» Archive for March, 2011

31Mar New laptop showed up. Quick look at the DELL XPS 15.

The new Dell XPS 15 laptop showed up while I was out on the road. Thankfully or not, I’ve been sick for 2 days straight, so between medication, hot baths, and cough drops, I’ve been able to mess around with it. My first impression is that this beast is only slightly smaller then my old […]

30Mar Leather Hand Strap, how I love you.

One of you out there was really pushing hard for me to try one of these Leather DSLR hand straps.  I was honestly skeptical about switching from a neck strap to a hand strap, but now I’m sold. Maybe “love” is to strong of a word but I would definitely use “like, like”. When the Leather […]

26Mar Two more days on the road.

These lovely ladies stopped by the booth to pick up a copy of Outpost Doom on DVD, as did a ton of other great people. I would like to thank everyone for coming out and buying just about everything we have. You’ve all been great! Tomorrow I get to start the 16 hour drive home. […]

25Mar Traveling to Indianapolis.

After driving for almost 9 hours we’ve made it to the motel. Tomorrow we will be running a booth over at HorrorHound weekend in Indianapolis. Our 4 man crew will be promoting some of our films and drumming up funding for our next project “The dark around your heart”. If your in the area, feel […]

23Mar More Bluetooth Wireless audio testing.

I’ve spent a few hours off and on over the last few nights running tests on that Bluetooth wireless audio setup and I’ve discovered two problem. Both of which are in the Bluetooth transmitter. The first is that the noise is actually coming from the transmitter. Here are some audio samples. One from my phone’s […]

22Mar Closer Look at the Frio cold shoe adapter.

The Frio Cold shoe adapter is about $4 more than a traditional Cold shoe adapter, but It has a few features you might want to consider before you jump on the cheap price band wagon. When I found this odd looking cold shoe adapter online, I put up a post and ordered a few to try out. […]

21Mar Turn an unbalanced mono jack into a stereo output.

Audio pictured above Dave Knop from QuickFX pointed out to me that some of the lower price editing programs like iMovie and Windows Movie maker don’t have much in the form of audio control. This isn’t to much of a problem if you’re using the in camera microphone but can be a real hassle if […]

21Mar Affordable Cowboystudio CFL lighting rig Sold out.

I’ve received a number of e-mails asking about that Cowboystudio 1200 watt (equivalent) studio light setup. Apparently it’s completely sold out and many of you are looking for an alternative. Youtube member Levene1 sent me a message with info on a lighting rig that’s the same price and pretty much the same configuration. The only difference between the Cowboystudio 1200 watt […]

20Mar Bluetooth test with a Lavalier

I don’t normally do two videos in one day, but I received so many request for a test using a lavalier with the Bluetooth transmitter setup that I decided to give it a try. It hadn’t accrued to me that this could be used as a lavalier setup since most of my plans focused around the stereo […]

20Mar $35 wireless Bluetooth setup, and it works great!

I’ve been waiting to post this for more then a week. The first Bluetooth transmitter I received was defective and I had to send it back. The seller was kind enough to cover return shipping, but the back and forth took awhile. I finally received the working Bluetooth transmitter a few days ago and had a chance to […]