Focus Enhancements FireStore FS-100 Portable DTE Review
Focus on the Future Portable DTE (direct-to-edit) recording has been around for a few years now, thanks to Focus Enhancements' 2001 invention. Focus recently decided to stratify their offerings with a host of new camera-specific recorders. The original Focus FS-4 brought us a speedier DV workflow and more options by...
AKG Perception 100 Podcast Microphone Review
Bright Beginnings Life keeps getting better for semi-pros, who need inexpensive solutions with professional results. The AKG Perception 100 is a large diaphragm condenser microphone that can hold its own, even against models with significantly higher price tags. In The Box The Perception 100 is a no-frills voice-over microphone. You won't...
TAPCO Mix.120 Audio Mixer Review
Mix It Right Get In the Mix TAPCO by Mackie is a less expensive, entry-level brand. A poor man's Mackie, sort of, that still maintains a consistent and honorable quality at a reasonable price point. The Mix.120 is the top model in the Ultra-Compact Mixer Series and upon opening the...
PNY announces 3 new graphics cards at price point that's hard to beat. The Verto GeForce 7600 GS AGP 8X ($199, MSRP) caught our eye with a 512 MB frame buffer, 400 MHz core clock, 128-bit memory interface, DVI to VGA adapter, S-Video cable and HDTV break-out pod. We'd...
Professional Sound Corp. DV Promix 3 Portable Audio Mixer Review
Mix On the Run For those occasions when the audio has to shine and the two channels on your camera just aren't enough, enter the DV Promix 3 by Professional Sound Corp, a sleek little audio mixer that's built like a rock and packed with the tools necessary to produce...
NEWS and Technology - Morgan / Andrew * TiVo (Ipsos report) * "LapCrushers" vs. Charlie's 13" MacBook * The The AKG Perception 100 mic * 1GB emails? * Blu-ray discs Product Props: 1....
Alesis MultiMix 8 FireWire Audio Mixer Review
Mix It Around, It's All Good! Alesis is at it again with a FireWire update to the compact MultiMix 8 audio mixer. The new MultiMix 8 FireWire retains features from the USB model, and ups the ante by allowing users to mix simultaneous tracks at 24-bit quality. The USB model...
Creative USB Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Video Editor Review
The A/V Raider Do you need to do some light video capturing, or have a pile of analog videotapes that you want to send directly to DVD? Do you abhor your computer's existing sound capabilities? Creative's USB Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Video Editor might be your answer for both...
Rode VideoMic Microphone Review
Microphone Review Testing...1... 2...3 The VideoMic from Rode is a unique solution for intermediate and advanced shooters looking to add more audio control and power over their existing on-camera mic. It's surprising that there aren't more mics like this one, offering an all-in-one shock mount/mic design.Shoe Shock The VideoMic is...
Mackie 1402-VLZ Pro Audio Mixer Review
While there are a wide range of companies that have built solid reputations making quality audio mixers, for the past decade or so few have had a better reputation for both value and dependable quality than the Mackie brand. Much of the reason for Mackie's success has been its...