they are not that new but i just “found” them today and a wanted to share that find.
… watch all of them
some more info here:
they are not that new but i just “found” them today and a wanted to share that find.
… watch all of them
some more info here:
Well its was time to refresh all that here!
So first step is a new “design” / template ….
Next step will be a bit more nre content every now and then.
I have something in terms of Color Grading and Audio-Post around the corner (so to say)
So …stay tuned!
Well …since i want to concentrate more on sound & audio post production…here are some desktop backgrounds & stuff for sound fellows:
and if you like there are some Tee’s as well!
Well i made some desktop-backgrounds over the last few months … some of you might have seen them on my instagrams or screen shots or whatnot
… well i guess its time to share them as many of you asked for a download … here you go:
(click on them to get the 1920×1200 version… alt+click for download)
and btw with some of the stuff i made Tees and other swag … take a look (if u like)
Tags: Desktop Backgrounds
…finally came in and the new store is online now: http://uniquedesigners.wordpress.com/store
… and other small updates here and there … pretty much looking forward to NAB now!
So a few weeks back I got my iPad … finally…. yes I know “The New iPad” just came out a few days back … but my network provider made a good offer on an old not so used contract, so there you go.
Anyways … since I received my iPad I have bought a lot of new apps … probably more in the last few days than in the last couple years.
Here is a short list of apps I use in a “pro” environment … some essential, some for fun, some just for content: (one little side note I’m still on SnowLeo MacOS 10.6.8…just for you to know for any compatibility questions)
( in “random” order )
A good app for quick & creative photo edits - incl. noise reduction, sharpening, vignettes… looks, presets. boarders, and more (faster than iPhoto but not as much as options) … but i really like this app to share stuff on Tumblr, Instagram, Flickr, Facebook … really nice! for 0,99 really good … u can test PhotoToaster Jr. for Free with not all the options though
Just a really great app to view your intsagram Feed. commend on instagram’s, manage your feed/followers, like instagram’s and stuff like that. .. now i really use my iphone just for taking pictures /instagram’s and as a phone really
A awesome Remote Controller for LogicPro, ProTools, FCP and others.
It kinda replaces the MC Control + MCMix Combo in my Edit-Suite for the quick stuff. And the nice thing is you get a control window – like a Desktop sharing thing – so you are able to touch control your PlugIns & stuff on your iPad as well … I like that app especially in Client sessions i’ll have to test if that “control window” can be used to control ColoristaII in PPro …
due to some graphic issues that doesn’t seem to work in FCP
A great remote controller for Adobe Lightroom 3
I love that app for photo color-correction work.
it really is a nice remote with a lot of options in LR3 …
Some say it’s a bit slow but I don’t have any issues
This app is not pretty but very useful … now I hope there is an update for LR4 soon!
A nice tool if u work a lot in Photoshop CS5
I use it when I’m in “photo-retouch” mode …
it has a nice&cool remote-preview mode as well
It also has a neat feature to record audio…a nice way to record all that is said in a meeting
…you will never miss what a client said to you again!
AirSharing (for iPad)
Just a quick & nice way to get stuff like m4v clips or documents on your iPad.
Not essential but a nice to have.
Vimeo v2 is a really good app. Its great to check vimeo stuff out with
The best app to be up to date on all your social media “streams”, news & tech and so much other stuff. Basically, its the first app I check in the morning or after i finished my work at night!
Just awesome and worth the lil money. I use it to save stuff / web-sides / blogposts (and so on) that I stumbled up on during the day to read later off-line at home or when on the train. …stuff like that
That is a useful app. Mr. iGert recommended it and its just great.
Basically you can stream movie clips from your Mac (you can setup/link any Folder on your Mac for that).
So I use the app for two things: to show clients or actors clips in our office if i need a quick way for that or I watch stuff at home (in bed) There is a Free Version so u can test it.
I used Wunderlist (Task Manager) on my iPhone and Mac before Apple had a “task-list-app”
… actually i like Wunderlist more than Apples approach … it has a nice and solid cloud sync option and an nice MacOs Version
A really really good App for Twitter on the iPad… enough said
A nice and free way to remote access your computer from your iPad.
It’s nice to check your render status and other stuff via WiFi or 3G … its a bit slow but does the job
So there you go that is my first “iPad Apps for Pro’s” list!
I’m not so sure about the “usefulness” (or in other words I’m not so impressed … yet) with the following apps. I would suggest you test these for yourself and make your own decision. They may get better with some updates or if a job/ task requires them…
iPhoto, AVID Studio, iMovie, KeyPadPlus, Shotlist, Pages, Keynote,
Other apps i use from time to time:
MovieSlate or the quicker to open DSLR Slate
… thats it for now some updates & more stuff soon (…. i guess … hopfully)
Tags: 500px, Adobe Nav, AirSharing, AirVideo, AVID Studio, Flipboard, iMovie, instagallery, Instapaper, iPad, iPhoto, Keynote, KeyPadPlus, LogMeIn, LR3, LRPAD, NotesPlus, Pages, PDF Expert, PhotoToaster, PS Epress, Shotlist, Tweetbot, V-Control, vimeo, Wunderlist
Well recently i got in a argument with my colleagues about whether the TV show “Damages” is a good one or not at all… well i leave that question open for now…
So yes i’m pretty much into US TV shows … a great inspiration / distraction / FCP7 render time filler!
People who know me know that Sometimes i watch just bcuz of great cinematography (not so much bcuz of story or acting) sometimes the other way around. Sometimes just for fun / entertainment. But mostly bcuz of great characters.
So here is pretty much my list of ”awesomeness” (random order)
Great TV Shows:
The Good Wife
Last Man Standing
Good TV Shows:
Awake (not quite sure yet in a way)
marvellous UK TV Show (i might add as well)
Old great shows:
still to catch up on / didn’t watch yet:
Sherlock Holmes (BBC)
Game of Thrones
So now the question is what are YOUR favorite show(s) or/and what should i start to watch and why (please leave a commend – would i appreciate it) AND does “Damages” fit in my list / or should it fit?
P.S. you even can “smash” some of the shows on / from my list … i don’t mind … THANKS
WITH THE UPDATE ITUNES 10.1.2 THE TEREO SOUND IS NOW CLEAR & GOOD !
… so iTunes 10.1.2 is cleared for Pro-stuff again
well i noticed a strange “mono-like” sound coming out of iTunes lately … so today i did “investigate” it closely and discovered that this is really an issue that is yet to fix by Apple – even with the “recently ” published update to version 10.1+ …
BTW: Everybody can check the iTunes “sound quality” themselves by playing a track in iTunes and playing the same track with Quicktime (using the right click on the Track >> “show in Finder” option in iTunes)
it seems some iPhone 4 / iTunes 10.1 / RME Audiointerface users got ride of the problem:
by user F5D (http://discussions.apple.com/profile.jspa?userID=621642)
1) Closed iTunes
2) In system Preferences, changed the sound output from RME HDSPe to Line out (built in)
3) Opened iTunes and started to play some music
4) While iTunes was playing, changed the Line Out back to RME HDSPe
The iTunes 10.1 is now working! The stereo image and clarity are back! What a strange problem. Btw, if you try to change the output while iTunes is playing and you are facing the problem, it stays. The key is to open iTunes while you have the line out selected. You have to close iTunes before changing between the outputs.
some forum posts i’ve found so far:
so there seems to be just one option / fix right now: downgrade you iTunes to version 10.0:
UPDATE: If you use an iPhone 4 you have to use iTunes 10.1 … so you have to life with that mono issue … sorry
i did it and it works fine… sound quality is back to normal … iTunes library is working fine!
so if you want to listen to your music in full stereo / quality whether it’s just for enjoyment or for your pro-stuff work … you have to do this! … otherwise your Mac has just become another “not-really-made-for-pro-stuff-issue”
If someone got another idea or fix please let me know!!
UPDATE: oh and please let Apple know that you have a issue with your iTunes … so maybe they fix this anytime soon:
well… it was about time to re-new / refresh my blog design a bit … add some new stuff, check out my links & stuff on the end (below).
i also made a more specialized 550D blog … well its more like a quick collection page for all 550D related stuff i found or made … u name it.
even though it will be not as much detailed as this blog is (kinda). You’ll find 550D & HD-DSLR Suff on this page too. so stay tuned & thx for stopping by:
my new “special” 550D Blog: 550d-germany.tumblr.com
yes it’s true i got caught up in the whole 550D / HD-DSLR thing!
in the end i have to say Nino Leitner’s (i’v met him over twitter) in-depth blog post did it for me … as well as his nice test-shot-clip on vimeo.
of curse there are some more great clip online (on vimeo – some links below)
even though i’m in germany, so i have to wait about 14 days till my new Canon 550D will be delivered… i’m excited as hell yet already, though
basically i bought a rather “basic” set, in the first place just to get started with HD-DSLR stuff:
- Canon 550D
- Canon Kit Lens EF-S 18-55mm
- Canon 50 mm 1.8 II (thx for recommendation to Brian DeFrees and his vimeo clip)
- 1x 8 GB SDHC Class 6
- USB Card-Reader
- 2x 16GB SDHC Class 6
- a DSLR bag
- Manfrotto Monopod
(recommendation by Mario Feil “… quite useful & fast”)
- extra battery for Canon 550D (LP-E8)
you might have a look on this, it’s about another battery option
way more affordable clone battery’s for 550D and T2i:
550D/T2i knock-off battery test with surprises
T2i / 550D knock-off battery grip review
Part 4: Essential DSLR accessories
Epic DSLR Viewfinder Review
Part 5: Essential DSLR accessories
ON MY BUY-SOON LIST:
spider brace shoulder support ( great, useful and cheap )
(hint & recommendation by Tej Babra & his 7D)
Manfrotto Video Tripod with Fluid Head (503)
more extra batteries for Canon 550D (LP-E8)
Sigma 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM
Sigma 24-70 mm EX DG 2.8 or Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 SP XR Di II VC
or Sigma 70-200 f2.8
damn! … so many options …
FOR MORE PIMP YOUR 550D ADVICE / RECOMMENDATIONS
GO TO NINO LEITNER’S “On a budget” BLOG POST
Part 3: A MYSTERY resolved: DEPTH OF FIELD and ND filters
that’s it for now … i will use a regular sachter tripod as we use it for XH-A1
so what next … well i have to wait and have a try as soon as this cam is in my hands … hopefully soon, as i have a lot of regular shootings and projects coming up in the next couple of weeks / moths, which all planed to shoot on XH-A1, HVX200 or better … so this 550D will be more a B-Cam and “landscape-cam” … it will come to use in situations/ shots where the 50mm /1.8 lens is needed / useful / nice.
and all my free-time will be used for some kind of fun-shooting as well (of course)
so we will see… how this thing can fit in, back here … oh and btw this 550D just used up my iPad/toy budget for this year… but that is ok
some useful links:
Whats in you Bag (great lens recommendations)
Canon T2i Compared to Canon 7D: First Thoughts + First Look
First thoughts on Rebel T2i/ 550D
+ Unscientific T2i tests shots includes timelapse.
Video ISO Comparison: Canon EOS Rebel T2i vs. Canon EOS 7D
…thoughts on the T2i
some 550D / T2i vimeo clips (selection):
550D/Rebel t2i clip: Sundance Square at Night (this is a nice one)
… and more to come … tomorrow i guess
Well we are testing Premiere Pro CS 5.5 for a few weeks now. Yes, we tried that in the past and it did not work out well. But with the release of the 9.2 Version of the Blackmagic Design drivers (Blackmagic Design Desktop Video 9.2 - a while ago now) for the BMD Video-Cards we use something changed and now […]
Last night i saw some tweets popping up from a Film Editor in LA… i follow her for quite a long time now…i kinda have a good chat with her every now and then. I really love her insides about Editing, the Business and the life in LA She is quite active on the twitters. […]
So folks, with todays Vimeo-Post from the Editing-Crew at Conan some might say we finally will get the FCP8 we all want …desperately. http://vimeo.com/38593381 Some say (THAT POST SHOW) that we will finally see PPro CS6 at NAB this year with lost of cool stuff and (a bit) more FCP feel to it (i’ll be […]
his tutorial is all done in FCPX 10.0.3 (Trial) on MacOS LION 10.7.3 IMPORTANT READ THE REST AFTER U WATCH THE VIDEO … U WILL LEARN MORE DOING THAT! GO TO VIMEO AND WATCH IT IN 720p HD here some of basics: – work on the sound even for the 1st rough edit – continuity […]
[UPDATE 07/22/2011] After using the KRK’s for a week now, I really got to like them. They are good & useful really … so they are a recantation for people that need / want a good, comfortable & analytic sounding headphones. Well I’ll try o keep it brief That topic goes back too my audio-roots, […]