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Camera for technique-savvy but tech-averse senior

Mother-in-law is an accomplished mixed-media artist. She likes to use a camera to document her work. The camera she's using is about to give out. House is computer-free, network-free and definitely free of cell phones. What's an easily-used camera of 2014 that she might actually use? [more inside]
posted by scruss on Sep 20, 2014 - 9 answers

using liquid rhythm to create midi patterns for addictive drums

Help me search for the way to fix it so that the pattern I hear in Liquid Rhythm gets played on roughly the 'right' drums when I export midi into Addictive Drums. At the moment importing Midi into AD from LR results in stuff played at the right time on unexpected drums. What is fixing this problem called so I can search for a solution? [more inside]
posted by aesop on Apr 23, 2014 - 5 answers

Making homemade videos. Er, digios?

So how are all the cool people making home movies these days, if they're not recording off their phone? And how are they storing and sharing such movies? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Apr 19, 2014 - 3 answers

Tips and techniques for organizing my digital life

My desktop PC (running Windows 7) contains four hard drives, with information dating back to 1984. How can I organize that information, de-duplicate it, and archive it in some kind of logical manner? [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Apr 8, 2014 - 9 answers

Not orbs, just ugly on my photos!

Can anybody help me diagnose the digital photography trouble I'm having? Link to blurry whitish spots all over my pix inside...TIA! [more inside]
posted by dpcoffin on Feb 5, 2014 - 7 answers

To sign or not to sign

I'm doing a series of digitally printed images on canvas for a show. I've only done this screen printed before, so this time with the digital prints, I'm not sure what to do about signing and numbering them. Is this something I should do? Not? [more inside]
posted by monkey!knife!fight! on Nov 22, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me find a desktop PC on a budget

My 4-year-old laptop is dying and I want to replace it with a desktop. What is the least computer I could buy now that would still be upgradeable enough that I could keep it and upgrade it for several years? [more inside]
posted by matcha action on Sep 13, 2013 - 19 answers

I need a camera halfway between a smartphone and a DSLR.

I am looking for a digital camera that is easier to carry around than my DSLR, but a more capable camera than my smartphone. I am looking to spend at most $500. I have a couple ideas, but it's been a long time since I shopped for cameras, and I wanted some more recommendations. [more inside]
posted by Elementary Penguin on Aug 7, 2013 - 22 answers

No PC sync on Canon 6D? No problem!

What are your best workarounds for the lack of a PC sync port on the Canon 6D? And, additionally, I'd love to hear your experiences with the 6D vs the 5D MK III.
posted by nevercalm on Jun 24, 2013 - 13 answers

will it sound warm or cold?

I think it's possible to put digital music onto vinyl albums at home with some device I saw advertised somewhere. But will doing this produce an anologue sound or a digital sound? Will it sound as rich as if the album had originally been on vinyl or will it sound emptier the way digital music does? I guess I'm basically asking if it's worth doing. I don't know technical stuff about stuff, so I hope my question makes sense!
posted by windykites on Feb 16, 2013 - 15 answers

Vodavi Starplus STS phone system and Cox digital phone service help.

My uncle has a Vodavi Starplus STS / system and KSU with 6 CO lines / which is 6 different phone #s can be used on the system. He recently changed 2 of his three lines to cox digital service. He still has one line with CenturyLink/Qwest. His phone system will not connect with the new digital lines. Cox says it's a Vodavi problem. The Vodavi guy says that there isn't enough voltage on the Cox lines. So, who's right? Will my uncle's Vodavi system work with the older CentruyLink line as well as the newer Cox digital lines?
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Feb 8, 2013 - 4 answers

Pen cursor jumping in Intuos5

Wondering if anyone else who uses the Wacom Intuos5 drawing tablet knows how to deal with this problem. My Intuos3, which I loved, had a big dead space in the middle of the drawing pad because I used a cleaner on it that messed it up. Two new versions had been released since I bought it, so I figured it was time to get the latest and greatest. [more inside]
posted by cartoonella on Feb 2, 2013 - 4 answers

Best way to make publication-quality, digital images of my artwork?

I need to convert 16 pages of 14" x 17" artwork into digital images to submit to a book publisher. What is the best way to make high-quality digital copies of my artwork? [more inside]
posted by Nematoda on Jan 29, 2013 - 6 answers

Art on All My Screens

What's the best app or website for learning about and seeing lots of museum art? [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something on Dec 5, 2012 - 7 answers

Battery-operated pre-loadable digital frame

I'm looking for a battery-operated pre-loadable digital picture frame as a Xmas present for my elderly grandmother - can you help me find something that fits my requirements? [more inside]
posted by widdershins on Nov 19, 2012 - 5 answers

How do I emulate this digital texture?

Digital artists: What is this cool, grainy Photoshop texture used in webcomics and how do I make it too? [more inside]
posted by iadacanavon on Nov 6, 2012 - 5 answers

My older mother needs a very simple but cool camera

Very Simple Camera For Older Person [more inside]
posted by metasav on Aug 28, 2012 - 7 answers

One-off photo retouching service?

I need a digital photo retouched. How do I go about finding the right person or business? [more inside]
posted by raspberry jam and clothes iron on Jun 18, 2012 - 5 answers

Advice on Professional Cleaning of a DSLR Sensor

I've had a Canon 5D Mark II for about 2.5 years, and I've recently noticed some bad dust particle issues that are on the sensor or mirror, not the lens. Can someone recommend a good camera store in New York City that could do a good professional job of cleaning my sensor (and an idea of how much this will cost)? I've looked into cleaning kits, and I think I would rather have a professional do it. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by samoa on Jul 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Please help me with audio as if I'm a n00b.

Please help me with audio as if I'm a n00b. I have a couple components from the mid-90s and a 2007 iMac and I want to do a few specific things. [more inside]
posted by bendy on May 27, 2011 - 8 answers

How to find a Freelance Interactive Producer?

I just started working at an digital production agency in Brooklyn, NYC and I want to know what's the best way of sourcing a kickass local freelance Interactive Producer for a big project we're working on? Other than Jobs postings on Behance and FWA?
posted by rudhraigh on May 5, 2011 - 2 answers

How to dip a toe into the ocean of Digital Librarianship?

Librarians of Metafilter: Let's say I have a week to orient myself to the world of digital librarianship. What should I read? [more inside]
posted by Orinda on Apr 8, 2011 - 8 answers

What's the best quality podcast recording solution under these circumstances?

Starting a podcast (spoken word) and suddenly have the opportunity to interview the exact people I really shouldn't be "practicing" on. I'm a radiophile, want decent sound, but have no time to learn the technical side of sound recording before my interviews in a few days. Can I spend a little up front to make decent sound or do I just need to spend more? [more inside]
posted by lotusfeet on Mar 20, 2011 - 10 answers

What's the best waterproof camera?

Looking for a good waterproof camera, and confused by conflicting reviews online. [more inside]
posted by twirlypen on Jan 9, 2011 - 9 answers

Best Digital Photo Frame? Help me find a suitable frame for my parents Christmas gift.

Best Digital Photo Frame? Help me find a suitable frame for my parents Christmas gift. [more inside]
posted by pghjezebel on Dec 10, 2010 - 3 answers

Stuck key on a digital piano

One of the keys on my digital piano just started sticking. How can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by honeydew on Nov 24, 2010 - 4 answers

help.

Digital frame arrrrrrrrrrrrrgh filter: We have the HP 1010 digital frame. Vertical pictures keep getting rotated 90 degrees to be horizontal. Help. [more inside]
posted by joyceanmachine on Nov 11, 2010 - 4 answers

Symon doesnt say

I'm trying to find a way to hack/mod the Symon Netbrites. I can pick up one or two locally, from what I've read they need a server and expensive software. But here http://www2.symon.com/general/NetBrite-Brochure.pdf They have serial ports, any ideas how to go about breaking them?
posted by tropikal on Nov 4, 2010 - 0 answers

How can I repurpose a digital kitchen scale with broken LCD?

I have a digital kitchen scale on which the LCD has crapped out. By pressing on different parts of the ribbon cable connecting the LCD to the circuit board, I've determined that there are multiple shorts or shoddy connections on the cable. There doesn't seem to be an easy way to fix it, so I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas for ways I can repurpose it for a fun electronics project. I have some basic electronics knowledge and soldering experience.
posted by jessssse on Oct 3, 2010 - 5 answers

Zoom and Enhance

Metafilter designers, codebreakers - David Johnston, Canada's new Governor General has a coat of arms that incorporates a long string of ones and zeroes, but that does not directly translate as binary. Of course it could simply be that "The wavy band inscribed with zeros and ones represents a flow of information, digital communication and modern media." [more inside]
posted by acro on Oct 1, 2010 - 14 answers

Are Rollei's digital cameras rebadged?

Are modern Rollei digital point 'n shoots manufactured by someone else, and if so who? [more inside]
posted by unmake on Aug 16, 2010 - 3 answers

Basic audio interface for Intel iMac

I do occasional audio recording with GarageBand. I just recently upgraded from a G4 tower to an Intel iMac w/Snow Leopard. I settled for analog audio in through the mic input on the G4 but I think I want to step up to digital input. I have an analog mixer, tube preamps, effects pedals, etc. so I don't need to have them in the audio interface. Midi I/O would also be nice but not necessary. What are my choices in a basic 2-channel Firewire(800)/USB(2.0) audio interface?
posted by tommasz on Aug 2, 2010 - 5 answers

University digital resources - help me take advantage of them!

Beyond the stacks - what library e-resources shouldn't I miss as a new grad student? [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Jul 14, 2010 - 16 answers

Batch add xx:xx time to photo EXIF data?

I just got back from a 2 week roadtrip and unbeknownst to me, one of the cameras I was using had the time set wrong. Now I have close to 1000 pictures that are set 13 hours 09 minutes in the past. [more inside]
posted by a_green_man on Jul 8, 2010 - 9 answers

I can has digital tv?

Please hope me navigate our transition to Comcast digital... [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Jun 30, 2010 - 7 answers

Pro-sumer overload - help me choose.

What's the best compact "pro-sumer" camera out now... at a reasonable price? [more inside]
posted by speedgraphic on Apr 25, 2010 - 8 answers

What's the best way to preserve my music?

Ideally, what is the best way to digitally store all of my classical music and jazz CDs for the long term? [more inside]
posted by johnxlibris on Apr 11, 2010 - 20 answers

CameraFilter: Help me decide between a low-end SLR and a high-end point and shoot!

I'm sort of looking into a new camera, and I can't decide whether to get a high-end point and shoot or an entry level SLR. Help me pick! [more inside]
posted by gchucky on Apr 6, 2010 - 61 answers

Average lifespan of LaCie d2 Quadra?

My internal hard drive died, and new purchases are out of the question for a while. Wondering about the drive lifespan of the LaCie d2 Quadra that is my bootable backup. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Mar 13, 2010 - 18 answers

Audrio recording: We really hate crappy interface.

We have done some market research, and we are aware that digital audio recorders and Mac computers are not exactly friends or buddies. We want to do some reasonably priced field recordings, and mostly voice logging. An easy interface with iTunes would be a major plus. What have you used, and what do you recommend?
posted by ovvl on Mar 11, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me get started on digital video making by buying a decent camera.

Help me get started on digital video making by buying a decent camera. I'm confused by all the available formats! [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on Mar 6, 2010 - 8 answers

Need camera for a professional knitter

Help me find a digital camera for a professional knitter, with certain limitations in mind. [more inside]
posted by martin2000 on Mar 2, 2010 - 18 answers

Best Discreet Subway Camera?

DigitalCameraFilter: I am trying to find a small, discreet point-n-shoot camera that I can use on the subway to take pictures of my fellow-passengers (think Walker Evans - Many Are Called). Trying to find something that is: small (fits in pocket), quiet, sharp, can disable the rear lcd, and has minimal shutter lag. Good high-iso performance also a plus. Zoom not necessary. [more inside]
posted by joshwa on Dec 10, 2009 - 15 answers

Help me print my photos!

My mom has mentioned wanting new photo portraits of me, my brother, and our dogs (her grand-dogs)--I know, kinda corny. But we thought that this would be a good idea for a Christmas present, so we went to the park over Thanksgiving and did a little photo shoot. What's the best way to get good quality prints of our digital pictures? [more inside]
posted by mingodingo on Dec 2, 2009 - 11 answers

Digital Camera Recommendations for Smoggy China

Digital Camera Recommendations for Smoggy China [more inside]
posted by imalaowai on Nov 22, 2009 - 13 answers

Prosumer Digital Video camera bought in NY to take to Middle East. Problems with video formats even in 2009?

Prosumer Digital Video camera bought in NY to take to Middle East. Problems with video formats even in 2009? [more inside]
posted by xetere on Oct 14, 2009 - 4 answers

Self-Portrait Burst?

I'm looking for a digital camera with the ability to do some sort of "burst" mode for self-timer / self-portrait shots. Does this exist? [more inside]
posted by jameslavelle3 on Sep 30, 2009 - 12 answers

Digital piano shops in Sydney

Looking for shops to buy a digital piano in Sydney (or if its online, Australia wide) [more inside]
posted by neworder7 on Sep 21, 2009 - 5 answers

Digital piano recommendations for touch and dynamics

Digital piano recommendations? My priority is realistic touch and being able to produce sounds for as many dynamic levels as possible. I don't want to pay for "pretty" features to have like screens, sound effects, powerful speakers etc..etc.. [more inside]
posted by neworder7 on Sep 2, 2009 - 13 answers

Should I buy a suspension mount for my Blue Snowball microphone?

I'm about to start recording an audiobook / podcast. I've settled on Blue's Snowball microphone, and thanks to previous questions here I know that a pop filter is vital. Should I also buy the Snowball's suspension mount? [more inside]
posted by Ian A.T. on Jul 22, 2009 - 14 answers

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