Month: November 2014

MKBHD vs Me

This is a comparison of stats and info about top youtuber and an small youtuber from India.
Marques Brownlee did a AMA on Reddit recently and he answered quite a few questions. All the info in this post is from there.

Before i begin i am a big fan of MKBHD, love all his videos.

MKBHD channel is called MKBHD but username is marquesbrownlee
Prasanth K channel is called Prasanth K, but username is prasanthblog (all this problems because of google+)

MKBHD.com (i Think this was after youtube success)
Prasanthblog.com (started before youtube channel)

MKBHD started 6 years back, he does everything
Prasanth K started 2 years back Same here

MKBHD has 1,998,958 subscribers and 185,787,674 views
Prasanth K has 3,159 subscribers and 1,788,165 views

MKBHD has 701 videos posts roughly one or two every week
Prasanth K has 1200 videos post 1 everyday two sometimes

MKBHD top video is iPhone 6 Sapphire Crystal Display! has about 8,053,970 views
Prasanth K top video is How to disable the Shutter sound on Samsung Galaxy S2 has about 65,778 views

MKBHD shoots with

4-Bank of Lights (Fluorescent) x2: $500
Canon C100.......................: $4,375
Panasonic GH4....................: $1,999
13-inch Retina Macbook Pro.......: $1,899
Epson Artisan 730 Printer........: $375
Nexus 10 Tablet..................: $349
Sony RX100 Camera................: $410
Manfroto Monopod.................: $75
Manfroto 504HD with Tripod.......: $750
Manfroto 502HD x2................: $380
iFootage Shark Slider............: $730
RED Scarlett.....................: $14,000
Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 x2............: $1,600
Anton Bauer Battery Pack x2......: $700
Canon 17-55mm F2.8...............: $880
Canon Tokina 11-16mm.............: $500
Canon 70-200mm F2.8..............: $1,430
Philips Hue LED x6...............: $180
BlueLounge SUMO..................: $18
Various Phones x9................: $5,400
Hi-hat Tripod....................: $280
iPad Mini 128GB..................: $660
Nexus 5 Wireless Charger.........: $50
Fuji X100S.......................: $1,200
Colorware Apple Keyboard.........: $175
Magic Trackpad...................: $75
Logitech Performance MX..........: $100
Perixx Mousepad..................: $12
OFC Express Stands...............: $100
Asus PQ321Q x2...................: $3,000
iKey-Audio M505V2 x2.............: $330
FocusRight Scarlett 2i2..........: $160
Audio-Technica ATH-M50...........: $180
Sennheiser MKH416................: $1,000
Zoom H4N.........................: $200
Mac Pro..........................: $8,099
BlueLounge Cable Box x3..........: $90
Various Battery Chargers.........: $100
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Total............................: $52,361 3141660 Rs

Amazon link http://amzn.com/lm/R3B571T7PT4PWM (This is MKBHD’s Amazon link)

Prasanth K shoots with

iPhone 6:........................: $883
Manfrotto Pixi Tripod............: $41
Zoom IQ5.........................: $133
13-inch Retina Macbook Air.......: $1,200
Foldio Photo Studio..............: $50
Various Battery Chargers.........: $100
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Total............................: $2407 or 144420 Rs

(I used to do videos with Canon 550D, but much easier setup now.)

MKBHD does 4K Video
Prasanth K I do 720p video (because of bandwidth issues uploading)

MKBHD video file size was 8GB in size (his highest i think)
Prasanth K is 750 MB (my highest nearly 20 minutes in length at 720 p)

MKBHD has Wifi from Optimum – 135 down, 35 up pays less than $100/mo.
Prasanth K has broadband from BSNL – 2 down, 512 kbps up pays $20/mo.

MKBHD pays his bills and some out of youtube (he buys all his gadgets)
Prasanth K I barely cover my costs, just about make it every month (I buy all my products too, which are quite cheap. I only received about 10 products in 1200 videos, i have a playlist of all of them)

I think he does it because he loves doing videos, same here its just a fun hobby for me.

All this to give you an idea of how the top of the youtube and the bottom of the youtube looks.

How can we be buying fossil fuel motorbikes in 2014

bikesparked

If someone said to me in 2000, that even after 14 years you will still be buying pretty same motorbikes as today. I would have thought you were joking.

Seriously how can we be still have no electric or solar option. Most of India has sun through out the year and still we can’t make a solar bike.

I bet almost all the city bikes need range of less than 50 Kms per day. Can’t we get that with solar even after all these years of innovation.

Each company is selling roughly 100000-200000 units per month. The leader Honda sold 4,38,521 units in just one month.

Why isn’t government making it illegal to sell bikes that use fossil fuel. They should set a date of like end 2015 no more regular bike can be sold.

Then see these companies innovate.

Unless something drastic is done pollution in cities is only going to get worse.

Give two to three years time for cars too. Only give license to auto and buses that are solar or electric. Subsidize if necessary, you can make that up in healthcare benefits you will save.

This is 2014, just remember that

John Wick a must watch movie

johnwick

 

If you are a fan of action movies this will make you happy. If you are a fan of Keanu Reeves you will love it.

Its been a while since a nice action movie came along. The fight scenes are something special.

I especially love this movie because there are so many sceens where you are expecting them to do something. But the resist the temptation, and do something even better.

Like for example when you two people are fighting near a big glass, you are expecting them to break it like every other action movie. But they resist and do something even better.

There are so many such scenes where you are expecting the scene to go like all the other action movies, but it goes the other way.

During the gun fight scenes if the characters start using hands, they will forget that they still have the gun. But not in this movie.

Just the way Keanu Reeves hold the gun, feels so authentic. Why can’t other actors do some research and training before doing movies.

There is even a good enough story to make it a good movie. If i had to find a fault its the villain actor Michael Nyqvist, i wish a better actor played that role. That would have made this a classic.

There is a chance for a sequel too, hope it comes sooner.