Fresh Daily – Week of 1/23/17

Covered this week; Premiere vs. Final Cut Pro… The new battle plan for the planet’s climate crisis… Mary Tyler Moore dies at 80… at long last we have a ‘stable’ release of video transcoding software HandBrake… John Hurt dead at 77… Christian Feichtner’s photography of Chernobyl and other abandoned places… behind the scenes of the ‘Shot on iPhone’ campaign…

January 23, 2017

If you’re a high-end video editor, Premiere vs. Final Cut Pro and PC vs. Mac are a lot more important questions than they are for the average user… this is a great article written by actual video guys comparing the pros and cons of both approaches… Personally I’m Final Cut, most likely for life… but I certainly know many that swear by Premiere. Keep in mind that this post is in 2 parts, a link to the second part can be found at the end of Part 1.

January 24, 2017

2016 was the warmest year ever measured, smashing records set in 2015 and 2014. Global warming is no longer a worry for the future – we’re in the midst of the greatest crisis humans have yet faced.

January 25, 2017

Mary Tyler Moore, whose witty and graceful performances on two top-rated television shows in the 1960s and ’70s helped define a new vision of American womanhood, died on Wednesday in Greenwich, Conn. She was 80.

January 26, 2017

HandBrake, the open source software for DVD ripping took well over a decade before going from beta to what is now considered a ‘stable’ release… but like many, I’ve been using it for years to (mostly) great success. Now that version 1.0.2 is widely circulating, this is an absolutely great article diving deep into the relationship between HandBrake and video transcoding.

January 27, 2017

John Hurt, an unprepossessing British character actor who vanished inside dozens of roles, from Shakespeare to science fiction, including John Merrick, the hideously deformed title character in the 1980 film “The Elephant Man,” died on Wednesday in Norfolk, England. He was 77.

January 28, 2017

You know how you’ll take a picture with your iPhone and it always seems to come out like shit while others get results that make it seem as though they’re using some of the best photo gear available? Well, Christian Feichtner is one of those photographers… a great photo piece on him focused on his photography at Chernobyl and other abandoned places…

January 29, 2017

Continuing on the weekends theme of iPhone photography… on November 5th of last year, iPhone photographers canvassed the globe, from Arctic ice caves and Indonesian volcanoes, to the clubs of Johannesburg and rooftops of Shanghai. The people, sights and scenes they encountered over the course of the night resulted in a spectacular display of nighttime photography.

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Nic Rotondo

Nic Rotondo - is the lead designer for the Optiflux|MediaTribe. Optiflux is a nocturnal design shop focused on identities, branding and one-of-a-kind, custom-coded websites for clients all across North America. Our small tribe of freelance artists can also handle your 3d rendering or animation needs as well as any sound and video work... Small projects or big... come one, come all. We'll get it done.

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