Category Archives: consumer

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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Samsung Galaxy Note 2

I’ve had my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for a couple of months now, and I must admit I like it more than I expected. As much as I also like my iPhone 3GS, towards the end of last year it … Continue reading

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Belkin LiveAction Microphone

Last Christmas I was given a present of a Belkin LiveAction microphone, so I thought I’d give it the once over. On the box it stated that it was for iPhone / iPad type devices, however it uses the standard … Continue reading

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Windows 8: first thoughts.

So, what about Windows 8. I’m currently using three different computers that are running Windows 8. Two are desk-tops, one a lap-top, all three at least six year old and now rather underpowered for modern use. On all three, Windows … Continue reading

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Glasgow’s Christmas market

For many years now there’s a Christmas market in Glasgow. It has in the past been based in George Square, around the ice rink and the other Christmas decorations that appear there each year. A mix of stalls from around … Continue reading

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Mac or Windows – its upgrade time.

It’s almost decision time, but will it be Mac or will it be windows? My original move to using a Mac was relatively indirect. I, like many people, had started my video editing with Windows MovieMaker. However soon upgraded to … Continue reading

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Camera Accessories

Three of my favourite camera accessories, the sort of things that if they went missing or broke I’d be down the shops the same day to get replacements. For video work (even though I only do basic YouTube type stuff) … Continue reading

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Phone size; Apple’s problem.

Phone size, Who is Apple’s target audience? Those very first mobile phones were large brick-sized devices. They might seem a bit silly now but the size was just a reflection of the electronics of the time. However as technology developed … Continue reading

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