Saturday, February 14, 2009

Stabilising shaky video

All my life I've wanted to be able to use shaky video! (well maybe not all my life...but there have certainly been times when I've kicked myself at the shakiness of a piece of footage because the content has been so good but it has been unusable). Well now I'm off to the "shop" to buy the latest version of imovie because they now have a stabilisation tool that fixes all that! (yay!). In the past I have found imovie to be rather annoying to use, but I'm willing to put up with that if it'll make my shaky video usable again. Deep joy! Lets just hope it does what it says it does on the packet because the preview on the apple site is pretty impressive!

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Sunday, February 01, 2009

More Jon Hopkins

I've just bought the new Jon Hopkins album, which came out (I think) at the end of last year. Its called "insides" and there are a number of blissful ambient background tracks on there. The best of the bunch is "light through the veins" which you will probably recognise because Coldplay sample it. The worst of the bunch is "insides" which is one of those "death by cheesegrater" tracks. If you're downloading the album as separate tracks I'd give that one a miss! The last section of "Vessel" also ends up being cheesegrater-ish, which is a shame because the first half of the track is very beautiful. Anyway my advice is check it out, but listen to the tracks before you buy, as you might not want to buy all of them.

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