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Friday Video: Buy the guts of a GoPro 1080p video camera for $159.95 from Sparkfun Electronics

Sparkfun Electronics in Boulder, Colorado runs a new-product video every Friday. Today, the video features a board-level product called a HackHD, which is essentially the electronic guts of a $199.99 GoPro rugged camcorder. The HackHD sells for $159.95. As usual, … Continue reading

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Friday Video: An understandable, 3-minute explanation of the Higgs boson

In honor of this week’s July 4 confirmation of the probable existence of the Higgs boson by CERN researchers, I present this 3-minute YouTube video that speaks to the point quickly but very understandably. That’s enough physics for this electrical … Continue reading

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Friday Video: More than the legal limit of fun with a rugged, go-anywhere camcorder?

This week at CDNLive!, Cadence President and CEO Lip-Bu Tan used a video from GoPro in his keynote speech. (For a summary of this speech, see “CDNLive! – Lip-Bu Tan Keynote Cites Semiconductor Growth Drivers” by Richard Goering.) In case … Continue reading

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Ambarella cuts power on HD camera controller SoC using Samsung 32nm process technology

Last month, I wrote about the introduction of Ambarella’s new A7L SoC for controlling HD video and digital still cameras. (See “3-processor SoC for digital still cameras incorporates an ARM 1136J-S RISC processor core plus separate image and video processors”.) … Continue reading

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Friday Video: Cool video tricks with the Apple iPhone 4’s CMOS camera and the rolling-shutter effect

Normally, a CMOS image sensor’s rolling “jello” shutter is a liability. Pan the camera too quickly and vertical straight lines become curved. That’s because there’s a time delay between the capture of one line of video and the next, and … Continue reading

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Yet another answer to “What to do with all of this processing horsepower?” HD HDR (high dynamic range) video

The photography world has been abuzz with HDR (high dynamic range) imagery for a couple of years. There are several lights in the field including Sean McHugh, who’s made a real specialty of shooting beautiful HDR images in and around … Continue reading

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Internet to Cable Companies: All Your content Are Belong to Us

From the Multichannel News : “Time Warner Inc. chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes had a simple solution for distributors and content owners worried about how new technologies and devices will undermine their business models: make everything available on any device … Continue reading

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