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2 months ago
In the following “Quick Listen” video, Greg Johnson demonstrates the Korg Minilogue Polyphonic Synthesizer and shows how this powerful new synthesizer can be a useful addition to any musician’s inventory. The video explores some of the 100 Factory/User presets and how to utilize the...
2 months ago
In what was a somewhat passed-right-through part of Manhattan, a new “neighborhood” is emerging and at its heart is a transportation link. Nothing new, really, for the City of New York—neighborhoods have always followed the availability of transportation. From the ferries and then bridges that connected Brooklyn to Manhattan, to the growth of The Bronx when the IRT arrived; this is just the way...
2 months ago
For many, the photographic experience ends with the print instead of the computer screen. Digital printing is constantly evolving, with technology being infused into printers, ink, and paper. We put the latest from Moab, the Juniper Baryta Rag 305 paper, through its paces to see how...
2 months ago
Coinciding with the so-called “DSLR Revolution,” SmallHD has since been supporting camera assistants (ACs) assigned the daunting task of pulling perfect focus, Directors of Photography (DPs) light and compose their shots, and Directors (no fancy acronyms for this one) realize their vision, with affordable, high-quality, and durable monitoring solutions. I became familiar with SmallHD’s products...
2 months ago
As a Sony a7R II shooter, I was thrilled when Veydra announced that select lenses from its line of Mini Primes would be made available with Sony E mounts. Originally designed for MFT cameras, the Mini Primes are purpose-built from the ground up for cinema applications, rather than being re-...
by Justin Dise and Shawn C. Steiner
3 months ago
Just a few years ago, when DSLRs were the king in low-budget indie productions, it was easy to see the difference between the video quality of these hybrid stills/video cameras and a professional filmmaking tool. Currently, when talking about pure image quality, the differences aren’t always so obvious, and sometimes they’re practically nonexistent. With Sony’s latest and greatest mirrorless...

3 months ago
Join Enrique Martinez as he composes a dance track—on the spot—using the Novation Launchpad Pro with Ableton Live. Though it’s been designed specifically for Ableton Live, the Launchpad will work equally as well with any DAW or hardware MIDI...
3 months ago
The Bose® brand has long been synonymous with innovation. Every one of its speaker systems is as surprising as it is impressive. Bose systems are continually evolving and the company is always at the forefront of the latest trends. As wireless music systems continue to grow in popularity, Bose continues its tradition of releasing Internet-connected audio systems that offer a keen balance of sound...

3 months ago
In this quick look at the X-Rite Colorchecker Passport Video, Allan Weitz, of B&H Photo, details its uses and features, explaining the advantages of adding a color chart to your video workflow. In exploring this versatile-multipurpose tool, Weitz highlights the ease of use and...

3 months ago
In the following video, Larry Becker, from KelbyOne Media, takes us into the studio to discuss Broncolor Siros Monolights. These relatively compact strobes are available in 400Ws and 800Ws variants with additional models for enhanced control, in addition to built-in Wi-Fi and radio...

3 months ago
In the following video, Mia McCormick, from KelbyOne Media, shows you how to outfit your C300 Mark II for shoulder-mounted shooting using Zacuto’s Gratical HD EVF Recoil Kit. Part of Zacuto's...
3 months ago
What’s the first thing you make sure is up and running when you move into a new home or apartment? Gas and electric? Sure. Water? Maybe. But it’s a safe bet to say that one of the first things you want to make sure you have on move-in day is a cable provider for your TV and Internet, which is a must in our digital age. "Did you know you could purchase your own cable modem, and that by purchasing...
3 months ago
When Leica unveiled the SL (Typ 601) Mirrorless Digital Camera, I was astounded by how many items it checked off on my dream-camera wish list. It has great low-light performance, fast autofocus, intuitive operation, and 4K video. It embraces both video and stills with vigor and offers users a...
3 months ago
The cold days of winter are finally upon us and that means hunkering down with a cup of hot chocolate and taking a long deserved break. It also signifies shorter, darker days, when many of us will chow down with our family and friends, embracing the foodie inside all of us. As for me, I used the time to embrace the unique look of Lensbaby’s latest...
3 months ago
Videoconferencing: Nothing brings a grimace to the faces of office managers worldwide faster than the thought of setting up videoconferences. It brings to mind images of tortuous wiring configurations, masochistic software controls, and intermittently effective audio devices. If you’ve had a videoconference go sour on you, you know the scenario—what should have been an austere and professional...

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