CNet Senior Editor, Donald Bell, walks you through the different ways to store your memories in the cloud. Learn about choosing the right cloud storage service that is a perfect fit for you and your media.
Posted by cpapciak on August 29, 2014
Posted by cpapciak on July 7, 2014
Ever wondered what your camera’s histogram does? Or how it’s used? Watch this short video by John Greengo for CreativeLive which will explain what the histogram actually is, how to read one, and what it means for your photography.
Posted by cpapciak on June 25, 2014
A new survey of parents with children under 10 who share photos and videos with family/friends online reveals troubling trends…
Posted by cpapciak on June 17, 2014
How Did the the VHS Tape End Up Beating Sony’s Betamax?
When home recording devices were first manufactured, people around the world found them facinating. People could now record their own television shows instead of having to watch them as they air. However, the film and video entertainment industry soon caught wind of this, and realized that they didn’t want users of these recording devices infringing on copyrighted materials. So, inevitably, a court battle ensued between Sony and Universal City Studios which ended with 5 judges allowing the use of home recording.
Although Sony won this landmark court battle, they would ultimately lose out in a completely different battle, just around the corner. Sony’s great rival, JVC, soon began production of their own recording device, now commonly called the VCR. Both of the machines solved the same problem… how to store information compactly on a tape. However, if the machines were so similar? How did Betamax lose to the VCR? After all, Betamax offered better image quality along with superbly built machines.
The downfall of the Betamax started with the actual hardware. On average, Betamax decks were 5-8 lbs. heavier than their VCR counterparts. This meant higher production and shipping costs which also meant that Betamax machines ended up with a higher price tag from the get-go.
Secondly, the first versions of Betamax tapes played for only 1 hour, while VHS tapes played for 2 hours, which was enough time for a standard-length movie. The real killer, though, was the video rental market. At first, video rental stores would stock both Betamax and VHS, but as VHS slowly gained in popularity, the stores made more shelf room for VHS tapes, effectively pushing out Betamax entirely shortly after.
Posted by cpapciak on June 10, 2014
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Posted by cpapciak on May 21, 2014
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Posted by cpapciak on May 15, 2014
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This is a very real scenario happening AGAIN in San Diego due to the recent rash of wildfires sweeping the county. With many sudden evacuations and already many homes destroyed in North County, the chances that someone lost or will lose their recorded family memories to these fires is, unfortunately, very high.
When preparing for a natural disaster such as a raging fire, many of us think about which belongings we would take with us in the event of an evacuation. For many of us, we probably know EXACTLY which boxes of photos, home movies, and other keepsakes we would grab. However, we’ve all witnessed the devastation that these fires can cause, either in our communities or on the news. Often, even those that make detailed plans to protect their families and their prized possessions are often left with little time to gather ANY belongings, much less their important family media. The question you should ask yourself is, how can I protect my media from suffering the same fate?
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