Saturday, December 05, 2009

DEAL ALERT: Refurbished Samsung Widescreen LCD HDTV

We don't normally get all gushy over product deals here, but I know that a lot of people are looking at widescreen LCDs this year and I wanted to post a little alert about this deal I ran across.

Samsung LN32B460 32-inch 720p Widescreen LCD HDTV (Refurbished)

Samsung LN32B460 32-inch 720p Widescreen LCD HDTV (Refurbished)
Price: ~$499

Enjoy your favorite shows on a Samsung LN32B460 widescreen HDTV monitor. This LCD monitor measures 32-inches diagonally.

  • 6 ms response time for sharper video.
  • Three HDMI inputs.
  • Includes a component, composite, VGA (HD-15) and analog input for a variety of input possibilities.
  • Fast typical response time of each pixel ensures virtually blur-free motion video and fast-action gaming.
  • 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio for vibrant colors.
  • Continually adjusts the contrast over the entire screen based on the input signal, for deeper blacks and a broader range of color
  • High native resolution ensures crystal-clear graphics and crisp, legible text.
  • Gorgeous 32-inch screen is great for working with multiple windows, wide spreadsheets and large graphics.
  • High brightness keeps images from looking washed out in bright environments.
  • Advanced SRS TruSurround HD audio technology matches powerful sound to the amazing picture quality.
  • True, clear sound is delivered via an internal speaker system

This high-quality item has been factory refurbished. Please click on the icon above for more information on quality factory-reconditioned merchandise.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Watch This Video on the Construction of the OS Xbox Pro

I'm fascinated by how-to videos that are well done and show an interesting or goofy idea. Watch this one as a guy turns an Xbox into a PC with Apple OS. Not only is his handy-work and skills with various mod tools impressive, but his video work is top-notch too.

This video documents the build of my newest computer that I call the OS Xbox Pro. Thanks to my sponsors and Music by E-603 and Girl Talk. For more information about this build visit

Found Via @TimCAD on Twitter.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

ColorBurst Video on Twitter...

Here are some of the latest updates on our new twitter page.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fall Foliage and the 'Hue' Slider in Photoshop

Every Photoshop guru should raise their hands and admit it. We all have had this exact same thought.

xkcd - A Webcomic - Fall Foliage

Some of you have even done it.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Neuroscience of Illusion

I don't know if it's an original quote, but George Lucas once said The secret to film is that it's an illusion. And it's certainly the truth. At ColorBurst Video, we are big fans of magic and know a few tricks of sleight-of-hand that we've practiced in addition to the special effects. That's why a recent article on caught my attention and I wanted to share it with you. It features incites from Teller of Penn and Teller, along with some video clips of their magic act.

For Teller (that's his full legal name), magic is more than entertainment. He wants his tricks to reveal the everyday fraud of perception so that people become aware of the tension between what is and what seems to be. Our brains don't see everything—the world is too big, too full of stimuli. So the brain takes shortcuts, constructing a picture of reality with relatively simple algorithms for what things are supposed to look like. Magicians capitalize on those rules. Every time you perform a magic trick, you're engaging in experimental psychology, Teller says. If the audience asks, How the hell did he do that? then the experiment was successful. I've exploited the efficiencies of your mind.

See the full article on the Neuroscience of Illusion at

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Back to the Future in Typography

If you haven't heard of your favorite movie scenes being redone in typography, then you need to see this one first. There are a lot of these now. I believe that the first one was done with a Pulp Fiction scene. But this version done with Back to the Future is a classic.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Capturing Lightning in Action

~ Fun EZ Photography ~
Originally uploaded by ViaMoi
There have been a lot of wild and active thunderstorms in the last few weeks here in the midwest. I'm interested in methods for catching a lightning bolt on film (er, disk). I think about it every time I see a nice bright flash. I stumbled upon this shot and link and I thought I'd share.
With my last lightning upload, many commented on my speed and reaction time. It's a lot easier than that and I hope you can grab a few like this one after reading below.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Scary Mary Poppins

Editing is everything. If you don't believe this, you've got to see one of Disney's most beloved children's stories recut as a trailer for a horror movie. This is a true masterpiece of editing and the proper choices of sound effect and music score --all in just over one minute and six seconds.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Epson Stylus Pro 7880 ColorBurst Edition

Here's a pretty nice photo printer that by Epson. Sometimes for certain projects that go beyond the standard 8.5" x 11", you need a Large-Format Color Inkjet Printer. This unit has you covered. It's fast and has full photo quality.

Here at ColorBurst Video, we recommend Epson. Check it out on!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Camera Trick Challenge

I love a good magic trick, don't you?

It's clearly a viral video, but they aren't lying when they warn you at the beginning that it hasn't been edited in any way. The answer to how this one was done has already been posted in the comments and video responses on YouTube. But I urge you to watch the short video all the way through (1:43) and see if you can't reason out how it was done. It's not that hard, but it is very clever on their part. Good luck, and let me know what you think!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

YouTube Remixed

If you dig a bit, you'll find that lots of musicians of every skill level post clips of themselves online. The video and audio quality varies all over the map and that's okay. But imagine if some genius takes as many of the clips as they can find and puts them together into one overdubbed sampled funk-jam that is as beautiful to listen to as it is fascinating to watch. Well, if your imagination is like mine, you probably wouldn't have reached this far. Watch as Kutiman mixes YouTube, and not just for one little song but seven! When you see genius like this, be sure to smile. Who comes up with this?

Note: If you follow me everywhere, I'm cross-posting this in at least one more spot.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Did Your Television Stop Working?

Did you pick up a new T.V. by now? As of today, all non-digital broadcast television signals have stopped. You've probably gotten sick of hearing about it by now. But if you woke up this morning and were surprised to learn that your screen is blank, then it's time to pick up either a new box or a converter. You can learn more at DTV

Don't have one yet? Get a digital television as soon as

Monday, February 02, 2009


The use of time-lapse photography has been around for over a century and creates a truly eye-catching effect as the characters on the screen go through normal motions at speeds unachievable at human speed --or animal speed as the case may be.

According to Wikipedia:

Time-lapse photography is a cinematography technique whereby each film frame is captured at a rate much slower than it will be played back. When replayed at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing.

But most people make the incorrect assumption that you need to have an important or interesting subject --such as a growing plant or a building in construction-- to really make a stunning use of this technique. But simple and everyday moments can be captured in shots and become a treasured moment that is meaninful and fun to watch.

I could watch this all day. Certainly, the music adds something as well, but the video by itself is interesting. Also see this baby eating a strawberry which is cute, but needs some music too.

How Do I Make Time-Lapse Videos?

This is what you may be asking yourself right now. The good news is that there are many resources available and you most likely already have the tools that you'd need. Here are just a few:

Saturday, January 31, 2009 - From Photograph to Stencil

This one is great. Using included tools within Photoshop, you can quickly take just about any picture and turn it into a stencil you can then paint repeatedly. Turn a Photograph into a Stencil.