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.
ABC7: IndyCar drivers pay tribute to Justin Wilson with drive across Golden Gate Bridge.
Minor discussion of closed cockpits.
NY Times: Usain Bolt Wins Easily but Is Run Down by a Segway.
Couldn’t have helped his back, though. I’d be cautious saying he’s uninjured. Besides, using a Segway that close? Crazy. I know folks want smooth pans, but really now.
Connect/DPReview: Instagram now allows landscape and portrait formats.
Purists may have a hissy fit, I suppose.
ReadWrite: Weaponized Drones Are Now Legal In The U.S.
“The law’s author, Representative Rick Becker, originally wanted to require police to secure a warrant for drone surveillance. But then local law enforcement managed to sneak in the right to equip drones with tasers or rubber bullets by amending the original prohibition against lethal and non-lethal force to just limiting lethal weapons.”
Fusion: Second Life college campuses - A tour of abandoned worlds.
I had more than one client believe the hype. Luckily they listened to reasoned argument.
Mashable: Newark airport stores will stop selling drones ‘immediately’.
Airports. Selling drones. I ask you. How idiotic can one be?