Our Live Broadcast Show – Into the DEEP !

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Into The DEEP !!  – Monday thru Friday 3 am to 6 am EST. Hosted by Tom and Co-Hosted by Connie, will have great Music from the 60′s, 70′s, 80′s, 90′s and Today, with Commentary, Chat, Skype and ooVoo Call-ins and Talk on Aliens, UFO’s, Conspiracies, Paranormal, EVP’s & Ghost Stories, Time Travel, Other Dimensions, ESP, Shadow People, Apparitions and Spirits, We can also Talk about Histories Strangest Events, Myths, Legends, Monsters, Bigfoot, Chupacabra, Science Facts and Fiction, Cult Classic Movies and Films. Home-Brewing and  Beer Talk is always welcome.

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RETURNING TO THE AIRWAYS FOR OUR 2ND SEASON ON FRIDAY MORNING AUGUST 1ST AT 3AM….DO NOT MISS IT….THIS YEAR WILL BE CRAZIER THAN LAST SEASON !!

Here is the New Banner for Our Second Season, Thanks phantasma.leonis for Doing our Artwork. If your in need of some commissioned artwork, this artist is wonderful.

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Some of Our Second Season Intro’s, Bumpers and Sweepers

Alien Intro

 

Show Intro

 

Playing the best Music Intro

Thanks Danny of Classic Rock1 and AMS_DJ_Ritchey Shows for doing our Sweepers! If you need sweepers or bumpers for your project contact Danny and Tell him HighlandMedia sent you!

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This Channel is hosted by Tom who along with Connie, own Highland Media, Double Diamond Production Studios and Still Water Farm – where they raise 66,000 Turkey’s, Sheep and over 200 Lambs each year. Plus Cows, Calves and Bulls.

Tom is a Video, Independent & Documentary Film Producer and Photographer, Former Nashville Recording Artist and Talent Scout for Affinity Music Inc., Author of Several Books and Screenplays, Former FM Radio Morning Show Host on WQPO 100.7 in Harrisonburg VA, Former PBS TV Producer for WVPT in Harrisonburg VA, Former Drummer for the 1980′s Munich Germany Rock Band Scorpios and US Bands Crystalyne, South Side Thirty and I 81, Tom makes Home Beer Brewing Videos  He was also a Former Chef and you can see his Cooking Videos, Travel and Media Videos on Tom’s YouTube Channel

Quote from Tom – I am no way an expert on any one thing, but maybe through some of my experiences you can solve a problem, find a goal, learn something new, laugh at me or with me, or just be entertained.

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The HighlandMedia Broadcast pit

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Web Cam Reviews

show tpic3I have reviewed all the other camera categories, So since we use web cams on our cast, I thought I would tell you my picks for Web Cams you can see my webcams on our broadcast at  http://vaughnlive.tv/highlandmedia

I have tried a ton of webcams, I worked my way through a bunch of cheaper ones, HP, Microsoft, IBM, Samsung and Logitech and I settled for all Logitech Cameras and here is what I use and why:

web camsI use two Logitech C170′s (they are VGA) I use one for Skype calls because you can turn the exposure rate down on the C170 so that there is no glare. I got it brand new off of eBay for $14.88 and free shipping and I got the second one for $5.99 and $2.00 shipping. I use the second C170 on my turn-table because the C170 can handle the spin of the record and the little LED flashing Lights I have on it without slowing down my broadcast.

I tried some HD cams in both spots but I did not like the full detail and brightness on my face for Skype Calls. And the frame rate on the Turn-Table record spin was too much for my DSL and my broadcast software with the other 7 cameras we also have open.

I use two Logitech C110 cams for outside the studio views –  Like the C170′s they are also VGA they can be adjusted to handle outside light and have a lower frame rate to handle animals, clouds, vehicles, etc that are moving a lot. We seldom cut to outside shots but occasionally we do. I got these two off eBay for $4.99 each and free shipping.

I use two Logitech C310 They are 720p and I prefer these over all my cams, I have two of these as my main cast They handle all of our different lights. The Logitech C310 is what I recommend to anyone, it is so versatile and handles almost any issues you can throw at it, lighting, connection speed and movement. I got both of these new off eBay  One was $20.00 and $5 shipping, one was $23.00 and Free shipping

I use two Logitech C525 Cams, I use one of these on Connie’s Broadcast when she is co-hosting, when she is not it is facing the 70″ wide screen to show anything we want to on TV like the weather channel or the news or a documentary, it handles the TV light just perfect with no frame loss or distortions. the second one is up in the corner of the room to give a shot of both stations. Because this camera will swivel, it allows you to put it in many situations that others can’t. I got both of these off eBay New from one seller paid $26 each and $6.00 shipping.

All of these Logitech cameras are auto focus so there is no moving a dial on the camera like the older cams use to be.

The only thing that I dislike about almost every webcam out there is they do not have tripod mounts, To mount this cameras I use photography light stands, some small tripods, swift ties, and black electrical tape. Here is a couple pics of my set up

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Current Logitech Webcams being sold - http://www.logitech.com/en-us/search?q=web+cams

Here is a Webcam Review Link: http://webcam-review.toptenreviews.com/

Here is some links to webcam information: http://www.moneysupermarket.com/broadband/webcams/

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Here are a few pics of my set with some small tripods and Photography Light stands. You can get photography Lights stands off of eBay real cheap and they work great for web cams, just swift tie them and use some black tape.

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Sweetwater’s Gearfest 2014 June 6 & 7 2014

We will be at Sweetwater’s Gearfest 2014 in Ft Wayne Indiana June 6th and 7th. If you are in the music business, media or recording industry, or you are looking to start a career in the industry, this is the place to be.

Unlike the NAMM Trade show where you have to be a member (which is like joining the CIA) and pay yearly dues. http://www.namm.org/ , Sweetwater’s Trade Show is Free and Open to All.

At Sweetwater’s Gearfest ’14 you will meet representatives from all the equipment and instrument suppliers. See all the latest gear, attend informative seminars. Win Prizes, get deals on great new gear, and visit the flea market.  It is worth the trip.

Here is a link to Sweetwater’s Gearfest ’14 http://www.sweetwater.com/feature/gearfest/

If you are planning to attend, Book your room fast, because hotels will fill up in about a week. Here is a link from Sweetwater’s Hotel page, do use their link for the Gearfest discount,  once the rooms set aside for the discount are gone, the rooms get pretty pricey. http://www.sweetwater.com/feature/gearfest/hotels.php

If you are New to Sweetwater and need a Sales Engineer contact Robby Resnick he is ours and he is great, Tell him that Tom Mohr at Highland Media Studio sent you. Here is his email: Robby_Resnick@Sweetwater.com

Here is a link to an Online Article on Recording Industry Trade Shows: http://musicians.about.com/od/musiciansfaq/f/musicconvention.htm

Looking for Music and Recording Industry Trade Shows - here are some links:

http://en.audiofanzine.com/shows/

http://www.pro-music-news.com/html/01/e00102ag.htm

 

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Annual Highland Maple Festival 2014

The Annual Highland Maple Festival in Highland County VA will Be underway tomorrow, here is a copy of this years Brochure you can find other information for the area under my Local Links and my Local Events pages: I will be uploading some video to our YouTube page of this years Maple Festival: so Bookmark This page and My YouTube Page and Check back later for more information.

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Highland County Site: http://www.highlandcova.org/index.html

Highland Inn: http://www.highland-inn.com/ 

Sugar Tree Country Store: http://www.sugartreecountrystore.com/

Highland County on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HighlandCounty

Highland County Chamber of Commerce-Maple Festival: http://www.highlandcounty.org/maplefestival.html

Highland County Chamber of Commerce: http://www.highlandcounty.org/index.html

Here is a link to my other page with articles and Hotel links: http://highlandmediastudio.com/?page_id=585

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Here is some video of the 2014 Highland Maple Festival, as I convert and edit all my footage I will post more.

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Fiji Pu Pu Platter – don’t do it!

We travel a lot with our media Business sometimes 3 times a week or more, we eat out constantly. I have ate at hundreds, if not thousands of places over the years, some good and some bad and some really bad.  I wish I would have filmed a lot of them in the past. Since we are filming a reality series, I have video cameras with me or on me at all times now. We have hundreds of videos, that we are not going to use for the shows and outtakes that we will be uploading them all to our YouTube page at: http://www.youtube.com/user/DoubleDiamondStudio.

I review restaurants when I feel a need to brag about the good ones and warn you about the bad ones. I wrote a blog sometime back, to fill in some background information about myself and why you should read my reviews.  here is the link to that page: http://highlandmediastudio.com/?p=1065

You can also find My Yelp Reviews here:

Anyway Here is an outtake from our Reality Series, Its pretty funny, this time Connie is the funny one not me…I love it. We ate at a Fiji Restaurant and ordered the Pu Pu Platter, it definitely lived up to it’s name.

 

 

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