Tagged: hdmi

TNP USB-C Hub Adds 4K HDMI, Ethernet, USB-A, and USB-C for Charging

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThe TNP USB-C Hub is a dongle you can add to your Mac or PC. It adds 4K HDMI, Ethernet, USB-A, and USB-C for Charging or using another USB-C device. I’ve been using with my HP Elite X2 laptop for when I need a Ethernet connection, 2nd monitor, or extra USB device. Ethernet is a 1 Gigabit and transfers data very well within my network. Sometimes I need the wired connection for video and screen-sharing. Ethernet connections have a lower latency, and less chance of getting bumped off the network if too many wireless devices are connected. In connecting to my Vizio M50 4K TV, I had no problem getting the 2160p signal the monitor can produce. I can then use my x2 to present, or watch a video online or one I created. The Elite X2 also has one USB-C...

Canon 80D Camera with headphone jack

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSCanon EOS cameras are great for not only capturing quality photos, but also for creating video for your YouTube channel, or other video projects. At NAB, I got to see one of the latest versions – the Canon 80d Camera. With a wide-area, 45-point, all cross-type AF system, this camera will work in lower light with a luminance performance to EV-3. The camera has a 24.2 Megapixels CMOS sensor to create high-resolution images. The 80D camera will also work well as a video camera. Fast autofocus, built-in Wi-Fi, NFC, and 1080p 60fps MP4 video will allow for great video shots. The base unit comes with an EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 Stabilized USM lens. An optional Røde microphone can be added for capturing video. But the 80D also includes something videographers have been asking for – a headphone jack to monitor audio capture. Canon...

Kensington Thunderbolt 3 USB-C laptop dock, Fingerprint Dongle Unveiled at CES

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSKensington displayed their newest products at CES 2017, including a Thunderbolt 3 docking station, fingerprint reader and new laptop lock station for thinner laptops. Kensington SD5000T Docking with Thunderbolt 3 The new dock will allow for any laptop using Thunderbolt 3 technology to connect to the Internet via Ethernet, connect 2 – USB-A and 2 – USB-C devices, headphones and even an 85w power supply for your laptop including Macbook Pro models. With Thunderbolt 3 technology inside the USB-C, you will be able to run a dual-4k monitor setup without issue. Kensington Fingerprint USB Dongle Another great addition to the Kensington line-up allows for you to add fingerprint functionality to your Windows 10 laptop. The USB-A dongle connects with the protocol already installed in Windows 10 to set up a fingerprint password from a laptop or desktop. With adding a biometric...

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ASUS MG279q WQHD Gaming Display with AMD FreeSync

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSCheck out the latest in WQHD monitors with this ASUS MG279q 27 inch FreeSync gaming monitor. It’s part of their growing line of gaming gear, but could this also become a great part of your home entertainment gear? On my desktop I run 2 monitors – one in portrait mode for reading and the other with productivity software on it. However, just like when the tech industry introduced 16:9 monitors over 4:3, I could see a lot of 2-screen users switch back to a single screen simply because of the content you can put on this monitor. Specs – ASUS MG279q 4K Monitor with FreeSync First of all, let’s take a look at the specs of the ASUS MG279q. This is a 27 inch WQHD monitor with a planned maximum resolution of 2560×1440 – otherwise known at 1440p in 90 Hz....

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Roland Video Mixers VR-50HD and VR-3EX at NAB 2015

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThose of us moving to streaming or recording video are always looking for a good switching unit. While at NAB 2015, I checked with Roland and their VR-50HD and VR-3X mixers. Roland VR-3EX The VR-3EX is a four-channel SD video mixer. This mixer will send a 480i signal through the USB 2.0 port, or upscaled 1080p through HDMI. The 3EX includes 4-HDMI input support, RGB/Component in support, HDCP support, 4 channel audio, and can be controlled through the LCD touchscreen control center. Roland VR-50HD If you need a little more power, the VR-50HD unit allows for HD streaming and recording using the USB 3.0 connection. You can also connect both HDMI (4 ports) and SDI (4 ports), and also connect RGB components (2 ports), then pass the RGB signal out to an external monitor. 3 HDMI out allows to connect to...

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Amazon Fire TV Stick vs. Fire TV: A Two TV Solution Under $200

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSEarlier this year Amazon announced the FireTV – a competitor to the Roku and Apple TV. Doubling the specs of both devices, this became my goto choice for over the top television. Now, Amazon has come out with their lower cost version in the Fire TV Stick – mostly to compete with Chromecast and Roku Stick. This $40 device plugs right into your HDMI port in the TV, with a combined power USB cable which – depending on the TV you own – can be powered right through the USB port for a cord-free TV. Before we accellerate on the subject: keep in mind you DO NOT need an Amazon Prime subscription to own or use Fire TV. It does enhance the experience with more content. You can easily just run Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and other apps on Fire TV but...

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HERO4 Black from GoPro: Record 4K or 1080p 120fps

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIt’s been an awesome time here in Vegas – I’ve been covering a conference and during the down time I’ve been playing with this – the GoPro HERO4 Black edition. This is the newest GoPro camera for live action recording. You might have seen skydivers, skateboarders, custom car owners, and other groups create some awesome video and this little device is ususally taking the video. As you can see, its a little larger than a box of Tictacs – with the waterproof case you could easily fit it in your pocket ready for any life moment to happen. There are three buttons on the HERO4 – a power button, shutter button and settings button. Each button has multiple options so you can create video, take stills or continuous shots. The best part is the quality of the HERO4. This camera can...

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Comparison: GeForce GTX 760 vs. AMD R9 280 Video Graphics Card

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI have a desktop computer that is approaching 5 years now. Yes – 5 years. I remember how I never had a machine for over 18 months. I now have 3 laptops and two tablets that I also use. Add to that the desktop really isn’t as obsolete in power as it would have been in 2004. So I’ve upgraded the machine during the five years to keep it working as best it can. New memory, new hard drives and even the upgrade of the video card. Over the summer I had the opportunity to try out two videos cards – the EVGA 760 2 GB graphics and the ASUS R9 280x 3 GB card. All to find out which one could extend the life of my desktop for another year. The Computer First of all, lets look at the specs...

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HP Elitebook 1040 Folio G1 Ultrabook: Durable, Secure, Powerful

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS“Thinner than a dime”, HP’s EliteBook 1040 Folio G1 is the company’s latest answer to business professionals seeking a lightweight and secure laptop. But this laptop has a lot of great hidden features. You can even watch me dump water on the machine and throw it down! I am no stranger to HP laptops. I’ve had a few in my lifetime, including this G-60 that now sits behind me. Of course that was the day of laptops. Today, we live in the world of Ultrabooks – machines smaller and more powerful than ever before. Is it the best business laptop? HP Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 Ultrabook – Thinner than a Dime Measuring a maximum 1.59 cm at its widest, the G1 truly is thinner vertically than the diameter of a U.S dime. The scarcity of its profile is complemented by the...

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Livestream HD510 Live Production Streaming PC – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn this portable world we sometimes have to be ready to move when needed. Sometimes you are recording a hall, the next day you are in a small club getting that new up and coming band. That is why you need a portable solution such as the Livestream HD510. A new sleek design and combination of SDI and HDMI inputs, you will be able to set up a one – or multiple camera shoot. The HD510 also has a built-in 17″ LCD touch screen that flips up for quick use. The Livestream HD510 is built on a Core-i7 3.2GHz processor with 1 TB hard drive and 8 GB RAM. 5 HDMI/SDI inputs and 2 remote cameras give you up to 7 points to shoot from. Add on the optional Studion Surface controller pad for a full production switcher – or just use...

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Sony HandyCam HXR-NX30u Production Camera – NAB 2014

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI use the pro-sumer version of the Sony Handycam HXRNX30u in getting interviews for Geekazine. When I heard there was a broadcast level version, I was intrigued. Adding sound options and more made this the next camera on my list. The Sony Handcam HXR series came out in 2011. Their current version – the HXR-NX30u – brings high definition in a small footprint. Add the Optical SteadyShot image stabilization technology and you can be holding this in your hand and still get a pretty stable shot. This is because the camera eye moves to keep the shake from happening. Get the Sony HXR-NX30u at B&H For example, I have done some time-lapses in Las Vegas with an older camera. Whether you are in a building or on a bridge you know that after watching the footage there is some shaking or swaying that...

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PAPAGO! P3 HD Dashboard Cam, GPS and Video Recorder

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI remember watching those videos of dash cams while growing up and thinking how great it would be to have my own camera mounted on my car. Today’s technology lets us do that in many ways. My friends at PAPAGO! have been working on such a camera with the P3 HD camera. This is a dashboard camera that can be set on a windshield, or mounted on the dash. It can also be connected right to the 12 volt line, or you can use the USB cigarette adapter. What this does do is not only record your drive in 1080p, but also help on your driving. The P3 includes the advanced driver assistance system (ADAS), lane departure warning system (LDWS) and driver fatigue alarm (DFA) which will make sure you are not dozing off behind the wheel. Other features include alerts...

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HDMI 2.0: What You Need to Know

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Laid back week this week. Finally tested out my Google Glass with the band – the packing tape over the power button seems to be working! We’ll see what happens over the next couple weeks, although its getting colder here (a actually had to pull out a jacket today!) Last nights’ TWIGG was an awesome show – next week we will be bringing on a guest and talk about Glass in healthcare. Day in Tech History’s 1,500th episode went out today. 365 episodes a day since Aug 10, 2009. Also continued to be attacked by brute force attackers. Had to increase security. A new website is in the works for podcasters. Something I have been thinking about since June. It will help bring a little more validity to shows. More info coming soon… Hotline – 608-205-4378 – geekazine (at) gmail.com Download...

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Record Shows on your PC with Hauppauge Win-TV DCR-2650

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSI have been very busy these last few weeks and have missed a lot of TV. In the past, I would have just shrugged it off and possibly caught it through On-Demand or HuluPlus. Before I left, I set up a Hauppauge Win-TV DCR-2650 to a Windows PC running Windows Media Center and recorded all my favorite shows. About the Hauppauge DCR-2650 Win-TV device The Hauppauge is a unit that connects your cable to a machine running Windows 7 and Media Center. The unit requires an M-Card, which is a card you can get from your cable company (for a rental fee). The DCR-2650 features a dual tuner mode so you can record one show and watch another. Simply connect your coaxial cable to the DCR-2650 unit. Connect the USB cable to the computer and install the driver software. You will...

IOGear: HDMI HD UpScale Switch Turns Your 2D Movies into 3D Movies – CES 2012 0

IOGear: HDMI HD UpScale Switch Turns Your 2D Movies into 3D Movies – CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIOGear has a box so cool, there is no name for it yet. While at the IOGear booth at CES, Todd talked to Joshua about this new box. It does a few different things in a 3×6 box. It’s all about 3D – you want 3D, but the standards are not set, or you don’t like the way 3D works. What they have done, is they put a 2D to 3D conversion in a 4-port HDMI switch. You can then adjust the 3D level to what works for you. All within a 2D movie. If the depth is too much, some people could get sick. Plus, you can get the 3D glasses you like, and adjust them. Additionally, if you have anything in 480i, you can convert to 720p. If you have 720p, you can convert to 1080p. Any old movies can instantly...

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Roku: New Roku HDMI Stick Makes Smart TVs – #CES 2012

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn this world of over-the-top television, there are a lot of different choices. If your TV does not have a “smart” feature, you end up having to purchase a third-party solution. And with many boxes to choose from, it’s a tough decision at times. However, Roku is working to make that decision very straightforward. At CES, Roku debuted their Roku streaming stick. Ed from Roku joins Todd in showing off this little dongle that connects up to your HDMI port on your TV. Since the Roku stick plugs directly into the HDMI port, there is no need for extra cables, or even a power cable. Therefore, if you have your TV mounted to a wall, there are no extra ugly cables to go with it. Further, this new Roku connects wirelessly (just like the previous versions), so you can stream your...

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Un-Box Me: Warpia StreamHD Wireless USB to HDMI Unboxing – Mac, Windows Install

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Connecting your computer to your TV has never been so easy. Remember the days where you couldn’t even get a simple headphone jack from your CRT TV? Connecting your DVR, Roku, PC and more to the TV is as straightforward as connecting to the HDMI port. Yet the TV is now so thin it sets on your wall and your computer is not even close to it. You don’t want to run a long cable across the room to watch your movies via DVD and control the system. That is why we have wireless USB to HDMI. Using a simple dongle, you connect one machine to the TV. No wires, no hassles. Warpia has created a wireless USB to HDMI controller called StreamHD. Best part – If you have Windows 7 or Mac OSX, you can connect the TV dock...

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OTT #2: What is the OTT? How to Make a Set Top Box with Boxee

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSFor Episode #2 of the OTT, Jeffrey Powers delves into what you will expect in this show. What Over the Top TV is, who we are going to talk to (which is pretty much anyone that is doing something in the space) and what to expect from the shows. Sometimes we will be talking to industry professionals. Other times we’ll be reviewing a product or just talking about news in the OTT space. Make Your Own Set Top Box Using Boxee Jeff then switches gears to talk about how you can download Boxee and install on a PC to create your own Set Top Box. The iPhone has a Boxee application that you can download, so you will be able to control your Homemade Boxee Box. The best computer should have a HDMI or DVI port for HD pictures. A computer...

Vidtonic lets you Build Your own TV, Android OS, Applications 0

Vidtonic lets you Build Your own TV, Android OS, Applications

Podcast: EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSJeff Cody and Matt Miller join Todd for the TPN Live CES coverage. They are the founders of Vidtonic – a company that lets you build your own TV. Yes, we said build your own TV. Not only would you build your own TV, it’s also a build your own OTT TV. With Android platform, you can build a 22 inch through 42 inch television. With a TI Cortex A4, you can run 1080p screen without fail. This is for the ultimate Geek. Just like in the days of building your own Altair, building your own PC, or even the crystal radio kit, this you can start from scratch and build it your way. They will come with instructions to follow, however you do what you need to. If you want 1 HDMI port or 20, design and build. This is...

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Samsung HMX-T10: HD Video Camera That is Stylish, Ergonomic

There are a lot of handheld cameras out there, but few that can tout being ergonomic. The Samsung HMX-T10 is one of those cameras. With a 20 degree slanted lens, the HMX-T10 allows you to hold the camera without cocking your wrist. Therefore, you can hold the camera up a lot longer to get the baby’s first steps, or to record your buddies band and get the whole song without having to try and switch hands. The camera has a few other features, too. 10x Optical zoom, 5.1M CMOS sensor, image stabilization and 1920 x1080 60i. “The HMX-T10 offers not only a stylish, compact design, but also demonstrates the thoughtfulness and innovation Samsung brings to making movies” said Mr. SangJin Park, President of Samsung Digital Imaging Business, Samsung Electronics. “The HMX-T10’s convenient features encapsulates the innovative and easy-to-use nature of our camcorder range, as well as our aim to...

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