Posts tagged with 'video'


Sheer panic

You might know the feeling. You’ve got a flight, 2+ hours. You’ve prepared and uploaded a bunch of ripped DVDs to your tablet, at least one or two of which you’ll watch during the flight. You pop your headphones on as the doors are closed and you start the first video. “Cannot play video. Please try again later.” Yes, this was me on Monday morning, my heart sinking into my boots. All I had, literally, for this flight to entertain myself were these videos. And they wouldn’t play. Maybe I’d overloaded...

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My Volvo 1800S is on My Classic Car

As I’ve reported on the blog for my Volvo 1800S (aka 64SAINT), it’s being featured in episode 5 of season 20 of My Classic Car with Dennis Gage. The preview has just gone up on YouTube Even the video still features 64SAINT… The full episode will be available on YouTube after it’s aired on various car-related TV channels. So, later in February, I’m guessing. Now playing: The The - Perfect (from Soul Mining )...

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Cheapo timer for Canon Rebel XTi – an animation experiment

A week or so ago, I bought a cheapo remote electronic timer for my Canon Rebel XTi from eBay as a device to play around with creating animations. It was about $15, shipping included, so if it didn’t work or failed miserably, it wasn’t much of a loss. It is, essentially, a knock-off of Canon’s Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 which, even at B&H , is $136, about ten times more. (Love you and your gear, Canon, but come on .) The no-name (literally) timer has two modes, in essence...

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PCPlus 303: How it works: high definition video

The suggestion came from the top: “how about an article on HD video, HD TVs and all that?” When you get those kinds of suggestions, you don’t raise trivial issues like the fact you don’t even have a TV, let alone an HD TV. You File New in Word and get to work. Yep, it’s true. We don’t have a telly. It goes back to the days when I first came to live in the States in 1993. I thought I’d only be here a couple of years. I was still paying the mortgage on my flat in London, so I wanted to save up and...

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