Posts filed under ‘CRITISM’

Say Hello viliv and goodbye to iPod!

The New viliv will be coming to America soon to prove that the IPod, has limited technology functions and features, compared to the viliv, which is made in Korea. The viliv is totally packed with great technology as well comes with a 20 or 30 gig drive, but also can accept media cards to swap music or video files from one viliv to another. By far, the most impressive features of the Viliv is that it can play back multiple video formats, including….Flash, Windows Media, Divx, MPEG 1, 2, and 4, compared to the iPod that plays back only 2 formats. Honestly, I will probally never buy either a viliv or an iPod anytime soon, since I am totally happy with my Mustek PVR-A1, which I bought last year for less then a $100.

Wait there is more, they have even included a digital FM radio tuner, plus a voice and audio recording capabilities. If only it can record video directly to the unit, would it then be PERFECT Personal Media Player & Recorder. The Battery life is 6 hours for video and 11 hours for audio, plus you can just replace the battery, unlike the IPOD, which you have to recharge like a mobile phone. Check out the USA website or check out the latest news

February 23, 2006 at 9:45 am Leave a comment

Interactive Criticism

Yesterday I came across a website called SFBIG.com, which is the home to the San Francisco Bay Area Interactive Group. I was very excited to learn more about this group in SF, but then quickly found out by reading and watching their informative windows media video, that most of the people that made up this group where Advertsing/Marketing executives and media buyers. There was a couple of companies that actually produced Interactive Content, but since no one bothered to make their own informative video interactive.


I took the intaitive to convert the windows media into a .flv and then authored multiple screen shots that tween from the left and right of the video and added hot spots. When a user now clicks on the screen shot, the same video will cue up to that testamonial.

December 29, 2005 at 4:23 am Leave a comment

Ruby Skye Night Club Cease and Desist Letter

The challenge to gain control of orginal photographs, shot and orginally authored by Peter Weiss,
but used for online promotional and marketing for Ruby Skye’s Night Club in San Francisco for over 4 years with NO COMPENSATION.

Fact#1: Ruby Skye, a night club in San Francisco is known as:

  • San Francisco’s premiere Nightclub
  • Recently nominated by Dancestar as one of the top 5 nightclubs
  • World-class facility featuring the finest DJ’s and performers from around the globe
  • Friday and Saturday nights, cost $340 for a booth reservation

personal quote from owner; George Karpaty
“I own the white carpet, the white walls, and I own the white party photos”
Fact#2: Cog1 is an online marketing company in San Francisco and is known as:

  • “Best of the NET” says Media Magazine
  • Won Clio Awards
  • Won Multiple Addy Awards

personal quote from owner; Jeffrey Hyman
“I don’t know the legal nuances of photography law and actually don’t care.”
Fact#3: Peter Weiss is a Independent Night Life Photographer/Videographer in San Francisco for over 8 years

  • Had over two million photos downloaded from San Francisco Night Life within 2 years
  • Owns the biggest video collection of San Francisco Nightime Fashion Shows

personal quote from owner; Peter Weiss
“I am trying to Scrape my rent/bill money together and Jeffery and George are creating revenue based off my original work.

Read all the C/D letters I wrote and email conversations

November 30, 2005 at 4:31 am Leave a comment

How do I apply for Civil Rights?

I am not going into details right now, but basically I have a multiple legal issues that I must defend, only to prove to myself that I actually have Civil Rights in the United States.

Above is just a sample of legal matters I was reading about to day, and this is just the tip of the iceberg in the relationship to the rest of the information I must gather.

November 19, 2005 at 1:25 am Leave a comment

SONY EUROPA drops the ball on Multi-Media Colour

On September 1, 2005, SONY Europe announced a new line of flat TVs under its new “BRAVIA” brand (Best Resolution Audio Visual Integrated Architecture).

This technology includes the world’s first seventh-generation, state-of-the-art SONY Panel, which is expected to redefine current industry standards. It features a wider viewing angle (which preserves both contrast and colour richness) and faster response, enabling fluid movements, thereby maximizing the thrill of movie and sports viewing.

To promote this amazing new television, SONY hired Danish director Nicolai Fuglsig to create a very strange scene for a TV Commercial without any digital effects, depicting 250,000 multi-color ‘superballs’ bouncing down a steep residential street in San Francisco. The main sequence involved a 23-man camera crew and only one chance to get it right. The tag line at the end of the commercial is Colour – like no other.

The shot below is compressed to a 2 mbps, 700×394, Macromedia Flash, Sorenson 3.1 SWF codec, which was converted by using the a QUICKTIME file that was downloaded at http://www.bravia-advert.com. THIS QUICKTIME file was originally encoded at 3 mbps, 700×394. QUICKTIME, H.264 codec.

Using QUICKTIME Pro, I exported to DV.avi file, then imported into Media Cleaner 5 and applied the necessary interlace pre-process, cropping, and color correction. I then exported this file to a unique MotionJPEG, one of best MJPEGS that correctly encodes into a YUV color space.

I then used Sorenson Squeeze 3.2, to import the pre-processed MotionJPEG, to be converted to a Macromedia Flash, Sorenson 3.1 SWF codec. This example shows the vivid and vibrant colour reproduction that I saved even from using a 3 mbps QUICKTIME file, converted into a DV file, to a MotionJPEG to a Flash File. Imagine if I had been given a broadcast master to work with!

Read the complete article with Flash Video Demos

November 16, 2005 at 4:24 am Leave a comment


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