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Insightful articles, gear reviews, and industry commentary written by Anthony Burokas for various industry publications.
REVIEW: The Panasonic AG-AC160 Prosumer Handheld Camcorder
Panasonic has several camcorders with similar build, but different underlying core technologies — specifically, the AC160/130 and the HPX250. The key difference between them, respectively, is 4:2:0 MP4 GOP at 1920×1080 resolution and AVCCAM recording as high at 21Mbps, versus 10-bit, 4:2:2 independent-frame, 1920 x 1080 resolution AVC-Intra 100 recording.Read More
REVIEW: Sonnet Qio High-Speed File Transport Center
Sonnet has crafted a beautiful solution for rapid footage offload that gives your laptop far more connectivity, power, and capability than ever before. The system is solid, and in pure professional parlance, it does what it says it can do. The Qio is, according to Anthony Burokas, the most usefulRead More
REVIEW: Panasonic AG-AC7P Shouldermount Camcorder
A physically similar follow-up to Panasonic’s more professional AG-HMC80 AVCCAM, the AC7P uses the more consumer AVCHD format, loses a few ports, and drops $1,200 from the price tag, making the $1,300 (MSRP) AG-AC7 the least expensive actual on-shoulder camcorder you can buy. But what do you get? Read moreRead More
REVIEW: Roland VR-5 Audio Video Mixer / USB Streamer
In this age of “one device does everything,” Roland-a name more associated with audio gear than video-has been producing some quite capable video mixers, recorders, and players. The company’s latest mixer, the VR-5, features multiple video inputs, an internal media player, computer input and conversion, a built-in audio mixer, twoRead More
ARTICLE: Anthony reviews the Sonnet Qio for EventDV Magazine
Anthony Burokas tests the Sonnet Qio and Fusion F2 drives for Event DV Magazine. Are they as good as they seem?