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NewTek commits to adding internal waveform monitor to TriCaster 40

NewTek commits to adding internal waveform monitor to TriCaster 40

Sometime in 2013, even the entry model TriCaster 40 will have an inboard waveform monitor to facilitate camera matching.

By Allan Tépper | April 19, 2013

After expressing my profound constructive criticism about the lack of an internal waveform monitor in the TriCaster 40 (both publicly (in ProVideo Coalition magazine and privately) in 2012, I am now delighted to report that I have just received written confirmation of NewTek’s... Read More

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NAB 2013: X-Keys

They're just a bunch of buttons but boy do they look handy.

By Scott Simmons | April 18, 2013

I know I probably shouldn’t get excited by something as simple as a bunch of buttons but I have to say that one of my favorite things that I saw at the 2013 NAB show were the X-keys Sticks from P.I. Engineering. These things are just a strip of 4, 8, or 16 buttons that I envisioned as an extra set of function keys. I know it seems silly but boy did I immediately see a big use for something like that. I’ve tried so many different input devices over the years but nothing seems quite a nice as buttons.

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How to make the Lumix GH3 camera deliver proper, recordable 1080p over HDMI

How to make the Lumix GH3 camera deliver proper, recordable 1080p over HDMI

With the firmware update + menu settings, you should be able to get the native 1080p framerate over HDMI.

By Allan Tépper | April 17, 2013

Many initial users of the Panasonic Lumix GH3 camera who tried to record its 1080p signal externally have been disappointed to see that it wouldn’t work. That’s because as shipped from the factory, the GH3 does not output its native framerate over HDMI. For example, in 1080/25p... Read More

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NAB 2013: Átomos expands Connect converter line with CONNECT-AC; lowers prices

NAB 2013: Átomos expands Connect converter line with CONNECT-AC; lowers prices

Lower prices on the original H2S and S2H converters + new AC-only models.

By Allan Tépper | April 17, 2013

Back in October 2012, I published a review of the Connect H2S (HDMI>SDI converter) from Átomos (link ahead), which includes onboard pulldown removal and a test pattern generator. The original H2S and S2H include a battery, charger, and external AC power supply. Now at NAB... Read More

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NAB 2013: The TitaniumZ-5 from Small Tree

Need portable network storage for up to 6 editors?

By Scott Simmons | April 17, 2013

Not everyone in post-production has the need for shared storage and probably even less of those need portable shared storage but if you’re one of those that do look no further than the TitaniumZ–5 from Small Tree. It’s got some impressive specs and an eye-catching, yet useful form factor. It looks like it would be the perfect fit for certain editing situations.

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Telestream amends key response for recent WireCast article

Telestream amends key response for recent WireCast article

Telestream’s amended response means that currently, the software waveform monitor is unavailable with any WireCast HD-SDI input.

By Allan Tépper | April 16, 2013

On April 1st, 2013, I published an article called How to pick your ideal HDMI or HD-SDI interface for WireCast (Pro). The article was based upon facts received after several sessions of detailed emails exchanged with the covered manufacturers (Blackmagic, Matrox, and Telestream).... Read More

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Mark, Replace, Slip

On this week's MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | April 16, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us a cool trick for performing a particular kind of replace edit in Final Cut Pro X.

Replace edits are quite powerful tools for swapping out one clip in a project for another or adjusting (slipping) an... Read More

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NAB 2013: The ProMAX ONE and ProMAX ONE+ powerhouse PCs

They're not MacPros though the look like one and are probably much faster

By Scott Simmons | April 16, 2013

One thing I noticed when walking the South Hall of the 2013 NAB show was there are quite a new more PCs in the various booths running various software demos. There were also quite a new vendors offering fast, customizable PC workstations. One of those vendors is ProMAX and their very MacPro looking machines are called the ProMAX ONE and One+. I loved the description of the machine from the ProMAX rep I talked to: It’s like a “higher end MacPro … it doesn’t run OSX.”

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NAB 2013: Matrox shows standalone streamer/recorder appliance

NAB 2013: Matrox shows standalone streamer/recorder appliance

Monarch HD is Matrox’s first standalone streamer/recorder appliance.

By Allan Tépper | April 13, 2013

Aimed to connect to existing video mixers (“switchers”) which don’t already have streaming capabilities (or to connect to a single camera), at NAB 2013 Matrox announced and showed a standalone streamer/recorder appliance. When I say standalone, I mean that in normal... Read More

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NAB 2013: Red Giant’s BulletProof and Digital Rebellion

A data wrangling tool and a new online review, approval and "Kollaboration" system

By Scott Simmons | April 11, 2013

While roaming the NAB 2013 show floor with the FreshDV guys we stopped by the Red Giant Software booth to get an up-close look at the new data wrangling tool BulletProof. And the it was waaaay down to the back of the South Hall to visit Digital Rebellion and see their new online collaboration review and approval tool Kollaborate.tv.

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NAB 2013: DJI Phantom Quadcopter

Fun *and* useful.

By Bruce A Johnson | April 10, 2013

There were more radio-controlled helicopters at NAB 2013 than at a hobby tradeshow.  The DJI Phantom was among the least expensive and the most accessible.

 

 

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NAB 2013: Blackmagic Design Part 2 - 4K Switchers and Resolve Color Correction

There's more to production than just cameras...

By Bruce A Johnson | April 10, 2013

Pat 2 of the Blackmagic booth tour shows off 4K live production capability and the improvements made to the DaVinci Resolve color correction tools.

 

 

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NAB 2013: Blackmagic Design Part 1 - Cameras

Yeah, they have a couple...

By Bruce A Johnson | April 10, 2013

You might have heard some gossip about Blackmagic Designs new cameras.  Here are the details.

 

 

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NAB 2013: Tascam DR-60D DSLR Audio Recorder

Much better than recording on the camera...

By Bruce A Johnson | April 09, 2013

Most DSLRs have dismal audio sections.  Tascam has a cost-effective solution to this issue.

 

 

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NAB 2013: Sound Devices

Some clever new enhancements for NAB 2013

By Bruce A Johnson | April 09, 2013

Sound Devices President Matt Anderson shows off two clever additions to the product line.

 

 

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NAB 2013: Hoodman Part 2 - Custom Finder Kit

Another glare fighter!

By Bruce A Johnson | April 09, 2013

Yet another clever way to cut the glare, this time for your DSLR.

 

 

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NAB 2013: Hoodman Part 1 - BMCC Hood

Cut the glare!

By Bruce A Johnson | April 09, 2013

The big screen on the back of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera is a glare magnet.  Control it with this product from Hoodman.

 

 

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NAB 2013: Mole-Richardson Part 2: LED Bars

A lot of light in a small space.

By Bruce A Johnson | April 09, 2013

Finally, both compact brightness and easy remote control in one light fixture. See if you can spot Ron Burgundy in this video.

 

 

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NAB 2013: Mole-Richardson Part 1: LED Retrofits

Retrofits for Baby Lights

By Bruce A Johnson | April 09, 2013

Love your old Baby Lights?  Refurbish them for many more years of service as LED Fresnels.

 

 

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Copying Keyframes in Motion

This week on MacBreak Studio

By Mark Spencer | April 09, 2013

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training several different ways that you can transfer keyframes created on one object onto another.

It's easy to animate layers in Motion using keyframes, and to then adjust the animation by working in the... Read More

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