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My favourite USB battery power Pack

This is the excellent USB power pack I use when I travel.

2 x 2.1amp outputs. 8400mAh capacity.

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What SD CARD should I buy?

If you want an SD Card for your camera - these are the ones I use and recommend. 

I'd strongly recommend not to buy any SD cards off ebay - I've heard about too many issues with counterfeit cards - often sold on by unwitting resellers. My inbox regularly gets messages from people who bought a £150 camera then cheaped out and bought a £3 memory card on ebay - Then when it doesn't worth they blame the camera! It doesn't make any sense. Good memory is cheaper than it's ever been - see the links above.

A lot of HD cameras will not work properly with cards larger than 32GB (cards over 32GB are usually SDXC rather than the SDHC standard used by 32GB cards. SDXC cards use the ex-FAT system rather than FAT32 - in short they are a different standard). - so don't just buy the biggest card you can afford - read the specs in the manual to see what it accepts.

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RECOMMENDED CARDS (for action cams - see dashcams below)

CLASS 10 UHS-1 CARDS (For HD Cameras)

 

U3 CARD (For 4K cameras)

 

 

SPECIAL DASHCAM CARDS

The SD card in a dashcam is re-written over, more frequently than in other types of cameras. Some manufacturers void their guarantee if an SD card was used in a dashcam. So, no surprise, there are special High Endurance SD cards made just for dashcams...here's some.

 

 

VERY IMPORTANT. These links take you to the product, however Amazon have three different ways of selling. There's Amazon Direct - This means that you are only dealing with Amazon themselves, then there's other sellers that use Amazon's facilities - these show as Fulfilled By Amazon and finally there's Market Place sellers that advertise on Amazon, but operate independently.  I strongly recommend that you only use the first...the Amazon Direct - Sold By Amazon option. Even if it appears that you are paying a couple of £/$ more it is more than likely you are comparing the price of a real item against the price of a fake.

To give you an idea of the extent of the fake goods problem. In a 2016 survey by Apple - 90% of the 'Apple' chargers sold through Amazon - using the other the two methods..which includes the "Fulfilled by Amazon" option -  were found to be counterfeit....90%! 

            

 
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Thursday
Aug172017

Odditapes : Rare & Unusual Tapes

In this video I show a few rare or unusual tapes I've collected over the years.  

By clicking the following links you can view my earlier videos on Sony NT and Philips DCC . 
 
The DCC Museum can be found here: http://dccmuseum.com
The new Jeremy Heiden DCC (& MD) can be bought here: http://www.digitalcompactcassette.com/

 

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Reader Comments (4)

Hello,

Great video as always. But my comment is about this Gunship Gold Cassette that you show during the video.

I'm a big fan of them and were never able to get one of those. Do you have any idea where I could get one? Or maybe would you be willing to trade yours?

Anyway keep up the good work I never miss one of your videos when you make a new release ;)

Regards.
Dominique

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDominique

Fabulous, really interesting- would be very happy to see more like this!

On a related matter, I remember seeing in the 1960s in the UK a type of dictation machine where the recording was made onto a reusable disk like a flexible gramophone record. With a school friend we tried to make some recordings, but the quality was terrible, the existing recording could be heard through the new one. Maybe we weren't using it properly. I wonder if you have come across one of these?

August 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRoland

I have one stored in the attic. I've yet to test it, but if it works it will be featured in a future video at some point.

August 17, 2017 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

@Dominique I bought mine from here in October 2016 https://postpoprecords.bandcamp.com/album/gunship
It's something I'd really like to hang on to.

August 17, 2017 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

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