Oliver Peters

Oliver Peters

Oliver Peters is a veteran editor, colorist, and post production consultant. He is also a contributor to various industry publications writing about production and technology topics. He may be contacted through his website at oliverpeters.com

Here's our rundown of the best 'alternative' software for every type of media use.

The way we set up and use edit suites has changed hugely over the years, even compared to just over a decade ago. Oliver Peters looks at how things have changed. Much of it for the better!

Making a film is hard. Selling it is harder.

Published in Studio & Broadcast

First-time filmmakers are elated when their film finally gets picked up for distribution. But the hardest work may be next. Preparing your film and companion materials can be a very detailed and complex endeavour if you didn’t plan for it properly from the outset. While each distributor and/or network has slightly different specs, the general requirements are the same. Here are the more common ones.

CoreMelt's new PaintX plugin allows FCP X users to paint directly onto their videos and have the effects accurately tracked, making some incredibly impressive effects possible. Here's our review.

Frame.io is now one of the most popular video collaboration and review sites. With its stylish new Masters short film series, the company is highlighting some of the immense talent who use its services, giving advice to users and would-be filmmakers along the way.

Review: Read on as we take a good look at Apple's latest .

Is an worth the investment? Read our real world review to find out!

We review the Blackmagic Design eGPU to find out just how much extra speed and power you can expect to gain from it.

One of the surprises of NAB 2018 was the announcement of Apple ProRes RAW. This brought camera raw video to the forefront for many who had previously discounted it. To understand the what and why about raw, we first have to understand camera sensors.

HDR and RAW video greatly simplified

Published in Post & VFX

In this new series we demystify and simplify the main talking points of modern video. Colour space, HDR and RAW.

Telestream Switch 4: your QuickTime Player Pro 7 replacement

Published in Post & VFX

RedShark Review: Once Apple pulled the plug on QuickTime Player Pro 7, the industry started to look elsewhere for a media tool for the proper playback, inspection and encoding of media files. For many, that new multipurpose application has become Telestream’s Switch.

Pixelmator Pro: an image editor to rival the best?

Published in Post & VFX

RedShark review: Can the new MacOS based Pixelmator Pro be a viable image editing alternative to the industry king? Read on to find out.

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