Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Post a blog Right from WORD

So far I hadn't been much of using Microsoft Word 2007. A few minutes ago I just tried to exlore this look-totally-different-than-before word processor. All the menus were rearranged differently. At first, I got lost as I was only familiar with its predecessors (which had not change the menus that much).

One cool feature is its direct-posting your document to bloggers. such Bloggers, Wordpress etc. Just click "Publish" and select "Blog". The first time we use the feature, we need to set it up. It will guide us by asking which blog site we are going to publish to and then our account and password. That easy!


High Speed USB Video Grabber


SKU: 318714



FCC and CE Radiation Norm


This equipment has been tested and found to comply with limits for Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules. 


This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits of the European Council Directive on the approximation of the law of the member states relating to electromagnetic compatibility (89/336/EEC) according to EN 55022 Class B.


FCC and CE Compliance Statement

These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against frequency interference in residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed or used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communication. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on. The user is encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:



  • High Speed USB Video Grabber
  • User's Manual
  • Ulead® VideoStudio™ 7.0 DVD Software & Driver CD


  • Windows® 2000 and XP
  • CPU: Intel® Pentium or AMD Athlon® 1.5GHz or Higher Recommended
  • 256MB RAM Recommended
  • DirectX® 9.0 or Higher
  • 300MB HDD Space, Additional 4GB Required for every 20 minutes of captured video
  • An Available USB 2.0 Port (backward compatible with USB 1.1)
  • An Available Line-In or Mic Port (for Audio Input)
  • CD-ROM Drive (for driver & software installation)


  • Capture Video Signals from DVD, VCR, Camcorders and Video Game Systems
  • Supports Composite (RCA) and S-Video Inputs
  • Supports NTSC, PAL and SECAM Formats
  • Maximum Resolution 720x480 Pixels at 30 Frames Per Second for USB 2.0, 320x240 at 30 Frames Per Second for USB 1.1
  • Records in AVI, VCD, MPEG and WMV Formats
  • USB 2.0 Compliant
  • USB Powered (no external adapter needed)


  1. Please make sure that you have the latest Windows® updates before installing the driver.
  2. Insert the Driver CD into the CD-ROM Drive of your computer. The Ulead® Products installation menu will start automatically. If the menu does not start up automatically, click "Start", then "Run…", then type in "D:\Autorun.exe" where D designates the letter of your CD-ROM Drive, and then click "OK."

    Note: If D is not the letter of your CD-ROM drive, please substitute D with the correct drive     letter.

  1. Click "Install Grabber Driver" to install the driver.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver files onto your computer.
  3. Connect the USB connector of your Video Grabber to an available USB port and the 3.5mm audio jack of your Video Grabber to the Line-In or Mic port of your computer. (See image below)


  1. For Windows® 2000, your system will automatically detect and install the necessary driver, please continue to step 9. For Windows® XP the "Add New Hardware Wizard" will appear, click "Next" and continue to step 7.
  2. If the Microsoft digital signature box appears, click "Continue Anyway."
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the driver installation and click "Finish" to close the wizard. Your video grabber is now ready to be used.
  4. If you do not have video editing software installed, please go through the Software Installation procedures to install "Ulead VideoStudio 7.0 SE Basic" onto your computer.


  1. If the Ulead® Products installation menu is not running, refer to Step 2 under Driver Installation on how to run the Ulead® Products installation menu.
  2. Click "Install Ulead VideoStudio 7.0 SE Basic."
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the software installation.
  4. Restart your computer. For instructions on how to use Ulead® VideoStudio™ 7.0, please click on "Start", go to "Programs", then "Ulead VideoStudio 7", and then select "User Manual" to open the VideoStudio™ User's Manual.

Monday, March 3, 2008

My Dream Digital Camera

Nowadays digital cameras are used every where with various features. The latest news I read last time was a camera that could submit pictures online to a website/blog space.

My dream camera actually is more than that. I am dreaming a camera that has GPS to tell the exact location where I took the picture, an electronic compass to tell the direction where the shot was taken to , and an electronic accelerometer to tell the orientation or tilt of the camera against horizon (e.g, postscript or landscape, altitude etc.). All these data should be stored in the picture's JPEG file as an extension to the existing EXIF format.

So, next time we want to repeat the exact snapshot, the camera can tell you. Seems thi may be helpful for crime investigators too.