After upgrading to Win10 I have found a few bumps along the way but most of them have been little and solved. Win10 is actually very likable.
On my road trip, We The People 2013 – www.wethepeople2013.us – I used my Asus ROG laptop as my mobile lab for ingesting still and video files and then editing them. For the video from my Nikon D800 I get MOV files and I would use the MS Movie Maker program to get a quick edit done and posted to YouTube.
After the move to Win10 and keeping the Movie Maker program, part of the Windows Live Essentials package that was not updated for Win10, I find the program will not open MOV files anymore. Sad…
I did find this link, http://www.wikihow.com/Convert-a-MOV-File-to-an-MP4, from wikiHow that explained you could just change the extension of the file from a .MOV to a .MP4! Really… So I did a basic copy/paste in the same folder, got a COPY added to the file name and then changed the extension. Works like a charm and the ‘new’ files open in Movie Maker just fine.
Hope this is helpful to someone else, have a good one…
Good week for the Nokia 1020. Closeup, middle of the day or night this smartphone camera makes great images.
Teaching a class on smartphone photography at the Orange Township Library in Delaware Co, OH.
7171 Gooding Blvd.
Delaware, OH 43015
Interesting day. Tried to interview/shoot the marijuana clinic in Egg Harbor, NJ today. They seemed to be PR’ed out, so on to the next thing.
Mounted the GoPro’s on Big Blue and cruised down Pacific Ave @ Atlantic City. Lots of walk-overs to the casinos, will be interesting to see the take. Also been GoPro’ing most of the bridges that I’ve driven over. Golden Gate, Mississippi River bridge @ Vicksburg, Ben Franklin @ Philly, Chesapeake Bay bridge/tunnel and various others. Did 4 or 5 @ Pittsburgh.
Night shots with the GoPro’s on the Ben Franklin was interesting. The high mounted GoPro looked great with very little noise, but the low mounted/front of car GoPro had lots of noise. Not sure if it’s a metering difference or something not quite right with the front/low mount.
Got to go to the bridge on the ferry from Cape May to Delaware today. Used the 16mm full frame fisheye on the D800, not too bad distortion. Allowed me to show all of the bridge and keep the recording levels up with the Rode’s mic. The ferry was pitching a bit and as I hurried up the last set of steps to the bridge I caught my toe on the top step. OUCH.. lots of damage to me and as we discuss in photo classes to the students, KEEP the lens shades on the lenses. Camera’s are fine, me not so much. Maybe I should mount a lens shade on me somewhere.
Packing and un-packing is so much fun, plus everything that needs charging, ingest images, reformat, etc… whine, whine, wine?
or Godot.. hopefully the raw update will not take that long. Nokia has done a couple of recent ‘Nokia Camera’ updates in preparation for the new camera app. Apparently the next step is the phone update from Lumia Amber to Lumia Black. The Black update will allow the camera to capture raw images. Additionally the update will bring low energy abilities for Bluetooth 4 and some other goodies. Nokia is working on keeping the Windows Phone owners happy.
In an ongoing effort to get more 1020 images out there.. here is a link to my Instagram postings. A series of images taken with the Nokia Lumina 1020 of veggies and fruit in grocery stores.
Here is another example of an Pro__highres.jpg — 1st image is an uncorrected jpeg – 10 MB, next jpeg has a little sharping, drew down the highlights and bumped the saturation just a little, 12.8 MB and then the crop plus a screen shot to show the crop. Remember all images © Ed Zirkle 2013
So we have seen the ads Nokia and/or ATT have running showing that you can crop and image and still have something reasonable to look at.
A friend of mine, Perry, has a bird that would love to take chunk out of me if I got close enough, but he looks great and is a good subject.
As you may or may not know, the 1020 makes 2 files for each image made. The small image of the bird is 1.32 MB 1728×3072 and the larger image is 6.72 MB 4352×7712 and both are 72 dpi & sRGB; white balance: auto, digital zoom: 1, EXIF version: 0220, flash: auto, metering mode: average, exposure bias: 0, ISO: 100, 1/30 sec. @ f/2.2.
this is the 1.32 MB image
this is the 6.72 MB file
this is the crop on the bird
and what it looks like
very, very slight sharping… all work done with Windows Photo Gallery 2012. Will discuss WPG2012 later.
So how big a print would you like.
One cravat with all of this. The HiRes image is on the phone so a USB link is required and you will find the file name as: WP_20130928_19_41_00_Pro__highres.jpg Year, month, day, time.
The image is also imbedded with a Geotag which provides a sort of journal for me to reference on the images I make with the Nikon’s.