Category Archives: video technology

Instant Replay 115 Cameras

At Sunday’s Super Bowl in Atlanta, CBS Sports has 115 cameras, including three SkyCams flying through the air, and 28 others squeezed into the pylons marking the edges of the end zones. As CBS’s Ken Aagaard said “You get these definitive shots right here on the sideline, all the way down to the 10 yard […]... Keep reading >


January 8, 2019 | video technology | Comments

Animation and CGI Motion Course from Columbia University

This free online course from Columbia University shows you how to create lifelike animations focusing on the technical aspects of CGI animation and also give you a glimpse into how studios approach the art of physically-based animation. The course is rich in mathematics and science. For instance you will learn the fundamental concepts of physical […]... Keep reading >


Download Netflix, Amazon, Pandora, Legal Issues

Recording from the streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon, Pandora, and Hulu is strictly against the rules we agreed to when we accepted their terms. But is it legal? That’s another questions altogether. To consider that we must go back some 30 years to the Betamax Case. In 1984 the Supreme Court of the United […]... Keep reading >


Changing Faces

Today you can download software that uses machine learning to perform a convincing digital video face-swap. The video is called a deepfake. It can stitch the eyes of one person onto the face of another person doing lip-sync karaoke. It isn’t perfect yet, but it could fool some people. Photo fakery is certainly not new. […]... Keep reading >


Music for Video Created by AI

Create unique professional music for your video. Just choose a mood and style of the music you want, Amper can create it in a few seconds. That’s the claim made by Amper Music. This new royalty-free music program uses AI to produce music that fits the style of your video and synchs to it exactly. […]... Keep reading >


Repair Corrupted Video Files

The first step in trying to repair corrupted video files is to view the technical and tag data of that file. The best way to do that is with a free, open-source program called MediaInfo. This program provides a unified display of the most relevant technical and tag data for both video and audio files. […]... Keep reading >


Review of the RetroScan Universal Film Scanner

I’ve been using my new RetroScan Universal for over two months to scan lots of 8mm, Super 8 and 16mm films. I’ve been quite happy with the results. This machine works differently from all the others I have used or studied. It scans frame-by-frame high definition stills and can handle any sized film reel. What […]... Keep reading >


April 10, 2018 | audio, video technology | | Comments

Photoshop For Audio

Two years ago Adobe demonstrated a program that can edit speech just like you can edit text, but it can also add new speech. The program is called VoCo. It ingests speech, breaks it down to basic elements and then creates new words and sentences from scratch. So you can take a speech by an […]... Keep reading >


New Airline Regulations for Batteries

The airlines naturally worry about battery leakage, fire or explosion. Bad enough on land, but potentially disastrous on an airplane. Last year, the FAA said that lithium-ion batteries were sparking airplane fires once every 10 days on average. The International Air Transport Association is now instructing its 300 airline members to restrict lithium-powered smart bags. […]... Keep reading >


The VLC 3.0 Revolution

We’ve been recommending VLC for a while here. Whether it is for converting video files, recording a webcam, screen recording or other video tasks VLC is a much better media player than Windows Media Player and Apple Quick Time. VLC can play virtually any video format. It is available at the VLC site. This great […]... Keep reading >



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