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Who Needs Lens Coatings? August 7th 2014 - 03:27 PM

Considering the compromises inherent to any complex lens we shouldn’t be surprised by the shortcomings in most low-cost optics. Chromatic aberrations, lack of sharpness, poor contrast to the corners, and inferior or nonexistent lens coatings, are significant drawbacks that can negatively impact our images, especially when viewed at high magnification on a big screen TV or cinema screen.

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Professional Wireless Systems’ provides gear and frequency coordination for Telemundo’s La Voz Kids August 4th 2014 - 12:58 PM

When Telemundo’s highly rated singing competition La Voz Kids kicked off its second season at Universal Studios Orlando, Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), was on-hand to provide all wireless equipment and frequency coordination for the popular show.

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There is a wide variety of SD storage available, but beware that all flash storage is not equal.

Buying Flash Media August 3rd 2014 - 08:01 PM

Flash Is the Media of Choice for Video Field Acquisition — But How Much Do You Know About It?

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Boats have been officially competing for speed at the Lake of the Ozarks since 1988. However, the first two motorboats were nothing like the

Boat Racing: broadcasting on a budget, Part I July 30th 2014 - 09:36 AM

3-part Series: Live powerboat racing production.

How digital delay became an invisible advantage.

Most sanctioned offshore power boat races are held in the ocean, generally at some distance from most landlocked spectators. The multi-million dollar offshore powerboat racing circuit has recently learned it can attract people who can afford to race and crowds to watch, even in fresh water more than 700 miles inland.

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Video Batteries: A Long Journey from Very Basic Cells to a Complex Mix of Chemistries July 28th 2014 - 09:47 AM

When RCA introduced the TK-76, the first broadcast-quality portable handheld video camera in 1976, the standard batteries included with the camera were Cine 60 nickel cadmiums (NiCd). Battery life for this power hog camera on a NiCd was about 20 minutes, which meant for a day of shooting it took a very heavy bag of expensive cells — each weighing several pounds.

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A Video Tinkerer Solves a Perplexing Audio Problem July 23rd 2014 - 11:55 AM

The short history of video is full of working videographers who solve major problems in their craft and go on to build companies to share their inventions with others in the industry. Ross Lowell of Lowel Lighting and Anton Wilson of Anton-Bauer are two well-known examples working image-makers turned inventors. Now, add Bruce Sharpe to the list.

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Rugged Storage Drives for On-The-Go Videographers July 23rd 2014 - 10:00 AM

Rugged, durable memory storage drives are now essential for videographers working in harsh field conditions. They can be the difference between whether the video makes it home or not. How do you choose the right storage for the application?

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Camera Bags and Cases: The Unlikely Story of an Essential Imaging Tool July 21st 2014 - 08:51 AM

Jim Domke was a photo-journalist back in the 1970s. When practices changed, rather than working from the trunk of his car to needing a portable gear bag, Jim devised a fabric bag to carry bodies and lenses.

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