Friday, March 11, 2011

News From Here & There

iPad Audio
Though it doesn't cover the just released GarageBand for iPadRuss Long at ProAudio Review looks at a large number of audio applications for the iPad, notably Sonoma Wire Works’ StudioTrack and Sound Trends studio.HD. He also looks at a variety of other audio tools including BeepStreet iSequence and Propellerhead Software's ReBirth.
ProAudioReviewiPad Audio Production Tools

Recording Audio Tips
Kyle Fiechter at InventorSpot provides some suggestions for improving audio recordings (and though it focuses on DSLRs, this advice also applies to other cameras.)

While the shotgun mic is a worthwhile suggestion, I would recommend using a separate recording system as well - such as the Zoom H4n - rather than going into a DSLR.
InventorSpotClearing Up The Noise Part II: Solutions For Capturing Quality DSLR Audio

Shooting with the Canon 5D Mark II and 7D
John Virata at Digital Post Production profiles Graveyard Carz a reality show shot with DSLR cameras.
Not since the [Sony] VX1000 have imaginations and story ideas been sparked and acted on, and the DSLR shooting in HD has rekindled that fire to a whole new generation of storytellers.
There's interesting comments about using different kinds of video cameras, as well as camera stabilization.
DigitalPostProduction: Graveyard Carz shot on Canon DSLRs

Canon to support Thunderbolt
Canon announced that it intends to support Intel's Thunderbolt; the high speed communications interface that Apple has added to their MacBook Pro line. Canon's Video Products Group director Hiroo Edakubo said that Thunderbolt would "bring new levels of performance and simplicity to the video creation market."

Just a couple of weeks ago there was a rumor that Canon might put Thunderbolt in the forthcoming 5D Mark II replacement or the replacement for the 1Ds. That might happen, though it seems more likely that it'll appear in video products like the XF300 first (they may not want to add the cost to a product intended primarily for stills.)
ElectronistaCanon gets behind Thunderbolt, teases 10Gbps camcorders

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