If you thought a microphone cable is a microphone cable, think again. There’s a huge difference between microphone and instrument cables, ranging from the connector they use to the shielding and even the quality of the wires. So far, I used a Klotz XLR mic cable with my sE Electronics sE2200A, but Chord Company sent me one of their 3m Cream cables. At first I thought them naming the cable “Cream” referred to the sleeve’s colour, but after comparing the Chord cable with my own, I think they call it “Cream” for a different reason.
Not all lower-cost SSDs are slow and unreliable. I managed to get hold of the newest Crucial MX300 525GB SSD and ran it through a full week of speed and endurance tests. I used both my iMac and Ninja Assassin video monitor/recorder non-stop to see how well the MX300 would behave. It didn’t crack under the pressure, it didn’t slow down and it never got warmer than the palm of my hand.
The Kingston HyperX Fury SSD of 120GB should not feature on Atomos’ Recommended media list for 4K video recording. This SSD can’t even keep up with 1080p video data streams and is only usable for 720p50 recordings.
ExpoImaging’s Rogue brand has just been updated with four new products. The 32in Rogue 2-in-1 collapsible reflector and FlashBender 2 XL Pro Super Soft Silver are aimed at delivering softer light effects. They’re great for portraits. The white grid insert adds a nice halo effect to the light circle your 3-in-1 honeycomb grid creates. Finally, a new battery pouch helps you organise your freshly charged and drained batteries while on the go.
Tomorrow a new version of Ulysses will have been made available. The update is free for existing customers. With v2.6, publishing a blog post on WordPress will be a matter of exporting directly from Ulysses. WordPress authors will be able to publish their texts with a few clicks on macOS and a few taps on iOS. They won’t have to export as HTML (as I do) or Markdown and then paste the lot to the WordPress backend. Here’s a screencast of what to expect.
The Sony A7S II is a unique all-metal full-frame system camera. It has best-of-breed features for both photography and video. Its dramatic low-light capabilities — manually from ISO 50 to 409,600 — make low-light photography accessible to everyone. It has a 35mm equivalent full frame sensor in a package the size of a compact camera. And it does 4K XAVC video with Sony’s highly acclaimed S-Log 3 curve that allows for HDR colour grading.
Now hear this: The Soulmen, developers of the best writing app on the Mac, plan to release a new version of Ulysses on August 3. Ulysses will then be at version 2.6. The update will be free for existing customers. With v.6, publishing a blog post on WordPress will be a matter of exporting directly from Ulysses. WordPress authors will be able […]