Oct 202014
 

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About the Tascam DR-44WL

The Tascam DR-44WL is the latest recording innovation from TASCAM. It starts with high-quality stereo condenser microphones, updated with a new XY pattern and high-performance mic components. Two locking XLR inputs feed TASCAM’s latest microphone preamp design, with the lowest noise level and richest sound available in a portable recorder.

The DR-44WL revolutionizes handheld recorders with its new WiFi feature. A free app for iOS or Android devices provides control, file transfer and audio streaming to your smartphone. Start recording while on-stage or from anywhere in the room, while setting trim levels and check meters to make sure the transport is running. At the end of a performance, transfer recordings to your phone and instantly upload them to SoundCloud, Facebook, even email directly to fans. With rugged construction, great sound quality and TASCAM’s famed ease of use, the DR-44WL is the ultimate portable recorder for anyone from beginning musicians to experienced professionals.

Superior Microphone Preamp and A/D Converter for Quiet Operation 

A programmable gain amplifier (PGA) is used to adjust the level of the audio inputs. In many devices, the audio codec level is adjusted to control levels. In the DR-44WL, the mic gain circuit is independent from the A/D converter for low noise performance as well as programmable gain (manual, automatic or controlled over WiFi.) The CIRRUS LOGIC CS42L52 is used in the DR-44WL, a premium-quality audio codec. The A/D – D/A chip features both great audio performance and low power use for longer battery life. The built-in mics and the external inputs both pass through this low-noise audio input circuit.

Four-track Recording Mode
The DR-44WL can record both the internal microphones and the external inputs simultaneously for a four-track recording. This makes it the ideal live recording rig: use the microphones to capture the sound in the room while recording a board mix from the PA mixer. Other 4-channel applications include drum set recording, surround recording and film production.

Remote Wi-Fi Control
TASCAM has revolutionized handheld recording with the new WiFi control and transfer features. The DR-44WL creates its own Wi-Fi network with your iOS or Android phone and a free app called DR Control controls remote operation without touching the unit. The app allows recording to be started and stopped and can be used to check and adjust input levels. Any of the recording controls on the DR-44WL can be controlled over Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi transmission range is about 65 feet (20m) – well beyond the reach of infrared remotes – so the recorder can be placed wherever the recording sounds best. Audio from the DR-44WL can also be streamed over Wi-Fi to check the recording. Plug headphones into your smartphone and listen to a near-realtime feed from the recorder.

Oct 202014
 

I reviewed Pro HDR many years ago when it was among the first High Dynamic Range apps and best of the camera apps for the iPhone. In short order, Apple added HDR capability to its own software, but in general the third-party apps do a better job.

Pro HDR X (US$1.99) is a new app that has evolved from Pro HDR. It has solid roots, and this new app pushes your iPhone camera toward better HDR imaging.

For more info please click the link below:

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Oct 202014
 

Not long after the original iPad debuted, I was home for the holidays and saw a husband take a picture of his wife at a bar with a BlackBerry PlayBook. Being from a small town that always seems a bit behind the times, it surprised me that he had the new PlayBook in the first place, let alone that it was his camera of choice.

To read the full article click the link below:

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Oct 182014
 

Short film shot at the Isle of Skye, Scotland, in June 2014.
“In colabaration with Pathgate Institute we produced a series of images to be used in an upcoming remake of the Buddhist film ‘Life Story of Guru Rinpoche.’ The film is still in production but this short film showcases a selection of the time lapse photography shots as well as video footage shot from a quadcopter.
For the film, the sequences are being processed in a 3D space so that mountain ranges and sky replacement can be added in order to emulate Tibet and the Himalyan region. This is an ongoing project with more shooting locations being planned.
All shot in Isle of Skye over 5 days in June 2014 except one shot at Red Tarn, Lake District.”

-Fourth Dimension

Oct 172014
 

If you’ve been craving the ability to go from 50mm to 1000mm all in one lens, Canon has just what you’re looking for. Announced earlier today, the CINE-SERVO 50–1000mm T5.0–8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom lens is being labeled ‘world’s longest 4K ultra-telephoto zoom lens for large-format single-sensor cameras,” and it comes with a price tag that’s as impressive as its zoom range.

For more info please click the link below:

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Oct 172014
 
“In this video I show how I edit Milky Way Photos in Photoshop. I’ve learned this from various sources and from experimentation over the past year in a half while shooting time-lapse from dark skies.
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Oct 162014
 

Today Apple announced several interesting new products. The new iMac features an astounding 27″ 5K display! Here now! Unfortunately Apple did not announce a standalone 5K display…

Oct 162014
 
“Ever since I briefly introduced it in my Photographer’s Grip Kit video, people have been emailing and messaging me regarding the utility cart I use to haul gear around a job site. As a result, I figured a video was in order to talk about the cart in more detail, along with the modifications we’ve made to better adapt it to our workflow.”
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