We made it to 10 episodes! Today we chat about Chris’ new purchase: the Sony PXW-FS5 camera. A super 35mm, interchangeable lens, 4K lightweight video camera.


Adobe releases more details about their work to allow users to uninstall QuickTime 7

  • Quicktime 7 player has security vulnerabilities and has been discontinued by Apple
  • Currently Adobe’s video packages leverage Quicktime for codec playback
  • Adobe has been working with Apple to build some of these codecs natively into Premiere
  • Adobe has been able to accelerate work that was already in progress to support native reading of ProRes (fully licensed and certified by Apple)
  • “In an effort to allow as many legacy files to be supported as possible we will also be supporting the reading of AAC Audio and PNG Compressed frames and the reading/writing of Animation frames.”
  • Some older codecs and lesser used codecs may not work under the new release. Adobe suggests transcoding these formats

Sony sells Vegas and more to Magix

  • Sony Vegas, Movie Studio, Sound Forge and Acid to move to Magix
  • Vegas has a very loyal user-base despite its smaller market share
  • Magix has a long history of making AV programs, but has generally targeted consumers.
  • Will be interesting to see where Magix takes it.
    Possibly integrated with their Video Pro X product?
  • Statement from Magix: “We already plan new versions of Vegas Pro and Movie Studio this autumn. The SCS Catalyst Browse and Catalyst Production Suite will continue to be developed by Sony for professional broadcast and production applications.”

Introducing Content-Aware Crop: Coming Soon to Photoshop CC

  • The technology is similar to content-aware fill
  • If you crop and straighten your image, you will either remove possibly important details or introduce whitespace. The tool fills what would become white space around the edges of the photo with computer generated content.
  • Content aware fill hasn’t got the greatest reputation, so it will be interested to see how well this works for real photos.
  • Might be handy for old scanned photos that weren’t square.

Olympus Tough TG-Tracker Action Camera

  • Drink
  • It’s an action camera, but it’s larger than most of the competitors at 35.0 x 56.5 x 93.2mm
  • Electronic 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • LED Headlight
  • Headlight
  • Built-In Wi
  • Enhanced GPS & e.Compass
  • Temperature Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • 90° Tilt-Out LCD Monitor
  • 204° Extreme Angle F2.0 High-Speed Lens
  • Barometric Pressure Sensor
  • $349 US.
  • Look like something a little different for once. Good value at that price. (Relative to GoPro)
  • Initial test footage didn’t look amazing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMxEkxY4rsw
  • From their page “ULTRA HD 4K. ENOUGH SAID.”


Chris buys a new toy: the Sony PXW-FS5


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