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ISOBuster Recovery Works

ISOBuster is data recovery software for Windows that has been around for a long time, but it is regularly updated and users love it. I was recently transferring some client-made DVDs to MPG4 when I discovered a number of the disks could not be read by any machine. I...

Center Cam A Middle Screen Webcam

Most webcams are fixed at the top of the screen which makes you look up and that means you are not really looking directly into the eyes of the viewer for Zoom or other teleconferencing meeting. The Center Cam is a new webcam that resides in the middle of the screen...

Transcoding Footage And Proxy Editing

It is common to find 4K and other high end video formats on phones, drones and video cameras. These files are very large and include so much information that they put a real on an editing computer and slow it down. So we work with proxies, or proxy files which are...

Video Editing Prep

Video is now 82% of all internet traffic. There are 50 million people in this creator economy. You can see their work on YouTube, Twitch and TikTok. Video clearly has the power to influence, inspire, and teach. Whether the raw elements are created with DSLR cameras,...

Cinematography of Vilmos Zsigmond

I just saw a great documentary entitled "No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos" about cinematography. I found it on Netflix. Here's how Netflix describes it. "After improbably chronicling the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, young filmmakers Laszlo Kovaks and Vilmos...

Free Photoshop Clone

Free Photoshop Clone

Photopea is an open source image editor that looks and works like Photoshop. You will think it is Photoshop, but this runs in your web browser. So you don't have to install anything. You don't have to worry about updates because you are always running the latest...

Photomicrography With A Smart Phone

Photomicrography With A Smart Phone

You can create photomicrography with a smart phone and nearly any inexpensive microscope. You do not need any accessories or additional gear. Dr. Annie Morrison shows how she does it freehand with only a smart phone and a microscope. No other gear is needed. It takes...

Photoshop offers NFTs via Content Credentials

As another sign of how big NFTs are becoming, Adobe will begin allowing creators to create Non-fungible tokens or NFTs through a new Photoshop feature. This function will be a part of the 'Content Credentials' project by Adobe. Content Credentials is designed to...

Center Cam A Mid-Screen Webcam

The normal eye line of subjects in web conferences and Zoom meetings is above the screen because the web cam is at the top of the screen. So the subject must look up at the web cam rather than directly at the audience at the center of the screen which is the ideal eye...

Why Become a Google Local Guide

Here's an email I received recently from Google Maps. Hi Hal People are noticing the place you modified You changed the location of Tipsy Seagull Dockside Pub (seasonal), which has now been seen over 300,000 times. Thanks for making such a valuable edit to the map....