laptop has a vast array of uses during paranormal investigation,
and can really help to produce some positive results. The
potential is only limited by the software you can install
onto it and your imagination. For example:
- If your digital camera has
a limited memory card and you continually find yourself running
out of space for photographs, then you can use an inexpensive
card reader, download all the photos you've taken onto the
laptop and then wipe the memory card so that it can be fully
- A number of experiments can
be conducted using a laptop. For example, the group is currently
building an Infrasound Detector that requires the use of an
Oscilloscope. Rather than get a dedicated machine that is
very heavy to carry around everywhere a small Oscilloscope
card has been purchased to plug into the back of the machine.
Same results, and instead of simply reporting that 'the Oscilloscope
flickered' actual screenshots of the degree of power that
the infrasound was detected can be taken for a much more accurate
- Free software out there,
such as Audacity,
means that you can plug a microphone directly into the laptop
and then leave it recording in an empty room at very high
quality. This way, the audio coming in is much purer and won't
degrade during conversions from one format to another.
- Experiments can be conducted
using it. Again, using Audacity to generate an infrasound
of below 20Hz it can, for example, be plugged directly into
a suitable speaker / amplifier and played to see what reactions
it creates for nearby people.
- If you're giving a presentation
then you can use a laptop to present videos, EVPs, photographs
etc clearly to your audience.
These are just some of the
uses, and as time goes on I'm sure a large array of additional
uses will be implemented when and where applicable.