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What is a vlog?

A vlog is a video blog

A vlog is the abbreviation of Video weblog and is actually a diary that consists of video footage. It started somewhere in 2002 in New York with some experiments and in 2005 was held the 1st Video Blog conference (also in New York). At the end of 2006 it was also in the Netherlands and was paid attention in a news broadcast of RTL4. Often a vlog is still provided with text (and sometimes images) to veruidelijken the context of the video. Read More

What does 360 video mean?

A 360 video is a rotating video

A 360 video (or actually: 360 degree video) is a video that is recorded with a camera that films around. When you look at a 360 degree video you can turn around and see another part of the video. It gives a completely different picture than the classic experience that you can only view from one side. These cameras used to be very expensive and the stitching of the images took a long time. With the current techniques, the 360 cameras become more affordab Read More

What does FPV mean?

FPV means First Person View

FPV is a technique used to watch from the ground what you would see from a flying object when you were sitting on it. You can think of drones. When the drone has FPV, you can see (often on your phone) what the drone sees. With a combination of camera, video, transmitter and receiver and a monitor or glasses you can see exactly where your drone is going. Read More

What is a Lily Camera?

The Lily Camera is a self-drone

The people behind the Lily camera call it deliberately no drone, it is a flying camera. The goal of the thing is to follow the owner and film, the main task is to create video or photo material. The Lily camera is a quadcopter and will float in the air. With a special bracelet, Lily will follow you and stay at the same distance, even if you move. Read More

What does HTPC mean?

HTPC means Home Theatre Personal Computer

An HTPC is a computer equipped to play video footage and audio. An HTPC is usually used in a home-like atmosphere for displaying movies, it is a home cinema. You can tinker with a HTPC yourself, but you can also buy them ready for you. It is often a small and quiet device that has enough power to play movies. An HTPC offers a flexible system that can play more than just movies: with the right software and settings it can serve as a server, or download movies. Many HTPC systems use the free XBMC software.

What is Chromecast?

Chromecast is a HDMI stick

The Chromecast is a product of Google, and is a small dongle that needs to be plugged into an HDMI socket on your television. Then you can use your tablet, smartphone or laptop to determine what is being played on the television. The Chromecast seems to be a USB stick (it also has a USB connection to power the device) and connects to a network via WiFi. Meanwhile, there are a number of applications where it is possible to send the content to the Chromecast. The Chromecast then extracts itself the video or photo material via internet WiFi. It is not the case that the content of your phone is streamed to the television. The device has been available since the end of July 2013 (in the Netherlands only from October) and costs 35 to 40 euro. The primary goal of the Chromecast is to play video, music and photos. Meanwhile, there is also a Chromecast-Ultra available that can be used with 4k quality images. For more information please check out Product guide Chromecast. Read More