Born in Connecticut, United States, Allan Tépper is an award-winning broadcaster & podcaster, 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. See his radio activity at radio.AllanTepper.com and his books at books.AllanTepper.com.

Canon EOS RP full-frame camcorder US$999 Rich Port observations

Canon EOS RP full-frame camcorder US$999 Rich Port observations

The unusual name of the Canon EOS RP mirrorless hybrid camera reminds me of the English translation of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico: Rich Port. (The model is indeed EOS…

Plugable releases 512GB version of its Thunderbolt 3 NVMe

Plugable releases 512GB version of its Thunderbolt 3 NVMe

Back in November 2019, I reviewed and published speed tests of Plugable’s Thunderbolt 3 NVMe SSD (link ahead). Now Plugable is offering a new, lower-capacity 512GB at a…

Samson launches Q9U dynamic hybrid studio microphone at CES

Samson launches Q9U dynamic hybrid studio microphone at CES

At CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, Samson has just unveiled its new Q9U, a dynamic hybrid microphone for studio use. After Samson’s own Q2U and Audio…

Five Android advantages in 2020 (over iPhone/iOS)

Five Android advantages in 2020 (over iPhone/iOS)

Although I am the first to admit that there are about 3 advanced video production apps that are still exclusive for iOS, this article is about 5 Android advantages compared…

First look: Saramonic SmartRig+ audio interfaces for USB-C or Lightning

First look: Saramonic SmartRig+ audio interfaces for USB-C or Lightning

I just received review samples of the Saramonic SmartRig+ portable audio interfaces, which handle two channels, either XLR balanced or TRS unbalanced. Yes, they offer optional phantom power for the…

First look: AKG Lyra microphone, USB-C/vintage/multi-pattern/multiplatform

First look: AKG Lyra microphone, USB-C/vintage/multi-pattern/multiplatform

I just received the AKG Lyra to review it. This unusual microphone has a striking, vintage-looking yet state-of-the-art look. Unlike many inexpensive replicas of the Elvis…

Blackmagic ATEM Mini video mixer with SHY 1080p cameras

Blackmagic ATEM Mini video mixer with SHY 1080p cameras

The US$295 1080p Blackmagic ATEM Mini video mixer (“switcher”) is amazing for the price, especially with its 10-bit 4:2:2 processing, DVE and linear keyers (luma or…

Why NewTek castrated the TriCaster Mini’s software (2019)

Why NewTek castrated the TriCaster Mini’s software (2019)

In November 2019, I applauded NewTek for streamlining the hardware in the new TriCaster Mini (2019), in an act similar to when Apple was the first computer manufacturer to dare…

Apple Pro Display XDR: compatible Macs with non-integer framerates

Apple Pro Display XDR: compatible Macs with non-integer framerates

I have previously covered Apple’s announcement of its new Pro Display XDR, with both integer and non-integer television rate support. I have also covered the new MacBook Pro…

RØDE NTG5 short shotgun mic: 5 ways it dethrones the MKH-416

RØDE NTG5 short shotgun mic: 5 ways it dethrones the MKH-416

Since before the NTG5’s review sample arrived from Australia, I was already thinking about different ways to measure and test it, both by itself and against the industry standard…

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