Best Prime Day 2020 deals: Webcams, mics, green screens, and video studio gear

Whether you want to be the next big YouTube star or you’re just required to show your face in Zoom meetings, it’s time to upgrade your video hardware. In this guide, we locate some of the better items that are on sale for Prime Day. Some of these are finds just because all video gear is in short supply due to the pandemic. Some of these are genuinely good deals no matter what the current events.

The bottom line is this: if you’re doing video, you need more than just your smartphone. You’ll need sound, lighting, a place to put your camera, possibly a new camera, a tripod, and various mounts, backdrops, and accessories. 

Go for it! And when you produce some exciting YouTube videos, let us know in the comments below.


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This has to be one of the best webcam deals we’ve seen in a

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Slingshot Aerospace & Leading Hollywood Visualization Studio THE THIRD FLOOR Reimagine Next-Gen Space Training

Companies bring together data and immersive design expertise to create space training simulation tool for U.S. Space Force

Slingshot Aerospace, Inc., a leader in situational awareness technology, announced today that it has received $2 million to develop the Slingshot Orbital Laboratory, an immersive space simulation tool for the Space Force. This includes a $1 million Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 2 contract from the United States Space Force and an additional $1 million from ATX Venture Partners. The company has partnered with THE THIRD FLOOR, the world’s leading visualization studio helping realize blockbuster films and shows such as Gravity, The Martian and The Mandalorian, to co-create a space visualization solution that is interactive and physics-based.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201008005031/en/

Nominal image of Slingshot Orbital Laboratory. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“Space operators need to understand complicated concepts like astrodynamics, the effects of various

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PS5 3D Audio, Surprise Game Collections, & A Blizzard Studio Shutdown | Save State

In this video, Persia talks about the PS5’s new 3D audio feature and how it will work for your headset but not for your TV speakers at launch. Sony also showed of its Pulse 3D wireless headset, which it says will be the best way to experience the PS5’s 3D audio capabilities. A few confirmed games to support this feature are Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls, and Resident Evil Village.

Persia also talks about the surprise announcement and release of two collections from Bethesda. The first collection includes four Wolfenstein games in all: The New Order, The Old Blood, The New Colossus, and Youngblood. The second is The Arkane Collection and includes Prey, Dishonored, and Dishonored 2, along with the standalone Dishonored 2 expansion Death of the Outsider. Bethesda also confirmed to GameSpot that both collections will be playable on next-gen consoles through backwards compatibility.

Lastly, Persia talks about Bloomberg

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Apple Stops Selling Headphones and Speakers From Third-Party Companies Ahead of Rumored Smaller HomePod and AirPods Studio Launch

Apple is no longer selling headphones and wireless speakers from companies like Sonos, Bose, and Logitech, as it prepares to launch a new, lower-cost HomePod and AirPods Studio headphones.


According to checks performed by Bloomberg, Apple removed headphones and speakers from Bose, speakers from Logitech’s Ultimate Ears brand, and Sonos speakers from its online Apple Store at the end of September. Searching for these products, which were previously sold online and in retail stores, brings up no results.

Employees at Apple retail locations have also allegedly been asked to pull third-party audio products from shelves over the course of the last few days. Retail stores and the online store continue to offer Beats-branded headphones and speakers alongside Apple’s AirPods and ‌HomePod‌.

Apple has made similar moves in the past, eliminating stock of fitness trackers ahead of the launch Apple Watch. Apple told Bloomberg that it regularly makes changes to

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How ‘Halo’ Veteran Harold Ryan Plans To Revolutionize Game Studio Culture

Given the imminent arrival of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, the recent releases of games like like Crash Bandicoot 4 and Star Wars: Squadrons, and with countless blockbusters on the horizon, you’d be forgiven for losing track of every major gaming development–even if they had the potential to fundamentally transform the way the industry operates. This month, ProbablyMonsters took another step towards shaping how games could be made, and it’s one you shouldn’t overlook.

The company, which exists to “unite, guide, and empower talented teams to create exceptional interactive experiences”, announced the creation of its third, yet-unnamed studio, led by creatives from the critically acclaimed Borderlands and Torchlight franchises. The chief architect behind this, ex-Bungie CEO Harold Ryan, is no stranger to success–and he doesn’t plan on breaking old

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Could Apple’s iPhone 12 announcement event include AirPods Studio? All the rumors

Apple’s September event is in the rear-view mirror, and while we saw two new Apple Watches and iPads, there was no iPhone 12 announced at the virtual event. One long-rumored device that could make its debut soon is the AirPods Studio, a pair of over-ear headphones that have been hinted at for quite some time. (Another is the AirTags, which also could make their debut in October alongside the expected launch of the iPhone 12.)



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a close up of blue water: Los Beats Solo Pro ya están en México con un precio de 6,499 pesos.


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Los Beats Solo Pro ya están en México con un precio de 6,499 pesos.


Like other high-end headphones and the AirPods Pro , the AirPods Studio headphones are likely to have noise cancellation and a transparency mode that can pipe in external sounds for personal safety and awareness of your surroundings. Although Apple owns Beats and has several over-ear headphones like the Solo Pro already available,

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Scrum Ventures Launches Food Tech Studio – Bites!

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Scrum Ventures today announced the launch of Food Tech Studio – Bites!, a global community of stage-agnostic startups who share a common vision of solving key challenges plaguing our food supply chain today, including (but not limited to) safety, waste reduction, and health. Scrum Ventures’ Food Tech Studio – Bites! is the latest series of studio programs aimed to reinvent the antiquated accelerator process and will facilitate lasting relationships between a range of global food tech entrepreneurs, Japanese corporations, and industry thought leaders that are deeply immersed in the changing food landscape.

The launch of Food Tech Studio – Bites! comes at a time where COVID-19 and the ongoing climate crisis has threatened the global food supply chain and left millions of people around the world without food security and nutrition. In fact, research from The United Nations World Food Programme

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Profoto Announces A10 Studio Light With Built-In AirX Technology; More Info at B&H

Photography News: Profoto’s A10 Studio Light adds smartphone compatibility via AirX technology

B&H is excited to share the release of Profoto’s A10 Studio Light, which introduces AirX technology to its popular round-headed flashes for smartphone control. The A10 is available for Canon, Nikon, FUJIFILM, and Sony TTL systems, and each brand-specific model is also available as a bundle with its respective Profoto Connect Wireless Transmitter providing AirTTL and HSS functionality when shooting with the light off-camera.

Profoto A10 AirTTL-C Studio Light for Canon
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1592782-REG/profoto_901230_a10_airttl_c_studio_light.html

Profoto A10 AirTTL-S Studio Light for Sony
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1592784-REG/profoto_901232_a10_airttl_s_studio_light.html

Profoto A10 AirTTL-N Studio Light for Nikon
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1592783-REG/profoto_901231_a10_airttl_n_studio_light.html

Profoto A10 AirTTL-F Studio Light for FUJIFILM
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1592785-REG/profoto_901233_a10_airttl_f_studio_light.html

The Profoto A10 shares its basic form factor and functionality with the A1X Studio Light, making it an exceptionally lightweight and intuitive flash with natural-looking light output from its characteristic 2.75″ round head. With 90-degree tilt and 360-degree rotation, it can be

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Jamstik Studio MIDI Guitar review

The other obstacle I encountered early on was easily remedied by changing the settings, but it did take me a full day to figure out what was wrong. While everything seemed to work just fine in Ableton, the MicroFreak and Pigments (when running in standalone mode) never seemed to be in tune with the guitar… or itself. Turns out the default bend ranges didn’t play nice with the micromovements of a guitar being fretted, and each synth had its own ideal setting. Learn something new every day, I suppose. 

In general the Jamstik seemed to like soft synths better than hardware instruments, but I had little issue getting it to work with my Volca FM or Volca Keys. I even found a few patches on the FM that took on a new life when played like a guitar. Because there’s a 1/4 inch instrument jack, a TRS MIDI connector and

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AirPods Studio Rumored to Come With U1 Chip, Ultra-Wideband Said to Be Vital to Future Apple Ecosystem

Proven leaker known as “L0vetodream” has today shared a range of information about the ultra-wideband U1 chip in Apple’s upcoming AirTags item trackers and AirPods Studio headphones.

The first of a series of tweets shared today simply stated that AirPods Studio will contain an ultra-wideband U1 chip. It seems likely that the U1 chip would be used in ‌AirPods Studio‌ to track the location of the headphones in the Find My app, but it could also have other functions such as directional detection of other in-range U1 devices.

Apple says that the U1 chip will “enable short-range wireless location to support new experiences, such as next-generation digital car keys,” but other than directional AirDrop, much of its functionality has yet to be realized.

The distance between two devices that support ultra-wideband can be measured precisely by calculating the time

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