Archive for the ‘video’ Category
Monday, March 26th, 2012
Just spotted this video on YouTube:
The speed detection component has failed
Can anyone help? (If there is anyone with a unit for spares, let me know as I regularly get requests through this site.)
Wednesday, October 5th, 2011
This has been doing the internet rounds lately.
(Read about the process of making this on Ishac’s site)
Then I saw a link to this:
Which predates the first by a long, long time!
Tuesday, February 8th, 2011
Shonky quality, but good to see another one in use.
Interesting how the user inserts the records in their sleeves. Not sure if that’s really necessary, specially as he seems to pull them back out to see which way round he’s put the record in.
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
A happy new year to all. It was made especially happy for us here as our first child was born last week. Both mother and son are healthy and doing well.
As for the subject of portable Sony turntables- this video of a PS-F9 in action was posted to YouTube yesterday. Enjoy
Thursday, November 11th, 2010
Some clever animations made using the strobe effect gained by filming with the correct shutter speed under household lights which are strobing undetectably at 50 or 60hz (depending on where you live). This is the same principle as the red dots that are used as a speed guage on the outside of the platter of some turntables.
The illusion of movement with a record player.
Watch as hidden animations come alive by using a specific frame rate and shutter speeds of a camera and RPM of a record player.
To me this is one of the ultimate illusions.
Definition of Illusion: something that deceives by producing a false or misleading impression of reality.
I used a Numark turntable set to 45 RPM and the camera was set to 24 FPS. The shutter speed was set to around 840. With that combination of settings a 30 frame animation would appear to stand still. I used the slider to increase / descrease rpms which caused the images to move foward or backward.
The sequence of the guy jumping on the blocks was the most difficult but turned out the best, in my opinion.
The images of the guy jumping is me. I recorded myself jumping in the living room then took 30 frames from that footage and traced the images in photoshop and filled with black. Then printed out the 30 images and cut each one out. I used 30 wooden blocks and glued them to a piece of construction paper then taped the images of the jumping guy to the clear sheet and aligned them with the blocks.
I also love the pac-man animation. It’s so simple but just has such a cool feel to see the mouth opening and closing.
brasspup on YouTube
Thursday, November 11th, 2010
Recently spotted a Columbia GMX-3 mixer on eBay. A portable mixer from Japan which is designed to be used with a pair of GP-3 portable turntables. Interesting piece of kit, but from what I can find online the turntables are only mono although they do have pitch control and built in speaker. Each device runs on either 100/110VAC (with built in tranformer) or batteries.
Going on recent eBay prices it would cost over £350 (US$560) to buy a pair of turntables and a mixer.
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
GGRP have created an advertising mailer which is a record player that magically appears out of the cardboard sleeve of a 7″ record. See it in action here:
However, as with many seemingly new ideas, this one isn’t either. As Steve Roden from In Be Tween Noise kindly shows us.
Thursday, February 4th, 2010
Jack contacted me to let me know about his Record ROM; an interesting design concept. The PS-F5 gets a quick nod during the ideation drawings.
Thursday, November 12th, 2009
An interesting short film from 2006 about Greek Audiophiles and their love for big, elaborate, expensive Hi-Fi.
Tuesday, September 15th, 2009