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September 24, 2008

Adsolutly stunning video shot with the Canon 5D Mk II

Yes... HD video from a DSLR. Imagine all the lens choices available, fantastic control over focus and depth of field ... all the things you'd expect from a DSLR taking stills but now you can take video as well.

See the video here:

September 23, 2008

Installing Adobe CS4

Installing Adobe CS4, originally uploaded by _Allen_.

Today I'm installing CS4

September 22, 2008

Adobe CS4 Announced Tonight

Adobe CS4 Announced Tonight, originally uploaded by _Allen_.

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Sept. 23, 2008 - Adobe Systems Incorporated
(Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the Adobe(r) Creative Suite(r) 4 product
family, a milestone release of the industry-leading design and
development software for virtually every creative workflow. Delivering
radical workflow breakthroughs that bring down the walls between
designers and developers - and packed with hundreds of feature
innovations-the new Creative Suite 4 product line advances the creative
process across print, Web, mobile, interactive, film and video
production. With new levels of integration and expressiveness for Flash
technology across the entire product line, Adobe's biggest software
release to date includes Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design editions,
Creative Suite 4 Web editions, Creative Suite 4 Production Premium,
Creative Suite 4 Master Collection, as well as 13 point products, 14
integrated technologies and seven services.

September 16, 2008

Canon Announces 5D Mk II

High Performance for High Expectation

Canon's update to the wildly popular full frame EOS 5D is here, and it's better than ever. The EOS 5D Mark II has a stunning 21.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with DIGIC 4 Image Processor, a vast ISO Range of 100-6400 (expandable to ISO L: 50, H1: 12800 and H2: 25600), plus EOS technologies like Auto Lighting Optimizer and Peripheral Illumination Correction. It supports Live View shooting, Live View HD videos, and more. It can shoot up to 3.9 fps, has 9 AF points plus 6 AF assist points, a new 98% coverage viewfinder, a 3.0-inch Clear View LCD (920,000 dots/VGA) and a rugged build. Full-frame shooters rejoice!
Pricing and Availability
The Canon EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR camera is compatible with Canon EF lenses and is scheduled for delivery by the end of November. The EOS 5D Mark II will be sold in a body-only configuration at an estimated retail price of $2,699. It will additionally be offered in a kit version with Canon’s EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM zoom lens at an estimated retail price of $3,499.


September 02, 2008

Copyright "Disclaimer"

I just saw this copyright disclaimer on a website

"[Website Name] Online is in no way affiliated with [Olympic Athlete] or his friends or family. All images and media are copyrighted to their respective owners, no infringement is intended. If you have a problem with anything on this sites, please contact me before taking any legal action."

After reading this "disclaimer" I felt like I needed to write this site's owner and maybe keep him or her out of some future trouble.

Here's my letter to the webmaster:

I just had to write you after reading this in your disclaimer section "All images and media are copyrighted to their respective owners, no infringement is intended. If you have a problem with anything on this sites, please contact me before taking any legal action."

I had to laugh out loud after reading that. Your admission that you do not hold the copyright to any of the images on your site is a legal admission that infringement IS intended.

I have absolutely no problem with your site, I think that fan sites are great ... but I really think you should learn something about copyright law and your liability before you make a "disclaimer" like that on your site.

To a lawyer your "disclaimer" actually says; "These images do not belong to me, I am willfully and with full knowledge violating someone else's copyright and I really hope you'll please ask me to take down your images before you sue me for copyright infringement"

Again, I'm not giving you a hard time ... I'm hoping to save you from future trouble.

Take care. ... and feel free to ask me any questions you have on this topic, I have LOTS of experience in this area (however I am not a lawyer).

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