I've always had a huge appreciation for Edelkrone's equipment despite having only used the original SliderPlus several years ago. This looks like a genuinely useful addition to any videographer's gear bag, but especially so for wedding videographers who are constantly switching between tripods, monopods, sliders, and more.
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.
For the past two years I've had the opportunity to go down to NextFab—one of the most magical places on Earth as far as I'm concerned—and see what goes into making a Philadelphia Geek Award. I'm constantly blown away by the sheer amount of talent and skill that is housed in just that location alone. For all of the award winners, here's a look into some of the tech that was used to create the coolest award you own.
There's a lot of talk about the impending release of iOS 9, most of which revolves around the content blocking feature that's built-in for developers to program against. I have a feeling the top-grossing apps this Fall will almost assuredly be content blockers and I'm personally pretty excited about that due to the very sad state of mobile advertising.
Looks legit! I'm liking the design of these pistol-grip style gimbals that have been emerging lately, especially ones geared toward smaller cameras like the a7S. At this price point with these features, I anticipate this one being a pretty big seller.
Despite the raw power and ample hard drive space of today's computers, I'm always leary of data loss. I was burned once with a proprietary RAID0 setup and was not able to get my data back, which housed a lot of really great old videos and pictures. With all of that in mind, here’s my triple fail-safe process of setting up a new Mac or updating an old Mac to the newest available OS X, from start to finish.
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!