What’s so Hard About Hardware?

I had the pleasure of attending a few segments of Boulder Startup Week, a weeklong event just down the road from Cardinal Peak dedicated to helping startups become successful. Startup Week brings innovators, entrepreneurs, mentors, and investors together to talk about how startups can create the right culture, find funding, bring a product to market,…

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Keeping It All in Sync: Part Two

Earlier this week, I wrote about the importance of synching audio and video, something that we use in many applications. We’ve already discussed why it’s necessary, and today I want to talk about the different ways to do it, some easier than others. Adjust the Video The most common and easiest way to correct for…

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Keeping It All in Sync: Part One

These days, we employ audio and video applications in everything from IoT to embedded products, and one challenge that comes up time and time again is synchronization. Synchronization between audio and video streams is the most common case, but some applications require synchronization between multiple A/V streams, the latter being much more complicated. For the…

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Build GStreamer on Windows: A Guide

We’re big fans of GStreamer, a very good open source multimedia framework supported on almost every platform conceivable, including Linux, OS/X, Android, iOS, and even tiny clients like Raspberry Pi. Recently, we’ve needed to use GStreamer on a couple of Windows projects. Because we use advanced features of GStreamer, like multiple synchronized video feeds with…

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It’s That Time Again

It’s an early morning for many of us after “springing forward” and losing an hour of sleep over the weekend. While the time change might have a jarring impact on our alertness, our computers are probably humming along without ever noticing the switch. Or did they? It depends on which time system you’re using since…

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The IoT Zombie Problem

Mmm — Brains. There are a lot of residential Internet-of-Things devices available that can connect to my home Wi-Fi network and provide some functionality: Thermostats, security cameras, light switches, connected speakers, and so forth. Some devices even defy classification. Cardinal Peak gave all its employees the choice to receive an Amazon Echo this past holiday…

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