Urgent Project with Friends!

Hello folks,

I’m currently working on a video project with some friends. By doing so, I need to postpone  my own video editing on flash trigger review. I’m so sorry for those who are waiting for it.

Anyways, I’m pretty sure that I’ll be free and manage to get it done when I arrived in NYC next week.

Here’s what I’m doing right now…

Next Video In Progress…

Lately, I didn’t have much time to finish this pile of footage just yet.

What’s it about?
Alright… when we talk about flash trigger, the very first brand that pops up in our head would be “pocket wizard”, right?
But in this video, I’ll talk about something cheaper… a lot cheaper. And yes…. it’s a review of my “made in Hong Kong” iTLL wireless flash trigger “Pixel King”!

I got this from a local online camera accessory store in Bangkok.
It costs 4,950THB (about $162)

So far, it’s reliable and accurate.
I tested many things in the video except range-limitation and multiple-triggers-on-one receiver use.
And I think that I covered pretty much every basic things that on-budget-hobbyist photographers would like to know.

Stay tune!

Dual Harddisk on a Macbook? No Problem!

I’m sorry for the very very very lated upload.

So… there we have it!
In this video I show you guys how to add an extra harddisk into a macbook pro.

Once I lost a directory of my Lightroom library, which I’ve used for 2 years. It’s a loss of 250GB of photos.
Fortunately, I still had the back up file on another clone of that drive. Then I realized how risky it is to connect an external harddisk and work on the fly.
Then I feel that I don’t use the DVD that much, and I rely on external harddisks to store my projects and RAW files.

Tools that you may need include:
1. 2.0 Phillips Screw Driver
2. Relatively small Slot Screw Driver
3. Optical Drive Bay Converter
4. Slim DVD Enclosure or External DVD Drive

It’s been a while since I use this machine with dual drives.
By doing so, one can expand the storage on a laptop up to 2TB.
Mine is 1.2TB right now, and I’m totally satisfied. It works like a charm!

Speed, convenience, and reliability are increased.
Especially, the transfer rate from one to the other is just fantastic.
Even transferring via SATA-II constraint can move 20GB of footages in just a few minutes.

Here is the benchmark score from a previous entry about hard drives speed.

Western Digital Scorpio Blue 5400RPM Buffer 8MB 1TB (SATA-II Constraint @3Gigabit)
Read 106.3MB/s Write 106.2MB/s
*Connected via SATA port, which used to belong to the optical drive

In Summary:
this is an alternative for those who seeks for a solution for limited space on laptop without an external drive.
It’s much faster than USB2.0 and FireWire 800 connection on an external drive. This’s also a solution for laptops those are too old to support the USB3.

Transferring Speed
Data Safety

Battery consuming
No DVD ready