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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pogoplug Mobile Offers Anywhere-You-Go Streaming

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 09:30 AM

http://www.ehomeupgrade.com/2011/09...ablet-a-breeze/

"Looking for a drop-dead simple solution for streaming media (photos, music, video) and accessing files from home on your smartphone or tablet? Or how about backing up your smartphone's recently taken photos and video? Well, Pogoplug's new $79 Pogoplug Mobile product offers to do just that."

There's definitely something very appealing about having access to all of your music, videos, and photos anywhere you go. I've solve this by by uploading every photo I've ever taken to Smugmug, every song I have to Amazon's Cloud Drive, and videos...well, I don't have a good solution for that yet. I can access them remotely via my Windows Home Server, but only when that works (the last time it didn't). This is rather appealing, especially given the $79 price point. What solution do you use for everywhere-you-go media access?


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Are We All Digitally OCD Now?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 05:30 PM

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/a...2042340,00.html

"We are all OCD now. We do these things not just because digital filing gives us the satisfaction of cleaning without the unpleasant feeling of getting up from our chairs. It's because we're constantly confronting the onslaught of information, and our brains are trying to make patterns out of the randomness. We believe that if we just finish a list of every movie we want to see, we can finish that task, despite the fact that Rob Schneider is going to make more films."

Photo Credit: Gizmodo

This is a humour column, but there's some truth to the idea that sometimes we spend more time organizing and fretting away over the details of our digital collections than actually enjoying them. However, unlike the author of this column, I've always been detail-oriented and I appreciate creating digital order from digital chaos...it's almost soothing to me to see things organized properly. I don't think I could ever embrace digital chaos the way the author is suggesting - could you?


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Sandpit: Still Motion + Post-Production Tilt Shift = Magic

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 05:00 PM

Click over to YouTube in order to watch it full screen and in HD...really amazing work. How he did it can be found here; a Nikon D3 and a Nikon D80, a lot of stills shot at 4fps, and some impressive post-production work. It's quite a beautiful creation.

Another short film worth checking out is Nuit Blanche; it's an amazing blend of CGI and photography. After you watch that, check out the "making of" video...it's pretty mind blowing what creative people can do with technology.


Friday, August 27, 2010

YouTube Launches Movie Section

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home News" @ 04:35 PM

http://www.youtube.com/movies

YouTube.com/movies? Yes, it's finally here - but it's not exactly off to a big start. There are about 400 movies in the collection, but I haven't heard of any of them. I can only imagine how hard it would be for YouTube to get any good content in here from the start - we know that the content providers hold on to their content with fierce determination, even when there are paying customers willing to buy it. So is this just an experiment from YouTube's perspective? Or the start of something much bigger? I find it hard to believe that the single ad at the beginning of the video would be enough to pay for the bandwidth and server resources used. My guess is that by this time next year, YouTube's movie site will be history.


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Windows Live Helps You Share Memories

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 07:00 AM

http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/wi...ion-photos.aspx

"These trends remind us that even with tens of billions of photos being stored on social networking and photo sharing sites, there are hundreds of billions more photos and videos sitting on hard drives around the world. Infotrends reports as many as 210 billion photos on PC hard drives in the US alone."

Digital media has helped everyone preserve their memories much more easily. From digital cameras to camcorders to camera phones, there is a lot of media out there. The folks at Windows Live realize this and have developed a lot of tools to help you tweak and share this media. With all the options available, it is good to see Microsoft keeping current with the competition. What I am impressed with is that, there is actually enough storage either at home, or in the cloud, to handle all of our memories and then some! It almost makes me think one would never have to do anything like cleaning up our computers.


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Organize Your Videos With TMPGEnc KARMA

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Software" @ 10:00 AM

http://tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com/en/p...oduct/tmka.html

"Looking for a better way to find and organize all of the videos on your computer? TMPGEnc KARMA.. lets you easily scan folders and add videos, creating a library listing of them on your computer. Organize your videos easily by using the sorting options, and even create your own custom description tags. View your videos in any of the multiple preview screens, and use the included TileShot CREATOR tool to create images from your videos! Add some good karma to your life and download TMPGEnc KARMA...today!"

If you've got a lot of videos, and are looking for ways to keep them organized, TMPGEnc KARMA may be a good solution for you. It's freeware, and supports a large array of video formats, including .avi, .mpg, .mpeg, .wmv, .dvr-ms, .flv, .divx, .mp4, and many others. It has some neat features such as color-coding your videos for easier sorting and searching. And hey, it's a free download!


Thursday, July 17, 2008

12 Billion Videos Served in May, says comScore

Posted by Suhit Gupta in "Digital Home Talk" @ 05:00 AM

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/pos...s-comscore.html

"Online video is catching on among the masses, and in a big way. Viewers in the US watched 12 billion videos this past May, according to data from comScore, a 45 percent increase from a year prior. comScore's data shows healthy growth in online video viewing, not just from user-generated video sites, but those that provide streaming TV shows as well. Almost 142 million unique users watched video in May, which comScore says is a whopping 74 percent of the total US Internet audience. Users watched an average of 85.3 videos per person during those 31 days for an average of 228 minutes of video. Unsurprisingly, the most popular online video property was "Google Sites"—that is, sites owned by Google like YouTube and Google Video, which made up 35 percent of all videos viewed during that time period. comScore says that 4.2 billion videos from YouTube were viewed in May and made up over 98 percent of the videos viewed from Google's properties."

So it is not like I am not "with it" or anything like that (though I am sure I am proving the reverse just by saying that :-) ), but I probably watch about a maximum of 10 videos a month online through almost any source. This is not because I don't like the technology or anything like that, just that I don't have the time. Maybe it is just the long hours that I work. In fact, I don't understand how other people have the time -- but I digress. With the advent of YouTube, I can totally see why people are watching so many more videos online. And I think that now that I have an iPhone, I might start viewing more of them too. It would have been nice if comScore had broken down the numbers by device as well because it would have been nice to know if the trend is headed more towards watching videos on mobile devices.

Tags: streaming, videos

Thursday, June 12, 2008

HP TouchSmart Videos on YouTube

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 04:00 AM

http://youtube.com/user/TouchSmart



A product like the HP TouchSmart PC is easiest to show rather than tell, and HP seems to have figured that out - they have a Youtube channel with 14 videos that show how the TouchSmart PC operates. The full-screen interface is very slick - it looks fast and nicely tuned for finger-based operations.


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