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New Site and More

By on Mar 2, 2009 in News | 0 comments

New Look Simple Thought Productions is proud to introduce their new website. The new theme keeps with the styling of the older one but with a more modern feel as well as enhancements such as the featured articles/video scroller that is at the top of the home page. It was designed by Elegant Themes New Delivery Method Also new to the line up is our delivery method....

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About Video for the Web

About Video for the Web

By on Jan 17, 2009 in Articles | 0 comments

Following up with our article on Streaming Live video on the web we now want to take a look at simply putting video footage online to share with the world. There are a lot of options when you are simply allowing viewers to download your footage. So let’s take a look at some of them and what they can do. Codecs for All – Choose your Audience One of the...

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Streaming Live Video

Streaming Live Video

By on Dec 3, 2008 in Articles, Featured Articles | 59 comments

Please note that due to changes made by SimpleCDN I can no longer recommend them for a CDN. Ever since the breakthrough of YouTube more and more people have been interested in video online. The next step is to provide live events around the world for others to watch. In the past this would usually have taken a team of video and computer personnel to produce. As...

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Streaming Red

By on Nov 5, 2008 in Articles | 4 comments

The streaming test is over and another will be preformed in the near future. At Simple Thought Productions we love to test out the latest technologies and develop new work flows. One of our more frequent requests has been to stream live events for our clients. Usually The cost to setup with a Content Delivery Network (CDN) is prohibitive, however, most clients to...

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nNovia QC HD 120GB & Small Camera Mount

nNovia QC HD 120GB & Small Camera Mount

By on Feb 27, 2008 in Articles | 9 comments

Update: This Article was last updated 3-26-08 to reflect changes in Windows Vista SP1. Vista no longer needs special 3rd party drivers to utilize the NNovia Unit at full speed. NNovia QC HD Overview For every hour of tape you use you have to spend an equal hour to capture it, sometimes more if you log your tapes. This can make the time between shooting and editing a...

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Water Shield Printable DVD Water Test

Water Shield Printable DVD Water Test

By on Feb 10, 2008 in Articles | 6 comments

I have been asked about clear coating my printable DVDs for a while now. I never tried it and simply said, Please, don’t get your DVDs wet. It is not a good idea. But even when printable DVDs were not wet they could smear from simply being handled. I finally tried some Taiyo Yuden Water Sheild DVDs and they work great. They can be had for about $0.70 a DVD...

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H.264 in Flash Stream Tests

H.264 in Flash Stream Tests

By on Dec 16, 2007 in Articles | 8 comments

Download me I am testing out using h.264 files inside of the FLV Player for beter quality. You need the latest flash player to see this video. What does this mean for the viewers? It should mean a few things. Benifits Better quality at the same bitrate or the same quality as before but a lower bitrate One file on server for “streaming” and for user...

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Canon ZR-1000 Zoom Remote (LANC) Controller

By on Nov 5, 2007 in Articles | 1 comment

Canon ZR-1000 The Canon ZR-1000 is a control device that uses the LANC specification to control compatible cameras. It is made by canon and is one of the cheapest controllers available. One of the things that probably makes this controller cheaper than others is the fact that it has a plastic body. Others that have a higher price are generally made out of metal...

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