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The Biggest Product Announcements at NAB 2017

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Every year the National Association of Broadcast (NAB) holds their conference in Las Vegas, netting over one hundred thousand attendees, and those lucky enough to attend, get an exclusive look into the upcoming gear and tech within the video market for the next year and beyond. In layman’s terms, this is where the newest gear […]

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RED Weapon Helium 8K S35 Hands-on or: DSMC2 and You

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To be perfectly honest, this article started purely as an excuse for me to play with a carbon fiber 8K RED Weapon. I figured I’d take it out for a weekend, shoot some footage, melt my computer trying to edit it, write a hands-on review, and be done with it. Gradually, though, I realized that […]

Color Bit Depth Explained

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What is Color Depth and Why Is It Important for Video?

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One of the most common questions I get from video customers is, “What do 10-bit 4:2:2 and 8-bit 4:2:0 actually mean?” The explanation can get pretty technical, so it’s easy to default to the opinion that higher numbers equal better footage. That’s true in a sense, but following that logic leads to another common question: […]

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How to Use Interview Transcripts as an Editing Tool

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I was introduced to the benefits of interview transcription a surprisingly long time after I’d started learning about documentary filmmaking. Tired of introductory-level film classes and spending hours discussing editing theory between screenings of Koyaanisqatsi, I decided to take a Journalism 101 course in the hope of gaining some actual, practical knowledge. The first thing […]

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