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Andy’s got a new camera - A CANON PowerShot SX50 HS

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Yes, I’ve purchased a new camera, A CANON PowerShot SX50 HS, and yes, it’s a “Bridge Camera”. A halfway house between a compact and D-SLR. I already have a compact camera, and D-SLR, so needed something in the middle, and this boasts a 50x optical zoom lens, equivalent to a 1200mm conventional telephoto lens.

I’m very impressed with the first photographs….(click for full image, straight from camera, no image processing, 12Megapixel - JPEG).

In this first photograph, if you look carefully, you will see our, two Doves on the chimney pots…

0x (no zoom)

0x (no zoom)

in this photograph, at 50x (1200mm) zoom, handheld, no tripod, you can see the Dove, and also notice the lichens on the chimney pot!

50x Optical Zoom

50x Optical Zoom

I don’t know how this camera does it, holding a camera in my hand at 50x optical zoom, with Image Stablisation, and it’s able to give me good photograph, with my shaking hands! (I would recommend a tripod! but without, gives good results)

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DVD Decrypter beaten!

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

I’ve been using DVD Decrypter to rip and backup my DVDs to iPods for years, despite no further developement since 2005.

DVD Decrypter Version 3.5.4.0 (final)

DVD Decrypter Version 3.5.4.0 (final)

An exceptional tiny application that easily removes the Copy Protection System from DVDs, which enables you to transcode the DVD for mobile device playback. I also use Badaboom, Badaboom is a blazingly fast media converter that formats video files for a variety of devices, including iPod, PSP, iPad, and YouTube, by using your system’s graphics processing unit (GPU).  If you have an Nvidia chipset!

DVD Decrypter output 1

DVD Decrypter output 1

So I was a little surprised when I couldn’t backup Disney’s new Alice In Wonderland…

It starts to report Read Errors (Retry 1 etc), but this DVD disc is brand new out of the cellphone wrapping, so it cannot be physical errors on the media, but something is odd, because if you look at the number of files and total it’s repoting 58GB on the disc, this should read alarm bells.

DVD Decrypter output 2

DVD Decrypter output 2

if you continue, the Retry errors increase and eventually, you’ll get an error message below

DVD Decrypter error message when trying to backup Disney's Alice in Wonderland

DVD Decrypter error message when trying to backup Disney's Alice in Wonderland

if you ignore this error message, it will continue to extract the data, but you’ll end up with a 58GB DVD! It would appear that Disney have done something with the layout to confuse DVD Decrypter Version 3.5.4.0 (final). Maybe it’s the Fast-Play, I don’t know, but as I’ve always said software can always be broken with software, so time to try another software product…

Enter DVDFab HD Decrypter, another backup tool which is also FREE.

DVDFab HD Decrypter http://www.dvdfab.com/en/hd-decrypter.htm

DVDFab HD Decrypter http://www.dvdfab.com/en/hd-decrypter.htm

Ah, this software does the job nicely, shame I still prefer the simplicity of DVD Decrypter, and it’s has a tiny footprint.

So if DVD Decrypter doesn’t work for you try DVDFab HD Decrypter

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NOW is the time

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

If there’s one video clip you got to watch this one…

Years to reach 50 million users:-

  1. RADIO - 38 Years
  2. TELEVISION - 13 YEARS
  3. INTERNET - 4 YEARS
  4. IPOD - 3 YEARS
  5. FACEBOOK added 100 million users in less than 9 months….

watch the video clip for more frightening or exciting statistics…..!

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