Tech & Silicon Valley

A simple example (with video) demonstrating how to use the Zoom H6 field recorder to produce a short scene with high quality sound effects and audio.

Videography
Clinton Stark
03.16.2015

Need help picking a DSLR camera to shoot video? Here’s a list of the top 5 best DSLR cameras that should be on your short list. Featuring cameras from Canon, Sony, Blackmagic and Panasonic.

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Baja Wanderlust
BY | 03.13.15 VIDEO

Next stop for Stark Insider is Baja California Sur. Some of my thoughts on the town of Loreto, shooting videos with the Canon EOS 70D, and potential Super 35 upgrade: Sony FS7 or Canon C100 Mark II or… ?

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Gadgets We Love
BY | 03.03.15

Here’s a serious Bluetooth speaker that doesn’t skimp on specs. Featuring 60W power output, Kevlar woofers and silk dome tweeters, the Audioengine B2 earns our highest praise.

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Stark Insider
BY | 02.24.15

The day has finally arrived. And it’s called “Pebble Time.” After a much-hyped and significantly¬†marketed countdown, the smartwatch maker that could, Pebble, announced today a Kickstarter campaign to fund¬†a new model featuring a color e-paper display. No, this is not 1992. Up until now the Palo Alto-based start-up produced smartwatches, both the original and fancier […]

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Wearables
BY | 02.18.15

My wife wants an Apple Watch. She’s an unapologetic laggard. Is that reason enough to say that Apple understands wearables better than anyone?

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Wearables
BY | 02.17.15

Google Glass flopped. But that hasn’t stopped Sony from taking a (misguided) swing at the wearable market. SmartEyeglass retails for $849, but I don’t think they could give these monstrosities away for free.

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Wearables
BY | 02.12.15

It’s official. Android Wear is a flop. By why did Google miss the mark so badly?

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San Francisco
BY | 02.02.15 VIDEO

Before we saw a show Saturday night at A.C.T. in San Francisco we gave ourselves a video challenge: an 80’s video music homage shot in Union Square with a Canon EOS 70D in just 30 minutes.

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Video Gear
BY | 01.28.15

Say your budget is $10,000. Do you buy a Sony a7S and build it out, or do you make a squeeze and buy it plus a new Sony FS7 giving you both stealth, plus Super 35 options?