We answer questions from our Google Plus Community, and build a mobile Podcasting Rig.
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- A Know-It-All who needs an easier-to-use touchpad
- Bamboo Touchpad, sells on Amazon for about $45
- Wants to incorporate LED lights into his PC
- Yellow is the 12volt rail
- Watched our "Dancing LEDs" segment and wants to know how we can hear music if the plug is connected to the speakers
- Recommend a Headphone Amp with multiple outputs
- You can buy these for $10-$100 - Choose which one you want!
- What's the difference between Hardware and Software RAID?
- Wants to upgrade his Mac with a SSD, wondering about the types of SATA and if they are backwards compatible.
- SATA = "Serial ATA" - The bus that connects your computer to its mass storage devices like hard drives, SSDs and optical drives
- SATA Revision 1 = 1.5 Gbps
- SATA Revision 2 = 3 Gbps
- SATA Revision 3 = 6 Gbps
- SATA Revision 3.2 = 16Gbps
- Aside from speed, SATA Revision 3.1 and up integrated support for PCI Express connected SSD drives and Native TRIM queueing for SSD drives.
- Revision 3.2 is really designed for embedded SATA devices
- The important point is that 3.0 and down are all backwards compatible
- I've got the WD RED NAS HD, should I put it into sleep mode?
- Needs a $500 laptop that will do photoshop, corel and some video editing. Would also like a touchscreen.
- Inspiron 15 Touch
(i3 CPU, 15" LCD, 4GB, 500GB, Touch Enabled)
- Acer V3-571-6492
(i5, 17.3" 4GB, 500GB, No Touch) ($500)
- What's the best hard drive for professional video?
- Western Digital Black
- Seagate Barracuda
- He has a 2006 Mac Mini and wants to know what to do with it.
- Turn it into a Mac Mini MAME machine!
- Wants to know if we've done a segment on Basic Soldering Techniques.
- Yes we have... in episode 7 -- but we'll also tease the Smitty segment
- Made his own Time-Lapse device out of a Telescope mount.
Mobile Podcasting Rig + Field Audio
MXL's Mobile Media Videographers Essentials Kit - MXL MM-VE001
Zoom H4n Portable Digital Recorder - Zoom H4N
The Audio-Technica ATR-3350 Lav Mic -AudioTechnica ATR3350
Sennheiser EW 100 Wireless Microphones - Sennheiser EW100
The Heil PR-35 Stick Mic - Heil PR-35
The Audio Technica ATR898 Lav Mic - AudioTechnica ATR898
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