Sunday, 21 September 2014

Reasons why I choose Sony-DSLT A58

Reasons why I choose Sony-DSLT A58
Many photogs asked me why I didn't buy Nikon or Canon cameras. I just smiled. I didn't want to give any response at all.

Well... maybe I'm a Sony fan boy... really? Definitely, that is not the not reason.


Do you know that I only use the entry level camera i.e. Sony-DSLT A58?  For your information, Sony is a very smart innovator. It does not have many dslr-shaped cameras. Nikon and Canon has so many cameras. I didn't say that it is bad. It is just that I always 'get confused' whenever I go to a Canon store. As at today (21.9.2014), Sony has the following gorgeous dslts based on your budget:
a) A58 - entry level (I can only afford this camera hehehe)
b) A77 - mid-range
c) A99 - full frame for professional

Even though I only use the entry level camera, 98% of photos that I shoot are sharp and clear... hahaha... In other words, if I shoot 500 photos at a motor show event, almost 490 photos are sharp and clear.  In fact, even the faces of the models are sharp. 

Can you do that with an entry level Canon/Nikon DSLR? Ask yourself the question.

Some of key features of A58:
  • 20.1-megapixel Exmor™ APS HD CMOS Sensor
  • High-resolution, High-contrast OLED Tru-Finder™
  • Lock-on Auto Focus
  • Auto Object Framing
  • Quick AF Full HD Movie
  • 15-point AF System With 3 Cross Sensors

The Lock-on AF function allows you to lock a person and the focus point follows the person when he/she moves in the frame. Wow!!! You can even close your eyes and shoot hehehe.... It is very useful for capturing fast events like sports, fashion shows or dances.

Another reason is High-contrast OLED Tru-Finder. It actually allows you to view (real-time preview) the final photo before you take the photo. WYSIWYG!!!

Again, can you do "these things" with an entry level DSLRs from Canon or Nikon? Ask yourself the question.

Difficult to mention all amazing technologies in Sony-DSLT A58. Just explore by yourself so that you would do like me (I just said WOW!) when I first tried the camera at a Sony store.  :  

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See the manual

Monday, 1 September 2014

Prophet Muhammad foretold in the Torah and Bible

Prophet Muhammad foretold in the Torah and Bible
By Dr Zakir Naik

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

teaching schedule 2014 2015 sem 1

Teaching schedule, 2014/2015, Semester 1

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Set CPU Affinity for firefox

Set CPU Affinity for Firefox

There is nothing we can do about the RAM, but we can limit the number of CPU cores for Firefox.


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Fix Realtek HD Audio problem

Fix Realtek HD Audio problems
- your headphone does not produce any sound at all , or
- only one speaker of the headphone has audio.

Solution: Program Files, K-Lite Codec, Tools, Win7DSFilterTweaker


If the problem still persists, uninstall Realtek HD Audio. It seems that Realtek 64 bits driver is not really compatible with Windows 7 64 bits.

Control Panel, System, Device Manager, right click Realtek HD Audio, choose Uninstall, choose uninstall its installation files.

Restart your computer. 

Windows 7 will automatically install the default audio driver i.e. High Definition Audio Device.

Adjust the balance for left and right speakers (as follows) if you encounter a problem in which only one speaker produces audio.

 Control Panel, System, Device Manager, right click HD Audio Device, choose Update Driver Software, browse to the following folder


Let Windows 7 install Realtek HD Audio  using Vista 64 bits drivers.

If the problem remains the same, the last option is for you to buy a cheap USB Audio. I guess Realtek Audio is not stable in Windows 7 64 bits. As for me, the problem still happens when I use either MS HD Audio Device or  Realtek HD Audio.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

How To Prevent Google From Tracking Your Web History

How To Prevent Google From Tracking Your Web History

Google users who prefer not to receive personalized ads can OPT OUT of ad personalization by visiting the Google Ads Preferences Manager. There, Google users will also be able to view (and change) the demographic information Google has gleaned from their search histories.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Sony DSC-HX400V

Sony DSC-HX400V

50x premium optical zoom Zeiss lens™ with Optical SteadyShot™
20.4MP Exmor R™ CMOS sensor
ZEISS Vario Sonnar T* Lens
Bionz X™ engine for faster image processing and detailed reproduction ,

Sony DSLT-A77 II

Sony DSLT-A77 II
24MP, 12 fps, 79 AF focus points, ISO25600, Bionz X CPU, Max 1/8000 shutter, WIF etc .

Saturday, 10 May 2014

WTS SONY SAL1855, RM300 (negotiable)


Package includes:


Warranty: NONE

Dealing method:COD / COURIER + free in Semenanjung Malaysia 


Contact method/details: PM

Item(s) conditions:GOOD

SONY SAL1855 - RM699

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Powerdirector lower bitrate for HD mp4

Cyberlink Powerdirector lower bitrate for HD mp4 videos?

1. Place your video into the track
2. select Produce
3. select Mpeg-4
4. select High Quality
5. select the "+"
6. In the dialogue popup enter a Profile name for the template
7. Enter a description - let's come back to this in a minute.
8. Go to the Video tab
9 Resolution - 720p
10. Ensure the frame rate - leave as default - match the original video you have.
11. select progressive
12. Leave at "Main File"
13 Entropy coding - I select CABAC
14. Average bitrate... select the lowest - 6000.
15. Advanced - I set mine to HQ on the slider .
16. I have Use deblocking checked.
17. Audio tab
18. Audio compression rate - you may want to play around with this to see what's best for you. PS3 was 128, so that should do.
19. Back to the Profile name tab and alter the description to note the selections you've made - 720p 3000kbps (yes i know it isn't yet).
20. Click OK
21. You will then be ready to render the footage to your own mp4 template.
22. Check back on the quality and tweak the custom template by selecting the "pencil" icon.

CLOSE PD9 before carrying out the following

1. Go to: C:\Users\YOUR-PC-NAME-HERE\AppData\Roaming\CyberLink\PowerDirector\9.0

2. Select Profile.ini and create a copy (this is your fall back) then open the original in Notepad - make sure when you select "Open with" you uncheck the "Always".

3. Select Format>Wordwrap - this is to allow you to view the information on screen.

4. You are looking for 720p 3000 in the text - the description you entered earlier.

5. See highlighted section. Changed from 6 to 3.

Video BitRate=3000000
Min BitRate=3000000

6. Now go back to Format and uncheck Word Wrap. 

7. Select save and close the file.

8. Now OPEN PD9 and test with a file and see if you can select the altered custom profile and produce with it.

Thanks to Dafydd Bevan @  for the tips.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Windows Media Player Classic

Windows Media Player Classic

- Settings for DVDs