* Posts by CoffeePoweredRobot

4 posts • joined 22 Jan 2014

Google Chromecast 2015: Puck-on-a-string fun ... why not, for £30?

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Re: Wifi reception

Check for a plugin called RawrAnime to use with Plex if you're having trouble running mkv with Chromecast, decodes ASS subs perfectly with all the embedded fonts/positioning done properly as if you were watching through MPC/VLC etc on your PC.

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Anything else updated for 2015?

What's different about this model other than the form factor? Any reason to switch from the previous edition or have the internals not changed at all?

HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE

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Kindle lock-screen ads weren't too bad.

Wouldn't mind if it's like the Kindle where you can gain an extra feature/save a bit of money by letting them have a full-screen advert as your lock-screen.

Sony brings 4K shooting to the masses in weeks

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Boffin

Lens distortion ahoy if you try

Unfortunately not that simple: cameras' lens distortion towards the outer frame means you can't just take an HD clip from the edge of a 4K frame and fit it in with other shot HD footage: you might get the subject in there but it ends up jarring with the rest of the stuff you've shot (curved edges not lining up all the way round, increased size of natural noise, etc).

http://media.digitalcameraworld.com/files/2012/10/Lens_distortion_camera_tips_DCM112.shoot_jargon.e_barrel.jpg

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