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.

Why should I care if my monitor shows ITU Rec.709?

Why should I care if my monitor shows ITU Rec.709?

At a recent seminar I gave in Miami about HD image grading together with Rubén Abruña, one of the the attendees asked a good question which…

DreamColor from HP: an ideal tool for critical image evaluation

DreamColor from HP: an ideal tool for critical image evaluation

After several months of waiting, I finally received a DreamColor evaluation unit from HP. Back in May of 2009, I had included the DreamColor in an article called How to…

Sanyo’s VPC-HD2000A boldly goes where no consumer camcorder has ever gone before: 1080/59.94p

Sanyo’s VPC-HD2000A boldly goes where no consumer camcorder has ever gone before: 1080/59.94p

At the dawn of affordable professional HD video camcorders, JVC first offered recording only to 720p, Sony first offered only 1080i recording, and Panasonic offered recording to either of the…

Sony launches NXCAM tapeless camera family

Sony launches NXCAM tapeless camera family

For the past few days, I’ve been evaluating a prototype of Sony’s first NXCAM camera family member. This first NXCAM model has a striking resemblance to…

Connect your pro XLR microphone to your iPhone

Connect your pro XLR microphone to your iPhone

Starting with software version 3.0 of the iPhone, Apple includes an audio recorder application called VoiceMemo. Many people who have used it have been quite impressed with the quality…

Beware the attack of the anachronisms!

Beware the attack of the anachronisms!

Hospital central is an acclaimed Spanish series that is kind of like ER on steroids. Later in this article, you’ll see what Hospital central has to do with…

Kodak’s Zi8: a first look at a sub-US$180 HD camera which may leave you speechless

Kodak’s Zi8: a first look at a sub-US$180 HD camera which may leave you speechless

Ever since I first saw Kodak’s announcement about the new Zi8 HD camera, I was intrigued. Yes, this camera costs less than US$180. I mentioned it to…

Audio options for hybrid cameras: a study by P3Pictures

Audio options for hybrid cameras: a study by P3Pictures

Jon Fairhurst of P3Pictures has done quite a study on audio options for hybrid cameras. Although P3Pictures uses a Canon 5D Mark II for its testing, at least some of…

Apple & Sanyo embrace new homophonic video format: iFrame

Apple & Sanyo embrace new homophonic video format: iFrame

Venn diagram which compares and contrasts heterographs, homophones, homographs, and synonyms. Diagram by Will Heltsley, used by permission under GNU Free Documentation License.   On October 13, 2009, Apple posted…

Webinar: How to make a single web video file compatible with both Flash and iPhone

If you have been frustrated, trying to find a way to have your cake and eat it too… In other words, you want to create a single pristine video…