Monthly Archive: August 2012

Apps for your camera! Coming soon!

Apps for your camera! Coming soon!

All the camera world goes into the Application support hype! | Mirrorless Rumors. Everyone announces support for “smart cameras” with installable apps. Hey, at CES 2012 I spoke with every camera manufacturer present on the floor and persuasively told them why they needed to provide support for camera apps. I will, of course, take full credit for this revolution in...

YouTube View Fraud – how top producers once (and maybe still do) gamed the system

YouTube View Fraud – how top producers once (and maybe still do) gamed the system

View fraud is used to rapidly increase the number of views of an online video, moving a video quickly on to the Most Viewed and Top Rated lists. That, in turn, exposes the video to real users who are implored to “Subscribe!”. There are numerous online reports (and data to back them up) suggesting that many of today’s top online...

Two 3D Still Photos – red/cyan stereoscopic anaglyph

Two 3D Still Photos – red/cyan stereoscopic anaglyph

Shot both of these with a used Kodak Playsport camera (Zx3). Stereoscopic image processed in Stereomaker. Red/cyan glasses needed for viewing. Original images are just 5 megapixels; if you click on the image you can view the full size photo.     Related articles #3D images using normal and very wide interaxial lens spacing Some 3D photos (red/cyan glasses needed...

Do new Nokia phones eliminate CMOS “jello effect”?

Do new Nokia phones eliminate CMOS “jello effect”?

The shakiness in this video ought to produce a lot of CMOS jello – but it doesn’t: Nokia’s unsafe cyclist promises ‘things are about to change’ in confusing new teaser (video) — Engadget. Could this be a hint that Nokia’s new phones have a global shutter or use a CCD perhaps to eliminate the wobble? My current phone and my small...

Sony Action Cam – to compete head to head with the GoPro Hero camera

Sony Action Cam – to compete head to head with the GoPro Hero camera

Sony – Discover your sense of adventure with Wi-Fi enabled wearable Action Cam by Sony : : News : Sony Europe Press Centre. 720p and 1080p, about 12 megapixel sensor, up to 170 degree wide angle view, image stabilization, built-in slow motion capability and a WiFi version too. Starts at $199.

YouTube continues to ramp up livestreaming event coverage

YouTube continues to ramp up livestreaming event coverage

YouTube Takes Another Swipe At TV With Its Election 2012 Livestreaming Coverage. Like I said, below, online video distribution is the future.

Amazon rumored to not include 3D in next tablet

Amazon rumored to not include 3D in next tablet

Makes sense to me, at this point: But if the past is any indication of the future, Amazon will not be including 3D in any new tablet — regardless of whether the price point would be increased as a result of the technology. 3D isn’t considered all that important or, to be more charitable, exciting. If this turns out to...