Audio and Video

The fun and semi-useless toys of Linux There are several minor tools and applications out there that keep popping up in my toolkit. You might not call any of them “killer apps,” but darn it, they’re fun to play around with and they sometimes take you in interesting directions. This collection has computer art, image manipulation, fractals and music.

How open film project Cosmos Laundromat made Blender better At the beginning of August—the 10th, to be exact—the Blender Institute released Cosmos Laundromat: First Cycle, its seventh open project (and sixth open movie). Cosmos Laundromat is a 10-minute short film animation for grown-ups. It’s also the Blender Institute’s most ambitious project to date, serving as a pilot for the first fully free and open animated feature film. The

Triggertrap Open Sources Its Mobile Dongle Hardware As Triggertrap camera accessories. As the company continues winding down its business, their Triggertrap Mobile Dongles are becoming increasingly difficult to find. Those dongles allow to trigger camera with smart phone app. But there’s some good news now: the company has decided to open source the hardware, making it is possible to build your own dongle. I

Enhancing drivers’ eyes, senses, and reflexes with creative electronics | EDN–senses-and-reflexes-with-creative-electronics?utm_content=buffer95f2f&utm_medium=social& Although we are not yet technically ready for autonomous vehicles (see this IEEE article: Hit the Brakes—We’re Not Ready for Autonomous Vehicles—I strongly agree), what we can have in the near-term is safety electronics in automobiles. Radar, LIDAR, and camera vision integration are becoming more affordable in modern automobiles.

Sound system interconnections and grounding

Rane Sound System Interconnection note, originally written in 1985, continues to be a very useful reference. It’s popularity stems from the continual and perpetual difficulty of hooking up audio equipment without suffering through all sorts of bizarre noises, hums, buzzes, whistles, etc.– not to mention the extreme financial, physical and psychological price. Many things have improved

OBS open source TV studio

I posted a quick note on interesting looking OBS Studio software some time ago.  OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) is a free and open source software for video recording and live streaming. It works on Windows, Mac and Linux. OBS could be described as some kind of combinaton of real time video mixing and video encoding/streaming