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In the following video, Rob Rives takes a look at the new Streichfett String Synthesizer from Waldorf and how it recreates the sound of classic string synths from the 1970s and '80s. The video explores the synth’s presets, as well as what each control is capable of doing to affect the sound... READ MORE

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Native Instruments is well known for its large selection of virtual instruments and effects processors. In this extensive hands-on review video, Rob Rives, of B&H, takes a look at all the new plug-ins in the Komplete 10 Ultimate bundle, many of which are also available in the standard... READ MORE

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When considering monitors, you will notice that ikan offers a wide variety of units with different feature sets to aid you in your production. In this article, we will look at three of the monitors that ikan offers: the D12, VH7i, VX7c, providing you with an introduction to each monitor's capabilities and uses. Let's start with the... READ MORE
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Most of us were raised seeing media images of surveillance footage on the nightly news. From the Kennedy assassination to the Ray Rice debacle, recorded footage is as important historically as it is personally. But we are close to seeing the end of days when security cameras captured video in indecipherable, grainy black-and-white and the footage required hours or even days of sifting through.... READ MORE
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1 month ago
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In this video, Mia McCormick, of KelbyOne, takes a look at three impressive high-definition monitors from Samsung, with the UD970, sporting a 4K 3840 x 2160 native resolution. These displays range in size from 27 to 32",  providing an immersive desktop viewing experience. Each of these models... READ MORE

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In the following video, Allan Weitz, of B&H, introduces the Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 40-150mm PRO Lens, a weather-sealed 80-300mm equivalent zoom for Micro Four Thirds cameras. This video covers the lens’s superb optical design with multiple aspherical and ED elements, as... READ MORE

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Surveillance gear is becoming as ubiquitous as smartphones these days. From broadcast to baby monitors, from bodegas to Big Brother, you hear and see surveillance in almost every nightly newscast and website. Pricing for surveillance equipment has dropped so much that even big box retail stores, usually in the market to sell you lumber and tools, now sell boxed sets of surveillance equipment.... READ MORE
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Nobody has ever complained about a memory card being too fast and, increasingly, electronics manufacturers expect you to have high-speed memory cards to enable certain features. Smartphones, tablets, and even laptops often rely on memory cards for external storage these days. And, with consumers demanding both... READ MORE
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In the following video, Mia McCormick, from KelbyOne, explores several portable LED lighting options that can help you improve the quality of your videos. She looks at popular on-camera lights from Vidpro, Genaray, and Switronix, noting the number of LEDs, color temperature, brightness, and power options for each model. Also mentioned is the... READ MORE

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In this video, Larry Becker, from Kelby One, showcases a number of popular streaming devices that retail for less than $100.00. These streaming media devices give you access to vast libraries of multimedia content, deliver wireless connectivity that can turn your TV into a Smart TV, and  even enable convenient smartphone and tablet interaction. Each model in this overview supports up to 1080p... READ MORE

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In the following video, Mia McCormick, from KelbyOne, takes a look at the Black and Silver Editions of the GoPro HERO4, as well as the new HERO, to help you... READ MORE

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In the following video, Mia McCormick, from KelbyOne, examines three mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras capable of delivering 4K video: the Samsung NX1, Sony a7S, and... READ MORE

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While we generally recommend getting closer to the subject and using a dual-system solution to avoid recording the camera's noisy preamps, in many one-shooter, run-and-gun situations, that's not always possible. This video is designed to give you an idea of what some of these microphones sound like in such situations. We begin by listening to the poor audio recorded from the built-in mic on a... READ MORE

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In this video from Kelby One, Larry Becker discusses four super-zoom compact cameras: the Olympus Stylus SP-100, the Nikon COOLPIX P600, the... READ MORE

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In this video, our resident audio expert, Rob Rives, shows us a variety of portable microphones that improve the audio capture on your iOS device. Using an iPhone 5s, Rives goes over products from RØDE, Zoom, Mic W, MXL, and Ampridge. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other ... READ MORE

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