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How To: Record live video direct from camcorder to computer

Bill Myers shows us how to record live video direct to your computer from your camcorder. You will need: long firewire cable, camcorder with firewire output, computer. Procedure: Connect one end of the firewire cable to your camcorder, then connect the other end to your computer. Start your video editing program. Turn the audio down on your speakers to avoid feedback. Turn your camcorder on then check the capture option in your screen. Record the video then hit the stop button when you're fin...

News: Another Reason to Wash Your Sheets—Deadly Hospital Fungus Linked to Moldy Linens

Six people have died from fungal infections in Pittsburgh hospitals since 2014—that fact is indisputable. The rest of the situation is much vaguer. A lawsuit has been filed against the hospitals on behalf of some of the deceased patients, alleging that moldy hospital linens are to blame. While the lawyers argue over who's at fault, let's look at how this could have happened.

How To: Use direct objects & direct object pronouns in Spanish

In this video, we learn how to use direct objects & direct object pronouns in Spanish. A direct object is the object of the subject inside of a sentence. An example of this is "yo contesto el telefono". The direct object in this sentence is "el telefono" and the subject is "yo". The direct object is the "what" of the sentence, not the who. Another example of this is "nosotros miramos las peliculas". In this sentence, the subject is "nosotros" and the direct object is "las peliculas". Pay clos...

News: Airlines' Reliance on Group Boarding Could Spread Pandemics

On the airplane, in the middle of cold and flu season, your seatmate is spewing, despite the clutch of tissues in their lap. Your proximity to an infectious person probably leaves you daydreaming (or is it a nightmare?) of pandemics and estimating how likely it is that this seatmate's viral or bacterial effusions will circulate throughout the plane and infect everyone on board.

How To: Use direct and indirect reining

Rick Gore explains the differences between direct reining and indirect reining to have better control over the horse and have him go where you desire. Direct reining, also referred as plow reining, is when pressure is applied directly to the horse by pulling the rein. Apply as much pressure as you want to have the horse turn the way you want. Indirect reining on the other hand, is without pressure, laying the rein on the horses' neck to give him an indirect cue to go a certain way, instead of...

How To: Find a formula describing direct variation

In this video the instructor shows how to find a formula describing direct variation between two variables. Variation between two variables can be either direct variation or indirect variation. If a variable y is in direct variation with a variable x we can write the general equation between them as y = k * x. That is as x varies, y varies directly in relation to x, as a multiple of x. Now if you have the values of y and x, you can substitute them in this general equation which gives you the ...

How To: Solve direct & inverse variation word problems

In this video the instructor teaches about direct and inverse variation. Two variables x and y are said to be in direct variation with each other if you can write them in the form y = K * x. The value of y varies directly corresponding to the value of x. Y is said to be directly proportional to x. If you have a sample value of x and y, you can substitute the values in the above equation to compute the value of the constant K. Using this formula you can always find the value of one variable x ...

How To: Solve direct proportions in Algebra

This video describes how to solve direct proportions in algebra which is an important and useful skill in everyday life, school and at work. In this video one would learn key elements of a direct proportion and learn to separate them into a more means more or less means less types of proportion. For example if one had a direct proportion of the more means more type one would simply gather the logical numbers and follow the two simple rules for solving. Overall this video is simple and useful ...

How To: Begin drawing using direct light

How do you draw an object to look three dimensional? After blocking out the silhouette of a form, you can begin to render it's three dimensional qualities. An easy way to begin giving an object sculptural form is to think about where the light is coming from. Note the lightest points and the darkest points on your object to begin creating shading and contrast. Watch this three part instructional drawing video to begin drawing using direct lighting.

How To: Distribute a film and avoid the pitfalls of contracts

FreshDV had the opportunity recently to speak with Jerome Courshon on the marketing and distribution of movies and films. Jerome offers a full course in the “Secrets of Distribution” . If you are a filmmaker of any kind you owe it to your crew, your cast and yourself to watch this segment. From contracts, residuals, and pitfalls to avoid Jerome covers the 101 basics of film distribution and helps prepare you for what you need to know once the ink dries on the DVDs. In Jerome’s words:

How To: Begin using Twitter

Brian explains us how to use Twitter, one of the best social media networks out there. One thing to notice is that Twitter allows you to send text messages up to 140 characters. In the right corner you can see you account name and your avatar which can be changed from the settings menu. Twitter allows you to follow people and be followed by people. Basically when you follow people you will be able to see messages they post and when people follow you, they will see what you post. Twitter is a ...

How To: Use the JVC DR-DV5000 Direct To Edit

Check out this cinematography tutorial video that demonstrates how to use your professional JVC DR-DV5000 Direct to Edit (DTE). The DR-DV5000 is designed to mount directly to your JVC GY-DV5100 and turn it into a DV-Disk recording solution. It becomes possible to shoot directly to disk or simultaneously to tape and disk. The DTE capture files are a mirror image of what's recorded. Learn everything there is to know about the DR-DV5000 with this instructional cinematography video and start usin...

News: Like Peaches? Protective Virus Could Save Millions of Dollars in Fruit from Fire Blight

Peach trees and other related plants are susceptible to the devastation caused by fire blight, a contagious bacterial disease. Once contracted, infected trees have to be burned to contain the disease and prevent spread to nearby trees. Increasing resistance to antibiotic treatment has sent scientists in search of alternative ways to deal with the bacteria and prevent its catastrophic damage.

How To: Send a direct message to a user on Twitter

In this clip, you'll learn how to send an at or direct message to another user on Twitter. What do President Obama, the Dalai Lama and Justin Bieber have in common? Why, they're all on Twitter, of course. Join the party. Whether you're new to Twitter's popular microblogging application or just missed a few of the essentials along the way, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial.

How To: Solve word problems involving direct variation

From Ramanujan to calculus co-creator Gottfried Leibniz, many of the world's best and brightest mathematical minds have belonged to autodidacts. And, thanks to the Internet, it's easier than ever to follow in their footsteps (or just finish your homework or study for that next big test). With this installment from Internet pedagogical superstar Salman Khan's series of free math tutorials, you'll learn how to solve word problems involving direct variation.

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