gadg-et-oid [gaj-it-oid]


1. having the characteristics or form of a gadget;
resembling a mechanical contrivance or device.

Gadgetoid Video Podcast Progress

Things are coming along reasonably smoothly. I’ve managed to successfully obtain a 60hz PAL, standard definition capture of some Halo 3 gravity hammer fun. The sound is a little sketchy but can be fixed. The capture was taken with the Pinnacle Video Transfer unit to a 16gb Lexar Memory Stick (a very good and stupidly easy to use setup as it happens) using the medium quality setting. I think the next task is to try high quality, full frame capture for the best final video results- we’ll see!

The capacity indicator on the 16gb Lexar Jump Drive Secure II Plus comes in very handy here, even when it’s unplugged it is possible to tell at a glance if it’s full or not. Also, 16GB is enough space to record, at “Better” quality, over 24 hours of video, or a solid day of gaming. Not bad!

Combined with the Pinnacle Video Transfer unit we can capture more video that we’ll ever need without even having to think about it and without needing the clutter and bulk of an external hard drive or whole computer hooked up.

Yes, I’m a little rusty at Halo 3. I was one of the first people in the UK to play with the gravity hammer at the Microsoft christmas event prior to Halo 3’s launch, and I owned with it… this is embarrassing.

Saturday, October 11th, 2008, Blog.