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  • Opinion: Photograph Star Trails With Your Digital Camera

    You probably know that Polaris--the North Star--remains stationary in the night sky, and all of the heavens rotate around it. If you could lie under a cloudless sky at night for several hours, you would see the stars spin around the sky like they were tracks on an old vinyl record. Perhaps it has occurred to you that this would also make a great photograph. In the past, I've told you about how to take other sorts of night photos, so this week let's see what it takes to shoot star trails.

  • How-Tos: How to find and replace a missing video codec

    A reader wrote to us complaining that she couldn't get video files to play in Windows Media Player. Our Helproom expert diagnosed a missing codec, and set about solving the problem.

  • News: Netflix expands into Latin America, Caribbean

    Netflix will roll out its streaming movie service in 43 Central American, South American and Caribbean countries, beginning with Brazil, the company announced Monday.

  • Samsung MultiView MV800 3D digital camera debuts

    Samsung has been showing off its new 'multi-angle' 16Mp digital camera at IFA. The MultiView MV800 is a 16Mp digital camera with a 3in adjustable LCD designed for capturing shots from awkward angles or overhead.

  • News: Window shopping goes high tech with gesture recognition

    German researchers have given a new meaning to window shopping. At the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute showed a prototype that lets shoppers learn more about what's in a store display window when the store is closed.

  • News: Video: Panasonic launches 3D camcorders, announces 3D partnerships

    Panasonic debuted a new 3D camcorder at the IFA consumer electronics show this week. The HDC-z-ten thousand has a 6 and a half megapixel sensor and can shoot 1080p HD video. It also has two new image stabilization systems, which according to Panasonic makes it easier to shoot in low light.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Law and order

    It seems we've moved onto the "Order" part of Law & Order: Silicon Valley as the alleged iPhone prototype thieves are arraigned in court. Elsewhere, a suggestive icon might shed some light on the iPhone 5, Apple wants children to learn, and one cable network has starz in its eyes. The remainders for Thursday, September 1, 2011, are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. These are their stories.

  • News: Apple puts Final Cut Studio back on sale

    In a somewhat surprising move from the folks in Cupertino, non-linear editors and filmmakers can once again purchase Apple's now-outdated Final Cut Studio through the company's telesales number.

  • Opinion: Netflix Protest Quietly Ends as Price Hike Takes Effect

    Netflix's contentious new pricing structure has taken effect, and after weeks of noisy complaints, it's time to wonder: Did you make a big loud stink about the 60 percent price hike? Did you follow through by canceling your account? Or did you just quietly take Netflix's policy changes for what they are -- a business conducting business -- and pick a preferred format?

  • News: Fujifilm Takes a Shot at the Premium Point-and-Shoot Crown

    Announced today, the throwback-styled Fujifilm X10 aims to outgun competing cameras in the "premium point-and-shoot" class. Because of its size and feature set, it's more of a competitor to the larger Canon PowerShot G12 and the Nikon Coolpix P7100 than to more-compact options such as the Olympus XZ-1, the Nikon Coolpix P300, the Panasonic Lumix LX5, and the [

  • News: Samsung Unveils Swappable-Lens and Shape-Shifting Cams

    The past week or so has seen all the big-name camera manufacturers jockeying for position in the holiday camera-sales sweepstakes, and Samsung is the latest company to get in on the game.

  • How-Tos: How to copy pictures from an iPhone 4 to your PC or Mac

    It's easy to transfer your photos from your iPhone to your PC or Mac. Read this step by step guide and free up some space on your iPhone without having to delete any precious photos.

  • Opinion: Panasonic Makes Big 3D Push With High-End Camcorder

    Panasonic today announced a high-end 3D camcorder that will be the first 3D camcorder to use the AVCHD Progressive video format (albeit in in 2D capture mode). The dual-lens, six-sensor Panasonic HDC-Z10000 will offer 1080p/60fps recording, full manual focus and iris controls, high-end audio options, and manual controls to adjust the convergence point of the lenses during 3D capture.

  • Opinion: Goodbye, Netflix DVDs...Hello, Redbox

    The Netflix price increase announced in July goes into effect on Thursday, Sept. 1. Subscribers, now is a good time to drop your Netflix DVD service--but keep the streaming service, of course--before the $6 fee hike goes into effect.

  • Opinion: Cinetics Puts the Motion Back in Your Videography Ocean

    If you're tired of getting sea-sick from watching your home videos, and you're looking for a cheap alternative to a dolly system, you're going to want to keep your eyes on the CineSkates project that has recently received funding on Kickstarter. The CineSkates system is built to attach to a GorillaPod Focus tripod, and gives the tripod system wheels for the first time.

  • How-Tos: How to build a DIY media server

    Access music, video and photos from anywhere in the house. We show you how to create a home media server from an old PC

  • How-Tos: How to set up a dedicated home media server

    With a dedicated box, you can access music, video and photos from anywhere in the house. We show you how, using a WD TV Live Hub.

  • Opinion: Performance art

    Performance is a rather intangible concept. When we look at computing technology, it’s seen as a worthy goal – but how do you quantify it?

  • Opinion: Android Photo Apps, Backing Up Photos on a Trip

    Have a question about digital photography? Send it to me. I reply to as many as I can--though given the quantity of e-mails that I get, I can't promise a personal reply to each one. I round up the most interesting questions about once a month here in Digital Focus. For more frequently asked questions, read my newsletters from May, June, and July.

  • Opinion: Running Out of Polaroid Film? Build a Digital Sensor

    It’s official: This 8 by 10-inch color capture back is the world’s largest digital sensor. Christened the Maxback, this massive sensor was commissioned by professional photographer Mitchell Feinberg as a replacement for his quickly dwindling supply of 8 by 10-inch polaroid film.


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