Monitoring challenges when using multiple digital USB mics simultaneously

Monitoring challenges when using multiple digital USB mics simultaneously

Digital USB microphones have improved in quality and multiplied in availability on the market. This can simplify systems and often reduce overall cost. Thanks to several ingenious software developers —including…

NiSi Natural Light filter, a light pollution reducer

NiSi Natural Light filter, a light pollution reducer

Astronomers and astrophotographers use of filters that can reduce light pollution is normal, but now we’ve different brands offering identical solutions for photographers discovering the stars. NiSi is one…

The 2018 Compact Cinema Camera Shootout

The 2018 Compact Cinema Camera Shootout

There are a few things you should know about the “shootout” video that I’ve just completed, especially in light of opinions and feedback that experts right here on…

ART OF THE CUT: Editing the ACE nominated Molly’s Game

ART OF THE CUT: Editing the ACE nominated Molly’s Game

Aaron Sorkin has long been known for great writing and smart TV drama. On Molly’s Game, he steps into the role of writer/director and collaborated on the project…

Meet Me at Arri Burbank on January 19th

Meet Me at Arri Burbank on January 19th

If you’ve got some time to spare on January 19th, and you’re near Burbank, stop by and see me at the Arri Burbank Training Space. My…

RenderGarden accelerates After Effects renders

RenderGarden accelerates After Effects renders

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: After Effects renders are slow. Complex shots progress sluggishly, so you open up Activity Monitor or Task Manager (ya nerd…

Review: RØDE NT1 studio microphone, shockmount and pop filter

Review: RØDE NT1 studio microphone, shockmount and pop filter

Here is my review of the black-colored, high-end RØDE NT1 analog electret condenser studio microphone, together with its matching shockmount and pop filter, not to be confused…

Looking back on 2017, ahead to 2018 – PVC Roundtable Discussion

Looking back on 2017, ahead to 2018 – PVC Roundtable Discussion

Scott Simmons The Editblog When I got to looking back over 2017 I’m stuck by the fact that I’m not really struck by anything particularly ground…

In Depth – Soundly 2 for Windows and OS X

In Depth – Soundly 2 for Windows and OS X

Depending on the type of audio work you do, sound effects play a huge roll in the process.  If you’re an offline editor, or sound designer, sound effects are…

The 2018 guide to SSD and HDD portable drives

The 2018 guide to SSD and HDD portable drives

Portable solutions, many shock-resistant, announced in Las Vegas this year suggest the need to access or save data on the go is growing. We pick some of the SSD…

Filmmaker Friday featuring Filmmaker Joseph Adams

Filmmaker Friday featuring Filmmaker Joseph Adams

With hundreds of careers and opportunities, the filmmaking industry can be a unique experience for a filmmaker. Filmtools decided to take a deeper look into the world of a filmmaker…

First Look – Rampant Style Kits

First Look – Rampant Style Kits

We’re all about value for our dollar(s) these days.  Whether it’s in the the plug-ins we buy, the storage arrays we need or, for the purposes…

Awesome Hue Sampling in Final Cut Pro X

Awesome Hue Sampling in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training the differences between color sampling with color masks and hue curves in Final Cut Pro X. The 10…

Review: Descript transcription-text-audio-caption/subtitle editor

Review: Descript transcription-text-audio-caption/subtitle editor

Although I have seen scattered pieces of the tools contained in Descript elsewhere (some of which I have reviewed before), Descript is the very first time I have seen an…

Panasonic LUMIX GH5S: one camera, a thousand opinions

Panasonic LUMIX GH5S: one camera, a thousand opinions

Whichever way you look at it, the LUMIX GH5S is a miracle. While it may not be as good as some want to believe, it’s fantastic what Panasonic got…

Review: Cleanfeed for remote HQ audio interview recordings: part 1

Review: Cleanfeed for remote HQ audio interview recordings: part 1

Cleanfeed is an online service that uses the Opus audio códec and the Chrome browser to allow for ISDN quality with one or multiple co-hosts and interviews. Cleanfeed…

Let’s Edit with MC – Keying Part 3 – BCC Primatte Studio Basics

Let’s Edit with MC – Keying Part 3 – BCC Primatte Studio Basics

In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about taking your Chroma Keying workflows to the next level, by using Boris Continuum Complete’s Primatte Studio. New to version BCC…

ART OF THE CUT: editing Grand Tour and Top Gear with Dan James

ART OF THE CUT: editing Grand Tour and Top Gear with Dan James

One of the most popular shows on the planet was the BBC’s Top Gear. When that show left the BBC, it was essentially picked up by Amazon Prime…

Panasonic GH5S camcorder/camera proves that less (pixels) is more

Panasonic GH5S camcorder/camera proves that less (pixels) is more

At CES 2018, Panasonic just announced the new GH5S to accompany the original GH5 camcorder/camera. In a way, the new Panasonic GH5S is like light beer, but instead of…

Review: Panasonic AU-EVA1 4K Cine Camera, part 3

Review: Panasonic AU-EVA1 4K Cine Camera, part 3

This is part 3 of a three-part review; there’s more in part 1 and part  2 [Updated 8 Jan 2018 with image of Xyla at ISO 2500…

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