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Tamron SP 24-70 Di VC f/2.8 USM Unboxing

In this video, I do an unboxing of the Tamron SP 24-70 Di VC f/2.8 lens. My initial thoughts on this lens is I absolutely love it. It’s sharp, has a nice aperture, and has vibration control, which is great for both photos and videos.

At half the price of a Canon 24-70mm II, I feel this is a great deal.

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I will be posting more videos on this lens as I do more tests for VC, autofocus, image quality, etc, and a final review at the end, but so far I have to say I’m really loving this lens.

Canon Speedlite 600 EX-RT flash review

In this video, I do a review of the Canon Speedlite 600 EX-RT flash.

What sold me on this flash was the following features:
-Guide Number of 60m at ISO 100
-E-TTL II, TTL, and Manual modes
-High Speed Synch (HSS)
-Built-in Wireless and IR remote master and slave
-Auto-Focus assist infrared beam (works in total darkness!)
-Depth-of-Field (DoF) preview button on camera activates flash for 1 second to see shadows
-20mm to 200mm zoom
-Light and Dark Orange gels and gel holder
-Built-in diffuser panel and bounce card
-Pouch that can attach to a belt or strap to carry your flash and flash foot

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Aputure Amaran AL-528S Demo and Review

In this video, I do a review of the newest addition to my lighting kit: the Aputure Amaran AL-528S LED video light. Being the spotlight version, it offers quite a large amount of light which could be very useful for both photography and videography.

It can be powered through an AC power supply, or using two Sony batteries, and if you plug it in while you have the batteries inside, it also acts as a battery charger.

It also comes with a diffuser panel which does a pretty good job, and an orange gel to match tungsten lighting.

The umbrella adapter that comes with it is very practical, allowing you to pivot the video light, and attach an umbrella if you have one.

In this video, I do a demo of the Aputure Amaran AL-528S LED video light. This video is lit up completey by 1 AL-528S located about 1m (3 feet) away from me, with no modifiers except for the diffuser panel that comes with it. It allowed me to film at 1/60sec f/4.5 ISO 100, which is quite nice, and I like the way the colours are rendered with it.

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Artist Kerry O’Toole attempts Guinness World Record of largest artwork using French Fries

Timelapse video of Kerry O’Toole’s attempt of the Largest Piece of Artwork using
French Fries!

For those wanting to see how it turned out, here is the final video of all four days with commentary provided by Artist Kerry O’Toole.

A request has been sent to Guinness to obtain an official world record, and it’s just a waiting game at this point, so share this along with your friends, colleagues, and family to get the word out!

Studio JPIC was on location at the Potato World museum all week to create a timelapse and take some photos and videos of this event, so bookmark our site if you’d like to see how the week unfolds.

Timelapse video of his first day of work (Tuesday, July 9th, 2013):

Timelapse video of his second day of work (Wednesday, July 10th, 2013):

Timelapse video of his third day of work (Wednesday, July 10th, 2013):

To find more about Kerry O’Toole’s amazing work, visit http://www.otoolegallery.com/

Link to CBC News’ report on Wednesday July 10th, 2013:
http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/NB/ID/2396307371/

Link to MSN News Canada’ article on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013:
http://news.ca.msn.com/local/newbrunswick/nb-town-serves-up-french-fry-mural

Link to CBC Shift radio interview:
http://www.cbc.ca/shift/2013/07/11/french-fry-art/

Link to Canada Newswire article and video:
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1198299/town-cooks-up-fun-with-fries

Last update: July 16th, 2013

Automatically level and fix perspective of photos using the Upright feature in Adobe Lightroom 5

In this video, I show how to automatically level your pictures, and fix the perspective using the new Upright feature in Adobe Lightroom 5.

Using the Healing Brush in Adobe Lightroom 5

In this video, I show how to use the Healing Brush in Adobe Lightroom 5. You can use it to fix blemishes, remove unwanted objects, persons, and even foxes! If you’re used to using it in Adobe Photoshop, it’s basically the same thing, except now you can do it all in Lightroom 5.

Manually Synchronize Audio and Video files in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and CS6 based on Clip Markers

In this video, I show you how to manually synch audio and video files and merge them in Adobe Premiere Pro CC and CS6 using clip markers.

Automatically synchronize audio and video files in Adobe Premiere Pro CC based on aud

In this video, I show how to automatically synch audio and video files in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. You no longer have to do it manually.

The big advantage to merging the files like this is you can very easily move and cut the video and audio files as a single block, making your editing much easier.

From my experience, it doesn’t work 100% of the time, but it works often enough that it’s worth taking the 5 secs to try it.

Apply a Lumetri color correction Look to a clip in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

In this video, I show how to use the new Lumetri Looks in Adobe Premiere Pro CC. These allow you to apply a very quick color correction to achieve specific looks, from cinematic to sepia.

Apply a LUT using the new built in Lumetri plugin in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

In this video, I show a new feature which comes with Adobe Premiere Pro CC: the ability to add a Look up table (LUT) without any external plugins.

I find it much easier to use than the LUT buddy, taking only a few seconds to apply the effect, select the LUT file, and you’re done.