Hands-On with Google Stadia and Technology Deep Dive!

We go hands-on with Google’s upcoming Stadia cloud gaming service, which is launching next month! The impressive demo at Google’s headquarters represents the best-case scenario for streaming quality and latency, and we sit down with Stadia’s VPs of product and engineering to dive into video compression and other technologies that will make Stadia work around the world.

Episode 524 – HBO Maximized – 10/31/19

Cord-getting gets more complicated this week as Warner announces the details for its upcoming HBO Max streaming service. We break down how it compares with other streaming options, the confusion for current HBO subscribers, and how HBO might change. Plus, a Star Wars shakeup, surprise Apple Airpods release, and the problem with Daylight Savings. Support the Team Trees effort at http://teamtrees.org ! Find Trace’s videos at https://www.youtube.com/tracedominguez

Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Space Camera Shroud!

This week’s One Day Build is all about space cameras! Adam shows off a few of his favorite vintage cameras and camera replicas from NASA missions, and collaborates with fellow space obsessive Anthony Kovacs to make a shroud for the venerated Nikon F3. It’s a day of cut and sew to make a beautiful replica camera thermal cover, just like the beta cloth ones used by Space Shuttle astronauts!

They Delivered on the Monsters – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 10/29/19

Surprise! Adam took an unannounced vacation and returns from being away for two weeks traveling to Spain and Italy. We hear about his adventures in those countries and his recommendations. Plus, discussions on the most recent Godzilla movie, HBO’s Watchmen show, and a few books that Will and Adam have read lately!

PREMIUM – Model Behavior: X-Wing Cutaway Model Kit!

Bill and Norm assemble a rare Star Wars X-Wing snap-fit kit that was recently found online. This highly-detailed 1:35 scale model was a one-off from Kotobukiya in their ArtFX line–a cross section model that reveals the interior of the craft! We scrutinize and show off the beautiful pre-painted parts as we put this unique diorama together. Truly a holy grail kit!

Tested: iPhone 11 Pro vs OnePlus 7T Cameras

The new iPhone 11 Pro adds an ultrawide camera to its back, complementing the standard wide-angle and telephoto cameras. Ultrawide lenses aren’t new to smartphones, and we compare the camera systems on the iPhone 11 Pro to the three cameras on the new OnePlus 7T. The iPhone’s ultrawide has a frustrating limitation, and the OnePlus 7T’s cameras have a unique mode that’s very impressive.

PROJECTIONS: How Mixed Reality Game Trailers Are Made

Ever wonder how mixed reality videos are made showing users in virtual reality games like Beat Saber? That kind of compositing is done using the free LIV app, camera with HDMI output, video capture card, and green screen. We set up our studio to test some mixed reality and chat with LIV engineer David Goodman about the awesome ways mixed reality videos can bring new perspectives to VR capture.

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