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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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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Hands-On

Blackmagic has made their presence known in the camera world with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, and this year’s NAB saw the introduction of two more cameras to BM’s stable. @gibsonfilms took a look at the smaller option, the $995 Pocket Cinema Camera – a 2k camera that takes Micro 4/3 lenses and shoots either ProRes

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Matrox Monarch: Specs and Details from NAB 2013

I’ve been yelling a lot about the Matrox Monarch since it popped up at IBC last fall: a stand-alone H.264 streaming/capture device that has no competition, but does have tons of uses in production. It was officially unveiled this past Monday at the NAB 2013 show in Las Vegas. Conveniently, I was also in Las

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I Tried the MōVI, It’s Cool, Got Yelled At

Published on April 8, 2013, by in Production, Tech.

@gibsonfilms and I swung by the Freefly Systems booth at NAB 2013 to try out the hot new thing in camera stabilization – the MōVI, as revealed on Vincent Laforet’s blog. Gotta admit, it’s pretty cool – I’m no DP, nor am I very coordinated, but I can see how this would open up a world

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Vincent Laforet Brings Us…the MōVI

Published on April 5, 2013, by in Production, Tech.

Vincent Laforet – the DP who was at the front of the wave that became DSLR filmmaking – teased us a few days ago with the following:   Nearly five years ago I posted a blog post titled “Something Very Interesting is coming to this blog…and to our industry” – and that was the post

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Matrox Monarch Unveiled!

  It actually exists! And looks cool! Matrox issued a press release today, firming up details on the Monarch: From any HDMI input source such as a camera or switcher, Matrox Monarch HD generates an H.264-encoded stream compliant with RTSP or RTMP protocol. While encoding the video at bitrates suitable for live streaming, Matrox Monarch

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A Mac/PC Compatible External Drive: Meet exFAT

It’s been an issue for years: you have an external drive, but it’s formatted for a Mac, and you need to read it on a PC. Or it’s reversed: a PC drive that you need to write to from a Mac. Sure, you could format it as FAT32 – but there’s a 4GB file-size limit,

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Back to Basics: Electricity on Set

Electricity is vital to what we do. Unless you’re making a silent film outdoors at noon, you’re going to have to plug something in to get your masterpiece shot. On big shoots, you’ve got an on-set crew for dealing with electrical – indie shoots, not so much. So here’s some VERY basic info that you

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