Saturday, October 31, 2009

Great Song to Share

The Story
I heard a great song from a TV show and spent almost 2 hrs to find it. I would like to share with you guys. The original name of this song should be "O come, O come Emanuel" while this is a different version.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Snow Leopard on Netbook

The Story
Friends keep asking if I can help with install MAC OS on their Netbook. Actually, the process is much easier than they think. I make a instruction video, so everyone can DIY.

The Video

Links to the NetbookBootMaker

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Milky Way Time-Lapse Video done by SLR

The Story
Friends invited me for a trip for Milky Way. We went to Joshua Tree National Park on 10/17/2009. Away from city light with New Moon on that night leave us a clear sky perfect for Milky Way shooting. That was the first time I try to shoot time-lapse with SLR camera as well. Lets look at the result below.

Milky Way Time-Lapse Video

What I did
Manual Focus was set to infinity.
Make sure the camera sit on a firm tripod
Shutter speed set to 30 sec with f2.5
ISO set to 1250
Let the camera shoot continues for 3hrs

What to improve next time
Get the timer remote cable. (My cable didn't arrive on time, I just shot the shutter pins)
Check focus in detail with test shots.
Push ISO even higher, possible 2500
reduce shutter speed to 15 sec to avoid the star trails on each shot.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

My first Time-Lapse video by Canon S90

The Story
I always want to create a Time-Lapse video. However, using DSLR to make time-lapse will shorten the life of the shutter. So, a point and shoot camera with full manual control should able to handle the job at lower cost.

Time-Lapse Video

This is my first try of time-lapse video. Any suggestions will help me improve. Please leave as comments. Thanks in advance. If you haven't get this great camera yet. You can get it here for $429 and they ready to ship.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Canon S90 Unboxing

Canon S90
The Story
I have been waiting for a point and shot camera which allows me to carry everyday while maintaining good image quality and includes all the functions I need. Following is a unboxing video. After a few tests I am not surprised. It is the camera I have been waiting for long.

Unboxing Video

I got this camera from a local BestBuy since they are the first one to have inventory I can buy. Also, they have a 10% coupon here(valid 11/30/09). If you can't find it from a local store due to the shortage. You can get that from my favorite etailer here.