Monthly Archive: January 2012

Nikon D4 Hands-On: The Photographers Newest Deadly Weapon

Nikon D4 Hands-On: The Photographers Newest Deadly Weapon

If youre used to shooting with an everyday DSLR, the Nikon D4 is like holding fully-automatic machine gun for the first time. via Nikon D4 Hands-On: The Photographers Newest Deadly Weapon.

New Lumix Lens Converters

New Lumix Lens Converters

Panasonic has introduced some new lens teleconverters that work with their 14-42mm lenses. Click on the image for a larger view. And a couple of “concept lenses”. Panasonic expects to expand their lens line up to 20 total lenses by the end of 2012. The Internet access at the hotel is so slow that I may not be able to...

Cameras that survive almost anything

Cameras that survive almost anything

Panasonic Lumix cameras that can survive anything – water scares my cameras, but does not scare these survivable Lumix cameras:

Convert your 2D Display to 3D

Convert your 2D Display to 3D

The 3D Now Theater is a universal processor that converts any 2D HD display with an HDMI input – new or old – into a stereoscopic 3D display via Convert your 2D Display to 3D: 3D Now Theater to Launch at CES 2012 | AVForums.com – UK Online. This makes sense to me. Uses the interleaved frames to create separate...

Converting individual .MTS AVCHD files on Mac OS X

Converting individual .MTS AVCHD files on Mac OS X

I have deleted much of this original post since it was not that useful. Until Final Cut Pro X, Apple did not support AVCHD file formats well. Importing an AVCHD file involved a time consuming and file expanding conversion from AVCHD to either Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) or ProRes codec.  The files are often 3 to 5x larger than their...

Updates from the 2012 CES

Updates from the 2012 CES

I will make every effort to post updates from the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show, next week, including posting photos and video. Depending on Internet accessibility and my time, I may do much of my video posts in the early morning. I have quite a bit of experience in doing “fast turnaround” nearly live event video – but it all...

Controversy: “DSLRs are a dying breed”

Controversy: “DSLRs are a dying breed”

Well this will stir things up: DSLRs are a dying breed – 3rd Gen Cameras are the Future. Based partly on comments to the above, might future cameras: Shoot dozens of RAW images per second (the RED EPIC does that now, roughly, for the motion picture industry) Shoot with infinite focus points (like the Lytro) Be small – may be not...