kelpdiver

Joined on Aug 21, 2007

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CaPi: Nice updates. strange macOS name.
oh an to all the 8k video processing folks here: Dont use notebooks for more than just checking quality, Just dont. Use desktops. Save a lot of time. Have more of your life

Mavericks is less a beach, and more a surf break near Half Moon Bay. It's (now) one of the best known big wave surfing spots, with an annual contest that has a 6 month window to occur (waiting for the right conditions).

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 20:22 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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leewardism: I have to say, where would we be if Sony had not entered the DSLR realm, would we have even got to 14 megapixels by now?.

hilarious. Sony, the liberator, fighting for all the photopeons.

Personally I think they entered the business so you'd have something to do all day.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 19:35 UTC
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Michael McCulley: I volunteer at a 34,000 acre County Operated park in AZ, that includes close to 100 miles of trails, less than 10 miles of road ways, multiple campgrounds for RVs, Tents, along with scores of picnic areas. Elevations changes range up to 1800 feet. Often there are many thousands of people are in the park along with dogs, horses.. Wildlife includes Raptors, Mtn. Lions, along with other wild 4 legged species not to mention the other critters that comes with a desert environment. The park is located more than 30-40 minutes response by emergency vehicles. Drones are NOT ALLOWED. Although privacy issues abound at this park at any given time, the PRIMARY issue with drones is the fact that there are dozens of helicopter rescues we have each year. A large percentage are not announced and 99% of rescues are more than 45 minutes hiking distance away from any road access in addition to drive time getting to the park. Helicopter RESCUE protocols are hard & not negotiable > no DRONES !

So the obvious solution here is just to close the park to humans. That will guarantee the safety of the SAR pilots, as well as the would be victims.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 21:53 UTC
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Michael McCulley: I volunteer at a 34,000 acre County Operated park in AZ, that includes close to 100 miles of trails, less than 10 miles of road ways, multiple campgrounds for RVs, Tents, along with scores of picnic areas. Elevations changes range up to 1800 feet. Often there are many thousands of people are in the park along with dogs, horses.. Wildlife includes Raptors, Mtn. Lions, along with other wild 4 legged species not to mention the other critters that comes with a desert environment. The park is located more than 30-40 minutes response by emergency vehicles. Drones are NOT ALLOWED. Although privacy issues abound at this park at any given time, the PRIMARY issue with drones is the fact that there are dozens of helicopter rescues we have each year. A large percentage are not announced and 99% of rescues are more than 45 minutes hiking distance away from any road access in addition to drive time getting to the park. Helicopter RESCUE protocols are hard & not negotiable > no DRONES !

this is a ZERO intelligence discussion - not much point to continuing it if any semblance of risk/benefit consideration is off the table coupled with some true straw men like "convenience versus 3-4 lives" (that one is a doozy).

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 01:31 UTC
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junk1: Even if he was flying below 84 feet that doesn't mean he can shoot his property (the drone). If the shooter pulls into my driveway, can I shoot his car?

there's a person in that car, so that would fail under attempted murder. The shooting of the drone in the air is primarily about the risk posed to those down range.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 22:49 UTC
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Michael McCulley: I volunteer at a 34,000 acre County Operated park in AZ, that includes close to 100 miles of trails, less than 10 miles of road ways, multiple campgrounds for RVs, Tents, along with scores of picnic areas. Elevations changes range up to 1800 feet. Often there are many thousands of people are in the park along with dogs, horses.. Wildlife includes Raptors, Mtn. Lions, along with other wild 4 legged species not to mention the other critters that comes with a desert environment. The park is located more than 30-40 minutes response by emergency vehicles. Drones are NOT ALLOWED. Although privacy issues abound at this park at any given time, the PRIMARY issue with drones is the fact that there are dozens of helicopter rescues we have each year. A large percentage are not announced and 99% of rescues are more than 45 minutes hiking distance away from any road access in addition to drive time getting to the park. Helicopter RESCUE protocols are hard & not negotiable > no DRONES !

drones will probably become a tool for SAR, not a somewhat overstated fear.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 22:48 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: If I were the judge I would rule that both parties are jerks. Jerk #1 shouldn't be flying his drone over his neighbor's yard (obviously quite low, since it was shot down). Jerk #2 should have talked to his neighbor and told him he wasn't comfortable having a drone fly over his yard.

Instead, they both make jerks out of themselves.

the federal judge didn't rule on the actual case details, just that it didn't belong in his venue.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 22:44 UTC
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Majauskasson: The question might be, why would someone fly a drone over private property, if not to spy? Why on earth? Photos maybe? Snapping pictures of private family functions? Scoping out the property? While I believe the American right to bear arms is silly for people packing pistols in public, I do believe that the yahoos who think air space means freedom to violate people's right to privacy on their own properties, should expect a spray of shotgun pellets. Both rights are enshrined in the American Constitution. Gun and Property won both. The funny part is knowing the drone pilot saw the 12 gauge pointed at his machine right up to going blank on his screen. That must have felt tragic. What gall to take it to court.

not from 270ft.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 07:21 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: If I were the judge I would rule that both parties are jerks. Jerk #1 shouldn't be flying his drone over his neighbor's yard (obviously quite low, since it was shot down). Jerk #2 should have talked to his neighbor and told him he wasn't comfortable having a drone fly over his yard.

Instead, they both make jerks out of themselves.

a 12 gauge was used - and the drone flier posted his footage from the affair. Seems to disprove both the claim of low altitude and casts considerable doubt on the claim of his daughter sun bathing in the backyard.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj9zNNQe8RQ

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 07:14 UTC
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Mike FL: "1.3 GHz dual core processor and 1GB of DDR3 memory" does not have enough processing power and memory for multi-tasking.

well for $160 that might be speedy, but striping kills the protection, and mirroring with Red drives means slower than gigabit performance. Dual drive units are just a bit limiting in these regards.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2016 at 00:33 UTC
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foxyterrier: Is there any chance that Adobe Lightroom will be available in standalone in Lightroom 7?

yes, $120/year isn't awful, but LR never cost the "nearly $200" you suggested. When PS has a compelling feature over CS6, I'll thinking about it.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 01:35 UTC
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WoodWorks: It appears that the panoramic Boundary Warp feature is also not available in the standalone LR 6.4 version, only with CC. At least it doesn't show up for me. Can anyone else confirm? I see no mention of this omission here or anywhere on Adobe support forum.

I'm ok with new features not being included for standalone. Continuous features was the promise for subscribing. However...I'm not convinced that Adobe is really delivering on the promise of constant feature adds for the money. Seems like they're just collecting the money. If you're paying just the $10/month, then it's not terrible, but anyone paying the $50/month - I think we did better buying every other CS version.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 01:26 UTC
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Androole: It's difficult for me to find a straight low-down on the features that are really omitted in Photoshop Elements.

I have Lightroom 6, but it's hard to justify the full $1000+ price of Photoshop for a personal license when I only need to use it occasionally for my photography when doing macro stacking, panorama-stitch fixes, and astro-photography layering.

Does anyone with experience with both packages know if Elements would be suitable for those kinds of applications? Can it do layer auto-alignment and merging? Are all the blending modes still there? Proper layer masks? Does it have content-aware fill? High-pass filters? Does it accept plug-ins like Topaz DeNoise?

I hope I'm not asking obvious questions and don't want to be onerous, but I'm finding it surprisingly difficult to find this information. Much thanks for anyone who can help.

You can't buy PS for $1000 anymore. You can subscribe for $10/month for PS CC + LR. The subscription notion is distasteful, but if the alternative is spending $99 on PSE, it should at least be considered.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 00:31 UTC
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refusenik: I've always said that 16Mp is the sweet spot for sensor size. So I can upload unlimited full-res 16Mp photos to Photos. Sweet.

It's no accident however that they set to 2MP less than the common SLR resolution of the past 5 years.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2015 at 01:12 UTC
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Alpha Jack: Anyone know if it will be jpeg only or will it accept RAW images?

he uploaded a 15.9MP image, so should meet the requirement.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2015 at 01:08 UTC
On article Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D (316 comments in total)
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Earthlight: Quote from the article:

"As far as I can remember though, Canon has never offered us two cameras with the same sensor and asked us to pay more for one, to get some extra features before"

But what about the 18 mp sensor they used for years in their crop bodies?

also the oddity of noting that these new rebels have an additional 2 MP than the 3 year old 5d3, forgetting the even more expensive 18MP 1Dx. Canon has quite often offered higher resolution on cheaper models.

Should have had a word count on this article. Trying too hard.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 20:18 UTC
On article CP+ 2015: Canon shows off prototype 120MP CMOS sensor (255 comments in total)
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kelpdiver: Noting the comments already that Canon announced this a long time ago.

The resolution given is just a stone's throw away from 15360x8640, which sampled in 2x2 pixel bins would give you rather nice 8k video. (well, the slightly smaller 2 x UHD resolution). That would be 132MP.

Obviously 9fps doesn't cut it, unless it's a gopro. But eventually eventually there will be demand for such a sensor. Good 8k is said to be as close to our own vision as it gets, or so it was claimed about the displays of the swimming at the London Olympics on such screens.

4k on the hero3 was 15fps.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 03:49 UTC
On article CP+ 2015: Canon shows off prototype 120MP CMOS sensor (255 comments in total)
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oscarvdvelde: It is only 1.5 times the resolution of the 5DS. Explain the drama?

nonsense, zorgan. You made the first "there is only one correct definition" posting and it was the wrong one at that.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 00:38 UTC
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