I was reading the BBC test of the Nikon D800 and it brought up some good points about how it’s actual HD resolution is less than true HD because of the interpolation algorithms nikon used to compress the much higher resolution sensor data. The thing I was wondering is why is the interpolation even taking place in the camera. That can’t be a very good place for it to happen. I think the next big advance will come when a nice full frame camera can capture 24 raw frames a second. Once that happens everything can change. Suddenly you would be able to use Lightroom to adjust every frame in a film. All the downsizing interpolation be done on a PC. The only real drawback would be syncing the sound but that could be done in camera if it was set up to do it. Of course an actual DSLR probably would be good to use because of the noise but an interchangeable lens camera with a full frame would be perfect.
I’ve made a couple of photo books through Shutterfly but they stopped offering a version of the “custom path”. The new “Custom Path” is just the most frustrating godawful piece of crap software program I could imagine. I would think that one thing that would be very important in most photographers minds is cropping. When I make I photo I think about Composition not only when I take the photo but afterwards when I edit them. After a long process of thinking and trying out different crops I come to a decision and I make a jpg of the photo cropped the way I think it should be. When you make a book in Shutterfly it assumes you really don’t care about composition. Even on the most basic pages in custom mode it automatically recrops your images. If you want to uncrop them you have to go through a lot of steps. You have to figure out the aspect ratio and then try to guess which of their pages offers the right one then you have to put the photo in the
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1. took a High resolution scan of a map from 1650 and put it into Sony Vegas
2. rendered a piece of video showing a zoom out from the center of the map
3. took that piece of rendered video and put it back into Sony Vegas.
4. made two video tracks and put a copy of the rendered video on each track ,one on top of the other.
5. reversed the top track and changed it’s setting from “source alpha” to “difference”.
6. rendered the over-layed tracks.
The result was surprising. If you look at the middle of the screen while the video played you’ll notice some weird looking effects as two layers come to the middle
of the sequence where it turns black. Make sure you watch the center of the screen for the whole duration if you want to see the effect.
I made this as an experiment. I wanted to see if the software i was using could handle a lot of short cuts made from High Definition Video Files. The only sound used was recorded by the camera. Some of the This “film” was made using digital video taken with a Canon 7d. It was edited using Sony Vegas Pro 10.