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Review of the POWERFULLY BRILLIANT Triton Fethead Phantom Preamp

Review of the POWERFULLY BRILLIANT Triton Fethead Phantom Preamp The Triton Fethead Phantom Preamp is nothing less than a game changer for people who use microphones to record audio. Have you ever had to turn the gain up so there was hiss? It’s happened to all of us. The Fethead Phantom completely solves that problem. I couldn’t believe how well it worked for me. Watch the video to hear real recordings. The Fethead gives you gain without any hiss. I don’t know how they did it but I don’t care. Watch and learn! Amazon.com link to the Triton Fethead Phantom:
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Categories: electronics, gear, motivation, and video.

Feature Film DVD of Antarctic Tears Available

Antarctic Tears Feature Film Just released, Antarctic Tears Feature Film on DVD, is now available for purchase. See what it’s like to live in Antarctica for three months alone. Experience the beauty and hostility of the polar plateau. Viewers will begin to understand the little known world of the polar regions. With no life present for hundreds of miles, this is as close to being on the moon as one can be. In the age of online everything, it’s impossible to surf the web and purchase a discount ticket to the interior of Antarctica. Travelocity has no “South Pole Station” option. This film explores what
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Categories: Antarctica, book, media, motivation, photography, and video.

Jackson Hole Quickdraw 2013

As part of my video reel, I needed to put together a video from something interesting and fun, then edit it so it worked well. So, I went out the day before the Jackson Hole Quickdraw during the 2013 Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival and began shooting setup shots.  That way I could make some fun transitions to the actual drawing competition. It was very crazy to be shooting with three different cameras during the competition to make this shoot happen.  As much as I wanted to be shooting with a PMW-200, the budget did not accommodate that camera.  Instead, I
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Categories: electronics, gear, photography, and video.

Variable ND inducing softness and blurriness

In an attempt to achieve a shallow depth of field (DOF) with my Canon M-500 video camera, I purchased a Polaroid HD Multi-coated Variable Neutral Density (ND) Filter for that purpose.  The concept of the variable ND filter is to reduce the light, forcing the camera to open the aperture, reducing the DOF. For regular ND filters, this is easy to do.  Put dark glass is put in front of the lens, cutting the light, the aperture opens, and the DOF drops.  There is no adjustment with these filters.  Really dark ND filters introduce a color shift, as the Hoya
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Categories: photography and video.

Great bungee inline technique

After a lot of punishment to my back last summer prior to my expedition, I was getting tired of having expensive bungees wear out, get snagged, and crank on my body. After research and seeing what other people have done, I cut this little video to show how the bungee is actually integrated with the line, cutting the hard edge of having the rope hit you.  It’s easy to do. For those towing tires or sleds for cardio and leg training, this is a great way kick your butt and get it in shape.  And, you won’t hurt your back from rope
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Categories: training and video.

Specialized HP floor pump with Switch Hitter II head

Alright, I thought I was pretty competent with bike floor pumps.  Until last night.  It was rather embarrassing, really.  My Blackburn pump has served me well for the better part of a decade but it’s a 1,000 miles away from me right now.  So, a new pump was in order. The Specialized HP floor pump looked to fit the bill.  It is almost all aluminum construction, so it looks like it will last.  And the parts are replaceable.  Good enough.  And Hoback Sports in Jackson Hole was having their 15% off sale, so I couldn’t resist.  The pump head is supposed to
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Categories: bike riding, gear, and video.

Christmas eve meeting

Along the way an Antarctica, something unbelievably strange happened.  I heard a voice calling out my name in the literal middle of nowhere.  Having traveled over 300 miles at that point, it never occurred to me that someone might come across me. And yet, it happened. Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir was vying to be the first woman from Iceland to solo-ski from Hercules Inlet on the Ronne Ice shelf situated on the Antarctic coast to the South Pole.  This meant she was to receive no outside assistance, either to move her equipment or to pick up along the way.
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Categories: video.

Last day in SD a blast!

It’s not every day you get to see a building blown up that you’ve seen your entire adult life.  It just so happens that the power plant in Chula Vista, CA was just such an opportunity. My Dad and I ran several cameras to give different perspectives of the South Bay Power Plant implosion and had a great time with it.  As soon as we got home, we cut a little video so you, too, can enjoy the leveling of this plant. The plant was completed in 1960 and was decommissioned 2 years ago.  On February 3, 2013, it was reduced to
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Categories: video.