Instagram’s Default Video Thumbnail Frame

Posted on April 20, 2017

What is Instagram's default video thumbnail frame? That's the question I asked Google and to my surprise, there were no answers. So I set out to figure it out for myself...

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The New Red iPhone 7: Get This Case Instead

Posted on March 23, 2017

Tomorrow morning at exactly 8:01am PDT Apple will begin selling a new phone in a special edition (PRODUCT) RED color. But what if you just bought an iPhone 7 six months or less since it came out? What do you do? Get a red case, silly.

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The 8-Foot Ceiling Mounted DIY Camera Slider

Posted on March 12, 2012

We shoot Motorz with a limited crew, and sometimes I'm even flying solo. Filming a 22-minute (half hour format) television series on a budget has its challenges, but they are so much fun to work around it's part of the game. Take for example my recent challenge. I wanted to be able to ceiling-mount one of our three Canon 60D DSLRs so I could position a camera anywhere overhead (within reason).I knew that I wanted to span about an 8-foot ...

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Solution to Apple Mac Pro Bluetooth Interference Issues

Posted on July 24, 2011

Ever since I changed my desktop computer from a Macbook Pro to a Mac Pro, my three Apple bluetooth input devices started encountering sporadic interference issues. My wireless keyboard would often lose connection or experienced slow or lost keystrokes. And both my Magic Mouse and my Magic Trackpad would exhibit "drunken" behavior including slow or jumpy cursor movement as well as connection issues.It got to the point where even though I ...

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How-To Caption Your Videos For Broadcast

Posted on March 24, 2011

Making videos for online is simple enough, but at some point you might want to take your content to television like I have with Motorz. Making a commitment to going from a variable length video series to a half-hour (22 minute) episode series is quite an undertaking. As you explore your options for broadcast, you will quickly find that each channel/network has different requirements. And, depending on their age and method of broadcast you may be ...

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Geek Out: Cathode Terminal Mac App

Posted on January 25, 2011

I'm probably dating myself a bit here, but if you're a fan of old computers and the terminal apps that ran on them, you should definitely check out this new Mac App which emulates them. It's unbelievably cool.Gizmodo has a video you can watch to see it, or you can download the App from the developer's website and play with a free trial version.[Secret Geometry]

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