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9 June 2016

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention (with more than 140 characters). This time we look at the Nikon D500, Yellowstone, Google's Motion Stills and the AV Artifact Atlas.

  • Moose likes it. The Nikon D500, that is. "The size, feel, FPS (what a great sounding shutter) and right out of the box appeal is simply over the top!" And Peterson lists his basic D500 settings to get you started, too. Specs here, BTW.
  • Nasim Mansurov tells A Sad Tale of Photographing in Yellowstone where he went to shoot wildlife for reviews of the Nikon D500, Nikon D5 and Pentax K-1. But the animals weren't the ones who were wild. Instead it was the visitors who Mansurov found "absurd, abusive and downright stupid" as they got too close to the wildlife to take smartphone selfies.
  • Dave Caolo writes about Using Google's Motion Stills with Live Photos. His advice (if you want to share the conversion) is to export to a MOV file instead of a GIF. You can post the MOV to Instagram and tweet that link.
  • The AV Artifact Atlas is a compendium of "the technical issues and anomalies that can afflict audio and video signals." Not only does it name names, it displays examples and cites known remedies. And with entries for problems like Chrominance Noise, Luminance Noise, Oversaturation, White Balance Error and more, it isn't just for videographers.

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