Categories Ask Matt Ask Matt: Essential Gadgets Post author By Matt Post date December 16, 2009 24 Comments on Ask Matt: Essential Gadgets Essential gadgets for life on the road: Since recording this I’ve switched to the D3S, which is just like the D3 but with video. Everything else is the same! Video here done with VideoPress. Share this: Related Gadget Reporter Fever DreamJanuary 13, 2012In "Asides"Google Gadget AdsSeptember 19, 2007In "Asides"WordCamp San Francisco 2010 PhotosMay 1, 2010In "Gallery" Tags Gadgets ← Why WordPress? → Stealth Startups 24 replies on “Ask Matt: Essential Gadgets” And the even more insane low-light abilities! It’s about two stops better at equivalent ISO, from what I saw. I want a Kindle so badly! PS Is there an “Ask Matt” section where people get to submit questions? There was a survey but I need a better way to manage the questions. Dang, I guess I missed the survey! Why don’t you categorize them into “Tech-related”, “Travel”, etc.? Just a thought on this – Why not pop in a separate submit/ contact form, and put it to filter to a specific address, or depending on your popmail client (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc….) you can also filter by title to a folder. Or a submit that sends to a database in case you might not get the submissions via email (hey…sometimes emails do get eaten… kind of like the sock dilemma when washing laundry. o.0) There’s always Skribit! haha /shameless plug How about telling us about your favorite books? Mouse. lol. Yes, I agree completely. I don’t need iPhone as I am always near a computer 🙁 Never tried kindle but started using Stanza on iPhone, brilliant app! Getting back into reading as well… Great video Matt – so lovely to hear you talk when I’ve been using your software for a while now. I am also an Apple iPhone and Kindle convert. The Kindle is now available internationally, but we don’t get all the books you get in the US. Hopefully the publishing world will continue to catch up in 2010! Have a great holiday! Joanna So the bluetooth and windows are truly not compatible in a way! It’s a joke in my house that the bluetooth mouse we have doesn’t work because I touched it! I’m so happy to hear that others have that problem too! Nope it works great with my Windows 7 laptop. Nice Matt, I’m holding out for the Apple tablet that will be an ebook reader or I would get a kindle too. I know what you mean on the bluetooth mouse. I purchased a Targus mouse the other day but I really want a magic mouse. You’re still traveling with your windows laptop? Nice Apple plug in the video though. 🙂 See you at SXSW 2010? Wayne Thanks for sharing the video Matt. Random question: What camcorder did you use to film this segment? Or did you use the D3S? I didn’t shoot it Michael Pick did I believe using the Canan DSLR. Matt’s spot on – I shot the interview with a couple of Canon 5D2’s (although both were sporting Nikon glass) Thanks for the clarification. Great work on the video Michael! Ahh another iPhone user :), I soon will be a iPod touch user :D. Glad to know you are using Windows 7, and the Kindle ha its almost like CNET is everywhere. I have a quick technical question about the editing of this video. How do you make the zoom-out transition effect near the 39th second of the footage. Have you filmed yourself, Matt, with 2 cameras, or has this transition been done in your editing software? Thanks for helping me. I am thinking about doing the same thing here, but I am a newbie. You’ll have to ask Michael Pick, he edited this one. Hey Patrick. You were right about the 2 cameras. I had an 85mm lens for the close ups on one, and a 17-35mm at about 20-25mm on the other. The cameras were Canon 5D Mark IIs, the lenses Nikons. In principle you could get a similar effect with one camera if you were to output your video at 720p (like this one) but shoot at 1080p (same), as this would give you a bit of latitude for reframing the footage without pixelation. I too love my mouse. It’s tiny because it folds in half which makes it easy to travel with. Totally essential. “You zoom with your feet.” One awesome tip there, that works just great! 🙂 Love your photos! Comments are closed.