risuk

Joined on Feb 1, 2018

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Ken60: Whilst Euro rules are based on basically sensible ideas sometimes, I have to ask how they deal with the next generation of port after "C" . Will the joint committee of electronics manufacturers ( JCEM) have to meet with the European Commission representatives to discuss and ratify ............... NOW you can see why we ran away ! It is just a group of bureaucrats trying to instil their sense of importance on everything, and thereby secure their lofty salaries for decades to come. How many man/woman/rainbow/etc hours are spent , how many pieces of paper used, units of energy used just to make sure these guys kids go to expensive private schools.

Yeah @ken60, Brexit is a mess and never was going to be anything but a dumb decision. But as usual we Brits need to blame everyone outside our borders for our mistakes. Embarrassing!!

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2021 at 21:37 UTC
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WT21: great. Now when something better comes along, we'll have to change legislation to remove the USB-C port? They seriously have nothing better to do?

The EU legislature is voted in by member states to look after them. That includes regulating food. Why do people feel that good quality is not important!

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2021 at 21:33 UTC
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papajohnny: How long before they start legislating the size, weight, electronic components, power consumption, etc. of our cameras and lenses? Will this insanity ever stop?

Jordan Peterson is just a man with an opinion like any other. Wrong most of the time too. No idea why some quote him like he was a god.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2021 at 21:31 UTC
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archerscreek: So either:

A) Everyone living under the EU was forced to buy both USB-C and non USB-C devices in the past and are now suffering such distress by it that a governing body must step in to save them;

B) EU consumers were free to choose but made choices that are now causing them such distress that a governing body must step in to save them;

or

C) Companies that don’t like competition spent untold amounts of money lobbying the EU so they’re tech isn’t jumped and made irrelevant.

Answer: C

Or D) we just need to tackle the problem of waste.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2021 at 21:29 UTC

Very nice photos. For now, drones show a perspective we haven't seen too much.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2021 at 21:28 UTC as 20th comment
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Frage: Hideous and trypophobic!

A phone is trypophobic? (eye roll)

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2019 at 20:52 UTC
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Niko Vita: The posted pictures do not get me very excited. Who buys Yongnuo lenses anyway?

Maybe people who aren't just going to look at pictures of them?

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2019 at 23:45 UTC
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Barry Pearson: I'm floating this to see what people here think.
It is obvious that lots of people hate the subscription model, and wouldn't touch it with a barge-pole!
Doesn't that give competitors an extra option they can benefit from?
For many people, Adobe simply isn't part of the available range of competing products, so the marketplace for the competition is increased.
Won't that increase the range of products available, over time? Won't we all benefit in the long term, with extra products for those who can't tolerate the subscription model, and therefore extra pressure on Adobe to keep enhancing their subscription-based products?
(I wonder what the companies competing with Adobe think about Adobe's subscription model? Are they thinking "thank you Adobe"?)

Vanity profiles are no alternative to a well reasoned argument. I note that others above suspect you of trolling, Barry. Your "investigate and validate" "credentials" comment is somewhat pompous and likely the reason people don't give you anything about their private or professional lives, or their businesses. And no one asked for your details either.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2018 at 22:15 UTC

Nice comparison article. Thanks.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2018 at 16:12 UTC as 85th comment
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Barry Pearson: I'm floating this to see what people here think.
It is obvious that lots of people hate the subscription model, and wouldn't touch it with a barge-pole!
Doesn't that give competitors an extra option they can benefit from?
For many people, Adobe simply isn't part of the available range of competing products, so the marketplace for the competition is increased.
Won't that increase the range of products available, over time? Won't we all benefit in the long term, with extra products for those who can't tolerate the subscription model, and therefore extra pressure on Adobe to keep enhancing their subscription-based products?
(I wonder what the companies competing with Adobe think about Adobe's subscription model? Are they thinking "thank you Adobe"?)

Barry, common sense can't be bought either. And it makes no sense to load all your eggs - software, cloud storage needs - into Adobe's basket. They are outsmarting you, regardless of what qualifications you boast of. They are making massive profits from herding you into a corner and got you to cheer about it. Genius.

You're coming across like an Adobe Evangelist on probation with all that hollow promotion in response to real professional issues with the CC subscription only business model.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2018 at 16:10 UTC
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SomeAnonGuy: Awful performance on my systems. My Laptop is gaming speced and the Fusion Tab completely destroys it. The performance nosedives so much, and I have to restart the application. RAM usage is insane, as well, This is with 2 < 20 second clips on the timeline (1080p 60FPS). I think you need a GTX 1080 and 32GB RAM to use this comfortably.

I can double my RAM (have a free slot), but I cannot upgrade my GPU because of the form factor...

Which doesn't matter, because I also tried Premiere and Vegas trials, and they are flawless on this system - even for 4K, without using Proxy Files.

For fun, I also tried Final Cut Pro X on my Late 2013 iMac, and it ran flawlessly, even editing 4K without Proxies or Optimization. Old i5 and Iris Pro iGPU... I laughed, cause I was expecting this thing to crash and burn. Trying to run Resolve on it, I have to reboot my system whenever I open the Fusion tab. Final Cut was rock solid.

I hate the timeline, or I'd buy that - upgrading the iMac soon.

I'm sure that the guys at Blackmagic would like to hear of your experience, as the software runs much, much better on my systems than Premiere does.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2018 at 18:02 UTC
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AminF: I have a fairly decent machine, including Windows OS on SSD and data files on an SSD, but DaVinci gives me very poor playback. It struggles and audio/video don't seem in sync.

Premiere Pro, Hitfilm - even Camtasia! - don't have that problem on the same machine with the same clip from the same location. I've just uninstalled this.

The performance issues have got to be hardware related. Davinci Resolve has worked really well on my modest Windows machine and flies along on my Mac and Macbook. This has been the case for a couple of versions now. Premier Pro is dog slow at times though, or was, as I ditched Premier last year for Resolve.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 20:29 UTC
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rmexpress22: Warning: This is more of a pro-Adobe CC rant.

I'd say I'm far from an idiot, or at the very least halfway, but I couldn't get into DaVinci Resolve.

As much as I like power, I also like intuitive tools. I don't do video all that much but the first time I had to put together a simple video with music backing, transitions, titles, and local and global adjustments, Premiere was extremely simple to use.

This is also the same way I feel about LR. I think it's one of the most intuitive software programs I ever used and I was hooked right away.

I only use LR, PS, Premiere, and Illustrator, and I think Adobe CC is of great value for the price. Even if you only need it for a project; you don't have to shell out thousands of dollars like before. Pay for what you need and carry on.

I don't need "AI" assisted tools but it's nice to know that it's there for if I ever do.

Some people get so threatened to see things becoming easier for others. I'm all for the more the merrier.

You don't have to shell out thousands for alternatives. And unlike Adobe CC subscription, you don't have to keep paying to keep using products such as DaVinci or Final Cut Pro X. There is even a free version of DaVinci that does all of what many people need to do.

I have taught people to use Premier, DaVinci and FCPX. Premier is the one that most people I have worked with find least intuitive.

DavVinci Resolve is very easy to use and Blackmagic Design have done an excellent job of transitioning it from the industry standard for color grading to a full blown editor.

Final Cut Pro may seem difficult if transitioning from Premier, but very easy to learn if you are beginning or accept that it works a bit differently.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 22:23 UTC
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tabloid: Just out of curiosity...Is there anything out there as good as photoshop (CS6). I bought mine years ago and have no problems....but who know what the future holds.

I have found Affinity Photo to be a perfect replacement. Not expensive. No ongoing rent to pay. Shortcuts work like those in Photoshop. The plugins I used to use in Photoshop also work in it. I also prefer the way it works and have seen those who know what they are doing create stunning work in it.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 22:16 UTC
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Vik2012: Lots of DPReview visitor crystal-balls going into the trash after reading this article. DSLR's were predicted to be extinct how many years ago now... 5?, 10? :D

@HayatoY - Good point, but how would mgrum indulge his obsession with straw men if he didn't throw in references wherever he felt like it?

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 14:48 UTC
On article Russian drone pilot pushes his tiny drone to 33,000ft (311 comments in total)

The fans of stupid will be defending this one.

This is another example of why more drone laws are unfortunately needed.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 22:02 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
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Thoughts R Us: This is a perfect example of how internet chatter and griping does not at all coincide with market reality. The bottom line is that the market has spoken. The vast majority of users are not bothered by the new subscription model. In fact many may prefer it since it lowers the upfront cost and may make the software accessible to some for whom it otherwise would not be.

This reminds me a lot of the camera market: you hear a lot of internet griping about Canon not advancing fast enough, yet they continue to lead the market far and away.

The lesson: do not confuse the loud and vocal complaints you read on forums online with the real market. Those who post their gripes on forums are not at all representative of the market.

@Thoughts R Us

You are criticising people for claiming to know what Adobe's customers feel, yet you are then telling us how they feel.

Adobe's profits come from many areas, many businesses not related to photographers. If photographers want to express a view, they have a right to do so.

You are clearly upset about views that don't flatter Adobe.

Are you another one of the Adobe marketing people dispatched to troll the internet on Adobe's behalf and promote the idea that paying money to Adobe is the right thing to do? You definitely sound like it. No customer wants to pay more if they can help it.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 03:34 UTC
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JonBush: For my needs, I’ll gladly continue to pay $.32 a day to have Lightroom and Photoshop on my desk and always be up to date. Although their quarterly earnings are of no real interest to me, I do hope they continue to make a profit and use a good portion of that money to reinvest, innovate, and improve their product offerings.

I gladly pay $0 a day for a better RAW editor called Capture One.

Keep contributing to Adobe's billions in earnings. It makes them even more glad, which clearly makes you glad. Gladfest all round.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2018 at 03:16 UTC
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Gmon750: I remember when Photoshop alone used to coast $1,300-$1,500 and then upgrade again in a few years to take advantage of new tech.

$10/mo to use it, and LR is a steal regardless of what the haters say. Like it or not, certain pieces of software is like a utility bill.

Oh wonderful. An Adobe Utility Bill. I can't wait to pay them now that you describe it so well. Like, who doesn't love utility bills??

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 22:39 UTC
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tkbslc: Why complain? If the subscription costs more than you are willing to pay, just cancel it and find something else (or don't sign up). This is not an actual problem.

@stevo23, In December, I saw a preview of some features in Affinity's forthcoming Publisher app. It is being designed as an alternative to InDesign and due for Beta launch this year. That should help many people to make the move.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 19:32 UTC
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