Just when you think you’ve seen it all in video gadgetry, a company called Vidstone® brings out a new twist – video tribute gravestones. According to the The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review “More people don’t want just good words at the last rites, but an entertaining video of their life. Typical choice is an eight-minute digital presentation, what the film industry used to call a “short.” Family photos and home movie footage are combined for showing at the service and also over the Web to guests who can’t make it. The VIDSTONE Serenity Panel is attached to the stone monument. It uses solar power and a weatherproof LCD so a graveside visitor can press a button and see a 5-8 minute photo slide show of the deceased. The LCD panel can be attached to an upright or slanted grave site monument, including gravestones, mausoleums and columbariums.
Dying to make videos? Funeralone.com offers Memorial Webcasting. This service enables distant family and friends to see the funeral, memorial, and cemetery services on the Internet.
(Note: The original video has been removed. This shows the same idea.) Photographing light trails at night has been a popular technique of both still photographers and videographers. We’ve all seen the light trails of night traffic in a time lapse video. Light painting in still photography can be done a couple of ways. One […]Read More
I've written a lot about quadcopters, most notably Quadcopters, Cameras, and the Law. Today, some fool didn't obey the law, common sense or common decency. Monday evening a quadcopter took off from a high-rise terrace in mid-town Manhattan during evening rush hour. It flew 300 to 400 ft in the air past luxury apartment buildings as well as business buildings. 3 minutes later it crashed in the street nearly clipping a businessman.Read More
GoPro HERO4 Session Camera Price Cut From $399 to $199 The GoPro HERO4 Session Camera is the smallest, lightest GoPro yet. It features easy one-button control to power up and capture videos or stills with one press. The camera captures 1080p60; 720p100; and 1440p30 video. This camera is waterproof down to 33 feet so it […]Read More