In part 1, we review design, a unique feature, specs, and performance with a Canon 7D.
I was happily surprised when BeachTek recently contacted me regarding their DXA-SLR PRO audio interface. Ahead you’ll see part 1 of my review, including design, a unique feature, specs, and preamp performance with a Canon 7D camera, thanks to Acquest Multimedia. Upcoming articles will cover its use with other types of cameras, including both the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema and traditional video cameras.
In this article:
- What’s a DXA-SLR PRO interface, and what is its purpose?
- CLARIFICATION: Why the these audio interfaces differ from others I have reviewed
- Key features/specs/details to look for in analog audio interfaces for cameras
- DXA-SLR PRO design, features, and specs
- Mounting of an audio interface onto a camera
- SIDEBAR: About audio limiters
- SIDEBAR: AUDIO BRACKETING: Alternative to limiters, but with its own limitation!
- Five audio/video tests
- Initial conclusions
- What we’ll cover in upcoming parts of this DXA-SLR PRO review
Read the full article free in ProVideo Coalition…
A year ago, Manuela Santana migrated to Premiere Pro CS6, but unusual circumstances made her return to FCP.
A year ago, professional editor Manuela Santana abandoned FCP X and migrated to Premiere Pro CS6, but has just returned to FCP. This article will explain why an unusual discovery about footage shot with FiLMiC Pro made Manuela go back to FCP. Read the full article free in ProVideo Coalition magazine…
Panasonic AW-HE2 1080p ePTZ camera wows while it disappoints, at least for now.
As I wrote in my “first look” back in July, the US$995 AW-HE2 is not a camcorder , but an intriguing camera with a live 1080p (or 720p) output at selectable framerates, together with extensive remote control capabilities via IP or infrared. I am extremely impressed and equally baffled as to why it is missing the most desired possible framerates, while including more obscure, virtually non-distributable ones. Read the full article free in ProVideo Coalition magazine…
The third method may be the charm for the Pocket Cinema camera.
As several people begin receiving Blackmagic’s Pocket Cinema cameras, many begin to ask me how to deal with their audio with them. They want to know how to connect their mics, how to monitor, and how to adjust levels. This has been further complicated by the fact that surprisingly, Blackmagic has still not added any audio metering to their cameras via a firmare update. Read the full article…
The recently released book The Castilian Conspiracy and its fraternal twin, La conspiración del castellano, are now available for purchase worldwide, both in paperback and ebook formats. The paperback can be ordered via your favorite bookstore, or online. The ebook format is Kindle, but even if you don’t have a Kindle device, you can read Kindle books on many other devices using a free Kindle app. That includes iPad, Android tablets, Mac computers, and Windows computers. Although generally speaking, Kindle books are readable on smartphones like Androids and iPhones, I don’t recommend reading this particular book on your phone since it contains both color photos and color comparison charts. The ebook version is also DRM-free, meaning that is free of copy protection.
The English versión:
The English version is currently available in the following Amazon stores, depending upon your region:
Or in your favorite bookstore by requesting ISBN–10: 1456310232 or ISBN–13: 978–1456310233.
La versión original en castellano:
La versión original en castellano está disponible actualmente en las siguientes tiendas Amazon, según tu región:
o en tu librería preferida al solicitar el ISBN–10: 1492783390 ó el ISBN–13: 978–1492783398.
After the launch of The Castilian Conspiracy and La conspiración del castellano, a free webinar/hangout with Allan Tépper.
The official launch of my new books, The Castilian Conspiracy and its “fraternal twin”, La conspiración del castellano will take place on Tuesday, October 22 in a Florida bookstore. The following Monday, October 28th I’ll be doing two free webinars/hangouts where I’ll talk about print book/ebook/audiobook workflows, and interact with questions and comments.
In-person book launch in Florida
The official bilingual book launch will take place in the Coral Gables, Florida, US branch of Books & Books on October 22, 2013, at 6:30 pm local time. If you are going to be in South Florida that day and would like more information or to RSVP, click here.
Book cover in English (above)
Book cover in Castilian (aka “Spanish”) above
Free webinars/hangouts on October 28th
On October 28th, there will be two consecutive webinars/hangouts, one in each language. These live interactive events are available free, anywhere you have an Internet connection
Duration: The presentation will be about 30 minutes, and then as much time is required for questions/answers.
The XA20 and the XA25 are the closest cameras yet to fulfilling Beyond AVCHD Manifesto specs.
In one of his extremely brief visits to Miami, I met with Ríchard Izarra of PRODU.com, who was debuting his Canon XA20 1080p HD camera. Frequent readers will recall that I previously published how the XA20 (and XA25) are the closest cameras yet to fulfilling my Beyond AVCHD Manifesto specs. Although I haven’t yet received a review unit from Canon, Ríchard gave me initial impressions while I snapped a couple of photos with my Nexus 4. Read the full article here…
The Castilian Conspiracy reveals the uncensored truth about the most widely used Spanish language. Through personal studies and anecdotes, quotations, historical facts, little-know rules, and unique observations, Tépper unfolds while he proposes improvements for the language and its speakers.
This book will be launched on October 22, 2013 in a bilingual presentation in Coral Gables, Florida. Click here for more information…
Now you can calibrate your field monitor with one click while you record 10-bit 4:2:2 HD video.
At IBC in Amsterdam, Átomos announced its new Spyder calibration system for its Samurai Blade monitor/10-bit 4:2:2 HD recorder. According to Átomos, this new device allows one-click accurate calibration of the Samurai Blade’s display to Rec 709 color space with a D65 (6500 degrees Kelvin) white point with 100% gamut. Now you can calibrate your field monitor with one click while you record 10-bit 4:2:2 HD video. Read the full article free in ProVideo Coalition magazine…