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Review: Samson Satellite microphone vs Q2U

Review: Samson Satellite microphone vs Q2U

Here is my review of the ≈US$100 Samson Satellite multi-pattern electret condenser iOS/iPadOS/USB microphone with ≈US$7 Aokeo attachable pop filter. This is also a comparison…

Tested: 15 lights, 8 cameras, 7 color meters

Tested: 15 lights, 8 cameras, 7 color meters

Every year Geoff Boyle, the founder of CML, pulls together one or more camera, lens, or lighting tests. Back in July 2019 he asked if I could help with the…

Stay Connected and Compensated with PVC

Stay Connected and Compensated with PVC

Here we are several weeks into the coronavirus pandemic and many cities and states have gone into some form of lockdown. From shelter in place to safer at home these…

Review: Ecamm Live, a multicam mixer/switcher for macOS featuring NDI from NewTek

Review: Ecamm Live, a multicam mixer/switcher for macOS featuring NDI from NewTek

This is my first review article on Ecamm Live, a multicam mixer app for macOS-powered computers for live streaming and/or local recording. Ecamm Live features NDI among other…

Restoration of Super-8 films and Virtual Production meet at GTC Digital

Restoration of Super-8 films and Virtual Production meet at GTC Digital

From Super-8 films and VHS restoration to digital humans and the future of virtual production there are more than 20 conferences related to Media & Entertainment to follow at…

Large Format Shootout // Mini LF, C500mkII, FX9, VENICE

Large Format Shootout // Mini LF, C500mkII, FX9, VENICE

Ever since I took ownership of my C500mkII I’ve been asked over and over how it stacks up against the Mini LF. I do have an opinion on that…

Review: Apogee Hype Mic with inboard analog compressor

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…

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

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

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…

Hiring and Being Hired as a Subcontractor

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…

NAB Show Express comes in April

NAB Show Express comes in April

  The National Association of Broadcasters confirms it is impossible to hold a rescheduled 2020 NAB Show this year and announces the NAB Show Express scheduled to start next April…

Formula 1 is the next motor racing sport broadcasting from inside a game

Formula 1 is the next motor racing sport broadcasting from inside a game

Users of Codemasters Formula 1 2019 racing simulation have asked for real broadcast graphics back in 2019, and now it all makes sense, as the Formula 1 drivers start their…

NASCAR: next races will be broadcast from inside an online racing game

NASCAR: next races will be broadcast from inside an online racing game

As COVID-19 puts a halt on all NASCAR races, many of the most popular drivers have agreed to move the races online, using an online racing simulation, iRacing. NASCAR…

NAB Coverage Plans From PVC

NAB Coverage Plans From PVC

NAB Canceled. Everyone stuck inside their homes. One-on-one meetings canceled. It is a helluva time to try to deliver the news to you. Yet, we have an idea…

Shane Hurlbut, ASC Makes Illumination Experience Workshop Free

Shane Hurlbut, ASC Makes Illumination Experience Workshop Free

COVID-19 has hit the industry hard is putting it mildly. Freelancers saw their full calendar of gigs disappear in a matter of days. For the most part, no work…

How do production and post professionals generate income in times of uncertainty?

How do production and post professionals generate income in times of uncertainty?

“Unprecedented” is the word that keeps coming up when describing what the disease designated as COVID-19, which stands for coronavirus disease 2019, is doing to people and…

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