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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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Welcome to Video Grandpa

Published on June 14, 2012, by in Etc.

I have decided that I’d like to share my views on video production, gaming, technology, and general miscellany with the masses. Thus, I give you Video Grandpa: a website dedicated to the above. That’s pretty much it. Follow me on Twitter or whatever.

 
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DOJ Probing Big Cable | Ars Technica

When your internet service provider is also a content company, there’s an inherent conflict of interest: by delivering other companies’ content, they’re also providing a service to a direct competitor. I’ve never understood how Comcast owning NBCUniversal is anything but an attempt to create one giant monopoly stretching from content creation to delivery. And seriously,

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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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Look, It’s the Austin Transmitter Towers!

Published on June 5, 2012, by in Distribution.

This is where your television comes from: high-voltage equipment connected to metal towers. There’s also lots of scorpions, but they generally don’t get involved in the broadcasting.

 
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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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PVC: How Blackmagic’s Cinema Camera Could Unexpectedly Boost Business

Interesting take on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, from PVC’s  Allan Tépper – he points out how this open-standards file-based camera could actually bind you to Blackmagic-only products. ProVideo Coalition.com: TecnoTur by Allan Tépper

 
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Old Things from KLRU

Published on May 11, 2012, by in Etc, Featured.
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Portrait of a Stormtrooper

Published on August 31, 2011, by in Etc.

For some reason, this is in the IGN server room.

 
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Fix It in Post: The Age of Digital Delivery and Final Cut Pro X

Published on June 23, 2011, by in Post, Software.

There’s a saying we have in production: “we’ll fix it in Post.” These are some of the worst words to hear on set .  They mean that something has gone wrong and will not be fixed.  They mean that a mistake, or omission, or problem will be purposely transferred from Production (shooting) to Post-Production (editing). 

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