Lamination now at Studio 300

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Scotch Laminator

Need something laminated?  Studio 300 can help you.  We just added the Scotch TL901C to our inventory.

This device can laminate up to an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet in less than two minutes. The cost is $1.00 per sheet. If you need to laminate something smaller, we can help you trim it to size with our cutter.  Stop by Studio 300 when you need lamination services.

 

More 4k video at Studio 300

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Xiaomi Yi 4K Action Camera

The Yi Action Camera is very impressive. It boasts 4K UHD and 2.5K Video at 30 fps, 1080p up to 120 fps / 720p up to 240 fps, and 12MP Photos with 30 fps Burst Mode. Other features include an ultra wide angle lens (with in-camera lens distortion correction), electronic image stabilization, dual-band Wi-Fi & Bluetooth connectivity and video / photo time-lapse modes.  The video and stills captured by the Yi are spectacular!

One of the best features of the Yi is the 2.19″ LCD touchscreen on the back of the camera.  Unlike other action cameras, you can view, review, and change settings via the touchscreen.

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Yi Action Camera Touchscreen

This item will soon be available in Studio 300.

Wildlife Photography

wildOn October 4th, 2016  at 6:30 p.m., photographer Mike Smith comes to Fountaindale Public Library to share his knowledge and experience. Since 1985 Mike Smith has been creating stunning imagery through his photographic skills. Your pre-safari workshop will consist of instruction on how to achieve stunning wildlife images. You will learn tips and tricks—such as how to work with fences and glass that come between you and the animals—to improve your composition for shots taken in both the wild and zoo environments.

You don’t have to be a pro to learn, anyone with an interest in photography will benefit from this informative workshop. Registration is open for this event. Sign-up today!

4K GoPro at Studio 300

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GoPro Hero4 Black Edition

If you’re looking for a small action camera that can capture video at 4K/UHD (3,840 pixels wide by 2,160 pixels high), it doesn’t get  much better than the GoPro Hero4 Black.  The captured video is nothing less than stunning.

The Hero4 is capable of 4K30, 2.7K60 and 1080p120 video, 720p240 video for super slow-motion, and 12MP photos at up to 30 frames per second.  Other features include ProTune recording, time lapse photo, integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It’s also waterproof to 130 feet (with case).

Stop by Studio 300 and check out the Hero4 for up to three days. You will be amazed at what this camera can do.

Stories Matter

campgardenWrite your novel in 30 days! How? Other writers-people just like you!-from around the globe do just that as part of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

The official event begins in November, but this April you may dip your toe into the waters with a lighter “writer’s retreat” known as Camp NaNoWriMo right here at Fountaindale Public Library.

Camp NaNoWriMo is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel. Is that you? Sign-up today and join us for the program on these three dates:

All three programs will be at the Fountaindale Public Library, in Studio 300.Camper

BTW: Fountaindale Public Library will be hosting the November NaNoWriMo event, too. Sign-up for this Spring “taste” and see where your writing might take you. Then, get ready for the Fall!

Top 5 Best Video Android Apps

VideoAppsTo continue with Studio 300 in Your Pocket app recommendations, here are the top five Video Apps for Android devices. Click the image to the left for details. These are the best video creating, editing, and playing apps for those times when you can’t get to Studio 300. Search for them on your favorite Android app platform.

Get a list of best overall apps here.

Sharing part of YouTube videos

StarWarsHere’s how to share only part of a longer YouTube video. This trick is perfect for when you want others to start viewing at a certain point. First, go to the YouTube video you wish to share and pause it at the desired start time. It’s best to do this on the actual YouTube site. Next, click Share on the bottom left of the video information.  Then, check the “Start at” box in the bottom left corner of the video player. YouTube will update the link (the highlighted one above the “Start at” check box). Copy and paste that link anywhere (e-mail, social media, etc.) and when someone clicks the link, their video will start at that point.

You might want to try this with the Jump to Lightspeed videos from our Star Wars Celebration.



 

National 3D Printing Day

assembledA few weeks ago the Studio 300 Makerbot 3D printer was busy with a large patron project – printing the segments to the Key to Time from the original Doctor Who series, starring the Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker. There were six pieces in all.

“I was very happy with how these 3D prints turned out,” our patron told us later. “But give proper credit for the designs, done by a person who goes by ‘Dalex.'”

Here’s the process that resulted in the finished model: “I converted the SketchUp models to STL and brought them to the Studio.  There we scaled the model down to about 83% so it would fit onto the print bed.  100% scale was right on the edge of the print bed so scaling was a good idea.”segments

“Next, I created a quick stand out of card board so that the pieces would stay together for display.  There’s some slight warping to some of the points of the segments.  I’ll either file it down or try to bend it back a bit with a heat gun.  It’s very slight but just enough to create small little gaps.  Eventually I’ll print a 3D version of the stand to go along with the Key, but I have to model it first!”

Join us for National 3D Print Day on December 3 in Studio 300 and learn more about this exciting technology.
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Scan old MOVIES in Studio 300

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Retro – 8 Scanning System

We’re happy to announce that Studio 300 acquired the Retro-8 film scanning system that let’s you scan and convert your regular 8mm & Super 8 film (home movies!) to digital movie files.  The system is quite slick and the results will put a smile on your face. The image quality is simply amazing. The Retro-8 has several adjustments for color, exposure, and grain removal to help bring your movies back to life.

Finished scans are in the MOV format so they will play on any computer. You can upload and share finished files on a site like YouTube and/or transfer it to DVD, too.

Have a box of old movies? Stop by Studio 300 and we’ll help you get started converting and preserving all of those old memories.

Here’s the latest episode of 300 Seconds in Studio 300 with Jeffrey and Joe discussing our film scanner. Got five minutes? Click play and listen in.

Want to learn this technology? Join us for two free classes:

Sign-up today!