Allison interviews Matt Gordon from VSN Mobil about their new action camera. The waterproof and dustproof V.360° camera captures full 360 degree HD video using a single image sensor. Using a single sensor eliminates the need to stitch frames together to form the seamless 360 deg image. The setting is the ShowStoppers NAB 2015 show floor.
I’m into week two with the new Photos app and I’m still really liking it. My entire library did finally sync up from my Mac to iCloud Photo Library so I could see all 58,820 of my photos at icloud.com. They also all came back down in optimized versions on my iPhone. Oddly though, while earlier in the week they were methodically plopping into my iPad, holes in the library started to develop. I’d have 4 photos in a row, then 20 blanks, then another couple. Some years were missing 80% of the photos.
Traditionally I spend a LOT of time fooling around trying to diagnose things on my own and noodling with friends on Twitter and G+ about it first but I decided to give AppleCare a whirl. I always buy AppleCare on my portable products but I usually only use it as a hardware warranty. I figured why not get more of my money’s worth by making THEM figure this one out?
Allison interviews John O’Connell from Pond5 about their online marketplace for stock media. Pond5 has over 3.5 million movie clips, 300,000 music clips and 500,000 sound effects available from their international base of artists. The setting is the NAB 2015 SuperMeet show floor.
Steve and I went to NAB and NMX this week so I give you a few thoughts on how fun that was (audio interviews to start next week, but video interviews are already starting to go up on podfeet.com). I try to answer the question of whether it’s time to jump to the new Photos App from Apple by going through how I answered that question for myself. In Chit Chat Across the Pond Bart covers the latest in Security Light, Medium and suggested reading as always followed by Taming the Terminal part 32 of n. It’s a marathon show!
Last week OS X 10.10.3 was released and with it the production version of Photos. I’ll give a little bit of background for those who might not be watching every bit of this as closely as others. Photos is intended to replace both iPhoto for the casual photographer and Aperture which is used by professional photographers and pretenders like me. Apple has discontinued Aperture and iPhoto but like with many of their dramatic application changes, users can continue to use these deprecated applications at least through the life of Yosemite.
Much gnashing of teeth has taken place by Aperture users over the last year since Apple announced this change, and many have taken the leap to move over to Adobe’s Lightroom. When it was first announced, moving from Aperture to Lightroom was a nightmare but over time I believe Adobe has worked hard to help smooth that path. If you want to learn more about the process, Allister Jenks has been keeping us posted over in our Google Plus community on his measured exercise to see if Lightroom is going to work for him.
I’m not ready to abandon Apple yet though. I know it’s wonderful over in Lightroom-land but there’s a reason I chose Apple early on and it’s because I really enjoy the tight integration with the operating system and all of my devices. I’m hopeful that Photos will come up to my needs over time. The lure of all my photos existing on all my devices all of the time is just too cool to pass up.
Allison interviews Brian Piper from Audio-Technica Camera-Mount System 10 Wireless Microphone Package. The System 10 digitally transmits/receives the audio signal and adaptively selects the cleanest channel to minimize interference. Using digital audio, the System 10 provides full HD quality audio to your recording device. System 10 supports either a wireless handheld mic or a lavelier mic tied to a battery pack. The setting is the NAB 2015 show room floor.
Allison interviews Craig Davidson from GoPro about their video editing software. GoPro Studio is a very capable tool for editing GoPro (and other) videos on Windows and Mac OS desktop platforms. It is available for free at the GoPro website. The setting is the NAB 2015 show room floor.
Live video broadcasting via Periscope on iOS. I walk you through the fun we had ordering the Apple Watch and then trying them on at the Apple Store and finally playing with the new 12″ Retina Macbook. We Periscoped our fun trying on the Apple Watch too so you can watch that over at the website. I explain in video why Don McAllister is the master in a very short video here. In Chit Chat Across the Pond I talk to Mike Calvo and Matt Campbell from the company Serotek. Their company creates assistive websites for blind people to be able to access social media tools like Facebook. The reason we’re talking today is because Facebook is going to abandon the API they’ve been using that allows them to make Facebook accessible to more people. It’s an interesting discussion of technology that I hope you’ll enjoy.
Since I’m old, I took not one, but two naps to get ready to stay up till midnight to order my Apple Watch. Steve and I both wanted one and even though he THOUGHT I would stay up late and order his for him, he was wrong about that. He’s never stood in an excessively long line, stayed up till midnight or stayed home all day sadly peering out the front window waiting for the UPS delivery truck. I thought it was time that he experience the joy for himself.
Brett Canedy tweeted to me asking if we should all hang out in the NosillaCast Live chat room to share the experience which sounded like a grand idea to us. If you haven’t ever joined the live show before, it’s actually really easy to join the chat. You can do it with a dedicated client which is a very nice experience, but to dip your toe in the water, you can simply go to podfeet.com/live and there’s a chat client embedded in the web page. This makes it much easier for folks to just give it a try.
We’ve done the chat room thing for a few events lately and it’s really a fun way to enjoy the experience. We did it during the latest Apple event all the way from India. So I tweeted out that the chat room was open (it’s always open by the way), and Brett, Tim Gregoire (who was only there because he didn’t want to study), Barry Fulk, Pat Dengler, and David Roth joined Steve and me.
Based on previous experiences, we decided to use the Apple Store App to make our purchases.
When Steve and I got off the plane from our great India vacation, it was just a wee bit of a culture shock to get back on the Internet. Normally we enjoy the flood of information that comes from Twitter, Google Plus, Podcasts and even Facebook, but almost an entire month out of the loop left us feeling a bit unsettled. We started reading a bit here and there, and we saw an app called Meerkat that was taking the Internet by storm, but then realized we’d actually MISSED Meerkat and it had been overtaken by Periscope.
I bring this up because Periscope is pretty interesting and I’ll be talking about it a bit more in the show so I figured I’d better explain it. Periscope is an iOS-only app that allows you to live video broadcast AND send a notification to your followers on Twitter, AND allow the broadcast to be viewed for the next 24 hours, AND to save the video to your phone. There’s a lot of discussion of whether this is a big deal, a flash in the pan, or something we had a long time ago and somehow never took off.
For some reason this tool has taken off like wildfire. I did a Periscope of walking Tesla, and a ton of people showed up. Seriously. And many of them were people I knew, like Victor Cajiao, Maryanne Garry (remember the memory psychologist?) and Neil, the guy who saved the podcast almost 10 years ago. Obviously all these people weren’t actually interested in watching me walk Tesla, but rather are interested to see what kinds of things people will be broadcasting.