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Video Grandpa’s Production Emporium

I get asked for product recommendations on a fairly regular basis. So I figured it might be useful to have all the gear I personally use in one place. Thus, I give you…VIDEO GRANDPA’S PRODUCTION EMPORIUM!!!   Really, it’s just an Amazon store of links to products I use and recommend. If you’ve got questions

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Using a PS3 Controller on an Ubuntu EeePC 901

Published on July 12, 2012, by in Gaming, Tech.

Recently I’ve resurrected my EeePC 901 with the help of Ubuntu. It’s a great little machine for email, web browsing, and writing blog posts that no one reads. But you know what would be even better? If it were controlled by a PS3 controller over Bluetooth. I encountered a bit of weirdness in getting this

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13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Shows Up in Benchmarks? | Mac Rumors

Published on July 10, 2012, by in Tech.

Oh man, I hope so. The 13″ MBP is my perfect form-factor laptop since the 12″ PowerBook – I’d love to get a nice thin Retina version to make my EeePC jealous. 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro Shows Up in Benchmarks – Mac Rumors

 
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Ubuntu Resurrects My Netbook

Published on July 10, 2012, by in Tech.

I’ve had an EeePC 901 for about 4 years. When I got it, I needed a cheap small laptop quickly, and it fit the bill. I used it for about 8 months, got a MacBook Pro through work, and abandoned it to the pile of “things I don’t use but won’t throw away” that all

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Continuing 5 Years of Restructuring, Avid Selling Off Pinnacle and M-Audio

In a move that should be a surprise to no one, Avid announced July 2nd that they’re selling off the Pinnacle and M-Audio divisions to Corel and inMusic respectively. They’ll still keep the M-Audio I/O tech they appropriated for Pro Tools (like the MBox), but everything else is out the door. What this mostly means

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Hybrid XLR/USB/iPad Mics from Audio Technica | ProVideo Coalition

Published on June 18, 2012, by in Production, Tech.

Crazy – iPad-compliant USB mics.   Read about them at ProVideo Coalition. Or just buy one at Amazon. They’re $78.

 
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A Great Production Flashlight

There’s one thing a production engineer should never be without: a good flashlight. This is especially true when you work live music shows – it’s dark, it’s loud, and most everything is painted black. I recently went looking for a flashlight I could rely on, and as it turns out, a familiar name makes a

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MR7: ikan’s 7″ HD-SDI LCD Monitor w/ Built-in h.264 Recorder

Published on June 5, 2012, by in Production, Tech.

Yeah…WUT?!? Not only is it an HD-SDI/HDMI/Composite monitor with scopes and HDMI->SDI conversion, it ALSO records 720p H.264 to either 4GB internal memory or up to 32GB SDHC card. That’s a pretty crazy feature set for a $2,300 MSRP. Official ikan Link: MR7: 7″ HD-SDI LCD Monitor w/ Built-in h.264 Recorder | ikan.

 
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