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GNC-2012-08-20 #792 Stacation Report



Had a nice Stacation to recharge the batteries, but caught a bug instead :) Have a great line up for you on today’s show enjoy and thanks for being part of the Ohana.

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China Apple Gadget Leaks.
Demonoid Domain URL.


HD Skype Podcasting Solution with Tricaster



Over the past 10 years, I have been very successful in incorporating Skype into my various podcasts. Earlier this year I upgraded my windows based 2 channel SD Skype solution to one that is HD Mac-based. I have depicted the solution I am currently using. Be aware that my end goal was to always have the guest appear full screen in my video production and not just filmed on the monitor. For those shows that want to simply focus a camera on the monitor, you can eliminate a large portion of this design.

I have a two-channel solution, so you would need to double the gear shown here to have two people participate. You can easily utilize a different video ingestion system. I happen to use a Tricaster TC1 for my studio.  Some content creators use a Video capture card from Blackmagic design to ingest the Skype video into their system for use with something like Wirecast.

Feel free to copy the design or improve upon it. If you do improve upon the design be sure to leave a comment on what you did to improve the design.

Gear as Shown:
Mac Mini (Base Model)($599.00)
EBTECH Hum Eliminator ($80.00)
Mackie Mixer (Any Mixer with Mix Minus will work)
Atlona HDMI Distribution Amplifier ($299.00)
HP Monitor ($265.00)
Black Magic Design HDMI to SDI Converter ($295.00)
Tricaster 860 or Other Video Ingest Card / System
(New) Magwell SDI – USB Video Capture Dongle

Note: When the Internet connection is slow, and I have two guests sharing the same Internet connection sometimes the Skype Video reverts to SD this is Skype’s way of throttling to keep the video quality up. I  only push SD video back to the guest to preserve bandwidth.


Example of HD Skype Video Recorded on Master Recording.

Update: January 2020 the easiest solution today is using a Rodecaster to integrate with Skype if you are doing Audio only. You can still record your interview with the Video on and just capture the Audio recording.


GNC-2012-08-09 #789 Google Death Benefit



I found an incredible story today about a benefit Google pays to anyone that dies while working at Google. Simply incredible benefit. As we march to show 800 I find myself reflecting where we have come over these past 8 years.. Thanks for being part of the Ohana!

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MPAA recruits surrogates.
Demonoid Bust.
BitTorrent Throttling.
What would you give up to keep your Internet connection?
The Future predicted 25 years ago!
Google – Apple – Love – Hate?
Another – Girls Around me!
Is your Neighbor a Democrat App. (Listener Submitted)


GNC-2012-07-30 #786 Take Two!



Well nothing like a major equipment malfunction to get me to record the first 5 minutes twice.. It was better the second time anyway so enjoy as it is all the same to you on this tape delay ;)

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GNC-2012-07-26 #785 Smart Trashcan



I have a treat for the video audience at the very end of the show after the credits. Big thank you to our new insiders, and our new prize winner tonight who scored Lot 7. Consider becoming an insider here at GNC.

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Alien Solar System Like Ours.
Cheap 175 Degree Display.
YouTube Video of Screen.
Gear Bag #1
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New American 1st Class Seats.


GNC-2012-07-23 #784 Back in the Zone



Nice to be back into a rhythm with the show being home here in Hawaii. So much of this year so far has been consumed by travel that its nice to be back in the zone and has let me focus on some of the aspects of the show that I have been missing. Hope you enjoy today’s show packed with content.

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GNC-2012-07-12 #781 Value for Value



This show is packed with great tech commentary become a insider or email the show to become eligible for prizes giveaways.

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60 Inch Flexible OLED?
New Reporter Works for Free?
Viacom vs DirecTV.