EOSHD.com: Panasonic GH4 Review.
Likely most of what you’re dying to know: “None of the other 4K solutions at the moment including the upcoming Sony A7S are as practical or as affordable as the GH4 for shooting cinematic 4K.”
EOSHD: Best small camera for 1080/60p – Panasonic GX7 and A6000 review.
Of note. Panasonic seems to be making people happy these days.
The Atlantic: The Library of Congress Wants to Destroy Your Old CDs (For Science).
The old custom music mixes you burned, may be starting to degrade.
CNBC: GoPro gets ready to go public, but is it a good investment?
I was just wondering … remember the Flip video camera? It was all the rage for … two years? Where’d it go? Video is going to be iterating very swiftly over the next couple of years. Very swiftly.
DSLR Video Shooter: $15,000 Camera Drone Disappears in the Amazon Rain Forest.
Always have backups. And insurance. The smallest thing can cause havoc. Even so, I suspect we’ll be finding more drone-related detritus in wilderness areas … “What’s that? Tent caterpillars? Nope. A wrecked drone …”
Interesting observations on the Panasonic GH4 (and 4K video) ...
Bloomberg: Rackspace Hires Morgan Stanley to Evaluate Options.
“Since climbing to a record in January 2013, Rackspace’s stock has plunged more than 60 percent, leaving the company with a $4.36 billion market capitalization. Analysts on average expect revenue to rise 16 percent this year to $1.79 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.” Still … ouch.
The Gadget Flow: Mobile Stand for iPad Air.
SIGGRAPH 2014/Youtube: Technical Papers Preview Trailer.
Missed this the other day.
Guardian.UK: Clipless pedals: why you don’t need to be scared of switching.
The twist can play hell with vulnerable knees.
GadgetFlow: Instax Share SP-1 Smartphone Printer by Fujifilm.
Print pix anywhere from your smartphone. $210 smackers. A little strategic duct tape, and you could have yourself a one-piece DIY modern Polaroid (or, form-factor-wise, a Kodak EK6 - remember those?!).
Ars Technica: YouTube shuts down public RSS feeds of user subscriptions.
Random thought with no input … I wonder if the rise of set-top boxes and ilk [Roku, AppleTV, Chromecast, etc.] have something to do with this. Putting their efforts into the greatest payoff. Via Dave Winer on Twitter.
DP Review: Rumors hint at pair of new Canon lenses.
Oh my. The 2.8 on the 16-35 isn’t really all that useful. I’d definitely be interested. The 10-18 … crop-sensor, cheap seat? The older 10-22’s already a stunner.
TechCrunch: Why Apple Wants Beats.
Curious. At first I thought they simply wanted higher quality earbuds. Apparently there’s some other reason behind it. Apple’s been about style *and* substance. Beats seems to lack (in reviews) the substance angle. Maybe they’ll kick up the audio quality, keeping the already-established PR (and pricing scale). But I’m just shooting from the hip here; no idea.
Wired: An Inside Look at the Insanely Complex Formula 1 Steering Wheel.
Looks complex, but if that’s all you had to memorize to make a living … not bad.
vowe dot net: Netgear TREK - Extend your hotel WiFi.
Of note to my travelling readers.
ExtremeTech: Sony develops tech for 185TB tapes - 3,700x more storage than a Blu-ray disc.
A Renaissance for tape?
Luminous Landscape: Sony a7R Wishful Thinking.
Fancy: Blacksmith-Labs Leather Holster for Apple iPhone 5/5s with Metal Alloy Belt Clip.
Annoying as they can be, I do use rugged holsters. Very nice.
Giz: Massive Hard Drive, Wacom Trackpad, Sony Cameras …
5GB USB external for $160? Stick it on your Airport Extreme, sleep better.
News Shooter: The Logger’s Lunchbox – an all-in-one ENG style solution for DSLRs.
Yes, yes, YES. End the “Frankenstein’s monster” of DSLR video rigs, once and for all. Watch this video, you’ll be jumping up and down like I was.
Re/code: Apple Launches Replacement Program for Faulty iPhone 5 Power Buttons.
If’n you’ve got a wonky iPhone 5 ...
HiConsumption: The 7 Best Drones.
Uh-huh. Could be wrong, but I have a feeling that the multicopters are easier for beginners, while a conventional helicopter-style layout (main rotor/tail rotor or jet) ends up being better for professional uses.
DP Review: ThinkTank Streetwalker HardDrive Backpack Review.
Scroll down and look at the waist belt. At least it can be swapped out for other belts (padded) … which I’d consider *essential* (adding cost). Load this thing up with that standard belt, you have a medieval torture device.
Gadget Flow: Jimi - USB Port Extension.
Wonderful, except for one little thing. It should have a pass-thru at the back, so you can have two items plugged in (one front, one back). That would be an insta-purchase. Otherwise, I’d just invest in a USB hub.