Today is a very sad day for a lot of small developers as they can't submit their applications or plugins to the new Mac App Store as they don't meet the requirements.
I've been using a Wacom tablet with FCP since 2003 and yes I couldn't live without it now. I haven't got round to programming macros though so thankfully this video from Luminoir can show you the speed benefits by eliminating repetitive keystrokes. Make sure to watch in HD to see all the detail.
This is a library of user created presets for Apple's software Color. From coloruser.net. The presets listed here are stored in the .colorgrade format. It's a community of color accolytes so as well as allowing you to download for free, they also want you to upload your own color presets. You can recreate the 'magic hour', get that greenish Kodak 400 look or go for Film Noir. Lots of Canon 5d Mark II Presets available.
Ever been frustrated by dead pixels on pans and tilts making life difficult? The people at Digital Heaven have come up with the solution.
Well it is not a completely idiotic thought. If you can remember back to editing in the early nineties, there were only two NLEs on the block, Lightworks and Avid. Everybody knows the Avid story, but could Lightworks be coming back to change the market again? Links, opinion and a video tour of the GUI after the break.
Mark Spencer of Ripple Training demonstrates a great trick for creating unique emitters, replicators, and motion paths in Motion.