The Nokia N-series mobile phones are the first choice of mobile phone users due to their stunning looks and amazing capabilities. The Nokia N95 8GB mobile handset weighs only 129 grams and measures 99 x 53 x 21 mm, making it really a light weight handset that is too relaxed to hold in hand and to slide into the pocket. The Nokia N95 8GB is now available with Pay Monthly Mobile Phone Deals offered by the online vendors. The N95 8GB is an 8 Gbyte edition of the popular Smartphone coming with an internal memory of 160 Mbytes. The mobile phone supports the user by providing an option to expand the internal memory by adding a MicroSD memory card up to 2 Gbytes. The users can avail the Nokia N95 8GB mobile phone with pay monthly mobile phone deals, which are offered by the many leading mobile phone network providers including O2, Virgin, Vodafone, T-Mobile , Three and many more. The Nokia N95 8GB pay monthly has all the advanced features that enable you to do a lot with your handset. You can also have access to internet with the help of WAP browser and can download ring-tones, music, games etc. The most attractive feature of the handset is the built in 5 megapixel camera feature that comes with a Carl Zeiss optics lens. The camera with digital zoom, flash option and an auto focus feature supports the user in capturing and setting the pictures as per their tastes. A secondary camera incorporated with the phone allows the users to make video calls. Moreover, Nokia N95 8GB supplies plenty of music formats including MP3, AAC, eAAC, WMA player. It also has a stereo FM radio that helps you to tune in to the famous radio stations. The users can enjoy listening music whilst they are in the bus, train or even on the move. The best thing with the handset is that it is coming with pay monthly deals. The Nokia N95 8GB with pay monthly deal comes with lots of network connectivity features, such as Bluetooth, GPRS, EDGE and HSDPA. However, the wireless communication feature is satisfied by the Wi-Fi feature. The GPS navigation feature would further enable them to explore unknown places with great fun.…
MPEG4 vs. H.264
In recent months we have seen numerous companies introduce H.264 (aka MPEG4 Part 10) as the default codec in cameras, video players and other similar devices. Personally, I have been bombarded by e-mails from Chinese and Taiwanese manufacturers with large bold fonts in a red colour claiming that their cameras now support H.264. I therefore found myself asking the question what this hype is all about and decided to do my own research rather than accepting other people’s claims as de-facto standard.
H.264 video codec’s are quite complicated and for the sake of this article I shall try to keep it as simple as possible. The main advantage of H.264 over all other compression formats is that it can achieve higher quality video at similar data rates or relatively lower data rates for same quality video. This is all well and good, but the question to be ask is "by how much" and "at what cost"?
During my research I have seen many graphs and calculations claiming that the difference in compression and bit rate between H.264 and MPEG4 are as large as 30 or 40 percent and in some cases even 50 percent. These calculations do not list their assumptions and test criteria and therefore the only way to be certain was to conduct a bench test myself.
The bench test consisted of an H.264 camera pointing towards a busy street and another H.264 in an empty office pointing towards some desks and chairs. Both cameras were connected wirelessly to an access point that is hard wired to a switch and a Netbook (Asus EEE PC 901 running Windows XP) and a Desktop PC (Core Duo 1.6GHz and 4 GB memory running Windows XP) connected to the switch with a CAT 5 cable. Both cameras are of the same make and model while Internet Explorer (running the manufacturer’s ActiveX control) was used to view the cameras. A 3rd computer was connected the network to monitor the traffic on the network, act as a gateway and provide DHCP and some other services to the network.
Accessing the cameras was quite straight forward; however the first thing that caught my eye was that the Netbook was suffering to decode the H.264 compression when viewing the camera pointing at the busy street. Processing power topped 85% usage and accessing both cameras at the same time from the Netbook generated a large amount of frame loss and a drastic reduction in frames per second. The Desktop seemed to perform very well with a stable video and healthy frame rate even when both cameras where accessed. I took some data rate readings from the gateway and proceeded to remove the H.264 cameras and replace them with Y-cam MPEG4 cameras.
The Netbook seemed more relaxed and accessing both cameras produced no frame loss or reduction in frame rate. Processor usage was down to around 30% when accessing both cameras which is a huge improvement over the H.264 cameras. There seemed to be …
A for “Art?”
Photojournalism clearly contains an aesthetic element characteristic to art. But some observers object to the idea of photojournalism as art. Journalism in general is about reporting facts. Does Art connote something artificial? Or is it simply putting style over content? If photojournalism is art, does it necessarily become more of a commodity, more “entertainment” and less “truth”? – In other words, is it appropriate to look at photos of human suffering while sipping champagne in an art gallery or lattés over a photo book? There is no short and definite answers to these questions, so let the debate rage on!
B for “Black & White”
This was pretty much all there was during the first hundred years of photojournalism. When color photojournalism started appearing more regularly in print, from the 1960s and onwards, it was initially met with some resentment, even accusations of vulgarity. During the 1980s photojournalism was more dominated by color photos and today, interestingly, black and white is again in, not from inevitability any longer, but as an accepted stylistic choice. An argument often heard is that black and white photos focuses the viewers attention on the content of the photo, rater than the photo itself.
C for “Canon vs. Nikon”
Two of the biggest camera manufacturers in the world today. Photojournalists often engage in friendly mud-throwing contests between the Canonians and Nikonians. Both camera systems are excellent though, with a big catalogue of lenses to go along and service centers located around the world.
D for “Digital Photography”
Digital cameras have had a profound impact on photojournalism. No more darkroom maneuvers are needed. Photos can now be delivered almost instantaneous from anywhere in the world. You don’t have to choose between color or black/white film before you shoot. And you can have 20 “rolls” of film on a memory card the size of a stamp. But in spite of all these helpful improvements, has the actual quality of photojournalism improved as a result? It has certainly led to a flooding of the photo-market, and the fear is that prices dwindle to a point where it’s no longer economically viable for many professionals to make a living of it. The line between professionals and amateurs starts to blur.
E for “Eddie Adams” (1933-2004)
American photojournalist who is perhaps most famous for his chocking photo of the Vietnamese police chief executing a captured Viet Cong suspect on the street of Saigon, at point-blank range (1968). The photo won Adams both a World Press Photo Award and a Pulitzer Prize, but Adams later apologized to the police chief for the damage he had done to his honor by taking the photo.
F for “flickr”
Pioneering web-site, allowing free online storage of images. With about 30 million users and nearly 4 billion images (numbers not confirmed), it’s probably the largest image collection in the world today. It is both loved and hated. Many of its users like to have their work seen and praised by others. …
The new Nokia 6300 mobile phone coming in an attractive stainless steel casing attracts the eyes of the beholder with its stunning in looks and highly useable features for its user to enjoy. The 6300 mobile handset from Nokia comes in a curvaceous stainless steel casing with a glossy black section around the screen and on the reverse of the handset highlighting the camera features lens. This model mobile phone coming with a large 2 Inch screen succeeds in providing up to 16.7 million colours on a TFT QVGA type display. The Nokia 6300 mobile handset comes with a highly useable and attractive stainless steel keypad
This model mobile phone from Nokia has 7.8 Mbytes of built in memory that could be expanded with the inserting of a 128 Mbytes MicroSD memory card. Weighing 91 grams, the Nokia 6300 model mobile phone makes it comfortable to be held in hand. The handset measures 106.4 mm x 43.6 mm x 11.7 mm making it easy for the user to slip into the pocket.
The added attraction of this mobile phone is the built in 2 megapixel digital camera feature that helps the user in storing perfect and excellent quality pictures on the mobile phone. . The digital zoom facility existing in the camera allows the user to get up close to his desired shot. The built in camera makes the video recording easy and colorful, which can be shared among others.
The mobile phone comes with a fully charged battery that has a stand by battery time of up to 264 hours and up to 3.5 hours of talk time. This model mobile phone from Nokia comes with Edge technology that ensures a high speed data transfer making it more beneficial for the user. The built in Bluetooth technology helps the user in having a wireless connectivity option on the mobile phone which is compatible with other Bluetooth devices. The 6300 model from Nokia also has a USB connection which can connect to any USB compatible device. …
Aoni 287 dual channel car DVR is a portable car camcorder that functions as digital video camera, digital voice recorder, also a digital still camera. It supports camera shooting, taking pictures and playback of video & photos. Two camera can record at the same time so you can have an all-around video.
The built-in G-Sensor senses sudden acceleration, braking and collisions in order to automatically capture and protect critical footage surrounding an accident. Through this function the important files of the car DVR won’t be removed by loop recording.
The dual channel version includes a front camera and a rear camera. The video resolution of front & real camera can be up to [email protected] with Ambarella A7LA70 chipset. The 2.7 inch large clear screen and 150°wide angle will provide an excellent view for you. The dual lens car camera will create great video footage both at day and evening, and night time video is likewise excellent.
It supports micro SD card/TF card up to 64GB (but card not included in final package). Connecting it to computer by USB cable, you can download videos, photos, and other related information, and use computer to manage files. Anyway, this HD car DVR deserves your preference.
Shenzhen Aoni Eletronic Industry Co., Ltd is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of headphones, IP cameras and car DVRs. Based in Shenzhen, China, Aoni has built its own state-of-the-art factory including sophisticated facilities such as Cloud Service Lab, SMT machines and professional manufacturing workshops. The cutting-edge products that are optimally tailored to its customers’ needs have been used in over 60 countries and gained great reputation by having mutual trust relationships with more than 100 business partners all over the world. Aoni was founded in 2003 and today has over 1,000 employees around the world that share a passion for video and audio technology.
To perfectly control every production procedure and make highest quality products, we build our own state-of-the-art factory including sophisticated facilities such as Cloud Service Lab, SMT machines, and professional manufacturing workshops. Our products have been used in over 60 countries and we’ve gained great reputation by having mutual trust relationships with more than 100 business partners all over the world.
Up to now, we have more than 1,000 employees including 80 R&D personnel and 70 production engineers. Focused on the best in quality and customer experience, we have passed ISO 9001:2008-certified, and our products are also qualified for CE, FCC, RoHS and other standards. We provide all kinds of samples which the client can choose from. We will send the sample within 1 to 7 days after having received the sample fee. Meanwhile, we also welcome the sample development of special requirements.…
In 2004, Nintendo NDS came into being. Compared with PSP, it has not game play, nor high-def graphic display, the dual screen games console brought a new trend and became a mainstream game console. With the success of NDS, in 2006, Nintendo broke the traditional game console design, brought us a new Motion Control game console, Wii. It had been the sales top for a period among current-generation game consoles.Alough motion control brings fresh air, it also got criticism to traditional game plaers.
With Microsoft Kinect for Xbox360 released, all three major video games console players are involved into the motion control business, Kinect for Xbox360, Playstation Move for PS3, and Wii Motionplus. With the infor on the market, let’s make a brief analysis on motion control peripherals, their differences, and what they wins & loses.
Wii remoter how to work had been talked a lot, here we make a breif intrustion on its system. With a CMOS camera on the top of Wii remote, an accelerometer tracks movement, while an IR sensor monitors the positioning of lights emitted by the sensor bar.Initially, movements with the remote were reflected only approximately in games with gestures and broad motions. Then Wii Motion Plus comes out that brings a gyroscope sensor to improve the motion detection greatly.
Wii is the cheapest game consoles of the three set-ups, costing just $199 for the default Wii bundle, including the system, a Wii remote, a Wii nunchuck, the Wii MotionPlus accessory, and copies of Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort. Or if you already have Wii, it will cost you $40 for an extra Wii remotes with MotionPlus.
At E3, Nintendo gave us Wii Sport Resort and The Legend of Zelda:Skyward Sword for Wii Motion Plus. In the past five years, it has developed a very large games library for Wii players. Some of the more notable games that take advantage of the Wii’s motion-sensing abilities include Mario Kart Wii, Rayman Raving Rabbids, Boom Blox, Red Steel 2, and many others.
PS3’s motion control system consists of PS Eye camera and PS Move controller. The Move Motion Controller, or “wand,” combines a gyroscope, accelerometer, and magnetic sensor to track the controller in three dimensions, while the glowing ball at the end gives the PlayStation Eye camera a visual reference for handling aiming, cursor movement, and other motion. During gameplay, it needs room, 5 to 9 feet is recommended between the player and the Playstation Eye.
If you already have a PS3, and you only need a Playstation Move. We recommend Playstation Move Sports Champions Bundle for you, only costs $99, in which, you will have the PlayStation Eye, a Move Motion Controller, and a copy of Sports Champions. If you want to go all-in with a new console, the $399 Playstation3 with PS Move bundle includes everything in the Sports Champions Bundle, plus a 320GB PS3 system.
Except bundled Sports Champions, some games requires the Move …
The brand new LG VX 9700, in its first look, is very much like an iPhone. The device has a huge, resistive touch-surface, silver sides, port covers and buttons. Two sensors are outfitted on the topmost margin, an immediacy sensor that assists the handset to determine the sensitivity of touch during any calls as well as a sensor to control the intensity of the back light of the phone.
These are just the blueprint of the advanced technology of the phone, though it has countless of other features that are beyond the belief of a person.
The device has an incorporated camera of 3.2 mega pixels and a camcorder with a lens certified by Schneider- Kreuznach for optimal quality of pictures, smartpic manual adjustment of ISO for improved quality of images, panorama, face detection, split shot as well as scene mode for enhanced quality in various environments.
The tool of image editor is incorporated to rotate, zoom, crop, and add icons and frames and also to add text over images. Customizable white balance, brightness, color effects, shutter sound, preview and night mode, self timer and photometry features are integrated in the design. Interestingly, around 3 million complete songs can be downloaded and purchased from the internet.
Bluetooth 2.1 plus EDR for listening to songs with optional headsets of stereo Bluetooth, send contacts, calendar events as well as print images (JPEG) are incorporated in the handset.HTML web browser with favorites and touch navigation renders an augmented internet surfing experience.
VZ navigator provides audible and visual directions to millions of destinations; receive maps of each and every location and share the directions. The handset provides a large memory support of equal to 8 GB that can be extended optionally with the use of a micro SD memory card.USB bunch storage for the purpose of transferring files between PC and the micro SD memory card is provided.Thus, if a person wants to buy a good phone with amazing features and innovations, the most recent LG VX 9700 is just the perfect thing to buy.…
. There are already a few Kinect Games available for pre order that will work with this device. Some Kinect games were showcased at the years E3 show by Microsoft and this new Kinect motion camera is basically going to change the gaming industry and how we interact with the games themselves.
The Kinect device plays similar to the Wii system but has no controller and takes the gaming experience to a new level. Kinect is actually a motion monitoring camera that will be placed above the monitor or T.V. It reads your body movements and even facial expressions. The Xbox kinects device will then take that information and give you a real time ability to interact with the video game without a controller and just by moving your arms, legs head or even hips. It basically makes your body the controller or turns you into the interface with the gaming console.
Coming out at the end of summer or more specific in the month of November the Kinect will give you the controller free video gaming experience that we have all been waiting for.
One of the most exciting games is titled Kinect Sports. This game will offer players different sports to play like turning your living room into a world class stadium, bowling alley, soccer, track and field, beach volleyball, bowling table tennis or even boxing.
Another game launching this November, is titled Kinect Adventures! It is a video game that will only work with the Kinect motion camera device and the Xbox 360 console. With this game you will be able to float in outer space, experience the thrill of roaring rapids, tackle mountain tops and even dive into the deep to explore an underwater observatory all from your living room.
One more of the Kinect Games is the Kinect Joy Ride. This is a racing type video game which will bring a lot fun in a new way. You can steer the car just by moving your hands around while holding a pretend steering wheel or even better than that you can bend, twist and move your body to hug the curves, jump through obstacles and show off your acrobatic skills when you get your whole body into it, you are the car!
Another and maybe the coolest Kinect Game is Dance Central exclusively for the Xbox 360 console, is the first immersive dance video game that features and tracks full body dance moves. Completely free from and controller, every routine has authentic choreograph for beginners and experts alike to master.
One for the kids Kinectimals invites children, their parents and animal lovers of all ages to build lasting friendships with some of the world’s most exotic creatures. Just like real pets, your Kinectimals will come running when they hear your voice, respond to commands such as jump, roll over, play dead and even purr with joy when you scratch them behind their ears.
You can find out more about the new Xbox Kinect …
Mobile phones are becoming popular day by day with their striking looks and hi-end features. These state-of-the-art phones fulfill all your desires with their sophisticated features. Almost everyday a new mobile phone is launched with an updated feature and technology. The new handsets offer more evolved features than previous models. The coming soon mobile phones include the latest technology handsets from Sony Ericsson, Motorola, LG and Samsung.
The upcoming mobile phones are designed for your business and personal uses. Get multitude of choices, features and designs. A compact device offers camera, internet and television in a single unit. There are a lot of gadgets that are going to come soon like Nokia N96i, Sony Ericsson Z750i Grey, Sony Ericsson K630i, Nokia 5700 and Nokia N98 etc.
New mobile phones hit the market everyday. They always offer something new with an upgraded version. One of the soon to be launched N-series handset, the Nokia N82 is enriched with terrific features. The sleek and attractive handset weighs 115 g and is best in looks. Amazing features of the handset include high speed connectivity, Live TV, music player, Bluetooth A2DP, GPS and Wi-Fi. Send important files and data to your friends and share your personal videos with the help of this handset.
The other handset, Nokia N98 is a smart phone which is expected to feature useful multimedia features like a 7 mega pixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens, 5x optical zoom and x20 digital zoom, Symbian S70 (3rd Edition) operating system, Wi-Fi and HSDPA connectivity. The handset is endowed with a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver and a Graphics Accelerator.
The Sony Ericsson Z750i is equipped with imaging features like 2 megapixel camera with 4 x Digital Zoom, video recording, picture blogging and video streaming. Remain in touch with options like SMS (Text Messaging), MMS (Multimedia Messaging, Email and Push Email. Entertain yourself with FM radio, Media Player, MusicDJ, MP3 & AAC Music Tones, PlayNow and TrackID features. Record songs and tracks of your choice with freedom.
Another handset in the list is Sony Ericsson K630i, which features high quality music and imaging capabilities. This 3G phone comes with a new and stylish look. So pick up the best gadget that meets all your communication needs. …
In the early days, video from multiple security cameras were recorded using time-lapse VCRs and multiplexers. Due to recent advancements in recording technology, digital video recorders (DVRs) have started replacing many VCRs and multiplexers. DVR security camera systems record video on a hard drive-based medium, eliminating the need for a videotape. These sophisticated systems have the ability to manage multiple cameras as well as record and playback video locally or through the Internet.
Before choosing a DVR, decide how many cameras you want to connect to it. The video recording rate, which is calculated in frames per second (fps), should also play a major role in your buying decision. For high-end security systems, opt for a DVR that has a high recording rate; however, a camera with a low recording rate would be sufficient to meet most security needs.
There are two types of DVRs, PC-based models and stand-alone units. ApexCCTV offers both. PC-based DVRs come with 4, 8, 12, 16, or 32 camera inputs. These security DVR systems convert analog signals to digital signals and compress them. The compressed data is then stored on a hard drive for archiving and playback. By entering the date and time using their on-screen menus, PC-based DVR systems allow you to search and easily retrieve images and videos of any point in time.
You can access a DVR surveillance camera system from a remote location using any TCP/IP network or dial-up connection. The video that the security camera systems capture can even be viewed with client software. The PC-based DVR has the added advantage of allowing you to connect more cameras when you install multiple DVR cards in your computer. These capture cards are available from INOX, AverMedia, and GeoVision.
You can also opt for stand-alone DVR systems. It can be operated by the simple push of a button and does not require the use of a PC. They come with 4, 8, 9, or 16 camera inputs. Because their video is compressed less than PC-based units, stand-alone DVR security systemsoffer better picture quality. They have a single circuit board with software that is encoded on their chips. The software of these DVR surveillance systems is often more stable than PC-based DVRs.
Standalone DVR units are very efficient when used for home security. They allow you to monitor your security cameras while you watch TV. They also include an IR remote that lets you control the live video from your security camera. If you want to record and store this data, then get a stand-alone DVR model that includes a hard drive.
Security DVR systems provide detailed images and crystal clear video that do not degrade. They also allow you to record video for a longer period of time and let you pause the video without distorting the picture. To upgrade your surveillance system, a DVR from ApexCCTV is a great choice.