Posts Tagged ‘samsung galaxy camera’

Illuminated Riveboat Procession and Red Cross Fair ,Nakhon Phanom,Thailand,2013 Video Roundup

ilum-boatI was in Nakhon Phanom from the 12 through the 19th of Ocober for the Illuminated Riveboat Procession and Red Cross Fair. Having been in Thailand, specifically Isaa, Northeast Thailand for nearly 19 years I wa able to occupy myself and enjoy the time If I had arrived having read the Tourism Authority of Thailand propaganda expecting a or 9 day experience I would have felt totally cheated Most of what I shot was Live Broadcasting via twitcasting, but I also put together a number of YouTube videos along with a final video of my comments about the Illuminated Riveboat Procession and Red Cross Fair I shot some of the video using a Samsung Galaxy Camera, which provided some outstanding video of work on the Illuminated Boats Here is a look compiling it all using Storify I hope you enjoy.If it does not open below click here

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Live Broadcasting,Illuminated Boat Procession and Red Cross Fair,Nakhon Phanom,Thailand

With my Samsung Galaxy Camera I am able to shoot HD Video 1920×1080 and zoom to more than 400mm. Them comes the task of uploading to YouTube or wherever from Thailand.. I have had a 5 minute video take more than an hour to upload, so it can be quite problematic Even a video shot at a resolution of  320×240 can be torture to upload when on the road. So what is the solution? Here in Thailand some of the live broadcasting options are blocked and some have tons of advertising, The best solution I have found to date is Twitcasting. It allows me up to 30 minutes per episode and with a good connection O can produce video up to 10fps When broadcast speed fall below 3 or 4 fps the video quality pretty much gets useless. As in all Android Applications you cannot zoom while using it…. (more…)

Illuminated Boat Procession and Red Cross Fair and Google and the Geezer and Android Adventure in Northeast Thailand

I have now been in Nakhon Phanom for 7 days for the  Illuminated Boat Procession and Red Cross Fair, 12 to 20 October 2013. If I did not guess that this was a Tourism Authority of Thailand scam I would be really pissed off The 12th through 14th 1  Illuminated Boat travveled out for people to see. From the 12th throught the 1th it is the same 2 small boats alernating nights, The are no OTOP, Isaan Cultural products on hand to speak of. Years ago evenings saw historical and cultural presentations, those are gone. The 15th, the first day of boat races saw only the samll. village 1- man boats and that started an hour late due to VIPness. The 16th longboat races started an hour late, with a boat capsizing due to more VIPness. We will see what the next 2 days brings, but I am not expecting much if anything..

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In the Scaffolding of an Illuminated Boat, Nakhon Phanom,Thailand

nkp-13This video shows an Illuminated Boat being lit as close up as possible using my Samsung Galaxy Camera and should be viewed full screen.I have been posting photos and stories about the goings on at the Illuminated Boat Procession and Red Cross Fair in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand for a few days now and have beenn receiving questions and comments about the same So far I have found the Tourism Authority of Thailand advertesment the the fair starts on the 12th pretty much a fallacy as little is actually The boat races start on the 15th and the Illuminated Boat Procession and Parade takes place on the 19th While  there are no shortage of booths selling bric-a-brac, and associated Chinese junk Everyone selling the same food and watching the folks pass by, not buy…

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Isaan Dance at the Opening Ceremony for the of Junior Encyclopedia Library.Kalasin

or The Show Must Go On as the rains fell and then the sky opened, then the sun came out and then the rains fell the young performers followed the creed and danced on much to the appreciation of the Lions Club members attendees and to  H.E. Air Vice Marshal  Kamthon Sindhavananda a member of the l to the King in Thailand who was on hand to present awards and perform the official opening of Junior Encyclopedia Library at the Commercial College in Kalasin. I in the midst of trying to keep my equipment dry, and by that I mean the Samsung Galaxy Camera and Samsung Note. And me without a tripod. No I was not under the influence of anything but too much zoom power in a handheld camera. But the point of the video is the young folks who had the chance of a lifetime to perform for a member of the privy council………..
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Google and the Geezer, an Android Adventure in Northeast, Thailand

6-29-12I have been publishing Google and the Geezer, an Android Adventure in Northeast, Thailand episodes for some time now and thought it an idea to storify the first dozen. I also have been super busy the past few weeks, but do not dispare new episodes are right around the corner. I do continue to scour the web and youtube to get answers to my questions but all I find are canned reviews and advertising and selling, Still no answere to my Samsung Galaxy Camera questions and more and more applications appearing without much in the way of review. And here is an update as we speak I am getting Ubuntu Linux installed into an old netbook, so not to fear you can come along as I sort through new and exciting stuff in Northeast Thailand.

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Wat Norawararam วัดนรวราราม Nong Sung Mukdahan and More in Northeast Thailand

Wat Norawararam วัดนรวราราม Buddhism in Kalasin Northeast Thailand

Wat Norawararam วัดนรวราราม Nong Sung Mukdahan 49160, Thailand surveyed by “The Culture and art Centere” at Khon Kaen University is located just off route 12 between Somdet and…Continue reading


24.09.12 what’s Happenin’ in Northeast Thailand

Well it looks like the rainy season was a non event and there could well be some drought damage to the rice crop which may or may not be documented by Thailand’s Nearly English Language Dailies…Continue reading


Samsung Galaxy Camera First look from Northeast Thailand

The camera arrived by way of TNT delivery just before noon, overnight service from Bangkok. I found it odd that it had flown into Khon Kaen for delivery in Sakon Nakhon, but such is Thailand. It was…Continue reading


Does Anything Affect Tourism In Thailand?

Little Impact On Thailand Tourism We now have floods in the south of Thailand, Koh Samui Airport closed and damaged, but according to the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT), there will only be limited…Continue reading


Just another Isaan Moment from Northeast Thailand on 04.12.12

click on title to view the whole post On the left Ajahn Thate a senior disciple of Ajahn Mun. His was the 1st funeral I attended in Thailand in January of 1996 at Wat Hin Mahk Paeng in Nong Khai…Continue reading


Episode 13 Google and the Geezer, an Android Adventure in Northeast, Thailand

This week we look at two completely different applications. Snapspeed a photo editing and manipulating application and at Google Earth the Android edition. Snapspeed is what I call an all purpose  Photo app it will do everything from auto-correct to, grunge filter to tilt shift and make frames. When I first looked at it on my Samsung Note I almost deleted it straight away, but once in the Asus Transformer my 65 year old eyes could sort it out and it makes sense. You slide yoou finfer up and down to choose the option and from left to right for the amount. There is a graph along the bottom that gives you another visual. The only thing it does not have is an option for text. I tested the Auto correct feature with some photos and it is one of the best I have seen. It is the first photo application that I have found in 2 years that I will use. Give it a try it is free
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Episode XII Google and the Geezer, an Andoid Adventure in Northeast, Thailand

This episode was going to be more about the Samsung Galaxy Camera and GPS issues, but the look at Google Maps and checking in took up all the time for this episode, I took the picture on the left some time after shooting the video and as you can see nird nest never got uploaded. I don’t know if anyone else has encountered the same problem, but I see people that I communicate check in so they are either ticking along or running into the same thing I am with Google Maps in Android.
Using the Samsung Note for the checkins helps to ensure that I have a good GPS fix, as well as what I see when maps searches for places nearby. I have got a good fix. I have followed all the steps. If I am missing something someone please tell me. There seems to be no method to this madness.
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