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Looking for spherical video solutions to spice up your production? The aptly named Sphere, from Teradek, might be the answer. In this quick preview video, check out how you can set up the Sphere with...

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Watch B&H’s own Jaime Traba as he sits down with Breedlove Guitars’ Sean Morrissey at the 2017 NAMM Show for a private chat. First, they examine an acoustic from the Stage series, which boasts a Sitka Spruce top and cocobolo back and sides. After a conversation about Breedlove’s love of exotic woods, they discuss a new acoustic body shape—one with the feel of a concert and the projection of a...
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Show me a serious DSLR or mirrorless camera shooter and I’ll show you somebody who has a 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom lens tucked away in his or her camera bag. Paired with its wider-angle counterpart, the equally fast 24-70mm f/2.8...
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Being a Graphic Designer requires many plug-ins, tools, and applications to get things done—and fast. Many of us have discovered Wacom tablets. Really, we discovered the pen and got excited. Deep down, we know the pen is mightier than the mouse, even though the biggest challenge is getting one’s hands on a Wacom tablet and working through the learning curve. Recently, I managed to get my hands on...
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Smart is a term tech manufacturers throw around a lot these days. It’s found on everything from watches to appliances, signifying a product’s ability to do more and go beyond its core capabilities. In fact, you can argue that being smart has, in itself, become a core capability—but what does being smart really mean? Well, we can usually expect Internet connectivity, for starters, which allows the...
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There are many things that people legitimately fear—death, disease, clowns—and those fears can limit us, debilitate us, or make us fall short of achieving our true potential. But some fears can be overcome, and one of those fears, one which affects many more people than you think, is the fear of having to pitch or present an idea to a group of people—the fear of not being able to come up with a...
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With Apple’s latest release to its ever-popular line of MacBook Pro notebooks, the tech giant has brought a new physical update to the 13.3" and 15.4" models, with the Touch Bar....
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By now, most consumers have heard of mesh networking (or as it is alternately known, whole home Wi-Fi systems). In the last couple of months, mesh networking for the home market has taken off (although it has been widely used in enterprise solutions for years). Understanding mesh means understanding the need for mesh, and how mesh works, so here’s a quick primer. Mesh networking was developed to...
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Five years ago, the word “selfie” wasn't even part of our collective diction. Similarly, a “selfie stick” had the same vernacular worth as gibberish or baby talk. And a "selfie drone" was something you were more likely to find in a Phillip K. Dick novel than hovering overhead. Man, life comes at you fast. And leading the charge into this brave new vainglorious world is the ...

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In this B&H Photo Event Space video, Canon’s Rudy Winston offers an intensive hands-on tour of the new Canon EOS 5D Mk IV. Winston explains the various features and technologies found on the new camera, including the advantages of Dual Pixel RAW capabilities and 4K video capture. He also discusses how...

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In this video, Rob Rives demonstrates the Lectrosonics PDR, a portable digital recorder designed for capturing high-quality digital audio that can synchronize with timecode. Recording at industry-standard 24-bit/48 kHz audio in WAV (BWF) format, the PDR is particularly useful in...

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In the following video, Rob Rives demonstrates the newest additions to the latest Native Instrument Komplete 11 Ultimate bundles and how they can be a useful addition to any studio production environment. This video explores the latest instruments and effects including Form, a sample mangling...

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In this video, Rob Rives demonstrates the RØDElink Newsshooter Kit, which utilizes an RX-Cam wireless receiver in conjunction with a TX-XLR wireless transmitter, thus allowing you the option of using handheld XLR microphones in a roaming, wireless fashion. Rives shows off its power abilities, gain-...
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The Luxli Viola 5" Multi-Color On-Camera LED light is a compact but powerful creative tool. How does Luxli illustrate its versatility and usefulness? How about a video? Even better, how about a video about making the video? When commercial director and writer Shawn Collins came up...
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Music production has, for the most part, gone small. Large-format consoles, massive 2-inch tape machines, and stacks of outboard gear are no longer the only way to produce quality tracks. Realistically speaking, many (if not most) home studios consist of a laptop, which get consistently smaller every few months, a small interface, a MIDI controller, and a pair of monitors. This is true especially...

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