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Review: Cleanfeed for remote HQ audio interview recordings: part 1

Review: Cleanfeed for remote HQ audio interview recordings: part 1

Cleanfeed is an online service that uses the Opus audio códec and the Chrome browser to allow for ISDN quality with one or multiple co-hosts and interviews. Cleanfeed…

Review: RØDE Broadcaster, the voice microphone that challenges conventional wisdom

Review: RØDE Broadcaster, the voice microphone that challenges conventional wisdom

The general consensus is that in order to reject background noise (especially with acoustically untreated rooms), it behooves you to use a dynamic microphone, not a condenser one. The R…

Review: RØDE improves VideoMic Pro+ with several new features

Review: RØDE improves VideoMic Pro+ with several new features

For many years, I have been reviewing several different types of microphones. However, this is the very first time I am focusing on the on-camera genre. One of the…

Sigma Cine Zoom Lens Review: 18-35mm and 50-100mm

Sigma Cine Zoom Lens Review: 18-35mm and 50-100mm

Is there a better subject for a shooter than their own three-month-old baby? During these early months of fatherhood, Sigma sent me their 18-35mm and 50-100mm…

Paragon Hard Disk Manager 16 makes it easier to protect your data

Paragon Hard Disk Manager 16 makes it easier to protect your data

Hard Disk Manager solutions are not always very user friendly, especially if you’re not tech savvy. Paragon seems to have created a solution that works for everyone, offering a…

Review: MixPre-3 audio recorder/mixer from Sound Devices

Review: MixPre-3 audio recorder/mixer from Sound Devices

As soon as Sound Devices announced the new MixPre-3 audio recorder/mixer, I requested it for review. Ahead I’ll tell you everything that I discovered to be so…

Taking the Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel For A Spin

Taking the Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel For A Spin

The Olympics motto is Citius, Atlius, Fortius, when translated from Latin the motto means Faster, Higher, Stronger. The motto does not imply the competition between athletes but the competition within…

Panasonic AG-UX180 Single Lens Camera Review

Panasonic AG-UX180 Single Lens Camera Review

There are four things the Panasonic AG-UX180 wants to be. This camera wants to be a broadcast camera, an upgradable option to 4K for those newsrooms who are currently…

Blackmagic 4K Video Assist Review

Blackmagic 4K Video Assist Review

I’ll make this quick. The Blackmagic 4K Video Assist is damn useful for URSA Mini shooters if only for one feature and one feature only, False Color. Yes…

REVIEW: Drone Pilot Ground School for FAA Certification

REVIEW: Drone Pilot Ground School for FAA Certification

It’s very simple: If you want to fly an unmmanned aircraft commercially in the United States (ie, to be paid for your services, rather than flying as a hobbyist…

Sony Z150 Camera Review

Sony Z150 Camera Review

Is the Sony Z150 one of the lowest priced professional 4K camcorders on the market? For a brand new single-lens 4K camera, it is actually not the lowest priced…

Panasonic AJ-PX230 Camera Review

Panasonic AJ-PX230 Camera Review

Panasonic continues to deliver what Broadcasters are looking for with the single-lens AJ-PX230 camera. Simple, easy to use by a layman/laywoman feels like the theme of the…

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera Review

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera Review

It’s small. It shoots raw. It’s the Blackmagic Micro Cinema. This is definitely one of the smallest cameras I’ve shot on to date except…

Bright Tangerine Matte Boxes – Misfit and Viv

Bright Tangerine Matte Boxes – Misfit and Viv

I have a love/hate relationship with most matte boxes. I love them when I need them. I hate them when they get in the way. How many of you…

Review – The Tangent Ripple affordable color grading control surface

Review – The Tangent Ripple affordable color grading control surface

Many years ago I wrote an article called Poor man’s color control surface. This was a time before Resolve was free, before Premiere had Lumetri, and the Color Board…