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Review: ThunderBay IV 4-bay 12TB Thunderbolt system

Review: ThunderBay IV 4-bay 12TB Thunderbolt system

Now we can do RAID5 via software and save substantially.

By Allan Tépper | October 19, 2014

Back in June, I published my first look article on the ThunderBay IV 4-bay 12TB Thunderbolt system with the palindromic price —in this configuration— of US$979, which has since been lowered to US$959. OWC offers other configurations too, with smaller or larger capacity, and now even some with Thunderbolt 2. Ahead I review the various available configuration options (JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 0+1, RAID 4, RAID 5) and compare their performance versus redundancy, logistical benefits of each one, and more.

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PVC at AES 2014 - Exclusive Info About the DR-60D from Tascam

Review: ThunderBay IV 4-bay 12TB Thunderbolt system

Four channel audio recorder designed specifically for DSLR filmmakers

By Woody Woodhall | October 18, 2014

Improving location audio is one of the simplest ways to greatly enhance the overall quality of your productions. Exceptional digital audio recorders have dropped drastically in price in recent years, offering vastly improved field sound recordings. Tascam has been in the audio recording... Read More

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Kicking the Tires on the Adobe Premiere Pro CC 8.1 Update

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It's more than kicking the tires really since I've cut two jobs in it already

By Scott Simmons | October 20, 2014

It was announced at IBC and shipped at Adobe MAX (I wonder if this will become the norm?) and it’s another big update to Adobe Premiere Pro. We dissected the features when this update was announced but now that we’ve had the chance to work with it we can dig in a bit deeper. I’d have posted this sooner but I’ve been editing!Kicking 

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Small LEDs Create BIG Panels

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Phottix have new VLED lights available, small panels that can be combined vertically or horizontally to create larger LED banks

By Jose Antunes | October 20, 2014

The new series of Phottix LED lights are small, affordable LED lights for small crews – and here I mean freelancer videographers working on their own. Small LED lights are easy to transport, easy to work with and offer powerful controllable light for different projects, both in video and photography.

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Media Composer 101 - Lesson 2 - What’s New in Version 8.2

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What's New in version 8.2 of Media Composer Subscription

By Kevin P. McAuliffe | October 19, 2014

Much like with most applications, you wait for the major updates (version 4, 5, etc) for new features to add to your editing toolkit.  Well, with the new Subscription Model of Media Composer, the world best editing application now gets new features every few months.  Here's what's new in version 8.2.

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iPad Air 2 is semi-matte!/My MacBook Air is now matte too!

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The new iPad Air 2 is non-reflective and reduces glare by 56%! The "least reflective tablet on the market"...

By Allan Tépper | October 19, 2014

Frequent ProVideo Coalition readers know that I strongly prefer matte screens, whether its for media production or general use. In fact, I recently even sent my MacBook Air to have its display transplanted for a matte display. Now, I am ecstatic to see that Apple is finally offering a non-reflective screen on its latest iPad Air 2. I am only disappointed not to see it offered on the iPad Mini 3 or an any current iPhone. Details ahead.

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4K is Obsolete. 5K is Here, 8K Comes Tomorrow

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The launch of Apple's 27-inch 5K display is one more sign that the market never stops. 5K monitors are the next big thing.

By Jose Antunes | October 17, 2014

A selection of 4K Monitors at low prices was recently published here at PVC - 4K Monitors Under $850 - , but that seems to be old news now. Apple has just presented their new 5K monitor, and they’re not alone. Dell also has a new 5K monitor to show. These are some expensive gifts for the coming Christmas. But a new 8K DisplayPort standard was announced last September, making 8K monitors a viable option in a near future.

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Canon’s New Ultra Zoom for Sports and Nature

Review: ThunderBay IV 4-bay 12TB Thunderbolt system

A 75-1500mm focal range, 20x magnification, servo drive and 4K image quality are present in the new zoom lens for TV production.

By Jose Antunes | October 17, 2014

Canon bolsters its cine servo lens line-up with the new CN20x50 – a high performance, ultra-telephoto zoom lens for sport and nature TV production. Leveraging Canon’s long-standing and unparalleled expertise in lens design, the CN20x50 delivers superb image quality and exceptional creative control, and is the first lens of its type to combine a built-in 1.5x extender, class-leading 20x magnification and a removable servo drive, with a native 50-1000mm focal range that expands to a huge 75-1500mm.

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Adobe Creative Cloud News and Specials

Review: ThunderBay IV 4-bay 12TB Thunderbolt system

By videoguys.com | October 16, 2014

Videoguys.com Announces Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams Upgrade, 2-Year Rate Lock, and Special Multi-Seat Prices for 5 or more users

Now it is more affordable than ever to set-up your entire... Read More

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Behind the Workflow and Post-Production Process of Gone Girl

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An interview with Gone Girl post engineer Jeff Brue and assistant editor Tyler Nelson

By Jeremiah Karpowicz | October 15, 2014

David Fincher’s latest feature film, Gone Girl, was shot in 6K and reviewed in a full 4K pipeline. It’s the first feature film to be cut on Adobe Premiere and needed to employ an incredibly advanced technical workflow to handle all of the data and ensure there... Read More

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PVC at AES 2014 - The Amazing Nucleus Board from Solid State Logic

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An all-in-one solution for anyone who wants to record, track and mix

By Woody Woodhall | October 15, 2014

In a world filled with computers replacing the desk and shelf space of mixing consoles and recorders, there have been a number of solutions over the years to address the tactile connection to the audio that mixers and sound engineers require. Avid has rolled out a number of controllers over the... Read More

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Biscardi Creative Media combines experience, storytelling, and heart

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Full-service video production firm realizes efficiencies and plans for the future with Adobe Creative Cloud

By Meagan Keane | October 15, 2014

Walter Biscardi Jr. has worked with nearly every NLE during his long and successful career. He started editing in 1990 at CNN and was one of the network’s first Avid editors. In 1995, he moved to Foxwoods Resort Casino, designed a new production facility around Media 100, and then started... Read More

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Ask an Expert: How to Market Yourself, Applying a LUT and Using the Angle Editor in FCPX

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This month in the ProVideo Coalition Mailbag

By The ProVideo Coalition | October 14, 2014

In our October 2014 Mailbag, readers asked questions about editing clips from different angles, the best approach to LUTs, Premiere Pro logistics and plenty more. Art Adams, Bruce Johnson, Scott Simmons and Adam Wilt weighed in to answer most of the questions this month, and you can see what they all have to say below.

If you have any questions you’d like to see our writers answer in an upcoming mailbag or as a Roundtable article, email them to us at ask@provideocoalition.com or tweet us with the hashtag #askpvc to have your question answered by an expert.

 

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First Look: Hands-on with the GoPro HERO4 Black

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Actual Results and Dispelling Misconceptions for Aerial Videographers

By Jeff Foster | October 14, 2014

Since the announcement of the flagship camera in GoPro's new HERO4 lineup, I get to give the HERO4 Black a test with several devices and gimbals to see how it compares to the HERO3+ and share my initial results.

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Interactive Title Design in Final Cut Pro X

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This Week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | October 14, 2014

Did you know you can do interactive, realtime title design directly inside Final Cut Pro X?

This is the subject we tackle in this week's edition of MacBreak Studio. While Motion is the primary companion application for creating motion graphics for editors using Final Cut... Read More

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I Need You but Can’t Pay You: 4 Things to Remember When Asking for Free Work

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By Bobby Marko | October 14, 2014

We've all been there! The all too familiar passion projects, short films, documentaries, even feature films. And when we create these projects we know in order to pull them off, we have to invite others to get the vision, to hopefully be as passionate about the project as we are, all in... Read More

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PVC at AES 2014 - Exciting New Products from Lectrosonics

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Check out the details of the new L-series products

By Woody Woodhall | October 13, 2014

The Audio Engineering Society (AES) had their 137th International Convention this past week in Los Angeles and I had the opportunity to speak on-camera with a number of companies, discussing new products.

First up is a conversation with Karl Winkler, the Director of New Business for... Read More

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Why We Need Color Correction

Review: ThunderBay IV 4-bay 12TB Thunderbolt system

And why we need to convince our audience that they do too.

By Terence Curren | October 13, 2014

The tools of our trade have been commoditized. Everyone can perform the job of seasoned video and film professionals, right? If you answered no, do you think the average consumer can articulate the value you add over the newcomer? How do we continue to get compensated for our hard... Read More

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Helmut Kobler’s Earlier Reviews on PVC

Links to my earlier reviews on PVC's Exclusive Channel

By Helmut Kobler | October 13, 2014

Before starting my Los Angeles Cameraman channel, I contributed a number of reviews to our PVC Exclusive channel. Here are links to those now "classic" reviews...

 

  Areca ARC-8050T2 8-drive RAID with Thunderbolt 2

 

 

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The Best Real DSLRs for Video

Review: ThunderBay IV 4-bay 12TB Thunderbolt system

While many cameras have taken the shape of DSLRs, the truth is that only Canon, Nikon and Pentax have REAL DSLRs for video.

By Jose Antunes | October 13, 2014

When Canon launched the EOS 5D MK II with video, it created, without being aware of it, the trend of DSLRs being used for video. Since 2008, DSLRs without video are almost unheard of - except for the Nikon Df.  Create a list presenting some of the most popular models available seems a good idea now that we're closing in for Christmas time. Here it is!

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