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The Manfrotto Befree is a 3.0 lb tripod/ball head combo with four leg sections and a rapid column that rises to a combined height of 56.69”, folds down to 15.75” and can support still or video cameras weighing up to 8.8 lb. The Befree is an easy choice for hikers,... READ MORE
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All too often, integral audio accessories play second fiddle to the equipment stars of the show, and reasonably so. The choice of microphone, guitar, bass, keyboard, or amplifier makes the most direct impact on your sound after the talent of... READ MORE
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Nikon has been busier than ever during the past 2 years, releasing a total of 9 full-frame DSLRs. Less than three months after the release of the D810, Nikon rolled out the D750, with a mid-range 24.3 MP sensor, 51-point autofocus system, 6.5 frame-per-second continuous... READ MORE
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Are laptops seeing the end of their era? Many would proclaim this truth to be self-evident (you don’t see the Ultrabook™ moniker tossed around as much anymore, do you?), but the end of the laptop would only signal the ushering in of something similar, because mobile computing will never die. Welcome to the age of the hybrid—convertible tablets. "Are laptops seeing the end of their era? Many... READ MORE
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With the plethora of LED fixtures available, and most major manufacturers throwing their hat into the Fresnel ring, ikan decided to stand back, consider what the market would bear, and strategically place its product where it was needed most, at a price point that would turn potential buyer's heads. Adding a couple of... READ MORE
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Figuring out what to do with boxes of negatives is part of the challenge of shooting analog photos. Even if you still love working with film, there’s no arguing that the digital platform makes cataloging, backup, and sharing infinitely easier.... READ MORE
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In the last 10 years, it's become easier than ever to capture and publish your own audio and video. Affordable DSLR cameras and digital audio recorders, as well as easy-to-use editing software such as Final Cut and Garageband, have empowered everyday people to express themselves in ways never imagined, without needing years of specialized technical training. In both the amateur and professional... READ MORE
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When you set up your home or small office network, the first thing you want to do is make sure you have a router that can handle the transmission of traffic sufficiently through your network. While we don’t want to get into the details on how a router handles that (you can read an overview of home networking... READ MORE
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In the following video, Mia McCormick, from KelbyOne, discusses how to bring consistent color to your photos and video using the portable Datcolor SpyderCHECKR 24 color calibration system. The video highlights using the 24 spectrally designed pigment patches on the SpyderCHECKR color card to match... READ MORE

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It seems like there is a new 4K video camera announced every week, and as more and more productions move to 4K capture, manufacturers are aggressively developing peripheral devices to accommodate the new standards and the demand for higher bandwidth. Enter 6G-SDI, a new serial digital... READ MORE
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While backing up memory cards to your laptop is the norm, it's not always a viable option. With support for SD, SDHC, SDXC, and CompactFlash cards, the NEXTO DI Portable... READ MORE

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Clients love a tangible product. Portrait and event photography is no longer about providing a few snapshots that get tucked into a drawer for safekeeping. Today, prospective clients are on the hunt for a photographer who can provide them with something to show off. Especially in the wedding-photography industry, offering some variation of an album can be crucial for your business. But, custom-... READ MORE
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In this video from Kelby One, Larry Becker demonstrates the many features of the Pentax XG-1, including the 52x optical zoom lens and electronic viewfinder. Becker also covers the camera's image stabilization, aperture range, and 16MP CMOS image sensor. He displays examples of the slow-... READ MORE

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In this video, Mia McCormick reviews one of the latest accessories many GoPro owners may be thinking about: the GoWorx Original Handle and Original Handle Pro. Featuring a weighted, scorpion-tail design, this mount is optimized for capturing low-angle,... READ MORE

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ASUS has a long and prestigious history of delivering consumer electronic devices that combine industry leading technological innovations seamlessly with a bold industrial design aesthetic. ASUS’s continued dedication to adventurous design ideas and cutting-edge technology can be traced back to its uncompromising brand philosophy, making ASUS a consumer electronics industry leader with the fifth-... READ MORE
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