Monthly Archive: July 2014

Jul 06

Logitech Solar Keyboard K750 Review

Logitech keyboard Logitech Solar Keyboard K750 Review – Technological Gadgets

Streamlined and extremely convenient, the Logitech Solar Keyboard K750 is the best new technological device to come out to the public as of late. As we all know, computer keyboards were previously, and very annoyingly corded, which contributed to a lot of hassle when moving around or even when trying to do work in an efficient manner. This inefficiency added to the stress of using a computer and made it difficult to do anything but sit in a chair, not move, and just type away. Thankfully, wireless keyboards were introduced and this actually revolutionized the way computer work was done.

The most exciting wireless keyboard to be introduced is the user-friendly and incredibly high-quality Logitech Solar Keyboard K750. Completely wireless and with a spectacular design aesthetic, the Logitech Solar Keyboard K750 only requires a small USB device to connect to a computer for it to be work. After the USB device is connected, the keyboard can magically be moved all throughout a space without any annoying wires getting in the way! Now, what could be better than that? Even better, the Logitech Solar Keyboard K750 has a battery that can stay charged for up to three full months, even when used in total darkness! Versatile and extremely usable, the Logitech Solar Keyboard K750 is a technological device with a peek into the future, with it’s amazing design that creates incredible ease of use and is actually very user-friendly, the entire keyboard is only 1/3 of an inch thick. And of course, the keyboard has been designed with amazingly quiet keys, so no matter what, using this keyboard is an absolute pleasure. All in all, the Logitech Solar Keyboard K750 gets two thumbs up from me, and I highly recommend it for anyone looking for an exceptional, technologically advanced keyboard that gets any job done with ease.

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Jul 06

What You Need To Know About Audio Mastering


What You Need To Know About Audio Mastering – Time to Improve your skills

Whether you’re recording at home for a podcast or you’re developing your own album in your home studio, audio mastering is a skill that you’re going to need. Although the average computer studio with electronic tools isn’t going to match up with a professional audio mastering suite, you can get a pretty good replication of the process that will work for most sound applications that you have. There’s no one tool that you can use to make magic happen – you’ve got to know these specific points when it comes to the mastering process.

It all begins with compression. Whether you are using a compression mic, have your equipment hooked up through a limiter, or you’re using compression settings through your DAW, so your sound can be equalized and enhanced as necessary. It should always be the first step to compress the sound because in many instances, that may be the only step necessary.

#1: Don’t Over-process

Most audio mastering mistakes come from too much software manipulation, not too little. In the quest for a well-rounded sound that includes most frequencies, too much is either added or subtracted from the home process and these additions/subtractions influence the initial sound way too much. Mastering is about perfection, but sometimes music or audio is already perfect in its natural state.

#2: Incorporate a Fade

Vocals and instruments all have a natural decay to them that makes an immediate cut-off difficult at best during the audio mastering process. Work with your music software to add in a natural fade so that you can reduce the track’s overall audio levels to 0 at the end before creating the final ending. This is especially important for the podcast because interruptions, though brief and hardly noticed, make people uncomfortable on an unconscious level.

#3. Different Times Mean Different Sounds

Even if you’re using the same home studio, your recording session will pick up different audio energy levels on different sessions. This is why on a podcast, for example, voices sometimes seem stronger or weaker in different segments – they were recorded at different times. You’ll need to equalize tracks to create consistency and the most common area that is overlooked here are bass sounds that are 40Hz or less.

#4. Use Limited For Added Boost

Spiking a track is really easy to do from a home studio. When you see your sound gauges getting dangerously close to the red, it’s time to take a different approach. Try putting on a limiter, even a DAW based limiter, and you’ll be able to increase the levels of that specific track by 4-6 decibels before most ears will pick up the added processing. Add a vitalizer if it seems like there isn’t a lot of definition in there too.

#5. Have References

It’s really handy to have other audio sources on hand for you to compare your final product. Listen to the quality of a podcast to make your voice match up with it. Have music tracks close by on CD so you can hear them from across the room. In the end, let your ears be the judge, not your eyes or your head.

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Jul 04

Perfect Your Photography Quickly In 5 Easy Steps

How to Perfect Your Photography QuIMG_1136ickly In 5 Easy Steps

Are you always getting compliments on the quality of your photographs? Would you love to make your digital camera create stunning images that don’t require any additional processing once you transfer them to your computer? Most digital cameras need to be adjusted in some way [and sometimes multiple ways] in order for them to take the best image possible. With these simple tweaks, you can make sure your images are the best they can possibly be!

 

#1: Overexposure Is Extremely Common

Unless you’re a professional photographer, there’s a good chance you don’t just carry a light meter in your pocket. Because of this, most people judge the light based on what they see and then use the auto settings of their camera to compensate for this. The only problem with this is that it causes your image to become overexposed by about 10 to 20 percent. Reduce the exposure levels through your menu settings so that your automatic settings can be a better replication of what your eyes can see.

 

#2: Muted Colors Are About Saturation

The amount of color saturation that is within your image is often dependent on the color levels your camera is set to pick up. A good number of digital cameras have a default setting that mutes the green and red levels of the colors that you pick up, creating images that are unnecessarily dull and lifeless. Consider pushing the saturation levels up by a point or two in the green or red spectrum to breathe new life into an image. Every camera is different here, so it will take some experimentation.

 

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#3: The Temperature Is Too Cold

Did you know that there are temperature settings in the menu of your digital camera? These are based on the type of light that your image is being taken in. If you’re taking an indoor photo with fluorescent lights, for example, you’ll need a different temperature setting than you would with a lot of natural sunlight. It takes a little extra work, but change the settings based on your lighting and you’ll create a better overall temperature and hue in your image.

 

#4: The Image Is All the Same

If there is no definition in your image, then what you’ve got going on is a contrast issue. This setting is a compliment to your brightness or exposure settings. It will help to emphasize the shadows that are seen in the image and unless you’re shooting in a white box with light bathed over the subject material from all directions, you’re going to have shadows. A slight increase here is often all that is needed to create just the right image.

 

#5: There’s No Detail

The worst feeling in the world is to have a stunning close-up image that your eyes can see, but the focus on your camera can’t see at all. Instead of leaving the auto-focus on your camera, try using the focus settings through the back of the camera. A manual focus will give you more control and let you really manipulate the image in a custom way.

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Jul 02

Are 4K TV UHDTV the Future ? The Future is already Here!


Are 4K TV UHDTV the Future ? – The Future is already Here 

We have seen 3D TVs couple years ago and they are still available, but the content for those 3D TVs is pretty low. If you have a 3D TV can you tell me how often you watch it? And I am talking about you and not your kids, I know kids love 3D cartoons but what about the rest of us. I myself as many others have purchased a 3D TV few years ago and the only thing I watch on it since I bought it was Avatar In 3D.
3D is slowly fading away as there is no demand for it. But what about 4K UHD 2160p resolution TVs. Are they here to stay or will they slowly fading away just like 3D TVs are? Well believe it that the 4K TV is the future or at least till they come out with something better.
Why 4K TVs are here to stay? Even thou there is not allot of content in 4K resolution yet on the market, that does not mean that it is not created. Almost all new Movies are recorded in 4K or higher resolution, some even in 8k. This is why the new movie theaters are projecting 4K on to the big screen. Sharp even announced 8K full dome TV during CES in 2013
Just because most movies are recorder in 4K resolution should be good indicator that we will all soon be using 4K TVs in are living rooms or are theater rooms. But there is more, there are lots of cameras and devices that are also capable of recording in 4K format which will expedite 4K content building.
Below is a list of all cameras and devices currently available that will record Video in 4K UHD 4096×2160 resolution.

Mobile Devices:
Acer Liquid S2, LG G Pro 2 ,LG G3, OnePlus One, Oppo Find 7/7a, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy S5, Sony Xperia Z2,Vivo Xshot

DSLR + Mirrorless Cameras:
Canon EOS-1D C DSLR

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GH4KBODY 16.05MP Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera with 4K Cinematic Video (Body Only)

Sony Alpha a7S Compact Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera

Consumer Camera and Video Camera:
Sony FDR-AX100/B 4K Video Camera with 3.5-Inch LCD (Black)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 4K QFHD/HD 16X Long Zoom Digital Camera (Black)

Professional cameras:
Sony Handycam FDR-AX1, Astrodesign AH-4413 ,Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, Canon EOS C500, Dalsa Origin,FOR-A FT-ONE , JVC GY-HMQ10 ,Point Grey FL3-U3-88S2C-C, RED EPIC, RED ONE, RED Scarlet-X, Sony Handycam FDR-AX1, Sony XDCAM PXW-Z100, Sony NEX-FS700, Sony CineAlta F5, Sony CineAlta F55, Sony CineAlta F65, Vision Research Phantom 65, Vision Research Phantom Flex4K

This means 4K UHDTV is the future, and it is expected that 4K TVs will me in most homes by the year 2017.

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Jul 01

USB 3.0 Slow? How to Spot Fake USB 3.0 Cable

USB 3.0 Slow? How to Spot Fake USB 3.0 Cable

You have heard of fake apple accessories such us fake IPhone cable, charger sand headphones. Some of the fake cables are so well made that it is hard to tell apart.  But have you recently bought a USB 3.0 Cable.

USB 3.0 is fairly new to most people but it has been around for over six years now, its just that now more and more computers and devices starting to use the technology. USB 3.0 is in a way a USB 2.0 except it supports super speeds up to 10X faster that a USB 2.0. The USB 3.0 makes transferring files  a lot faster, especially between a USB 3.0 Flash Drive like PNY Turbo 64GB USB 3.0 drive (P-FD64GTBOP-GE) and a Galaxy S5 which also supports USB 3.0

Recently I bought few USB 3.0 Cables from eBay and I mostly used it as a Charging cable but one day I wanted to transfer photos of my Galaxy S5 and to my surprise it was taking forever. I did transfer photos off the phone before with the original Samsung USB cable but as far as I could remember it was pretty fast, and now extremely slow.

Same day one of the cable broke and I was trying to fix it and I saw that there were only 4 cables connected and not 9 like it supposed to be. Now I knew that the eBay seller sold me a fake USB 3.0 Cable. The cable looks like a USB 3.0 which is indicated by the Blue connector but in fact it was just standard USB 2.0 Cable.

Allot of companies have large stocks of USB 2.0 Cable but there is no more demand for it. In order to minimize their loses they started to replace the ends so that they look like USB 3.0 and adding them to existing 4 wire cables just so that they can unload their inventory. Luck for us there is now a way to tell if you have purchased a fake USB 3.0 Cable, Take a look in the Video.

For next time make sure you buy your cable from a good source.

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