BSP-098: Reading Facebook Makes You Miserable

On episode 98 of the BSP, I talk about Apple acquiring Shazam, Twitter rolling out tweet storms, Facebooking allowing you to mute your friends, studies showing that reading Facebook negatively impacts your mood, Apple podcast statistics going live, Instagram changing it’s feed algorithm, Google Home Max release, iMac Pro release, T-mobile launching it’s own TV service, Disney acquiring Fox properties, Rebox launching a digital distribution service, The FCC repealing net neutrality, and Apple ordering a show from Ronald D. Moore.

I then talk about my initial thoughts on my new headphones, the Shure SRH940’s. In the ask bandrew segment I answer questions ranging from How to come up with ideas for videos, to podcast formatting, how I create audio backups, to If I think buying mics that suck is a waste of money?

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00:00 - Intro
00:40 - Shure SM7b
01:22 - Apple Acquires Shazam
03:43 - Tweet Storms Is Coming
05:24 - Facebook Lets You Mute Your Friends
07:11 - Reading Facebook Makes You Miserable
10:22 - Apple Podcast Analytics in Beta
12:07 - Instagram Sharing Posts Your Friends Like
14:17 - Google Home Max For Sale
14:55 - iMac Pro Released
15:50 - T-Mobile Launching a TV Service
18:12 - Disney Acquires Fox!!!
21:21 - Redbox Launching Digital Rental & Purchasing Platform
23:18 - FCC Kills Net Neutrality
24:59 - Baauer Going After Ajit Pai?
26:46 - Apple Orders Original Show from Ronald D Moore!!!
27:40 - Shure SRH940
29:50 - Ask Bandrew Segment
30:05 - Email 1 Part 1
31:12 - How to Come Up With Ideas for Videos
32:47 - Email 1 Part 2
33:40 - How to Connect XLR Mic to a Mac
34:28 - Email 2
35:17 - Use Other Audio Information Sources Too!
35:37 - What Cables Should I Use?
36:52 - Do you record Stereo or Mono & What is Your Final Podcast File Format?
37:14 - Do You Record to a Digital Audio Recorder, a Computer, or Both?
38:01 - Is there Hiss with Improperly Grounded Gear?
38:23 - What Cable Do You Use to Connect an iPhone to a Mixer? (http://amzn.to/2yQkznX  or  http://amzn.to/2yQx7LX)
39:08 - Email 3
39:33 - Thoughts on the Expressionless Urban Legend (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qub_mCgK6sU)
40:11 - Do I think Buying Crappy Mics to Review is Wasting My Money?
41:31 - Outro

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BSP-091: Burrito Delivery Drones

On episode 91 of the BSP, I talk about a slow news week, using the ART D7 for the podcast, and YouTube selecting me for Creator on the Rise.

In the news, I cover Visceral studios shutting down, CNN receiving an exemption to fly drones over crowds of people, burrito delivery drones in Australia, Nokia 3310 being available for preorder, Facebook wanting you to upload your Resume, New Twitch streaming tools, Online political ad regulations, and Mobile phone providers selling your location & billing info.

In the Ask Bandrew segment, I answer a question about how to reach a father who is stubborn, and also talk about your microphone having grounding issues.

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00:00 - Intro
01:07 - Slow News Week
01:23 - Using the Art D7
02:30 - YouTube Creator On The Rise
03:57 - Visceral Studios Shut Down
05:04 - CNN Can Fly Drones over Crowds
07:43 - Burritos Delivered by Drone
09:43 - Nokia 3310 Available for Preorder
10:40 - Facebook Wants Your Resume!
15:30 - New Twitch Streaming Tools
20:10 - New Regulations for Online Political Ads
22:18 - Mobile Phone Providers Selling Location, Billing Information, and Name
24:45 - Ask Bandrew
25:04 - How to Get Through to My Father?
32:45 - Humming on My Microphone, Grounding Issue?
33:45 - Outro

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BSP-079: Facebook Smart Speaker

On episode 79 of the BSP, I have an awful headache but still talk about a recent guest spot I did on another podcast, Facebook’s smart speaker development, a Wisconsin company implanting devices in their employees, Roomba selling maps of your houses, and then I answer a bunch of your questions in the ask Bandrew segment.

00:00 - Intro
01:08 - I Have a Headache
01:24 - Podcast Guest Spot
01:59 - I Still Have a Headache
02:35 - Facebook Smart Speaker
06:35 - iPod Nano & Shuffle Discontinued
08:03 - Facebook Acquired Source3
11:46 - Installing Implants into Your Employees
14:02 - Roomba Selling Digital Maps of Your Home
16:15 - Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind
17:16 - Community (TV Show)
17:44 - Ask Bandrew
18:16 - What Am I Reading?
19:44 - Why am I Passionate About Podcasting?
20:15 - Is Podcasting Your Outlet?
20:40 - Are You Nervous About New Projects?
22:15 - International Travel?
23:07 - Have you played Starcraft of Portal
23:30 - How do you handle people trying to get you to drink?
25:30 - Where do you host your podcast & how do you monetize your podcast?
28:32 - Outro

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BSP-070: Advice for Facebook

00:00 - Intro
01:05 - I Read 900 Articles a Week
01:35 - Why Amazon is Destroying Brick & Mortar
03:03 - Podcastage YouTube Series
05:56 - Facebook Collaborative Live Streaming
07:53 - Facebook Shows (Advice for Them)
09:47 - Xbox Game Pass
12:56 - TSA Security Process
15:53 - Apple Security Requests Doubled over 6 Months
19:03 - 1Password Adds Travel Mode
21:22 - Tech Companies Want to Change Government Surveillance
23:06 - Silicon Valley Renewed
23:42 - What I’ve Been Testing
26:06 - Ask Bandrew
32:45 - Outro

On episode 70 of the BSP, I talk about reading through 900 articles to prepare for the podcast, why I think amazon is destroying brick and mortar retailers, and current and future podcastage projects. 

In news, I cover a new collaborative live streaming feature which will be on facebook, then talk about facebook spending $250,000 for 20-30 minute shows, and tie up this news segment with a mention of the Xbox Game Pass.

In security news I talk about TSA Security Proceduces, Apple Security Requests, 1Password Travel Mode, and some tech companies trying to force change in governmental surveillance. 

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BSP-048: Welcome to the Clutter Cave

On episode 48 of the BSP, I talk about my favorite piece of news in the last decade; scientists have discovered a new vaccine to stop the spread of Ebola!!! 

Before that, I start with discussing the mic I’m recording this weeks podcast with & my run in with minimalism. As far as computer news, I talk about Apple giving up on Mac OS X and Raspberry Pi rolling out their OS to PC & Mac computers!

In security news, there has been  push by The House to legislate the use of the Sting Ray device, which tracks devices using geo-location. Following that I briefly talk about Facebbok’s report regarding government data requests.

Finishing up the podcast, I recommend a travel show starring Karl Pilkington and an album by Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas, and lastly I talk about my thoughts and first impressions on my new iPhone 7+.

00:00 - Intro
02:57 - It’s Christmas
03:14 - Recording with Rode NT1
04:04 - Minimalism & The Clutter Cave
05:25 - THERE’S A VACCINE FOR EBOLA! HOLY SHIT!!!!
09:30 - Apple is Giving Up on Mac OS X
13:31 - Raspberry Pi’s OS Now On PC & Mac
16:25 - Legislation on Sting Ray Geolocation Device
18:30 - Government’s Facebook User Data Requests Up 27% (https://govtrequests.facebook.com)
22:19 - The Moaning Of Life
23:08 - Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas - Mariner
23:42 - Initial Impressions of the iPhone 7+

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Mevo Live Event Camera Review / Test

Today we are talking about another product that you wouldn't expect to see on this channel. The Mevo Live Event Camera. This is a camera designed by the folks over at Livestream.com that allows you to live stream directly to Facebook Live (which is why I picked it up) as well as the Livestream service. 

Not only does this camera allow you to live stream in 720p, but it allows you to record your video directly to an internal SD card. I should note that this camera is only compatible with iOS devices, so for the time being any android users are out of luck.

If you are interested in this live streaming camera, it will set you back $400 on Amazon

What's In the Box

  1. MEVO Camera
  2. MEVO Mount
  3. 16GB Micro SD Card & Adapter
  4. Power Brick
  5. 10-Foot (3m) USB Cable

Specifications

  1. Sony 4k Sensor
  2. 150-degree Field of View Glass Lens
  3. Front Facing STereo Microphone
  4. 1-Hour Streaming Battery Life (can connect to power brick while streaming)
  5. Dual-Band Wi-Fi
  6. Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  7. Streams at 720p

Performance / Features

The build quality of this camera is all plastic, but it feels pretty sturdy like it would be able to handle travel decently. However, I do wish that it had come with some travel case to ensure that it is adequately protected. The entire top of the camera acts as the power button. You'll need to hold the button down a few seconds to power on/off the device. All around this power button you will find an indicator light to let you know if the camera is getting power, charged, connected to wifi, lacking connection, or if you're streaming/recording. On the back of the camera, you'll just find two ports, the top port is your charging port and the bottom port is your SD card port.

I'm sure some of you are asking why this camera has a 4k sensor, but only streams at 720p. To be honest, the reasoning behind this is the real selling point of this camera. While controlling the stream from your iOS device you can manually direct shots. For instance you can click on a face to zoom in, without effecting the stream quality. You can also pinch to zoom & unpinch to unzoom, as well as drag your finger to pan.

Another really great feature is Autopilot. This will utilize the front facing stereo microphone to determine where the sound is coming from and zoom in on the face of the person speaking. This is a great option if you have multiple people on a podcast and you are unable to focus on directing the shots.

Both of these features give your livestream the appearance of having a multi-thousand dollar camera rig and camera mixer, when you're only streaming on a $400 camera!

The camera's built in microphone is nothing special, but it does allow you to connect an external microphone to your iOS device to improve the audio. Unfortunately, the current microphones/interfaces that are compatible are relatively limited, so I would recommend checking their site prior to buying a microphone/interface.

Pros

  • Allows you to direct shots
  • Has autopilot director
  • Records to SD Card while streaming
  • Streams directly to Facebook live
  • Allows for external microphone connection
  • Compact

Cons

  • Limited microphone compatibility
  • External mics sound overly processed
  • Stream is only 720p
  • Limited to iOS devices

Conclusion

I think that this is one of the coolest and most innovative cameras I have come across in years. It allows you to direct shots like you have a multi-thousand dollar camera rig. It allows you to stream directly to facebook live & livestream. It allows you to connect an external microphone. It honestly has everything I could want in a live streaming camera; there are just a few small oversights, updates, and compatibility issues they need to work on to make it the go to entry level live streaming camera.

I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who is looking to live stream to facebook. This gives you a professional look and amazing features that will help set you apart from everyone else who is jumping on the live streaming train.

If you have any additional questions about this microphone, leave them in the comments on this site or on the youtube channel, and I will try to reply ASAP. 

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