Vimeo/DropBox Linking

If you have both a DropBox account and a Vimeo account, you can link these to make uploading to Vimeo even easier. Just make sure that your DropBox space is sufficient to accomodate the exported video file.

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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

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Paul’s Video Tips

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

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Video Battery Capacity: Nikon D750 vs D4

Nikon Video Test Rig

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

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Converting Sony .MXF files to Apple ProRes 422 for FCPX

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

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