I am looking to buy my first digital video camera and would like some recommendations. Preferably something I could use around the office to edit semi-professional looking internal company videos. Hard drive? Flash drive? Budget is $600 or less. THANKS!
DAB, DAB+ or Analogue FM, what is the future of Radio, and what would you buy today? Its a potential Christmas gift for someone in Netherlands / UK. [more inside]
Do you use digital media as a reference while cooking? [more inside]
One of the keys on my digital piano just started sticking. How can I fix it? [more inside]
Primer on digital video codecs, containers, etc. While working with video on my Linux PCs, I am often confused because I just don't know much about all the different video formats (MPEG 4, h.264) "containers" (OGG, AVI) the different kinds of compression, how the audio and video stay in sync, what various terms like "muxing" mean, and so forth. I'm looking for a good document that explains all these things to someone with little knowledge of it. A web document, book, Wikipedia article, etc. would be good. I just don't know where to start to see how these things fit together. Thanks.
Digital frame arrrrrrrrrrrrrgh filter: We have the HP 1010 digital frame. Vertical pictures keep getting rotated 90 degrees to be horizontal. Help. [more inside]
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?
Should I upgrade from a Tablet PC to a Cintiq 21UX? [more inside]
Can I cancel my cable tv service with Time-Warner, while retaining my cable internet through the same provider? [more inside]
Does anybody (in the top-tier creative-professional/digital artist) really use Flash anymore? I'm talking about the timeline-based-vector-animation-only side of Flash - not the ActionScript side. I'm teaching a (somewhat condensed/potentially fast-paced) class in media production - is it really worth it for the students to learn the vector-animation if it's really no longer something widely used in the creative industry (esp. when there are much better options)? [more inside]
What is the best way to get music on iTunes and Amazon? CDBaby offers this as a service, as does ReverbNation and WATunes. Would you recommend one service over another and why?
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.
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]
I recently bought a Canon 5D Mk II DSLR and am curious about one of its features: "Highlight Tone Priority" [more inside]
I have a Zoom portable digital audio recorder. I recorded a live band, but the volume level was too high, and now it sounds muffled. Is there anything i can do to fix it? [more inside]
Home theater conundrum. Ok, so, what's the best way to wire this up? [more inside]
I need a cheap (sub 200) digital camera. I rarely print things, I take a lot of photos of fireworks, I take a lot of photos of cats, I take a lot of photos of baked goods. [more inside]
Help me find articles/books/etc. discussing the current shift from physical ownership to rental/licensing models. [more inside]
Can you point me to any good writing (research-based, speculative, or heck, even fictional) about the potential historical permanence or impermanence of digital media? I'm interested in both professional (theatrical movies, book publishing, maps...) and personal (digital snapshots, Livejournal, email...) forms of digital information storage. [more inside]
Looking for information about Ansel Adams (possibly?) using an early digital camera. [more inside]
Are efforts afoot to improve the quality of photos displayed on computer monitors? What, for example, would it take to produce a photo display on a screen that would be essentially indistinguishable from a darkroom print of the same size? Do we need screens with many more, smaller, pixels? Do we need better software? Both?
Are modern Rollei digital point 'n shoots manufactured by someone else, and if so who? [more inside]
Looking for a point-and-shoot that can handle action and macro. Want quality photos, not high MegaPixels!
Looking for a point-and-shoot that can handle action and macro. Want quality photos, not high MegaPixels! [more inside]
Any advice on designing/ordering promotional postcards? [more inside]
Hip watches for tiny wrists. [more inside]
Looking for a good, reasonably priced digital cameras for filming 10 minute segments. [more inside]
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?
More and more bands these days are releasing their albums on vinyl, which I think is really cool. However, isn't most recording these days digital? In that case, does the vinyl copy provide any auditory advantage? [more inside]
Beyond the stacks - what library e-resources shouldn't I miss as a new grad student? [more inside]
Selling hardcopies of digital art: how do artists do it? [more inside]
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]
Please hope me navigate our transition to Comcast digital... [more inside]
About ten years ago, I was given a couple Pentax 35mm film SLR bodies, and some lenses, which I was happy with. Especially the SMC-M 50mm f/1.4 lens, with which I discovered bokeh and existing-light photography. But after a while, I got tired of having to store and process film, since I just put all the pictures into my computer anyway. So I got a *ist DS, since that was compatible with all my lenses. But my favorite prime lens has been turned into a zoom by the reduced sensor size. The closest equivalent I've found is the FA 31mm Limited, but that costs ~$1000 USD, and its not even f1.4, its f1.8. Given this issue, along with the fussiness of getting all the auto-exposure/focus stuff to work the way I want it to, and I'm really missing my film camera bodies. Or is there an alternative? [more inside]
Is it possible to use a lens made for a Canon Digital Rebel with a Nikon D70? [more inside]
The thing about the digital photography era is I no longer have hard copies of every single picture I take. This worries me. I'd like physical backups of the best of the billion or so pictures I've taken in the last five years. Is there a great and economical way to print several thousand DIFFERENT digital photos? Some online service? Some wonderful workflow? [more inside]
Can you help me find a small, square format digital display that can play video or animated gifs? I found a bunch of digital photo keyframes that would be perfect but they don't seem to display animated gifs or videos. Any ideas? [more inside]
transfer music from Privia digital piano to laptop [more inside]
I would like to add video to a scrapbook/photoalbum. What device could best do this, cheaply? I have a Sansa Fuze mp3 player, which is small and can play video, but when turning it on, a reader would have to know how/where to navigate menus to find the videos. Is there anything small, battery powered, and cheap, that when activated, either automatically starts playing the video, or simply presents the reader with a list of videos to choose from? [more inside]
I just found out that I have a very serious disease. I may have only a couple of years left, probably no more than five. I have two very young kids. How do I archive stuff on the Web so I know they'll have access to it, whenever they want, for at least the next 40 years? [more inside]
What's the best compact "pro-sumer" camera out now... at a reasonable price? [more inside]
What hard drives can I use with a Fostex D2424LV MKII digital recorder? [more inside]
A friend is looking for a company or service to scan in 20 boxes of random art, journals and material over the next year while she's in Korea. Where would you go? [more inside]
Digitial TV - why does it lose reception in distinct cycles? [more inside]
Help me take pretty pictures of food. [more inside]
What information do I need from digital print shop A in order to find digital print shop B that uses the same setup (or as close a match as possible)? [more inside]
Ideally, what is the best way to digitally store all of my classical music and jazz CDs for the long term? [more inside]
How can I narrow down a search for a specific company in a foreign country (in this case Brazil). [more inside]
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]
Digital marketing filter. So what resources other than the obvious (mashable, etc) should I be reading in my position as digital marketing mgr for a consumer brand? Books, websites, podcasts - everything is welcomed.
Looking for the lowest cost for sensor swabs or pec pads to be used for digital SLR sensor cleaning. Specifically for the Canon 30D. [more inside]