GaryJP

GaryJP

Lives in Hong Kong Hong Kong
Works as a TV Production, Directing, Shooting, Editing
Joined on Mar 11, 2006

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Abaregi: Feels like standalone is soon gone. Pushing CC hard.
Hope Sony still has the 30$ upgrade for capture 1 pro if LR7 is only CC.

NetMage, didn't work for me. Upgrade remained greyed out.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 14:16 UTC
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GaryJP: They might be assuring us they are going to keep Lightroom as a standalone product, but it is a nightmare to get through their site without being signed up to a Creative Cloud you don't want. They are just pushing the standalone right to the periphery.

Liars. As we always knew.

Thanks to the helpful ones.

I eventually did find it, but then it refused to let me buy from that page because I am outside of the US (even though my account is as clear on the US page as on my local one). And the links for Lightroom standalone outside the US are even more seriously hidden. It's like entering through a derelict back door.

People who do not know what is going on , or make assumptions, like Mr Rossberg, just make themselves look like fools.

I never get why those who opt for Creative Cloud, unless paid by Adobe, are so defensive. We are not asking for THEIR choices to be taken away. We are asking to be given a choice to make the decision that is right for us. And there is no doubt from their web pages that Adobe is side-lining standalone despite their assurances.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 09:55 UTC
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Abaregi: Feels like standalone is soon gone. Pushing CC hard.
Hope Sony still has the 30$ upgrade for capture 1 pro if LR7 is only CC.

If it is so easy to find and buy the Lightroom 6 upgrade, show us how.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 09:29 UTC
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Paul Grupp: Any serious hobbyist or professional who thinks that it's worth switching to another platform just because Adobe rents a combination of Photoshop and Lightroom for a measly $9.95/month is either just playing around or being flat-out unrealistic. I get it -- some of us would prefer to own the software. Well, that's not on the table. The question is, if you are serious, is $9.95 a month really burdensome? Not even close. And if you have invested hundreds, maybe thousands of hours in learning the ins and outs of Adobe products, switching to something else because you think $9.95 is too much to pay is being penny smart and pound foolish.

The point is they are liars, who have repeatedly said Lightroom will remain standalone, and that is no way to do business.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 09:22 UTC

They might be assuring us they are going to keep Lightroom as a standalone product, but it is a nightmare to get through their site without being signed up to a Creative Cloud you don't want. They are just pushing the standalone right to the periphery.

Liars. As we always knew.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 08:59 UTC as 56th comment | 15 replies
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Marty4650: I really do believe that most people who believe "the cops are always wrong" will be shocked at the outcome here.

These bodycams will MOSTLY vindicate the police, and prove the suspects were lying about brutality or improper conduct. Of course, in a few cases they will support the suspects version. But the real incidence of police brutality may be much smaller than the police haters think it is.

As for those figures you asked for, 50 US police were shot in 2014. The most in a year on record.

Police don't like to make the figures of those they kill available so not all have been counted, but AT LEAST 5,600 people have been killed by police in the US since 2000, most by shootings.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 05:27 UTC
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Marty4650: I really do believe that most people who believe "the cops are always wrong" will be shocked at the outcome here.

These bodycams will MOSTLY vindicate the police, and prove the suspects were lying about brutality or improper conduct. Of course, in a few cases they will support the suspects version. But the real incidence of police brutality may be much smaller than the police haters think it is.

Careful Edgar, your authoritarian and rightwing streak gets more apparent with every post.

And if you think those making justified criticisms of authority and its enforcers are the ones Orwell was writing about, you have entirely missed the point of Orwell.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 04:16 UTC
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Marty4650: I really do believe that most people who believe "the cops are always wrong" will be shocked at the outcome here.

These bodycams will MOSTLY vindicate the police, and prove the suspects were lying about brutality or improper conduct. Of course, in a few cases they will support the suspects version. But the real incidence of police brutality may be much smaller than the police haters think it is.

If you talked to more police you might learn that most see human and civil rights and the court system as fussy ways to release guys they just KNOW are bad.

And they have a varyingly trigger happy mindset depending on who they are policing.

The police force anywhere is not a haven of civil libertarians. And it is rather sad that the public needs protection from them. Maybe the percentage of bad apples is low, but the percentage of people covering up for them is not.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 03:58 UTC
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Marty4650: I really do believe that most people who believe "the cops are always wrong" will be shocked at the outcome here.

These bodycams will MOSTLY vindicate the police, and prove the suspects were lying about brutality or improper conduct. Of course, in a few cases they will support the suspects version. But the real incidence of police brutality may be much smaller than the police haters think it is.

You say no one is arguing they should not be filmed. I and others have pointed you to laws people are trying to introduce, in the US and internationally, to STOP third parties filming and photographing police.

US police shootings by race (age 15-19)

Whites 1.47 per million
Blacks 31.17 per million.

In the past few weeks I have seen with my own eyes video of two black men shot dead and a white guy beaten. All unjustifiably. No edits. You act as if these are rare cases. My bet is that a lot more happen when cameras are not running. And this is the tip of the iceberg.

It surprises me not that a couple of white Americans play this down. There is ABSOLUTELY an issue here unless one believes black people are more than twenty times more likely to need shooting.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 03:51 UTC
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Marty4650: I really do believe that most people who believe "the cops are always wrong" will be shocked at the outcome here.

These bodycams will MOSTLY vindicate the police, and prove the suspects were lying about brutality or improper conduct. Of course, in a few cases they will support the suspects version. But the real incidence of police brutality may be much smaller than the police haters think it is.

Another reason why police need to be filmed

http://www.wsls.com/story/28770340/california-sheriff-investigates-disturbing-video-of-suspect-being-beaten

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 04:32 UTC

I see a whole new marketing opportunity for Google glass here.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 04:12 UTC as 4th comment
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Marty4650: I really do believe that most people who believe "the cops are always wrong" will be shocked at the outcome here.

These bodycams will MOSTLY vindicate the police, and prove the suspects were lying about brutality or improper conduct. Of course, in a few cases they will support the suspects version. But the real incidence of police brutality may be much smaller than the police haters think it is.

There is a certain mindset in police officers, quite apart from the abusive few. I'd bet politically MOST veer to the right/Republican and so do most of those who choose to hear no wrong about them.

Marty and Edgar choose to ignore this.

No one is saying police should not be out there. But they should be caught for misusing their powers. As Jon Stewart says, it is not about being against cops. It is about being against bad cops.

There is ZERO reason, outside of undercover operations, why cops pursuing their duty should not be observed and recorded.

When looking suspicious = looking black. having long hair, or looking like a teenager, there is something wrong with the definition of suspicious. I am not even black and I have been profiled for two out of the three reasons. As a teen, my brother had a police car follow him and his friends for an hour, and they STILL got nothing on him.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 03:55 UTC
On DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks article (137 comments in total)
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GaryJP: Pretty sure this is an April 1st provocation but I am sick of the bellyaching about selfie sticks.

Photographers have ALWAYS taken pictures of themselves in front of assorted tourist features and the amount of room needed (as no one can be between the camera and the subject) has always been exactly the same. It certainly beats giving your camera or mobile phone to a random passer by to shoot you and your friends. (Particularly inadvisable if that passer by is wearing sports shows and can run fast.) It is also no bigger a problem in terms of space taken up than a tripod and a camera on a self timer.

Yes, they, and LCD screen cameras of ANY kind should be banned in venues such as concerts, but this isn't much of a real problem as most are shooting at the stage, not themselves in an anonymous crowd.

As a friend's kid once said to him: 'The fact that something didn't exist when you were born does not automatically make it a bad thing." The kid was right, My friend was wrong.

Well, electrophoto, photographers from Fox Talbot, Robert Cornelius, Jean Gabriel Eynard, Julia Margaret Cameron, on down have taken selfies. You may not like to. That's your prerogative. But neither of us rules the world yet.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 03:33 UTC
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jkoch2: Solution: make a wide-angle bodycam part of every cop's kit, just like his badge, gun, or phone radio. A fraction of the cost of all the automobiles uses, or the legal expenses, overtime, or public destruction that occur when things go wrong and the evidence is missing or tainted.

Feidin Santana, the man who captured video of a cop shooting a fleeing, unarmed man in the back, dreaded turning over the video. There was obvious fear of the blue line and the dominant public omertà on matters of police dealiings with "those people."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/04/09/meet-the-man-whose-video-led-to-murder-charge-against-south-carolina-cop/

"while carrying a handgun" Was the video taker carrying a handgun?

Anyhow it is every similar to the gag laws in Spain. Sometimes people have to decide which laws to break.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 01:31 UTC
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SnakePlissken: A police officer who shot someone in the back 8 times as he ran away in South Carolina has been charged with murder. It also appears that he falsified the crime scene by moving a taser to the dead body to support his case that the man had taken the officer's taser. Without video footage, no way would the officer be charged with anything. This is why the police are afraid that their para-military activities are not recorded:
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/apr/07/south-carolina-police-officer-murder-charge

And the person who shot that footage says he was in fear for his OWN life.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 00:27 UTC
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jkoch2: Solution: make a wide-angle bodycam part of every cop's kit, just like his badge, gun, or phone radio. A fraction of the cost of all the automobiles uses, or the legal expenses, overtime, or public destruction that occur when things go wrong and the evidence is missing or tainted.

Feidin Santana, the man who captured video of a cop shooting a fleeing, unarmed man in the back, dreaded turning over the video. There was obvious fear of the blue line and the dominant public omertà on matters of police dealiings with "those people."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/04/09/meet-the-man-whose-video-led-to-murder-charge-against-south-carolina-cop/

That is exactly what the US Justice department is recommending

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 00:26 UTC
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Marty4650: I really do believe that most people who believe "the cops are always wrong" will be shocked at the outcome here.

These bodycams will MOSTLY vindicate the police, and prove the suspects were lying about brutality or improper conduct. Of course, in a few cases they will support the suspects version. But the real incidence of police brutality may be much smaller than the police haters think it is.

Edgar. Let me guess. Your politics veer towards the right?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 16:06 UTC
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stdavid: This a little off topic but still relevant IMO.
Police departments here in Canada are studying the use of police wearing cameras both still and video as part of their uniforms.
The City of Calgary is doing a pilot study:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/facial-recognition-body-cameras-used-by-calgary-police-target-of-privacy-probe-1.2824803

I have no great love for the police I have encountered recently, having been on the receiving end of tear gas, witnessed police brutality and pepper spray. The evidence might disappear, but under police regulations it is required not to disappear. It could actually work against him or her NOT to have any video when a "customer" complained.

They can bring in what laws they like. People in protests will still film the cops for their own protection.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 08:50 UTC
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (230 comments in total)

This has taken a lot of people by surprise. Now watch them spit.

I am interested in it, but have to wait and see whether its performance is better than my GH4 with pro Zuiko lenses. Very tempting though, and not outside the price range for a freelance video producer.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 05:51 UTC as 15th comment
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (810 comments in total)
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bluevellet: lol

more people claim to have had this camera than those who claim to own it or just want to own it.

Always happens.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 05:47 UTC
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