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]
Can you please recommend your favourite Digital Video Camera? Key features: inexpensive, compatible to quickly upload the data to a mac, internal microphone. A friend is planning to record interviews and possibly some classroom activities, not record a feature film. it doesn't need a whole lot of bells and whistles; bonus points if it's small-ish. thank you!
Is there any way to make a 24-hour digital video recording of my day from my point of view without looking like a total psychopath? [more inside]
Fuji x100, why should I pay so much for a fixed lens camera? Is this a rangefinder? I don't really know what that is.... [more inside]
Digital compact camera needed, with ability to take shots at defined intervals, when left unattended (for time-lapse). [more inside]
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]
Looking for a point and shoot camera, best I can get under $200. [more inside]
FMNT digital certificates from the Spanish Government [more inside]
What is the cheapest and easiest way of taking 10 videotapes and turning them into digital video on my computer? Note: I do not own a VCR.
record live digital piano with sd memory card [more inside]
Any help finding an inexpensive digital projector to meet my home theater needs? [more inside]
Is digital technology changing the way we perceive space? [more inside]
Best synthesizer for under 400$? [more inside]
Looking for a good waterproof camera, and confused by conflicting reviews online. [more inside]
I'm looking for a digital frame that plays mp4 video (with sound) and has a motion sensor - what's the best one out there? [more inside]
Help setting up a mostly-automated digital photo processing workflow for non-photographers. [more inside]
I live somewhere without delivery of decent newspapers e.g. nytimes. How good are the iPad versions of various newspapers: are they delivered electronically on time, do they have all/most of the content of the paper (i.e. color photos) edition, etc.? Bonus: do the major newspapers have decent Android versions?
Best Digital Photo Frame? Help me find a suitable frame for my parents Christmas gift. [more inside]
Recommendations for books on digital/interactive ad agency production process? [more inside]
Do artists listed in the iTunes Store get to adjust the prices of their own music? If so, how? I don't really know what to search for and my usual google-fu is leaving me empty-handed. [more inside]
I'm out of the loop on the current state of legal duplication of commercially available movies on DVD. Please help. [more inside]
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]