Vodcasting

Posted by Yra
In VideoBlogs
18Dec 14

Now that you know about videoblogging, or vlogging, it’s time to take your videos to the next level. Video podcasts, or vodcasts, is not to be confused with regular VOD (video on demand), which is for film and TV content, though both are technically videos on demand. To create a vodcast, you need to upload your video file to a server and create an XML file so that iTunes will be able to locate and play it. Putting your vodcast in iTunes makes it accessible and easy to subscribe to and download. In effect, you can use your turn your vlog videos into a vodcast as long as the feed is turned on. Playlist Magazine’s Christopher Breen has step-by-step instructions over at Macworld.


Cam Care III

Posted by Bryan
In Maintenance, videocam
11Dec 14

Being careful in handling your video camera will mean lesser trips to the service center for repair or parts replacement.

  • Tripods should only be used when absolutely necessary because it is very likely that your video camera will be knocked over.
  • Avoid lending your camera because the borrower may not be as familiar as you are with your gadget and might accidentally damage it.
  • For analog camcorders, do not force in a tape or force it out if it gets stuck. In these situations, your video camera must be fixed by a trained professional.
  • If your video camera is broken or damaged, do not try to repair it yourself. Always entrust your gadgets to trained experts.

Image source: GraphicsFactory 


Why Go for Digital Format?

Posted by Bryan
In Formats
4Dec 14

Analog video cameras are getting rarer and rarer these days with the rise of the digital format. If you believe that analog is still the way to go, maybe it is time to rethink your stand. Switching to digital format makes editing faster because it is compatible with computers and also because there are a lot of cheap video editing software that you can choose from. You can apply a multitude of graphics, transitions and other effects that were unheard of from an amateur user back then. With just a small budget, you can produce high-quality videos to your heart’s content.


Sony Handycam Camcorder

Posted by Kitch
In News
27Nov 14

 

CES 2013 has been a huge success and a lot has been raving about the new products and gadgets that will be available for the public this year. Sony introduced 11 of their newest models of handycam camcorder. The eleven new models have similar features such as the ability  to shoot in both AVCHD and MP4, HDMI ports, and multi terminals, etc. Mind you, all of these are in high definition!

The simplest models that will be available in the market are models CX220, CX230, CX 290, and PJ230. All of these new models have an 8.9M/2.3M Exmor R sensor, a 29.8mm wide CZ lens, HDMI out, and 60p recording. Their best model is probably the TD30V. It is their 3D model which is taking the place of last year’s model TD20V. They have almost the same features except this one is better. How? This one is cheaper. For only $999, which is a good $500 cheaper than last year’s model. The only downgrade is there is no longer any internal memory and there is no manual control dial but these features ar e not as necessary anyway.


Hybrid Camcorders

Posted by Bryan
In Formats, Information
19Nov 14

There are several models of hybrid camcorders as they are called that have entered the market, having both solid state and DVD recorders built into them for recording media. Several use mini-DVD disks that are capable of storing 4 Gigabytes of information or in video terms around 30 minutes.

Disks on the other hand come in double sided that offers an hour of video allowing half our on each side. The memory slot allows the capture of stills without having to carry a separate camera which for general shots is quite decent at 5 megapixels. The DVD drive is quite sensitive to dust and must be loaded/unloaded with care to prevent the miniature dvd drive contained within.


Avoid Hybrid Cameras

Posted by Bryan
In videocam
12Nov 14

The current range of digital video cameras with digital still camera functionality is inferior to almost all digital still cameras. The idea of a combined camera is better in concept than it is in practice. If taking digital stills is important, get a camera designed for taking digital stills. Focus on the core video features when buying a digital video camera and think of the digital still functions as a convenient bonus if they happen to work well. If you’re dead set on getting a camera with both features, get a digital still camera with video functions – the still cameras take better video than the video cameras. Jake Ludington



Kodak Zx1One of the small generation of video recorders from Kodak, it is small and suited for use in all weather. Shaped like a mobile phone, it uses SD/SDHC memory cards for data storage which can go up to 10 hours of 720p HD video. It can record video in bright light as well as low light though some improvement may be needed in the audio recording due to dismal performance. Some reviews also found the low light video recording abilities a bit too exaggerated. The device is well suited for teens and their irresponsible ways, being weatherproof and small enough to fit in most pockets, they can withstand quite a lot of abuse. They can use 2 standard high-capacity double AA alkaline cells but for constant use, a good pair of rechargables(or more, ) would do better for those whole days of fun out on in the sun. Full Story »


In Information
29Oct 14

One of the small generation of video recorders from Kodak, it is small and suited for use in all weather. Shaped like a mobile phone, it uses SD/SDHC memory cards for data storage which can go up to 10 hours of 720p HD video. It can record video in bright light as well as low light though some improvement may be needed in the audio recording due to dismal performance. Some reviews also found the lowlight video recording abilities a bit too exaggerated. The device is well suited for teens and their irresponsible ways, being weatherproof and small enough to fit in most pockets, they can withstand quite a lot of abuse. They can use 2 standard high-capacity double AA alkaline cells but for constant use, a good pair of rechargables(or more, ) would do better for those whole days of fun out on in the sun. Full Story »


Web Cam Warnings

Posted by Kitch
In News
22Oct 14

 

Consider this a warning. If you are the type of person who constantly likes to skype, facebook video chat, Google video chat or just have a laptop that has a built in webcam, there is a big possibility that you are being watched. By hackers. Yes, you read that right. It is scary and creepy but unfortunately, it’s reality. FBI Agent Justin Vellese explained that “With the Web cam comes the opportunity for people to use malicious software to control the Web cam,  There is malicious software that can turn on the Web cam, turn it off. It’s possible they can even turn off the light that indicates the Web cam is on.” This case happens everywhere around the world without our knowledge. Because not a lot of people have knowledge when it comes to these malicious malware, and how readily available on the internet. So what is the solution? Be extra careful. Make sure your firewall is always ON. When you are not using your camera, maybe cover it with a sticker/post it. This is a serious crime so spread the information to family and friends so that they are aware too.


On Microphones

Posted by Bryan
In videocam
15Oct 14

video1.jpgIf you have plans of recording a high-quality audio sound, you shouldn’t rely on the available built in camcorder microphone. Since it comes with the package, the quality of the microphone is ordinary. Technical persons advises to use an external microphone for your video camera, which will help in picking up sounds more clearly and accurately. At least, microphones are not that expensive. On the other hand, buying an external microphone for your video camera is somehow a difficult proposal. These days, we are faced with lots of choices, various colors, high-end models, and deciding on what particular specifications takes pressure.


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