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When the latest-version Mac Pro was first announced in June of 2013, it took many creative professionals aback. The radical departure from the boxy aluminum body we had come to know immediately created the love/hate response we expect from Apple enthusiasts at this point—some think the physical design is beautiful, while others regard it as a little black trash can. Aesthetics aside, there’s a... READ MORE
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Chris Buck is a photographer known mostly for his portraiture, in which he brings a unique and distinctive style to each of his images, and unsurprisingly, he’s brought this sense of invention to Instagram. Buck was kind enough to share his thoughts with us on what he once referred to as a “mix of photos of lunch, ironic landscapes, and Holga-filtered observations of everyday life.”  ... READ MORE
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Anyone who has even a cursory interest in digital audio might have come across the name Harry Nyquist, and the theorem that bears his name. That’s because without his work (but not just his alone), good, clean, modern digital audio wouldn’t exist. So, who exactly was Harry Nyquist, and why should we care? Well, the good news for those that don’t care is that you don’t need to know. Unless you’re... READ MORE
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Will the arrival of the new Mac Pro desktop system significantly impact the way we look at computing? Peek inside and look at how the new Apple Mac Pro will change audio, video and photography workflows with its powerful processors, generous RAM configurations and dual graphics controllers. 
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Hands on Review
Remote triggering devices are more than a convenience. In the right hands, a remote triggering system can expand the parameters of what’s possible when planning a complex, multifaceted photograph, or for that matter, add new twists to less complex subjects you’ve photographed countless times. Available hard-wired for shorter distances or wireless configurations for greater working distances,... READ MORE
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When you look back at the last fifty years of sound recording, a timeline of trends, techniques, and equipment materializes. Tastes change over time, and while I’m not likely to ever use a gated reverb on snare drum today, you’d be hard pressed to find a rock album recorded in the 1980s without it. One technique that was virtually unheard of in the ’60s and ’70s that’s now considered by many as... READ MORE
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Panasonic has announced a new prime lens for their Micro Four Thirds format cameras—and this is anything but just another new lens. The LUMIX G Leica DG Summilux 15mm f/1.7 ASPH lens brings with it the best of the Panasonic/Leica collaborative efforts.... READ MORE
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In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates the QCon Pro DAW controller from Icon Digital, and how it is capable of streamlining your workflow when tracking and mixing. The video explores the unit's compatibility and functionality with a variety of common DAWS such as Pro Tools, Logic Pro, and... READ MORE

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Do the words “network-attached storage” intimidate you? They shouldn’t, because this is something that isn’t as "corporate" as you might think. While the thought of setting up your own personal cloud may seem daunting at first, many NAS drives are now made with the consumer in mind. With a user-friendly interface and simplified installation, nearly anyone can set up a personal cloud in their home... READ MORE
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Whit Norris is a professional film sound mixer with a filmography ranging from work on Fast Five to Anchorman 2. Norris took some time off on the set of his current project, the forthcoming Vince Vaughn film, Term Life to talk about gear, and share some great tips and experiences from his expansive filmography. On your IMDB page, you have a fairly prolific filmography listed. When did you... READ MORE
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This Week in the News:
  • Samsung announced the NX Mini, the world's most pocket-friendly mirrorless camera system
  • Rokinon unveiled an entire fleet of new still photo and cine lenses 
  • The Apple iPad 2 was finally discontinued, and the iPad 4 was reintroduced
  • The Sony Alpha a7, a7R, and the Nikon D4 all received firmware updates
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You may not know the name Ken Lewis, but you definitely know his tunes. Having worked as a major-label mix engineer, producer, songwriter, and musician for more than 20 years, Lewis has amassed a client list that reads like a “who’s who” of the music industry: Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Jay Z, Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande, fun., Mariah Carey, John Legend, Lenny Kravitz, David Byrne, and Lana Del Rey... READ MORE
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Rokinon has announced several new manual focus lenses for both still photography and HD video capture. Starting with the photo lenses, there is the new second-generation 8mm f/2.8 for mirrorless cameras, a 10mm f/2.8 lens for mirrorless and APS-C format DSLR cameras, and a 12mm f/2.0 lens for mirrorless cameras. Also for photo are new Sony E and Micro Four Thirds mounts for existing 24mm f/1.4... READ MORE
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Hands on Review
Professionals in the photo and video community put a lot of stock into finding portable, easy-to-set-up equipment, and that’s exactly what Bescor aims to provide. Their Field Pro Lighting brings user-friendly versatility to the forefront with several kits designed especially for videography professionals. The LED-700 series ... READ MORE
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Mike Olbinski went from photographing lightning in his backyard with a point-and-shoot camera to being a professional storm photographer—in a flash. His time-lapse storm videos have gone viral in a big way; one of them even made an appearance in a major motion picture. I spoke to Olbinski to find out how he does it.... READ MORE
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