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Sunday, August 02, 2015

[Video] Boston Media Makers Roll Call August 2, 2015 (HQ 1920x1080) Shot with Samsung #NX1



What's intersting in this video is seeing how quickly the camera focuses on each subject. Also, when presented with a strongly backlit subject, the camera handles it well. Pretty nice.

Note: Photos shot with Samsung #NX1 in AUTO mode using Sennheiser MKE 400 shotgun mic.

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Disclosure: Samsung supplied the Samsung NX1 28.2 MP Wireless SMART Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm f/2.0-2.8 "S" Lens to me on loan to play with and requested a short write-up and/or photos shared with the #NX1 hashtag.

Xfinity Customers: Restart your Modems, Test your Speed

Speed Test from XFINITY®

Yup, 176 Mbps download speed is fast. Thanks Xfinity!



Earlier: Comcast adds faster Internet:
To keep pace with customer demands for faster Internet speeds, Comcast is boosting its most popular 50 megabits-per-second Internet plan to 75 megabits-per-second at no added charge – and adding a new speed level, 150 megabits-per-second...

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Quick Video Test: Converting Samsung #NX1 to Compatible YouTube Format

I shot this video as 1920x1080 at 30 fps and then dropped the mp4 file into the Samsung Movie Converter software. Then, after the conversion finished, I trimmed the video with Quicktime Player.



I also used the Samsung Camera Manager App on the iPhone using a WiFi connection to the NX1, that allowed me to see what the camera was seeing, and control recording. That is a very cool feature. It's always been a problem seeing what the camera is recording if it didn't have a flip out lens.

Samsung Camera Manager App:
Description:
'Samsung Camera Manager' is an app that works in conjunction with the latest wireless sharing features found in the newest Samsung Smart Camera including NX1.
You can connect your camera and iOS device then share images easily with the Samsung Camera Manager.

[Main features]
1. MobileLink
- Copy photos from the Smart Camera to the iOS device
2. Remote Viewfinder (Pro)
- See the live view of the Smart Camera on your iOS device
- Remotely control & operate the Smart Camera from your iOS device

[Compatible models]
- NX1 and special Samsung Smart cameras launched after September 2014.

[System requirement]
- iOS 6.1 or later

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Image: Samsung Camera Manager App

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Image: Samsung NX1 in tripod with Sennheiser MKE 400 shotgun mic

This camera encodes video files using H.265 which requires a conversion prior to editing or uploading. I've been experimenting with different video recording modes and am getting mixed results.

Read more on the NX1 video capabilities here: LAB Review – Samsung NX1 Video Mode – Frustrating!

Note: Photos shot with Samsung #NX1 in AUTO mode. Buy on Amazon.com (affiliate link):



Disclosure: Samsung supplied the Samsung NX1 28.2 MP Wireless SMART Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm f/2.0-2.8 "S" Lens to me on loan to play with and requested a short write-up and/or photos shared with the #NX1 hashtag.

This Statue of a Native American I found in Maine is Very Cool.

Indian statue. Maine.

He was watching over this lake:

Maine lake.

Indian statue. Maine.

Indian statue. Maine.

Indian statue. Maine.

Indian statue. Maine.

Indian statue. Maine.

Pine Cones and Indian statue. Maine.


Note: Photos shot with Samsung #NX1 in AUTO mode. Buy on Amazon.com (affiliate link):



Disclosure: Samsung supplied the Samsung NX1 28.2 MP Wireless SMART Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm f/2.0-2.8 "S" Lens to me on loan to play with and requested a short write-up and/or photos shared with the #NX1 hashtag.

Bissell Brothers Brewery

Chauncy Creek Lobster Pier, Kittery, Maine


Note: Photos shot with Samsung #NX1 in AUTO mode.

Buy on Amazon.com (affiliate link):



Disclosure:
Samsung supplied the Samsung NX1 28.2 MP Wireless SMART Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm f/2.0-2.8 "S" Lens to me on loan to play with and requested a short write-up and/or photos shared with the #NX1 hashtag.

Baby in 4K

I'm a babysitter.

It's a perk of being an Uncle.

My wife Carol and I are babysitting a 6 month and 2 1/2 year old once a week. These really are adventures in babysitting. ;-)

This week I had a Samsung #NX1 camera with me for review. I wanted to take some photos of the baby to see how they came out.

PHOTOS
The detail is amazing. I'm used to shooting photos with the camera that I have on me, the iPhone 6, but quality of these images far surpasses what I usually get with the iPhone. The iPhone is great for sharing on Facebook and Instagram, and viewing on a smartphone or even Facebook. But when you look at the detail here, it's stunning.

Baby

Baby

Baby

Baby

All these photos were taken in AUTO mode without any post processing.

VIDEO
Next up video. I shot these handheld videos in 4K mode. That's 4096x2160 resolution.





H.265
The resulting video gets saved to the camera's SD card in H.265 format. That's an up and coming format that uses less space to save video and provides greater resolution, but you can't upload this format to Facebook or YouTube, yet. You can't edit it either unless you convert it first. It will be good in the long run, but right now it's an extra step that's cumbersome.

Samsung supplies an app for that: Samsung Movie Converter.



Buy on Amazon.com (affiliate link):



Disclosure:
Samsung supplied the Samsung NX1 28.2 MP Wireless SMART Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm f/2.0-2.8 "S" Lens to me on loan to play with and requested a short write-up and/or photos shared with the #NX1 hashtag.