May 7, 2008
Video for Audio
publisher Doug Schneider loves movies more than anyone I know, so it seems especially
appropriate that he would begin to create his own short movies on subjects of interest to SoundStage!
readers. SoundStage! V is
a video-only site where you can watch movies on subjects as diverse as the making of a
Paradigm Atom to the installation of in-wall speakers. These are not long, rambling
affairs but rather short, tightly edited movies that cover one subject in depth, often
with appearances by experts who know the subjects inside out.
Doug Schneider (left) with Heinz Lichtenegger of Pro-Ject.
SoundStage! readers are always interested
in equipment, and Doug's video personal suite was assembled to be portable and allow him
to make the highest-quality movies possible. Hardware consists of a Canon HV20
high-definition camcorder, a Rode VideoMic microphone, and a Manfrotto ModoSteady 3-in-1
stand/support. Editing software is Avid Xpress Pro, while the software used for creating
the final version of the movies you can download is Sorensen Squeeze, which also
compresses the file, making for shorter download times.
There is a baker's dozen of movies online right
now, with more to come from the High End Show in Munich before the month's end. We'll also
be shooting video later in the year from CEDIA and the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, and you
just might see yours truly in one of them.
Visit SoundStage! V and literally watch it grow.