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What’s The Difference Between UHS-I and UHS-II SDXC Cards?

… and why do I care? It’s all about purchasing a card that is fast enough for your video or still camera, and hopefully not buying more than you need, since everything seems to get cheaper on a daily basis.  I pulled Keith Mullin aka ‘Da Professor’ aside for a […]

What’s The Difference Between USB-C, and Thunderbolt 3?

The new iMacs and MacBook Pros have confused me enough with all these new connectors, that I thought I’d try and make some sense out of it.  Here is what I found out: USB Type C really describes a connector plug shape: USB Type C USB Type B USB Type […]

What Is An Eye Pattern – And Why Do I Care?

by John Zdechlik We just came across this video (Thanks Dave Baum!) and it really explains what an eye pattern is and how you can use this testing methodology to evaluate the quality of a digital signal (digital video for us … right?). Yes, it is long and yes, it […]

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Remote Desktop Support at Z Systems via Teamviewer

Z Systems has been offering remote desktop technical support for years. It is a great complement to telephone and on-site assistance and really shines for customers that are far away or have just a ‘quick question.’ We use Teamviewer to do this and have been really happy with the productivity […]

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Tricks and Tips re Version 3.0 of the Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 4k Cine Alta Cameras

Now that version 3.0 has been out for the Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 Cine Alta cameras, we are learning some of the new workflow options. This is just a really rough list for now, but I’ll be adding to it in the future. 1.  Playback of RAW footage now goes […]

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Some Basic Tips On Setting Up Sony’s PVM-1741 and PVM-2541 OLED Monitors

These new monitors from Sony are really blowing people away, but there are some basic settings you need to know to make sure the monitors are setup to truly give you a reference standard picture. Here are some simple steps to properly setup your monitor: Part I:  In The Monitor’s […]

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What is the difference between Avid Symphony and Media Composer?

Now that Avid has updated and repriced their product offerings, Avid Symphony is becoming a very viable option for those who want more robust finishing features than Media Composer offers. This post will attempt to talk about the differences. I’m borrowing a lot of content from Bob Russo, who is […]