video switcher

Aahhh I’ve been meaning to do this for a very long time and now I’ve gotten so many followers and friends, I figured now would be a great time to celebrate with a Follower Forever! 

Key:
Italics - Awesome Person
Bold - Considered to be a great friend!
Astricks (*) - Real life friend

A - H

acetrainermitsyyy a-l-e-p-h allakazams alizaverse amparhos argyle-pantsuit ask-miedri aussiepikachu awkwardfuckingturtless blood-pumping-through-your-veins caf772000 candydness chewingtotodiles chilledcoolcat cresselianite crimsoncamellianeko crowhogan33 dance-like-a-bush damnbastardkiddies dandan-tsun-kun dawnthefangirl defconemma desolate-land dragongirl218 draycen drift-blim eager-eevee eaushanne effyeah-markiplier eternum-milotic epoxyconfetti faleep fancychansey fins-and-glitter flaaffys fraxuring fuuuurrets garchompx garchompy goldfishsea gossalgop hellabyss

I - P

iris-sempi ireally-dontlike-you kohakuhoshi kurai-the-scarfed-sableye ky0gurt lanturnite latiasites leavanity leifeons lostlornforest lucariolis lumarios-kirby-fcs m-and-a-artist magic-glaceon magolorsoul markiplite-life makomaragi marks-fauxhawk masumikotatsu mega-baenette mega-endy-togeplane mega-evolution mega-flygon-forever mega-fr0slass mega-luxrite megarayguaza mega-shiny-gallade mega-spooky-pinsir mightyenites mightyleaderofthepataplier moltr3s moriartyandthewinchesters mx-robotnik ninjask-sex-party nintend-hoe overthecastformwall pichews pixelunown prepareforetrouble primal-mawile primal-palkia princess-altaria princess-of-pokemon prinxeofthesea pokemon-connoisseur-lucario

Q - Z

qingfey queen-mega-absol rawritscarol residentrodent romantrashwick rosiegiratina sableye-of-the-tiger sammi-claus sang-chuu sanchez1097 sapphirebluemoon sassyserperior s-a-w-s-buck scattered-embers science-and-illusions scientifichoneylemon shapeofhersoul silverjolteon sir-snivy shiny-minccino shinynidoqueen sinnohqueen skarmaiden sky-peak steelicanth suave-groudon sunrisespectrum superior5000* swalotinite sylveonss teampunkrocket tentacrueltobekind tired-musharna tittieznkittiez thatrandomazelf the-artist-formerly-known-as-ray the-chief-rnooseketeer the-hills-have-sableyes themajesticxerneas thepumpkabro thesinnohunderground thesizak the-velveteen-buneary too-otakool-for-you torch-dick treeckool triforceofpancakes truepokefan twofacedwitch ughmarkiplier us-president vera–claythorne* vesqipuen video-games-universe volt-switcher whimsibee whissmur wishterria writing-mudkipz xxray-of-sunshinexx yellow-florges yellow-luxray you-are-so-nymphadorable youknowdatpersonyo 

This list doesn’t even begin to say how much I owe ya guys. You’ve been with me since the beginning of summer, when I decided to become a Pokemon Blog. Some of you guys are still following me from when I was awkwardmissrice and then poyo-pop. And then, when I became explorer-of-dungeons, everything really changed. I met a lot of you then. I tried to stay Pokemon only. But soon that changed. I changed my url to clemontic-gear-on. I also began to get more involved in different things, like Markiplier for an explain. I went from a casual watcher to a full out fan. And all of you stayed with me even when I changed my blog. And then, of course, tiny-box-treecko came along and things are just great.

Let me say this, back in September, I only had 100 followers. Can ya believe that? And I was friends with almost all of them. Eventually, I gradually gained followers (and friends!). I went 100 to 600 in a matter of months. And even now, I’m on my way to 700 followers. You guys have helped me through some rough patches you probably didn’t even know you helped out with. There was a lot of things going on in the summer and things were beyond suckish in the beginning of the year too. Ah I’m rambling, but seriously, thank you all. Even if you aren’t listed, you mean the world to me. You’ve helped me more then you could possibly know. And this is just a simple way of saying thank you. 

So, for the sack of wrapping this frickin’ thing up; Thank you all so much! I look forward to many more memories to come! And new friendships too~ And remember, have a happy holiday! No matter what you celebrate, remain safe and don’t let anyone stand in your way! 

With love,
     Ri

A few days ago, I received some switcher chips and have been testing them out as RGB switching/mixing matrix building blocks. Here is the result of feeding an HD video signal in to a 3x3 matrix controlled by an arbitrarily connected binary counter driven by a manually controlled oscillator.

Recently have been spending time revisiting some oscillator designs and attempting to clean up some of the signal loss due likely to the fact that the circuit is bread boarded with DIP ICs.

Switchable Church

A few years ago, Kress Memorial SDA Church decided to go online. It was a change that I had been looking forward to for a long time. But where we really moved forward was recording our sermons and uploading them online. This was something huge. Besides the simple setup, we had managed to archive our church services and make them available to the internet. I was Excited.
We’ve upgraded now to a computer based switcher called the Tricaster. It is made by a company called Newtek, and it was an answer to most of my prayers. The tricaster bundles many of the features into one box, allowing us to just concentrate on the service. The box has done wonders for us, and has allowed our services to look 100 times better.
Looking forward to the future, I am currently working on the next revision of the church site, upgrading from joomla 1.5, to joomla 1.6. Unfortunately, since there was so much done to the next version, its not as simple as dropping new files into the server and the upgrade is done. So I am taking this time to start from scratch and explore new ideas.

Of the new ideas, what I have implemented so far has been:
-Mp4 video archives to make it iOS compatible (iPhone, iPod and iPad)
-New template, simpler but yet more options for me
-CD/DVD request form online

What I hope to do:
-Mobile compatible template
-Complete content for all ministries at Kress

So i’m almost done. Thank goodness, but with the onset of all the other work I have been doing lately this has been pushed aside. It might be time to dedicate some weekend time, but either way, its coming and Im loving the new changes and possibilities.

hotdoggers  asked:

Was VideoToaster good? That era was a bit before my time, genuinely curious.

Yeah, it wasn’t just amazing. It was truly revolutionary.

At that time, if you wanted to edit video, you had to go to a professional editing bay and it was expensive. If you wanted to do digital video effects, it was even more expensive. The idea that you could do it in your home or your own studio for about $10,000 was unheard of. 

To put it into perspective, the video switcher alone replaced about $100,000 worth of equipment. And the 3D modeling and animation package (Lightwave 3D) turned an entire industry upside down. shows like Babylon 5, SeaQuest, and I think even one of the Star Treks used it for visual effects.

It’s not a stretch at all to say that the Video Toaster, and especially the Video Toaster 4000, created the world in which we all take iMovie for granted.

I loved what we did at NewTek in those days, and I’m super proud of what I helped make and market. I only wish that I wasn’t a 20 year-old idiot with no perspective at all, and that the distribution wasn’t so far behind the technology. Back then, you could make amazing films and live TV shows with the Toaster, but the only way to get them to an audience was through the mail, or public access. We all thought that satellite and digital cable would change that, but it didn’t, really. The thing that closed that gap, ultimately, was YouTube.