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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.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Getting Kicked Off A Popular Video News Blog Site

Perhaps a badge of honor. A popular Video News Site deleted my post, deleted my login. Imagine that...

Why ? well maybe because I completely exposed the author of a tutorial for not having a clue what they were talking about. Don't tell me to RTFM on a app I've been using for 20 years when its painfully clear all said author did was read the manual page sort of, and then create the turorial. It was painfully obvious when I even quoted back with links, said manual showing said tutorial author where he went wrong... and then I brought up a couple key features he left out because the manual doesn't mention them. The features are old but should be documented. At that point, since said author on the inside at the site, I got kicked off. Post gone, Log in gone. 

Oh well....


Monday, July 10, 2017

When Your Backups Fail

You have backups of critical stuff, right ? what about when they fail ? Currently working on new video about dealing with this situation including backup server failure. Unfortunely many gigbytes where hurt and killed in the making of this video.


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