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The Mobile Payment: Is It Safer than the Credit Card?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 50:48 — 34.9MB) Hope you had an awesome Easter weekend. The temperatures took a swift kick and spring all of a sudden was here. Bought a firepit to enjoy in the backyard – along with some new found bicycling trails around the area here. Catching up on everything – the NAB videos are starting to wrap as I have some new products to review. TWIGG was a laid back show last night as we talked news of Google Glass.   Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download the audio version Subscribe...

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WeVideo Cloud Based Video Editor – NAB 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:47 — 336.8MB) WeVideo is a great way for someone like me to really get video out to my Blip and YouTube services. The Cloud based video editor allows me to not have to carry a computer while I am on the floor interviewing people. All I have to do is upload the video to the service then do the editing on a tablet, phone or even a press machine. I tell it where to post and then send it off while I go do another interview. I talk with Krishna of...

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Rotolight RL48 – 140 Degrees of Light with Filters – NAB 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:39 — 128.1MB) Since I create “Gun and Run” interviews, I have no time to figure out if the lighting is perfect. Sometimes it comes back to bite me – all for the 3 minute video at trade shows. I stopped by Rotolight to find out about not only their portable solutions but also their production studio lighting. I walked away with a new found knowledge and what the RL48 Rotolight can do for me. I found out that most lights with a dimmer have to include an anti-flicker option. If the...

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Pelican Case Backpacks for Videographer, Photographer – NAB 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:07 — 136.6MB) If you ever had to take gear onto a plane, you know how protective you need to make your equipment. Most camera gear comes with you on the plane. If it doesn’t fit in the overhead, it goes by your feet where it could get kicked and banged. Then again, gear in the overhead could get moved around as well. Pelican case makes a line of backpacks for those photographers and videographers who need extra padding for their stuff. Compartments for cameras, wires, iPad, and even the computer can...

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DJI Phantom 2 vision plus Drone for Aerial Video – NAB 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:13 — 148.7MB) In the drone market, DJI is making their mark with items such as the Phantom 2 vision+. A lightweight quadcopter that can connect wirelessly and run up to 2,000 feet from the controller. This makes for some great video shots overhead with smaller sized cameras. The Phantom 2 also has a 3-axis attachment for full camera stabilization. So if the device hits a pocket of air that destabilizes the drone, the camera will not get affected. Phantom 2 also has a integrated GPS auto-pilot system so you can not worry...

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Using 360Heros for Oculus Rift 3D Video – NAB 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:39 — 127.3MB) In the first video, we got to see what the 360Heros system is all about. Now its time to put the video into production. That is where this station comes in with Oculus Rift glasses. Mike shows us how the 360Heros system will stitch together video for a 3D view of an event. It could be anything from a concert to a family gathering. Think of how this video can cheer a family member up if they were not able to attend an event. The Oculus Rift goggles are...

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Soloshot 2: Your New Robotic Cameraman – NAB 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:48 — 84.9MB) As a one-man crew, I am always looking for cool new ways to make my rig work for me. When I talked to the folks at Soloshot, I was intrigued on how they are using GPS and sensors to help the camera move to where you are. Perfect for if you have an unmanned camera. The Soloshot 2 is the newest in line of robotic devices which will move your camera. We were inside the building, which GPS has a hard time reading – therefore we couldn’t set up...

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Paladin S3 Portable Streaming Solution, iPad app – NAB 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 10:15 — 198.4MB) When I create some videos, I use streaming software to do it – mainly Wirecast. This is a great way for me to put on layers (such as lower 3rds) and get the content out to you. Paladin has seen what I do and improved on it with the Paladin S3 streaming box. Best part – they also have made portable versions of it. Paladin’s S3 Chasis is a low form factor PC. Inside you can place either an SDI array, or HDMI input solution. You can patch out...

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Add a Teleprompter to Video Production: Mirror Image – NAB 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:55 — 92.0MB) I have been thinking about adding a teleprompter to my video podcasts. Something that if I script a section, I can read it and still look like I am looking at a camera. The current situation I have a monitor underneath the camera which turns to be very noticeable when I am reading. Plus, I will lose my place because I re-focus back to the camera lens from time to time. I stopped by the Mirror Image booth to talk with JT about teleprompters. They have a full range...

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Source Connect by Source Elements: Eliminate Latency Connection

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:22 — 317.6MB) If you are a musician that has tried to collaborate over the Internet, you know latency of a signal can kill the session. There are a few companies working on reducing latency – Source Elements is one of those companies. While you cannot do a live jam session without issue, you can do some pretty cool stuff with this software – record a track and have another record their track to merge together with quality of 320 kbps. If you are running an interview you can reduce the dead...

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Learning from the Heartbleed Bug – What Happened and How to Fix

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 49:26 — 34.0MB) Happy Tax Day! Happy Blood Moon! Happy Google Glass Day! Last week was a productive one as I was in Vegas for NAB. I learned a lot about broadcasting practices along with hardware and software that can improve even my systems. I got some great videos regarding items for podcasters. I even went out and bought a new item – the Tascam DR-60D – for my camera rig. This week is all about video creation and posting. A few videos have been put up on Geekazine, including the Livestream...

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360Heros Creating 3D Video for Oculus Rift

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:55 — 163.6MB) *This is video 1 of a 2 part video While at NAB last year, I saw Mike running around the show with this device that turned multiple Go Pro Hero cameras into a 360 degree video of the show floor. This year Intel has invited 360Hero to come in and show people what they are doing to advance 360 video. I learned that 360Heros has been making multiple versions of the device. Just slip in the Go Pro Hero cameras and you can get a great view around your...