i got this tiny gadget from Amazon


have you ever thought how nice it would be if you have flash on the front camera of your phone ??  some android phone do have but majority don’t have. at least my phone dont have . so now as i unbox this tiny gadget i see a wonderful small  device which works as a selfie flash .

its called Photron  Selfie Flash FL100.

it has 16 led inside.all you got to do is plug-in this into your phone’s audio port ,switch on the device as start using it .

there is button to switch between high , low, and medium intensities according to your requirement .

this comes with a small USB cable to charge it. but you got to charge it for more than 1 hr.

this can be used in poor light situations to take photos and also use it as a torch if your phone doesn’t have one inbuilt .

comes in 3 colors (white, black and pink). i got black one.

overall pretty nice device for the money . i got this for around 250 INR(around 4$). hmm thats a cheap fix to have  front flash

here is how it looks.

selfie-flash

below is comparision of how much difference it makes with and without using flash in a very dark place.

Do let me know in the comment section what you think about this tiny little device

 

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Budget Mini-Tripod for video making and webcasting .


We love video making, but we don’t want that to be messed up by making shaky videos.

we need some stabilization right?. so for that i would recommend using tripods.

OK, i will answer few questions asked by my colleagues regarding the same

colleague 1:” Hey supreet, I have heard , you often do webcasting in conference room , what tripod do you use for that

Me: “ Mini Tripod

colleague 1:”mini ? whats that? can you tell me more

me :”Sure . mini tripods , as name suggests are small and can be used on your laptop table, conference table.no more stacking books to make it stand appropriately.

colleague 2:”OK, which brand to use?

me:” depends on your budget . if you want a branded one. go for “Joby or Manfrotto

Manfrotto costs you around 1200-1600 INR . stability is great.

“colleague “: “my budget is 500 INR . what do you suggest

Me:” ah!  i use Chinese item called YUN TENG YT-228 as i also had this budget constraint.”

can you show us ?

me : Take a look (shows him the tripod)

yunteng-yt-228-mini-tripod

colleague:” that small?? and you get cellphone mount too ?

me :”yes you can mount cell phone or cameras like point and shoot one , DSLR and action camera

colleague3:”how much did it cost you

me”its 400 INR

colleague1:” any other advantage?

me :

its fold-able , affordable , quality is good and durable (i have been using since 6 months now ) 

you have 360 degree rotation provision which helps in taking photos/videos in different directions easily 

yunteng

can fit action cameras so that it can also act as monopod .

yu

foot pad gives good grip and balance to it .

“Colleagues” :”Thanks for that Sup

To All reader : hit back in the comment section to share what tripod you use for webcasting . oh yeah!! vlogging also.

You can also mail me -> infoadmin.supreet@gmail.com 

PS:images taken from differnt websites .

 

 

 

 

My First Action Camera


I got this tiny little camera day before yesterday and the first question my colleagues asked me was “What was that” someone asked me “is that a spy camera ?” i said ” its my tiny DSLR haha ”  oh well! looking at its size anyone would be surprised.

it weighs not more that 70 gms and white in colour .looks elegant.

now when i announced it’s an action camera someone from behind, who had some knowledge asked me “is that a GoPRo?” i said “its an alternative to that

yes for all you guys who own a GoPRo, i got something similar for even cheaper price

this is called Xiaomi YI . of course a chinese model with an international version .

before i review , let me tell you what action camera is .

An action camera or action-cam is a digital camera designed for filming action while being immersed in it.(that’s what wiki tells me )

now Xiaomi is well-known chinese brand . Take a look at it.

yi-action-camera

 

now this has single button to start/shutdown. and the same button is used to switch between Camera mode and Video mode .

a capture button on the top to capture photos and start video recording

A wi-fi button to activate the WiFi so that you can connect to your mobile too.

I aint sure if GoPro basic hero has wi-Fi option ..goPro fans , please confirm

Device Setting :

now you might be wondering there is no LCD screen . so how do we customize the setting..

No worries. you got to install YI camera app , connect to your phone Via wi-fi and BooooM .. play around

Resolution 

this is a 16 Mp camera with 1080p/60 fps.. so a good quality videos are expected

What comes with package ? 

I ordered this from Ebay.in . you get nothing but a battery and a USB cable along with camera .micro SD cards which you insert in your phone is compatible with this .

So additional accessories are to be purchased separately .

Oh Well!! if you think GoPro accessories would fit .. it’s a big disappointment that it doesn’t.

well mic quality is yet another disappointment . it doesn’t match with GoPro.

well this is it for now . PS:images taken from google.

yi

comment below on how is your experience with your action camera , it can be a GoPro or any other brand..you can also email me -> infoadmin.supreet@gmail.com if you want to share anything in specific about the post

 

 

 

Tools for Screen-casting that i use


After all the research so finally i have started to record my Technical tutorials for my YouTube channel.

Below are my Tools used for Screen Recording

Audio: The best advice i received was to invest in some good microphone. and i stumbled upon BLUE microphone .

i also ordered Kadence POP Filter which eliminates unnecessary noise while you record the audio.this costs 590 INR

pop-filter

Audio is recorded on Audacity software which enables audio tuning and pitch correction  capabilities

i got this elegant BLUE Snowball ICE microphone which is easy to plug n play .Cost:4200 INR

bluesnowball

Screen Recorder : For now i wanted to get SCreenflow but ended up using Camstudio and Open Broadcast Software . (cost :Free)

As far as video is concerned i got this Logitech Webcam HD c920 from my friend which gives a decent Output .

Costs around 6-8k INR . but i got it for free

Let ,me know if you have used any other tools for producing good decent videos .

Below one is the Budget YouTube Setup

Product Amount(in INR) in USD
tripod+ cell mount(Photron stedy 450) 979 14.36
microphone (Blue snowball Ice) 4300 63.23529
Lavaliere mic(generic) 390 5.72
pop filter(Kadence) 590 8.65
TOTAL 6259 91.96529

 

Need Suggestion. best Screen Recorder


Folks ,

I’m planning to start my YouTube channel .  I will be recording and sharing my technical videos over there.

I’m looking for best free and open source screen recorder for windows 8 PC .

I have been using VLC and camStudio   and windows movie maker earlier for editing .but  quality isn’t up to mark .

I’m asking help from all you YouTubers out there to suggest the best screen recorder and video editing software you have come across.Also which microphone do you use?. i currently use iBall but again quality sucks .blue yeti/snowball is too expensive for me .

 

what programming language to start with ?


I work as a technical lead, a software professional. I get these queries by many fresher often that which programming language do I choose so that I get the best opportunities ahead.

Now here is my take.

Language doesn’t matter as long as you are a problem solver.

I don’t mean you hop from 1 technology to another every month. what I mean is programming languages have objective but different approach or syntax to solve a specific problem.

All you have to learn is the fundamental concepts of any programming language and you will do good.

I have been into Microsoft technologies like ASP.net

But believe me I have even tried node.js. I have worked extensively on SQL but I have also loved working on NOSQL databases like MongoDB, Cassandra.

A programmer should also be adaptive to new technologies.

If I were to hire a programmer, I don’t expect him to be an expert in xyz but what I see is his ability to adapt to new things. he will learn it himself eventually

When I joined as a fresher JavaScript was most prominent front end technology, as days passed on jQuery came in, knockout JS took over the market, Angular JS is now most preferred skill now for UI developers.

Developers life has become easier these days with the kind of evolution in each technology is happening

So it’s important for us to keep ourselves upgraded so that you are more marketable

People expect you to be a super human instead of developer or jack of all trades.

What I feel is gain experience and expertise in certain technology and also learning multiple things isn’t a harmful thing.

You don’t have to be expert in everything if u ask me . be very good at one or two specific skills and keep yourself busy acquiring new skills . learning has become so easy these days with YouTube , udemy , simplilearn, hackerrank  etc .

I remember practicing on tutorialpoint.com which gives free terminal for practicing coding ..

Ok here are few skills you may like to start with.

Microsoft :

  •                                 ASP.NET MVC 5 with Entity Framework,WebApi,WCF,C#

SQL server 2016

UI:

  •                                 Angular 2
  •                                 Knockout JS
  •                                 Backbone JS
  •                                 jQuery
  •                                 ReactJS

NOSQL:                MongoDB, Cassandra , CouchDB

Other Back-end:  Oracle 11g ,MySQL

Datawarehousing : Hadoop (Bigdata),pentaho

Other programming language:

  • Java,R,Scala
  • RubyOnRails
  • Node.js

I know it’s too technical post for non IT guys but I’m sure you get the essence of the post.

Should you have any similar queries, please do revert back.

 

 

Thank you Note –


Dear all,

it has been a wonderful journey . Lots of good article  i read . lot of things i learned from each of the fellow bloggers .

whenever i felt like writing, i wanted to share inspirational things, informative things . i tried to do so .

but now its time to deviate a little from this and concentrate more on my other work .

i need to concentrate on my technical blogs. I’m technical evangelist and i keep writing all my experiments i do at my workplace and share it thru my technical blogs .

if anyone who works on ASP.net can visit my blog . but that’s on blogger.com

ideasbysupreet.blogspot.in

Thank you so much for reading my blogs . have a nice day