Category Archives: video

Looking and sounding good in your Web conference (updated)

We have found that it is best for Web conference users to use the following advice; * WEB CAMERA – LOOK GOOD Don’t use the camera that is built into your laptop, use a separate web camera. The camera built … Continue reading

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Adding a teleprompter to the SLR Video Kit

Using the Prompt-it Maxi Autocue / Teleprompter for iPad (AU$289.00) with Teleprompt+ for iPad ($15.99) The Prompt-it Maxi Autocue attaches to a standard camera tripod, in this case we are using the old video camera Manfrotto as it has the … Continue reading

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XD3200U Abnormal Lamp signal

Two years after their initial deployment, we are seeing our Mitsubishi XD3200U projectors starting to have lamp failures. Rather than having a ‘lamp fail’ indicator, these units use a flashing code system to obscure the fault for standard users. Power: … Continue reading

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A few weekends ago those readers who also see my Twitter feed would have been overwhelmed by the traffic from a CPE#01 hash tag. It is now time to ‘spill the beans’ on this event so to speak. I want … Continue reading

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[TED] Jack Horner: Building a dinosaur from a chicken

Renowned paleontologist Jack Horner has spent his career trying to reconstruct a dinosaur. He’s found fossils with extraordinarily well-preserved blood vessels and soft tissues, but never intact DNA. So, in a new approach, he’s taking living descendants of the dinosaur … Continue reading

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NCIS OSP “some super cool toys”

NCIS Season 6 Episode 22 – Legend Part 1 Date:26/05/2009 (Australian air date) The murder of a marine sends Gibbs and McGee to Los Angeles for a joint investigation with the NCIS office of special projects (OSP). I like the … Continue reading

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MPG (MPGV/a52) issues

Today I ran into a video codec issue with a MPG file (video:MPGV/audio:a52) will play in VLC. Unfortunately, the client wants to use from Quicktime and the files don’t play in Quicktime/iTunes. It looks like this type of file originates … Continue reading

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