks like it is Tumblr.

Which brings me to this article:

"I think Safari is a terrific browser. It remains the one and only browser for the Mac that behaves like a native Mac app through and through. It may not be the fastest browser but it is fast. And its energy performance puts Chrome to shame. If you use a Mac laptop, using Chrome instead of Safari can cost you an hour or more of battery life per day."

I do not dislike Chrome, I do use it; but, mostly for when using a Google service because for whatever reason, they run like shit inside of Safari (see Blogger). This is sort of funny; YouTube, my most used Google service, I actually use Safari. The main reason is because of this excellent plug…

My Gear Vault

Here is a terrific, free application that you can download on your iPhone that will help you manage your camera gear.

My Gear vault will help you manage your camera gear, keep up with receipts of purchase, as well as the serial number of your gear, in case of theft or damage.

I've been keeping up with my info in Notes on my Mac, it's not ideal though. This app is nice and much easier to sort than in my Notes app. Plus, I have a lot of equipment. This app has most of it already listed, I just search the device and the details auto-fill, minus serial and receipt.

"MyGearVault is a FREE app designed to help photographers and videographers from professionals, to amateurs, to even hobbyists, know what they have and what it’s worth."

Download for the iPhone, free in the App Store:

*** An Android version is coming soon. ***

Luminar - Professional Photo Editing

Luminar for Mac Luminar for the Mac1 is a professional video editing application with over 300 tools and features that will allow you to edit your photography in a professional manner. Luminar has native RAW processing support, and Luminar supports over a dozen different cameras; DSLR, Point and Shoot, GoPro or action cam, iPhone, and Drone images, you name it. Luminar only cost $69, you can read more about Luminar or purchase Luminar by visiting the MacPhun website.

Think of Luminar as a digital darkroom on your Mac. Luminar picks up the slack that was felt for Mac users when Apple did away with Aperture over two years ago. Apple did launch Photos on the Mac; but, Photos is not up to par with more advanced photo editing. Photos is nice for managing your photos on your Mac; but, you need an application like Luminar if you want more advanced photo editing features, which Luminar has those.

Luminar as a Photos extension A neat feature built into Luminar is that Luminar will work as a…

mTuber for Final Cut Pro X (demo)

Buy mTuber from motionVFX:
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mTuber official demo:

FCP X Collaboration tool:

Final Cut Pro X: Should You Purchase Motion 5 and Compressor?

In this video I talk about Motion 5 and Compressor, and if you should buy either program if you also have bought Final Cut Pro X. While I do recommend both programs, I don’t think both are necessary, I think both do compliment Final Cut Pro X, to make FCP X a more robust editing tool; but, both Motion and/or Compressor might not be needed.

Buy Motion 5:
Buy Compressor:
Buy Final Cut Pro X:
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If you want to learn about Motion 5, I recommend following these channels here on YouTube for some awesome Motion 5 tutorials:

Ripple Training (Highly Recommended):

Motion 5 Q&A:

Simple Video Making:

How To Add A Fake Depth Of Field To Your Video In FCP X

This is an easy technique that will teach you how you can easily apply a fake depth of field to a video in Final Cut Pro X. Feel free to ask question on the YouTube video page.

Panols iPhone App for Instagram

Download Panols in the iOS App Store:

"Panols allows photographers to share the panoramic photos taken with their iPhone, as well as other photos stored in their Photo Library, with Instagram users everywhere. The app takes the Panorama shots stored in the device's Photo Library, and accurately splits the wide-shot into three separate shots, allowing users to take advantage of the Instagram profile display grid to showcase them in their full glory via the social network's standard three-across display view."
Panols Website:

Final Cut Pro X: Basics for Beginners - Exporting to YouTube

In this video I talk about the easiest way to export directly from Final Cut Pro X to YouTube. This is the best way for beginners to Final Cut Pro X, to get their content online to YouTube. It automatically adds the recommended encoding settings for YouTube in the direct upload, making sure your video is encoding properly for viewing on YouTube.

Recommended Links: 
YouTube Recommended Encoding Settings:

YouTube Supported File Formats:

FCP X: Basics for Beginners Playlist: