Archive for October, 2005


New Wiki coming soon.

I’m in the process of implementing a Wiki on this site. That means that there’ll be a place where anyone who wants to can collaborate on articles about Church Video and Graphics news, perspectives, tips & tricks.

Paul

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If you have a good internet connection and either Windows 2000, XP, OS X Panther, OS X Tigers, and some Linux builds, you can download either Skype.com or GizmoProject.com . They’re both free for all computer to computer calls. There are even some solutions that allow you to make calls via handsets that make it feel more phone-like. In general, this is a great solution both quality-wise and for people that have family deployed to the Persian gulf region, for example.

Paul

Okay, so it’s really Kentucky…and prerecorded, but it’s up. Episode 9 is ready to download. I’m a little low on bandwidth for the month, so sorry for any problems that might cause.

On this week’s “Tech, No Babel”, invading a person’s world during the week, shooting for edit, and choosing a video editing program.

Links:

Hollywood Jesus.com

Final Cut Studio
Final Cut Express
Avid Free DV
Premiere Elements
Premiere Pro
Sony Vegas

Paul

Okay, so it’s really Kentucky…and prerecorded, but it’s up. Episode 9 is ready to download. I’m a little low on bandwidth for the month, so sorry for any problems that might cause.

On this week’s “Tech, No Babel”, invading a person’s world during the week, shooting for edit, and choosing a video editing program.

Links:

Hollywood Jesus.com

Final Cut Studio
Final Cut Express
Avid Free DV
Premiere Elements
Premiere Pro
Sony Vegas

Paul

I only had 30 minutes to record this week’s episode today. I had a bit of a glitch as I decided to try and record via Audacity and it quit. As such, I’ll try again tomorrow. Until then, feel free to let me know the answer to the following questions. Should I break up the weekly episode into it’s individual segments and release it on like Monday, Wednesday, Friday in about 10 minute segments? Next, should I do a monthly videocast? It might be small at the beginning, but I’d start with a tour of my church’s new location.

Paul

I only had 30 minutes to record this week’s episode today. I had a bit of a glitch as I decided to try and record via Audacity and it quit. As such, I’ll try again tomorrow. Until then, feel free to let me know the answer to the following questions. Should I break up the weekly episode into it’s individual segments and release it on like Monday, Wednesday, Friday in about 10 minute segments? Next, should I do a monthly videocast? It might be small at the beginning, but I’d start with a tour of my church’s new location.

Paul

Send VGA over CAT-5

If you need a moderate length VGA cable, this DIY solution might save you a bundle. It’s not as good as either a high-end cable w/ boosters or a Balun cat-5 combination, but for distances over the 10 feet and less than 50 (or so) this might just work. Here’s what the discription on Digg.com says.

“It’s possible to send a VGA “video” signal down an ordinary Cat-5 ethernet cable. This is possible for two reasons: only about 8 wires are actually necessary to send the VGA signal; and we can use the magic of twisted pair to push the analog VGA signal further than spec.”

Paul

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So commenting doesn’t work…

I never had a lot of comments, but I thought they’d dropped off recently. I’ve tried to leave a couple myself and they haven’t shown up. Oh well, something else to fix.

Paul

I never had a lot of comments, but I thought they’d dropped off recently. I’ve tried to leave a couple myself and they haven’t shown up. Oh well, something else to fix.

Paul

Additional PowerPoint Tips

I got this comment via email and thought I’d share it:

I ENJOY THE SHOW , IT’S A GREAT CHRISTIAN TECH SHOW

ONE BIG PRESENTATION TIP THAT MANY PEOPLE SEEM TO FORGET IS THE USE OF
THE PROPER FONT.

SAN SERIF FONTS (“ARIAL” FOR EXAMPLE) ARE BEST FOR THE USE IN
PROJECTED SOURCES.
THESE FONTS ARE DISPLAYED WITH A EVEN THICKNESS THOUGHOUT THE TEXT

WHERE AS
SERIF FONTS (“TIMES” FOR EXAMPLE) ARE BEST FOR THE USE IN PRINTED MATERIAL.
THESE FONTS ARE DISPLAYED WITH AN UNEVEN THICKNESS THOUGHOUT THE TEXT.


Daniel Hook

Thanks Daniel. I was going to save that tip for a future show as it was my longest show so far w/o adding anymore. In addition, I’ll add a word of caution about using fonts that seem “cool”. The primary use of a font is to be readable, second is design. The best designed slide in the world that isn’t legible is useless. Don’t always default to Arial (as I tend to). There should be thought given to the best font for communication, but most times that’s a sanserif like Arial.

Paul