Firewire

The word firewire is actually a term that Apple coined for the technical standard known as the IEEE1394 interface. Firewire, IEEE1394, and Sony’s iLink all refer to the same high-speed interface...

What to look for in a camcorder

Shopping for a camcorder in days past was not an easy experience, but there has been constant improvement in the quality of video that can be obtained. You won’t need the most expensive camera s...

Video Cameras

UPDATE – Most of what is in this article is out of date, but offers some historical perspective of where we’ve come from. Some DV/HDV cameras are still in service, but mostly in an environ...

How to generate a strong password

Using new media means using online resources. The more we use online resources, especially ones dealing with sensitive information like bank accounts and student data, the more we need to think about ...

How to buy electronic gear

When you need a technology gadget for your computer, or for creating digital media, where do you start? Well, we in Teaching and Learning Technologies recommend you start at Cnet reviews. Cnet is a te...

What is HD video? Even Mark Cuban gets it wrong

Mark Cuban has lots of ideas. His best one was back in the late ’90s when he decided to create a webcasting business that was ultimately sold for millions of dollars to Yahoo! Cuban may well hav...

I need some AIR

I thought about several ways to begin this post, and I was hoping the title wouldn’t scare people off thinking that I was going to vent. No, it’s not that kind of air. It’s actually ...

Thank you, Professor Wesch

I’ve talked about Professor Michael Wesch and his Digital Ethnography class at Kansas State University a couple times in the past (here, and here). His class, and especially the videos that have...

The Long Awaited Streaming Report

Photo by paperdog2005 Memories from NMC 2007 are somewhat faded, but one of the most interesting sessions for me was the IUPUI presentation on “Searching for an Ideal Live Video Streaming Techno...

Are You Ready To Paint?

As I prepare for a new position as “New Media Specialist”, this is the sort of groundbreaking application that I’d like to highlight. Mac fan-boys (and girls) will be so jealous! Original post b...