Author Archives: Shaun Bennett

Former Paramedic, Shaun moved from Miami to Daytona Beach seeking to continue his passion for film and video. Having worked online in web marketing , he now applies his knowledge about video production and visual graphics to his independent short film and video projects, creates freelance marketing promos and sales video. He lives near the beach and likes fishing scuba diving and Movies

Canon SX530 HS 9779B001 PowerShot

Canon SX530 HS 9779B001 PowerShot

Canon SX530 HS 9779B001 PowerShot

  • Powerful 50x Optical Zoom (24-1200mm).Connect easily using Wi-Fi with NFC
  • 16.0 Megapixel High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor combined with the Canon DIGIC 4+ Image Processor
  • Built-in Wi-Fi allows wireless transferring of images and video to compatible mobile devices
  • Capture stunning 1080p Full HD video with a dedicated movie button
  • Large 3.0-inch LCD with a screen resolution of 461,000 dots allows easy viewing even from a wide angle

Whether the perfect shot is up close or seemingly out of reach, you’ll capture it beautifully thanks to the amazing 50x (24-1200mm) zoom power of the Canon Powers hot SX530 HS camera. Its comfortable ergonomic grip and advanced systems like Intellige
List Price: $ 379.00 Price: $ 279.00

Sony HD Video Recording HDRCX405 Handycam Camcorder

Sony HD Video Recording HDRCX405 Handycam Camcorder

Sony HD Video Recording HDRCX405 Handycam Camcorder

  • 50Mbps XAVC STM1 1920×1080 at 60P, AVCHD® and MP4 codecs. 30x Optical / 60x Clear Image Zoom to get closer to the action. 26.8mm wide angle ZEISS® Lens
  • Automatically creates highlight video in MP4 from multiple clips. Optical SteadyShotTM image stabilization w/ Active mode. Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
  • Face Detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction. Get creative w/ 7 picture effects for video and still photos
  • View on 2.7″ Clear Photo PlusTM LCD display. Intelligent Auto (60 different scene combinations possible) , Focal Length (35mm) (Video) f=26.8 – 804.0 mm (16:9) Focal Length (35mm) (Still Image) f=26.8-804.0mm (16:9), f=32.8-984.0mm (4:3)
  • This product does not have an external microphone input.

Create clearer memories with Full HD/60p and Optical SteadyShot image stabilization. Every moment you capture benefits from a 26.8mm wide angle ZEISS lens and 30x Optical / 60x Clear Image Zoom. Easily charge or transfer files with the built-in USB c
List Price: $ 228.00 Price:

Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens, EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens, and Deluxe Accessory Bundle

Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens, EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens, and Deluxe Accessory Bundle

Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens, EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens, and Deluxe Accessory Bundle

  • Equipped with an 18.0 Megapixel CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor for high speed, detail, and quality
  • Features built-in Wi-Fi and NFC technology for easy sharing and posting to social media
  • Includes Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens and EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens together with a variety of filters for optimal shooting in every situation
  • For easy positioning, this kit contains a Pro Series 57″ tripod, along with a mini tabletop tripod
  • Accessory bundle contains an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens, EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens, EOS shoulder bag, 32 &16GB memory cards, 58mm 2.2x telephoto professional lens, Pro Series HD 58mm wide angle lens, 3 Piece 58mm filter kit, digital ultravi

Shoot. Share. Impress.

Finally, the debut of a camera offering quality your photos deserve; the EOS Rebel T6 from Canon , is ideal for smartphone or digital point-and-shoot camera users seeking to enhance their imaging game. Featuring a
List Price: $ 749.00 Price: $ 549.00

Sony HDR-CX405/B 9.2MP Video Recording Camcorder with 29.8mm Wide-Angle Carl Zeiss Zoom Lens (Black)

Sony HDR-CX405/B 9.2MP Video Recording Camcorder with 29.8mm Wide-Angle Carl Zeiss Zoom Lens (Black)

Sony HDR-CX405/B 9.2MP Video Recording Camcorder with 29.8mm Wide-Angle Carl Zeiss Zoom Lens (Black)

  • 26.8mm wide angle ZEISS Lens
  • 50Mbps XAVC S(TM)1 1920×1080 at 60P, AVCHD and MP4 codecs
  • Optical SteadyShot(TM) image stabilization w/ Active mode
  • 30x Optical / 60x Clear Image Zoom to get closer to the action
  • Automatically creates highlight video in MP4 from multiple clips

Full HD 1080/60p Video and 9.2MP Stills 29.8mm Wide-Angle Carl Zeiss Zoom Lens 27x Optical Zoom & 54x Clear Image Zoom 2.7 Clear Photo LCD Display SteadyShot Image Stabilization
List Price: $ 248.00 Price: $ 228.00

AmazonBasics 50-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag

AmazonBasics 50-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag

AmazonBasics 50-Inch  Lightweight Tripod with Bag

  • Adjustable-height tripod made of lightweight aluminum; weighs just over a pound
  • 3-way head allows for tilt and swivel motion; portrait or landscape options
  • Quick-release plate helps ensure fast transitions between shots
  • 3-section, lever-lock legs for easy height adjustments; zippered storage bag included
  • Measures 16.5 inches (collapsed); extends up to 50 inches

Deluxe lightweight tripod from AmazonBasics.
List Price: $ 16.99 Price: $ 12.96

Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera Bundle with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens + 2pc SanDisk 32GB Memory Cards + Accessory Kit

Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera Bundle with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens + 2pc SanDisk 32GB Memory Cards + Accessory Kit

Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera Bundle with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens + 2pc SanDisk 32GB Memory Cards + Accessory Kit

  • This 33rd Street Camera Bundle Kit comes complete with all manufacturer supplied accessories with a 1-year warranty and includes:
  • The EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera from Canon is an APS-C format digital SLR camera with an 18MP CMOS sensor and the DIGIC 5 image processor. With 14-bit Analog/Digital conversion, an ISO range from 100-12800 (expandable to 25600), and Multi Shot Noise Reduction, it offers sharp details, accurate colors and low-noise imaging in both bright and low-light shooting situations. The Rebel T6 can continuously shoot up to 5 fps.
  • Canon 18-55mm II Lens – a standard zoom compatible with Canon APS-C format cameras. It features a focal length range of 18-55mm which is equivalent to 29-88mm in the 35mm format
  • 2 x SanDisk 32GB SDHC Memory Cards + Canon Camera Case + Flash Light + 3pc Filter Kit + Extra Battery Pack + AC/DC Car & Home Charger + High Speed USB Card Reader + 50″ Camera Tripod
  • 0.43x Auxiliary Wideangle Lens – it conveniently mounts to the front of your fixed or zoom lens, and allows you to capture a wider field of view, 2.2x Auxiliary Telephoto Lens – brings you twice as close to the action. Perfect for long-distance photo situations such as sporting events

This 33rd Street Camera Digital SLR Camera Bundle Includes:
Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital Camera
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens
2.2x Auxiliary Telephoto Lens
0.43x Auxiliary Wideangle Lens
3 Pieces Filter Kit
50″ Camera Tri
List Price: $ 479.00 Price: $ 459.00

Camera Camcorders, Besteker HD 1080P 24MP 16X Digital Zoom Video Camcorder with 2.7″ LCD and 270 Degree Rotation Screen(312P-Gun gray)

Camera Camcorders, Besteker HD 1080P 24MP 16X Digital Zoom Video Camcorder with 2.7″ LCD and 270 Degree Rotation Screen(312P-Gun gray)

Camera Camcorders, Besteker HD 1080P 24MP 16X Digital Zoom Video Camcorder with 2.7

  • Besteker New Camcorder: Supports 270 degree rotation with 3.0 inches TFT-LCD and fill-in infrared light.
  • COMS Sensor Camera: Max to 24 Mega pixels, big storage media up to 32GB, supports standard tripod and SD/SDHC card( please note that the tripod and SD card are not included)
  • Long lasting Battery: 1*NP-40, 3.7V 1250mAh Li-ion battery (included).It should be charged for more than 8 hours before use,then 3 hours will be enough. When the battery is fully charged, it can take videos up to 2.5 hours,and pictures 3.5 hours.
  • Camcorder Features: HD camera camcorder,face capture, auto power-off, anti-shake, with internal microphone, speaker, LED light, USB2.0, and TV output. Equipped with safety tether.
  • Lightweight and small camcorder: Easy to carry and store, perfect to be a gift and record your special lovely moments.

Specification:

Operation Modes: Digital video camera + Digital camera
Sensor: CMOS sensor, max 24.0 mega pixels
Sensitivity: Automatic, ISO100,ISO200,ISO400
Camera lens: Fixed lens, F/3.2, f=7.36mm
Focusing Range: Normal 1
List Price: $ 56.99 Price:

Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens + 58mm Wide Angle Lens + 2x Telephoto Lens + Flash + 48GB SD Memory Card + UV Filter Kit + Tripod + Full Accessory Bundle

Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens + 58mm Wide Angle Lens + 2x Telephoto Lens + Flash + 48GB SD Memory Card + UV Filter Kit + Tripod + Full Accessory Bundle

Canon EOS Rebel T6 Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens + 58mm Wide Angle Lens + 2x Telephoto Lens + Flash + 48GB SD Memory Card + UV Filter Kit + Tripod + Full Accessory Bundle

  • This Photo4Less Top Value Camera And Lens With USA Warranty and manufacturer’s supplied Accessories Kit includes:
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera Body -18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS II Lens – 58mm High Definition Wide Angle Lens & 58mm 2x Professional Telephoto Lens
  • Transcend 32GB SDHC Class 10 Flash Memory Card – Transcend 16GB SDHC Class 10 Flash Memory Card – Vivitar Digital Camera SLR DC59 Large Gadget Bag – Photo Video Quality Tripod
  • Digital DSLR Auto Power Slave Flash – RS-60 Remote Switch for Canon – 3 Piece UV Filter Kit (UV-CPL-FLD) 58mm – Hi-Speed SD USB Card Reader – 58mm Ultraviolet UV Protector Filter – Memory Card Wallet – LCD Screen Protectors (Clear) – Table Top Tripod – 3 Piece Cleaning Kit – Lens Cap Holder
  • 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor DIGIC 4+ Image Processor 3.0″ 920k-Dot LCD Monitor Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps 9-Point AF with Center Cross-Type Point Extended ISO 12800, 3 fps Shooting Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC Scene Intelligent Auto Mode Basic+ and Creative Auto Modes

Comprising a versatile set of imaging capabilities along with support for a connected workflow, the EOS Rebel T6 from Canon is a compact, sleek DSLR featuring an 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 4+ image processor. Combined, these two technologies
List Price: $ 479.00 Price:

Why your computer is an open book !

Why your computer is an open book !

Would you want anyone to read your diary or journal?

Would you like it if anyone could check your online wish lists at Amazon?

Or browse through your home movies, favorite pictures of your kids, emails or bank statements?

Of course not!  

We all need and deserve a certain amount of privacy.  Many countries have very specific laws about privacy.  Yet it is becoming more and more difficult to maintain it.

The internet began as a place for the sharing and use of free information and it has grown beyond what many could have dreamed at that time. But it comes with a cost, protecting your personal data for your own safety. You don’t have to be a computer genius, a code slicer or hacker to find out the details of your personal life, financial information or passwords. Now, an eight year old could find this with no real difficulty.

Think of your IP address as…exactly what it is,… Your Online Address.  Even with Firewalls, Anti-spyware programs ( Malwarebytes is my choice)  and all of the other methods of keeping your information safe, there are still times when you are vulnerable,… while you are actively online. Whether it’s researching, work,  or streaming movies and  games, your live connection points directly to who and where you are.

Here are a few examples.

https://www.iplocation.net/

http://ipinfo.info/html/ip_address_tools.php

This list can go on and on.
And Just to show you a bit of  what I mean

 

So how does an honest person keep their privacy?  


Virtual Private Network is a good start!

V.P.N’s  can help you keep a level of real privacy online

Virtual Private Networks; no longer a luxury for governments, corporations, techno-freaks or the highly paranoid web surfer with a dubious browser history, the increased global surveillance of ordinary citizens makes it an indispensable product for today’s Internet user.

What is a Virtual Private Network?

Wikipedia Says;

“A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network across a public network, such as the Internet. It enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network. Applications running across the VPN may therefore benefit from the functionality, security, and management of the private network.

Virtual Private Networks may allow employees to securely access a corporate intranet while located outside the office. They are used to securely connect geographically separated offices of an organization, creating one cohesive network. Individual Internet users may secure their wireless transactions with a VPN, to circumvent geo-restrictions and censorship, or to connect to proxy servers for the purpose of protecting personal identity and location. However, some Internet sites block access to known VPN technology to prevent the circumvention of their geo-restrictions.

A VPN is created by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, virtual tunneling protocols, or traffic encryption. A VPN available from the public Internet can provide some of the benefits of a wide area network (WAN). From a user perspective, the resources available within the private network can be accessed remotely. ” REF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_private_network 


Simply, a VPN is a method for you to connect to the internet, browsing a bit more safely.  It creates a virtual “Mask” on your I.P. address and connects to the sites you want without letting the whole world know your information.  It works in the background just like your firewall and antivirus programs. And just like those programs, VPN’s are just added protection. 

Nothing is perfect. Does anyone that remembers the commercial for “LifeLock” when they first opened for business, the C.E.O Todd Davis was so sure that his identification was safe.

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“LifeLock CEO’s Identity was stolen 13 times!”

But that what you get when you paint a target on yourself and post your Social Security number everywhere. lol.


Wired wrote;

“Lifelock promised in ads that its $10 monthly service would protect consumers from identity theft. The company also offered a $1 million guarantee to compensate customers for losses incurred if they became a victim after signing up for the service. The FTC called the claims bogus and accused LifeLock of operating a scam. In truth, the protection they provided left such a large hole … that you could drive that truck through it,” said FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz, referring to a LifeLock TV ad showing a truck painted with Davis’s Social Security number driving around city streets.”   

REF:   https://www.wired.com/2010/05/lifelock-identity-theft/

This was a great article in WIRED Magizine, click on the reference link to see the whole thing. So sad, you have to laugh.  

Image result for LifeLock ad showing a truck

 

 I think that like most things, the best way to avoid problems is to do much of the work yourself.  I assume that most of you  reading this article are not intentionally daring every hacker in the world to come find to by giving out your personal info. Right? Good.


So if you have made it this far, here is the pay off, the grand conclusion. Congratulations!

 I have spent some time check into VPN, free vs paid. I recommend you doing the same.

What? You might be asking? No sale? No Answer to my I-Don’t have a VPN- problem?!

 I could recommend one for you to try, and will because I like it.

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WindScribe  VPN

Windscribe is two part, VPN and Ad blocker. It has both a free and paid version and works with PC and MAC.

I found this after having tried several different kinds. Some were simple websites you log into, then browse from their own search engine, others worked like browser extensions with dubious results. Windscribe is simple to install, it does have a extension for your Google Chrome or Windows I.E. if you want it or can easily run in the background…like a good program should.  I’ll let them do their selling for themselves.

 

Click here to get started!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are You Stuck?

I found this video while doing some research and I thought it might be helpful to some of my filmmaking brothers and sisters.  We all find ourselves “stuck” and this was really some great advice.

http://bigthink.com/videos/jonathan-safran-foer-on-how-to-be-a-writer