Great series on landscape photography in Iceland. We’ll be driving an RV around The Ring Road in a few days. I appreciate how this video series shows the roads and parking areas around the attractions.
This series of uses a lot of drone footage which give you an idea of the path and observation areas around various sights in Iceland.
Really? Kodak is bringing back the Super 8 Home Movie Camera?
Shooting a a film format invented in 1965, Kodak’s modern update of the old Super 8 camera is here!
The $2,000 camera, due to go on sale this spring, shoots Super 8 film, a format invented in 1965. Each film cartridge costs around $25 and delivers just 2.5 minutes of shooting time. That’s a hundred bucks to shoot a 10-minute movie, not counting the cost to develop the film!
Obviously this will be a camera for dedicated enthusiasts and perhaps music video and retro advertisement shoots.
Just a quick bit of video from our trip to Banff a few summers back and specifically a look at Morant’s Curve.
“Morant’s Curve is located on the western end of the Bow Valley Parkway near Lake Louise. It’s a beautiful spot that the railway passes through. The location was made famous by Nicholas Morant, a staff photographer for the Canadian Pacific Railway. He took photographs for the company during the middle of the 20th century.”
Yes, the water in Banff is that color blue! Morant’s Curve is just a few minutes outside of Lake Louise and just about an hour from Banff.
We had been driving around the area of Lake Louise and Banff looking for a hiking spot and just happened to be “racing” a train through the woods. The trains travel slowly through the valley so we were able to get ahead of it and station ourselves right at Morant’s Curve as it thundered through the valley.
Its a single track along the river and the strangest thing is seeing a train coming in the opposite direct soon after witnessing a long training going the to the other way. Obviously there is a staging area before going through the pass.
I kept the video of the trains going through Morant’s curve long for the train buffs. Non-train buffs might want to speed through the video.
Overall the Banff area is beautiful and surprisingly close to Calgary. I think it was only an hours drive. Of course this means its going to be crowded at all of the famous spots but if you are willing to risk getting eaten by a grizzly, you can find solitude on the hiking trails. The week we were there it was mostly rainy and overcast. You have to expect some extreme weather as you are in the mountains.
The newest GoPro Hero 5 Black finally has some specs I’ve been looking for – 4K video and 12 mp stills. Mine comes on Friday. I had considered the GoPro Hero 5 Session which is a tiny, one button version but decided the touch screen on the HERO5 Black and the better technical specs made the slightly bigger regular GoPro a better choice for my first GoPro.
Timelapse taken with the GoPro Hero5 Black
The 4K video beats my Canon 6D and I’m glad to have a dedicated video capture device. I’m also interested in seeing what the GoPro software can do as opposed to editing in Photoshop as well as playing with the in camera time lapse.
Capture different with HERO5 Black. Share immersive 4K perspectives that make you feel like you’re there. HERO5 Black makes it easy with its one-button simplicity, convenient touch display and ready-to-go waterproof design. Smooth, stabilized video, crystal-clear audio, and pro-quality photo capture combine with voice control and GPS to make HERO5 Black the most impressive GoPro ever. And when it’s time to edit and share, HERO5 Black automatically uploads footage to your GoPro Plus cloud account to provide easy access on any device. Then, create amazing videos automatically with Quick, the GoPro mobile editing app. Your life as you’ve never seen it-HERO5 Black.
HERO5 Black Camera
The Frame (HERO5 Black)
Rechargeable Battery (HERO5 Black)
Curved Adhesive Mount
Flat Adhesive Mount
Recommended Memory Cards for the New GoPro Hero5
The reason you don’t need the fastest memory card for the GoPro Hero5 is the camera is limited to shooting a 60 Mbps data rate, this is 7.5MB/s. USB transfer speeds from the GoPro seems to also bottleneck at around 12MB/s. Even the slowest card I tested still was able to write at around 20MB/s.
10 great examples of the 3D video projection artform. An exciting blend of moving visuals and stationary objects. Building, sculptures and more can be transformed by artists using video projection onto stationary objects without harming the original.
3D projection is any method of mapping three-dimensional points to a two-dimensional plane. As most current methods for displaying graphical data are based on planar (pixel information from several bitplanes) two-dimensional media, the use of this type of projection is widespread, especially in computer graphics, engineering and drafting.
Projection mapping, also known as video mapping and spatial augmented reality, is a projection technology used to turn objects, often irregularly shaped, into a display surface for video projection. These objects may be complex industrial landscapes, such as buildings, small indoor objects or theatrical stages. By using specialized software, a two- or three-dimensional object is spatially mapped on the virtual program which mimics the real environment it is to be projected on. The software can interact with a projector to fit any desired image onto the surface of that object. This technique is used by artists and advertisers alike who can add extra dimensions, optical illusions, and notions of movement onto previously static objects. The video is commonly combined with, or triggered by, audio to create an audio-visual narrative. – Wikipedia
“Each art has its own medium and that medium is especially fitted for one kind of communication. Each medium says something that cannot be uttered as well or as completely in any other tongue.” –John Dewey
A short little video about Tiki the Wonder Dog and his photographer master – Edward M. Fielding – www.edwardfielding.com.
This video was created using Adobe’s new “Spark” system which is a quick, easy and free way to create meme’s, stories, videos and more. It can be used online and doesn’t require an Adobe membership, although I do have the Adobe Photographers package of Lightroom and Photoshop CC which I highly recommend.
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