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.

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.

RedShark Review: OWC’s Thunderbolt 3 dock has no less than 13 ports, all of which represent OWC’s experience with users’ needs in terms of support for legacy technology.

RedShark Review: Wacom tablets have been synonymous with graphic design for decades and with its new Intuous Pro setting a whole new benchmark, can you adapt it to become a (comparatively) cheap NLE control surface?

Fixing audio with iZotope RX 6 Advanced

Published in Audio

RedShark Review: iZotope’s RX audio editor received an upgrade just in time for NAB. It repairs, restores and enhances audio and is frequently used to fix sub-par audio in post production.

Sound Devices launches MixPre Series audio recorders

Published in Production

Sound Devices’ portable MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 feature USB audio streaming. They’re the first to have a touchscreen and they are perfect for musicians, videographers, podcasters and YouTubers.

Getting rid of video noise

Published in Post & VFX

RedShark Review: Noise is a problem, especially with small-sensor cameras. VideoDenoise is a new $49 noise reduction plug-in for Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro from CrumplePop that claims to beat noise efficiently, using a simple interface. Erik Vlietinck tested it out alongside Red Giant’s Denoiser III and the older Photon Pro plug-in.

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