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San Francisco SuperMeet 2013:  ATOMOS Ninja-2

San Francisco SuperMeet 2013: ATOMOS Ninja-2

    I recently attended the San Francisco SuperMeet 2013, and I'm certainly glad I did.  Beyond the great location, great people, great seminars, there was an…

Get a Little Closer With the Redrock Micro 72mm Macro Lens

Get a Little Closer With the Redrock Micro 72mm Macro Lens

Redrock Micro Lens..? Last month, I had an opportunity to get my hands on another great product from Redrock Micro.  When I think of Redrock, I think of camera…

Product Review: DJI Phantom Quadcopter for GoPro

Product Review: DJI Phantom Quadcopter for GoPro

Everyone is looking for that elusive aerial cam that's both affordable and easy to operate for the average videographer. I'm setting out to see if the…

JVC answers questions about GY-HM650 news camera with WiFi + FTP

JVC answers questions about GY-HM650 news camera with WiFi + FTP

Back in April 2012, I published the article For broadcast news, “Starbucks is the new microwave!” which was a recurring theme at NAB 2012. In that article, I…

Sony KDL–40BX420E: a low cost monitor for 1080p video editing at worldwide framerates

Sony KDL–40BX420E: a low cost monitor for 1080p video editing at worldwide framerates

When Miami-based PRODU.com set out to choose the key components for a new video editing system, they already knew that they’d be purchasing a 2012 iMac…

FCP X and Alpha Channels

FCP X and Alpha Channels

On this week's MacBreak Studio, which happens to be our 200th episode, I talk with Steve Martin from Ripple Training about how to change the default way that…

Smoke 2013: Act Now and Get 20% Off Through 1/25/2013

Tuesday, we had the privilege of attending a demo of Smoke 2013 at the Autodesk offices in San Francisco. There, we were treated to a “meet and greet&#8221…

Videoguys’ 2013 Update on Thunderbolt

Videoguys’ 2013 Update on Thunderbolt

Thunderbolt was the new, high-speed, dual-protocol I/O technology designed by Intel and introduced by Apple a couple of years ago that was supposed to set the world…

Keyboard-driven Color Correction in Final Cut Pro X

Keyboard-driven Color Correction in Final Cut Pro X

On this week's MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows me how you can customize the keyboard in Final Cut Pro X to set up keyboard commands…

Low Light Levels and Wide-Open Lenses: the 80s/90s Look

Low Light Levels and Wide-Open Lenses: the 80s/90s Look

There's something amazing about shooting low light images with a wide open lens. Now that the average camera is rated at 800 or faster, we can take advantage…

Moving Motion Paths in Motion and Final Cut Pro X

Moving Motion Paths in Motion and Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how you can create and reposition animation paths in both Motion and Final Cut Pro X…

Vimeo quietly embraces 48 kHz audio; documents non-integer framerates

Vimeo quietly embraces 48 kHz audio; documents non-integer framerates

Since I published the article 11 things I love about Vimeo Pro (Pro Video Coalition, November 2012), I have had at least two pending articles about Vimeo’s general…

Livestream shows its Broadcaster LTE for Verizon

Livestream shows its Broadcaster LTE for Verizon

At CES 2013, Livestream has shown its new Broadcaster LTE for Verizon, to facilitate sending the live audio/video output of a camera’s or video mixer. Unlike the…

Editing on The Go with Final Cut Pro X

Editing on The Go with Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how to make sure we've got everything together when moving events in Final Cut Pro X…

Looking ahead to 2013 in post-production

Looking ahead to 2013 in post-production

The year known as 2012 is history and 2013 looms large on the horizon. It was an interesting past year in post-production with many of our tools seeing moderate…