Two announcements over the last couple of days stand in an interesting contrast to each other. One is Google’s announcement of Google WiFi and the availability of free WiFi access across all of the city of Mountain View. The second is Boeing’s announcement to exit from providing WiFi access on board carriers flying Boeing aircraft in December 2006, after having equipped 156 aircraft with their Connexion service, including those from carriers like Lufthansa, SAS and Singapore Airlines. (This follows an announcement in June of Verizon to also exit the in-flight phone business.)Access to things like VoIP, web-based on-line services and data content, like that of our own Formtek | Orion repository, or any of hundreds of other kinds of services from anywhere and anyplace is enticing. The net is becoming (or has become) the driving force for business communication and data. Google’s roll-out across the entire city of Mountain View seems to have been challenging and have had a few glitches. All transmitters are not in place just yet either. Also the disclaimer that the service is an “outdoor service” and does not work well in-doors is a bit disappointing. Considering the service has only been up a few days, it seems to be doing well — I’m looking forward to the planned roll-out in San Francisco.The exit of Boeing and Verizon from in-flight WiFi might prove to be an interesting alternative for Google. For example, immediately after Boeing’s announcement ASiQ in turn announced that they see Boeing’s exit as greater opportunity for them. Boeing’s Connexion was based on technology circa 2000. It’s only six years, but technology has changed quickly and ASiQ has developed a much cheaper alternative. There has been a lot of press about Google’s efforts to try to penetrate the Enterprise market. While free community-wide net access is great (especially if it is somewhere that I’ll be frequently), I wonder that if Google is really serious about the Enterprise that it might be a better and more cost-effective strategy for them to provide free WiFi in places like airports and airplanes, places where business people are in high numbers. It seems like it would be far easier and have fewer obstacles in getting approval to do something like that rather than to try to blanket the landscape of an entire community with WiFi.
Slow-motion video can be beautiful, if executed correctly. Here, we take a look at creating slow-motion from 60fps video in Premiere Pro.Don’t make the mistake of slowing down standard frame rate video for slow motion. It’ll give your footage a choppy look, and it doesn’t present well.Instead, to make smooth slow-mo, you’ll need to shoot your footage at a high frame rate, and then play back your footage at a lower frame rate in your video editing app. Most DSLRs and mirrorless cameras can shoot 720p or even 1080p at 60 frames-per-second (fps). If you don’t have a camera that can shoot up to 60fps, check out our list of the most affordable options. Shooting at 60fps allows you to play back your footage at a slower fps (like 24fps), while still maintaining a streamlined, cinematic look.In this walkthrough, we’ll show you how to create a similar effect by converting 60fps footage to 24fps in Premiere Pro. These are just the foundation slow motion features in Premiere, so once you get comfortable with the frame rate interpretation and time remapping settings, take a look at the video below that goes into using keyframes in your timeline to speed ramp your footage. 1. Slow Down in Your TimelineThis one is simple and straightforward. Create a 24fps sequence.Place a 60fps clip in your 24p timeline. Right-click the clip, and make sure frame blending is OFF.Right-click the clip and go to “Speed/Duration” (⌘R).Set your speed to 40% (40% is going to be the lowest you can go without making your footage choppy). If you’re working in a frame rate other than 24 fps, you’ll have to determine your speed by dividing your destination frame rate by your clip’s frame rate (e.g. 24/60=.4).Now, your footage is in smooth slow-motion. You’ll notice that every frame plays back and there is no frame blending. Beautiful!2. Re-Interpret Frame RateThis is the way I usually conform 60fps clips into slo-mo. (This is also a good way to make multiple clips slo-mo in one simple step.) This will make the selected clips in your bin slow-motion, so if you want to keep your original 100% speed clips in your project, you’ll want to duplicate them before doing this.Select the clips in your bin that you want to make slo-mo.Right-click and select “Modify > Interpret Footage.”Select “Assume this frame rate” and set the value to your timeline’s frame rate.Done. Now, Premiere will reorganize and stretch the existing frames in your 60fps clip to conform to a 24fps sequence.By implementing these simple techniques, using 60fps video to create slow-motion in Premiere Pro is easy.Looking for more video production tips and tricks? Check out these articles.Editing Tips: Sorting Footage and Creating Quality TimelinesWhy You Should Wait to Download Your NLE’s Beta ReleaseQuick and Easy Tips on Shooting and Processing Day for Night Getting Creative: Five Cool Video Edits that Genuinely WorkProduction Tip: How to Calculate Power for Your Camera
A delay of more than three hours in the running of the Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express on October 19 has cost the IRCTC around ₹1.62 lakh which the railway subsidiary will pay through its insurance companies as compensation to around 950 passengers, a first in the history of the Indian Railways, officials said on Monday. The train left Lucknow at around 9.55 a.m. instead of the scheduled 6.10 a.m. and reached New Delhi at around 3.40 p.m. instead of 12.25 p.m. It left New Delhi at 5.30 p.m. instead of 3.35 p.m. and reached Lucknow at around 11.30 p.m. instead of 10.05 p.m.The 450 passengers from Lucknow to Delhi would get ₹250 each and the 500 passengers from Delhi to Lucknow would be paid ₹100 each. One official said each passenger can avail himself of the compensation through a link of the insurer provided with every ticket. He also said the delay on October 19 had been caused by a derailment near Kanpur. Since it began commercial operations from October 6 for six days a week, the train has maintained a tight schedule. On October 20, the Lucknow-Delhi Tejas reached 24 minutes late while the Delhi-Lucknow Tejas arrived right on time. Under the IRCTC’s policy, ₹100 would be paid in case of delay of over an hour and ₹250 for delay of over two hours, the IRCTC said ahead of the launch of its first train.The travel insurance includes a cover of ₹1 lakh against household theft and robbery during the travel period of the passengers, again a first for those travelling on board trains.
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte reckons the title race will continue right until the end of the season.”I think this game is like any other game and for us the most important thing is the three points,” the Italian manager told a news conference on Friday.”This (title) was our target at the start of the season… For sure the road is long and there are other teams who want to win the title and I think for this reason it will be until the end of the season.”United manager Jose Mourinho will field a strong side this weekend despite the game being sandwiched between the two-legged Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht. (Manchester United midfielder Mata to miss rest of the season)Fifth-placed United are four points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, with a game in hand, and need to finish in the top four or win the Europa League to make the Champions League.”For sure we will face a really strong team because Manchester United are a really good team, physically and technically very strong, and for this reason we must pay great attention,” Conte added.”United also want to play and find a place in next season’s Champions League and arrive in the first four and I think they have every possibility to do this.”United are on a 21-game unbeaten league run since losing 4-0 in October at Chelsea, who have the best away record in the league, having lost just twice in 16 games this season.advertisement