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Xbox One is a DVR for Recording Sports?

Published on May 28, 2013, by in Gaming, Tech.

The Xbox One is going to watch everything you do! It’ll sell your viewing habits to the highest bidder! It’s a privacy nightmare! It’s a…DVR? While everyone’s been yelling about the patent application for TV-watching achievements, here’s one I find more interesting:   A video recording system that controls recording of television programming relating to

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Shut Up About Microsoft’s Stock and the Xbox One

Published on May 21, 2013, by in Tech.

In the midst of the pile of news that came out of today, some were quick to jump on news that Sony’s stock gained about 9% today, while Microsoft’s lost almost 1%. TechCrunch went so far as to say the Xbox “fails to woo investors.” You’re doing it wrong. Microsoft’s stock didn’t go up today

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How Xbox One Controls Your Cable TV Box

Published on May 21, 2013, by in Featured, Gaming, Tech.

Sorry guys – you can’t throw away your crappy cable boxes yet. While the just-announced Xbox One does some fun things, based on what we’re being shown, tuning television is not one of them.     See that IR Output? That’s how the Xbox One will control your cable box: exactly like your existing remote

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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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How to Install Windows 8 + Boot Camp 5 on an Unsupported Mac

Published on April 29, 2013, by in Software, Tech.

While we’re stuck waiting for the “something really great” for pro users that Apple keeps promising, a lot of us are still limping along on older hardware. This is starting to present some compatibility problems, as software has started dropping support for the aging yet functional machines in our offices and studios. Case in point:

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BitTorrent Sync Is Dropbox Without Dropbox

Published on April 24, 2013, by in Featured, Tech.

Despite my less than glowing reaction to BitTorrent Live, I’ve been really excited to see peer-to-peer distribution being used for legitimate tasks. From Eve Online’s client updates to beating Justin Timberlake on iTunes (albeit briefly), BitTorrent Inc. is showing that the peer-to-peer protocol can move past its pirate persona. That push continued yesterday with the

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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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