Saturday, October 30, 2010


I grabbed these reception pix from ryan's cam.

tracy n rodave engagement party slideshow last year

heres a slideshow i made last year using photos from the ones rodave got from the photog and ryan's photos.

click here to view

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

iPhone Sucks at Playing YouTube Videos

iPhone sucks at playing YouTube videos. I'm logged on my YT account on my iPhone and I tried to view the vids I uploaded and some don't work, some new some old. I was trying to figure out a way to get my youtube vids to play on this blog for iPhone users. I tried embedding youtube and vimeo vids using html5 and also put up direct links. No luck.  It's hit or miss and there is no rhyme or reason as to why...for shame.

my crappy old LG phone has better YouTube playing capabilities than the iPhone.


EDIT: got it to work on iPhone but you just got to click the link i supplied. 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Some Pix from da wedding

here are a few pix before the ceremony. I'll upload the reception pix later. im really liking my cam. I just started a Flickr account. Check out my Flickr link for more pictures. I'll be adding more pictures there.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Canon PowerShot SX 130 IS

Just got the camera today along with some Rayovac 2100 mah NiMh rechargeable batteries. Great cam. Vivid pictures awesome 720P vids. Like all HD video clips, the file size is huge and has a max duration of 10 minutes per video clip. The camera is perfect for what I use it for. Here are some pics and a vid. I compressed the video to less than 35MB  from over 150 MB and the quality is still superb. I'm very satisfied! 

The video files are in .mov. So make sure your video editing software is capable of editing .mov files! 

If anyone has any questions just post a comment! I'll be glad to answer with my honest opinion. Also I can take requests if you want me to take pictures with certain settings. 

Pictures are shrunk to 640 by 480 in Photoshop. pic shows slight shallow Depth of Field which is nice.  

cool pic. Now I want to see how it well it takes portraits of people.

Color Accent - Set cam to SCN dial then press teh FUNC.SET button then press the scroll wheel button left or right until you see Color Accent Mode.  Instead of Color Accent Mode you can also keep scrolling and do Color Swap instead. edit:I don't smoke anymore! 
Miniature Mode - you can get to it the same way as Color Accent Mode just keep scrolling until you see it. 
Super Vivid effect.

macro mode in camera. color adjustment in photoshop.
Fish-eye effect

Night shot w/ tripod. 15s exposure and some post processing in photoshop.
Use Tv Mode to set shutter speed.

Blog on creating Depth of Field with SX130 click here!

Other vids and pix using SX130 below

Canon PowerShot SX130IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 12x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3.0-Inch LCD


Alistair Overeem is IMO the best heavyweight fighter right now. He's owning in K-1 right now and is the current StrikeForce Champ. If only he goes to the UFC.

Episode 6: Training camp from THE REEM on Vimeo.

click for more of Overeems vimeo vids

Excerpts from Joe Rogan's Podcasts

He has a pretty interesting take on life.

click here for direct youtube link

Monday, October 18, 2010

Funny Vid

I had to post this before I sleep. LOL. If you've seen any Korean Dramas then you'd know what I mean.

click here for direct youtube link

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Good Bye Kodak ZI8!

You can see some of my old Zi8 video clips on my youtube channel

Kodak Zi8 Pocket Video Camera (Black)
Well not exactly good bye but it will be used as back up. Rather than carry my Kodak pocket HD cam and my regular Sony digi cam around me when I got out, I'm gonna purchase a digi cam that has better video and better pictures all in one!

And that my friends is the Canon SX130 IS. Although not full 1080P, it has 720P that is much clearer than my Kodak. It's better in low light, optical image stabilization, 12x optical zoom while recording, and a stereo mic for audio. Pretty overpowered for a cam that costs 229 right now. But it's gonna have to wait, I got a speeding ticket over the weekend. :(

Canon PowerShot SX130IS 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 12x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom with 3.0-Inch LCD

Here's a link for specs. Canon SX130 IS

Testing Video Upload

Uploading a video clip I made using Cyberlink Powerdirector 8 for my video editing software. Used the Kodak Zi8 for the video and an old Sony digital cam for pics. Good times at the Nut Tree for my God daughter's 1st B-day!


Spent the day in Santa Cruz watching my brother and his teammates compete in jiu-jitsu. Good stuff and I can't wait until I get back into that scene!