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Mac Pro 4.1 SATA III SSD Upgrade (OWC Accelsior S)
 
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Learn how to upgrade your Mac Pro with a fast SATA III SSD using the OWC Accelsior S PCIe card. Part 0 - Introduction ➜ https://youtu.be/lJF-rffIyq0 Part 1 - Bluetooth ➜ https://youtu.be/d9xPvreK8tg Part 2 - High Sierra ➜ https://youtu.be/ecWEhbtvXHk Part 3 - SATAIII SSD ➜ https://youtu.be/2gqkGPidI84 Part 4 - Radeon RX560 ➜ https://youtu.be/UoV4I-FlYdw Part 5 - Memory ➜ https://youtu.be/1XYNqfnu4UA Part 6 - CPU ➜ https://youtu.be/8cVhURcpi64 Part 7 - macOS Mojave ➜ https://youtu.be/uKAJCuWtp4Y Part 8 - Radeon RX580 ➜ https://youtu.be/Dv73HrnsNkw NEW *Part 9 - NVMe SSD ➜ https://youtu.be/A8hPC_DDq6Q NEW *Part 10 - Fan Replacement ➜ https://youtu.be/fBiIJami8v0 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Parts used to upgrade my Mac Pro. Tools- Hey key on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/wuTi Thermal paste on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/bLl0EYf ArctiClean on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/ZECebDg USED- Mac Pro 4.1 on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2zs7p49 Xeon CPU on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2O8ORhC RAM 24GB 1333Mhz on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2O9iorr NEW- Bluetooth antenna on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/ajdXyMo Bluetooth cable on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/VJIA71 SATA III card on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/Dn7i Samsung SSD on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/ePsJ Graphics card on Amazon➜ http://geni.us/oDXp Graphics power cable on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2QWy27Z --------------------------------------------------------------------------- In this tutorial, I show you how to install a new 1TB Samsung 860EVO in your old Mac Pro 4.1 or 5.1 using a PCIe card from Other World Computing. While the Mac Pros produced from 2009 to 2012 only support SATA 2, there is a way to enjoy the full speed of modern solid state disk drives by using a PCI express card such as the OWC Accelsior S. Of course, you can connect any SSD to one of the six SATA 2 ports in your mac pro, but it will give you only half the speed. To avoid this bottleneck I decided to use a PCIe card that supports SATA 3, then plug in my 860EVO, and install High Sierra on that disk. So far the performance increase is very noticeable because the OWC card has doubled my read and write speeds. Which is especially nice if you are doing data-intensive tasks such as video editing. My impressions are that the SSD in combination with the faster SATA speed pushes data real fast into my 24GB of memory. Once there the system can perform all needed computations at blazingly fast speeds. Overal, the Mac Pro has been a massive performance increase compared to my old iMac. Yes, I only record and edit footage in 1080p, so for full HD, I can definitely recommend this setup. Since I shoot all my footage on Canon cameras, and since my Display is only HD, I have not made the switch to 4K yet. Other than that, I could not be happier with this configuration. Keep in mind that a new iMac only comes with a fusion drive and that prices for 32GB of memory can easily reach $700 if you spec out the system. Buying an old Mac Pro is, therefore, a budget option, in my case, I am very happy with this choice!
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Apple Mac Pro 4.1 in 2018 - Still Worth It?
 
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More and more people ask the question, is an old Mac Pro 4.1 still worth it in 2018? Discover why in this 6 part tutorial series! Part 0 - Introduction ➜ https://youtu.be/lJF-rffIyq0 Part 1 - Bluetooth ➜ https://youtu.be/d9xPvreK8tg Part 2 - High Sierra ➜ https://youtu.be/ecWEhbtvXHk Part 3 - SATAIII SSD ➜ https://youtu.be/2gqkGPidI84 Part 4 - Radeon RX560 ➜ https://youtu.be/UoV4I-FlYdw Part 5 - Memory ➜ https://youtu.be/1XYNqfnu4UA Part 6 - CPU ➜ https://youtu.be/8cVhURcpi64 Part 7 - macOS Mojave ➜ https://youtu.be/uKAJCuWtp4Y Part 8 - Radeon RX580 ➜ https://youtu.be/Dv73HrnsNkw NEW *Part 9 - NVMe SSD ➜ https://youtu.be/A8hPC_DDq6Q NEW *Part 10 - Fan Replacement ➜ https://youtu.be/fBiIJami8v0 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Parts used to upgrade my Mac Pro. Tools- Hey key on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/wuTi Thermal paste on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/bLl0EYf ArctiClean on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/ZECebDg USED- Mac Pro 4.1 on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2zs7p49 Xeon CPU on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2O8ORhC RAM 24GB 1333Mhz on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2O9iorr NEW- Bluetooth antenna on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/ajdXyMo Bluetooth cable on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/VJIA71 SATA III card on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/Dn7i Samsung SSD on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/ePsJ Graphics card on Amazon➜ http://geni.us/oDXp Graphics power cable on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2QWy27Z --------------------------------------------------------------------------- The old Mac Pro 4.1 and 5.1 recently seem to have experienced a resurgence in popularity. But why? Does it still make economic sense to invest in such old machines? After all the 4.1 Mac Pro hit the market in early 2009, so these computers are almost 10 years old! Discover in this step by step tutorial series, how I bought a cheap Mac Pro on eBay and upgraded it to be ready for 2018 and beyond. It is surprising to many people how well these old computers perform after a few upgrades. Personally, I noticed that buying used parts such as memory and CPU can deliver an amazing value for the price. Remember that these machines used to cost thousands of dollars, e.g. $3500, and today you can pick them up for as low as $350, or 10% of the original price. In my case, I did pay a little extra, $450, and bought from a company that buys, inspects, and then resells macs. For the premium price, I got the guarantee that the system would be ok, and that I can return it if I find any flaws. Now fast forward to part 6, where I do the CPU upgrade, the Intel Xeon stock CPU had a recommended sales price of about $300, according to the Intel website. However, the upgraded one, which I also bought used on eBay, for $60, had a recommended price of over $1400!!! Same goes for the memory, just look at how much you have to pay if you want to spec out and mac, new on the apple website, and you will know what I mean. Instead, I just picked up old used server memory, 24GB did only cost me about $80, and last time I checked upgrading a 27” iMac for example with 32GB costs about $600. Of course, it is not an exact comparison, since modern macs use DDR4 instead of DDR3 memory, but I doubt this makes such a big difference. In any case, I encourage you to use the navigation above to jump to the tutorial parts that interest you! My opinion is that the 2009 to 2012 mac pro is still good, providing you are willing to put in a little work and upgrade some of the hardware.
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How to Fix Apple Mac Pro Bluetooth issue!
 
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Learn how to fix your Mac Pro 4.1, and 5.1 poor Bluetooth reception issue. Part 0 - Introduction ➜ https://youtu.be/lJF-rffIyq0 Part 1 - Bluetooth ➜ https://youtu.be/d9xPvreK8tg Part 2 - High Sierra ➜ https://youtu.be/ecWEhbtvXHk Part 3 - SATAIII SSD ➜ https://youtu.be/2gqkGPidI84 Part 4 - Radeon RX560 ➜ https://youtu.be/UoV4I-FlYdw Part 5 - Memory ➜ https://youtu.be/1XYNqfnu4UA Part 6 - CPU ➜ https://youtu.be/8cVhURcpi64 Part 7 - macOS Mojave ➜ https://youtu.be/uKAJCuWtp4Y Part 8 - Radeon RX580 ➜ https://youtu.be/Dv73HrnsNkw NEW *Part 9 - NVMe SSD ➜ https://youtu.be/A8hPC_DDq6Q NEW *Part 10 - Fan Replacement ➜ https://youtu.be/fBiIJami8v0 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Parts used to upgrade my Mac Pro. Tools- Hey key on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/wuTi Thermal paste on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/bLl0EYf ArctiClean on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/ZECebDg USED- Mac Pro 4.1 on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2zs7p49 Xeon CPU on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2O8ORhC RAM 24GB 1333Mhz on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2O9iorr NEW- Bluetooth antenna on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/ajdXyMo Bluetooth cable on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/VJIA71 SATA III card on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/Dn7i Samsung SSD on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/ePsJ Graphics card on Amazon➜ http://geni.us/oDXp Graphics power cable on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2QWy27Z --------------------------------------------------------------------------- More and more people buy old Mac Pro computers on eBay, only to discover that there can be some known issues with these old machines. One that immediately stood out to me was the poor Bluetooth reception. In fact, my magic mouse would sometimes be sluggish, the further I would go away from my mac pro the worse it would become. Luckily there is an easy fix to improve Bluetooth connectivity, just install an external antenna and everything will work fine! You will need a PCI IPX/u.FL to RP-SMA cable, and a standard Wifi antenna. Note that both Bluetooth and Wifi are transmitting in the 2.4 GHz range, so you can use a Wifi antenna to boost your Bluetooth signal strength. Overall I found this to be a particularly easy fix, just swap a cable and use the external antenna.
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GPU Upgrade for Early 2009 Mac Pro (Radeon RX560, RX580)
 
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Learn how to upgrade the GPU in an early 2009 Mac Pro with a new Radeon RX560 or RX580. Part 0 - Introduction ➜ https://youtu.be/lJF-rffIyq0 Part 1 - Bluetooth ➜ https://youtu.be/d9xPvreK8tg Part 2 - High Sierra ➜ https://youtu.be/ecWEhbtvXHk Part 3 - SATAIII SSD ➜ https://youtu.be/2gqkGPidI84 Part 4 - Radeon RX560 ➜ https://youtu.be/UoV4I-FlYdw Part 5 - Memory ➜ https://youtu.be/1XYNqfnu4UA Part 6 - CPU ➜ https://youtu.be/8cVhURcpi64 Part 7 - macOS Mojave ➜ https://youtu.be/uKAJCuWtp4Y Part 8 - Radeon RX580 ➜ https://youtu.be/Dv73HrnsNkw NEW *Part 9 - NVMe SSD ➜ https://youtu.be/A8hPC_DDq6Q NEW *Part 10 - Fan Replacement ➜ https://youtu.be/fBiIJami8v0 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please be mindful of the graphics card power draw because the Mac Pro provides: • PCI Slot = 75 Watt • PCI AUX A = 75 Watt • PCI AUX B = 75 Watt Case A: Use the "mini 6pin to 6pin" for a total of 150 watts available ➜ https://ebay.to/2QWy27Z Case B: Use the "dual mini 6pin to 8pin" for a total of 225 watts ➜ https://ebay.to/2zN23QJ ### Case A - Low Power Cards ### • Sapphire Pulse RX560 (11267-20) = 75 Watt ➜ http://geni.us/496emt • MSI Aero RX560 (ITX OC) = 60 Watt ➜ http://geni.us/5V0VD3 ### Case B - High Power Cards ### • Sapphire Special Edition RX580 (11265-21) = 250 Watt* • Sapphire Nitro+ RX580 (11265-01) = 235 Watt* • Sapphire Pulse RX580 (11265-05) = 225 Watt ➜ http://geni.us/rX6mx • MSI Vega56 AirBoost (8G OC) = 210 Watt ➜ http://geni.us/hf7Wge *Always go to your card manufactures website, and use the exact model number (SKU) to identify the power draw. Because even if the card has the same chip, power draw can sometimes vary due to the card's memory, and or chip clock speed. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- One of the major benefits of the Mac Pro 4.1 and 5.1 is that you can easily replace the old graphics card with a new one. Personally, I did pick the RX560 because it only uses 75watts of power, and therefore keeps the system much cooler. For people who like to play games, the Radeon RX580 would be the better choice since it has about twice the performance of the RX560. But this also comes at a cost, the faster RX580 can sometimes cost $300 or more, while the RX560 is sometimes available for as low as $100. I also noticed that under macOS, using Steam, gaming performance seems to be lower than under Windows 10. But for most people who use a Mac Pro, gaming will probably not be the priority. If your goal is to have a halfway decent system for video editing, and occasional gaming, then the RX560 should work just fine. Maybe one day, if my budget allows for it, I will try the Sapphire RX580 or even the VEAG, but for now, the low-end card seems to be just fine. The only thing you may want to stay away from is the RX550, since it may not work, and also has a poorer price value ration compared to the RX560. All in all, I noticed a massive increase in responsiveness when using my system compared to the very old Nvidia stock graphics card. If you have an old Mac Pro, or if you are considering buying one on eBay, I would definitely recommend upgrading the graphics card as well. Of course, you could install newer Nvidia models as well, but since the Radeon RX series, seems to be supported by macOS High Sierra natively, it appears to be the easiest choice.
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Mac Pro 4.1 and 5.1 Bootable NVMe SSD Upgrade (Mojave Fresh Install)
 
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Learn how to upgrade your Mac Pro with a bootable NVMe SSD and Mojave. Part 1a - Samsung 970 EVO on Amazon ➜ https://geni.us/TdDFSpi Part 1b - Unboxing ➜ (3:55min) Part 2a - Install ➜ (7:04min) Part 2b - Bootable Install Media ➜ (8:30min) Part 2c - Reboot & Fresh Install ➜ (15:42min) Part 3a - Performance - 970 EVO ➜ (19:36min) Part 3b - Performance - Disk Speed ➜ (20:59min) Part 3c - Performance - Heat Development ➜ (23:05min) Part 3d - Performance - Video Editing ➜ (25:32min) Part 4 - Summary ➜ (29:39min) # Tutorial Series # Old Mac Pro - Still Worth It? Part 0 - Introduction ➜ https://youtu.be/lJF-rffIyq0 Part 1 - Bluetooth ➜ https://youtu.be/d9xPvreK8tg Part 2 - High Sierra ➜ https://youtu.be/ecWEhbtvXHk Part 3 - SATAIII SSD ➜ https://youtu.be/2gqkGPidI84 Part 4 - Radeon RX560 ➜ https://youtu.be/UoV4I-FlYdw Part 5 - Memory ➜ https://youtu.be/1XYNqfnu4UA Part 6 - CPU ➜ https://youtu.be/8cVhURcpi64 Part 7 - macOS Mojave ➜ https://youtu.be/uKAJCuWtp4Y Part 8 - Radeon RX580 ➜ https://youtu.be/Dv73HrnsNkw NEW *Part 9 - NVMe SSD ➜ https://youtu.be/A8hPC_DDq6Q NEW *Part 10 - Fan Replacement ➜ https://youtu.be/fBiIJami8v0 More and more people want to upgrade their Mac Pro with a fast off the shelf NVMe. While macOS High Sierra and the initial release of macOS Mojave did not come with NVMe boot support, Apple eventually included a Boot ROM update in their subsequent releases. macOS versions: • High Sierra (Boot ROM MP51.0089.B00) - NO • Mojave 10.14. (Boot ROM 138.0.0.0.0) - NO • Mojave 10.14.1 (Boot ROM 140.0.0.0.0) - YES • Mojave 10.14.2 (Boot ROM 140.0.0.0.0) - YES • Mojave 10.14.3 (Boot ROM 140.0.0.0.0) - YES • Mojave 10.14.4 (Boot ROM 141.0.0.0.0) - YES* (currently for developers only) After watching this tutorial you will know how to create a bootable install media, and do a fresh install of Mojave directly onto your new NVMe drive. If you are unsure, please back up your data before going through to this process, or pull out your old drive before starting the install. You can easily do the Boot ROM update by downloading the installer from the App Store and starting it if you still have an older version the installer should offer you to update. Please compare your current version by going to, -About This Mac, -System Report, -Boot ROM Version While I like to create a bootable installer for Mojave, e.g. on a USB stick or hard drive, technically this step is optional. More here: ➜ https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201372 Also keep in mind that a normal adapter card only uses 4x lanes, compared to more pricy raid cards with PCIe switch: PCIe 2.0 ~ 20 GT/s (4x Lane) PCIe 2.0 ~ 40 GT/s* (8x Lane) PCIe 2.0 ~ 80 GT/s* (16x Lane) Here two examples: 4x Lane card on Amazon ➜ https://geni.us/gbA5bz 16x Lane card on Amazon ➜ https://geni.us/9Gc0F Overall I am very happy that Apple included the NVMe boot support for these faster drives. Doing a fresh install was easy, as I have done it multiple times by now. Looking forward trying one of these faster raid cards later this year with my Mac Pro, because some viewers have already reported blazingly fast speeds of around 5000 MB/s read-write, which is excellent for 4K video editing. But even with the normal 4x lane card, everything is working very good so far, although I am currently only editing 1080p footage. Hope this was useful, all the best for your upgrades!
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Apple Mac Pro 4.1 CPU Upgrade Guide | 6 Core Xeon X5675
 
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Learn how to get the most out of your old Mac Pro by upgrading to a faster 6 Core Xeon processor. Part 0 - Introduction ➜ https://youtu.be/lJF-rffIyq0 Part 1 - Bluetooth ➜ https://youtu.be/d9xPvreK8tg Part 2 - High Sierra ➜ https://youtu.be/ecWEhbtvXHk Part 3 - SATAIII SSD ➜ https://youtu.be/2gqkGPidI84 Part 4 - Radeon RX560 ➜ https://youtu.be/UoV4I-FlYdw Part 5 - Memory ➜ https://youtu.be/1XYNqfnu4UA Part 6 - CPU ➜ https://youtu.be/8cVhURcpi64 Part 7 - macOS Mojave ➜ https://youtu.be/uKAJCuWtp4Y Part 8 - Radeon RX580 ➜ https://youtu.be/Dv73HrnsNkw NEW *Part 9 - NVMe SSD ➜ https://youtu.be/A8hPC_DDq6Q NEW *Part 10 - Fan Replacement ➜ https://youtu.be/fBiIJami8v0 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Parts used to upgrade my Mac Pro. Tools- Hey key on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/wuTi Thermal paste on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/bLl0EYf ArctiClean on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/ZECebDg USED- Mac Pro 4.1 on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2zs7p49 Xeon CPU on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2O8ORhC RAM 24GB 1333Mhz on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2O9iorr NEW- Bluetooth antenna on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/ajdXyMo Bluetooth cable on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/VJIA71 SATA III card on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/Dn7i Samsung SSD on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/ePsJ Graphics card on Amazon➜ http://geni.us/oDXp Graphics power cable on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2QWy27Z --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Discover how I replaced the CPU of my Mac Pro 4.1 from the stock Xeon W3565 with 4 cores, to a newer and more powerful Xeon X5675. One thing I immediately noticed was that the newer CPU consumes considerably less power while at the same time proving two additional cores. Not only did that keep my system cooler, e.g. less wattage = less heat, but it also significantly increased my memory bandwidth. While the Intel W3565 supports a maximum of 24GB of memory, the newer Xeon X5675 is listed as supporting up to 288GB of memory. In reality, if you upgrade your Mac you will most likely not exceed 64GB or 128GB of memory. Keep in mind that while both processors support 3 memory channels, the newer X5675 can run your memory modules at the faster speed of 1333MHz. If we multiply @1066MHz 8,5x3 we get a maximum of about 25,5GB/s, in comparison using the newer CPU we get @1333MHz 10,6x3 = 31,8 GB/s. Note that there are several upgrade options when it comes to changing the CPU in your Mac Pro 4.1, my recommendation is to look at the list in this post: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/mac-pro-cpu-compatibility-list.1954766/ My recommendation is to pick a CPU that supports the 1333RAM, and while the fastest model appears to be the X5690, it also draws more power and therefore produces more heat. Also, the 3.46GHz X5690 often comes at a premium price, that is why I picked the cheaper and more energy efficient X5675. Performance wise it gets a "Geekbench Score of 13.967" using the Intel X5675, in comparison, other people such as “Vtudio” have reported a "Geekbench Score of 14.553" using the top of the line X5690. You can watch his video using the faster CPU here ➜ https://youtu.be/G4Ivlu8mCos Overall, I am very happy with my old Mac Pro, switching out some of the components really made a night and day difference in performance. Even if you keep the old stock CPU, and just change the memory ($80) and graphics card ($100), the performance increase should be very noticeable. If we keep in mind that this system is from early 2009, and sometimes available for $400 on eBay, for a total of $580 you get a very nice budget system. In my case, I added the SATA III card ($60), and 1TB SSD $200) on top, which increased the cost to $840. Basically, I spend half of my money on the used Mac Pro, and the other half on upgrades. But it is so much faster than my old iMac, and if my SSD ever runs full, I just put in one of these hard disk drives and backup the data. In conclusion, the old Mac Pros are super versatile, even after 9 years, which I think is amazing. So sad, why isn't Apple producing these anymore, but instead with updated hardware?
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How to setup a VOIP phone - In just two steps!
 
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Find a detailed config example here ➜ https://sonetel.com/en/help/help-topics/sip/what-sip-phones-can-i-connect-to-sonetel/how-can-i-connect-a-yealink-phone/ Step 1 - Free Account ➜ https://sonetel.com Step 2 - Yealink VOIP Phone on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/dCIJ If you have a question ask me in the comments below! ---------- Good to know ---------- VOIP phone systems like this can be a great solution for startups. They can help you to reduce cost, are very flexible, and can make your startup appear way more professional, adding to social proof. IP Phones often don't come with a power supply! This is because many of these phones support power over ethernet. If you don't have power over ethernet make sure to get a power supply for your phone. IP Phones use SIP (Session Initiation Protocol), hence they are sometimes referred to as sip phones. If you have a basic understanding of computer networks, you should be able to setup your own business phone system using VOIP. Yealink phones offer a great value, especially if you are new to ip phones. Of course there are more expensive Polycom phones, but if you are looking for a cheap VOIP system, a Yealink phone should be just fine. ---------- Discover other great channels ---------- Sonetel Promo Video, Be a Global Entrepreneur ➜ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aawXF0JU0LY Eli the Computer Guy ➜ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x3Ie6VZ_sg Troy Point ➜ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ocs-hKPdhVk Broadsmart Videos ➜ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTGJhdMiG9g
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iMac SSD Upgrade with 1TB Samsung 860 EVO
 
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Learn how to upgrade a 24” iMac with a 1TB Samsung solid state drive. (Read the Disclaimer below!) Part 1 - Samsung SSD on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/ePsJ Part 2 - Install ➜ (at 4:38min) Part 3 - Summary ➜ (at 21:10min) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Parts used to upgrade my Early 2008 24” iMac. Tools- Suction Cup Glass Lifter on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/kGPE Screwdriver set on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/JzvN Thermal paste on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/bLl0EYf ArctiClean on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/ZECebDg USED- Intel CPU on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2xPNp9G NEW- Corsair Memory on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/JAge Samsung SSD on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/ePsJ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- In this video tutorial, I will show you how I replaced my old drive with a brand new Samsung 860 EVO. Discover step by step how to change the hard drive in your old iMac by removing the glass panel and screen. See how important it is to perform regular maintenance on your iMac by removing dust that can potentially clog up your cooling system. Unfortunately, in my opinion, the newer iMac's will perform far worse because they are so slim. Also, notice that newer models seem to be delivered with a glass panel that is held in place by an adhesive strip. Personally, I think this is not a good design because it makes cleaning, upgrading, and maintenance tasks more difficult to perform. As shown in the video, at least the old iMac models make glass panel removal easy, if you have the right tools. After installing the 1TB SSD I show you how to install the new operating system, and then perform a speed test and comparison against my old drive. ---Disclaimer--- This video is for educational purposes only. Working on electronic equipment is dangerous! I cannot be held liable for any damages arising out of the use of this material. Always bring your computer to a qualified professional or service center for repair and maintenance. Even if you unplug your computer, there can still be an electrical shock hazard from the power supplies capacitors.
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Yamaha AG03 3-Channel USB Mixer Review
 
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The Yamaha AG03 is a multipurpose 3-Channel Mixer with USB audio interface. Part 1 - AG03 on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/4mn1Y Part 2 - Sound Test ➜ (at 7:39min) Part 3 - Summary ➜ (at 13:41min) First I have a look at the functions and specs of this very compact USB Mixer. Actually, I was surprised about the build quality and how nice the mixer looks. Feature wise it is truly multipurpose, great for people who want to do voiceovers, product reviews, or even live streams. In part two I went ahead and tested the preamps of this mixer with two different microphones. I used an industry classic, the Shure SM58 dynamic microphone and compared it to a budget condenser mic. Both performed very nicely, and I had to be careful not to turn up the volume too high because otherwise, the sound would start to clip. I also went ahead and demoed the 1 touch compressor feature for you. A compressor is used to reduce the dynamic range of your recording, and I find this a super useful feature. Finally, in part three I give you a summary of what I have learned from reviewing this small but powerful mixer. Hope this tutorial was useful to you, have a great week and I see you as a subscriber on my channel and in my next video, take care!
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Samsung Digital Door Lock SHS-1321 (Review & Installation)
 
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Discover how to install and use a Samsung Digital Door Lock. Step 1 - Samsung SHS-1321 on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/0iafWWq Step 2 - Door Lock Installation (at 9:40min) Step 3 - Door Lock Programming (at 15:50min) The SHS-1321 is a smart lock from the Samsung EZON line. It features keycode access via a touchpad and or RFID cards. • Additional RFID keys on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/zF9s The video is intended to help you learn more about digital home security. Consumer grade products like this are primarily designed for ease of use, and to provide an additional layer of security. In my opinion, they are very nice, affordable and convenient locks.
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How to install High Sierra on Apple Mac Pro 4.1 (Firmware Update)
 
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Learn how to install macOS High Sierra on an unsupported Mac Pro 4.1 by manually flashing the firmware to version 5.1. Part 0 - Introduction ➜ https://youtu.be/lJF-rffIyq0 Part 1 - Bluetooth ➜ https://youtu.be/d9xPvreK8tg Part 2 - High Sierra ➜ https://youtu.be/ecWEhbtvXHk Part 3 - SATAIII SSD ➜ https://youtu.be/2gqkGPidI84 Part 4 - Radeon RX560 ➜ https://youtu.be/UoV4I-FlYdw Part 5 - Memory ➜ https://youtu.be/1XYNqfnu4UA Part 6 - CPU ➜ https://youtu.be/8cVhURcpi64 Part 7 - macOS Mojave ➜ https://youtu.be/uKAJCuWtp4Y Part 8 - Radeon RX580 ➜ https://youtu.be/Dv73HrnsNkw NEW *Part 9 - NVMe SSD ➜ https://youtu.be/A8hPC_DDq6Q NEW *Part 10 - Fan Replacement ➜ https://youtu.be/fBiIJami8v0 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Parts used to upgrade my Mac Pro. Tools- Hey key on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/wuTi Thermal paste on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/bLl0EYf ArctiClean on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/ZECebDg USED- Mac Pro 4.1 on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2zs7p49 Xeon CPU on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2O8ORhC RAM 24GB 1333Mhz on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2O9iorr NEW- Bluetooth antenna on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/ajdXyMo Bluetooth cable on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/VJIA71 SATA III card on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/Dn7i Samsung SSD on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/ePsJ Graphics card on Amazon➜ http://geni.us/oDXp Graphics power cable on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2QWy27Z --------------------------------------------------------------------------- According to my research, the Mac Pro 4,1 and 5,1 have virtually identical hardware. However, for some reason, you cannot install High Sierra on an early 2009 Mac Pro unless you manually update the system's firmware. The average user may not even know about this, and as a result, decide to buy a new mac prematurely. Luckily with some help from the forums, I was able to install High Sierra anyway, and I must say it works perfectly fine! Basically, there are two things I recommend you do, first create a bootable USB drive that contains High Sierra. That way you don’t have to download High Sierra every time you want to install it on a system. In my opinion very useful to have. I remember walking in an Apple store once asking for an install medium, hesitantly the store clerk walked into the back room, and reappear with an Apple USB stick installer, which I had to buy for $60. Today I show you how to create your own bootable macOS USB stick for free! If you have an old hard disk drive, you can use that as well, for example, an internal or external one. Just make sure to backup all data beforehand, since we will erase all data and reform the install medium. If you have trouble following this video, especially the part where I update the firmware, I recommend you refer to the iFixit tutorial below: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+to+Upgrade+the+Firmware+of+a+2009+Mac+Pro+41/98985 As mentioned before, I forgot to disable the system integrity protection, make sure to turn it off before the update and turn it on again after the update. The High Sierra installer checks what firmware your system currently has. If you still have the old 4.1, it will refuse to proceed with the install, but once you have manually flash the firmware, it will detect your system as a 5.1, and allow you to install the new OS. Note that, the High Sierra installer will also do a firmware update, so in essence, you will update your firmware a second time. Here you don’t have to disable system integrity protection. If you have a mac pro 5.1 you will only have to do the High Sierra installer firmware update. In that case feel free to disregard the iFixit tutorial, since it does not apply to your machine.
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Retevis RT24 PMR Radio Review & Range Test
 
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Discover why PMR radios such as the Retevis RT24 Plus are so popular in Europe. Part 1 - RT24 on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/QxOmsya Part 2 - Range Test ➜ (8:19min) Part 3 - Summary & Conclusion ➜ (at 11:28min) In this product review, I will unbox the RT24 and show you a bunch of close up shots of the radio. Then I will compare it against its predecessor the Retevis H-777, which I did a review one year ago. I will talk in detail about the reasons why the H-777 was taken of the market, e.g. Amazon, and apparently banned for sale in Germany. Next, I will explain why I think the newer RT24 will outsell its predecessor. Obviously, some of the things I talk about are in respect to German laws and regulations, such as the mandated non-removable antenna, or the 0,5 Watt transmit power limitation. In any case, please make sure to observe the rules that apply in your country when using any radio. Overall, I like the build quality of these new radios much better than the old ones. The size is somewhat bigger, which makes them feel better in your hand, also I like the new speaker, which seems to be better sounding and more powerful. Only downside I noticed is that the battery is smaller, 1100mAh compared to 1500mAh, also the charger was changed to USB, which on the one hand is good because it improves safety, the old H-777 had a very thin cable, which some people have criticised, on the other hand, it requires you to have a UBS power adapter if you want to charge your radio. Overall, I am very happy with these budget radios. The somewhat short range is perfectly normal for PMR, and in my testing, I reached 2300ft+. Obviously, in the countryside, with no obstruction, you can expect an even higher range, on the flip side, in the city with a lot of concrete present, it can reduce your range. Which in some ways is a good thing since PMR has only 16 frequencies, so you can imagine what would happen if everybody had a massive range, the channels would clog up very quickly, especially if you are located in an urban environment. Apparently, if you use a USB programming cable and software, you can change the factory settings of these radios and raise the transmit power to 2 Watts, significantly increasing the range of these radios. But at least in the case of Germany, that would be illegal, unless you have a ham radio license. I think these radios are a very nice and interesting alternative to other brands such as Motorola. If you have the chance I would definitely give them a try!
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EIZO FlexScan EV2451 Test & Review
 
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Discover the pros and cons of owning an Eizo FlexScan monitor, compared to more affordable brands. Part 1 - Eizo EV2451 on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/0PsoMoi Part 2 - Unboxing ➜ (at 3:27min) Part 3 - Test ➜ (at 9:27min) Part 4 - Summary ➜ (at 16:30min) Personally, I have used Eizo Monitors for many years, first with my old MacMini, then I switched to an iMac and stopped using Eizo for many years. One thing I noticed is that that the Eizo monitors always put less strain on my eyes, which is significant considering how many hours one can clock on any given display over its entire product lifecycle. Personally, I have seen Eizo displays run for 40.000h+ in a hospital setting, which is an enormous amount of operating hours, when compared to my old privately used Eizo L768, which has only around 10% of that, e.g. 4000h+ operating hours. To me having a display that is kind to your eyes means a lot. Unfortunately, my old 24” iMac was somewhat disappointing in that area, because the panel that Apple used was putting a lot more strain on my eyes. From all I can tell, it may be related to the way the LCD panels are constructed. My best guess is that the panel in my old iMac used a cheaper Twisted Nematic (TN Panel) or Vertical Alignment (VA Panel). Having used Eizo, then Apple, and now back to Eizo, I feel very happy with the new display. From all I can tell the quality is far superior in any way. Having said that, my old iMac was a 24”, so I cannot comment on the newer 27” inch iMacs. In any case, Eizo seems to only use the better In-Plane Switching (IPS Panels), and I am amazed by how much their displays have improved over one of the early models I bought. My test revealed that the 16:9 aspect ration Eizo EV2451 and the bigger 16:10 aspect ration Eizo EV2455, are great monitors is you want to do video editing and the like. I assume for people who love gaming, buying a cheaper Samsung, and spending the difference on a more powerful graphics card, may be the way to go, but for me, the Eizo is a great fit. Sure, I may be biased because I studied overseas in Japan, and visited various factories, but hey, I have seen the Japanese attention to detail and quality first hand. Hence I have developed an appreciation for it. Currently, I use the Monitor with my used Mac Pro 4.1, which I bought on eBay for about $400 and then upgraded. If you want to know more about that, check out my “Used Mac Pro - Is It Worth It?” tutorial series. ➜ https://youtu.be/lJF-rffIyq0 Until next time, take care!
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Saramonic UwMic9 Wireless Lavalier Microphone Review
 
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Discover how the Saramonic UwMic9 wireless lavalier improves audio quality significantly. Part 1 - UwMic9 on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/rFKM Part 2 - Configuration ➜ (at 12:14min) Part 3 - Sound Test ➜ (at 16:27min) Part 4 - Summary and Conclusion ➜ (at 19:07min) In part one, I do a quick unboxing of my new Saramonic dual channel lavalier wireless system, I talk about my experience in comparing different wireless microphones. For example, I compare the more affordable BOYA microphones, which I bought first, against my new Saramonic. Actually, there are many small details that are easy to miss when looking for wireless lav mics. Watch my video to discover all the important points before you get one yourself. In part two I will walk you through the basic settings of the UwMic9. In contrast, the BOYA has a much simple menu, in fact only two settings! In my opinion, the Saramonic has a way more professional look and feel, not only because of its metal case but also because of the more advanced menu and configuration options. Part 3 is for everyone who wants to hear how the lav mics actually sound. Here I compare the BOYA BY-WM6 against the Saramonic. I have to say that the UwMic9 has a much stronger signal output, which is great because then the preamp in your DSLR/Camera has to do very little to no work at all. In comparison, on the BOYA I had to raise the sensitivity on the transmitter, as well as the output level on the receiver. Don't get me wrong, both systems will work fine. You may only have to raise the volume on your Camera a bit more with the BOYA. Part 4 is a short summary and conclusion of what I have learned from reviewing and comparing these two wireless microphones. In short, if you are on a budget go with the BOYA, if on the other hand, you have a little more to spend, my personal preference would always be the Saramonic. Simply because of its more compact size, metal case, and very nice and strong output level.
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Motorola TLKR T41 2 Way Radio (Review and Range Test)
 
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Discover why PMR radios such as the Motorola TLKR T41 are so popular in Europe. Part 1 - T41 on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/QAGq Part 2 - Range Test ➜ (9:02min) Part 3 - Summary & Conclusion ➜ (10:54min) In this video, we will have a closer look at a license-free two-way radio from Motorola. I will do an unboxing and show you a few closeup shots of this small and lightweight radio. Keep in mind that PMR466 radios are designed for close range communications. In my opinion, these radios are not meant to have a huge range, because of the comparably low output power of 0,5 Watt. I will explain in the review why this has disadvantages as well as benefits. Please note that different countries have different laws when it comes to using radios. This review will most likely be relevant to people in European countries. If you are located in the United States the GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) or FRS (Family Radio Service) will likely be more relevant to you. A higher output power of 2 Watt or even 5 Watt will boost your range significantly! Make sure to check for license requirements when using units that have a higher output power. One thing I also noticed is that these units will probably perform best in a dry environment. I would be careful about exposing them to moisture, my impression is they are designed for occasional use in dry, close range environments. People who want to go hiking, use the radios regularly, or need more range, should look for waterproof models that come with a docking station for changing, as well as higher output power and more battery capacity. If on the other hand, you just want to use these radios occasionally in and around the house, then the Motorola T41's should perform just fine.
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Mac Pro 4.1 and 5.1 GPU Upgrade for Mojave (Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX580)
 
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Learn how to upgrade your Mac Pro with a fast GPU for video editing, gaming, and Mojave. Part 1a - Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX580 on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/rX6mx Part 1b - Unboxing ➜ (3:57min) Part 2a - Install & Cabling ➜ (6:23min) Part 2b - Fan Behavior ➜ (10:43min) Part 3a - Performance - iMovie ➜ (11:49min) Part 3b - Performance - Geekbench ➜ (18:06min) Part 3c - Performance - Gaming ➜ (19:29min) Part 3d - Performance - Power Draw ➜ (20:30min) Part 4 - Summary ➜ (23:46min) # Tutorial Series # Old Mac Pro - Still Worth It? Part 0 - Introduction ➜ https://youtu.be/lJF-rffIyq0 Part 1 - Bluetooth ➜ https://youtu.be/d9xPvreK8tg Part 2 - High Sierra ➜ https://youtu.be/ecWEhbtvXHk Part 3 - SATAIII SSD ➜ https://youtu.be/2gqkGPidI84 Part 4 - Radeon RX560 ➜ https://youtu.be/UoV4I-FlYdw Part 5 - Memory ➜ https://youtu.be/1XYNqfnu4UA Part 6 - CPU ➜ https://youtu.be/8cVhURcpi64 Part 7 - macOS Mojave ➜ https://youtu.be/uKAJCuWtp4Y Part 8 - Radeon RX580 ➜ https://youtu.be/Dv73HrnsNkw NEW *Part 9 - NVMe SSD ➜ https://youtu.be/A8hPC_DDq6Q NEW *Part 10 - Fan Replacement ➜ https://youtu.be/fBiIJami8v0 More and more people want a fast graphics card for their early-2009 or mid-2010 Mac Pro, especially because the new macOS Mojave requires a metal compatible GPU to be installed. When I bought my used Mac Pro 4.1 last year I put in the smaller RX560 with 2GB of video memory, however, I found that as my video projects grew in size this was too small. I noticed that iMovie would constantly read data from my SSD and move it into the GPU memory, only to dump it out shortly afterward to load in another part of my project. While everything worked fine I wanted to reduce unnecessary read/write operations, making my video editing experience as fast a possible. My testing shows that there is a nice improvement with this video card upgrade, partly because of the larger memory, but also because of the faster processor, and I assume the difference in lane width. While the old RX560 was only a 6x lane card with a 128-bit memory bus, the faster RX580 is a 16x lane card with a 256-bit memory bus. In my opinion, there is no "one best graphics card" for the Mac Pro, but rather it depends on your goal. For example, many users can also be happy with an RX560, because it costs less and draws less power. If on the other hand, you plan more demeaning tasks, such as regular video editing, or gaming, a more powerful RX580 or even a Vega card will be better. You should also pay special attention to your video cards power requirements, and select the right GPU power cable. Case A: Use the "mini 6pin to 6pin" for a total of 150 watts available ➜ https://ebay.to/2QWy27Z Case B: Use the "dual mini 6pin to 8pin" for a total of 225 watts ➜ https://ebay.to/2zN23QJ ### Case A - Low Power Cards ### • Sapphire Pulse RX560 (11267-20) = 75 Watt ➜ http://geni.us/496emt • MSI Aero RX560 (ITX OC) = 60 Watt ➜ http://geni.us/5V0VD3 ### Case B - High Power Cards ### • Sapphire Special Edition RX580 (11265-21) = 250 Watt* • Sapphire Nitro+ RX580 (11265-01) = 235 Watt* • Sapphire Pulse RX580 (11265-05) = 225 Watt ➜ http://geni.us/rX6mx • MSI Vega56 AirBoost (8G OC) = 210 Watt ➜ http://geni.us/hf7Wge *Always go to your card manufactures website, and use the exact model number (SKU) to identify the power draw. Because even if the card has the same chip, power draw can sometimes vary due to the card's memory, and or chip clock speed.
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Memory Upgrade Guide for Early 2009 Mac Pro (24GB, 48GB)
 
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Discover how to easily upgrade the memory in your early 2009 Mac Pro with used server memory. Part 0 - Introduction ➜ https://youtu.be/lJF-rffIyq0 Part 1 - Bluetooth ➜ https://youtu.be/d9xPvreK8tg Part 2 - High Sierra ➜ https://youtu.be/ecWEhbtvXHk Part 3 - SATAIII SSD ➜ https://youtu.be/2gqkGPidI84 Part 4 - Radeon RX560 ➜ https://youtu.be/UoV4I-FlYdw Part 5 - Memory ➜ https://youtu.be/1XYNqfnu4UA Part 6 - CPU ➜ https://youtu.be/8cVhURcpi64 Part 7 - macOS Mojave ➜ https://youtu.be/uKAJCuWtp4Y Part 8 - Radeon RX580 ➜ https://youtu.be/Dv73HrnsNkw NEW *Part 9 - NVMe SSD ➜ https://youtu.be/A8hPC_DDq6Q NEW *Part 10 - Fan Replacement ➜ https://youtu.be/fBiIJami8v0 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Parts used to upgrade my Mac Pro. Tools- Hey key on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/wuTi Thermal paste on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/bLl0EYf ArctiClean on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/ZECebDg USED- Mac Pro 4.1 on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2zs7p49 Xeon CPU on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2O8ORhC RAM 24GB 1333Mhz on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2O9iorr NEW- Bluetooth antenna on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/ajdXyMo Bluetooth cable on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/VJIA71 SATA III card on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/Dn7i Samsung SSD on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/ePsJ Graphics card on Amazon➜ http://geni.us/oDXp Graphics power cable on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2QWy27Z --------------------------------------------------------------------------- This tutorial applies for the Mac Pro 4.1, or even the 5.1, in my cases I am running a single CPU system, but the same principles apply to the dual CPU system. Note that when buying used memory for your old Mac prices can vary, and some seller may try to “overcharge" you. There is also the pitfall that you potentially order the wrong memory, for example, DDR 3 modules that only support 1066MHz. Which would be fine if you only plan to use to old CPU that came with your system. Personally, I recommend you search for “Samsung 3x 8GB 24GB DDR3 1333MHz ECC” or similar from another manufacturer. Because most people will want to run a faster CPU, it makes sense to buy the faster memory as well. Not also that the better CPUs such as Xeon X5675 can address more memory. For example up to 64GB for the single CPU, and up to 128GB for the dual CPU Mac Pros. Keep in mind that this would be an extreme scenario of trying to max out your system, it is instead recommended to use only 3 RAM sticks on the single CPU, and 6 on the dual CPU system. This is because the CPUs have an integrated memory controller that supports 3 memory channels. I think you should not put in more than 3 memory sticks per CPU. If you upgrade CPU and memory together the max memory bandwidth of your system should jump from 25GB/s to 32GB/s. Note that the memory I picked up used, tends to get very warm, but according to Samsung that is well within specifications: https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/dram/module/M393B1K70BH1-CH9/ If you look on page 21 you will see the memory can handle 85° Celsius (185° Fahrenheit) easily, which in fact it never gets anywhere close to that. In my system, I have measured memory operating temperatures of around 38° Celsius (100° Fahrenheit). This makes a lot of sense since the heat in a roomy Mac Pro case can dissipate much more easily. In contrast in a flat server case that is rack mounted, all system components are “sandwiched in”, so heat has a harder time escaping the case. Hence why in a data center server fans have to run at super fast speeds to shuffle all the heat out. A triple set of this old memory should cost around $100 dollars, meaning 3x 8GB modules. If you plan on using 3x 16GB modules expect to pay twice as much. Sometimes one can also find new unused memory, but this does not have the silver cooling elements. If you don’t mind paying a small premium, I can also recommend buying these newer modules. I believe the model number is "M393B2G70BH0-CH9”, I put the link to the Samsung website below: https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/dram/module/M393B2G70BH0-CH9/ Personally picked the older 24GB modules, but the newer ones look nice too, could be interesting for people who want to try putting in 48GB into there system, e.g. 3x 16GB modules, or even pushing it to 96GB if you are on the dual CPU system. Having said that, not sure if one needs that much memory, maybe if your plan is 4K video editing. For me, it would be overkill since I only edit in 1080p, and 24GB of memory seem to be more than enough. If you decide to put in more, please let me know your experience in the comments below!
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Yamaha KX-8 USB Keyboard, Unboxing and Review
 
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Discover how I turn my 88 key USB Keyboard from Yamaha, into an old school Korg M1! Watch me unbox the Yamaha KX series weighted keyboard and learn how I connect it to my mac using the Korg M1 software synthesizer. The KX-8 also had smaller siblings that are way more lightweight and portable. Unfortunately, the production of these USB / MIDI keyboards was stopped by Yamaha. You can use similar ones much the same way. In conjunction with a software synth and DAW, these work great! Make sure to play around with the arpeggiator function. Of course, most DAW's have this as well, so it doesn't have to be in the keyboard itself. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments below. Yamaha MOXF6 on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/BFalj KORG Legacy Collection ➜ https://www.korg.com/us/products/software/korg_collection/
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ART Tube Preamp and Audio Compressor Review
 
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ART Tube MP (Preamplifier) on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/DJzJvYI ART Tube MP/C (Preamplifier/Compressor) on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/EAVIysl ---------- Good to know ---------- In this tutorial video, I will introduce the ART Tube MP/C, a very nice mic preamp that also features an audio compressor that is great for podcasting or voiceovers. When using this preamplifier with a dynamic microphone, such as the popular Shure SM58, you will get a very nice warm sound thanks to the 12AX7 tube. Using a high-quality ART preamp can yield superior sound compared to a simple USB microphone. The tube amp alone will enhance your microphones sound, next add in some of that vocal compression, or try different tubes, and you can create more of a signature sound. If you want to start a podcast, or record an interview via Google Hangouts, or just do some voice overs, a preamp and compressor can help make your productions sound way more professional.
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ND Filter for Video & YouTube? (Hoya Pro ND)
 
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Discover how an ND filter can improve the quality of your YouTube videos. Part 1 - Hoya ProND on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/ZygCQBf Part 2 - Camera Settings ➜ (2:55min) Part 3 - Test Footage ➜ (8:07min) Part 4 - Summary ➜ (12:03min) My other tutorials show you how to get the most out of your camera when shooting video. • Tutorial 1 - ND Filters ➜ https://youtu.be/WJ2WzqNPMYA • Tutorial 2 - Polarizing Filters ➜ https://youtu.be/dthL4EKgk9k More and more people want to create content for YouTube, but do you actually need a neutral-density filter for shooting video? My short answer is yes, using an ND filter will help you get more out of your camera. In part two I explain my camera settings when shooting video inside, next we go outside, and shoot some test footage in an environment where there is considerably more light. Instead of using a filter we can also use Aperture to change the exposure, but often people want a low Aperture (F3.5) instead of a high one (F22) to maintain that nice blurry background effect. Simply put the ND filter is a useful tool because it enables you to keep that low aperture value. Considering that in video, we usually follow the 180-degree shutter rule, meaning at 25 frames per second, the shutter speed should be 1/50, twice the frame rate, we are somewhat bound to fixed values. If we assume a fixed shutter speed and aperture, that would leave us only the ISO setting to regulate exposure. While inside I usually get away with selecting a low ISO value such as 200, outside, on the other hand, there is simply too much light, even if you use the lowest ISO setting. Hence we must use a filter or in a pinch change aperture and lose the blurry background effect. Once you watched the test footage of the filter you will see what I mean. If you are new to shooting video for YouTube, I am confident this tutorial will help you to pick the right settings for your camera, and get the best possible results in your video productions. You may also be interested in: • Canon EOS M ➜ https://youtu.be/PyEyhynEQf8 • Nikkon D5500 ➜ https://youtu.be/RZHv864t_8I • Sony Alpha 6300 ➜ https://youtu.be/I9dbddYjdAU
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Yealink W60P Cordless DECT IP Phone (Unboxing and Setup)
 
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The Yealink W60P is a cordless IP Phone bundle containing the new upgraded W60B base and the popular W56H handset. Part 1 - W60P on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/t8kfCx Part 2 - Router Configuration ➜ (at 8:50min) Part 3 - Cordless Phone Configuration ➜ (at 12:18min) Part 4 - VoIP Provider Configuration ➜ (at 15:15min) Part 5 - Summary and Conclusion ➜ (at 23:25min) In part one I have a look at what is inside the box of this new VoIP phone bundle. The Yealink W56H has been on the market for a while, so it is nice to see they upgraded the base station for this cordless DECT phone. Part two shows you how I like to configure my router. This step is optional, you can also look up the units IP address directly on the phone itself, or assign a static IP address manually. However, I like to leave DHCP switched on, so I simply show you how to configure a rule so that the router hands out the same IP address every time the phone requests on. In part three I walk you through some basic settings that are used when configuring the phone. For example, I show you how to change the NTP time server to a local one. Part four is interesting for beginners who still are looking for a VoIP provider, or who are setting up an IP phone for the first time. Finally, in part five I give you a short summary of my impression so far. It's a nice little phone and should work even better if you are using a corporate solution such as 3CX and auto-provisioning. Greetings fly out to everybody! Let me know if you want to see a 3CX review?
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Canon EOS M3 Mirrorless Camera Review
 
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Learn why the Canon EOS M has become one of my favorite cameras for YouTube. Part 1 - EOS M on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/BcrvFFG Part 2 - Review ➜ (at 6:22min) Part 3 - Test Nikon vs. Canon ➜ (at 12:48min) Part 4 - Summary and Conclusion ➜ (at 16:53min) Discover the main advantages of using a mirrorless camera and watch me compare the EOS M3 against the Nikon D5500. See some indoor and outdoor test footage of both cameras, and learn why the M3 is so much better in my opinion than a DSLR. Notice in particular, how the autofocus of the Nikon struggles to keep me in focus. This is especially problematic when shooting videos. My recommendation, before buying a camera make sure the autofocus works well and is silent. The Canon works well for me here, however, I made a second review for the Nikon as well, and here the focus is not only noisy to a point where you can’t even use the internal mic but it also constantly hunts for focus. For me, the Canon is the clear winner because of it's compact size, better menu, and a superior and silent autofocus.
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How to perform a iMac CPU upgrade (MB325LL/A)
 
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Discover how to perform an iMac CPU upgrade for the 24-Inch, iMac 8,1, Intel Core 2 Duo. Part 1 - Introduction Part 2 - Disassembly ➜ (at 3:08min) Part 3 - Cleaning ➜ (at 14:42min) Part 4 - Install ➜ (at 17:03min) Part 5 - Summary ➜ (at 29:55min) --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Parts used to upgrade my Early 2008 24” iMac. Tools- Suction Cup Glass Lifter on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/kGPE Screwdriver set on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/JzvN Thermal paste on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/bLl0EYf ArctiClean on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/ZECebDg USED- Intel E8435 CPU on eBay ➜ https://ebay.to/2xPNp9G NEW- Corsair Memory on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/JAge Samsung SSD on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/ePsJ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- This iMac originally came with a 2.8GHz processor, in this tutorial I will upgrade it to the maximum 3.06 GHz processor. Keep in mind that this “example” upgrade is not very economical since the performance gain is only minor. Time and effort involved in replacing an iMac CPU are significant. Even with an upgraded CPU, this early 2008 iMac will not support macOS High Sierra. A lack of SATA III and the inability to upgrade the graphics card severely limits this machine's performance. Having said that, I always enjoyed using this computer! Even at 10 years old it performs well at most everyday tasks. Especially browsing the web, watching movies and so on. On the one hand, this system has a nice large 16:10 display, which is great because most displays today are only 16:9, on the other hand, I found it to strain one’s eyes after prolong use. Some modern displays may be significantly more gentle to your eyes. Also, notice the in my opinion thermal constraints that ever flatter iMac's seem to have. If you can’t open it easily, how will you be able to prevent dust from clogging up your cooling system over time? While the iMac 8,1 uses the "Socket P” unfortunately more powerful quad-core CPU’s such as the "Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300" will not work in this system. Therefore the fastest supported CPU is the “Intel E8435 Core 2 Duo LGA478”. In summary, I love the iMac, but obviously, it has some downsides to it as well. I hope this video did help you to learn more about computers, and macs in general.
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Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 055 Aluminium Tripod Review
 
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Manfrotto 055 on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/YiWO Although not specifically marketed as video tripod, I think the (MT055XPRO3) fits the bill perfectly, especially for YouTubers or people who want to do product reviews. This quality aluminum tripod, in my opinion, is much better than most of its cheap competitors. Watch me compare my old tripod with this new Manfrotto tripod to see what I mean. The feature I love the most is the 90° horizontal column system. I use this all the time to do product reviews, and I feel it gives my videos a nice touch. Especially the quick power lock system seems to be far superior compared to what I had on my old tripod. In my video, I discuss the weak point where it did break. With the Manfrotto, I feel much safer, since there is a noticeable quality difference. Overall, it appears to be a much more sturdy and durable. The Easy Link feature allows you to connect accessories directly to the tripod, and there are even some fluid heads that also feature Easy Link (as shown in my previous review). The new (055 XPRO) series replaces the older 055XB, 055XPROB, and 055XDB models. While I "only" have the base model, there are also carbon fibre versions available. However, they are considerably more pricey.
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Motorola TLKR T50 2 Way Radio (Review and Range Test)
 
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Discover why PMR radios such as the Motorola TLKR T50 are so popular in Europe. Part 1 - T50 on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/lAa5 Part 2 - Range Test ➜ (7:44min) Part 3 - Summary & Conclusion ➜ (9:13min) In this video, we will have a closer look at a license-free two-way radio from Motorola. I will do an unboxing and show you a few closeup shots of this small and lightweight radio. Keep in mind that PMR466 radios are designed for close range communications. In my opinion, these radios are not meant to have a huge range, because of the comparably low output power of 0,5 Watt. I will explain in the review why this has disadvantages as well as benefits. Please note that different countries have different laws when it comes to using radios. This review will most likely be relevant to people in European countries. If you are located in the United States the GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service) or FRS (Family Radio Service) will likely be more relevant to you. A higher output power of 2 Watt or even 5 Watt will boost your range significantly! Make sure to check for license requirements when using units that have a higher output power. One thing I also noticed is that these units will probably perform best in a dry environment. I would be careful about exposing them to moisture, my impression is they are designed for occasional use in dry, close range environments. People who want to go hiking, use the radios regularly, or need more range, should look for waterproof models that come with a docking station for changing, as well as higher output power and more battery capacity. If on the other hand, you just want to use these radios occasionally in and around the house, then the Motorola T50's should perform just fine.
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macOS Mojave on old unsupported 2009 Mac Pro (Review, Installation, Performance Test)
 
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Discover how to install macOS Mojave on an older 2009 Mac Pro, will it improve performance? Part 1 - Used Mac Pro ➜ https://ebay.to/2zs7p49 Part 2a - Review & Changes ➜ (2:32min) Part 2b - Installation Tipps ➜ (5:35min) Part 3 - Performance Test ➜ (14:54min) Part 4 - Summary ➜ (20:05min) # Tutorial Series # Old Mac Pro - Still Worth It? Part 0 - Introduction ➜ https://youtu.be/lJF-rffIyq0 Part 1 - Bluetooth ➜ https://youtu.be/d9xPvreK8tg Part 2 - High Sierra ➜ https://youtu.be/ecWEhbtvXHk Part 3 - SATAIII SSD ➜ https://youtu.be/2gqkGPidI84 Part 4 - Radeon RX560 ➜ https://youtu.be/UoV4I-FlYdw Part 5 - Memory ➜ https://youtu.be/1XYNqfnu4UA Part 6 - CPU ➜ https://youtu.be/8cVhURcpi64 Part 7 - macOS Mojave ➜ https://youtu.be/uKAJCuWtp4Y Part 8 - Radeon RX580 ➜ https://youtu.be/Dv73HrnsNkw NEW *Part 9 - NVMe SSD ➜ https://youtu.be/A8hPC_DDq6Q NEW *Part 10 - Fan Replacement ➜ https://youtu.be/fBiIJami8v0 More and more people want to install Mojave on their unsupported early 2009 Mac Pro, because of CPU microcode updates, and faster PCIe lane bandwidth. But is it possible to install the newest OS on a computer that is almost 10 years old? Learn how to prepare your Mac for the installation. For additional reference please refer to apple support article. ➜ https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208898 If you have a Mac Pro 5.1 from 2010~2012 you can disregard the manual 4.1 to 5.1 firmware update. Please pay attention to Boot ROM version you Mac currently has, you may have to do multiple updates. For your convince I have created a typical upgraded path below, that lists the versions. El Capitan: MP41.0081.B07 High Sierra: MP51.0089.B00 Mojave: 138.0.0.0.0* * Supposedly Apple has introduced boot support for NVMe drives with the Mojave Update (boot ROM version 140.0.0.0.0) or later. More in the forum: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/mp5-1-bootrom-thread-140-0-0-0-0.2132317/page-59#post-26633287 Note, it is possible to start the installer, update the firmware, aka EFI, aka Boot ROM, without actually upgrading to the higher OS. Some people have elected to stay with High Sierra for now and only updated the Boot ROM by running the Mojave installer. This may be useful if you have Software that won't run on the newer OS. The second requirement is that your computer has a graphics card with Metal support. To learn more about how to upgrade an old Mac Pro please refer to my other videos: It is a complete tutorial series that shows in detail how to upgrade an old, cheap, unsupported Mac Pro, and make it ready for 2018 and beyond!
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Manfrotto MVH502AH Video Fluid Head Review
 
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Manfrotto MVH502AH on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/ZF06 Discover why using a fluid head is so important to create smooth video shoots. Watch me unbox and review the MVH502AH, and learn how this pro video head differs from a regular tripod head. I walk you through the main features of this product, so you can make an informed buying decision. Overall, I am very happy whit this video fluid head because it is much better than my old tripod. The build quality is exceptional, the only downside is maybe the wight when doing overhead shots for my product reviews. The 502AH features a variable fluid drag system for both pan and tilt movements. The sliding plate has a safety to protect your camera. And like the tripod, the head also features the easy link, so you can attach additional accessories. In summary, I can recommend this Pro Video Tripod Head because it helps to improve the quality of your content.
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Manfrotto MBAG90PN Padded Tripod Bag Review
 
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Discover how to protect your video gear by using a Manfrotto MB padded tripod bag. Part 1 - Manfrotto MBAG90PN on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/RxXuq Part 2 - Detailed review ➜ (at 3:29min) Part 3 - Summary ➜ (at 6:38min) In part one, I do a quick unboxing of this quality tripod bag. As usual, I did order on Amazon and the bag came in a huge box. If you have a high-end tripod with fluid head, of course, you want to protect it accordingly. Also, the bag makes it very convenient to carry your equipment around. In part two I go over the details of this padded tripod bag, I love the quality and my first impression is that the bag will complement my video gear very well. Especially at the top of the bag, the padding seems to be very strong and sturdy. Finally, in part three, I conclude my review by summarizing my first impressions. Overall Manfrotto products seem to be top of the line, so I expect the bag to perform very well. My video tripod bag is 35.5'' or (90cm) long, of course, there is a 31.5'' (80cm) long version (MBAG80PN) and a 39'' (100cm) long version (MBAG100PN) as well. My recommendation is to take out a measuring tape before placing an order. Ideally, you don't want a bag that is too big, nor too small. By comparing you will be sure to get the perfect bag for your video equipment. If you have questions, let me know in the comments below, all the best to you, greetings fly out from Europe~
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Samson Q7 vs Shure SM58 - Dynamic Microphone Review
 
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Discover the sound quality of Samson vs Shure in my dynamic microphone review. Part 1 - Samson Q7 on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/bA3u4W Part 2 - Unboxing ➜ (2:54min) Part 3a - Sound Test / Samson ➜ (6:49min) Part 3b - Sound Test / Shure ➜ (8:37min) Part 4 - Summary & Conclusion ➜ (10:20min) # Equipment Used # Test Mic A - on Amazon (Samson Q7) ➜ http://geni.us/bA3u4W Test Mic B - on Amazon (Shure SM58) ➜ http://geni.us/k56wJ Mic Preamp - on Amazon (ART Tube MP/C) ➜ http://geni.us/EAVIysl Which cardioid dynamic microphone should you use for podcasting and YouTube? Is it worth it to spend more on a brand name professional dynamic microphone or are budget solutions a viable alternative? After listening to my sound test of these two dynamic mics, you will have a better idea of the quality differences. In fact, I like to test most of my mics against the Shure SM58, because it is such a common and widely known microphone. My test clearly proofs that even budget vocal microphones can be used for podcasting, let’s plays and YouTube. While dynamic microphones are usually less sensitive than condenser microphones, they can have the benefit of being more rugged, and usually, do a better job rejecting unwanted sounds from the environment. Personally, I think dynamic mics are great for beginners because they are generally easier to handle, and as you have seen, can still produce a very nice sound. On my channel, you can find many other mic comparisons, as well as audio interface reviews. For people who want to get into YouTube, and are looking for a mic to use with a mirrorless camera or DSLR, I recommend my “Mic for YouTube - Comparison and Test” Tutorial ➜ https://youtu.be/YnSeSOxQr-8
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Mac Pro 4.1 and 5.1 Fan Replacement with Noctua (NF-A12x25, NA-FC1, NF-A8)
 
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Learn how to replace the fans in your Mac Pro 4.1 and 5.1 with premium Noctua fans. Part 1 - Noctua Fans on Amazon ➜ https://geni.us/FcZbHN9 Part 2 - Unboxing ➜ (3:27min) Part 3a - Power Supply Fan Replacement ➜ (6:46min) Part 3b - CPU Fan Replacement ➜ (17:05min) Part 4 - Summary ➜ (20:44min) # Tutorial Series # Old Mac Pro - Still Worth It? Part 0 - Introduction ➜ https://youtu.be/lJF-rffIyq0 Part 1 - Bluetooth ➜ https://youtu.be/d9xPvreK8tg Part 2 - High Sierra ➜ https://youtu.be/ecWEhbtvXHk Part 3 - SATAIII SSD ➜ https://youtu.be/2gqkGPidI84 Part 4 - Radeon RX560 ➜ https://youtu.be/UoV4I-FlYdw Part 5 - Memory ➜ https://youtu.be/1XYNqfnu4UA Part 6 - CPU ➜ https://youtu.be/8cVhURcpi64 Part 7 - macOS Mojave ➜ https://youtu.be/uKAJCuWtp4Y Part 8 - Radeon RX580 ➜ https://youtu.be/Dv73HrnsNkw NEW *Part 9 - NVMe SSD ➜ https://youtu.be/A8hPC_DDq6Q NEW *Part 10 - Fan Replacement ➜ https://youtu.be/fBiIJami8v0 # Parts Used # Noctua NF-A12 - on Amazon ➜ https://geni.us/FcZbHN9 Noctua NF-A8 - on Amazon ➜ https://geni.us/8Oa2B Noctua NA-FC1 - on Amazon ➜ https://geni.us/iKzEieM Hex Screwdriver - on Amazon ➜ https://geni.us/wuTi Thermal Compound - on Amazon ➜ https://geni.us/bLl0EYf After watching this tutorial you will know how to replace the fans in your Mac Pro 4.1 (Early 2009) and Mac Pro 5.1 (Mid 2010). Because servicing the fans is somewhat difficult I would only recommend it for advanced users. You may want to refer to the "Apple Technician Guide Mac Pro 2009” because page 185 has a detailed explanation on how to remove the backplane board. The Noctua fans I used to replace the stock fans are 4-Pin PWM, however from what I have researched so far Apple uses special 4-Pin fans that are actually non-PWM. Hence I decided to use a Noctua fan controller, which works very well so far because I keep an eye on temperatures with an app called “Macs Fan Control”, that way I can set the speed correctly. Overall I found the new fans to be much quieter, especially the power supply fan seems to do a great job. In the future, I will get a second fan controller, so I can run the CPU and power supply fans at different speeds. Overall a great update, but a bit tricky to install, because you have to take everything apart.
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Motorola Talkabout T82 Extreme - 2 Way Radio (Review and Range Test)
 
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Discover why PMR radios such as the Motorola Talkabout T82 Extreme are so popular in Europe. Part 1 - T82 on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/t44A Part 2 - Unboxing ➜ (3:26min) Part 3 - Range Test ➜ (15:53min) Part 4 - Summary & Conclusion ➜ (19:27min) In this product review, we will have a closer look at two license-free walkie talkies from Motorola. While we find a maximum range of 10 km (6,2 miles) listed on the package, in my opinion, such distances are only reached under optimal conditions (e.g. open line of sight). More realistic is to assume a shorter range, because houses, trees, and other obstacles can reduce the signal quality significantly. According to government regulation, PMR446 radios are not allowed to have a replaceable antenna, and can only transmit at a low output power of 0.5 watts. Because of this, it is perfectly normal that these radios perform best in close range communication. At first, a short range may seem like a disadvantage, but if you think about it, it also has advantages. In a city with many users, simultaneous transmissions on the same channel, are less likely if the radios only have a short range. The benefit, users are not constantly bothering each other on one of the 8-16 available PMR frequencies. In addition, the low output power extends battery life, and you can use the radios longer while consuming less power. Also, if your radio would transmit over longer distances, more people could listen in, which is also avoided by the weak transmission power. Because a potential eavesdropper would always have to be close enough to receive the signal. In my test, the communication quality was very good, but I noticed a few times that people would transmit on the same frequency. Which resulted in slight signal interference. Personally, I like the build quality of the "Motorola T82 Extreme” but the old “TLKR T81” did have way more accessories and a subjectively nicer sound quality.
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Plantronics Blackwire 5200 Series USB Headset Review
 
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Discover how the Plantronics Blackwire headset performs when connected via USB and the 3,5mm audio connector. Part 1 - Plantronics headset on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/KyePY Part 2 - Sound Test ➜ (at 4:40min) Part 3 - Summary and Conclusion ➜ (at 8:42min) First I have to say I love the design of the new Blackwire 5200 Series. Plantronics did a nice job matching the color accents on those headphones. The main benefit of using a headset like this is that it comes with both a USB audio and 3,5mm connectivity. Basically, the inline controller houses a USB audio interface. In my case when testing on a Mac it worked right away just by plugging it in. Next, I did install the Plantronics hub software, which can be useful to access extra features, or when you want to manage multiple Plantronics devices. When connecting the C5220 to my iPhone SE however, I noticed the sound did not sound as nice and powerful. In comparison, the sound was much better when connecting the headset via the included USB inline controller. Hence, I can most recommend this headset if you plan to use it on your computer. If however, you plan to use the headset a lot with your phone, I suggest checking if your phone can provide a strong enough output signal, to satisfy the headsets power requirements. As mentioned in the video, I noticed that in my case, connecting it to my iPhone, the sound was a bit weaker than using it on the computer. Other than that, it is a very nice and comfortable headset.
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Fitbit Charge 2 Special Edition Review
 
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Discover why Fitness Wristbands like the Fitbit Charge 2 have become so popular. Part 1 - Fitbit Charge on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/B8fU Part 2 - Why not to pair with your MAC or PC ➜ (at 4:11min) Part 3 - How to setup and pair with your mobile ➜ (at 9:22min) Part 4 - Summary and Conclusion ➜ (at 15:38min)
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UGREEN 6.35mm Stereo Audio Cable Review
 
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Learn how I improved the sound of my speakers by using a UGREEN 1/4” to 1/8” audio cable. Part 1 - UGREEN Cable on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/Qq5Dz Part 2 - Install ➜ (at 3:44min) Part 3 - Test ➜ (at 5:22min) The quality of a cable can improve your listening experience. In my second UGREEN cable product review, I replace the stock cable of my speakers with a premium 6.35mm to 3.5mm stereo cable. According to the manufacturer, the cable is oxygen-free and has a silver-plated copper wire with double shielding. What I immediately noticed is how nice the cable looks, I really love the design since it fits very nicely with my iMac and Bose speaker. Once I switched the cable I noticed the sound had a bit more bass in the low end. I feel like the cable has improved the sound, and I am happy with my purchase. Of course, this is my subjective impression, if you have the same cable, please let me know what you think in the comments below.
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Viewer Question - How to setup multiple VoIP phones in a small business environment?
 
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More and more people switch to Voice over IP (VoIP). Yealink SIP-T23G IP Phone on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/dCIJ Sometimes users feel challenged by the new technology. In this video tutorial, I will address a viewers question of how to setup multiple VoIP phones in a small business environment. After watching my video you will have learned how to get started with VoIP in just a few short steps.
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Behringer UMC22 USB Audio Interface Review (Unboxing & Sound Test)
 
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Listen to the recording quality of two different microphones in my Behringer UMC audio interface test. Part 1 - Behringer UMC22 on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/6GhEGk Part 2 - Unboxing ➜ (2:06min) Part 3 - Sound Test ➜ (4:19min) Part 4 - Summary & Conclusion ➜ (12:50min) In this test/tutorial we will look at the recording quality of an entry level Behringer USB audio interface. First, I will connect a dynamic microphone to the mic input, the Shure SM58, then we compare that to a budget condenser mic which uses the 48V phantom power. After listening to the sound test you will have an idea of how these two types of microphones sound when using this interface. Next, I walk you through the recording settings that you can select with this interface. I compare these settings against my internal sound card and an old firewire interface. Keep in mind that this interface while supporting 48Khz recordings, it does so only at 16bit, which in my testing still delivered good results. I tested the interface both under Windows 10 and macOS Mojave, in both cases I did not install a driver, the interface was just plugged in and worked right away. However, under Mac, I noticed that the driver seemed to output a much stronger signal, which I believe can lead to a distorted sound when listening to music while turning the volume all the way up.
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How to connect a Gigaset DECT phone to a VOIP router
 
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Depending on your country availability may differ, in the case of the US a popular alternative is the: Gigaset C530 on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/6XFzO Yealink YEA-W56P on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/HlYhaVR Gigaset CL660HX ➜ https://www.gigaset.com/hq_en/gigaset-cl660hx-handset-anthracite/ ---------- Good to know ---------- In this video I will show you how to connect a DECT phone to a VOIP router. When it comes to VOIP phones there is plenty of choice, and while the Gigaset CL660HX handset connects directly to a CAT-iq 2.0 capable router, such as the European version of my TP-Link AC1900, in the US the same router may lack that IP phone feature. For that reason, depending on your country, it may make more sense to have a cordless VOIP phone that has its own base station. Both popular alternatives that I listed above, the Gigaset C530 and Yealink YEA-W56P come with their own base station. In that case, you just connect the base station to your router via a network cable. This can even be an advantage since both base station and handset are from the same manufacturer and this ensures optimal interoperability. For example, I am currently not a fan of the TP-Link voice mail feature implemention, and I believe this feature would work much better if I had a dedicated base station. Like with everything, VOIP is a learning process, so don't be discuraged, just try different things and before you know it you will have become a VOIP expert.
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BOYA BY-WM6 Wireless Lavalier Microphone System (Unboxing and Review)
 
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Boya BY-WM6 on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/KACO Why should you care about Wireless Lavalier Microphones? Everybody, who shoots video outside, has experienced one major problem. Image the perfect video, ruined by... yes, wind noise! A very frustrating experienced. Especially people new to video creation, and vlogging, are affected. The solution? A wireless microphone, and lavalier windscreen, often referred to as minifur or deadcat. In this video, I unbox and review a Boya Wireless Lavalier, because it is a very affordable alternative to more expensive brands such as the Sony UWP-D or the Sennheiser EW-112P. Discover the essential details needed to find your own perfect sound for video creation. The better your sound, the better your videos, and ultimately the more successful you will become at creating amazing content. The BY-WM6 is ideal for DSLR, or compact digital cameras that have a 3.5mm mic input. Alternatively, the microphone can also be connected to a mixer via the TRS connector.
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Polarizing Filter for Video and YouTube? (Hoya HD CIR-PL)
 
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Learn how to use a circular polarizing filter when shooting video for YouTube. Part 1 - Hoya HD on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/h2flSH Part 2 - Camera Settings ➜ (3:22min) Part 3 - Test Footage ➜ (10:11min) Part 4 - Summary ➜ (13:14min) My other tutorials show you how to get the most out of your camera when shooting video. • Tutorial 1 - ND Filters ➜ https://youtu.be/WJ2WzqNPMYA • Tutorial 2 - Polarizing Filters ➜ https://youtu.be/dthL4EKgk9k More and more people want to create content for YouTube, but do you actually need a polarizing filter? In my opinion yes, because it will help you get more vivid colors, and reduce unwanted reflections. While a good videography is always a combination of picking the right settings, and your camera skills, tools such as ND or polarizing filters help you to take your videos one step further. From experience, I recommend the use of both filter types, because that way I got the best results when shooting video. The test footage clearly shows how much more vivid the colors look when using a circular polarizer. Especially the blue sky and autumn foliage looked very nice. But you can see the enhancement also on the boats driving by, so overall I am very happy with these Hoya filters. You may also be interested in: • Canon EOS M ➜ https://youtu.be/PyEyhynEQf8 • Nikkon D5500 ➜ https://youtu.be/RZHv864t_8I • Sony Alpha 6300 ➜ https://youtu.be/I9dbddYjdAU
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Motorola TLKR T81 Hunter - 2 Way Radio (Review and Range Test)
 
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Discover why PMR radios such as the Motorola TLKR T81 Hunter are so popular in Europe. Part 1 - T81 on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/cHZC Part 2 - Unboxing ➜ (2:46min) Part 3 - Range Test ➜ (11:19min) Part 4 - Summary & Conclusion ➜ (14:41min) In this product review, we will have a closer look at two license-free walkie talkies from Motorola. While we find a maximum range of 10 km (6,2 miles) listed on the package, in my opinion, such distances are only reached under optimal conditions (e.g. open line of sight). More realistic is to assume a shorter range, because houses, trees, and other obstacles can reduce the signal quality significantly. According to government regulation, PMR446 radios are not allowed to have a replaceable antenna, and can only transmit at a low output power of 0.5 watts. Because of this, it is perfectly normal that these radios perform best in close range communication. At first, a short range may seem like a disadvantage, but if you think about it, it also has advantages. In a city with many users, simultaneous transmissions on the same channel, are less likely if the radios only have a short range. The benefit, users are not constantly bothering each other on one of the 8-16 available PMR frequencies. In addition, the low output power extends battery life, and you can use the radios longer while consuming less power. Also, if your radio would transmit over longer distances, more people could listen in, which is also avoided by the weak transmission power. Because a potential eavesdropper would always have to be close enough to receive the signal. In my test, the communication quality was very good, but I noticed a few times that people would transmit on the same frequency. Which resulted in slight signal interference. If you need a longer range, you should look at other solutions such as CB radio, because there are more channels and a significantly higher transmission power. Personally, I was impressed by the build quality and all the accessories that came with the "Motorola T81 Hunter Duo” so far one of the best radios I tested.
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AKG P120 Condenser Microphone Review (Cardioid XLR)
 
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Discover why many people like to use XLR Microphones such as the AKG P120. Part 1 - AKG P120 on Amazon ➜ https://geni.us/Zvwv2S Part 2 - Unboxing ➜ (3:27min) Part 3a - Sound Test P120 ➜ (8:16min) Part 3b - Sound Test SM58 ➜ (9:41min) Part 3c - Sound Test Budget Interface ➜ (10:30min) Part 4 - Summary & Conclusion ➜ (14:00min) # Audio Gear Used # Condenser Microphone - on Amazon ➜ https://geni.us/Zvwv2S Dynamic Microphone - on Amazon ➜ https://geni.us/k56wJ ART Tube MPC - on Amazon ➜ https://geni.us/EAVIysl Behringer MIC500 - on Amazon ➜ https://geni.us/alrYQ After watching this microphone review, you will know how the P120 condenser microphone sounds when using it for podcasting, live streaming or YouTube. Overall, I am a big fan of XLR microphones because you can combine them with different audio gear. Not matter if you use this microphone with expensive equipment, or a budget mic preamp / USB audio interface, in my testing both worked well. Especially beginners, who want to try podcasting, live streaming, or YouTube, may benefit from flexibility like this. Because as your audience grows you can upgrade selected parts of your gear. In contrast, with a USB mic you won’t have this kind of flexibility, so while the USB version of the P120 is easier to use, in the long run, if you ever want to make the switch to XLR gear, it may prove to be a disadvantage. Overall I give the AKG microphone a thumbs up, but I still think beginners should look at dynamic microphones as well since I found them a little easier to use.
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Inateck 2.5 Inch USB 3.0 Hard Drive Disk Enclosure
 
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Learn how to easily install your old SDD drive into a USB 3.0 Inateck enclosure. Part 1 - Inateck Case on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/nGC49m Part 2 - Install ➜ (at 2:52min) Part 3 - Test ➜ (at 4:40min) Part 4 - Summary ➜ (at 6:18min) Do you still have an old 2.5-inch hard disk drive? Or solid state drive? Well, then a case such as this can be quite useful. In my case, I replaced the SSD in my iMac with a new 1TB Samsung. What to do with my old 256GB drive? Right! Just put it in a USB 3.0 case and you can access all your old data. In my case, I have an old iMac that only supports USB 2.0, but still, having the new case is quite useful, because once I upgrade to a new mac I will have USB 3.0, and therefore can use the full speed of my old SSD. In fact, you could even use a case such as this with an old hard disk drive. For the price, I am very happy with my Inateck case, as in my testing it did work flawlessly.
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Retevis RT45 Walkie Talkie (Review and Range Test)
 
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Discover why walkie talkies such as the Retevis RT45 are so popular in Europe. Part 1 - RT45 on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/if3T Part 2 - Range Test ➜ (7:46min) Part 3 - Summary & Conclusion ➜ (9:18min) In this product review, we will have a closer look at a license-free PMR 466 radio from Retevis. Part one will be an unboxing where I show you a few closeup shots, so you can learn more about the build quality of this radio. Note that PMR radios are meant primarily for close range communications. They are not meant to have a huge range! This is because of the comparably low output power 0,5 Watt, that these radios have. This has both advantages as well as disadvantages. Depending on your country and local regulations, you may or may not be allowed to use radios such as this. These low output power PMR 446 radios are mostly used by people in European countries. People in the United States will most likely use the General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) or Family Radio Service (FRS). The benefit here is a potentially higher output power of 2 Watt or even 5 Watt, that will boost your range significantly. Always make sure to check for license requirements, for example when using units that have a higher output power. Best to look up your local laws and regulations, to see which radios are license-free, and which are not. One thing I also noticed is that these radios are not waterproof. My impression is they are designed for occasional use in dry, close range environments. People who want to go hiking, use the radios regularly, or need more range, should look for waterproof models that come with a docking station for changing, as well as a higher output power and more battery capacity. If on the other hand, you just want to use these radios occasionally in and around the house, then the Retevis RT45 should perform just fine, as I demonstrated in my review and range test.
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Neewer NW-800 Condenser Microphone Review
 
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Learn how a budget condenser microphone such as the Neewer NW800 can help to improve the sound of your audio recordings. Part 1 - NW800 on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/crUtFDw Part 2 - Sound Test (at 6:37min) Part 3 - Summary (at 11:13min) Discover in part one a short unboxing of this budget mic. First I go over some of its technical specs and then I will show you what is inside the box. In part two I connect the NW-800 to my Yamaha mixer via an XLR cable to test the sound. Make sure to use the 48V phantom power to get the best results out of this microphone. I also compare the Neewer against the extremely popular Shure SM58, so you can listen to the reference sound and get a good idea of the performance both mics deliver. In part three I summarize what I have learned from comparing these two very different microphones. Basically, a dynamic mic seems to be much better suited for ... let's say on stage use, while the condenser mic seems better for use at home or in the studio.
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Motorola Talkabout T42 Triple Walkie-Talkie (Review and Range Test)
 
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Discover why walkie-talkies such as the Motorola Talkabout T42 are so popular in Europe. Part 1 - Motorola T42 on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/WmU7z Part 2 - Unboxing ➜ (3:46min) Part 3 - Range Test ➜ (11:21min) Part 4 - Summary & Conclusion ➜ (14:47min) In this product review, we will have a closer look at two license-free 2-way radios from Motorola. While we find a maximum range of 4 km (2,5 miles) listed on the package, in my opinion, such distances are only reached under optimal conditions (e.g. open line of sight). More realistic is to assume a shorter range, because houses, trees, and other obstacles can reduce the signal quality significantly. According to government regulation, PMR446 radios are not allowed to have a replaceable antenna, and can only transmit at a low output power of 0.5 watts. Because of this, it is perfectly normal that these radios perform best in close range communication. At first, a short range may seem like a disadvantage, but if you think about it, it also has advantages. In a city with many users, simultaneous transmissions on the same channel, are less likely if the radios only have a short range. The benefit, users are not constantly bothering each other on one of the 8-16 available PMR frequencies. In addition, the low output power extends battery life, and you can use the radios longer while consuming less power. Also, if your radio would transmit over longer distances, more people could listen in, which is also avoided by the weak transmission power. Because a potential eavesdropper would always have to be close enough to receive the signal. In my test, the communication quality was good, but with the increased distance the quality would sometimes start to deteriorate. If you need a longer range, you should look at other solutions such as CB radio, because there are more channels and significantly higher transmission power. Personally, I think the Talkabout T42 Triple set is best suited for beginners who don’t use the radios on a regular basis.
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Frankfurt Airport Hotel Element Review
 
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Discover how to get to the hotel Element at Frankfurt airport. Part 1 - Arival & Finding your way Part 2 - Hotel Element Review ➜ (at 4:12min) In part one, I talk about my experience arriving at Frankfurt Airport. Actually, there are several hotels located in close proximity to the airport. If you are planning to stay at the hotel Element make sure to head over to terminal 2 using the skyline train. After exiting terminal 2 head down to the intersection and walk towards the gateway gardens business development. You may be interested to know that there are several hotels located in this area. If you walk there, it should take you about 5~10 minutes. In part two I will share my experience staying at the hotel element for several days. The room was very nice and spacious. Equipped with a kitchen, nice big desk, full floor to ceiling windows, and a Nespresso coffee maker, I had a great time staying there. The food was ok too, unfortunately, I have no footage of eating breakfast there. Obviously, there are more luxurious places, but considering the price of this hotel, I think the value is good. If you plan to stay in Frankfurt for several weeks, make sure to join the SPG members program. I think when I did book the room there were discounts for people who stay there longer. In any case, I liked the hotel, because of it's interesting architecture and proximity to the airport. Let me know in the comments below if you want to see more travel relate videos. Maybe next time I am in Japan or the US I can make some more hotel reviews.
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Bose AE2 Headphones Ear Cushion Replacement
 
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Learn how to repair your Bose AE2 headphones with the ear cushion replacement kit. Part 1 - AE2 Ear Cushion on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/aReA Part 2 - Repair and Test ➜ (at 3:37min) Part 3 - Summary and Conclusion ➜ (at 8:12min) After about 3 years of using my Bose headphones, the material of the ear cushions started to peel off. I was very sad because the headphones had always worked so well for me. When I originally picked them up in Japan, I would always use them at the university for training with the language software, or when I was on international flights from Europe to Asia. Then, the material was starting to fall apart, I was putting off the repair and started to use my other Sennheiser headphones instead. Unfortunately the same happened to them as well, now I was upset! How come all headphones seem to have the same issue? Was it intentional? In any case, I needed a pair that I could use. I started to look at the "ear cushion replacement” option again, better than buying a new set I thought. Finally, I took the plunge, bought the replacement kit, and after listing to my Bose headphones again, I totally forgot how good they sounded. They are lightweight, sound great, and are exceedingly comfortable compared to my other headphones. Remember, it seems the AE2's are not manufactured anymore. It may be wise to buy some replacement part sooner than later. I am very happy with my purchase of the original replacement kit.
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Gigaset N510 IP PRO Base Station (Unboxing, Setup, Review)
 
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Discover how to easily configure the Gigaset DECT IP base station via the web interface. Part 1 - Gigaset N510 on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/dVWVQt Part 2 - Unboxing ➜ (1:27min) Part 3 - Configuration ➜ (4:07min) Part 4 - Summary & Conclusion ➜ (14:45min) ### Gigaset PRO Videos ### Gigaset N510 Base ➜ https://youtu.be/am0tGuUSOJ4 Gigaset SL750 Handset ➜ https://youtu.be/j14Lv6wE7Hg Learn how to setup your Gigaset IP Pro even if you don’t know it’s default IP address. After watching the first tutorial you will have learned how to update the firmware of this base station. You will know where to find the Gigaset manuals, and I show you how to setup a VoIP account. Depending on your router or voice over IP provider, some configuration examples may different. Because of this I compare two different configurations and explain what settings I had to change in my router. The N510 is a small business DECT IP phone base station that supports up to 6 SIP phone lines while allowing for 4 simultaneous calls. For large scale deployments, solutions such as the N870 would be more suitable, because of multicell support. Overall, I like the N510 base station, despite the fact it seemed to be a bit more complicated to configure, compared to the consumer VoIP products of the Gigaset range. ### Compatible Handsets ### S650H PRO ➜ http://geni.us/bxHpp SL750H PRO ➜ http://geni.us/Wht9XBT R650H PRO ➜ http://geni.us/ouMkHi
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Sony Alpha 6300 - Good for Video and YouTube? (Review + Test Footage)
 
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Discover how well the Sony Alpha 6300 performs when shooting video for YouTube. Part 1 - Sony Alpha on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/qVd7RZ Part 2 - Unboxing ➜ (0:36min) Part 3 - Test Footage HD ➜ (8:42min) Part 3 - Test Footage 4K ➜ https://youtu.be/Z0rBK386eTA Part 4 - Summary ➜ (12:29min) In this review, I will show you why 4K cameras are becoming more and more popular with people creating video content for YouTube. One main advantage of recording footage in 4K is that the image looks super crisp and sharp. For this, the Sony uses the XAVC codec that can create video files with a very high bit rate. While the resulting videos have a stunning quality, due to the high bit rate and resolution, keep in mind that files can become very big, very quickly! For example, in my testing, 10 minutes of video can create anywhere between 4GB~8GB. The camera allows you to select various settings, XAVC @ 60Mbit/s, or XAVC @ 100Mbit/s, to name a few. Depending on your settings the file size can differ greatly. The main point that I want to bring across it that shooting video in 4K needs a lot of memory, and a modern computer. My old iMac, for example, was struggling somewhat when editing the recorded footage. Make sure your computer has a modern graphics card, sufficient memory, and a decent CPU, otherwise you may run into performance issues. Having said that, of course, you can record Full HD with the Sony as well, and this will be less demanding than shooting in 4K. However, in my opinion, the Sony produces best results when using the XAVC codec, so when shooting Full HD at least select XAVC. Actually, I had the same experience with my Sony Action Cam, and while selecting the MP4 setting creates small files, about 16Mbit/s, the quality is not nearly as good as when using XAVC, and XAVC simply creates larger files. Other than that the Sony is a very nice camera, especially the microphone input seems to be much better than on my Canon EOS M3. Discover more cameras and my video editing computer build: • How to upgrade a used Mac Pro for video editing ➜ https://youtu.be/lJF-rffIyq0 • Disadvantages of the Nikon D5500 ➜ https://youtu.be/RZHv864t_8I • Why I like my old Canon EOS M3 ➜ https://youtu.be/PyEyhynEQ
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Behringer C1 vs Shure SM58 (Dynamic vs Condenser Microphone Test)
 
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Discover the sound difference between a dynamic and a condenser microphone. Part 1 - Behringer C1 on Amazon ➜ http://geni.us/NCv2hJ Part 2 - Unboxing ➜ (3:28min) Part 3a - Sound Test / Behringer ➜ (7:52min) Part 3b - Sound Test / Shure ➜ (9:15min) Part 4 - Summary & Conclusion ➜ (12:27min) # Equipment Used # Dynamic Microphone - on Amazon (Shure SM58) ➜ http://geni.us/k56wJ Condenser Microphone - on Amazon (Behringer C1) ➜ http://geni.us/NCv2hJ Microphone Preamp - on Amazon (ART Tube MP/C) ➜ http://geni.us/EAVIysl After watching this microphone test you will better understand the difference between a dynamic microphone and a condenser microphone. First we will listen to a test recording of the Behringer C1 studio condenser microphone, second, we will compare the sound quality against the industry classic Shure SM58, which is a less sensitive dynamic microphone. To my surprise, the Behringer C1 developed a small humming noise while recording this test, which may have been a failure on my end, because in other recordings I could not hear any noise. I have since tested the Behringer with a USB audio interface, connecting it directly, as well again with my Tube Preamp, and each time it did work fine. Generally speaking, condenser microphones tend to be more sensitive because they use the 48volt phantom power, while dynamic microphones tend to be less sensitive and better at rejecting unwanted sounds in the environment. Personally, I believe that dynamic mics are somewhat easier to use for beginners because they often tend to be more robust and easier to handle. Then again, some people may prefer the sound of condenser mics, simply because they are more sensitive and sound different. Learn more about how to pick a microphone for podcasting, streaming or YouTube, visit my channel page, subscribe, and check out my “Mic for YouTube - Comparison and Test” Tutorial ➜ https://youtu.be/YnSeSOxQr-8
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