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Offline Electro Detective

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Re: Martin Lorton's back (and filming from Black Mountain NC)
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2018, 01:38:29 pm »
I'm confident MJL has another item laying in wait to do a realtime review come demo

...on anyone paying him an unauthorized visit  >:D

 

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Re: Martin Lorton's back (and filming from Black Mountain NC)
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2018, 09:29:58 pm »
I was once a keen follower of Martin's but he lost me after R&S were kind enough to give him two very nice oscilloscopes for review with one to be given away and for all intents and purposes he did neither.

To be honest I completely forgot about the giveaway, only briefly did a wonder what MJlorton was doing these days.
Yes he did finally give one away in his contest, but in a way which wasn't equal chance for everyone. The watt output of a solar panel as a random number generator. Think I was 124, so unless it suddenly changed season, I didn't have a chance.

His videos are random in both content and release schedule, he promises videos on topics and reviews and doesn't deliver them.
I've come to the conclusion Martin is just unreliable. He could at least set himself a goal of releasing 1 video a month.
 

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Re: Martin Lorton's back (and filming from Black Mountain NC)
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2018, 10:44:06 am »
That's a bit rough labelling him a slacker and unreliable, he's done stacks of videos and all the ones I've seen are excellent   :clap:

Anything so-so about his efforts he mentions up front, and let's face it, he has a life to get on with,
rather than focusing more time on more freebie Youtube videos that may not be giving him a fair return financially (or being shafted on the numbers game as it does with many tubers)

The thing that MJL gets right in my book is that he caters for the newbs and almost knowalls in the same video,
sharing his  -new equipment day-  journey with the viewer with digestable 'theory' and demonstration 
and revisits a product where appropriate

He's not in DJ's league  8)   nor does he claim to be 


You can do a lot worse on Youtube, some are tragic     :palm: :palm:
   
 

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Re: Martin Lorton's back (and filming from Black Mountain NC)
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2018, 11:54:26 am »
While I appreciate the contents of his videos he has a habit of being incredibly long-winded, to the point where the videos become tedious to watch. Communicating effectively is as much about what you you leave out as it is about what you say. You could cut at least half of most videos without losing any actual content.

I think that's what sets the most successful Youtubers apart from the rest. It's not just subject matter and personality. Pacing is a very undervalued part of what makes or breaks a video. Both going too fast or too slow will cause people to tune out, but the latter seem to be more common on the Tube. It doesn't really help that a lot of people are obviously aiming to make videos of 10 minutes or more, even if the content doesn't warrant it.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2018, 12:05:01 pm by Mr. Scram »
 
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Re: Martin Lorton's back (and filming from Black Mountain NC)
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2018, 01:58:49 am »
..but I ask naysayers to first review Martin's work on thermal imaging equipment.
Woo, Déjà vu..
He's got his mittens on a new DT-9889 Thermal DMM, it's only 6000 counts and it'll likely sell > $400 (not a deal-breaker).


*edit - Specs clipped from site (not sure if this is final yet)
« Last Edit: April 05, 2018, 02:41:19 am by Cliff Matthews »
 

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Re: Martin Lorton's back (and filming from Black Mountain NC)
« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2018, 09:18:53 am »
The device may have a small internal flash memory, that is why it still can save pictures with external flash card removed and did not show error message.

Also Flir seemed to follow their practice to place the usb connector in awkward locations. In this case behind the battery and with the flip stand on the way of the cable.  :wtf:
 

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Re: Martin Lorton's back (and filming from Black Mountain NC)
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2018, 09:27:05 am »
While I appreciate the contents of his videos he has a habit of being incredibly long-winded, to the point where the videos become tedious to watch. Communicating effectively is as much about what you you leave out as it is about what you say. You could cut at least half of most videos without losing any actual content.

That's always a debate about my videos and a claim people make.
But when I challenge them to try and edit one my videos, or go back and look myself, there is surprisingly little that can be taken out without losing actual content.
Of course there is debate over what content should be included, but that's another argument.
Sometimes after the edit I think "gee that's a lot longer than I expected" I go back though it and try to trim things out here and there, even removing some content, but I'd struggle to save say 5 minutes in a 35 minute video.
 

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Re: Martin Lorton's back (and filming from Black Mountain NC)
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2018, 10:25:35 am »
That's always a debate about my videos and a claim people make.
But when I challenge them to try and edit one my videos, or go back and look myself, there is surprisingly little that can be taken out without losing actual content.
Of course there is debate over what content should be included, but that's another argument.
Sometimes after the edit I think "gee that's a lot longer than I expected" I go back though it and try to trim things out here and there, even removing some content, but I'd struggle to save say 5 minutes in a 35 minute video.

I found Martin's main problem was always that he speaks way too slowly. If he spoke twice as fast he could reduce the running time by half at a stroke, with no need to cut any content at all.
I'm not an EE--what am I doing here?
 

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Re: Martin Lorton's back (and filming from Black Mountain NC)
« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2018, 11:01:32 am »
That's always a debate about my videos and a claim people make.
But when I challenge them to try and edit one my videos, or go back and look myself,
there is surprisingly little that can be taken out without losing actual content.

Of course there is debate over what content should be included, but that's another argument.
Sometimes after the edit I think "gee that's a lot longer than I expected"
I go back though it and try to trim things out here and there, even removing some content, but I'd struggle to save say 5 minutes in a 35 minute video.


I found Martin's main problem was always that he speaks way too slowly. If he spoke twice as fast he could reduce the running time by half at a stroke, with no need to cut any content at all.


DJ and MJL are Youtubers that already do more than enough to fill up a video with content, teardowns and comment/explanations,
why waste time on  more/less/fancy dialogue/blab, and head scratching just to trim a minute here and there,
that may take longer to do than the entire video shoot and original edit upload package   |O

It's time that takes away time from the next project,
and hey, these tubers aren't exactly operating from Hollywood sets with blockbuster budgets  :popcorn:


As for any DSO giveaway butthurt that may be lingering on... get over it guys  :)

 

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Re: Martin Lorton's back (and filming from Black Mountain NC)
« Reply #34 on: June 10, 2018, 04:59:28 pm »
DJ and MJL are Youtubers that already do more than enough to fill up a video with content, teardowns and comment/explanations,
why waste time on  more/less/fancy dialogue/blab, and head scratching just to trim a minute here and there,
that may take longer to do than the entire video shoot and original edit upload package   |O

Yes. If a 30 minute video takes say an hour to edit, then it could easily take another hour to try and trim 5 minutes off that. Many hours more if I have to go back re-shoot something to make it more concise etc.
 


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