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Best Action Cam GoPro Hero7 Black

Best Action Cam GoPro Hero7 Black

The GoPro Hero7 Black shoots 4K/60p video. And it now has great image stabilization. GoPro has added native live-streaming so you can live stream to Facebook without third-party tools. You can use WiFi or cellular service to run a 720p live stream on Facebook. YouTube...

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

The new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K or PCC4K is a spectacular video camera with excellent 4K video quality in RAW or ProRes. It has a beautiful 5-inch full HD touchscreen with a surprisingly simple interface. This is a Micro Four Thirds system that has a...

Loss Leader: Small Sales Big Profit

I used to feel badly when a customer brought just one video to transfer. When I added the time I spent on the phone and two meetings with the customer that I was not making very much per hour. Fortunately I did not let my feelings show. For as I later learned these...

Canon Rebel With 4K Video

Canon Rebel With 4K Video

Canon has a new EOS (Electro-Optical System) Rebel DSLR camera that shoots 4K video and weighs less than a pound with battery and SD card. The SL3 camera (also known as the EOS 250D) is comfortable to hold with a good build quality and has a 24.1-megapixel APS-C image...

To Rent or Buy

With the constant dizzying introduction of new and better cameras and video gear, owning gear can be a real challenge. The danger is that it can lose its value before you have made the final payments. Or that your income from this gear will not meet your projections....

Obsolete But Working Camcorders For Transfers

Put up a sign offering video transfers and you will get lots of requests for formats you mighht not expect. When I don't have the format a transfer customer needs, I usually ask the customer if they still have the camcorder that shot this footage. Often they do. I...

TV News & Documentary Archives

TV News & Documentary Archives

Did you know the Wayback Machine has a searchable TV News Archive with 1.7 million TV shows? In case you didn't know, the Wayback Machine is a digital archive of the web. It was launched in 2001 by the Internet Archive. While exploring the TV News Archive I discovered...

The Four Hour Work Week

The Four Hour Work Week

Excerpts from the book The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss · Aim high so you can create your own reality and write your own rules. · Step outside of your comfort zone and take action now. · Try to gain the freedom of remote working within your current job. · Be...

Photography and You

Photography and You

Last year alone the estimate is that people took 1.2 trillion photos. A lot of them were selfies. These are different from other photos. The ego is at stake in a selfie which is why there are so many touch up apps out there. Facetune2 is one example. It can smooth out...