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Day: December 5, 2018

HDMI Splitter – What Exactly Is HDMI Technology And Where Can You Use It

High Definition Video and Audio has lead to new heights in immersive entertainment experiences. With increased pixel density and better surround sound options, the home theater experience has become a reality. Of course these improvements in entertainment quality required a better streamlined connectivity option which is provided by the High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI).

HDMI has been adopted as the preeminent interface for providing the most complete and immersive entertainment experience. As the idea of ​​what that immersive experience should be changed, the HDMI standard has been revised to address these improvements. Early HDMI simply addressed the provision of quality video and audio signals to a compliant display. Newer revisions, however, include the ability for the display to provide information back to the source and create the more complete experience.

Now it is possible for the display to share the source device's internet connection through the same HDMI cable. It is also possible for the remote control to control multiple devices in remote locations through the Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature. Equally important are other features such as the Audio Return Channel (ARC) which allows the display to send audio back to an audio receiver and speaker system. Perhaps the greatest improvement of all is the ability to include 3D video at resolutions as high as 4Kx2K. All of this means that the home entertainment center is able to rival the experiences of many professional cinemas.

Home entertainment is not the only area of ​​the market that has benefited from these improvements. Hospitals, advertisers, hotels, and bars are all taking advantage of these new features. It becomes easy to imagine situations where these institutions may need more than one display that has each of these features showing the same content. This is where devices such as an HDMI Splitter have been adapted to meet a very specific need. Whether it is a bank of televisions in a bar, or spread out across the lobby of a hotel to provide information to guests, the applications are nearly limitless.

Cat5 HDMI Splitter Extender products can also be used to provide information to health care professionals and their patients in locations safely removed from harmful environments or sensitive devices. These are typically used for long distance HDMI signal transmission over Cat5e / Cat6 UTP or STP cables. They maintain perfect image quality and support video resolutions up to 1080p. The biggest advantage of using these HDMI Splitters is that they eliminate the need to run long HDMI cables. …

Niche Check – A Guide to Higher Rankings and More Website Traffic

Articles, like people, are not created equally. Keeping this in mind is important, especially when you want to utilize the process of article marketing in order to improve your SEO efforts.

The people working at Google are smart. They have a way of checking to see which links matter and which do not. You will still enjoy the benefits of back-links from unrelated websites and articles.

Targeting a particular niche of people is something you can do in order to place higher on Google's rankings. The proper anchor text in links, along with a search engine optimized (SEO) website geared towards your niche keywords, will be a great help to achieving this.

To further help, here is a list of three checks you can easily do to ensure maximum profit with SEO utilizing article marketing:

1. Check to see if your articles are within your chosen niche topics. Write articles that matter to your niche, and contain the keywords associated with your niche. This way, Google will recognize your website / s and article / s as containing relevant content.

2. Check if your resource box contains your chosen niche's target keyword. Make sure these keywords are the ones that are relevant for your website, as Google can not rank you for every keyword contained. Good primary keywords will have low competition, which will translate to a lot of traffic.

If your keywords have a lot of competition, it simply means that you will have to outdo them via a long term term building process and a long term marketing strategy.

3. Check if your website is already SEO optimized for your niche keywords and primary keywords. A focused website is important.

The people at Google appreciate focus. Having a website that knows its niche keywords and target keywords is the best way to be appreciated and to dominate your chosen niche. …

Software Synthesizer Native Instruments Dynamo V1.0 Part 2 – Using The Software

The instruments of the present NI Premium Library comprise not only of conventional analogue and FM synthesizers, but also hybrid instruments, new kinds of synthesizers, and rhythm machines.

The instruments are created by top sound-designers, and many are direct emulations of well known synthesizers. Without using the names of the originals they have put large clues in the names of the instruments and made them look like the real thing. For instance the “Many Mood” is a Mini Moog & the “SH-2k” is a superb Roland SH101 emulation.

My main interest was in the more weird instruments, these are emulations of the huge modular beasts that you would find lurking in the studios of KraftWerk and Tangerine Dream fused with modern techniques such as sampling and granular synthesis. A remarkable instrument called “6-Pack” allows you to combine sample loops which are automatically synced regardless of their original tempo. You can mix, mute and filter these loops, alter their pitch them with beat precision – all in real-time and without affecting their tempo. I heard sounds from this that I had simply never heard before.

There are about 25 or so instruments in the NI Premium Library, and it is so much fun just to get a sequence going and play around, this really is as flexible as the original style instruments, but for a fraction of the price.

On a more practical note

I don’t use a mouse; I use a Wacom graphics tablet. When I tried to resize, minimize or even move the main screen the program hung, using the mouse (which I have connected in case of emergencies), I could get the program back to normal. I don’t know where the problem lies here, but anyone with a Wacom tablet should be aware of this.

Also, I use Cubase VST on a 17″ monitor, With Dynamo V1.0 open at the same time it all becomes very frustrating as some of the NI instruments take up a large amount of screen space. I can see a 21″ monitor becoming a necessity in the not too distant future!

Pros

  • An extremely versatile set of software synthesizers
  • Extremely good emulation of classic analogue & modular synthersizers
  • Exciting new instrument possibilities
  • Free Library of well designed instruments available for download

Cons

  • Annoying copy protection
  • Requires a powerful computer system
  • Possible problems when used with a Wacom tablet
  • Good Soundcard required