Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Egypt Balloon Flight over Luxor

Balloons flying over Luxor in Egypt
Hearing the news this morning about the balloon crash in Luxor brought back the memories of our balloon flight over Luxor a couple of years ago. Our hearts go out to those involved in the accident as they are likely to be families like us enjoying their holiday and appreciating the incredible sights and history of Luxor.

Egypt Balloon Flight over Luxor
Egypt Balloon Flight over Luxor

Egypt Balloon flight at Luxor
Egypt Balloon Flight over Luxor

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Buying a Digital Rev New Used Camera

If you are considering buying from Digital Rev in Hong Kong you might be interested in this.

I've seen a report by a photographer that bought their Canon 5D3 from Digital Rev. Six months later they tried a tool called Stolen Camera Finder to check for images with their serial number online.

Some rather interesting information came up showing images taken by Digital Rev. Nothing remarkable about that until you see the camera being featured on their YouTube channel being used in the streets of Hong Kong.

And then sold on as a New Canon 5D Mark 3.

So is your new camera actually a Used Camera? Over to Rob to tell his story/....


Thursday, 7 February 2013

Playing Canon 6D Video on Computer

Playing Canon 6D Video on Computer

My video from Canon 6D won't play on my PC /How to Play Canon 6D Video on Computer/Smooth Playback from Canon 6D?

A common question about the MOV video files that are produced from the Canon 6D cameras is how to play them smoothly on a PC as they can be very choppy/jerky when played as the MOV format. The files are in the H264 compression format and to play Canon 6D video smoothly you need a very high end PC with fast graphics card and plenty of RAM. My PC has Quad core processor, 8Gb RAM and ATI Sapphire HD 4850 512Mb graphics and generally will play smoothly as long as other processes are not running

Even if you have a very high spec PC the playback can still be jerky and not smooth. The best way that I have found to play Canon 6D video smoothly is to use some software called Cineform Neoscene. This will convert the MOV files which are highly compressed into a more usable AVI format that your PC can play easily.

You can get a free trial of the Neoscene software from the Cineform website and to purchase is around £70. This may seem a lot of money but remember that with this software you can then edit the video on your PC using Windows Movie Maker without having to purchase any further software and also without buying a new high spec PC.