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Review: Rode NTG-3 short shotgun microphone and Blimp windshield

The Rode NTG-3 microphone, shown here in the Rode Blimp mount sans windscreen, delivers great performance at a moderate price. Users of short shotgun microphones can be sorted into…

Film vs. RED

A bad day at AH Films (humor…

RED ONE audio performance evaluated

Audio-equipment manufacturer Sound Devices has posted a detailed evaluation of the RED ONE camera’s audio performance. Working with camera 529, build 15, v2.2.5, the company…

elsewhere- VFX for Flight of  the Conchords

elsewhere- VFX for Flight of the Conchords

Michele Yamazaki of software reseller Toolfarm interviews Brandon Parvini and David Torno about their work on a music video for the band Flight of the Conchords, New Zealand’s…

elsewhere- Finishing a feature with Colorista and Magic Bullet

John Flowers provides a detailed look at the process he used color correct the film Wasting Away, a zombie comedy by Sean and Matthew Kohen, in this post to his…

Mariner updates screenwriting software

Mariner updates screenwriting software

Press Release Minneapolis, MN- May 13, 2008- Mariner Software today released Montage 1.5, the only Mac-only screenwriting software developed exclusively for Mac OS X and Leopard. Touted as…

Apple posts FCP dropped frames “causes and solutions” document

The web page discusses various causes of dropped frames during capture and output. Starting out with very basic information (“the hard disk cannot keep up with the video data…

Panavision posts “Demystifying Digital Camera Specifications” videos

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “DEMYSTIFYING DIGITAL CAMERA SPECIFICATIONS,” SEVEN-PART VIDEO SERIES ILLUMINATING DIGITAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGY, DEBUTS ON PANAVISION WEBSITE Panavision’s John Galt and Canon’s…

Avid Intros Next-Gen RAID Solutions

TEWKSBURY, Mass., May 5, 2008 – Avid Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: AVID) today announced the next-generation of its high-performance storage disk arrays – Avid VideoRAID ST and Avid VideoRAID…

A mod too far

A mod too far

America is a nation of tinkerers. Alas, not everything emerging from our garages achieves the Shelby AC Cobra’s sublime balance of beauty and overkill. For example, THE DOCKET…