Blackmagic Design Mini Converters
Blackmagic Design first announced its new family of mini converters at NAB 2008. Since then, they have been attracting some very positive comments in the industry, and for good reason. They really are excellent in quality, easy to use, and offer some unique features at a reasonable price.
ARRI Softbank D4 Light Kit
RELIABLE WATTAGE FOR YOUR BASIC PRODUCTION NEEDS When I needed a new light kit, I started to look at what was available in my price range. I have had many kits over the last 15 years, consisting of mostly
ROI: Abaltat Muse 2.0
Being in the video production business for about 20 years now, I'd say at least half of my colleagues are musicians of some
ROI: Image Line Maximus
Image Line, maker of the world famous software FL Studio, has built a reputation for itself by making software that just works.
ROI: CineBags CB-10 Cinematographer V2
At the end of 2008, I had a small budget for some additional cases for my gear. While doing research on different brands, I stumbled upon CineBags.
Walk into an electronics retailer to buy a $1,500+ LCD television and you'll soon learn about the benefits of 120Hz scanning. It minimizes the artifacts that can plague LCD panels when they display fast-moving video. Look for that same feature in a broadcast- or production-quality monitor, and you may be asked to spend $20,000 or more. Fortunately, that situation is beginning to change.
KRK RP5G2 Rokit Studio Monitor and KRK10s Subwoofer
For the past 20 years, KRK Systems has been manufacturing high quality monitors and subs for studios. With the new KRK10s powered subwoofer and RP5G2 Rokit powered studio monitors, KRK
REVIEW: Redrock microMatteBox
Unless you're specifically attempting a sun-flare effect in camera, chances are you want to do everything you can to avoid glare from the sun or any other lighting sources.
Quantum Leap SD2
Quantum Leap's Stormdrum2, or SD2, is a set of virtual instruments made from excellent quality sampled sounds that will benefit professional sound designers.
Focus Enhancements FS-5 DTE Recorder
In the time I've been writing for video magazines, I've had the opportunity to test just about every hard drive recording device ever released. Some were OK, some were