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Parallels Desktop has become the standard bearer for running multiple platforms on your Mac desktop or notebook computer. If you need to run both Windows apps and Mac apps, but don’t want two separate computers, Parallels may be the software solution you’re looking for. With new models and features, this is the most integrated Parallels software available yet. In Coherence mode,... READ MORE
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Expanding the X-mount family of lenses for their increasingly popular X-series mirrorless digital cameras has been a priority at Fujifilm and, to that end, they have just announced the XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS lens. An ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, it will take its place with the 10 lenses already... READ MORE
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Filmmakers once had a simple choice when it came to what format they shot on. The two professional formats were 35mm and 16mm film. 35mm was, and still is, the gold standard, used on big-budget feature films. 16mm was thought of as the more accessible and affordable alternative, used on documentaries and independent films. Deciding to shoot on 16mm rather than 35mm meant using smaller, lighter... READ MORE
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This week in the news:  Fujifilm announced the new Fujinon XF 10-24mm f/4 R OIS lens; five full-frame lenses for the Sony E-mount are now available from Samyang; the much-anticipated new Mac... READ MORE
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In the following wish-list video, Rob Rives offers some last-minute gift ideas for the musicians in your life. The video illustrates various products including EARaser earplugs and Korg’s TM-50 Tuner/Metronome, the Focusrite VRM Virtual Reference Monitor, the Korg mini KAOSS Pad 2, and more.

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At the beginning of 2013, I wrote an article about all the latest home and portable entertainment announcements that were made during CES 2013, in Las Vegas. Searching for a thread that tied the whole show together, I suggested that “total connectivity” was the pervasive theme of the year’s show. The influence of smartphones, tablets, and mobile device apps was ubiquitous. Nearly every home... READ MORE
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Apple has come a long way since its first modular desktop, the Macintosh II, which was introduced in 1987. The designs underwent radical changes after the return of Steve Jobs in 1997. The first Mac Pro was born in 2006; however, in 2013 Apple introduced a complete redesign. Now... READ MORE
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With their newly released Camera Utility 1.5 software, Blackmagic Design delivers on their promise to bring RAW recording to the Pocket Cinema Camera. The Blackmagic Camera 1.5 update adds 12-bit Log CinemaDNG RAW recording, and is available free from the... READ MORE
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Tether Tools is a line of cleverly designed products and accessories that provides tethering and workstation solutions for photographers in the studio or on location. It all started with the Aero Standard Tether Table. Fabricated from T6 Aerospace aluminum,... READ MORE
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In the following video, Rob Rives, from B&H, talks about keyboard controllers, and specifically four very portable, two-octave keyboards that use USB ports to plug into a Mac, PC, or iOS device. All of the examples are very reasonably priced and the presenter goes over the salient points of each controller, highlighting their similarities and differences. We hope you enjoy the video, and... READ MORE
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In the following video, Larry Becker, of Kelby Media, reviews the Nikon Df DSLR. He explores the camera’s fusion of high-performance digital capabilities, retro form factor, and control dials. The video also showcases the unique features of the Df and provides a few... READ MORE
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Holiday time is when we’re all kids again, and we get gifts. I recall back sometime in the late 1970s I received a Polaroid Sun 600 Camera from my mom and dad. They gave me two packs of film, and I shot everything, from my poodle Michele Ma Bell to GI Joe action figures. When I finished my two packs of film (20 shots total) I was in shock to find out just how out of reach Polaroid 600 film was... READ MORE
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In the following video, Alan Lugo, from B&H, showcases the FDR-AX1, Sony’s first prosumer 4K camcorder, and takes us through the feature set of the camera, including its 1/2.3” EXMOR R CMOS sensor, 20x Sony G series zoom lens, and HDMI output. This video highlights the camera's ability to capture 4K... READ MORE

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Preparedness What do you think of when you hear the word “Preparedness?” It’s a subject that gets an increasing amount of attention. Popular entertainment has glamorized radical climate change, technology gone wild, and other "disaster" scenarios. While Hollywood has entertained us with these, the reality is that we are much more likely to have to deal with something more simple and common. In... READ MORE
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  The beauty of using lens filters is being one step closer to a final product before the image leaves the camera. These little modifiers allow photographers to capture a desired effect in the field, rather than sitting at a computer desk. Some, such as the coveted circular polarizer, employ corrections otherwise impossible to achieve in post processing. From the subtle to the extreme, here are... READ MORE
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