H+ The Digital Series

  • Episode 260
  • September 11, 2012

Robbie and Hillary talk to John Cabrera, creator of H+ The Digital Series about the show, and the direction media is going with online-only programming.

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Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Hillary Rumball present from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario. John Cabrera joins us from Los Angeles via Skype Video.
  • Hillary is married!
  • {play 4:22}Feature: H+ The Digital Series. An interview with creator, John Cabrera.
    • Introducing John Cabrera, who played Brian Fuller on Gilmore Girls and now has a show called H+ The Digital Series.
    • What H+ is all about.
    • How H+ came to be.
    • The recent changes in technology and how viewers go about watching video programming.
    • Why H+ is made up of short clips.
    • Planning for Season 2 of H+ The Digital Series.
    • Where funding comes from for H+.
    • The stigma behind being an "online" TV show.
    • HPlusDigitalSeries.com supplements H+ by an interactive map, bonus features and extra content to give you more insight into the world of H+.
    • What H+ is rated.
    • What's to come from H+.
  • {play 31:03}Top Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • {play 39:04}Prize update for the upcoming 5th Anniversary Party.
  • {play 41:49}Viewer Question: What are the signs of a CMOS battery running out of power?
  • {play 44:56}The [lack of] trustworthiness of Google Maps.
    • Google Maps made Robbie late for Hillary's wedding.
  • {play 49:41}Converting video files using the free WinFF application, available for both Windows and Linux.
  • Viewer Question: Can you improve the quality of your videos by choosing a better quality encoding?
  • Viewer Comment: Any re-encoding you do is going to make you lose quality, regardless. If you make the file smaller, you won't be able to get the quality back (save the original).
  • Viewer Comment: My wife copies over the original photos and then wonders where they'd gone.

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  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Hillary Rumball


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