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Home security systems are increasingly popular and sales are skyrocketing for home surveillance and theft prevention systems. Along with the advent of popular home automation digital assistants like...
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Don’t take the gazebo down just yet. Summer, or some version of it, is still in full swing—and thus, so is your ability to enjoy it. Every year around this time, my family and I prepare for an annual summer tradition of our own: our backyard movie party. Summer must end at some point, but before it does, we break out the A/V gear, fire up the grill, and send it out with a bang. This type of party...
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Now that the March of the Planets is winding down, I’d bet you’re wondering what astronomical wonders await us in the back half of the year. Well, wonder no more! The Perseid Meteor Shower is coming, and it’s the biggest shower of the year, hitting its peak on the night...
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When most of us think of “sports photography,” we immediately think of iconic images from the world of land-based sports—American football, track and field, boxing, baseball, and others. One could argue, however, that yacht racing and sailing regattas provide the canvas for some of the most spectacular images in all of sports. And, if you have spent time around the water, seen the framed print on...
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As a licensed drone pilot and B&H’s preëminent authority on drone crashes, I know a thing or two about “hard landings.” Hardware malfunction, software failure, and pilot error—I’ve wrestled with them all. To help you avoid some of my more spectacular mishaps, I’ve condensed several years of lessons into a handy preflight checklist. Observe these tasks and precautionary measures, and your...
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With its RX line of plug-ins, iZotope has crafted a suite of modules that can clean up nearly any audio hiccup you might have. Indeed, countless pros in television, film, Web, radio, and podcasting often turn to iZotope RX to remove extraneous noise, to eliminate clicks and pops, to fix bursts of distortion, and more. With RX Elements, iZotope has taken essential processes from this post-...
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Time-lapse videos have invaded nearly every form of media in recent years, even breaking into our social media apps with the recent development of the hyper-lapse. These types of videos can be quite difficult to make, especially with the time requirements inherent in capturing and transforming a lengthy event into a few seconds of footage. They can also be some of the most stunning and...
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Much like film, at-home printing seems more and more like a dying art with every passing day. There are still some of us who enjoy the feeling of picking up a print you made yourself. I understand it can be somewhat intimidating at first, so here are some quick tips that will help you get up and running. Calibrate your Display! I almost can’t repeat this one enough, because calibrating your...
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Is 8-bit video good enough for your production? Or should you make the jump to 10-bit? In this video, watch as Doug explains the advantages of 10-bit video and how it can help your project, even if its end result will be 8-bit.
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Whether you’re playing games on a PC, console, or mobile device, there’s one thing that all gamers need: The Internet. Without it, you won’t be able to play online with your friends or even download that 50GB day-one patch you need to play a single-player game. However, just having Internet isn’t enough, because when lag spikes, packet loss, and disconnects hit, you’ll probably be glaring at your...
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Ever had this problem? You record a demo in your DAW, plugging your acoustic guitar straight into your interface—no mic, just a DI. Then, when it comes to the actual mix, you think: can’t I somehow just use that acoustic DI track, so I don’t have to mic up my acoustic? As probably the laziest person at the B&H office, I can assure you it’s happened to me. Though sometimes the problem is not...
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Join zoologist and wildlife photographer Ron Magill as he shares his tips for photographing the fauna that call the Florida Everglades home. Filmed at B&H’s Optic 2018, Magill’s lecture is richly illustrated with examples of his remarkable work in the field. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other ...
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Simon Lewis discusses the importance of narrative when creating his photographs at Optic 2018. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at BandH.com. For more information and Optic 2018 coverage,...
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For applications requiring tiny cameras and broadcast-quality video without wires, the Vislink HEROCast System has everything that you need. From motorsports to reality television, being able to place GoPro HERO cameras creatively and use them together with other professional video equipment lets the production take advantage of creative camera placement for footage that truly takes place in the...
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Some microphones look the same, some look wildly different. Reading each manufacturer’s product description leaves you with the impression that every mic is the best for everything. Microphones in the sub-$100 range are often described the same way as mics in the territory of several thousand dollars. So, how do you determine what sets them apart? You can get your first clue in those ultra-boring...
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