Tech Toy Tuesday 05/14/13
5/14/2013 7:41:00 AM
Deep Purple has a new album out. Wait, what? No, it’s called Now What?! I’m shocked too. Eight years since the release of Rapture Of The Deep they’re back with an album of entirely new recordings. If that’s your thing, it’s right here for ya.
On Blu Ray and DVD: Cloud Atlas, the Tom Hanks/Halle Berry/Susan Sarandon/Hugh Grant mega mega epic the movie weaves six stories into one film that range from the early 19th century to a future sci fi dystopia. If that sounds like the kind of thing that would be long and possibly confusing, well, it’s a two hour and fifty two minute long movie. I can’t speak for the confusing part, but the thing needed three directors. Most reviews either love it or hate it, up to you to decide if it’s worth three hours to figure which side you fall on.
Tech toy of the week this week is a camera. You might notice that every time I talk about cameras they’re always things that have very specific functions and there’s a reason for that, and that’s because I’m a terrible, terrible photographer. Anything that makes me look like I can do something cool that I could never pull off in a million years with a professional camera is something that is going to grab my attention.
So we turn our attention to the Brinno TLC 200 pro. It is a point and shoot camera, or rather, a point, set it down, shoot, and walk away for awhile camera that lets you create time lapse videos without needing to know how to splice together a hundred thousand photos.
So if you want to take those cool stop motion videos, you can with minimal effort. It runs on four AA batteries, and on that charge it can take 244,000 photos, one every two seconds for 5.6 days, or if you want one pic every ten minutes for 43 days, and there’s options everywhere inbetween. The base model will run you $300, but there’s lenses you can swap out if you want a slightly higher quality production, but those will raise the price.