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20 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Shooting spot news using only your iPad

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Heading out to lunch one day I noticed this man standing at a street corner.  I couldn’t walk away but wonder… Who is he… Why is he doing this? I only had my iPad with me, no external mics or accessories, and this is what I came up with. A nat sound piece with short […]

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20 November 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Backpacking “Our Lady of Guadalupe”


If you thought about shooting a full HD quality broadcast story with an iPhone, check this out. shot it with my iPh-4 and a wireless mic. Here’s my iPhone VJ KIT I used:  iPhone 4s, a Fostex box and a wireless mic set, and of course my handy gorilla tripod.  Then edited on my laptop’s […]

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09 May 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Webcasting 101


Basic but effective set-up over the wknd while Webcasting a local Mother’s day celebration. What I used to do with 1/2 million dollar LIVE truck took only one laptop, a  4G wireless connection,  a second laptop for social media and wireless mics… of course it goes without saying… seasoned experience at news gathering plus journalism […]

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19 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments


Last year I was part of a group of Journalists attending USC’s Knight Digital Media Center “News Entrepreneur Boot Camp”,  and I very much enjoyed fellow Josh Kalven’s latest column about our experience and his journey to a for-profit online Journalism effort call “Newsbound” a really cool way to do journalism and tell stories.  It […]

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09 April 2010 ~ 1 Comment

The NY Times’ Best Digital Cameras under $300

The list is out… NY Times’ David Pogue is at it again with a brief basic but insightful review of the latest and best Digital still cameras almost everyone could afford. From the new touch screens, to special effects… like the ability to paste one picture onto another right on your camera, to a sensor […]

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06 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

DV Prompter for iPad

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Timing is everything…. Bodelin Technologies creator of the ProPrompter announced today a cool portable prompter for small DV cameras using the iPad!!  The new device, the PorPrompter HDi, is to be released this month at NAB 2010 in Vegas. “Our award winning ProPrompter HD now holds the revolutionary iPad, safe and secure, goes anywhere your […]

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05 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

iPad is here! See Your Website.

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Latest news report that about 700,000 people have already bought the iPad. My only wish… When is Apple going to get on board with Flash. Just like the iPhone, the iPad would show pretty much everything except for Flash applications,  and that means no Flash video players like YouTube unless they provide a compatible Quicktime […]

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03 April 2010 ~ 0 Comments

H. Edward Roberts


I was reading the NY Times this morning, and learned about H. Edward Roberts. “Not many people in the computer world remembered H. Edward Roberts, not after he walked away from the industry more than three decades ago to become a country doctor in Georgia. Bill Gates remembered him, though.” Starts off the NY Times […]

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01 April 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Have we been replaced? ABC “hires” robot reporters


When I saw this I just had to laugh.  A $7.8 million dollar investment!! What do you think? ABC NEWS GOES ROBOTIC ABC News has purchased 28 “Madcat” robotic photographic units from BBN Technologies, a division of Raytheon, for an estimated $7.84 million. Some of the units will initially be assigned to European-based “one-man-band” news […]

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