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Some accessories in video production and HDSLR filmmaking are so essential that they transcend being just add-on gear, and become part of the camera system itself. One such item is an on-camera monitor. Sometimes referred to as a “video-assist monitor,” they’re used to help the camera operator (or assistant) focus the camera.

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With the right tools, outdoor wedding photography can be a nice contrast to the more formal, controlled-light look of photographs taken within the confines of a catering hall or other wedding-centric indoor location.

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When aimed at people, the on-camera flash can often produce ugly and blown-out photos, something that won’t look attractive in a wedding album. Whether shooting indoors or outside, Joey Quintero provides several quick and easy solutions for enhancing wedding portraiture using flash modifiers that can deliver a flattering and soft light to your subjects.

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Regardless of whether you’re a pro or a serious enthusiast, chances are you value the investment you’ve made in your photo gear and you try to keep it in tip-top shape, cosmetically and otherwise. Keeping your gear safe and protected when traveling can be particularly challenging, especially when your travels take you to places that involve trains, planes or automobiles, unpaved roads, steep climbs, sand, rain, humidity and other forms of wet and wild stuff.

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Cleaning resolutions spring eternal, but when it comes to protecting the investment in your flat-panel TV and other components, you’d be wise to follow through with a little preventive maintenance.

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Why pay more for quality FireWire cables now that Pearstone has rolled out a full selection of 4-, 6- and 9-pin cables in various lengths? The IEEE 1394 interface has long been favored by video and audio pros for connecting portable equipment like camcorders to computers. But misplacing a cable or not having the right cable with a 4- to 6-pin connection, for instance, can trip up anyone.

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Just as image stabilization can make the difference between a sharp handheld picture and a blurry handheld picture, remote controls can make the difference between sharp and not-so-sharp pictures taken with a tripod-mounted camera. And that's because even if your tripod weighs more than your neighbor's Great Dane, manually pressing the shutter button can makes things move and things that move can easily result in shaky-looking pictures.

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I recently tested out a handful of on-camera microphones with a video-enabled DSLR camera. In this post I share my thoughts on the sound quality of each microphone and point out their pros and cons. I took a series of photographs so you can compare the size and shape of the microphones and see how they sit atop the camera.

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Over the weekend I did a video shoot where I was operating the camera, doing the sound and directing. There was no production budget, just me acting as a one-man crew. I managed to cobble together a fairly decent-looking picture with the available light, but the audio quality I achieved would not have been possible without my pistol grip.

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If you use Sony MDR-7506V6, or Audio Technica M-30 headphones, then we have some very good news! The new Pearstone Deluxe Earpads are now available, and they do nothing short of making your current headphones vastly better than they already were.

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