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Moza Mini-Mi Real Review

While other gimbals stabilize your phone, this one does more than just steady shots.

13 July 2018 3pm. The parcel arrived. It 's the Moza Mini-MI.
What's a Moza Mini-Mi?
The Moza Mini-Mi is a 3-axis smartphone gimbal stabilizer.


What can it do that other gimbals don't? 1. It has 8 operating modes
2. Ability to detect multiple subjects
3. Perform 360-degree rotation inception effect
4. Wireless phone charging
5. Priced lower than others.

Who is Moza? Where is it from? Moza is the name given to the range of gimbals manufactured by a Chinese company called Gudsen Technology. They have been around for over 3 years in the professional video production industry.
Do you recommend it? What is the difference between the Zhiyun Smooth 4 and the Moza Mini-MI? What is the difference between the Smove Mobile and the Moza Mini-Mi? Can you show me all the tricks it can do? Can it work on the Android phone? What accessories must I get?
Let's go out and tes…

Steemit/DTube Review 2018 by Adrian Lee

20 July 2018 - I Signed Up with Steemit What is Steemit? Why did I sign up? I heard about it a long time ago and only today, I joined.

Visit my account ▶︎

Steemit is a social networking platform with rewards.

The reward is in the form of digital currency called "Steem".

This blockchain thingy is what made me sign up.

You post good content, you make some cryptocurrency.

Facebook doesn't pay you for posting content.

When did Steemit Start? Steemit started in July 2016.
I hesitated to join because it was in Beta stage.
Funny thing is, it's July 2018 and it's still in Beta.
Beta to me means it's still experimenting with the concept.
But what the heck. I have nothing to lose and I have content to share.
So I'm in.

How does Steemit work? "There are three digital tokens that make up the Steemit ecosystem: STEEM, Steem Power (SP) and Steem Dollars. STEEM. STEEM is the foundational cryptocurrency of the Steemit network. STEEM…

Android One Message Not Sending Error

"Not sent. Tap to try again." - 31 July 2018
That is the error message I get when I try to reply a text message.
My Xiaomi Mi A1 can receive messages, but I can't send out.
What happened?
How can I solve this problem?

I've tried all methods found on Google.

I've contacted my telco M1. No help.

In the meantime, I've transferred the SIM card to my iPhone.

Videography 101: Shoot more than you need. It's better than regretting not taking that shot. In this project, I shot 1 hour of footage, just to create a 90-second video. #videography #videoediting #finalcutpro #videolane #adrianlee

How to Connect an External Video Camera to MacBook Pro for Live Streaming

Check out my latest post on Ecamm Live, the best live streaming app for Mac...
ATEM Television Studio HD Setup with OBS Live Streaming -   In this video, I walk through my multi-camera live streaming setup using the Blackmagic Design ATEM Television Studio HD via MacBook Pro and OBS.
2-Camera Live Video Switching with BlackMagic and OBS -  In this video, I walk through my 2-camera live streaming setup using Blackmagic Design Ultrastudio Mini Recorders on a MacBook Pro via OBS.
Feel free to leave comments and questions.
The original "idea" journal posted on Aril 28, 2015. I have a request to shoot a corporate internal talk and stream it to a live audience in seven different countries.

First 3 things that came to mind is...

1. Video conferencing system.
2. Google+ Hangouts On Air with YouTube Live.
3. Other Streaming services like Ustream.

Video conferencing syst…

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Review Part 2 – Day Time Video Camera Test The budget phone is slowly catching up. This could be your next vlogging camera. In the previous post, I said I bought this smartphone for the price, camera, and memory. I didn’t expect much of the camera coming from a cheap Xiaomi phone, BUT I was wrong! Just see the result of my test and let me know what you think.

What did I discover?
1. I thought all Xiaomi phones have this focus hunting problem, but no, the Redmi Note 5 is OK.
2. I thought the auto-focus is going to be sluggish, but no, it responded fast.
3. I thought the audio recording is going to suck, like my Mi A1, but no, I can hear myself clearly.
I tested it in a noisy environment and used the native camera app in complete auto mode.
Yet the colors are great (don’t compare with Samsung or iPhone though), and the audio is audible.
The sad thing is, it does not shoot 4K video.
Next, I am going to document the night time video camera test and time-lapse recording.
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Huawei Nova 3i Specs

Huawei is launching a mid-range phone on 26 July 2018.

The attraction is the camera specs, the memory, and the price.

What are the 3 Selling Points? Camera:
24MP AI Dual front camera + 16MP AI Dual rear camera



What are the Other Specifications? Display:
6.3-inch FHD HUAWEI FullView display

Kirin 710 with AI capabilities

3340mAh long-life battery with standby time up to 300 hours

Dual 4G SIM slot

Operating System:
Android 8.1 + EMUI 8.2

It has all the reasons why I bought the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.

What I don't like about it? The dual cameras do not have the tele-zoom lens.
The second camera is only 2MP, included just for the depth of field (blur background) effect.

That means it's designed for photography and not videography.
And a very limited photography I would say, coz there's no zoom.

What can be better? Look out for the Xiaomi Mi A2 if on a low budget.

Otherwise …

Youtube Trend 2018 - Sent Me is the New Unboxing

So I read this article about a 2018 YouTube Trend...


Similar to unboxing videos, rephrased with the words "sent me".

Let me try it on this video.

Before I do anything, it looks like this.

Published on 16 July 2018. As of 21 July 2018, there are 80 views.

The title was "Moza Mini-MI Review Part 1- Unboxing and First look".

Changed it to "Someone Sent Me the Moza Mini-Mi - What's Inside?"

Leave me a comment sometime later to find out the result.

MacOS:Spigot-AX [PUP] Found in MacBook Pro

Today I scanned my MacBook Pro with AVG Antivrus.

It found 6 instances "MacOS:Spigot-AX [PUP]" in Chrome.

What is Spigot Malware?  "Spigot is a term used to describe potentially unwanted applications developed bySpigot Inc. Adware created by this company installs together with free software using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'." - What is a PUP Virus? "A Potentially Unwanted Program, also called in short as PUP, is a software that contains adware, installs toolbars or has other unclear objectives. The term “Potentially Unwanted Program” was given by McAfee to avoid labelling downloadable programs asmalware." -

Quarantined and deleted.

I have been using AVG for over 10 years and love it.

Come to think of it, is there an Android version?

AVG AntiVirus for Android I use the And…

Raising the Desktop Audio Recording Volume with OBS Studio on Mac

Here's how I raised the desktop audio recording volume.

You have to record and playback to hear the difference.

The best setting I found was 300% which is nearly the same as what I hear live.

Here are the midi settings.

Here is the OBS Audio Setting.

This is a quick note to self.

Feel free to comment and ask questions about the setting.

Adrian Lee

Does a Huge Database of Wordpress Images Slow Down Your Site?

After deleting all tags, now images.

Of course, I am not getting rid all of them.

There are over 4000 images and I know I don't need most of them anymore.

Things like event brochures that date back to 2015.
Let's go on a deleting spree.

I will be back with the speed result.

Do WordPress Tags Slow Down Your Site?

This morning, I deleted every tag from AVI blog.All 2600 of them.It may be the cause of site slow down. Deactivated Title to Tags plugin too.I don't think tags are important anymore.It's not even helping my SEO.Nor is it helping my readers. As I delete batch by batch, I can feel the site getting a little quicker. Is it really working? Does this method help?I'm not talking about meta tags but WordPress tags... Or sometimes they call it "terms".
So to speed things up, I installed Mass Delete Tags plugin.
Here's the website.
I will be back with the speed test result.

Thursday Evening Run

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#thursday #run

How to change a regular video to a vertical video for IGTV?

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I just re-edited my latest YouTube video in the vertical format using final cut pro. Take a look ▶ #videography #videoediting #finalcutpro #macbookpro #IGTV #redminote5 #videolane #adrianlee

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Review Part 1 – Unboxing and First Look mid-range smartphone possesses cutting-edge features at an affordable price. Is this Android device for you? Watch to find out as I check out mine #redminote5Subscribe for more vlogs and real reviews → needed an emergency phone. So I bought the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.Emergency?One of our phones has gone cranky and we can’t live without it. We want the huge Xiaomi Mi Max 3, but it is not available yet.So, from the choices in the store, I chose the Redmi Note 5. choice is based on 3 criteria.1. Must have dual lens main camera2. Minimum 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM3. Cost less than S$400There were 3 contenders with dual lens. The Redmi S2, the Mi Mix 2 and the Redmi Note 5.Check out the Redmi S2 out the Mi Mix 2 Camera is important because we want to document our lives. The Redmi S2 memo…

An Emergency Phone

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Last night I went to the Mi store at Vivocity to get an emergency phone. I bought the Redmi Note 5. #xiaomi #redminote5 #android #smartphone #androidography

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Singapore

Last night I went to the Mi store at Vivocity to get an emergency phone.

I bought the Redmi Note 5.

One of our phones is cranky and we can't live without the device on our face. πŸ€“
We wanted the humongous Mi Max 3 (for lauhuayen), but it is not available.

So out of the other choices in the store,  I chose the Redmi Note 5 based on 3 criteria.
1. Must have Dual lens main camera
2. Minimum 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM
3. Cost less than S$500

There were 3 contenders with dual lens. The Redmi S2, the Mi Mix 2 and the Redmi Note 5.

Check out the Redmi S2

Check out the Mi Mix 2

Good Camera is important because we need to document our daily lives. 😎
The Redmi S2 memory is only up to 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM.
Shooting and editing video every day require lots of memory.
The Mi Mix 2 is ab…

Premiere Pro vs Final Cut Pro. I use Premiere Pro for client work because I can manually control the details. #videography #videoediting #premierepro #finalcutpro #videolane #adrianlee

Smove Mobile Review Part 9 - How to Shoot Vertical for IGTV

You don't have to meddle with any screws or touch any mechanical stuff. You don't even have to switch off to go from landscape to vertical mode. It's all done automatically on the Smove Mobile extendable smartphone stabilizer. Get Your Smove Mobile ➡

How to Shoot Vertical for IGTV with Smove Mobile

You don't have to meddle with any screws or any mechanical stuff.
You don't have to switch off to go from landscape to vertical. It's all done automatically on the Smove Mobile extendable smartphone stabilizer. Subscribe ▶ #1: Hold the handle horizontally.Step #2: Press and hold the trigger button. Step #3: Press and quickly let go the power function button. Feel free to leave a comment or anything you like me to test on this gimbal. If you like this post, click the thumbs up and subscribe for more. Watch the full review of the Smove Mobile ▶ LeeVIDEOLANE.COMPS:Watch the vertical walking test on #IGTV here ▶

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 Singapore

I want to get a big phone for my wife. The Samsung Note 8 is too small. The Mi Max 2 is great but its out of stock. When is the Mi Max 3 coming?First, why must buy Mi Max 3?Here are the leaked and rumored specifications. 1. It's BIG! It's got a 7-inch display. 2. The battery is big too, at 5500mAh.3. Dual lens rear camera! 12MP and 5MP.4. Lots of memory. 4GB RAM and 128GB ROM.5. So affordable, at a rumored price of US$266.So when is the Xiaomi Mi Max 3 release date?The Mi shop told me to come back next week to check it out. Adrian LeePS:Here is Mi Max 2 at S$258.Mi Max 2 ▶ Max 2 Specs:Released in June 2017
6.44-inch display1080x1920 resolution4GB RAM 64GB ROM12MP main camera5MP selfie cameraVideo 4K @ 30fpsMi Max 2 ▶

Journal #180710

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. - Benjamin DisraeliThe Mi A2 is coming out and I haven't vlogged much about my Mi A1.Procrastination. Something's holding me back. I have lot's of good things to say about my Mi A1.Then why am I not blogging or vlogging about it. Probably it's because,1. There is nothing to sell.2. There is nothing valuable to share. 3. Maybe wordpress is just too troublesome. Well I don't know. There is also the Gopro Hero5 Black and the Panasonoc FZ2500. Same thing happened.However I did vlog a lot about the Smove Mobile and the Lenovo Yoga 520.Smove Mobile Reviews
Lenovo Yoga 520 Reviews
The smartphone stabilizer is given to me by the manufacturer for the vlogs. So I have to make them. However no one gave me the Lenovo. I bought it.Then why …

Manual control of Android video camera

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Need manual control of focus, exposure and white balance on your Android video camera? The Zhiyun Smooth 4 app does it all... With a little extra. Follow me on Instagram. 
Check out the full review of the Zhiyun Smooth 4.

#videography #androidography #android #xiaomi #xiaomimia1 #zhiyun #zhiyunsmooth4 #punggol #singapore #videolane #adrianlee

Video Makers Gather to Play

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A short while ago, in a galaxy not far away, video makers gather and play.

#videography #videoediting #macbookpro #gopro #joby #rode #panasonic #sony #smovemobile #videolane #adrianlee

The action camera and the smartphone stabilizer. July's camera videography workshop is about to begin. #videography #camera #gopro #smartphone #stabilizer #gimbal #smovemobile #workshop #videolane #adrianlee

5 Cinematic Video Editing Tricks You Want To Use More Of

Bring on your video and follow these tips to spruce it up. Trick #1 - Add movement to stable tripod shotsTrick #2 - Use Stabilizer on shaky handheld shots
Trick #3 - Color correct your shots
Trick #4 - Adjust sharpness and film fade
Trick #5 - Add a letterbox
What am I waiting for. Let's fire up my video editing software and try it. Live tutorial coming to you soon on...

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Mid 2012 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is now a vintage

Apple has officially classified the Mid 2012 model 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display as "vintage" or "obsolete" depending on the region."Vintage products are those that have not been manufactured for more than 5 and less than 7 years ago. Apple has discontinued hardware service for vintage products with the some exceptions. to DIY your own service, check out iFixit's do-it-yourself repair guides

Best external microphones for video recording on iPhones and Androids

Audio recording gear that sounds as good to the ears as they do the price on the wallet. Option #1 is my choice.

Option #1:  Clip-on Wired Type.  Audio-Technica ATR-3350IS Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Mic with Smartphone Adapter. (US$29)I choose this because I know Audio Technica for like 20 years in the video production industry. I have four of these long-wired clip-on mics.

Option #2: Clip-on Wired Type. IK Multimedia iRig Mic Lav compact lavalier microphone. (US$50)

Great for interviews and other two-source situations, iRig Mic Lav offers a chainable design. Just connect one microphone to the second and you're up and running instantly. No mixer or adaptors required.

Adrian Lee

How to edit and export vertical video in Filmora #igtv

Wondershare Filmora is ready to edit vertical videos for IGTV.
Just 3 steps.
Step #1 - Open Wondershare Filmora
Step #2 - Set project aspect ratio to 9:16(Portrait)
Step #3 - Edit your vertical videos

Feel free to ask questions or share your solution.
Adrian Lee

Five Mobile Video Editing Apps for IGTV

The 5 mobile apps that could make you an IGTV influencer. IGTV allows you to create vertical videos up to 60 minutes long.
Anyone with a smartphone can become an IGTV video creator.What is IGTV? IGTV is Instagram's new video sharing app.Okay, it's easy to shoot vertical videos. It's the most natural way we hold our smartphone. What about editing vertical videos? We can use sophisticated editing software on our computer or MacBook Pro. Or we can get the job done easily with mobile video editing apps.Are you dreaming of becoming a social video influencer? Then here are five mobile video editing apps you can try.App #1 - Apple iMovie (iPhone)App #2 - GoPro Quik (iPhoneAndroid)App #3 - Videoshop (iPhoneAndroid)App #4 - Apple Clips (iPhone)App #5 - Kinemaster (iPhoneAndroid)Let's try them all and see which one works best.Adrian LeePs:IGTV also supports 4K videos.Source: