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What is the best way to save, store and back-up your personal photos and videos

I am often asked What is the best way to save, store and back-up your personal photos and videos? Firstly, you need to get your photos and videos and audio memories digitised, if they are not already in a digital format. Digital formats are the modern way to store media ...
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Video files above 4GB will not copy onto USB

Video files (link .mp4 files) have got bigger and bigger over the years. It is a common problem that if they are above 4GB, they will not copy onto a USB memory stick. If you find smaller files will copy, but those above 4GB will not, then the problem is ...
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video tapes

Digitise your memories in lockdown

If you have any spare time during lockdown it is a great opportunity to find all your old video and photo memories. Things like video tapes, photo albums, photos, slides or negatives. Video tapes VHS video tapes family photo albums photo albums slides 35mm negatives These can all be digitised ...
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How to watch your personal media on TV

If you have had your video tapes, cine film, photos, etc digitised then you can easily watch them on any modern smart TV. Smart TVs come with lots of wired sockets on the back, and the easiest to use is the USB socket. You can plug a USB memory stick ...
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History of Silicon Valley

Where would we be without micro chips / integrated circuits

The integrated circuit (or micro chip) allowed for the miniaturization of electronic devices, which makes most of our modern consumer electronic devices possible. The development of semiconductor microelectronics has been spectacular since the 1950s. Moore's Law 1970 to 2020 This graph above shows the growth in microchip transistor count from ...
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60 years since Sony released the world’s first transistor television

It’s been 60 years since Sony released the world’s first transistor television: the TV8-301. Here, it goes head-to-head with 2020’s ZH8 to see the drastic ways in which TV technology has evolved ...
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David Bowie unseen footage

Have you got any old cine film or video tape hidden away in your home or in your parents/grandparents home? You might be amazed at what is in these archives. Look at this recent find https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-leicestershire-51125250/david-bowie-unseen-footage-released-by-de-montfort-university Previously unseen footage of David Bowie recovered from a university archive has been released ...
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10 Year Anniversary for Personal Media Solutions business

On 1st Oct 2019 Personal Media Solutions will be 10 years old. I started this business with just an idea that many families have lots of non digital personal media (cine film, video tapes, photos, slides, negatives etc). This media is often stored in a cupboard or worse in the ...
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You will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory

"You will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory" so said Dr. Seuss. https://www.theodysseyonline.com/7-dr-seuss-quotes-to-live-by “You don’t know what you got till it’s gone.” These are the truthful lyrics that we enjoy singing along to for the rhythm, but when’s the last time you actually stopped ...
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8k TVs are more awesome than 4k but dont buy them yet

Both the idea and physical examples of 8K TVs have been around for more than a couple years so far. Even when the first mass market 4K televisions started to pick up some serious traction, major brands like Sony and others soon started showcasing concept models with stunning 8K resolution, ...
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Reel to Reel, Lost Sid James interview

Reel to Reel - Before the days of smart phones, MP3 players, CDs etc most audio was recorded and stored on magnetic tape. Professionals and keen amateurs tended to used "Reel to Reel" tape machines. An example of a rare reel to reel find was reported by the BBC on 9th ...
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Secure https website

https website - Personal Media Solutions now has a secure https website. Secure https websites are needed when any confidential details are entered. The secure https websites encrypts the data send to and from it. Up until now most small businesses have not needed this security. However, this may be ...
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