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
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
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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- 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
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
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
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
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
The Beatles will forever will be regarded as the band that changed the course of pop music. Volumes have been written about the talents and creative dynamics of the “Fab Four,” and the genius of George Martin as a producer. However, the contributions of their recording engineer, Geoff Emerick, are also an important element of the iconic sound of The Beatles.
Starting as an assistant engineer,... READ MORE
When the name Polaroid is mentioned, most people think of the iconic 3 x 4" prints that were so common and beloved throughout the 1970s, and continue to be cherished today. However, imagine if you could produce a Polaroid print at a size ready for exhibition purposes, say, 20 x 24". In 1976, Dr. Edwin Land directed the construction of a truly large-format Polaroid camera, capable of producing... READ MORE
In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, demonstrates how to increase, reduce, or remove the amount of reverb in audio recordings using the Zynaptic Unveil de-reverberation and signal-focusing software for Mac and PC.
Rives demonstrates some of the signal-processing controls of the software by reducing the room ambience of a vocal recording from an interview with photographer Lindsay... READ MORE
Join Mia McCormick, of Kelby Media, as she discusses the Canon VIXIA Mini X Full HD Camcorder, and why it may be the video blogging tool for you. This video explores the specifications of the camcorder, including the 12.8MP sensor, which captures Full HD, and the f/2.8 lens with ultra-wide-angle and close-up recording options, as well as the unique design of the camera, which features an... READ MORE
Lens selection is an important decision for any Director of Photography. Lenses from different manufacturers and different eras offer unique characteristics to better suit the director’s vision for a film or scene. While color grading gives you the flexibility to adjust images in post, there are intrinsic qualities inherent in the construction of the lens itself that can't be fully replicated.... READ MORE
On Tuesday, March 18, B&H hosted a live webcast on the topic of Sony's Alpha A7 and A7R full-frame mirrorless digital cameras. Our live panel consisted of Pulitzer Prize-... READ MORE