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DPA d:fine Headset Microphones – NAB 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:28 — 324.7MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS I am always looking for a good microphone to create content with. Recently I ditched the big microphone for most of my video content with a headset mic. I might just be switching again as I checked out the DPA Microphones d:fine series. The d:fine headsets have one big advantage over some of the others on the market – the earpiece isn’t a solid piece of metal. In fact, the DPA d:fine has an interesting curly-q design (I was calling a pig tail). The flexible...

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One Man Crew Camera Slider with Tablet Control – NAB 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:18 — 179.0MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS When I set up my home studio I tried to find ways to make my cameras work better for me. I thought a slider would be a fun addition – at the time there were no tablets and anything remote controlled would cost an arm and a leg. When I saw Redrock Micro’s One Man Crew, I knew I found something I could use at a decent price. Keep in mind the slider is still $1,495. If you can afford one it will add movement...

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Streambox Video Streaming Service with Google Glass App: NAB 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:14 — 357.9MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS I checked out Streambox, an alternate live stream service for those looking to stream an event. They have services for everyone from the podcaster to those expecting thousands of views. For simple streaming, Streambox has the iOS and Android app that can turn a phone or iPad into its own camera. Of course you can always use a computer and streaming software to send video to the masses. An embed code will allow you to post on your website or other locations. Streambox also has...

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Sony HandyCam HXR-NX30u Production Camera – NAB 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:43 — 287.0MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS I use the pro-sumer version of the Sony Handycam HXRNX30u in getting interviews for Geekazine. When I heard there was a broadcast level version, I was intrigued. Adding sound options and more made this the next camera on my list. The Sony Handcam HXR series came out in 2011. Their current version – the HXR-NX30u – brings high definition in a small footprint. Add the Optical SteadyShot image stabilization technology and you can be holding this in your hand and still get a pretty stable shot....

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Adi’s Weekly Gaming Pick – System Requirements Lab

  After a long time away from the tech world I am back. I took a break so I could clear my head. So for my first article that I wanted to write, I wanted introduce a new thing that I am doing here and that is my weekly gaming pick. This is something in gaming that’s really cool that I recommend checking out. For the first edition, my gaming pick is the System Requirements Lab’s Can You Run It.  This is essentially a website where you can find out if your Windows PC will be able to run the...

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Omnirax AV and Broadcast Office Furniture – NAB 2014

Podcast (quickcast): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:19 — 116.0MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS For some podcasters, working from the living room table works for them. Others want to have an actual room and desk to sit at to run their shows. When I saw Omnirax office furniture I knew this would be perfect for that person who wants more. Omnirax is based out of California but reaches all over the US. They have placed together solutions for radio, studio, conference halls, classrooms, and more. Best part is their solutions can start as little as $500. Get Omnirax...

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Digital Jukebox Button Broadcaster for Organizing Audio – NAB 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:31 — 102.3MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Radio programs use cart software to keep audio files organized. A software solution allows for more than just what a cart can hold and everything at a person’s fingertips. Even with podcasting some people use cart software to organize and keep clips at hand. Digital Jukebox is cart software that does a lot more. I got to talk with Joe over how Button Broadcaster works. Basically, the software allows you to put audio files in a 49 square area. You can organize those from intro music...

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Zoom H6 Handy High Resolution Audio Recording Device – NAB 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:38 — 81.2MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS I got to see some great recording devices for getting that interview or keynote recorded. One in particular – the Zoom H6 Handy Recorder – is a multi-function recorder that I could use to mic a 6 person interview, a room for an event, a 2-3 person band, and more. The H6 is designed for everyone – musicians to journalists – videographers to sound professionals that don’t want to carry the whole studio with them. The H6 has multiple attachments along with the 4 XLR/TRS...

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Sony a7s Mirrorless DSLR with 35mm sensor for Low Light 4K – NAB 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:54 — 121.8MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Sony showed off their new Alpha 7s (A7s) DSLR camera at NAB. This camera contains a 35mm sensor in it allowing for a lower resolution and pixels that can capture better even in low light situations. The camera is mirrorless. The a7scan adapt to become a full cinematic movie camera. What else do you need? The s stands for sensitivity. It supports an ISO range of 50 to 409,600. A down-scaled 4k (2,840×2,160) is achieved through this 12.2 megapixel sensor. You won’t be able to...

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LiveU Streaming Packs LU400, LU500, Smart Grip Stick – NAB 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:58 — 144.2MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Video streaming is a great way to get a show out to the public right now. LiveU has been giving us ways to stream video to a streaming service or back to the station for live coverage. Using packs that have multiple wireless endpoints working in tandem, if one carrier cannot send the signal another one can help out. I talked with Avi Cohen, COO of LiveU about the newest versions of streaming devices. Avi showed us the LU500, a smaller backpack solution that has 6-8...

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HP Z27x DreamColor Monitor for 4K Video – NAB 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:43 — 171.1MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS Movies such as Frozen, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, and upcoming Shrek – the Final Chapter all have either used or will be using this technology to make the color pop and the movies shine. All because of a computer monitor. I met up with Dan Bennet this year at NAB 2014. Dan knows his stuff when it comes with high-quality HP computers – like the Z1 G2 – and also HP’s monitors in the HP DreamColor Z27x and Z24x....

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Vocalbooth – Portable Soundproof Rooms – NAB 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:06 — 146.2MB) Subscribe: iTunes | RSS There are many times I wish I had one of these. Not just for podcasting but for playing my drums or rocking out on my guitar. I stopped by Vocalbooth to learn more about sound booth technology. Its more than just putting up some eggshell foam into a room. I talked with Guy from Vocalbooth to learn more about these rooms you can put inside a room. The booth is made by the company where they put attention to detail. For instance: the door is...

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