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If you read the title of this article and thought “What the…” don’t worry, you are reading the right article, and once you get past all the jargon, it really is simple and clear. Our aim is to familiarize you with the tools that help you move your video and audio signals from one device to another. To accomplish this, you may need a variety of baluns, matrix switchers, and format converters. What...
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The sound engineer. Ah, yes. As a performing musician, I’ve encountered my fair share of them, so I understand the stereotype. They can seem disinterested, a bit preoccupied, perhaps brusque. And sure, there are bad apples out there. I'll never forget playing Kenny’s Castaways (a classic, now-defunct New York City venue), the engineer loping onto the stage mid-song to swap out my microphone while...
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As mixing engineers, one of our biggest challenges is communicating width and depth in a stereo track. It’s tricky for loads of reasons. For one, what we’re doing is essentially a fiction: When you listen to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on an iPod, you are not at the Philharmonic—yet it’s often the engineer’s job to create the sound of the orchestra, from left to right, front to back, and in the...
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Like so much else in tech work, live video production is riddled with jargon. In addition to a series of articles providing in-depth discussion, this space serves to enumerate some of the key terms and concepts you are likely to bump into sooner or later, which may be unfamiliar. Knowledge of these terms will enhance your ability to communicate clearly in this fast-paced industry. Alpha Channel...

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Sponsored by Canon, this B&H Event Space video features Canon Explorer of Light Jack Reznicki showing you how to leverage the functions of your camera, and discussing the richness of post processing to give your travel photos more impact. Using his own images for visual reference, Reznicki discusses essential technical details, such as camera and lens choices, automatic settings, camera...
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After watching countless gaming tournaments and matches, it still amazes me how good some of these players are at their respective games. They dedicate their lives, spending hours and hours honing their abilities, sharpening their senses, eating Doritos and drinking Mountain Dew. Jokes aside, these pros spend as much time playing games as you and I do at work, if not more. So, how exactly do they...
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Building your own computer is like piecing together Lego bricks. If you're a fan of doing it yourself, then you should have an easy time following our quick guide to get it up and running. Check your inventory and make sure you have everything because we're about to get started. Please note that the instructions for assembling a PC aren’t written in stone. Instead, here are our recommended steps...
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PTZ stands for “pan/tilt/zoom” and denotes robotic cameras that typically (though not always) have integrated pan/tilt motors and zoom lenses. The Sony EVI series cameras are popular examples. Pan/tilt/zoom cameras may look like outsized surveillance cameras, and in many ways, are like them. They...
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Once you start gaming, you’ll realize there’s a lot of jargon, slang, and acronyms floating around that you may have never heard before. You may wonder, are these actual words? Are they speaking Orcish or some other fantasy nerd language? Instead of widely known and easily digestible phrases like “Idk my bff Jill,” you’ll be tasked with deciphering sayings like “DL addons like HealBot and ElvUI...

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In this B&H Event Space video, photographer Richard Sandler discusses The Eyes of the City, a book he produced about street photography and how it has changed since the events of 9/11. Topics Sanders touches on include the tools and techniques of meaningful street photography and strategies you can implement to improve your street-shooting skills.
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Airplanes and helicopters are very cool, and an air show offers a collection of cool aircraft. And, if you are like me, you want to not only take a ton of photos at air shows, you will want to come away with a bunch of “keepers.” Photographs © Todd Vorenkamp...

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Sometimes photographers get too bogged down in gear. In this B&H Photo Event Space video, portrait photographer Joel Grimes demonstrates how to take dynamic portraits—formal and informal—using a single light source. Topics discussed include types of light sources; subject-to-light distances, and how this affects the softness and spread of the light; the importance of ambient light; and the...

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In this B&H Event Space video, photographer Paige Denkin gets into the nuts and bolts of using Instagram effectively. Aimed at beginners, as well as advanced users, Denkin offers detailed explanations of the workings of Instagram, including algorithms, how to shoot and edit for Instagram, the importance of sharing information, education, and engaging with the photographic community. We hope...
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Yes, we here at B&H are giving some Explora love to ENG: Electronic News Gathering. The technical aspects of this topic have been covered passing well in Basic Tips and Tricks for Electronic News Gathering (ENG), so this piece pulls back and looks at a non-technical...
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Say you’re covering news or conducting interviews in the field for your V-blog, YouTube channel, Facebook Live, or a documentary. The locations vary widely—indoor/outdoor, press conferences and on-the-fly interviews, and perhaps even political conventions—and all represent widely varying sound-recording environments. As a news gatherer, you know that your audio quality can make or break your...

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