It’s 2019 and Apple STILL doesn’t support YouTube 4K playback in Safari, here’s the fix

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Try and watch any new 4K video, trailer or camera test on YouTube in Safari – you will see 1080p or 1440p max!

Until Apple and Google stops ripping off their customers with silly codec wars, here is a solution I’ve found to get 4K YouTube videos working again in Safari.

Read moreIt’s 2019 and Apple STILL doesn’t support YouTube 4K playback in Safari, here’s the fix

Mac AVCHD gamma issues – the fix

FS100 with SLRmagic Hyperprime

As I recently found with my FS100¬†Macs really seem to hurt your AVCHD footage from Sony cameras and the Panasonic GH2… But especially the Sony FS100.

It is no wonder these cameras often get a bad reputation for limited dynamic range, crushed shadows and blown highlights – when you are only seeing the middle part of the full 8bit range of luma.

This Rec.709 portion of a 601 space (16-235 instead of the full 0-255 the FS100 shoots in) is incorrectly remapped to 0-255 by Quicktime. Therefore apps that use Quicktime at their core like Premiere, trip up. This makes a huge difference to the image. When fixed, you recover over 10% of your dynamic range, highlight and shadow detail, along with a much smoother roll off to whites and blacks.

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Can’t open 5D Mark III raw photos? Hate bundled software? Try this

Lightroom 4.1 RC

It is a pretty disgraceful state of affairs around raw support and new camera releases at the moment and heads need banging together in my opinion. However help is at hand from Adobe who have released the pre-release version of the new Lightroom 4.1 Рand it is free.

Adobe Lightroom 4.1 Release Candidate (RC) can be downloaded at Adobe Labs here

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Re-wrap AVCHD clips to Quicktime in no-time

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Above snap taken with SLRMagic E-mount 28mm with SLRMagic macro extension tube on Sony NEX. Click here to buy the lens on eBay. Full review soon!

Premiere Pro CS5 aside, support for AVCHD has been poor to date on PCs and Macs. Are you tired of having to wait for media to transcode in Final Cut Pro? Can’t edit HX9v 1080/60p in Final Cut Pro X? Having trouble previewing AVCHD clips in Quicktime Player on a Mac? No thumbnail of AVCHD clips in the Finder?

Finally a solution is at hand.

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Enable Premiere CS5 CUDA on your Macbook Pro and never render again

Tired of rendering the timeline and transcoding footage off a memory card in Final Cut Pro?

CUDA is a technology from NVidia which allows a programmable GPU to act like a CPU (graphics processing unit) and now Adobe Premiere CS5 supports it.

Read moreEnable Premiere CS5 CUDA on your Macbook Pro and never render again