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How to Connect a Tascam 70D to an iPhone for Facebook Live (or Other Reasons)

Published on May 2, 2017, by in Production.

Say you want to do Facebook Live but have good audio, and happen to have a Tascam 70D audio recorder. It’s super easy to connect it to your iPhone. This should also work with other Tascam recorders that have 1/8″ Line Out/Camera Out jacks, though the setting might be named differently. 1. Buy one of

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HDR Explained for Regular People

What is HDR? HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. When an HDR source like a game or video is displayed on an HDR TV, there’s a much bigger difference between dark stuff and light stuff than there is on a regular TV. This dramatically increased contrast makes the whole image appear closer to how we actually

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The $500 (ish) Podcast Studio – 2015 Edition

I’ve updated the $500 Podcast Studio store to better reflect the options available currently. You’ll notice that it’s a bit over $500 – at the time of this writing, this is the lowest I can spec without getting into gear that’ll cause you more problems than it’s worth. Microphones Amazon has the AT2020 microphone, plus

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The Twitch Hunts: How to Fix Automated Copyright Enforcement

  Well, here we are again. I’ve written before about the dangers of automated enforcement before, and very little has changed. This time it’s Twitch, which has implemented a system that will scan for, flag, and mute copyrighted music in VOD’s. It’s going about how you’d expect, even muting crowd noise from an official DOTA 2

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The Best Stuff to Travel With

I’ve been traveling for a significant portion of my career. Tokyo, Amsterdam, Vancouver, Illinois, even Timbuktu – I’ve lived in many a hotel room. In that much time, you tend to fall into a pattern of travel, which includes figuring out what you can bring along to make being away from home less terrible. In

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Mid-June Madness: E3, WWDC, and More!

June is going to be pretty nuts for those of us in the tech/content space. E3 and WWDC plus some big product launches from Adobe and Avid mean it’s going to pretty hard to keep track of everything. But not to fear! I made myself a handy list of all the events – and more

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Monoprice DSLR Shotgun Microphone Review vs Rode VideoMic

Published on June 1, 2013, by in Production, Tech.

Wondering if Monoprice’s $40 DSLR mic is any good? Wonder no more: we tried it & put it up against the Rode VideoMic.  

 
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Zoom H4n vs Tascam DR-60D

Published on May 31, 2013, by in Production, Tech.

Can Tascam’s DR-60D dethrone the reigning king of DSLR audio recorders, the Zoom H4n? The (cat) verdict is in.  

 
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The $500 Podcast Studio

Published on May 10, 2013, by in Production, Tech.

Pretty much everyone wants to know what gear to buy to record a good-sounding podcast. And I always respond the same way: “How many people, and how much?” But recently I’ve gotten a much more specific version of this question: How do I build a podcast studio for $500? While difficult, it’s not impossible. Here

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Tascam DR-60D Audio Recorder Review

In our first-ever product review, we take a look at the Tascam DR-60D – a 4-track audio recorder designed for on-set production. Does the cat like it? Find out below.    

 
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