The Wife and I will be on vacation the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day as will not be posting until January. We will be around. Just super-busy with several important things going on. We should post again in a couple of weeks.
Until then. We wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
Ordinarily, this would be a great day because it would be the start of our Christmas vacation. Now, its “just” another Friday. Not bad; but not as good as if we had a long vacation to look forward to. And, I’ve still have shopping to do for Christmas. I’m not a last-minute shopper; but typically, I’ve waited until I’m on vacation. It used to be so I could shop during the day when I was off and the stores weren’t so crowded. But, there’s not really a reason now. Have a great weekend.
The Wife is slowly recovering from the flu. She’s getting better every day; but she’s still not back to her normal self. So, this week we’re just posting a few candid photographs. We should have more photos of our regular “activities” next week.”
Today we are posting a short video clip made with Corel VideoStudio X10. It’s a big file to be so short. If it were longer it would need to be down-sampled. But, it was quick and easy to add a mosaic (pixilation) effect with the track motion filter. Unfortunately, it can’t do anything about the sound.
Since we’re having problems making movies with sound, we though that it might be fun to play around with some of the video effects that don’t work well with audio. So, this week, we’re speeding up the videos. Not as something to do all of the time. Just something different. Please let us know what you think.
Because of the technical difficulties with our camera during this week’s photo session, I had to reach into the way back machine for today’s photograph. Fortunately, I didn’t need to reach back very far. This picture is from a week ago. I just upgraded to the latest version of PaintShop Pro so I had to re-configure my workspace since the everything reverted to the to the defaults. We hope that you didn’t have to work and were able to relax and enjoy the day. Have a great second half of the long weekend.
Sometimes, it seems like our camera has a mind of its own. It suddenly just stops taking photographs or recording videos. It’s very annoying to discover that we have only a handful of pictures or a few minutes of video at the end of a photo session. Such was the case this week when we were making a video. We’ve got a few good clips to post. But, not as much as we were expecting for our private archives. Perhaps there will be some good Black Friday deals in “Camera & Photo”. And, once again, there is no audio to go with the video since recording sound with our current camera is so problematical.
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