Monthly Archives: November 2011

list of hardware

h2  audio  recorder

canon eos50d  slr  camera

pc

flash drive

tripod

compact flash memory card

memory card reader

flash gun

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audio hardware

H2 SPECIFICATIONS
●Simultaneous Recording Tracks:[Stereo mode] 2, [4ch mode] 4 ●Simultaneous Playback Tracks:[Stereo mode] 2, [4ch mode] 4 ●Locator:Hours/Minutes/Seconds ●File Editing functions:Time Stamp check, Rename, Delete, Size check, Divide, Normalize ●Other functions:MP3 post-encode, A-B repeat, Lo-cut filter, AGC/compressor/limiter, Marker ●Tuner:Chromatic, Guitar, Bass, Open A/D/E/G, DADGAD ●Metronome:5 Sounds(Beat 0/4-8/4, 6/8, Tempo 40.0-250.0BPM) ●A/D Conversion:24bit, 128 times over-sampling ●D/A Conversion:24bit, 128 times over-sampling ●Signal Processing:32bit ●Recording Media:SD memory card(16MB-2GB), SDHC memory card(4GB-32GB) ●Recording Format:[Stereo mode] WAV(Quantization:16/24bit, Sampling frequency:44.1/48/96kHz), MP3(Bitrate:48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320kbps/VBR, Sampling frequency:44.1kHz), [4ch mode] WAV(Quantization:16/24bit, Sampling frequency:44.1/48kHz) ●Playback Format:[Stereo mode] WAV(Quantization:16/24bit, Sampling frequency:44.1/48/96kHz), MP3(Bitrate:32/40/48/56/64/80/96/112/128/160/192/224/256/320kbps/VBR, Sampling frequency:44.1/48kHz), [4ch mode] WAV(Quantization:16/24bit, Sampling frequency:44.1/48kHz) ●Display:128×64 pixel, back-lit LCD ●Inputs:[LINE IN] 1/8″ stereo phone jack(Input impedance:10kΩ, Input level:-10dBm), [EXT MIC IN] 1/8″ stereo phone jack(Plug-in powered:2.5V, Input impedance:20kΩ, Input level:-20/-30/-40dBm), [Built-in stereo mic] W-XY stereo microphone(MIC GAIN:+1.5/+17/+27dB) ●Output:[PHONES/LINE OUT] 1/8″ stereo phone jack([LINE] Output load impedance:10kΩ or more, Rated output level:-10dBm / [PHONES] 15mW+15mW, into 32Ω load) ●USB Interface:Mini-B type(USB2.0 Full-Speed compatible), Mass Storage Class operation / Audio Interface operation(16bit, 44.1/48kHz) ●Power Requirements:AA size(LR6) battery x2, or Supplied AC adaptor AD-0006(DC9V/300mA/center minus type) ● Battery Life(with alkaline batteries):4 hours recording, 4.5 hours playback ●Dimensions:63.5(W)x110(D)x32(H)mm ●Weight(without batteries):110g ●Supplied Accessories:SD memory card(512MB), Desktop stand, Mic clip adaptor, Wind screen, Earbuds, USB cable, Stereo Y cable, AC adaptor(AD-0006)

formats

WAV.

Waveform Audio File Format ( WAVE or more commonly known as WAV due to its file extention name) is used for storage audio bitstreams on PCs.  It is the main format used on Windows system for raw and typically uncompressed audio.  WAV audio can also be edited and manipulated with relative ease using software.

JPG

Joint photographic experts group JPG is the most commonly used format for photos.  Jpg typically achieves 10;1 compression with little perceptible loss in image quality.

AVI

Audio Video Interleave is a multimedia container format by Microsoft as part of its video for windows technology.  AVI files can contain both audio and video data in a file container that allows synchronous audio with video play back.

All 3 of the above information was researched from wikipeadia.org.

camera specs

Specifications for Cannon EOS 50 D

Single lens reflex camera
15 million pixel resolution
Lens used 18-55mm
Image stabilizer in lens
LCD screen 60mm width x 40mm hight
Direct link to HD TV
Memory Card Compact Flash
Face detection
Manual Focus as well as automatic focus
shutter speed priority
aperture priority.

story in photos

This  is  my  story  in  photos  it  is  all  about my  holiday  in  venice and  the  gondoliers.

google-impacted on peoples lives

Google has impacted on people’s lives massively both very positively but also negatively.

Nicholas Carr a writer asks Is Google making us stupid?

He said that the deep reading that used to come natuarally to him has become a struggle.   The web has been a godsend to him as a writer as research that required days can be done in minutes.  The advantages he states of having such an incredible rich store of information are many but it comes at a price.

How he sees the net affecting him is that it seems to be chipping away at his capacity for concentration and contemplation.  His mind expects to take in information the way the Net distributes it; in a swiftly moving stream.  He states once he was a scuba diver in the sea of words now he zips along the surface like a guy on a jet ski.
Linkhttp://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/07/is-google-making-us-stupid/6868/

Web search technology in general and Google in particular is the all important tool we have to-day to extract information from a vast mine of data.  Millions of people use google daily to satisfy their wants and needs.  Google has transformed these needs and wants into a successful business.
Linkhttp://www.cs.duke.edu/courses/spring07/cps049

Small businesses claim that Google is unfair to them by promoting large businesses.
linkhttp://www.dannydemichele.com/google-plus-small-business/

Google and its potential impact on retailers without physical stores.
Google has changed how it displays local search results.   Big companies like Amazon won’t be effected because they have their own following.
With Google placing more emphasis on local listing e.g. clothing stores Next, Top Shop New Look this is good news for them but not so good for on-line only competitors.  These retailers are alreadiy evolving and aligning themselves with Youtube something Frech Connection have already started to explore with ‘Youtique’ and also how these retailers will use facebook and twitter.
linkhttp://www.leapfrogg.co.uk/froggblog/2010/11/google-place-search-the-potential-impact-on-retailers-without-physical-stores/

Information from Google .com

Google is not just a search engine it has a lot more features built in like street maps, image search and videosearch.   Users can create a free e-mail address which will allow them to sign into Google and get more features like Google documents which has the unique ability to share with other users signed on to Google this allows 2 or more people to share and edit the same document.  It also allows you to post on Youtube and it also allows you to use Google plus.  Google plus is a social network similair to facebook but is more secure regarding privacy.  At this time it is not well known it has to build up a data base.

youtube- impacted on people’s lives

Youtube – Impact on people’s lives.

You Tube is important to give people both individually and in groups an outlet for their talents,
, for example NC4 animations were aired there this was very satisfying.

1 – It allows people the access and opportunity to broadcast themselves or other sorts of video media onto the internetYoutube can be used as a tool to put yourself and your talents out for the world to see and judge.
Lhttp://counterpower.blogspot.com/2008/04/effects-of-youtube-on-society.html

2 – It creates internet celebrities.  On 16th July 2010 Justin Bieber’s video ‘Baby’ became the most viewed video of all time on Youtube with over 245 million views.
linkhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_impact_of_YouTube

3 – Follow the money trail.  Google paid 1.65billion dollars in 2006 for Youtube Yahoo was also at this time in the bidding war but lost.   Obviously advertising is big business and companies must think it is worth while to buy advertising space on Youtube.
Linkhttp://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=67669

4 – Youtube is a video sharing website created by 3 former pay pal employees in Febrary 2005.  Users can upload and share videos and music.  Users must be over 18 years old. Linkhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YouTube

 

people obviously get a lot from this site both in posting their own material and enjoying others creative abilities as can be seen from the hits on the ‘Baby’ video.  It also supports a lot of businesses in advertising.