I have recently read a book that I was fascinated to find, is so relevant to my business, Personal Media Solutions. It is called “Stuffocation” authored by James Wallman.
In it, he quotes his grandfather saying “Memories live longer than dreams”. James then comments “Did he mean that the past is more important than the future? Or was he saying, as I have come to believe, that material dreams have their place, but that life is made up of memories, which come from experiences?”
Every time I digitise a family’s precious cine, video or photographic collection, I am reminded that I am providing a service that helps people share their precious family memories, making their “memories live longer than dreams”.
I often get asked what is the best free software to play videos on your iPad, iPhone or smartphone. To play a video on your PC, you need Windows Media Player or Quicktime or VideoLAN VLC installed on your PC. … Continue reading →
Dampness ruins video tapes. How you store your precious old video tapes is very important. They should be stored upright, like a book and in dry conditions. If they is too much moisture in the air, it can settle on … Continue reading →
Smart TV If you do not have a smart TV, or you want to make a second TV in another room smart, then this is a good article explaining some of the options, starting at only £30. http://www.freeview.co.uk/articles/news-and-features/blog-post/how-to-make-your-tv-smart-our-7-best-streaming-devices.html
The number of different video formats, codecs and containers and what it all means is one of the most difficult areas for people to understand once you start doing any significant video capture, digitising, production, editing, conversion, storage or streaming. … Continue reading →
The British Library has got a fantastic selection of sound recordings which come from all over the world and cover the entire range of recorded sound: music, drama and literature, oral history, wildlife and environmental sounds. For more go to http://sounds.bl.uk/
Do you find that the Wi-Fi in your home works fine near the wireless router, but drops off a lot in other parts of your home or when you go in the garden? This is becoming more and more of a problem as people have higher expectations of internet coverage in and around their home, particularly with increasing use of smartphones and tablets.
There is an easy to install solution that works in most homes to improve W-Fi coverage. You have a unit plugged into the mains wiring next to your router with a network cable connecting it to your router. Then, you have another different unit, that has a built in wireless access point, plugged into the mains somewhere else in your house where you want to improve the wireless coverage. It uses a standard called Homeplug or Powerline. The 2nd unit can be setup to have the same SSID and Password as your wireless router.
You then end up with a seamless home network that is much wider than before. Improve Wi-Fi coverage.
Personalised DVD gifts Personalised DVD Gift Packages – are based on your photos, video and music carefully edited into a personalised DVD. They are ideal as a unique personalised gift for Birthdays, Christmas, special occasions. More details and pricing here www.personalmediasolutions.co.uk/services/personalised-dvd-gift-packages/ … Continue reading →
Aerial photography just got a lot easier with the highly manoeuvrable DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter. Have a look at the filming we did both of the quadcopter and the video from the quadcopter – synchronised together picture in picture. Thanks … Continue reading →
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