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Sci-Fi Ringtones

July 9th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Tech Notes | Leave A Comment »

Sci-Fi Ringtones

I have a fondness for the clunky, analog sounds of vintage sci-fi films. Not the sophisticated soundscapes of recent blockbuster movies, but the low-budget, let’s-see-what-works audio from the 1950s and 1960s. Remember the room-sized computers that hum at alternating frequencies? The hum was offset by the whirring of the computers’ storage reels, which periodically spin […]

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Infrared Monochrom

July 7th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Leica Blog | Leave A Comment »

Infrared Monochrom

Why would you want to add an infrared filter to a Leica M Monochrom camera, when very little infrared would reach the sensor? Check out my 17th guest post for the Leica Camera Blog.

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Concentric Layers

July 7th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Classic Films | Leave A Comment »

Concentric Layers

How can a film be loathed at the time of its release, yet be recognized as great many years later? The answer varies according to each film. In the case of Jean Renoir’s The Rules of the Game (1939), it could have been the unfortunate timing (the eve of war), themes that struck too close […]

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Vibrant Colors

This dye-based wide-carriage photo printer produces vibrant colors. Check out my review of the Canon Pixma Pro-100 in Computer Shopper.

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Pocket Cinema

Wow, it’s a pocket-sized pro-quality HD camcorder. Read my review of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera in StudioDaily

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Keeping it RAW

Can this inexpensive photo-editing program compete with Lightroom? Check out my review of Corel AfterShot Pro at Digital Camera Review.

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Forge Ahead

Do you need to do some serious production-quality sound editing? You may want to read my review of Sony’s Sound Forge Pro 11 in StudioDaily