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Auralex Studiofoam Wedges Better than Cheap Acoustic Foam?

By James Cross Jr

Auralex is expensive when compared to cheaper alternatives for sale on amazon or eBay. This is why I think it is worth it. When trying to cut down some of the reflections in my YouTube studio, I looked into acoustic foam to supplement my home made acoustic panels and to add a little visual dimension […]

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Anamorphic Lens for Smartphone? Worth it?

By James Cross Jr

Not sure how practical and potentially distracting to coworkers it would be for me to break out my Sony A7iii on a business trip, I decided to buy a Moondog Labs anamorphic lens for my iPhone XS. It would be a good opportunity to find out what kind of cinematic footage my new phone was […]

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Custom PC Build or iMac for Video Editing

By James Cross Jr

Should you build a pc for video editing or buy an imac? When I bought my latest 13 inch Macbook Pro, I was not planning on using it for video editing. My main consideration at the time was generally light use with some front-end software development. The Macbook works well for its original intended usage. […]

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Adobe Premiere vs Final Cut Pro for Filmmaking

By James Cross Jr

So you are interested in getting into filmmaking. One of the first decisions you will have to make is deciding what software you will use to edit your videos. Do you go for Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Screenflow or Camtasia? Or one of the many other editing apps? There are a lot of options, […]