Adobe has really been impressing me lately with their new design language and quickly-released software iterations. Specifically, I’m referring to Premiere Rush CC and how accessible and delightful it is.
I used the afternoon today to play around with the new-enabled HEVC/H.265 video on newer iOS devices to compare file sizes, quality, etc.
I can't say that many things would be interesting when filmed at 73,000 frames per second, but a gunshot is certainly one of them.
Filming The Philadelphia Geek Awards this year, as always, is just an incredibly fun time but also gives me the opportunity to see all of the amazing things that are happening in my hometown. The winner of Geek of the Year this year, Ather Sharif, got everyone in the hall choked up with his acceptance speech on how he overcame his injury and, more importantly, how he continues to be a strong proponent of accessibility and inclusion. I heard him loud and clear that night, and going forward I'm taking steps to be as accessible as possible.
Well, I'm all up in your iTunes Store now. I've just released my first video podcast series and I'm really looking forward to seeing how it goes. It's called The Primary Storyline and focuses mainly (for now) on tips and workflows for Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and Compressor, though I'm absolutely open to covering other post-production software should the need arise. If this is your bag, please check it out and if you like it, give a good rating on iTunes so that other people will be able to find it. Thanks and enjoy!
Yesterday I was going through some RAW footage I shot on the Pocket Cinema Camera and, in between wiping away the tears of knowing how much space all this footage occupied, I decided to test out if there was any discernible difference between having a LUT applied to the original RAW footage versus a flat ProRes 4444 export. Surprisingly, there isn't much difference at all.
I decided to swing by the opening day of Philly Tech Week and brought the Pocket Cam and a monopod to capture some of the festivities.