A new folding blade, a new knife review! The Benchmade Nakamura 484S-1 replaces the Nakamura 484S in Old Man Metal's pocket, and he takes a side-by-side look at the two, including a comparison of the two super-steels Crucible CPM-S90V and Böhler M390. He also looks back on four and a half years with the Nakamura 484S, all while drinking a Surf Wax IPA from Burial Beer Company.
New Live Feed Setup: Logitech C930e Webcam, Blue Yeti Mic and OBS Studio
Old Man Metal presents the final test of a new live feed setup in his studio, running a Logitech C930e webcam and a Blue Yeti mic in cardioid mode through OBS Studio, while drinking a Surfwax IPA from Burial Beer Company.
New Overhead Shot with Canon Vixia HF R800 Camera
This is the last in a series of test videos that I made while setting up a new overhead camera (a Canon Vixia HF R800); getting it set up right took a number of modifications and adjustments, but I finally got it the way I want it.
Røde VideoMic Pro Microphone Test
Join Old Man Metal for a test of the Røde VideoMic Pro Compact Directional On-camera Microphone, as he compares it to the on-board microphone on the Panasonic Lumix FZ-1000 camera, and then tests it at different settings, varying both the gain on the Røde VideoMic Pro and the auxilliary microphone gain on the camera, and... Continue Reading →
Old Man Metal’s Musings, Episode 3
Old Man Metal focuses on folding blades with a knife review of the Benchmade Nakamura 484S and the Böhler M390 stainless steel used for the blade on the third episode of his solo podcast, taking a deep dive into stainless steels, particularly modern powder metallugy "super steels", including an in-depth look at heat treatment, tempering, and the elemental composition of stainless steels and the effect those elements have on hardness, strength, toughness and corrosion resistance... all while drinking an Old Tuffy lager show beer from New Belgium.