One of the things I wanted to do during my review of the Sony A7 and A7R was to put the video features through their paces. With the help of my uncharacteristically cooperative kids, I shot the above short, Nerfed, in a few hours using only the Sony A7 and A7R (along with a couple of shots with the GoPro Hero3 that were necessary for the plot). After using these cameras for this fun project and in other ways over the past few weeks, Sony makes a great case for its next generation of full frame cameras. [Read more...]
GIFs rule the world of Internet memes. Perhaps they have a few uses beyond memes, but we all know you are going to use them for memes.
If you don’t know now to create a GIF file from still images, check out this short video on how to create them in Photoshop. Even if your files don’t align properly, you can use Photoshop’s auto-align feature to line up hand-held shots.
What would you do if you were sitting on the front row at a sporting event and a player comes crashing over the wall and lands at your feet? [Read more...]
This short video, shot 100% on the GoPro HERO3+, features Olympians “On the Quest for Glory” at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. It shows off the amazing preparation Olympic athletes endure with unique shots that GoPro cameras continue to deliver.
I’m fired up for the Olympics now…. Only 35 days to go!
Jean Claude Van Damme’s split in the Volvo truck commercial was truly epic. How we even begin to classify the Chuck Norris Christmas split is beyond me. [Read more...]
We send out Christmas cards to friends and family every year – usually made up of a photo or two of the kids and printed at cardstore.com. And while our kids are pretty darn cute, the Holderness family wins Christmas cards for 2013. [Read more...]
GoPro’s Tyler Johnson put together this cool array of 24 GoPro HERO 3 cameras, which provides a “budget” alternative to the high-end Matrix bullet time effect.
You can see the handheld array in the above frame grab. I think Tyler did a solid job of blending the frames together in post for the smooth bullet time effect.
We’ve seen a lot of different uses for Content-Aware Fill since it was initially introduced as a feature of Photoshop. There have been plenty of failures and successes for the feature. All that I have seen have been in still images.
The above video, however, puts Content-Aware Fill to the test on moving images for an interesting (if, less than perfect) take on the feature.
After watching the video for a few seconds though, I started thinking about the information that is available frame to frame and how Content-Aware Fill could leverage this additional info for application in video. It is already possible to automate this process in Photoshop for a static scene with Image Stacks – like so.
So where is our Content-Aware Fill for video Adobe? Use those other frames to make this work.
[via John Nack]