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

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  • No No Remember that all the SSD does is let you read & write data/program files to/from it faster. That affects program load times, not execution times. To make programs run faster get a CPU with a ...
  • Yes, redirect shadow files to another drive, presumably your fastest one. I put mine on my small SSD - where Temp/work/scratch files go. This is also where My Documents is, but that's just a ...
  • All the NLE cares about is the MTS files. The rest of the file structure on the SD card is the same as that on a BluRay disk and is there for the BluRay player. The BluRay file structure is ...
  • I have been doing HD & more recently 4K video editng and slicing models for a 3D printer which, if yu can believe it, is even more CPU intensive the video rendering. My system is configured ...
  • I swapped my GX7 for an AX33 and find the stills are totally comparable. Frame grabs are another story because what you grab is either a 4K or 2K frame, and this is a lot different from a full ...
  • I've been using AutotPano Giga for some time now and find it to work very well. The software is expensive so you will have to decide for yourself if it's worth it to you. http://www.kolor.com/autop ...
  • I recently swapped out my GH1 gear for a Sony AX33.  Spectacular video and the image stabilization system is excellent.  Plus it takes stills that seem every bit as good as my GH1. I'd suggest you ...
  • 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 ...
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