Freedom of speech-WikiLeaks-First Amendment-Julian Assange


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In CapicúaFM’s episode 42 (in Castilian), Ecuadorian attorney Viviana Paredes and I discuss the concerning situation regarding our freedom of speech, the US Constitution’s First Amendment, WikiLeaks and Julian Assange, its founder. There are now four countries which are pushing and pulling his fate. Those countries include his homeland of Australia, the South American country of Ecuador (which protected Assange in its London Embassy for almost seven years before changing its mind right before NAB 2019), the United Kingdom (where Assange is currently in jail) and Sweden. Right after the US State Department added an additional 17 new charges

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Trackpad & mouse support arrives to iOS and iPadOS


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Although Apple omitted it from the WWDC keynote last week, several beta testers of iOS 13 and iPadOS have now confirmed and demonstrated that trackpad and mouse support has finally arrived to both, without need of jailbreaking. This has been something that many people (including me) have requested for a long time. They have also confirmed that it works both via USB or wireless Bluetooth, and can trigger Siri Shortcuts, which are like macros. One proved that it even works with an external monitor with the current leading pro video editing app for iOS, LumaFusion, which I have covered before.

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RØDE Reporter app: 7 ways to improve it


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The RØDE Reporter app for iOS is the bridge from several RØDE hardware devices to an iOS or iPadOS device for recording. These RØDE devices for the Apple Lightning connector currently include the i-XY-L stereo microphone, the i-XLR (for connecting a single XLR microphone) and the SC6-L, the ingenious yet under-praised bidirectional 2-channel interface I have covered in a few articles already. The RØDE Reporter app for iOS is very good, but I have 7 suggestions to make it a powerhouse.

Links to my articles about the related RØDE devices

Review of the i-XY-L stereo microphone, shown above (

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iTunes is (almost) dead! Long live the triad replacements!


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Apple is finally eliminating iTunes in the new upcoming macOS Catalina (although Apple may extend iTune’s life in Windows). Apple even made fun of the monolithic desktop application during its keynote presentation, with a short entertaining iTunes parody (see video ahead: You’ll probably love it, as I did.) Two of the three replacement apps have long existed for iOS: Apple Podcasts and Apple Music (the latter of which also exists for Android). The third app is the new Apple TV app for macOS. The new Apple TV app is already present on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV 4K, and Apple

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Apple unveils modular Mac Pro + optional matte or glossy display


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Today at Apple’s WWDC (Worldwide Developer Conference), the Cupertino company unveiled the new modular Mac Pro desktop workstation for 2019, plus its companion XDR (Extreme Dynamic Range) display with optional matte. The new Mac Pro starts at US$5999. A rack mountable version will also be available. The companion Pro Display XDR 6K display starts at US$5999 or US$6999 for the matte (nano-texture) version. This price excludes the optional US$999 Pro Stand or alternatively, the VESA mount will cost only US$199. Both should be available in the Fall (Autumn), Northern Hemisphere. I’ll be updating and expanding this article in the next Continue reading “Apple unveils modular Mac Pro + optional matte or glossy display”

RØDE SC6-L with an XLR microphone (or 2)? Yes, but with important details


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I have covered the intriguing RØDE SC6-L audio interface in prior articles. The SC6-L is unique since it’s so tiny and inexpensive, yet acts as an dual-channel, bi-directional interface to get separate (or combined) mic sources into an iOS device via Lightning. And yes, the SC6-L thankfully does its dual A-to-D conversion at 48 kHz/24-bit. The SC6-L is primarily promoted to work with unbalanced TRRS microphones. In my first tests, I successfully used it with the ModMic5 head microphone via a TRS to TRRS cable, but later I wanted to test using it using a passive cable with XLR microphones,

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DaVinci Resolve on an old laptop? Alex Jordan shows us how!


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Many people hear about DaVinci Resolve and its incomparable innovations for both editing and grading, but are afraid it could never work well with a weaker, older laptop computer without an external GPU. Alex Jordan of Learn Color Grading (and his cat) teach us how to optimize DaVinci Resolves settings on an old computer to make it work comfortably, without an eGPU, even with 4K footage, in 5 simple steps. Enjoy Alex Jordan’s excellent video and my comments.

THE 5-STEP SYSTEM for Smooth Playback on Any Laptop – DaVinci Resolve (Alex Jordan/LearnColorGrading.com)

As Alex Jordan clarifies at the end

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Windows 10 just became usable for mission-critical tasks?


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Almost 4 years after Windows 10’s release in 2015, Microsoft has just released its May 2019 update (1903), which finally gives back full control of update scheduling to users. After the extremely long awaited update… and then setting your “Active Hours”, Microsoft promises that Windows 10 users will now be immune from undesired spontaneous restarts to a computer while in the middle of performing a mission-critical task like Internet interviewing, live broadcasting, gaming or digital surgery. Ahead are the details and my comments about the use of ChromeOS standalone, ChromeOS together with MacinCloud, as well as the newly liberated Windows

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Review: ClearVoiceover audio plugin


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In my experience, to make a musical sound bed “fit” well under a dry voiceover, you either have to duck the music (i.e. attenuate it) or equalize it to make the voice “fit”, without overall ducking. Many people prefer the latter, since the music can sound fuller without compromising the intelligibility. However, if you are not Chris Curran (with his years of experience mastering commercial music albums), you probably don’t have the ears, the knowledge —or the patience— to EQ the music bed appropriately by yourself. Enter the ClearVoiceover plugin to save the day! ClearVoiceover officially works with many

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Adobe Premiere Rush is finally available for Android too


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The interesting, cross-platform app called Premiere Rush (which I have covered extensively in prior articles and an interview with Cielo de la Paz of The Storyographist), is finally available for Android too. Up until now, it has been available for macOS, iOS and Windows. At a private online briefing last week for journalists, Adobe responded that the feature set is identical between Android and iOS. Ahead is the very short list of approved Android devices, and Adobe’s response about compatibility with those Chromebooks that support Android apps.

According to Adobe, Premiere Rush will only work on the following Android

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DEITY V.Lav microphone solves TRRS/TRS conflicts automatically and intelligently


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One of my most popular articles in ProVideo Coalition is TS/TRS/TRRS/TRRRS: Combating the misconnection epidemic from 2015. Often, producers and recordists have needed to understand —and acquire— an adapter to make a microphone which originally terminates as TRS to TRRS, or viceversa. Now, DEITY has released the US$50 V.Lav microphone which automatically and intelligently detects and adjusts the wiring configuration according to the connected device. Ahead we’ll see more about this microphone in Curtis Judd’s review, and even a direct comparison with the SmartLav+ from RØDE.

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Here is a link to TS/TRS/TRRS/TRRRS: Combating the misconnection

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Tektronix assists AIMS Alliance, EBU and IRT to design and execute JT-NM testing of SMPTE 2110 Devices


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Tektronix recently participated with the AIMS Alliance in the Joint Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM) to help guide prospective purchasers of IP-based equipment with greater insight into how industry equipment aligns to SMPTE standards. Testing of vendor-supplied equipment was administered by the EBU and IRT. Tektronix assisted with the development of tests and supplied testing equipment and experts for the event held at Fox Networks in Woodlands, Texas.

According to Mike Overton, Principal Engineer at Tektronix, the goal of the program is to provide meaningful depth for decision-makers to consider which devices actually address the SMPTE 2110 standards.

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Google Fi adds visual voicemail to iOS app


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After adding official support to the “unofficial hack” I published in 2016, Google Fi just added visual voicemail to its iOS app version 1.5. This makes my favorite mobile telephony and data service even better for those who use it on an iPhone with my Method 1, which Google later made official and facilitated with an iOS app. Details ahead, plus why I still prefer Method 2 over the now officialized Method 1, and a link to save US$20.

Some prior relevant articles

Note: Before December 2018, Google Fi was called Project Fi.

RØDECaster firmware 1.2.0 adds multitrack polyWAV to microSD + more


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RØDE just announced firmware 1.2.0 to its US$599 multipurpose RØDECaster Pro mixer/recorder/virtual cart player. The new firmware adds multitrack recording to its internal microSD recorder (polyWAV file of the stereo live mix + individual sources), as well as pause capability when recording internally. Together with the firmware update, they launched an updated companion app, which can rename and divide the polyWAV file into individual WAV files. Ahead are the details and links to my relevant articles.

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FiLMiC Pro framerates: VFR status & workflow reaffirmed at NAB 2019


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At NAB 2019, I asked the lead programmers at FiLMiC Pro whether the VFR (variable frame rate) recording situation remained the same, in order to help you —our reader— to both understand and follow best practice regarding framerates when shooting on iOS, and later editing and distributing it. At their booth in Las Vegas, FiLMiC engineers reaffirmed something that hadn’t been mentioned publicly since my 2017 article called Understanding iPhone framerates for shooting, editing & distribution. Ahead I’ll update that information.

Introduction

When you shoot video on iOS (including iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch), framerates don’t work the way they

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Midtown Video post NAB 2019 live event covers NewTek + LiveU


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Earlier this week, Miami-based leading pro video dealer and rental house, Midtown Video, hosted a live event, in person and on the Internet, for instant global consumption. The 43-minute, multi-camera event focused on —and employed— some new technologies released NAB 2019 from LiveU (streaming encoders, now featuring H.265/HEVC) and NewTek, including two I had previously reported from NAB in Las Vegas. Ahead you’ll have access to the video replay of the event, still photos and my comments.

The live event used a NewTek TriCaster TC1 with NDI as the centerpiece for switching, character generator, recording and encoding the show.
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Datavideo announced NVS-33 H.264 streaming encoder/recorder


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At NAB 2019, Datavideo announced the NVS-33, an H.264 standalone streaming encoder and recorder. The NVS-33 has HD-SDI and HDMI inputs for video as well as stereo RCA unbalanced audio connections, for use when embedded audio is not available or desired. The NVS-33 can stream and record at different bit rates simultaneously, although I am disappointed to see how low the maximum is, as I’ll explain ahead, together with four questions I asked Datavideo. The NVS-33 records onto an SD card in NTFS, FAT, or exFAT. The latter is my favorite.

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NewTek’s NDI graduates to a recording códec & already works with Adobe CC


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As I have covered in many past articles, NewTek launched NDI in 2015 as a a royalty-free software standard developed by NewTek to enable video-compatible products to communicate, deliver, and receive broadcast quality video in a high quality, low-latency manner that is frame-accurate and suitable for switching in a live production environment. Now, NDI is also a recording códec, and any subscriber of NewTek Premium Access can make isolated recordings with a .mov wrapper and the NDI códec inside, according to Brian Olson (NewTek VP of Product Management). These ISO recordings in the NDI códec can be used for replay Continue reading “NewTek’s NDI graduates to a recording códec & already works with Adobe CC”

LumaFusion 2.0 announced at NAB 2019


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At NAB 2019, Luma-Touch announced LumaFusion 2.0 with more tracks, track headers, improved media management, a UI (user interface) refresh and markers. This makes the most powerful video editor I know for iOS even more powerful. Here are the details.

More tracks

  • 6 video/audio or graphic tracks
  • 6 additional stereo only audio tracks
  • Or 12 stereo audio only tracks

Track headers for powerful editing

  • Insert/overwrite on each track
  • Lock/unlock tracks
  • View/hide tracks
  • Mute tracks

UI refresh

FiLMiC Pro announces FiLMiC Audio app at NAB 2019


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At NAB 2019 in Las Vegas, FiLMiC Pro (the most famous app for full control video recording on iOS and Android, which I have covered in many past articles) announced the FiLMiC Audio app, which can record 48 kHz 32-bit floating point audio and automatically sync Record/Pause with FiLMiC Pro wirelessly via WiFi, even without a WiFi network. Then it transfers and syncs the audio via WiFi with the video file in FiLMiC Pro.

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