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August 25, 1990 | From Video Magazine
Good ideas don't have to cost a million dollars, especially with home video. Here are some no-cost tips: How's about making a camcorder double as a video recorder? After popping for the bucks to buy a camcorder, a video buff needn't also immediately lay out the dollars to buy a VCR. The camcorder can be connected directly to any television (if the set has video inputs and outputs) and used to record or play. Water and video equipment don't mix.
August 14, 2013 | By Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
As the ambience at the Hollywood Bowl becomes increasingly casual and the facilities snazzier (there is a trendy new wine bar along with this summer's smart new outdoor furniture and upgraded audio and video equipment), the Los Angeles Philharmonic has found it necessary to flash a warning on the high-definition monitors before concerts and at intermission: "Be Good, or Be Gone. " But does the orchestra really mean it? Tuesday night was not a casual concert. Gustavo Dudamel conducted the first of this week's two performances of Verdi's Requiem.
September 15, 1990 | Associated Press
U.S. troops in the Middle East will soon be able to give their families back home a vivid picture of life at the front. More than $2 million worth of video equipment is being donated and shipped overseas so military men and women will be able to tape and send personal messages.
August 25, 2012 | By Abby Sewell, Richard Winton and Melissa Leu, Los Angeles Times
The residents of Lancaster probably didn't notice it, but a small Cessna aircraft on Friday flew high above the desert city, capturing hours of video and ushering in a new era in law enforcement surveillance. The plane, equipped with sophisticated video equipment, is set fly a loop above the city for up to 10 hours a day, beaming a live video feed of what's going on below to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department dispatch center. The camera will inevitably pick up scenes of mundane day-to-day life.
May 16, 1988 | Associated Press
The remote hills of California's gold country are far from the sprawling urban jungle of Silicon Valley--and that's just the way employees of the Grass Valley Group like it. A high-tech company where almost everyone, including top executives, wears jeans and sneakers, the Grass Valley Group has been designing and manufacturing state-of-the art video production equipment for almost 25 years.
As they await autopsy results on a handcuffed prisoner who died in an altercation with deputies, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials announced plans Monday to install video and audio monitors in cell blocks at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility.
April 5, 1988 | Associated Press
An expert parachutist fell to his death when he jumped from a plane, apparently without realizing that he wasn't wearing a parachute, officials said today. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the death Saturday of Ivan Lester McGuire to see if pilot Mark Luman had checked to see if McGuire was wearing a parachute.
September 5, 1985
The Garvey Elementary School District has received a $70,600 grant from the state to purchase computer and video equipment, a spokesman said. The money will be used to buy 40 Apple computers, along with software, printers and videotape recorders, cameras and monitors. The equipment will be used to help improve reading, speaking, writing and math skills, the spokesman said.
June 5, 2012 | Ben Fritz and Alex Pham
When Chris and Rebecca Rider sit down to watch a romantic movie together, they don't pop in a DVD or turn on the DVR. They fire up their video game console. Once kept in rec rooms for a family's gamers, Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360, Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Co.'s Wii are increasingly being used by people who have no interest in helping Mario save the princess or the "Call of Duty" soldiers win the war. The 31-year-old Chris Rider began playing video games on his family's Atari in the early 1980s.
March 14, 2008 | From wire and staff reports
Sen. Barack Obama's advertising team is getting some friendly competition from film pros with some Oscar clout like Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. The liberal group, reprising a 2004 ad contest against President Bush, has enlisted the actors to help select an ad supporting Obama's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. MoveOn plans to air the winning commercial on national television before Pennsylvania's April 22 primary, but organizers hope the real benefit could come simply from media attention, Internet buzz and the star power behind it. Participants in the "Obama in 30 Seconds" contest will have until April 1 to submit their entries.
August 6, 2007 | Jay Blahnik, Special to The Times
I am interested in purchasing a piece of exercise equipment or a workout video from television, but I have heard that these products never work and that the claims they make are false. Amy Santa Monica Some of these products and video programs do work, but many of them are full of impossible-to-deliver claims. Here are a few tips that will help you distinguish between the ones that are worth trying and the ones that aren't.
March 28, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
The Police Commission on Tuesday selected IBM Corp. to install 300 digital video cameras in patrol cars in the first phase of a program that could put cameras in all 1,600 police vehicles. "It is a high priority for this commission and for the department," said Commission President John Mack. The $5-million contract needs City Council approval.
July 6, 2006 | From Reuters
Microsoft Corp. will start selling a wireless digital music and video player to compete with Apple's iPod by Christmas, sources close to the matter said Wednesday. The new player will let users download music and videos over the air, according to one source, a feature that would give it an edge over the iPod. Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft has also been developing an application akin to Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod/iTunes integrated system, another source said.
March 16, 2006 | Richard Winton and David Pierson, Times Staff Writers
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's investigation into a mysterious crash that destroyed a rare $1-million Ferrari in Malibu last month is now focusing on a videotape that was purportedly shot from inside the vehicle at the time of the accident, according to sources close to the case.
January 6, 1985
This is warning to those who travel to the Middle East with video cameras. You will be required by Israel Customs to leave a cash deposit of $500 at the airport as you enter the country. You cannot write a check or leave a credit card. You get your money back upon departure, but it is something of a shock to part with $500 for the use of your video camera. In Egypt most major antiquities, except the Pyramids and Sphinx, restrict the use of video equipment to those to pay 50 Egyptian per antiquity, payable at the gate.
August 14, 1988
Excuse me, but I certainly don't feel sorry for the Le family ("Little Hope for Homeless in House-Shy Affluent Area," Aug. 8), who can't afford a two-bedroom apartment in Westminster without a federal housing subsidy. If they can't afford the apartment, how can they afford the designer jeans for Mrs. Le, the nice television, stereo system, video equipment, piano keyboard? Something is rotten in Rip-Off City. ELLEN ROBERTSON Irvine
March 4, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
The Police Department could save $3 million annually by installing video cameras in every police car to record civilian contacts instead of having officers write and read field data reports, Police Chief William J. Bratton said in a report Friday. In arguing that such cameras are cost-effective, Bratton said they would also make it easier to resolve complaints of officer misconduct and would cut down on investigative costs. The city has applied for a grant to install the cameras.
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