Easy and Powerful... The Synology Disk Station DS408 is more than just a simple network attached storage device (NAS). With its 800MHz processor, 512MB RAM, Linux Kernel, USB and LAN ports, it's also a media server.
How to turn the light of day into the dark of night... The technique of shooting outdoor night scenes in broad daylight has been around since the early days of film. It is commonly called Day for Night (DFN), and you can spot it in films like It's a Wonderful Life, Planet of the Apes and Jaws; documentaries like The Creation of the Universe; and, of course, the French film, Day for Night.
Most consumer and prosumer video cameras come with only a permanently-affixed, built-in lens that lets you zoom in and out. While this works in most circumstances, there will be plenty of times when the built-in lens simply isn't enough.
Back in the early 1980s, when Howard Cosell was wrapping up his hosting duties on Monday Night Football, MTV still showed videos and the internet was still confined to colleges and army bases, the first camcorders came in exactly two flavors. But these days, both the quality of camcorders and the sheer quantity of available features and prices have grown exponentially. So, before you whip out your credit card and go shopping online or at the local big box store, let's try to make sense of those options.
Shooting in the wild changes how videographers would normally capture events. You have to slow down, take your time... and wait... and wait some more... and wait even more. But the video is well worth the time.
While a mention of "Black Friday" may make some think variously of a really bad day on Wall Street or a great Steely Dan song*, it's the day where all of the retailers pull out all the stops in the hopes of bringing massive throngs of customers into their stores, with some doorbusters and oth
For years, we video producers have had to deal with how we share our videos with our associates or clients when we want to discuss changes, and where to go next. Weve mailed VHS tapes and DVDs and waited for their response. Weve made low-rez e-mail and FTP links and waited for their comments.