Keyboard shortcuts: they are quite useful tools for using while you’re on your computer. They can save you a bunch of time when navigating your computer. Many times, you might find yourself going up to the dropdown menus to do something like saving, copying, pasting, etc. If that’s the case, while you’re there, you should…

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In the high-tech world of smart phones and tablets, physical space on a screen constitutes as highly sought-after digital real estate.  In this world – the smaller, the further compact, and the more succinct a function or app can be, the better.  Navigating this landscape of pictures-instead-of-words can sometimes be tricky, frustrating, and confusing.  Here…

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Timelapse videos can be used for a variety of reasons, limited only by your imagination and patience. The basic idea is to capture something that lasts a long time (a minute, an hour, a day, etc.) and play it back in mere seconds.  Just as there are endless reasons to capture a timelapse, there are…

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There was a time when we all had shelves full of VHS tapes. Multi-colored rows upon rows of home movies or the latest big-money motion pictures. Unfortunately, those simpler times have come and gone, but hopefully, the memories don’t have to be gone as well! There are ways to convert VHS to DVD. The reality…

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In the world of photography and videography, there are many factors to consider when attempting to attain the highest quality image(s) possible.  While the average consumer tends to be fairly knowledgeable of the importance of zooming, focus, and shot composition, they are usually not aware of the cruciality of white balance and color balance.  The…

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One of the most important aspects of photography and videography (and oftentimes one of the most expensive) is lighting. Lighting defines your shot, for good or for bad, and the more control you have over your lighting, the better. In a studio setting, you have ample control over which lights are on, at what intensity,…

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In September, NCTV will be hosting our Second Annual Media Literacy Month. Throughout the month, we’ll have a variety of different events happening at the studio. Walk-in Technology Help is one of those events. Walk-In Technology Help will be occurring twice a week during the entire month. We’re always open to your questions about technology,…

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Since media platforms are ever-changing and evolving with new technology appearing on the regular, it can be challenging to keep up with all of the various connectors and cables associated with different formats and hardware.  For the average user, it’s easy to get tangled up and overwhelmed about what to use and when.  That’s why…

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For the past few years, NCTV has been offering Stop Motion Animation courses through the Norfolk Recreation Department and this summer is no different! We are almost finished with our July session and have another full session scheduled for August! This year, however, we’re stepping up our game and teaching a brand new program called…

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According to Wikipedia: “GarageBand is a software application for OS X and iOS that allows users to create music or podcasts.” At its very core, yes, that is what GarageBand is, but it can be so much more. If you have an Apple product, you may have come across GarageBand, but didn’t do anything but…

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