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What you need to know about blank DVD discs

What is the difference between DVD-R and DVD+R ? The DVD-R standard (pronounced: DVD dash R) pre-dates DVD+R (pronounced: DVD plus R). Today, most DVD players can read both. A DVD burner may be specific to one or the other. … Continue reading

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New cameras for HD, 2K, and 4K video

In 2008, Vince Laforet shocked the film-making world with a short film called “Reverie” (http://vimeo.com/7151244).  He shot this in just two days using a borrowed Canon EOS 5D mk II (borrowed from Canon) before the camera was released. Since then, the … Continue reading

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Camera Upgrade – Panasonic G3

Across two decades, I have owned/used three film cameras, two digital cameras, and one video camcorder.  Recently, I acquired a new camera to replace my old digital compact.  The new camera is a Panasonic Lumix G3.  The G3 is a … Continue reading

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Essential Guide to Memory Cards

Not all cards are created equal. … The write speed can affect how fast your camera can save an image to the card. Continue reading

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CameraPhone vs DSLR

It has been reported that more than 60% of American consumers have a mobile phone that includes a camera.  Many professional photographers use camera phones as a convenient alternative to their normal bulky pro cameras.  Here is a quick comparison … Continue reading

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Pixels (part 2)

With the information in my blog post entitled Pixels (part 1) [how-many-pixels-part-1], you may conclude that 8×10 inch prints call for a 5 megapixel camera. That’s generally true, but not entirely. It is possible to use computer software to artificially … Continue reading

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Pixels (part 1)

Perhaps the most common question regarding digital photography is … how many megapixels do I need? The answer depends upon how you intend to use the photo. You need to answer two questions: how large will the photo appear (inches … Continue reading

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