Another fascinating development on the topic of portable applications is the emergence of Mojopac. Now this isn’t only a portable applications pack, it’s a portable operating system pack. That’s right, you can now take your mojo anywhere you choose and run your USB portable drive or even memory stick with its own Windows XP operating system on it.
It’s very similar to other offerings in the Linux world such as Puppy Linux (more on that later). This mojo pack really does seem to work. I loaded it into a USB stick, plugged the stick into my computer and voila, I can run Windows XP from the stick. Of course it is a little slower, but not annoyingly slow.
First I have to go through a bit of background before beginning this review!
Upgrading to an HD video camera has been an interesting process. It appears that while Sony and Panasonic have been working hard on their AVCHD compression codec, they haven’t been thinking about the amateur video editor. This compression is, by all reports, very difficult to edit in programs such as Adobe Premiere Pro or Elements and awkward to edit in other programs.
It seems that AVCHD is not really designed for editing and is rather a format suited to the point, shoot and burn to DVD crowd. As it appears the only HD compression format that is readily available for use with flash memory or other non-tape formats, I was left looking for a camera that was able to use DV tapes.