November 6, 2006

Picture imperfect

With the notable exception of t-mobile, mobile phone operators and broadcasters are clamouring to get into the mobile TV market but is the technology ready and do consumers really want it?  At the moment most mobile TV is streamed over 2G, 2.5G or 3G networks to mobile handsets. “Unicast streaming” is the most common where […]

July 12, 2006

Body Armour

Body armour is basically a layer of clothing designed to absorb and disperse the impact energy of a bullet. Modern body armour is designed to stop low velocity (handguns) and high velocity (rifles) with some manufacturers claiming protection from some types of armour-piercing rounds. The armour comes in both semi-rigid and rigid construction incorporating a […]

June 7, 2006

Sony HVR – Z1U

Sony HVR – Z1U I bought the Sony Z1U camera in January 2006 and have used it fairly intensely in a professional capacity as a video journalist. I have worked as a video journalist for the past 12 years principally specialising in hostile environments and countries undergoing “transition”. main features:Switchable NTSC/PAL color system, 1080/60i, 1080/50iImage […]