Review: Apogee Hype Mic with inboard analog compressor


Here is my review of the US$349 Apogee Hype Mic, the first microphone I have ever tested with an inboard compressor. Some readers will recall that in the past, I tested a microphone with an undisclosed hardware limiter, but not a compressor. In the case of the Hype Mic from Apogee, the inboard compressor is […]

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The New Blackmagic Design 12G 7-Inch Video Assist 4K Review

12G Video Assist

The original Blackmagic Design 7-inch Video Assist 4K is one of my all-time favorite monitors/recorders. The main reason I like it so much? The Video Assist 4K can record from either an SDI or HDMI source to ProRes HQ in 10bit color. The only down-side of the original design was the screen brightness; it was […]

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Zhiyun CRANE 3S: a modular gimbal for small DSLRs and large cinema cameras


Whether you use a Canon EOS 1DX or a Sony FS and FX series, the Zhiyun CRANE 3S has you covered: it’s a modular gimbal ready, says the company, for any challenge. Debuted online this March, in a live presentation streamed through Zhiyun’s official Youtube  channel, the Zhiyun CRANE 3S is the company’s latest gimbal […]

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Voices From Sundance: “See You Next Time” Editor Crystal Kayiza

Art of the Cut Bonus episode Voices from Sundance Podcast with Aggie editor Gil Seltzer

Welcome to a special podcast series from Steve Hullfish and ProVideo Coalition! For the next few weeks, in addition to the regular Tuesday episodes of the Art of the Cut, we will be releasing Steves conversations with the editors of the top films at Sundance Film Festival 2020. For our ninth bonus Sundance episode, Steve […]

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Adjusting to Work Life at Home

Work From Home Splashscreen

We’ve seen a monumental change in the industry in the last 30 days.  One that none of us ever saw coming We saw the build up of the tidal wave with the cancelling of major industry events like NAB 2020 to the closing of movie theatres and the push back (and even quick releasing to […]

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Hiring and Being Hired as a Subcontractor


As someone who’s been on both sides of that table, I’ve been able to glean quite a bit of experience as to the pros and cons of each and determining a fair and competitive rate for each. What I’d like to do in this article is to give you tips on how to go about […]

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