May 20
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Sony EX3

Just over a year ago, Sony announced the camera formerly known as the XDCAM EX (which is now known as the EX1). Sony’s first solid state HD camera, with a ‘proper’ lens, at an affordable price, it was nothing short of revolutionary and I predicted that it would do for filmmaking, what DV did for TV. Naturally I was right. However, great though the PMW-EX1 was, it did have some limitations. But now the good news is that most of these limitations have been addressed by the PMW-EX3, which is not a replacement, but a higher spec, higher priced model, that will be sold alongside the existing PMW-EX1. Continue reading »

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Feb 09

Contour Design Shuttle Pro V2.0

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Contour Design Shuttle Pro V2.0 reviewed in the Technofile

Desktop audio and video editing is a great thing…using a mouse to navigate a timeline is not…enter Contour Design’s Shuttle Pro, a mini control surface that’s pre-configured to work out of the box with many of today’s top A/V applications. Continue reading »

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Sep 07
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Sony XDCAM EX, Sony PDW-EX1 previewed in the Technofile by MC Rebbe the Rapping Rabbi

Yesterday, at a press conference at IBC in Amsterdam, Sony formally announced the specifications and pricing of its new PDW-EX1 camcorder.

First previewed six months ago at NAB in Las Vegas, as the XDCAM EX, it has since become one of the most hotly anticipated and talked about video cameras of all time…and here’s why…in a nutshell, it’s a true HD (1920 x 1080) 3 chip camera, that records native 24p (23.98) direct to memory cards, has a real lens with full manual control and is badged Cine Alta (as used on Sony’s ultra high end digital cinema products), yet it is roughly the size and form factor of a Sony Z1…and is affordable! Continue reading »

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Apr 25

The End of The War?

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LG Electronics Super Multi Blue GGW-H10N previewed in The Technofile by MC Rebbe The Rapping Rabbi

It had to happen sooner or later and now it has…someone has released a dual format Blue Ray and HD DVD drive…and that someone is LG Electronics. I know this because last week I was at the launch of not one, but two dual format drives, by the major Korean manufacturer, at appropriately cutting edge London venue, 24. Continue reading »

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Mar 27
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Adobe Creative Suite 3 world exclusive preview by MC Rebbe The Rapping Rabbi

Those of you who read my blog will know that at the end of January, I spent half a day at an exclusive press event (and a further half day at a follow up event a couple of weeks ago). Since both events were under Non Disclosure Agreement, I was unable to say anything more until now…when I can exclusively reveal that they were previews of Adobe’s Creative Suite 3, which will be formerly announced today. Continue reading »

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Feb 10
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MC Rebbe The Rapping Rabbi reviews Video Forum 2007 in The Technofile 

If you look in the Oxford English Dictionary, under ‘bloody shambles’,  the definition you’ll probably find is “Video Forum.” Continue reading »

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Nov 26

Audio-Visual Art + DJ Culture Edited by Michael Faulkner/D-Fuse

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MC Rebbe The Rapping Rabbi reviews D-Fuse book Audio-Visual Art + VJ Culture in The TechnofileIf you want to find your way into the VJing scene, you can either head for the next AV Social, or you can buy yourself a copy of  ‘Audio-Visual Art + DJ Culture’, edited by Michael Faulkner/D-Fuse…the world’s #12 VJs according to DJ Magazine.

Not so much a book as an visual experience, its lavishly illustrated 191 full colour pages are, quite simply, art, each one providing a unique visual window into the world of VJing. Continue reading »

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Jul 24

Adobe Video Bundle & Creative Suite Production Studio Standard

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MC Rebbe The Rapping Rabbi reviews Adobe Video Bundle in The TechnofileAdobe recently updated its video suite, with full new versions of…pretty much everything and having spent the past couple of months putting it through its paces, I’m lovin’ it, lovin’, lovin’ it, lovin’ it like this… Continue reading »

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