video technology

Photoshop For Audio

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...

The VLC 3.0 Revolution

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....

The Log vs the LUT

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 corresponding LUT...

8 x 10 Video Camera

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...

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 The Camera Sensor

Cleaning The Camera Sensor

Talk to ten professionals and you may get ten different answers on the question of cleaning the camera sensor. But most agree that you want to err on the side of inaction. Cleaning the camera sensor too often or too aggressively is a very bad idea. When Should You...