by Nino Leitner | 7th May 2016
Watch previous episodes of ON THE COUCH & ON THE GO by clicking here! Visit our Vimeo and YouTube playlists, and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes! Please visit our sponsors’ websites to keep new episodes of ON THE COUCH coming! Thanks to G-Technology and Røde Microphones. Drew Geraci, Claus Andersen, Greg Crosby We start off part 2 of episode 29 of ON THE COUCH by talking about how Drew actually produces his timelapses (like the intro of House of Cards for David Fincher). He explains how he has moved on from Canon DSLRs to the Sony a7RII and a7SII, using intervalometers instead of internal apps (which is possible on the Sony cameras). He points out how much better the latitude on RAW images from Sony cameras is these days compared to the Canon counterparts. Still from one of Drew Geraci’s time-lapses. © District 7 Media Claus dives deeper into how he is organizing online communities via Facebook, helping people finding answers to the questions they have around their cameras or filmmaking goals. Greg from our sponsor G-Technology explains the newest additions to G-Technology’s product range, among it the Shuttle XL RAID series, which is made for outdoor use (and which we used to produce my recent wildlife documentary “Through The Thick” in South Africa – click here if you missed it!). He also talks about the ever-evolving range of card readers that G-Technology is providing for their EV series products, which means you don’t need to use any additional cables to connect your media to your hard drives anymore. He also talks about the new G-Rack 12, a new rack-mount NAS system with 12 bays, providing up to 120TB of storage for data-intense productions. G-Technology Shuttle XL RAID with ev slots for expansion (2.5″ hard drives or RED / CFast Card Readers) Please visit our sponsors’ websites to keep new episodes of ON THE COUCH coming! Thanks to G-Technology and Røde Microphones.Read more
by Nic Divischek | 13th September 2015
We interviewed Mark Anderson from G-Technology about their latest evolution-series products. The new Studio XL 8-Bay Raid now taking ev modules, a RED card reader and a Firewire adapter for EV-series harddrives. The Thunderbolt 8-Bay G-Speed Studio XL consists of a 6-Bay Raid with up to 48TB capacity and two ev bays, which can either be used with existing EV-series hard drives or with their new RED Reader. The RED card reader also has a USB3 port so that it can be used on its own. Due to its form factor, it also fits into the existing G-Drive ev Dock. Using the RED card reader in the 8-Bay G-Speed Studio XL will allow a DIT to have one system from which he/she can make copies from the card directly to an ev series drive and onto the RAID. The G-Drive ev can then be sent off set for post production or editing. G-Technology also introduced a new G-DOCK ev Solo with USB3 connections which is going to cost less than 100 Euros. To serve people who still use Macs with Firewire 800 connectors in their workflows (like the old Mac Pro), G-Technology now offers a Firewire to ev series adapter that allows you to attach G-Drives ev directly to computers with Firewire 800.Read more
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