Schedule

Schedule

Sunday, April 19

1429466400 The Tech Guy
1429480800 This Week in Tech

Monday, April 20

1429549200 Tech News Today
1429552800 Triangulation
1429558200 iPad Today
1429565400 Coding 101
1429570800 Tech News 2Night

Tuesday, April 21

1429635600 Tech News Today
1429639200 MacBreak Weekly
1429648200 Security Now
1429657200 Tech News 2Night
1429660800 All About Android

Wednesday, April 22

1429716600 FLOSS Weekly
1429722000 Tech News Today
1429725600 Windows Weekly
1429732800 This Week in Google
1429743600 Tech News 2Night
1429745400 Android App Arena
1429750800 Ham Nation

Thursday, April 23

1429808400 Tech News Today
1429812000 Know How...
1429817400 Marketing Mavericks
1429822800 Home Theater Geeks
1429830000 Tech News 2Night
1429831800 The Giz Wiz

Friday, April 24

1429894800 Tech News Today
1429898400 This Week in Law
1429909200 Before You Buy
1429916400 Tech News 2Night

Saturday, April 25

1429984800 The Tech Guy

Sunday, April 26

1430071200 The Tech Guy
1430085600 This Week in Tech

Monday, April 27

1430154000 Tech News Today
1430157600 Triangulation
1430163000 iPad Today
1430170200 Coding 101
1430175600 Tech News 2Night

Tuesday, April 28

1430240400 Tech News Today
1430244000 MacBreak Weekly
1430253000 Security Now
1430262000 Tech News 2Night
1430265600 All About Android

Most Recent Episodes

The Tech Guy
The Tech Guy 1179 April 18th, 2015

Can I still back up off-site when internet connection is unreliable?

Before You Buy

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This Week in Enterprise Tech

AT&T suing the FCC, Skype for Business, and Android is ready for work.

Tech News 2Night

What's so great about Slack?

This Week in Law

Co-founder of Invisible Girlfriend Matt Homann and crowd-sourced labor.

Tech News Today

Google now shows Apps in search results, on Android devices.

This Week in Computer Hardware

Intel Skylake Leaks!

The Giz Wiz

Onewheel, ThinkPad Stacks, Epson HD Whiteboard, and more.

Tech News 2Night

The best apps for your messy digital life

Home Theater Geeks
Episode #252: NAB 2015 April 16th, 2015

The latest and greatest from NAB 2015

Know How... 69

Choosing your Podcasting Camera and Building a Raspberry Pi MAME Part 2

November 14 2013

How to choose the perfect podcasting camera for you, and build your own Raspberry Pi MAME inside a NES case.

Choosing your Podcasting camera

Know your podcast format and camera price range!

Can you spend $1000? $2000? $3000? More? – Knowing your price range at the start will help you to figure out what kind of shooting you'll be able to do and the capabilities you can afford. More expensive cameras will add features, better sensors, advanced IO and "instant access" to controls.

  • Sub $100 -- USB Cameras (Mostly for live streaming.)
  • Sub $400 -- GoPro Cameras (High-Risk shots… should NOT be used as a primary)
  • Sub $1000 – CMOS-sensor handhelds
  • Sub $2000 – Multiple sensor, mid-range handhelds
  • Sub $3000 – Multiple sensor, mid-range Prosumer
  • $4000 and above – multiple sensor, high-end Prosumer and above

Know your sensors!

  • Many cameras us CMOS sensors. They're MUCH better than they were in the old days, but they're still not as sensitive to light as CCDs.
  • Multiple Sensor cameras use multiple sensors to pick up red/blue/green
  • 3CCD is still the gold standard

Know your Audio!

  • You want a camera has dedicated STANDARD audio inputs.
  • XLR preferred - 3.5mm acceptable.
  • Avoid proprietary solutions.

Know your Media Format!

AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) with SDHC storage

  • Data Rates from 10 to 25Mbps
  • Can record on SD Class 10 cards – minimum of 10Mbps write speed (a 32GB Class 10 will cost ~$20)
  • 32GB of storage can capture 4 hours at 1080p 60fps
  • Not ideal for Mac users

DVCPro with P2 (Professional Plug-In)

  • Maximum Data Rate of 1.2GB (a 32GB P2 card will cost ~$300)
  • Will EAT through the memory: 32 min at 1080i 60fps

Equipment shows on set
Logitech Pro 9000
Price: ~$65

Logitech Pro 920
Price: ~$70
Includes H.264 Hardware Encoding

Panasonic AG-HMC 40
Price: ~$1300-1600
3MOS Sensor (3 CMOS Sensors, one each for red/blue/green)

Panasonic AG-HMC150
Price: ~$2500-2800
3CCD Sensor

Part 2 Building a Raspberry Pi Mame Inside a NES Case

Build your own fully function NES MAME Machine using a Raspberry Pi

Parts List

Cables and Bits

  • Ultra Slim HDMI
  • AC Adaptor Extension Cable
  • Wall Plate with Ethernet and HDMI Keystones
  • 2.2k Ohms Resistor (for the LED)
  • Two USB Male to Micro cables
  • One USB Mini cable

Music Credit
- Artist: Eric Skiff
- Song: Were the Resistorrs

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