Category Archives: video technology

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 >


Hologram, Peppers Ghost and a New Live Performance for Dead Artists

Maria Callas, the legendary opera star, was according to the NY Times the greatest singer of the 20th Century. She died in 1977, but she performs in a new concert with a live orchestra. A company called Base Hologram is using an old technique called Peppers Ghost with new technology. They are offering the result […]... Keep reading >


January 16, 2018 | video technology | | Comments

The Log vs the LUT

Last week in our review of the Nikon D850 I said I’d address the topic of Log vs LUT. What is a Log as opposed to a LUT (Look Up Table)? A simple explanation is that a log is a way to record video in a specific way. Then in post you can apply the […]... Keep reading >


8 x 10 Video Camera

I just completed designing and building an 8×10 video camera, the first in the world that I know of. Essentially its off-axis reimaging of a projected image. It’s a bit like IMAX, but waaaaay bigger. – Zev Hoover Before you get too excited, the camera is indeed an 8 x 10 Video Camera, but the […]... Keep reading >


January 9, 2018 | video technology | | Comments

DVD Won’t Play

Red Box and Netflix each have a big interest in making their customers happy and preserving their disks. When a DVD won’t play, the first step in trying to get a DVD to play is to try cleaning the disk. Here’s what Netflix says: If the disc is dirty or scratched, try cleaning it with […]... Keep reading >


Film Transfers Better Than Wolverine

I’ve been doing 8mm and super 8 film transfers for a while now. As you may recall I bought the Wolverine 8mm and Super8 Reels Movie Digitizer and have churned out some pretty good transfers. I even bought the new and improved Wolverine Pro model which can handle nine inch reels. The films I am […]... Keep reading >


November 21, 2017 | cameras, lens, video technology | | Comments

Cleaning The Camera Sensor

Cleaning the camera sensor can be a simple and safe procedure if certain guidelines are followed. If you shoot wide open it is probably not necessary. ... Keep reading >


Reversing a Video Clip

Reverse motion is a technique you may not have thought of using. But it can, in the right circumstances, add production value for comedy and other artistic effects. ... Keep reading >



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