Birk Binnard

Birk Binnard

Lives in United States Palos Verdes, United States
Works as a Consultant
Has a website at http://www.birkbinnard.com
Joined on Nov 7, 2003
About me:

Use GH7 for both video and stills; edit with Elements 11 & Vegas Movie Studio 13

Birk Binnard's recent activity

  • Even though I prefer the editing environment of Vegas I've recently switched to PowerDirector13 because it has much faster rendering.
  • I just swapped my GX7 for a Sony AX33 and could not be happier.  But then I may not be a typical user. Prior to the AX33 I had always used DSLR cameras, and before that SLR film cameras. AFter I ...
  • I just tried this with PowerDirector 13: loaded in a 27 minute 4K video (10.72 GB) and shrunk it down to 61 seconds. Then I rendered it out to standard AVCHD and it played back perfectly. I tried ...
  • The 2 low-light shots are at the end of this group: https://flic.kr/s/aHsk8ChN4d I took them after I completed the following ctastrophy: I took the camera to the bluffs near my home overlooking the ...
  • That is an interesting observation. I'll do a test and post the results. In my case, since I'm almost always shooting outside scenes, my pans are always slowwwwwww.  But I can imagine someone ...
  • I totally agree with your assessment of the rolling shutter effect. Another poster asked me to do a test for it, and that fence is right around the corner, so I did it. Like you, in all the videos ...
  • Created discussions Sony FDR-AX33: First videos
    Here are my first (well not really, but the first I think are OK to share) videos made with my 3 day old Sony FDR-AX33: https://flic.kr/ps/2sT268 Some (more) notes about the videos and the camera: ...
  • Thanks for the reminder.  I know what rolling shutter is and frankly I had forgotten about it since it almost never applies to the type of shots I take.  But I will try to find an appropriate way ...
  • pull the EVF out to turn it and the camera on. The EVF also tilts up. -- Birk Binnard www.birkbinnard.com/photography;
  • Here are some pics straight out of the camera - no editing/cropping/tweaking. The ones with names starting with Test1 were taken aright after I had the camera out of the box and powered on. The ...
  • Replied in PC problem
    Sounds like a failed/failing power supply to me.  That is a replaceable unit, but to do that you have to expose the motherboard so you can disconnect the power cables that run from the power ...
  • The truth is it is a very subjective issue. Different people will tell you different things, and frankly they all are correct because it's an issue of individual perception. The best example I can ...
  • Actually I have no idea. I've never used the Sharpen plug in because I never saw the need for it. But I imagine it would add a lot of extra processing when rendering final output. I have used a ...
  • In Vegas 13 use the  video timeline's Event FX/Sharpen plug in and adjust the slider to get the effect you want.  You will probably have to render your video to it's final output format to check ...
  • Indeed it did: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/55442162 Looks great so far but I need more time with it.
  • Nexus5 pic of AX33 + grip This is going to be one of the best camera accessories I ever bought. The grip is foam covered and very comfortable to hold, yet it feels very sturdy because it has a ...
  • Created discussions AX33 First Impressions
    So I finally bit the bullet and traded in my GX7 gear for an AX33. It seemed like the right thing to do since I shoot about 50/50 video/stills, mostly outdoor scenery stuff, no people, and my ...
  • I traded in all my GX7 gear for an AX33 and just got it today. I'll be posting info about it Real Soon Now. So far I think I made the right choice for the kind of shooting I do: outdoor scenery & ...
  • I've tried, on several occasions over the years, just about all the full-function video editors EXCEPT Premiere and I always came back to Movie Studio because I found it to have the most ...
  • From what I can glean from various postings so far - you are correct. My plan was never to have 4K as my output format because I have no way of showing it.  My TV is a 42" HD 1920x1080 device. What ...
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