Allan Tépper

Allan Tépper

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Born in Connecticut, United States, Allan Tépper is a bilingual consultant, multi-title author, tech journalist, translator, and language activist who has been working with professional video since the eighties. Since 1994, Tépper has been consulting both end-users and manufacturers through his Florida company. Via TecnoTur, Tépper has been giving video tech seminars in several South Florida’s universities and training centers, and in a half dozen Latin American countries, in their native language. Tépper has been a frequent radio/TV guest on several South Florida, Guatemalan, and Venezuelan radio and TV stations. As a certified ATA (American Translators Association) translator, Tépper has translated and localized dozens of advertisements, catalogs, software, and technical manuals for the Spanish and Latin American markets. He has also written many contracted white papers for tech manufacturers. Over the past 18 years, Tépper’s articles have been published or quoted in more than a dozen magazines, newspapers, and electronic media in Latin America. Since 2008, Allan Tépper’s articles have been published frequently –in English– in ProVideo Coalition magazine, and since 2014, he is is the director of CapicúaFM.com. His website is AllanTépper.com.

Review: iKlip A/V mount/grip/pre-preamp for smartphones & small cameras

Review: iKlip A/V mount/grip/pre-preamp for smartphones & small cameras

After my recent “first look”, here is the review of IK Multimedia’s iKlip A/V preamp/mount/grip for smartphones & small cameras. This article review includes an audio…

HP ZBook Studio G3: How to output standard framerates over HDMI

HP ZBook Studio G3: How to output standard framerates over HDMI

Despite deceitful rounding in camera menus from otherwise responsible manufacturers including Canon, JVC, Panasonic and Sony, rates like exact 30 or exact 60 fps haven’t been used since before…

PRODU.com debuts Speed Booster for GH4

PRODU.com debuts Speed Booster for GH4

I first became intrigued with the Speed Booster concept when I saw Norwegian filmmaker Andyax’s video from April 2015. Speed Booster is an optical funnel, miraculously making a small…

Auphonic audio recording app for Android & iOS: strong mixed emotions

Auphonic audio recording app for Android & iOS: strong mixed emotions

So far, I have reviewed at least two audio recording apps for iOS (RØDE Rec and ShurePlus MOTIV)… and USB Audio Recorder PRO for Android. All fortunately support digital…

Advantages to recording mono, even for a stereo show

Advantages to recording mono, even for a stereo show

As I have shown in many past articles, there are many mono (i.e. non-stereo) digital mics that can be connected directly to your smartphone or tablet digitally, thereby…

Facebook misrepresents & underestimates its own audio/video specs

Facebook misrepresents & underestimates its own audio/video specs

As I have covered previously, YouTube and Vimeo used to misrepresent its own published specs, and then later corrected them. Now, history is repeating itself with Facebook. Although Facebook fortunately…

Branded windscreen vs mic flag: let’s compare

Branded windscreen vs mic flag: let’s compare

Back in 2014, I published the article RT and DirectTV Sports go beyond conventional mic flags by using branded windscreens, together with all of the advantages I perceived. A while…

Multitrack audio for best control later, versus live mix

Multitrack audio for best control later, versus live mix

In field production or in the studio, ideally, we record every audio source on its own track for absolute control in post. For many years, I have been covering devices…

First look: iKlip A/V preamp/mount/grip for smartphones & small cameras

First look: iKlip A/V preamp/mount/grip for smartphones & small cameras

I have covered mounts and grips before (iOgrapher and The Padcaster). I have reviewed many audio preamps to connect balanced XLR microphones to smartphones from many manufacturers, including IK Multimedia…

Comparing wireless audio mixer’s specs: Behringer/Midas & Mackie

Comparing wireless audio mixer’s specs: Behringer/Midas & Mackie

Thanks to two colleagues, I have become aware of inexpensive wireless audio mixer offerings from Behringer/Midas & Mackie. Alex Lindsay told me about the former, and Melvin Rivera Vel…