Mike Curtismike@mikecurtispictures.com, TechHive

Mike Curtis has been pushing pixels for a living for about 25 years, having worked in print, interactive, video and feature films. He writes video product reviews for Macworld, is a founding contributor to ProVideoCoalition.com, and created and wrote the popular HDforIndies.com blog with over 3500 entries. His cinematography work can be seen at mikecurtispictures.com.

Review: Adobe Premiere Elements 11 offers an easy, fast, and simple take on video editing

Next to Apple's iMovie '11, Premiere Elements 11 is about the same, a little bit more, a little prettier, and easier to use.

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Gorilla 4.5.5

If you've ever been intimately involved in a professional film or video shoot, you know how ridiculously complicated the logistics can get. Figuring out who is...

Motion 4

Apple has been steadily adding sexy features with each new version of Motion, and version 4 is no exception. A high-profile feature in version 3 ( Macworld rated...

Color 1.5

Color 1.0 was my most eagerly anticipated component of Final Cut Studio 2, since I'd previously used its powerful progenitor, Final Touch with a $25,000 control...

Final Cut Pro 7

It has been more than two long years since Apple released Final Cut Pro 6 ( Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice ), its flagship pro-level nonlinear video editing...

Motion 4

Apple has been steadily adding sexy features with each new version of Motion, and version 4 is no exception. A high-profile feature in version 3 ( Macworld rated...

Compressor 3.5

Apple's Compressor has always had a sole mission: to compress video footage to other formats. Version 3.5 enhances these capabilities by making the power of the...

Soundtrack Pro 3

Soundtrack Pro is an audio program for video editing--it is specifically geared toward solving the kinds of problems videographers routinely encounter. With...

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Final Cut Server 1.1

Apple's long-awaited Final Cut Server 1.1 is a complex and powerful tool for Final Cut Pro users who have advanced...