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Fifteen years ago, Avid was the only serious NLE option running for film and video editors. NLEs today are less expensive and more powerful than they've ever been—there are currently several affordable professional editing suites on the market. By releasing the brand-new Media Composer 5 Production Suite, Avid is hoping to blast around the inside turn and take its place at the head of the pack, for NLE projects of all sizes and budgets.

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In the age of tablet computers and intelligent telephones, you may not think a refresh to a line of desktop machines would create much buzz, but to the power users that you find at B&H, the new Thunderbolt-equipped quad-core Apple iMacs are electrifying. You can't bust one out on an airplane and consume high-def video on your folding tray table, but back at your workspace you can use one to produce high-end content like never before.

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After a months-long public beta, which featured two releases, Adobe has released the final version of their Lightroom 3 software application. Thanks to the long beta, developers were able to make refinements to the application based on user feedback, resulting in an extremely functional, polished, and stable software application. Lightroom 3 boasts numerous compelling reasons for users to upgrade; here are three.

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Senal has just introduced the SMH-1000 Studio Monitor Headphones that aim to meet the needs of sound engineers and other audio professionals who demand accurate headphone monitoring in a long-lasting package. Tailored with an EQ curve for professional field and studio monitoring and built for tough durability, the new SMH-1000 headphones feature a classic closed-back, collapsible design with a few innovations of their own.

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Brian Smith is a Sony Artisan, and a world-famous portrait photographer. His client list includes many celebrities and major players in the entertainment industry, and he is a recipient of the Pultizer Prize. For the past thirty years, Brian has been in the editorial and advertising photography industry, after having a photo make it into LIFE magazine at the age of 20.

Drawing upon this experience, Brian will be giving a lecture at the B&H Event Space soon. He's also celebrating the release of his recently published book, "Secrets of Great Portait Photography: Photographs of the Famous and Infamous."

We got to talk to Brian for a bit about how to capture better portraits. Here are his tips.

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Olympus has just announced a new addition to the Micro Four Thirds system, the M.ZUIKO Digital 17mm f/1.8 lens. This lens offers a 35mm equivalent focal length of 34mm, giving it a slighter wider-than-normal angle of view that is ideal for general everyday use.

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Tamron has recently introduced a pair of new lenses, both of which are telephoto length and offer wide maximum apertures, Vibration Compensation (VC) and an Ultrasonic Silent Drive (USD) focusing motor. These lenses are improvements over past versions due to the incorporation of new technologies that enable sharper, cleaner imagery.

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With the purchase of a GigaPan EPIC Robotic Camera Mount through B&H, you are eligible for a free download of GigaPan’s Stitch.Efx stitching software. With the mount and software combined, you can create well-detailed, perfectly aligned, stitched-together imagery—easily and seamlessly.

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Sigma has announced a new 35mm f/1.4 prime lens for DSLR cameras. A wide-angle lens with a fast maximum aperture, it’s available for Nikon, Canon, Pentax, Sony and Sigma Autofocus mounts. With this lens, Sigma is inaugurating a new line of interchangeable lenses: the Art line.

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Canon has just announced two additions to their expansive EF lens lineup: the EF 24-70mm f/4L IS and the EF 35mm f/2 IS. These lenses fit into the lineup where previous lenses exist, but improve upon these lenses with the addition of image stabilization and more refined optical technology.

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After three long years of development, Ableton has finally announced the new version of their flagship product: Live 9. The Berlin-based company also introduced a unique grid-style instrument/controller called Push. If you’re unfamiliar with Ableton Live, the hottest new feature in Live 9 likely may not seem too significant, but read more.

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Beneath the Surface, Microsoft—whether they admit it or not—is aiming their sights directly at Apple’s dominance in the tablet market with their new tablet entry, the Microsoft Surface. What does the Surface offer for tablet aficionados, and what does it offer for just you and me?

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Nikon has just announced the latest advanced interchangeable-lens camera, the Nikon 1 V2 Mirrorless Digital Camera. Following up on the success of the Nikon 1 V1, the 1 V2 is equally compact with the same sized (13.2 x 8.8 mm) CX CMOS sensor, but has an increased resolution of 14.2MP effective pixels.

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It’s only been a little more than a month since Apple’s last press event. Granted, the last one was for the iPhone 5 and not a major hardware update for Mac computers and iPad models. It’s still rare to have Apple reveal so much in such a short amount of time.

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