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Products featuring smart assistants continued to sell at a blistering pace in 2018, further cementing their roles in our everyday lives and all but guaranteeing a future where interacting with a hyper-intelligent digital ghost is the norm. But, despite this continued surge in ownership, smart assistants remain an unknown quantity for many—What are they? What can they do? How do I get one? To help...
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No matter what area of audio production you work in, you’re constantly listening. Loud and proud or whisper quiet, through headphones or speakers, in your studio or on the road, you’re constantly listening. And naturally, you need to hear your productions through various transducers to accurately assess how they translate. What you don’t want is to be relegated to a life of vibe-killing, time-...
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Remember when Google was associated only with how you navigated the Web? It wasn’t too long ago that the software giant decided to enter the hardware game, catching the attention of nearly everyone. When the king of search makes a move, heads turn. Google’s hardware release was modest for a company of its size, releasing a slow drip of Internet-connected devices over the past few years. While...
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Despite their popularity, the way binoculars work, what makes one better (or different) than another, and what all the numbers mean, are still rather mysterious to many prospective buyers. Read on and find out all you need to know about the ubiquitous binocular before making your choice so you can be sure you’re choosing the right one for whatever you’re planning on viewing. The Basics Simply...
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You might have heard the old saying "The best camera for the job is the one you have with you." In this age of ubiquitous smartphone use, your cell phone may sometimes be just that camera, since you probably do carry it everywhere. Smartphones can also provide quicker and easier sharing of video than many DSLRs or camcorders, ensuring that your revealing bystander view of a newsworthy event, a...
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There is no accessory more fundamental than a good pair of headphones. They link our ears, privately, to music, media, and entertainment. These days, there is so much content to enjoy that the number of options can be overwhelming. The same is true with the sheer number of headphones on the market....
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Austin, Texas-based FMR Audio has been producing professional audio equipment at budget prices for more than 18 years. The company makes no-nonsense dynamic processors and microphone preamps that may look utilitarian, but hold their own when compared to other products costing up to ten times as much. In this brand overview, we’ll be looking at the FMR Audio product line and what makes it special...
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When building a lighting kit, it might make sense to just get matching fixtures. I’m here to tell you that you shouldn’t do that. Have a couple of matching options to make some setups easier, but supplementing with another type of light can make life so much easier for other situations. Here are six lighting combos that shouldn’t be overlooked. Conduct an Orchestra with the Luxli Timpani and...
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Great customer service reigns supreme at B&H as our knowledgeable product specialists help you navigate a vast sea of available options to pick the right gear for your needs. Their product knowledge and passion for practical solutions shine through in every interaction, whether it’s via online chat, by phone, or in person, at our midtown Manhattan store. We recently asked some of our photo,...
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I love my primes, but some days I just want to go out with a camera and one lens slung over my shoulder and have nothing else to worry about. I’m going to ignore the obvious differences between zooms and primes for the sake of this piece, since that is a whole other argument in which I don’t want to get bogged down. So, here is a list of some solid zooms that you should consider adding to your...
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Since we have already addressed the idea of replacing your primes with a nice zoom lens, let’s talk about going the other way for a moment. If you love your zoom lenses, here are some primes that might lure you to the other side, or just make a nice addition to your kit. Simply the...
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Back in the day, if you wanted to protect your camera against dings and scratches, you either carried it in your bag or snapped it into an “Eveready” case. Eveready cases are two-part affairs consisting of a bottom half that wraps around the camera and a top portion that slings over the top of the camera and snaps closed, protecting it from the outside world. The problems for me always started...
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Security surveillance for the home seems ubiquitous in 2018. It’s par for the course for many homeowners. With the steady influx of consumer-grade security cameras, video doorbells, and alarm systems, there certainly won’t be a shortage of devices designed for securing your home in the foreseeable future. Much like surveillance for the home, home automation continues to grow by leaps and bounds....
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The holidays are upon us; who is going to turn down an ARRI Alexa LF? I know I won’t, so if any long-lost relative is reading this and is unsure how to make a good impression, feel free to give me an ARRI Alexa LF or, for that matter, any of these...
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The holidays are nipping at our heels, which means it’s time to unfurl those shopping lists, unfreeze your credit cards, and cast aside any concerns about cost or consequence. However, if you’re not feeling so cavalier with your capital—fear not. We’ve compiled a list of 50 great gifts, all less than $50 each. We’re talking stocking stuffers, high-quality bargain-buys, and all-around great gear...
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