Sam Mallery

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No matter what you're using to shoot video these days—a mirrorless hybrid, a DSLR, or a more traditional palm- or shoulder-mount camera—you are capturing both moving images and sound. Although more emphasis is placed on the visuals, the importance of sound should never be overlooked. There are a great number of things you can do to improve the audio quality of your video productions, and using a...
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If you walked into a car dealership and blurted out, “Sell me a motor vehicle,” the salespeople would hopefully spend a little time qualifying you as a customer before shepherding you into an office to sign paperwork. This also isn’t an effective way to buy speakers for your home. There are just too many options that serve totally different needs. This article will help you pinpoint your personal...
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Compared to other kinds of electronics, purchasing a record player is typically a more meaningful acquisition. It carries with it a commitment to embrace the technology of yesterday. It makes it possible to play the music of past generations—not from compressed, impersonal Internet streams—but often from the same...
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Unless you’re satisfied with the tiny speakers built into your mobile gadget or laptop, consider a speaker upgrade—it is something that can benefit nearly anyone. Here’s another thing most of us have in common regarding speakers: we don’t want wires. Thankfully, wireless speakers are a reality these days, not the stuff of dreams. I had the opportunity recently to try out the...
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Imagine you’re a famous rock star, and you just got on stage in front of thousands of screaming fans. When you approach the microphone, you realize that your absent-minded roadie forgot to adjust the stand to your specified height. Thankfully, the microphone stand in front of you has a special grip that lets you adjust it easily. You don’t need to grab the stand forcefully with both hands to...
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Over the course of the past decade, Sony has transformed itself from being a minor player in the digital point-and-shoot camera market—to being an innovative leader in the design of photographic equipment for professionals and consumers. The infographic below tells the story of the unconventional path Sony has taken, starting with their first DSLR in 2006, the A100, and ending with their most...
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Nowadays, many people are using portable digital recorders like the Zoom H4n, Zoom H6, or...
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Whether you grew up listening to records, or you recently discovered collecting and playing vinyl, the idea of recording your favorite vinyl records into your computer may have crossed your mind. Having a digitized version of your vinyl collection is useful for loading songs into portable devices and for having an archive of your favorite tunes in the digital realm. When captured properly, a...
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Sennheiser recently introduced the MKE 2 Digital microphone, a tiny mic that you can clip to a shirt on one end, and plug into an iPhone on the other, for the purpose of recording audio into mobile apps. Similar products exist on the market, but what makes this one special are the extremely...
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They say the best camera is the one you have with you, so unless you were motivated to carry a nice camera out the door, your mobile device is likely the one with which you're shooting. You can’t beat the convenience of taking snapshots and shooting videos with the gadget that you carry around at all times, but what do you do with the images and video once they’ve been captured? In this article,...
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Voice-overs are an essential ingredient in the creation of dynamic media. They can be an unseen character in a story, or just a friendly voice persuading you to buy pet food. Voice-overs are found in every form of media, from news reporting to experimental filmmaking. Even photo slideshows can benefit from a well-executed voice-over. Creating a voice-over isn’t difficult to do, and the basic...
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When Canon announces a new version of its much-loved 5D series of cameras, it’s incredibly big news. When the company announces two new versions of the 5D at the same time, it’s even bigger news. That’s exactly what happened this week, with the arrival of the new 5DS and...
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Canon announced four new DSLR cameras this week, two of which are the T6i and T6s. If you need to figure out the key differences between the two, you can check out our full-blown...

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This is the key information about the new Canon DSLRs, presented in a user-friendly, condensed format that can be absorbed in 60 seconds. The new Canon EOS 5DS and 5DS R are the company’s highest-resolution professional DSLRs to date, at 50.2MP. For photo enthusiasts, Canon has also introduced a pair of 24.2MP Rebels: the 6Ti and 6Ts. Check out the following video and/or quickly scan the...

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In this video, B&H’s Allan Weitz gives us a first look at the new NX500 Mirrorless Digital Camera.This compact and lightweight camera features an APS-C backside-illuminated 28MP sensor, and is capable of shooting 4K UHD video. The NX500 can capture up to 9 fps, and its...

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