Category: Audio & Video

These Amazing Shadows

Culpeper, Virginia. The camera slowly pans up exposing a very small man-made body of water and a grid of square and rectangular box-shapes made of concrete. A concave wall of windows is set back within each box. Text fades up on the screen that reads “Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation – Library of Congress” George

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Leaping Lizards!

I’m writing an article on HDMI cables and I was doing some online research. I wanted to see some examples of relatively expensive cables. I had seen $400 cables hanging in a Best Buy (the Magnolia section). I had no idea that there were these on the Best Buy website . . . Here’s the

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Feelin’ Very Blue

So it took me a while to do this, but I finally took advantage of the Warner Bros. offer to “upgrade” (still love that term!) my HD-DVDs to Blu-ray discs. Just in case anyone forgets the story. When “High Definition” discs were introduced back in 2006, there were two competing platforms, the aforementioned HD-DVD and

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Bringing up a Memory

Thanks to my good buddy and DTLT’s “big toe” Jim Groom, I finally found a long lost video that has been haunting me for about 22 years. You see back in the late 80’s I used to work at a camera shop (MQ Camera) in downtown Syracuse. At lunch time I would go to the

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There’s Nothing I Like More Than Experimenting

Right. So I am experimenting with Storify. What is here is great. I can add tweets from my friends (my timeline), tweets that I posted (my tweets), my favorite tweets (Fav) of from a specific user or list (User/list). Cool. I can do Facebook stuff, but I don’t do much Facebook stuff. For Flickr I

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The Kit

There’s a bit of history surrounding “The Kit”. It all started with a presidential initiative back in 2006. We worked with a company to provide live streaming of lectures, and “boxes” that included all of the hardware needed to accomplish it, such as the computer, audio mixing board, two PTZ (Pan, Tilt, Zoom) video cameras,

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It’s a Glif

I got my Glif last week and haven’t used it yet, but I’m still excited about it. After I received it, I subsequently listened to three podcasts that mentioned what a great product it was. It’s nice to have affirmation that you made a smart purchase, especially one like the Glif. You could say it’s

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Visions of Students Today

I’m getting back on my feet after a busy live-streaming week, and a bit of a hiatus from posting in this space. Anyway, here’s a quick post about an interesting follow-up to a great video from Michael Wesch’s Digital Ethnography project. We’re working on a new video, tentatively titled “The Visions of Students Today.” We

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The Not Ready for Prime Time HTML5 Players

HTML5 video is taking over the world! It’s just that the world isn’t ready for it yet. Flash has powered both good and bad websites for years now, but video publishing has been democratized by the ability of anyone to publish their content by embedding a Flash player into a blog post or a web

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