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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

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We’ve recently begun shipping Blackmagic’s new Pocket Cinema Camera at one of the lowest prices in Australia.

After making a splash with the Cinema Camera in the last couple of years, Blackmagic have done it again, taking the features that made the Cinema Camera so distinctive.

Dave Dugdale has a good review of it on his youtube channel here.

We’re really excited to see what the Pocket Cinema Camera might be capable of, and how it will influence the DSLR industry.

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Editing in 2013

by Oliver Peters

Undoubtedly this year will continue the trend of fractured market share for edit systems. If you tally up every system in general use, your professional choices include NLE systems from AdobeAppleAvidAutodeskBoris/Media 100DayangEditshare/Lightworks,Grass ValleySGOSony and Quantel. In most US markets, the split in market dominance boils down to an Adobe/Apple/Avid split. In many cases, the leader is still the now-defunct Final Cut Pro 7. Even Apple is stuck competing with itself. Continue reading

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SSDs vs. hard drives vs. hybrids: Which storage tech is right for you?

In times past, choosing the best PC storage option required merely selecting the highest-capacity hard drive one could afford. If only life were still so simple! The fairly recent rise of solid-state drives and hybrid drives (which mix standard hard drives with solid-state memory) have significantly altered the storage landscape, creating a cornucopia of confusing options for the everyday consumer.

Yes, selecting the best drive type for a particular need can be befuddling, but fear not: We’re here to help. Below, we explain the basic advantages and drawbacks for each of the most popular PC storage options available today. Tuck away this knowledge to make a fully informed decision the next time you’re shopping for additional drive space. Continue reading

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Light Reflection: 6 Reasons Videographers Love to Shoot in the Winter

Photographer shooting under cloudy skies using a Canon 5D Mark III

As Old Man Winter lowers his cold frosty mantle upon the earth, creating dark chilly nights and crisp wintry days, many video producers think of hanging up their gear until Spring returns. But from shots exploiting winter’s lovely light reflection to the striking colors of the magic hour, the dead of winter can be an enlightening time to shoot creative scenes of beauty, peace or desolation. Continue reading

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Behringer MS40 2-Way Monitors

The Behringer MS40 Monitor Speakers are a set of two active studio monitors, designed for use primarily in computer studios and audio or multimedia workstations.

Behringer MS40 Monitor Speakers can be connected to your computer sound card, a music system such as an MP3 player, or musical instruments such as keyboards, and they will produce the same high quality sound from each.

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5 Poor Excuses for Bad Video

The classic “my dog ate my homework” excuse that people joke about as a cop-out for carelessness is easy to poke fun at, but the underlying lesson from that line is that many excuses are just that: coverups for not being prepared, not being alert or not being savvy enough to know what you’re getting into. Continue reading