Rather late to the party, I have recently invested in a GoPro Hero 3+ camera. It provides a flexible and robust addition to anyone’s kit and will let you obtain footage when you just wouldn’t risk more expensive equipment or simply couldn’t access with more larger cameras. I decided to attach it to my car and attempt a simple round the block trip filming from different locations / camera angles on each trip.
Released in July 2013, the Bose Soundlink Mini is not a new product but it is still a current product and is still pushed and marketed well in stores through display stands and promotional material. Bose clearly want people to take notice of their portable bluetooth audio range. It is, however, a new product for me. So, what’s it like? Overall, so far so good but I realise that’s of little use if you’re considering purchasing this device. Read more for the positives and negatives as well as an audio recording of the device to hear it for yourself.
It’s not uncommon to need to remove the white background from an image and make it transparent. This can be necessary to make it more presentable on a webpage or presentation. There are a number of ways of doing this within Photoshop but this tutorial shows a great alternative to e.g. using the selection tool or magic wand to roughly remove the white and simply rub it out. It creates superb results and I guarantee that you will use this method in future if you haven’t already.
I am currently investigating good online task management software. I need it to categorise work, have details of jobs and who they came from as well as track the number of hours spent on a job and also provide good reporting either internal to the software or exportable for me to work on. There are a lot of options but finding one to fit these three simple things is actually incredibly difficult. Here I list the ones I have quickly looked at.
Timelapse options on the XF100 are a little strange. On first inspection, it appears to have some pretty flexible and solid options for timelapse photography with the Interval Record feature. XF100 Left SideHowever, you soon realise that although you can set the interval to 1 second, the fewest frames you can capture is 2. This describes a way around that limitation.
Encoding a timeline from Premiere takes a long time. That’s why I find it annoying that Premiere Pro sometimes sits there encoding at a leisurely 45% CPU. This is a solution to that problem. I have also included a short video to show this problem and solution in action.