Erik Vlietinck

Erik Vlietinck

Based in Holland and Belgium, Erik Vlietinck is the publisher of the IT Enquirer, a pan-European online publication covering multimedia content production.

He also regularly creates online textual and video content for websites of companies across Europe and writes for Photoshop User and occasionally contributes to Post Magazine. Erik has been a freelance writer for over a dozen IT-magazines in Great-Britain, Holland and Belgium.

He has written product reports on editorial systems, superwide format UV-curing inkjets, Postscript RIPs and DAM systems. From 1998 to 2004 Erik wrote the Administrator Guides for DMPartners’ linguistic search engine for publishers and WoodWing Software’s Enterprise 7 cross-media publishing system.

Up to 1990, Erik served as a solicitor at the Antwerp Bar Association and a lecturer at Vlekho, a university located in Brussels, where he bored post-graduate students with IT contracts law.

Can your iPhone replace your light meter?

Published in Production

RedShark Review: Top of the line light meters an be expensive and they’re one-trick devices. iOS devices, on the other hand, are multi-capable and many people already have one. Some developers have created light meter apps, turning your iPhone, iPod or iPad into a light measurement device. One of the most respected of these is Cine Meter II by Adam Wilt. Erik Vlietinck takes a look to see whether it measures up.

Sony RX0: probably the best action cam so far!

Published in Production

Is it a GoPro rival, or does it belong in a category of its own? It may be slightly ambiguous as to where the new RX0 is precisely aimed, but it could well be the answer that some producers have been looking for, marrying action camera capabilities with high quality 4K recording.

Less pain with more gain? The Kyno media management application from Lesspain Software is popular amongst producers and photographers alike. Now the software has received a major update, promising to further increase its usability. 

CalDigit TS3 Thunderbolt Station 3: The new edgelord?

Published in Post & VFX

RedShark Review: The CalDigit TS3 Thunderbolt Station has an edge. Not only does it provide 85W charging power on one of its ports to Apple's Thunderbolt 3 MacBook, but it's also tiny compared to others. And it can be positioned upright on its edge, saving space on your desk.

New OWC SSD and RAID units on test

Published in Technology & Computing

RedShark Review: Testing out the OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD and Mercury Elite Pro Dual 2TB.

RedShark Review: Slovenia’s Lumulabs is a small operation that develops the Lumu Power light meter, a hardware sensor combined with an iOS app. It has a fast-response silicon photo diode and true colour sensor in one package.

Affinity Photo is a strong competitor for Adobe’s Photoshop CC product on the Mac and now, at $19.99, it’s an equally strong alternative for Adobe’s Photoshop on the iOS platform.

Genelec's three-way coaxial 8351 studio monitor has been joined by the 8331 and 8341 to create a complete compact coaxial range. The company calls the series “The Ones”, with the two newly introduced monitors claimed to be the smallest available on today’s market.

RedShark Review: When Magix Audio took over Sound Forge Pro Mac from Sony, the application was in need of some serious updating. Happily, the first upgrade of the $299 sound editor by its new owners hits the mark.

RedShark Review: Want to use bare SATA drives with your Mac? OWC might well have the answer in a sturdy and ergonomic package that also happens to be built like a tank.

RedShark Review: Shooting film outdoors can be a lot of fun, but it’s detrimental to your equipment if the weather turns against you. That’s where the CalDigit bus-powered Tuff 1TB SSD comes in.

Magix Software upgrades SpectraLayers Pro

Published in Audio

RedShark Review: Now being developed by the Magix Software team, Version 4 offers Pro Tools integration and concentrates on workflow improvements.

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