Thursday, October 4, 2007

1. This Current Project

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This Project is about reaching out on the internet to make the legacy of Doctor Halstead and World Life Research Institute to those anxious to learn more.

It is also meant to attract those individuals who would like to contribute to World Life and support the various projects involved in moving forward. The idea is to keep expanding this current project with more information, short videos and an expanded format.

But so far, this project is being done on a zero budget, an old inadequate computer, and without the benefit of a good video camera to help document the past, present, and future efforts. Approximate budget needed: $5,000.

Wish List

Laptop Computer

Apple® MacBook® Pro with 17" Display Model: MA897LL/A
List Price: $2800.

Needed for: Website design, video production and editing, conducting Power Point and other presentations to various groups

Equipped with a massive 17" display, this notebook delivers brilliant images with crisp color without weighing you down. Housing 2 powerful processors, this 6.8-pound MacBook® Pro provides brisk performance that takes on projects for work, school or fun with ease.

  • Intel® Core™2 Duo mobile processor with 800MHz frontside bus, 4MB shared L2 cache and 2.4GHz processor speed
  • 2GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM for multitasking power, expandable to 4GB (2 SoDIMM slots)
  • Slot-loading DVD±RW/CD-RW SuperDrive with double-layer support records up to 8.5GB of data or 5 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media
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Sony Handycam HDR-SR7
Hard Disk HD Camcorder

List (sale) Price: $1288.

Needed for: Recording Documentary Interviews, Producing short Promotional videos, Capturing raw footage for new professional film production


High-definition recording: Record high-definition video directly to a 60GB hard disk drive (HDD) with the HDR-SR5 Handycam® camcorder. The dual HD/SD format allows you to record in standard definition as well.

3.2-megapixel (gross) ClearVID™ CMOS sensor: The 1/2.9" ClearVID™ CMOS sensor provides stunning detail and clarity with exceptional video (up to 1080 lines of horizontal resolution-HD and 530 lines of horizontal resolution-SD) and still image performance.

2.7" wide LCD screen: The 2.7" wide (16:9) LCD screen provides excellent viewing clarity with improved resolution. The LCD screen rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles that provide sharp, detailed images for monitoring or playback.

Zoom: The 10x optical zoom helps to bring the action close up from far away. In addition, the 20x digital zoom means that extreme digital zooming is clearer, with less distortion than previous types of digital zooms.

Professional Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonner® T lens: This advanced lens delivers vivid images and true-to-life color saturation. Additional coating blocks out unwanted glare and flare.

Dolby Digital recording: The HDR-SR7 records in 5.1-channel surround sound with a built-in microphone. By recording in 5.1 channel surround sound you can now experience your home movies with active sounds coming from all directions.

Digital still memory mode: Capture 3-megapixel still images directly onto the internal 60GB hard disk drive or Memory Stick Duo™ Media for easy transfer to PCs for emailing and printing.

Dual record: While recording video in high definition you have the ability to capture a 4.6-megapixel (16:9) still image directly to Memory Stick Duo™ media. Also record in standard definition and capture a 1.7-megapixel (4:3) still image directly to Memory Stick Duo media.

On-screen zoom and record buttons: The HDR-SR7 features zoom and record buttons on the frame of the LCD screen, which offers more flexibility when holding the camcorder in overhead or low-angle shots.

Low-light mode: The Super NightShot Infrared System allows you to capture natural-looking video, even when shooting in low light.

Image stabilization: An advanced version of Sony's SteadyShot® system that controls an even higher range of shake and vibration frequencies, to achieve an even higher level of smoothness without degradation of video like some other image stabilization systems.

One-touch DVD burn: Easily burn a DVD copy of your footage using the supplied software. Simply connect your HDR-SR7 to your PC via USB and press the One Touch Disc Burn button.

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Sony VRD-MC5
DVD Recorder
List Price:$230.

DVDirect DVD recorder: Capability, flexibility and ease of use make the VRD-MC5 a DVD recorder like no other. Transfer home video and digital photos to DVD, quickly and easily—without a PC. Connect virtually any camcorder, VCR or digital video recorder to record video to DVD in real time. Insert a supported memory card and record digital pictures directly to DVD as a slideshow or for storage. Transfer HD video in native 1080 resolution from Sony AVCHD HDD/Memory Stick Handycam® camcorders to discs that play in Blu-ray Disc™ players—up to 95 minutes when recorded in H.264 format. Enhanced connectivity to Sony HDD/DVD/Memory Stick Handycam camcorder family lets you record video to DVD at up to 6X speed and even “span” multiple DVDs if the video exceeds the capacity of a single DVD.

• Direct, real time recording of digital photos to DVD recording from MemoryStick® Pro, MemoryStick Pro Duo™, Secure Digital™ (SD/SDHC), Compact Flash™, or xD™ Picture Card camera memory cards
• Preview video or up to 6 digital photos at a time using built-in 2.5” color LCD screen
• Automatic DVD menu and title creation, choose from 4 preset menu designs
• Automatic DVD chaptering every 5, 10, or 15 minutes, even stop-timer recording!
• Records on 4.7GB DVD+R/+RW and 8.5GB DVD+R double layer discs
• 5 recording quality modes allow up to 12 hours of video to be recorded per disc
• Consolidate several mini camcorder DVDs to full size 5” DVD using Sony DVD Handycam camcorder

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TiVo Television Recorder

TVO TCD652160
List Price: $299.99


Record HD programming:
This TiVo HD DVR allows you to record and store up to 20 hours of HD programming or 180 hours of standard programming. Watch your shows anytime without missing a thing.

Record two shows at once: With TiVo, you can record two separate programs simultaneously. This means no more missing your favorite shows just because they air at the same time! (Note: Your cable company may require two CableCARDs to receive two digital cable channels at the same time.)

Download new releases: Using a broadband Internet connection, you can download thousands of new release movies directly to your TiVo box.

Pause and rewind live TV: The control you have over your entertainment with TiVo is unbelieveable. Use the recording feature to pause, rewind, or fast-forward your television programs, even as they're still airing.

Cable box: This DVR is truly an all-in-one solution. Not only is it a digital video recorder, but it's a universal cable box that's compatible with any cable provider. There's no need for another box to receive your digital cable.

Outputs: HDMI, component video, S-video, composite video, optical audio, analog audio.

Inputs: Dual CableCARD slots, cable coaxial, antenna coaxial.

Other features: Two USB ports, Ethernet connection, eSATA port.

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