Clinton Stark

Clinton shoots videos for Stark Insider. San Francisco Bay Area arts, Ingmar Bergman and French New Wave, and chasing the perfect home espresso shot 25 seconds at a time (and failing). Peloton: ClintTheMint. Camera: Video Gear
Peloton Entertainment - Netflix, Disney, NBA, YouTube

Netflix, NBA, Disney+, YouTube TV now available on Peloton Bike, Row, Tread

"entertainment and fitness, together at last." Good news for those looking to add a little entertainment to their daily workouts. Peloton has announced (here on Instagram) that you can now stream video from some of the major services including Netflix, NBA, Disney+ and YouTube TV. "introducing Peloton Entertainment—stream TV shows, movies, and...
New Gaggia Espresso Deluxe announcement

In Espresso: Gaggia announces new line of semi-automatic machines with PID

At first blush I wasn't sure if this was a new machine, or simply a standard marketing email. But, it is indeed true: Gaggia has released a new line of espresso machines. The legendary Italian company calls the new, compact machine the Espresso Deluxe. Available in four colors (Storm Grey, Riverway...
Behind the scenes at Scary Fast - will more filmmakers use the Apple iPhone for high profile projects?

Apple’s ‘Scary Fast’ event was also primetime for the iPhone camera

Apple's 'Scary Fast' event was a little unusual on a couple of fronts. First, the timing. Typically, Apple holds these types of events and live streams during the day -- as far as I can recall almost always in the morning. So to have this one at 5pm PT was...
Breville Nespresso Vertuo Creatista Single Serve Coffee Maker

Breville Nespresso Vertuo Creatista: Meeting home baristas half way

Breville has announced the Vertuo Creatista. Here's some thoughts about the all-in-one espresso machine that promises to (almost) do it all. Super automatic coffee and espresso machines are, no doubt, super convenient. They make our lives easier and get us caffeinated in a jiffy. You get up in the morning, head...
ZimaCube NAS personal cloud

ZimaCube looks like a compelling open source NAS alternative to Synology, QNAP

All things open source continues to be a growing movement. The latest example: the ZimaCube NAS. Based on the ZimaBoard -- which is a small Single-Board Computer (SBC) not unlike Raspberry Pi or Arduino -- the ZimaCube is a Network Attached Storage (NAS) system based on Linux and other open source...
Panasonic S5M2 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Body - Firmware adds 96MP high resolution mode for stills

Panasonic S5 II shooters can now take 96 MP hi-res photos

One of the best features of the Panasonic GH6 -- even though it's primarily a video-oriented camera! -- is its 100 MP high resolution mode for photos. Turn that on and you can get amazingly detailed images that are suitable for print outs. Or, use it to retain the...
La Marzocco And Mahlkönig Team Up For The Sync System

The Sync System: When your coffee machine has a relationship with your grinder

Here's a somewhat wild bit of news in the world of coffee. Espresso giants Mahlkönig (grinders) and La Marzocco (machines... mostly) have announced something called The Sync System. It's not a cloud file syncing service -- no surprise. Rather, it's a system that enables a grinder to talk and communicate with...
Blend No. 1 capsules -- a new partnership by Nespresso and Blue Bottle Coffee

Nespresso, Blue Bottle partner – announce limited edition coffee capsules

Here's an interesting bit of espresso and coffee-related news that mostly seems to have flown under the radar today. Home espresso machine juggernaut Nespresso is partnering with none other than (third wave!) coffee specialty brewer Blue Bottle to make capsules. The co-developed capsules will be "limited-edition" according to the press release....
Ourselves Highfalutin' Negroes (Stereoscopic Version)

Nicolas Winding Refn’s byNWR multimedia cultural platform gets reboot

He's still at it. And so far the results are definitely curious, at times quite entertaining, and often perplexing. Welcome to the world of (almost) forgotten film. Nicolas Winding Refn today announced that his "multimedia cultural platform" byNWR has been revived and rejuvenated. Interested cinephiles and those interested in film history,...
Panasonic GH6 with anamorphic lens

Top 5: Best mirrorless cameras for shooting video

Updated for 2023-2024 If you're in the market for a new camera and want to shoot video, you're in luck. With the advent of mirrorless technology, there's an almost staggering array of cameras that produce crisp video, without the need to spend thousands of dollars. Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Leica, and...