With the number of videos and podcasts published on the rise, the need for sound engineering is becoming more prominent and less a business of specialised audio engineers. Recording an interview on the street using state of the art equipment and a soundman usually results in comprehensible audio, although background noise can still make a recording sound bad. The noise is then often removed by a specialised engineer. In contrast, a one-man operation recording with ‘prosumer’ material will often get less ideal output that screams “repair”. It seems that for both pros and prosumers, iZotope RX 3 and RX 3 Advanced are your easiest and most surefire way on the road to audio perfection.
The second generation of the Ray Flash ring flash adapter can be used with pretty much any flash and camera. I tested the €118.00 Ray Flash Universal Ring Flash adapter with my trusted Sony A700, a hotshoe converter and the new and brilliant LumoPro LP180.
Sony’s sound editor SpectraLayers Pro has been upgraded to version 2. The new version has several improvements and new features. It’s much faster than its predecessor and has one-shot noise removal. It also enables users to cast or mould layer peaks. The extracting tools have been upgraded with a new shape tool that can extract any shape you like.