Western Digital My Book VelociRaptor Duo Review

Western Digital is on the forefront of of the Thuderbolt revolution and the new My Book VelociRaptor Duo is prime to fill a gap in the personal storage arena where speed is essential, but comes at a pretty hefty price.  Jump on in for the scoop.

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Zoom H4n Firmware Update Gives XLR Inputs Independent Audio Levels

Zoom has just announced a firmware update to its H4n Handy Recorder that enables independent level controls for its XLR inputs.  With the new firmware, you can capture your boom and lav mics at different levels and then the stereo WAV file can be split into two mono files in post production.

You can download the firmware version 1.70 update from Zoom’s website.

HDSLR Audio: Shotgun Mic Shootout

When I started taking a seriously look at working more with video, the last thing on my mind was audio.  I learned quickly that capturing quality audio is critical to a good video segment.

I certainly have a long way to go in figuring out a solid audio work flow, but at least I’m starting to figure a thing or two out.  Hopefully, my experiences and thoughts on different types of equipment and capture work flows will help those who are as clueless as I was last year. [Read more…]

Zacuto Announces Z-Finder EVF

Zacuto has announced an EVF for use with HDSLRs via the HDMI port.  This product looks to be very similar to Redrock Micro’s microEVF from a couple of days ago.

The product is currently in the prototype stages, but it will feature a 800×480 resolution screen magnified by a traditional Z-Finder and powered by a Canon LP-E6 battery for half-day power.  The estimated price is currently $775, which is nearly $200 more than the similarly spec’d Redrock Micro microEVF.  The Z-Finder EVF should be available in February/March 2011.

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