Busy day. Allow me to bore you with the details.
Tomorrow is our 31st anniversary. That means, as it does most years, a Thanksgiving trip to Vegas with Stef. Of course it’s not that easy. There’s Roxie and Doppler to think about.
Our sitter is away, so we brought Doppler to Hollywood to join Roxie, Laura and her menagerie. Laura is magical with dogs.
What a cool piece of tech this is. It puts nearly all the functionality of a control room switcher into a tiny box It is broadcast quality HD at what historically would be seen as an insane price. Thank you computers.
As the demo went on, I asked Kim (the nerdboy sales/engineer–said as a compliment) if it could do all sorts of non-obvious things. Every answer was yes. One question concerned a function so arcane I expected to have to repeat the question. Instead he said, “Yes,” then did it.
High definition video is a real challenge. 1920×1080 29.97 time per second is a lot of data. Each frame is full of information. All those pixels. All that variability. This high in the video chain the switcher must not degrade the signal.
As you can tell, I was very impressed.
We dropped off the dogs and headed to Canter’s Deli. It’s still family run, not far from CBS on Fairfax. A fixture in Hollywood since 1938.
Pastrami. Rye. Mustard. This is how it’s properly eaten.
We’re home now. Yes, there was bumper-to-bumper traffic at 8:00 PM.
Vegas in the morning.