Halifax Art Festival 2012 – Daytona Beach, FL – Beach Street on 3 November

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Halifax Art Festival is the 2nd oldest continual art festival in the state of Florida. The Halifax Art Festival attracts approximately 30,000 visitors to view the works of over 200 fine artists and artisans from all over the country.

Offering live entertainment, a student art competition, children’s activities, fine dining in many local restaurants and cafes, Halifax Art Festival is a premier annual event in Central Florida.

Net proceeds from the event benefit the Museum of Arts and Sciences, 352 South Nova in Daytona Beach.

Video Banners Create Visual Impact

I’ve been experimenting with widescreen video, like the banner at the top of a YouTube landing page.

Video Banner on YouTube

It requires some adjustments with the setup of a video editor – I’m using Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 10. The PRO version might yield better resolution, but, for now, I think it’s fine.

The first version of the widescreen process produced banners similar to the one at the top of the page. Gradually, I added images. The pictures in this video banner were taken with a smartphone, so the resolution isn’t as sharp as I’d like, but they work. I could modify the code so the video would autoplay, loop and have hidden controls. Since there is music, I don’t want to have it autoplay.

The next step is to split the screen and improve the resolution of the images.

Do you think video banners are better than static banners?

Basic Thermal Imaging Training for Home Inspectors – Residential HVAC, Energy-loss, Moisture and Electrical

United Infrared’s Peter Hopkins will be part of the Inspector Marketing Tour 2012 with his new basic infrared training program for home inspectors. You don’t need to be a certified thermographer to use thermal imaging as part of your home inspection business. You need an infrared camera and a basic understanding of what the images mean for residential HVAC, Energy-loss, Moisture and Electrical.


  • Wichita, KS – 13 August 2012
  • Topeka, KS – 14 August 2012
  • Omaha, NE – 15 August 2012

Call 1.888.722.6447 for more information. Or, visit: TheHomeInspectIR.com.

Special Infrared Training Offer from United Infrared

Would you like to attend the Thermal Imaging Conference in San Diego in June 2013 for FREE?

United Infrared’s Thermal Imaging Conference will be held in the Omni Hotel San Diego from June 3rd to the 6th, 2013 and you can go for FREE, if you complete the ElectricIR traing course in Detroit, July 14 to 16 or the MoistureFindIR training course in Orlando, July 29th to the 31st, 2012.

To learn more about the ElectricIR and MoistureFindIR courses, visit UnitedInfared.com/training.

Deadline to register is June 30th, 2012.

Call 1.888.722.6447 for more information.

Thermal Imaging Conference (IR Education & Networking) from United Infrared in San Diego, CA from 3 to 6 June 2013

Greg Stockton and Peter Hopkins, founders of United Infrared, the world’s largest training and marketing network for certified infrared thermographers, announce their first thermal imaging conference in the Omni Hotel San Diego from 3 to 6 June 2013.

More than 50 educational sessions will be available, ranging for technical infrared imaging to social media. Scheduled speakers include conference co-chairs Greg Stockton and Peter Hopkins, Jim Seffrin, Dr. Robert Madding, Scott Wood, Ben Hixson, Tyler Hixson, Howard Vics, Joanna Robson DVM, Mike DeLeonardo, John Finlayson, Cindy Hawks and Ken English.

Thermal imaging, also known as infrared imaging, is a non-destructive, non-invasive, diagnostic tool with diverse applications ranging from energy and moisture in a building to nerves and muscles in a horse.

For additional information, visit: ThermalImagingConference.com