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Paul’s Video Tips

13 Oct

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. Read the rest of this entry »

 

Video Battery Capacity: Nikon D750 vs D4

12 Oct
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.

Results

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

07 Oct

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: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted in Apple Macs, Videography

 

HandBrake Turns – Video format Converter

05 Sep

handbrakelogoUsing HandBrake to convert video formats, especially from DVD (disk) to m4p (a.k.a. mp4) format is easy and free. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Zoom H6

28 Jun

Zoom H6
Audio Recorder Par Excel-lance

Introduction

zoom_h6I have recently had an attack of G.A.S. again. I know that this condition is no stranger to some who are reading this. I am not talking about a digestive condition, but Gear Acquisition Syndrome! However I have received counseling from my wife, and I am getting better. Anyway, after careful consideration, I purchased a Zoom H6 digital audio recorder. Here is my story…

Summary

You don’t have to go to the article’s end to read the conclusions. Here they are: The Zoom H6 is a versatile, high quality digital audio recorder, which is available locally. It brings numerous useful functions to making quality audio, and can be purchased for $450. The Zoom H6 is highly recommend by me.

Disclosure

I purchased my unit from Big Music, in Crows Nest, (sadly) using my own money. I have no financial interest in either the product or the supplier. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted in Photography, Shopping, Technology, Videography

 

iPad Photo Portfolio Display – Part I

25 Nov

Summary: I use my iPad to show my favourite photos. Here is how I manage the images.

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Posted in Photography

 

Stuff-Up at Tune-Up

22 Nov

Tune-Up has been acquired by AVG, who have well and truly Stuffed-Up the pricing. If you want this excellent product, I recommend that you buy it from the global site and NOT from Australia site.

AVG Australia: 3 PC 1 yr $76.99 (LINK) versus Tune-Up for 3 PCs perpetual for $24.95 (LINK)
Note: to get the cheap price, install the evaluation and then just wait until it offers the cut price Special. Everyone gets this!

Read more about it…

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My Photo Workflow

02 Sep

As I am transitioning more towards professional photography, dealing with over 1,000 images per event, I had to choose my streamlined workflow. I describe here what I have chosen, and with what tools. I do not have any personal interest in promoting any products mentioned, and I had to purchase everything I use, with money – the old fashioned way! (Link to this page) Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Alas, Avast not for Macs with Parallels

11 Jul

I had always liked Avast as a free and reliable antivirus product. So when I realised that they have a Mac version, I was keen to try it. At first I was impressed, however my enthusiasm dropped when I discovered that it was falsing with Parallels files, and even my best efforts for it to exclude these had failed.

So my recommendation is that if you have Parallels running on your Mac, then Avast may not be such a good idea. I am now using Sophos instead.

 
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Mac – Here Come the Clones!

11 Jul

The importance of HDD cloning for Macs. How I averted disaster!

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