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Sony says goodbye to Minidisc

Published in Audio

Sony has announced that it is stopping production of Minidisc recorders and players after 21 years. Most 20 year old audio enthusiasts would be surprised to hear that they were born after the arrival of this digital audio disk system. But how did it manage to cling to life for so long?

Audio brings life to animations

Published in Post & VFX

I was present at the audio mixing stage of Aardman Animations' "The Wrong Trousers" or "Wallace and Gromit" as most people remember it. This stop-motion animation classic was hilarious from the first frame to the last, but for me the most memorable thing was seeing it without sound, and then with sound

Here's something impossible, being done.

Published in Audio

It doesn't matter whether you're a video geek or an audio enthusiast, the technology you're going to see here is simply amazing, and it's amazing because this is something that isn't supposed to be possible

Atomos Ninja 2 + Nikon D800: Part 3 of 3

Published in Production

Phil Rhodes looks at how you would use the Ninja 2 and Nikon D800 on a shoot. But first he compares HDMI and SDI.

The importance of audio in video making

Published in Audio

Here's a short series of videos from Microphone manufacturers Sennheiser that will help you improve your sound when shooting

Rode launches impressive new Stereo VideoMic X

Published in Audio

Rode has announced a new camera microphone, the Stereo VideoMic X, which appears to be an interesting dual capsule setup in an XY Stereo configuration. The two microphone capsules are acoustically matched and have shock mounting built in at the capsule level.

 

Well, this is unusual. We're quite used to seeing audio sound effects libraries and samples of all kinds of things from exotic North Korean bagpipes to banjos, but this is something different

View From the Top: Sound Devices

Published in Audio

We ask industry leaders to tell us about their companies and how they see the future. External recorders are now selling in large numbers and the Sound Devices Pix 240 is a popular example.  Jon Tatooles, Managing Director of Sound Devices, tells us about his company and how he sees the years ahead.

MIDI - 30 years on and still going strong

Published in Audio

MIDI is 30 years old and showing no signs of obsolescence. Nor is the first instrument ever to support it: the Yamaha DX7

Video isn't video without sound

Published in Audio

Video is only half the equation for a full production. Audio is important. To do it properly, you need skill and perseverence

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