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About david

I have been in the Audio/Video production business for over 35 years, and I still enjoy using all of the latest production gear, and reviewing it.

The DataBrick NLE vs A full blown MacPro

I just reviewed the new DataBrick NLE from Savage IO. It seemed fast, so I compared it with the new MacPro 2.93 GH 12 core machine that I usually use for reviews. The results were so dramatic that I made … Continue reading

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Building The Panasonic AG-HPX250 Camera Rig

by David Hurd I loved my Panasonic HVX200 cameras. They were money making cameras that easily shot good looking footage, allowing for a fast and economic work flow. They paid for themselves quickly, and never let me down in the … Continue reading

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The ExpressSAS R680 RAID adapter

To effectively edit high-end HD projects, you need a RAID, which is just a bunch of hard drives working together to handle the huge amounts of video data that are being manipulated. If you are editing DV at 25 Mbits/sec … Continue reading

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Sony FS100 Camera Review

The Sony NEX-FS100UK Camera by David Hurd  The Sony NEX-FS100UK camera is really an amazing piece of gear. After watching some  clips that were shot with this camera, I went out and purchased one. This is actually quite amazing, considering … Continue reading

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Sony FS100 Camera Accessories from Berkey System

I wanted a small and compact package, and this set-up allowed me to mount my DP4 electronic viewfinder, with my Ninja ProRes, or Black Magic uncompressed recorder without making my rig too big. The cool thing is that as I … Continue reading

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Review of the Panasonic AG-AF100 and useful accessories

If you are shooting with an HVX200 or a DSLR you might want to take a look at Panasonic’s HD camcorder. The AG-AF100, is the first professional micro 4/3-inch video camcorder optimized for high-definition video recording, and it has some … Continue reading

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The DaVinci Resolve for Mac Review

Since 1984, the DaVinci has been the premier color corrector for major motion pictures. While it was awesome, the $500,000+ price tag made it impossible for the small shop. The good news is that Blackmagic Design purchased the company, and … Continue reading

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10 Things that you need to know about being on camera

Over the last 35 years I have worked with everyone from Presidents, and heads of large corporations, to professional actors and newbies who have never been in front of the camera before. Since time is money, it is in everyone’s … Continue reading

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Review of the NVIDIA Quadro 4000

We are lucky to be living in such a wonderful age. Using visual effects, we can create just about anything using nothing but computers, and our imagination. This process can be fun and easy, or difficult, depending upon the tools … Continue reading

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Hollywood Camera Work and Mocha Pro… Or Do You Really Need to go to Film School?

Per Holmes, the creator of HCW and I have had long discussions over the need for most aspiring filmmakers to attend a film school. A degree in film, for the most part, doesn’t really mean much to most production company … Continue reading

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