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Bits & Bytes
NYPC produces a monthly half-hour TV show called Bits & Bytes that features tips for
The show can be seen on Manhattan Cable TV, Public Access. It is on a few times each month, on
different channels. See our calendar for the schedule.
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The fifth Bits & Bytes show
was done in September 2008. Mike Ostrowe demonstrated how to transfer audio from analog LPs to digital format.
Laura Balsam described photo enhancements in Photoshop.
The fourth Bits & Bytes show
from January 2008. Steve McGraw and Emily Vick host. Mary Ginsburg shows the power of Picasa.
Mike Ostrove talks about what is needed to get your old LPs into your computer. Patrick McEvoy explains BART.
The third Bits & Bytes show
from September 2007. Mary Ginsburg talks about the differences between Photoshop and Photoshop Elements,
Patrick McEvoy shows how to charge your gadgets on the road and Dario explains the power of Java.
On the July
2007 show*, Mary Ginsburg talks about digital cameras, Mike Ostrowe optimizes his computer,
and Ted Cohn demonstrates his Treo. The hosts are Steve McGraw & Kit Giordano.
The show is 28 minutes.
2007* show is available at Google Video. The hosts are
Steve McGraw* and Kelly Heindel.
On the show Mary Ginsburg talks about NYPC, Mike Ostrowe cleans a computer, Patrick McEvoy demos Skype,
Fred Kahn offers Ebay advice and David Pogue talks about Vista.
February 2009: Our thanks to Patrick McEvoy who recorded the meeting.
Here is a 9 minute segment where
Michael Horowitz describes how to configure autorun
January 2009: Eric Prager is an intellectual property lawyer specializing in digital media and content issues. His
presentation on Jan. 15th addressed copyright issues associated with digital photography and other content,
publicity/privacy rights, and model releases. Eric's discussion gave us an idea of the wide scope and breath of
copyright law and how important it is to be sure you are not at risk of copyright infringement. One of the many topics
covered was "is the Digital Millennium Copyright Act a good thing?" Here is
a 10 minute segment from the meeting to help you
decide. We will have more segments to follow in the future, so stay tuned.
Novermber 2008: This 11 minute segment of the high-end Canon
Power Shot G10 point and shoot digital camera is part of the
general meeting filmed on 11/19/08 at the B & H event space. This was a special event for NYPC hosted by David Brommer,
B&H's Event Space Coordinator. David is a proficient photographer and a great gadget guru. His experience ranges from pixels
to platinum. Since the advent of digital imaging, photography and computers are a marriage made in heaven - or on 34th Street.
Hope you enjoy the clip. If you have any questions, see www.bhphotovideo.com.
November 2008: Holiday buying Guide - The Gadget segment.
Here is another segment with David Brommer from B&H Photo. In this segment he talks about microscopes, the Bushnell Weather
station, GPS equipped star gazing gear, and car iPod accessories. He gives plenty of ideas for alternative gifts beyond the
stand by game system game or DVD. Warning: The descriptions of these fun and educational gifts may have you thinking about
getting a few for yourself.
November 2008: Holiday buying Guide - The Picture Printer and
Digital Picture Frames. Another segment with David Brommer that covers the Canon Selphy 4 by 6 compact picture printer.
The Sephy is a dye-sub printer with prints that last up to 100 years and is great for printing out candid shots at parties.
David also covers the full range of Sony digital picture frames.
January 2008: A video of our General Meeting from January 17, 2008 is available
at Google Video. The topic was Digital Video
Recording from Your TV to Your Own Computer and the presenter was Leftonred Atanycorner.
If you have a computer with Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, or Windows XP Media Center, and a TV tuner
card installed, you can have your very own DVR. Even if you dont have those specific versions of Windows, there are
hardware devices that can be used to view and record TV broadcasts to your computer. Lefty demonstrated one such device
manufactured by Pinnacle that even allows you to pick up HD (high-definition) broadcasts with an antenna. He also discussed
a new service called Joost that streams free TV shows over the Internet.
The last NYPC Podcast was February 2007. See
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