I am a sucker for technology, as long as I find it USEFUL to me. Smartwatches fall into this category and I had bought a Sony Smartwatch 2 sometime early 2014.
When the LG G Watch R (a.k.a. the R Watch) came out I couldn’t wait. I got one and am loving it. However usability in high ambient light, e.g. sunlight, is pretty hopeless, so I also bought a Pebble Steel black edition. I use the Pebble if I am going to be out and about during the day, and the R Watch, if I am going to be indoors in the office, or going out in the evening. Continue reading
How to use Subclips in FCPX
FCPX (Final Cut Pro X) does not have “subclips”, but has an even better way of achieving the same, by using either FAVOURITES or KEYWORDS for any Range in a clip. Continue reading
Nikon Video Test Rig
I wanted to get an idea of how long I could run my Nikon D750 and the Nikon D4 cameras in video record mode, before the internal battery is exhausted.
Battery icon turns RED after
- D750 – 130 minutes
- D4 – 160 minutes
Camera shuts down after
- D750 – 147 minutes
- D4 – 190 minutes
UPDATE: FCPX 10.1.4 now includes support for .MXF files, making this article redundant.
(and my purchase ).
Currently (Oct 2014) I have not found a working plug-in for FCPX to import Sony .MXF files, which is the format produced by many of Sony’s pro camcorders.
I have however found a number of ways to overcome this: Continue reading
Using HandBrake to convert video formats, especially from DVD (disk) to m4p (a.k.a. mp4) format is easy and free. Continue reading