Friday, December 15

Podcasting

The Future of Photography – The Revolution is NOW

The Future of Photography – The Revolution is NOW

Photography, Podcasting, Tech
Ideas take time to take shape. This one began dawning on me a couple of years ago when a friend of mine showed me a picture out of a good digital camera that was all bent out of shape. When I looked at it on my computer, it wasn't bent at all. That was the moment I began to realize that camera manufacturers more or less secretly had begun to routinely modify pictures in camera, way beyond than what "traditional" JPG processing would do. We are in the middle of a revolution in photography. Computational photography is hidden in plain sight. Your DSLR does it, your mirrorless camera does it and – to a much larger degree – your smartphone camera does it. Let me make a bold prediction. About a year ago, I bought two pro-level DSLRs. I'm sure I won't ditch those anytime soon, the last one
Mein MOTU darf gehen

Mein MOTU darf gehen

Podcasting, Tech
Seit zwei Jahren ist mein Audio-Interface das ein MOTU Ultralite AVB. Quasi alle Podcast-Episoden von z.B. Tips from the Top Floor, Happy Shooting oder Curiously Polar während der letzten 2 Jahre wurden darüber aufgenommen. Aber ich werde mich von ihm trennen und biete es hiermit zum Verkauf an. Gleich vorweg: das Teil ist in top Zustand, es hat sich als Interface an meinem Rechner aber leider immer nur gelangweilt. Da es für meine Anwendung (pre-amp für ein bis zwei Mikrofone und Ausspieler für Kopfhörer und Boxen) von den Features deutlich zu viel kann, will ich es jetzt gegen was kleineres tauschen, vermutlich was mit Thunderbolt. Die Verbindung zum Rechner per USB oder AVB (das steht für Audio Video Bridge, ein IEEE-Standard mit dem man Audiosignale über Ethernet schicken kan
The world’s most efficient podcast production pipeline

The world’s most efficient podcast production pipeline

Podcasting
Creating a new podcast and getting it online can be super easy if you use a service like libsyn.com - there are also many wordpress-based solutions (Podlove Podcast Publisher for example) but having done this podcasting business for 12 years, I like to take a bit more control while reducing the post-produciton time per episode to as little as possible. I've seen many podcasts come and go and I believe one of the reasons a lot of people don't stick with it is that they burn themselves out on the post production. All the making-it-sound-pretty and the shownotes and the promotion and the constant search to optimize the tech. My approach is a little more like putting a puzzle together into a well-oiled machine that I feed a fresh recording and let it do the rest for me. And as I j
Anchor, stop crippling your success

Anchor, stop crippling your success

Podcasting
Anchor.fm just released version 2.0 of their app. They claim it's a new form of radio and I have to admit, it's quite nice and it lets you build your own virtual radio station. It lets you record snippets and publish them to your own station. You can add music too. And you can make a call-in to another station which the owner of that station can then put on their own station. I was planning to use Anchor as a side-channel to my main podcast (TFTTF) - to release a daily photo tip for my audience and answer questions that they submit as call-ins to my Anchor station. In addition I wanted to re-use my Anchor content on TFTTF. Here's why that might fail: a) Anchor lets me export my own content, but the export quality is horrible. In fact it sounds so bad, it doesn't even com