John-Paul Palescandolo

John-Paul Palescandolo writes for B&H’s computer team but is also a freelance photographer, videographer, and filmmaker. While he has embraced digital technology, he still enjoys shooting with film and developing black-and-white emulsions at home. He maintains a photoblog at willscarlett.aminus3.com and has also fostered some unique animals over the years, including baby raccoons.

Latest Articles

1 month ago
HP announced its new OMEN and Spectre laptops at CES 2024. Designed for high-performance gaming, creatives, and professionals, these systems feature Local AI support with dynamic refresh rates, refined low-light adjustment, automatic background blur and framing, built-in power optimization to help save battery life and maximize performance, and privacy alerts that let you know when someone else…
1 month ago
At CES 2024, Lexar showcased an array of professional storage solutions, encompassing memory cards and portable SSDs. First up, the brand's CFexpress 4.0 Type B DIAMOND Series takes advantage of the PCIe Gen 4 bus to deliver read speeds of up to 3600 MB/s and write speeds of up to 3300 MB/s, which is more than enough to capture raw 8K video and photos. CFexpress Type A users won't be disappointed…
1 month ago
At CES 2024, OWC announced the ThunderBlade X8, improving upon the current ThunderBlade, a 4-Bay Thunderbolt™ 3 RAID array. Designed for a wide range of users, including DITs, creative professionals, and editors, the ThunderBlade X8 brings…
1 month ago
At CES 2024, ASUS announced its new 16" and 18" Republic of Gamers Strix Notebooks. Designed for gamers who require power on the go, ASUS continues to innovate with this release, providing users with powerful processing, large RAM loadouts, fast SSD storage, dedicated graphics, and displays with a 240 Hz refresh rate. Let’s take a more in-depth look at these systems, not only to learn more about…
1 month ago
Today at CES, Lenovo announced a full lineup of more than 40 new devices and solutions powered by AI, furthering the brand's vision of "AI for All." The announcements cover new AI innovations across Lenovo's series of Yoga, ThinkBook, ThinkPad, ThinkCentre, and Legion sub-brands, and more, to help make the computing experience more personal. Devices that Supercharge the Creative Process with AI…
2 months ago
Built using the 40 Gb/s USB4 standard to power demanding tasks, the OWC Express 1M2 USB4 External SSD is designed for photo and video professionals, DITs, prosumers, performance enthusiasts, and other creative professionals. Available with either a 1TB,…
3 months ago
Designed for creators and small studios, QNAP’s TVS-h674T and TVS-h874T will supercharge your productivity. Tackle 4K video projects smoothly and simultaneously across…
3 months ago
The HP 16" ZBook Fury 16 G10 Mobile Workstation is so powerful, you'll forget it's a laptop. If you're looking to replace your desktop computer, this is the system you want. It is focused solely on delivering the performance needed for creative professionals―and that includes media…
4 months ago
Powerfully immersive and perfectly sized, the HP ZBook Studio G10 Mobile Workstation houses high-end CPU and GPU configurations in a super-thin and light form factor. It combines performance and mobility for a wide variety of creative professionals, including…
5 months ago
In today's age of ever-growing bit rates and resolutions, ProGrade Digital has upgraded its CFexpress Type B Cobalt lineup with a 1.3TB capacity card that employs the CFexpress 4.0 standard. Available as a single card or a…
6 months ago
The phrase “SD cards” is a blanket term that covers SD, SDHC, and SDXC media. While SD cards aren’t the fastest cards available, they’re still pretty darn fast and are, by far, the most widely used of all the memory card types. Their versatility is a huge advantage, and they will often be seen in…
6 months ago
There's no question that SSDs are not only becoming more of a mainstay, but also increasing in their overall capacity. To this end, Crucial has further bolstered its lineup with the X9 Pro USB 3.2 Gen 2 Portable SSD and…
7 months ago
The new school year is nearly upon us, which means it’s time to start stocking up on necessary gear and school supplies. For film and photo majors, that means finding the camera that’s right for you. To help you get the perfect shot, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite cameras, including options for beginning photographers, prosumers, and professionals. Medium Format The…
8 months ago
If you're a photographer or filmmaker working in extreme conditions who needs a CFexpress Type A solution that's purpose-built to endure outdoor adventures, the Sony CFexpress Type A TOUGH Memory Card has been constructed for you―it's IP57-rated, meaning it is dust and water resistant. It…