May 29, 2014
Most of the live video projects I do includes a primary close-up camera tasked with following the key talent.
The skill involved in this is task is very simple. It just requires someone to be attentive, panning the camera side-to-side as the presenter moves around. It would be great to automate this basic motion.
Three companies have released products that do just that: SoloShot, JigaBot’s AIMe. Read the rest of this entry »
May 28, 2014
I’ve recently been working on a couple programming projects that utilize the RaspberryPi computer.
It’s a tiny cheap computer with a network port, usb ports, HDMI output, and an SD card. With the right peripherals (mouse, keyboard, monitor), it can function like a normal computer. But, it also works well as a programable “brain” for projects that utilize those interconnects.
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May 28, 2014
ZeroConf is when a networked devices automatically configure itself on a network with the user doing zero configuration. Bonjour is Apple’s implementation of it, which was formerly known as Rendezvous. mDNS/mDNSd is the system name for the program. See also: http://www.zeroconf.org/ or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeroconf
ZeroConf deals with three network concepts:
- Network Address Selection (“.local”/Link-Local Addressing)
- Computer Name Address Translation (Multicast DNS)
- Service Discovery and Broadcasting (DNS Service Discovery)
Ultimately, I’m interested in the third category — finding computers on the network that provide a service such as an SSH Remote Login, ProPresenter Text Stream, etc.; or, for alerting computers on the network to what services my device is providing. Read the rest of this entry »