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Video: RODE VideoMic Pro+ unboxing

Video: RODE VideoMic Pro+ unboxing

Posted by Dave Fisk on 11th Aug 2017

In this weeks video, Dave Fisk unboxes the new RODE VideoMic Pro+, a true shotgun microphone designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras, and portable audio recorders as a source of primary and reference audio.
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RODE VideoMic Pro+ now shipping

RODE VideoMic Pro+ now shipping

Posted by DVE Store on 27th Jul 2017

Pro-audio brand RØDE Microphones is announcing a new addition to its best-in-market on-camera category - The VideoMic Pro+. Announced at RØDEShow 2017, Freedman Electronics 50th anniversary celebration, the VideoMic Pro+ is set to prove that RØDE Microphones has yet again upped the game for the prosumer filmmaker. Still with the best-in-class Rycote Lyre suspension system on board, the VideoMic Pro+ improves on the existing VideoMic Pro capsule/
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How to use the Reflecmedia Chroma Key System

How to use the Reflecmedia Chroma Key System

Posted by Jason Jenkins on 25th Jul 2017

Someone can be very experienced with traditional greenscreen/chroma key practices and naturally try to apply them directly to Reflecmedia. That would be a mistake. Thus this blog post. I will begin with a quick list of need-to-know tips, then go into more detail on each one. 1] The minimum working distance between the LiteRing and the talent is 10 feet (3 meters). 2] The closer your talent is to the Chromatte screen, the better the results. 3] The Reflecmedia system is
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Building a Selfie Station with a Diva Ring Light

Building a Selfie Station with a Diva Ring Light

Posted by Kaleigh Cook on 21st Jul 2017

One of the best uses for a Diva Ring Light is a quick and effective selfie station. The setup is a breeze and other than the light and stand or tripod, all you really need is a fun backdrop and possibly some props. In no time, you'll have a station that's perfect for framing flawless selfies at your next event! First, you’ll need to set up your ring light. All of the Diva Ring Light stands will work great, but some may have certain advantages depending on your needs. For example, i
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​Get the Look: Ombré Video Backdrop

​Get the Look: Ombré Video Backdrop

Posted by Kaleigh Cook on 20th Jul 2017

Ever wonder how to get that ombré backdrop look that’s so popular on YouTube these days? It’s actually quite simple! All you really need is a light and some seamless paper. First, you’ll want to set up your seamless paper backdrop. You can find rolls of backdrop paper pretty easily on Amazon, although there are many different sizes available, so make sure you know which one you need. Depending on the size, it can cost anywhere from $35 to $70 per roll.
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Camera Tips and Tricks: Shooting with an iPhone

Camera Tips and Tricks: Shooting with an iPhone

Posted by Kaleigh Cook on 18th Jul 2017

Don't have a fancy DSLR camera? Don't worry! Most smartphones are actually able to produce very high quality video, sometimes even in 4K. With knowledge of a few key phone features and some ring light best practices, your smartphone videos can look just as professional as those taken with an expensive camera. Here are some tips that can help you get the most out of the phone and ring light that you already have. Use the Back Camera If possible, always use the back-facing camera. The ba
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Camera Tips and Tricks: Shooting with a DSLR

Camera Tips and Tricks: Shooting with a DSLR

Posted by Daniel Rodriquez on 17th Jul 2017

If you are thinking of becoming a Youtube star or maybe you just want to take better videos with your DSLR, then keep reading to find out to adjust the settings on your camera. Frame rate and shutter speed The first thing you’ll want to do is adjust the frame rate in your camera’s menu system. A good rule of thumb is to set your frame rate to 24p to get the most natural and pleasing look to your videos. The shutter speed setting determines how sharp or how blurry your video wil
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Webcam Upgrade: Camera Capture Devices for Laptops

Webcam Upgrade: Camera Capture Devices for Laptops

Posted by Jason Jenkins on 14th Jul 2017

Live streamers often start out just using a cheap webcam and some free software, like OBS. Hey, it works!  There may come a time, though, when you want to upgrade that webcam to something that gives you a more pleasing image. I won't go into camera options in this post, but I will focus on my four favorite devices that you can use to get your camera signal into your laptop, whatever the streaming software you are using. For those using a Thunderbolt equipped Macbook, Macbook Pr
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Video: How to use Timecode on the Sound Devices Mixpre-3 and Mixpre-6

Video: How to use Timecode on the Sound Devices Mixpre-3 and Mixpre-6

Posted by Dave Fisk on 13th Jul 2017

In today's video Dave walks us through how to use timecode on the Sound Devices MixPre-3 and MixPre-6. Transcript: The new Sound Devices MixPre are timecode capable recorders, but they approach timecode differently than some other recorders. They can take an external timecode source and sync to that source, and in order to maintain timecode, they have to stay connected to that timecode source. Because of this, the MixPres will automatically set themselves to whatev
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