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Friday, September 21, 2018

Sigma 50-100 Autofocus Lens Test and YouTube is killing off video embedding

Doing some tests on the amazing Sigma 50-100 Art lens and autofocus on the C300 Mk2

In other news, YouTube has revamped its UI and seems to of removed the ability to generate an embed link. Very bad. Maybe simple ommission but pretty likely not. Maybe they want everyone to go back to putting video ciips on their websites back onto their own servers like the very bad old days, or maybe a paid service more likely is in the works. May be interesting, may be quite ugly.... we'll see soon I'm sure.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Ribbon Mics For Your Next VO ?

Testing out a ribbon mic and if how you connect matters.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Its About Images Not Pixels

Its about the image, not about camera....

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Everything You Wanted To Know About Lens Diffusion

A quite extensinve test off all the Tiffen diffusion filters - as in about 6 types X 4-6 grades, low con, IRD and combo filters.Check it out.

Monday, March 05, 2018

New Demo Reel For 2018


It took forever, but its done !

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

4K iPhone X Video Samples

Two posts in one day today !

iPhone 4K 24p - How could can it be ? check out the samples here. Short answer is suprisingly good.

Changing Pickups In An Ibanez A75 - This Isn't Video Releated ?

Oh well, I can have other interests ? right ? Check out the change of stock pickups in the Ibanez A75 Archtop to Seymour Duncan Benedetto A75 and Phat Cat in the bridge.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Going Lewis Black

Happy new year.

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Current State of sorriness of doing Simple Things™ with media

we’ve all had to do this. 

replace an existing audio track with a new one in a MOV file. in particular,  need to process Ch1 and Ch2, then save back, leave or even delete ch 3/4
and you know its 10pm and I need to put out the drive tomorrow morning some time…. only 10 little clips…..
QT player 7 can do it, at least add and remove the tracks if you process them where ever… but sadly its RIP on 10.13
Logic X can almost do it, but for some reason it doesn’t want to split out 4 track sound to single mono files. only stereo. break out mono feature seems to of been removed at some point in the past. I know… what where they not thinking ?
Audtion, right ? install it, opens up 4 mono files. cool.  I clean up ch1/2, now save… right ? well not back to the original QT file, audio only formats. Maybe if you send back to PP you can then export…
Compressor ? it can make 4 ch wav file… but swap tracks ? not that I found.
AME ? no
FCP X ? hahahahahhahahahaha. thats a good one… but it does correctly make 4 mono tracks to edit with and you can process them. hmmm. probably could make make TL with just one clip in a TL, export IF it will output multi ch audio. might try later. 
Resolve ! apply izotope de noise to tracks 1, 2, export single clips. yes of course it makes perfect sense that your grading app is also now.. your audio fix it utility tool to.
Prem Pro 2018 should too. configure TL for 4 ch out, configure export settings, maybe… except its pretty crash prone. I lost 20 min of work this afternoon thanks to it just trying to make TC burns. just doing throw clips in a TL, add TC and clip name filter simple stuff.  I have to hand off project as PP proj or I’d be in resolve for the edit.

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