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We can't wait to see all the little girls dressed as princesses and fairies, the little boys dressed like their favorite superhero and all the old funny photos of adults in costumes.
Bobbing for apples, taking a hay ride or going through a corn maze – we are sure you have a great fall memory to share.
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Hay rides, pumpkin patches and corn mazes… Fall festivals are a breeding ground for memories. Each year take photos of the kids sitting among the large pumpkins in the patch and compare how they’ve grown. Capture cute videos of their first hay ride or finding their way through a corn maze.
Whether your family prefers to carve pumpkins or paint them, decorating pumpkins is a big part of Halloween. No moment is too small to preserve and having these special moments to look back on are a fun way to watch their artistic skills grow. Let the kids tell you about their pumpkins and their choice of decoration on a video. Not only will you be able to see their pumpkins change over the years you’ll be able to see the kids grow and their voices change between each video.
Bobbing for Apples
If you plan to host a Halloween party or gathering at your home you will want to have plenty of fun activities for your guests to do. Bobbing for apples is a classic must-have party game. Of course you need to capture this hilarity on video! Bobbing for apples is great for kids and adults so make sure you set up two water bins for everyone to join the fun.
With each new season comes fun new crafts to make with the kids. Not all memories are saved in photos and videos, some memories are made with your hands…. or feet. Try this adorable craft with your kids and bring the messy entertainment to life by painting their feet like candy corn.
Playing dress-up is the best part of Halloween. It’s the one day you can be anyone. Kids get to pretend to be their favorite superhero or a princess. Adults get to act like kids again and put on a costume. You can look back at the memories of who wore the best costume, the scariest, the funniest or the most homemade.
When most people think of a guestbook they picture a wedding ceremony and tend to forget the importance of having a guestbook at all occasions. A creative way to document your memories is to have each guest sign your haunted theme guestbook with their name and what costume they wore. If you host costume contests, include who won in the book. Use your guestbook as a scrapbook from your party. Other things to include are: favorite Halloween recipes, best costume of the year, how to make a craft or top hit party idea.
Trick or Treat
What’s Halloween without trick-or-treating? Seeing your child toddle up to your neighbor’s door with the excitement of getting a treat all while being leery of the creepy Halloween decorations is priceless. Videoing their first Halloween of them carrying a bag almost the same size they are is precious. Let them show you how much candy they collected in their bag and have them tell you all about their experience on video.
Today's post is brought to you by YesVideo's marketing team. Eber Legarreta digs into the differences between two media formats that look the same at first glance.
Side by side, DVD and Blu-ray discs look identical. The main visible difference is the color on the bottom recordable surface of each disc. A DVD is bluish purple, and a Blu-ray is dark gray. While they may look the very similar, these two disc formats are unique in their capacity and function.
Single layer DVD: 4.7 GB
Single layer Blu-ray: 25 GB
Both discs are 8 cm in diameter, but a Blu-ray disc can hold five times as much information as a DVD. This is due to two key characteristics of each format –the compression of the information stored in each disc, and the laser that reads each format.
Data Compression – packing it all in!
A Blu-ray disc stores data in a far more compressed space than a DVD disc. Ever packed luggage for a long vacation? Pile all your clothes in one suitcase, and the zipper barely closes – that’s a DVD. Fold, organize and compress the same pile of clothes in the same suitcase. You
have room left over, and the zipper closes just fine – that’s a Blu-ray disc. This compression (at a microscopic scale!) is what allows a Blu-ray disc to hold so much more data than a DVD.
The Lasers – Red vs Blue
Due to the compression of data in Blu-ray, the laser required to read these discs also needs to be more concentrated. The red lasers used to read DVDs can’t read Blu-ray discs because they are not concentrated enough to process the tiny data particles of a Blu-ray disc. This is similar to trying to read very small text without a magnifying glass.
blue lasers used to read Blu-ray discs are focused to read the compressed data, as well as the data on a DVD disc. This is why most Blu-ray players are able to play both DVD and Blu-ray discs, but DVD players are limited to only playing DVDs.
So…Blu-ray is the best format, right?
Overall, Blu-ray is a major upgrade over DVDs and there are many technical details to support this.
From a video standpoint, they allowsthe storage and playback of large, rich, high-definition video – which looks amazing on an HD display. However, not all video is recorded in high definition.
For all the standard definition video out there (which is the majority of personal video recorded before 2008), DVD is a perfect media format. SD video doesn’t require the capacity and HD-playback capabilities of a Blu-ray disc. And while Blu-ray and HD televisions have recently become more affordable, not everyone has the equipment to play Blu-ray discs.
So hold on to your DVD players. Whether they are on your living room or your computer, DVDs have not gone away just yet.