Monthly Archives: January 2009

3D Revelator reloaded

Over the last view weeks I’ve read a view reviews about Nvidia’s new 3D shutter glasses – the Nvidia 3D Vision. I also wrote a short Blog article about it, and about the differences to the old ELSA 3D Revelator shutter glasses. I’ve pointed out, why their new (still to be published?) stereo driver very likely won’t be compatible to the old 3D Revelator.

I haven’t looked for quite a while for anything regarding 3D shutter glasses, so one can say I’m pretty much out of this business. Continue reading

GeForce 3D Vision vs. Elsa 3D Revelator shutter glasses

Nvidia 3D VisionSure, it’s an odd title, because Elsa 3D Revelator shutter glasses have been released 1999 and aren’t available anymore.

Well – at eBay they are.

Just imagine to use this new 3D webcam (Minoru) with Skype and see your partner on the other side in 3D.

I’ve read a lot about Nvidia’s new shutter glasses, the GeForce 3D Vision. And my first question was: Hey – can I use my old Elsa 3D Revelator shutter glasses with the new Nvidia driver on my Windows XP installation? Continue reading

Howto strip/crop and rename multiple file names in a commad line (Linux)

Today was again the day where I needed to rename over 100 file names of an mp3-collection. And again it took me half an hour to make it work. That’s way I decided to write it down now, so I won’t have to think about it again.

The situation is very simple to explain.
My brother-in-law wanted his legally purchased mp3-collection renamed, because he renamed every single song title to something not very smart before. Now some of these mp3s refuses to be inserted into a k3b project list, in order to be recorded onto a DVD-R. Continue reading

Nvidia 180.22 with VDPAU officially released

Nvidia released officially on 8. January 2009 their new x86 and x86_64 display driver for Linux.
There have been six prior Beta versions, which almost all were tested here. As of now Linux has an official support for hardware acceleration for H.264 / MPEG4/AVC encoded content, such as AVCHD (.mts, .m2ts, …) or Matroska (.mkv). Continue reading

Canon HF S100 – HD AVCHD/SDHC camcorder

Canon announced a bunch of new camcorder models. The one I’m looking for is the Canon HF200 and the HF S100 Full-HD camcorders . As I reported before, the Canon HF100 is in my opinion the best low budget AVCHD/SDHC available at the moment. The picture quality of this model, which was brought to the public on April 2008 is breathtaking. But in comparison to the Panasonic HDC SD100, the old Canon camcorder can’t really compete with Panasonic’s feature set, Continue reading