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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fastec's TS3Cine Records 720p at 720fps

Posted by Lee Yuan Sheng in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 03:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/18/...fps-for-30-000/

"Unlike Casio's cameras, which cut the resolution to little more than thumbnail-size as you crank the frame rate, the TS3Cine does 720p video at 720fps, and 1280 x 1024 at 500fps. It's only when you further slow down the video (up to 20,000fps) that the image size starts to shrink."

Want real high-speed footage instead of pseudo slo-mo provided by software plugins? Here is an option, courtesy of Fastec. The TS3Cine does 720p HD video at 720 FPS, and chews up 8GB of storage in 13 seconds while doing so. Comes in C-mount or F-mount (that's the Nikon mount), with an optional PL mount for mounting all your cine or adapted lenses. Of course, a hardware solution like this is going to cost, so instead of the US$300 for the software plugin, prepare to fork out a cool US$30,000 for the camera instead. Or you can rent it at US$625 a day if you're lucky enough to be in the Boston area.


Friday, July 30, 2010

Busting Bandwidth Bugaboos: Troubleshooting ISP Speed Problems

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Talk" @ 11:30 AM

Since most Thoughts Media readers are using high-speed Internet, I decided this article would benefit everyone, so it's one of our rare across-the-network pieces of content. I hope you find it useful!

Figure 1: What is this, 1994 all over again?

Whenever bandwidth is discussed, there's always lots of finger pointing because there are so many variables, and players involved, that it's rarely a simple issue. My particular bandwidth bugaboo this morning? I was ticked off that Dropbox (referral) was only uploading at 10 KB/s. I left a 900 MB transfer running all night and it wasn't finished in the morning, and that's when I discovered the awful speed. My first instinct was to point a finger at Dropbox, thinking there was some sort of bandwidth throttling going on. I did a speed test with a tool my ISP provides (speedtest.shaw.ca) and was shocked to see 1.7 Mbps downloads and 107 kbps uploads (Figure 1). It's normally 20x that on downloads and 10x that on uploads, so I knew something was wrong beyond just Dropbox. Read more...


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