Category Archives: Blog

Bit Rate Settings

A while ago I rendered out a video at 1080p and then again at 720p. As expected the 720p file size was considerably smaller than the 1080p one. However I thought I’d play a bit more with this as I … Continue reading

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Rode Videomic Pro

I’ve had my Rode Videomic Pro now for around the last two and a half years. It was bought to give my Panasonic GH2 an improved sound quality when I was out and about videoing. My previous video device, a … Continue reading

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My new Kindle Paperwhite.

A couple of days ago now I went and bought A new Kindle Paperwhite which had recently been released. It’s not the first Kindle I have had. Just under three years ago I went down to John Lewis and bought … Continue reading

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Samsung Gear smartwatch, not so impressed.

Samsung has recently announced its new smartwatch, the Gear. As someone who likes his gadgets and that sort of technology-type stuff, a practical smartwatch linked through to my phone could be something I’d have in interest in. This watch has … Continue reading

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Resolution size and quality

Video resolution, file size and image quality. A while ago I thought I’d take my camera out for an afternoon’s videoing and so headed off to Linlithgow Palace. Once I’d got some editing done I found I had a video … Continue reading

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Premiere Pro or Final Cut?

Premiere Pro or Final Cut, which do I prefer. I got my first proper video camera about 5 years ago, a small Panasonic non-HD camera (HD was around, but rather expensive for something I only wanted to experiment with), and … Continue reading

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Bebo

Things happening at Bebo. I’ve just noticed a comment in the press saying that Michael Birch, one of the founders of Bebo, has actually bought it back in some bankruptcy sale for around $1 million – if we go back … Continue reading

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VEDA thoughts

Been a bit distracted over the last month uploading a video every day in April (VEDA) to YouTube. This VEDA thing is not as easy as it sounds and many an experienced vlogger has tried but failed to achieve it. … Continue reading

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Technology Firsts

Two of my Technology Firsts. My first computer technology experience involved buying a Sinclair ZX81 computer, and in a way it was my first technology disappointment. It was a small, light ‘home computer’ that came with 1k of memory (though … Continue reading

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Google Reader

So Google is shutting down Reader. In one way I’m not too concerned, I never seriously used Google Reader so I won’t miss it. However it makes me wonder how much I can rely on Google’s current services. They do … Continue reading

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