C. David Tobie: The MacPro/iMac Dividing Line in Photo & Video
Dec 2013 03

It was not that long ago, despite their glamorous looks, that we could not recommend iMacs as offering sufficient screen quality for use as image editing systems. However, recent generations of iMacs show significant improvements in screen uniformity, viewing angle, dynamic range, and color accuracy, making them the defacto image editor on the Mac platform.

The long absence of any significant upgrade to the MacPro, on the other hand, has forced many Mac users to the iMac, if they needed to purchase a new Mac for imaging. The new (and yes, revolutionary) MacPro will change the balance; but not at the same tipping point as in years past.

Now that the iMac makes a good entry-level imaging station, and the new MacPro will offer a powerhouse for advanced imaging and video, the question will be: which one is right for a given user. The answer is not as straightforward as it might seem.

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C. David Tobie: Video Basics – Video Monopods
Dec 2013 03

We’re all familiar with monopods. They have a telescoping leg, a camera mount on the top, and a rubber pad or metal point on the bottom. Or do they? Video monopods are stretching that definition, and creating some interesting opportunities in the process.

The magic feature to the latest video monopods is that, while they still have only one leg, they now have three foldable feet; three feet large enough to hold the extended monopod in an upright position without any assistance when extended. This is not a trick you’d care to try with a camera mounted on the monopod, but it does point out how different these devices are from walking-stick style monopods.

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C. David Tobie: To Power, Filter, and Protect – CagePro for your GoPro Camera
Nov 2013 27

Tehkron has announced a new cage for the GoPro Hero3+ cameras called CagePro, which serves multiple purposes.

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Save Up To $50 On Datacolor Spyder Monitor Calibration!
Nov 2013 25

Datacolor is starting their Black Friday-Cyber Monday deals a bit early to make sure we give you ample time to purchase your monitor calibrator at a fraction of the original price!

Knowing you can work confidently on a properly color-calibrated display and can assert greater control over the color fidelity of the digital process will give you the color confidence you need in order to create a true-to-life reproduction of your images.

Reg. Price: $249.99 – Sale Price: $199.99

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Reg. Price: $119.99 – Sale Price: $79.99

These prices won’t last long!!


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