Monthly Archive: October 2012

Question on how to expose for greatest dynamic range on GH2

Question on how to expose for greatest dynamic range on GH2 – Personal View Talks. This question was posted on Personal-View.com, the web site for micro four thirds (run by the author of the GH-1 and GH-2 hacks) and specifically the high end Lumix cameras. Suggestion is made to consider using graduated neutral density filters or polarizing filters to help reduce the highlights in photographs. The same could be said for...

GoPro announces 4k Hero3 camera

GoPro Goes 4K, HERO3 Camera with 1080p 60FPS Shipping Soon – NoFilmSchool. Its 4k/15p, 2.7k/24, 25, and 30p and 1080p/60, 720p/120, etc. $400. You’ll need an eight core processor, at least, to begin editing 4k streams! However, the 1080p/60 and 720p/120 are nice additions – very smooth 1080p and slow motion effects at 120 fps.

Using DropBox for video file uploads to Vimeo

Vimeo’s video file up-loader is well known for being very slow. Tortuously slow. Fortunately, Vimeo now supports importing video files from DropBox. Go to Dropbox.com and set up a free account. Then copy your video file to your local Dropbox and wait for it to synchronize to the Dropbox cloud. Once done, go over to Vimeo, choose Upload and select the Dropbox option. Vimeo reads the file over from Dropbox very quickly – this is...

Why is Youtube so slow?

why is youtube so slow in 2012? – Google Search. Lots of people are asking this question but there does not seem to be a good answer. We have noticed that on our 12 Mbps connection play back stalls out all the time on HD (720p) videos now, making viewing unusable. Stalling even occurs on HQ (480p) at times. Does not matter what device we use to view – its the...

New 3D studio established and funded

With that in mind, 3Net — the 3D cable channel owned by Sony, Discovery and IMAX — have created an in-house production company to make original 3D content. via 3Net creating 3D production and distribution studio – latimes.com.

A Micro Four Thirds mount camera with CCD sensors

Which means no jello in videos: No joke: SVS-Vistek makes a MFT mount camera with global shutter! | 43 Rumors. As I understand them, CCDs read/write a frame at a time, unlike the line at a time used in lower powered CMOS sensors. Both can take great photos, but when it comes to video, CMOS results in the “jello effect” seen in handheld smart phone and even high end dSLR cameras using...

Is a 10-bit video codec always way better than an 8-bit codec?

It depends: “As long as you have the right 8-bit, youre fine." DSLRs like the 5D Mark III have 14-bit sensors, but for video capture, they’re converted down to 8-bit. Its this 8-bit “secret sauce” that the experienced engineers are able to pull off.  “If the engineers are getting the right 8-bit in that final codec, its visibly lossless,” via Misinformation: The Right 8 Bits | HDVideoPro.com. It also depends on...