Research #8

Research list for the last week:

  • The military’s Project Stargate
  • Pepper’s Ghost effect
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind (and Spielberg in general)
  • Low-Power Bluetooth
  • Using an iPad mini 4G as a phone
  • Good options for 5500K LED lights (or is 5000K close enough?)
  • Linux on a older G4 tower Mac
  • iCloud Beta of iWork (am I right it doesn’t do much yet?)
  • iSight¬†compatibility
  • in-car Bearcat BCT8 mounting
  • Adjustable metal rail tie-down systems

Research #7

From the past week:

  • Nutriloaf vs. Soylent (the new project, not the stuff from the book/film)
  • Color correction via Davinci Resolve Lite
  • Sunny 16 rule
  • Ph testing Amniotic fluid
  • George Foreman vs Muhammad Ali
  • Cray supercomputer design
  • Sourcing Pilot G2 (green) refills
  • Sourcing SSI Schaefer CF Collapsable Containers
  • Sourcing good B&W 35mm film
  • Sourcing replacement batteries for Konica TC camera bodies
  • Sriracha sauce packets (for travel)
  • Bower 35mm f/1.4 Lens for Nikon


Research #6

Here’s what I’ve been reading about this week:

  • Metabones Speed Boosters
  • M42 mount lenses
  • HumanGear products
  • Used Lumix GH2 bodies
  • Konica AR mount to Nikon DX adaptors
  • Better online communal area for remote group learning


Research #5

Things I’ve researched in the last week:

  • Sourcing 5/8″ Grip pins with 1/4″ female threading
  • New IFTTT channels (specifically interested in activity tracking -> web tasks)
  • Better rainwater storage/management via Ram Water Pumps
  • Replacement vintage KLH Model 30 tweeter
  • Onion Pi (Raspberry Pi & TOR hotspot)
  • Analog or Digital video in via Thunderbolt interfaces (Black Magic Design)
  • Underwater-safe KinoFlo (DIY LED lit)
  • Better Twine functions


Research #4

The list for the week:

  • The Finnish practice of giving mothers-to-be a box of supplies
  • The GoPro Hero3 modifications that went into the Novo camera (desoldering the sensor and moving it? WHOA!)
  • PARCC testing sample questions for ELA grade 10
  • ¬†New firmware update to the Supermechanical Twine
  • Looking for a better Sketchup to .stl plugin
  • The best deal on CREE LED lights (at 5500k)
  • Google’s “Auto Awesome” filter on G+
  • Ghee storage and use



Research List #3

The research list for the last week includes:

  • Padcaster iPad mini Kickstarter
  • Live-view from camera via EyeFi Card
  • Blackmagic Pocket camera specs and test footage
  • New iPad workflow: Drafts as a starting poing (with custom actions)
  • Cinema workflow for RAW video vs ProRes244
  • Home data center (via NAS or other options)
  • Microphone boom mount/shock mount
  • iBooks Author developments & setups
  • Fair-Use copyright law re: video in classrooms
  • Multi-charging options for iPads
  • Plotting price drop of 4k resolution screens (down $300 in the last month!)
  • Outdoor faucet plumbing replacement

Still pretty video heavy, but that’s where some of my focus needs to be, so…

Research List #2

A weekly dump of the things I’m researching:

  • Soylent (not the stuff from the book/movie, rather, the new project to make a meal replacement)
  • Warp and Weft
  • Practical Advantages/Disadvantages of “Full Sized” sensors vs MFT sensors for video work
  • Alternative Firmware for a Panasonic Lumix GH2 (there are a startling number of these)
  • Building LED based Soft Boxes (got an idea on an IKEA hack for this. Maybe)
  • Chromebook student workflows
  • Digital Light Meters
  • Workbench Micro-Mills