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

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSony 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 record 4K video directly on the camera but you...

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

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSVideo 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 4G cards inside to get the action. The LU500...

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HP Z27x DreamColor Monitor for 4K Video – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMovies 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. We focused mainly on the Z27x because of everything...

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Vocalbooth – Portable Soundproof Rooms – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThere 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 probably the heaviest piece in the system but it...

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Telestream Wirecast 5 – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSI stopped by the Telestream booth to find out what is going on with one of my favorite streaming software programs – Wirecast 5. I learned about the plethora of software and updates Telestream has to offer for any broadcaster – from podcast streaming to TV production. One product Telestream was promoting is Switch. this program will give you media playback in multiple media formats, then switch the video to the same format as other video. Switch supprts MOV, MP4, MXF, GXF, MPEG Transport Streams, and even Ultra HD 4k.  We also talked about the...

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Freefly Tero RC Car, Movi M5, Drone, Motorcycle Mounts – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAs a geek I am intrigued on robotic camera options that can get a stable shot from anywhere. When I stopped by the Freefly booth, I saw the Tero remote controlled camera operator. I also geeked out on the Movi M5 – a camera stabilization unit. I got to talk with Sam Baird from Freefly about not only the Tero and Movi M5 but also their other drones they use to get the impossible shots. Sam talks about Freefly’s work with Game of Thrones, Oliver Stone, and many other directors to get new and completely...

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The Mobile Payment: Is It Safer than the Credit Card?

Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Hope you had an awesome Easter weekend. The temperatures took a swift kick and spring all of a sudden was here. Bought a firepit to enjoy in the backyard – along with some new found bicycling trails around the area here. Catching up on everything – the NAB videos are starting to wrap as I have some new products to review. TWIGG was a laid back show last night as we talked news of Google Glass.   Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe to the podcast via: iTunes...

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WeVideo Cloud Based Video Editor – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWeVideo is a great way for someone like me to really get video out to my Blip and YouTube services. The Cloud based video editor allows me to not have to carry a computer while I am on the floor interviewing people. All I have to do is upload the video to the service then do the editing on a tablet, phone or even a press machine. I tell it where to post and then send it off while I go do another interview. I talk with Krishna of WeVideo about the service. The...

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Rotolight RL48 – 140 Degrees of Light with Filters – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSince I create “Gun and Run” interviews, I have no time to figure out if the lighting is perfect. Sometimes it comes back to bite me – all for the 3 minute video at trade shows. I stopped by Rotolight to find out about not only their portable solutions but also their production studio lighting. I walked away with a new found knowledge and what the RL48 Rotolight can do for me. I found out that most lights with a dimmer have to include an anti-flicker option. If the circuitry is bad then you...

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Pelican Case Backpacks for Videographer, Photographer – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIf you ever had to take gear onto a plane, you know how protective you need to make your equipment. Most camera gear comes with you on the plane. If it doesn’t fit in the overhead, it goes by your feet where it could get kicked and banged. Then again, gear in the overhead could get moved around as well. Pelican case makes a line of backpacks for those photographers and videographers who need extra padding for their stuff. Compartments for cameras, wires, iPad, and even the computer can make for a safer journey...