Youtube: The Lord of the Rings (Suicide Squad Style!).
My vote for Academy Award in editing.
Youtube: Rhapsodie in Blech - 1970 Nurburgring Nordschleife Adenauer Forst - Part 1.
1970’s film of amateur racing at the Nürburgring. Four parts (see the description for the other links). Painful and long to sit through all of it at once (take it in small bites). I’m fascinated to see the robustness of the VW Bug; repeated rollovers, it doesn’t collapse. Given the propensity of the rear to swap ends, I’m surprised noone came up with the simple fix ... a sandbag under the hood. To win, sometimes you have to give up top speed for stability.
My Bose MediaMates have given up the ghost.
The bass deteriorated yesterday into a pocky thwocking noise - akin to slamming an empty paintcan on pavement. I quickly picked up a moderate-cost set of Logitech satellites/subwoofer speakers, but their high/midrange is very bizarre in comparison with the Bose.
I need to edit audio accurately for video. What’s everyone using these days? I was looking at the M-Audio monitors that review sites like, but it seems the recent update from -40 to -42 has folks disgrunted. I do have a pair of NEAR bookshelf speakers. I may just need to get a small amp and a subwoof.
Macworld: VLC for Apple TV hands-on - Goodbye format woes
“None of those annoyances matter much when all of a sudden your Apple TV box can play virtually any file from any of your devices without any cash outlay on your part. That’s a nice upgrade right there. In fact, Apple ought to thank the VLC folks for so drastically expanding the capabilities of its box.”
Pro Video Coalition: The best drone from CES 2016.
Dodges obstacles automatically. Not *gracefully*, note (watch the video).
Youtube: Modern Talking, Geronimo’s Cadillac.
I have no words. My brain just melted like cheese in a hot oven. I mean, WHAT ... ?
Youtube: The Awesome “CAD WEST” Low Flying Jet Site In Wales “Mach Loop”.
Turn up your sound for full effect. I gotsta go.
Later: Pilot’s viewpoint. *Urp.*
Vimeo: 5 mètres 80.
Because everyone needs high-diving giraffes in their day.
PDN: FAA Drone Registration - What You Need to Know
“According to the FAA, registrants will need to provide their name, home address and e-mail address. When they’ve registered, they’ll receive a Certificate of Aircraft Registration/Proof of Ownership that will include a unique identification number for the UAV owner—an ID which must be marked on the aircraft.”
Hollywood Reporter: Camille Paglia Takes on Taylor Swift, Hollywood’s #GirlSquad Culture.
Tsk, tsk ... someone didn’t have a good time in high school. Ms Swift is just plodding along consistently, being a smart businesswoman in today’s culture (‘make hay while unwrinkled’). Is Adele any better, with that self-serving ‘impersonators’ video? Many missed the fact that was Adele-generated, not part of some game show. This is not the culture for modesty.
Youtube: Spectacular landing at Frankfurt Airport.
If you haven’t seen it.
Pro Video Coalition: From the National Drone Show: What I Learned On The Floor.
“The last person you want flying your RPV is a real-plane pilot.” Not true. I sincerely doubt a pilot would be any worse than another untrained drone operator. Knowledge of airspace, weather, weight and balance, responsibility - ‘pilot in command’ - and other intangibles is important. It brings a seriousness to the endeavor, rather than a videogame/toy mentality. Treat it as a toy, people/animals/property get hurt - as we’ve already seen, and frequently. No doubt a subset of a PP license is the better solution.
FishbowlNY: Fox News Source - San Bernardino Suspects Wore GoPro Cameras.
I wouldn’t normally link this, considering the source, but it’s so egregious I had to. Remember the shooter in Virginia used one.
EOSHD: Rumours claim Nikon have acquired Samsung’s NX technology.
TechCrunch: Google Brings Street View To The Ancient City Of Petra.
The Coke machine opposite, sort of jars the senses. Like walking into the Hagia Sophia, and having AC/DC’s “What You Do For The Money Honey” playing ...
KelbyOne Learning Center: What’s new (this morning’s CC update).
Macworld Hands-on: Adobe’s new Fuse CC lets beginners take baby steps into 3D modeling.
Mashable: Toddler loses an eye after consumer drone spins out of control.
Just what I’ve been warning about. Use bladeguards, people. Even if you think you don’t need them, or want to save battery life. You never know what you’re going to hit.
VashiVisuals: 3K 4K 5K 6K Free Aspect Ratio Templates.
“The Ultimate Aspect Ratio Guide.” Bookmark it, before you forget.
Youtube/XOXO: Amit Gupta, Photojojo.
The Atlantic: ‘This Is Really Bad for Independent Creators’.
Vimeo: The Race of Gentlemen 2015.
By the Jersey shore. I need to haul my camera gear over thataway sometime soon.
NPR: FAA Proposes Nearly $2 Million Fine To Drone Operator For Restricted Flights.
Drone operators, take note. The FAA’s woken up.
The things you run across on the ‘net ...
Normally, I’d say NSFW ... in this case, I say Not Safe for Mental Health.
Pro Video Coalition: The end of shaky videos.
Cool idea. But uses weight instead of a gyroscope.