Netflix just announced that they’re raising the price
of all their monthly plans. They claim it’s not a price increase but it is. They say they’re splitting their combined plans into a streaming only plan and a DVD only plan. If you have both, you’re going to see an increase, especially if you were on the 1 DVD a month plan + unlimited streaming.
As for me, I’m happy about their move. I promptly cancelled the streaming portion at $8 a month and kept DVD’s. I have my own use for Netflix and now’s not the time I need their streaming service.
This is awesome! I’m going to an early preview of the last
installment of the Harry Potter movie at a private event. How sweet
is that? I’m so totally stoked right now.
Well, I did it. I hacked the firmware of my Panasonic GF1 camera using the official 1.22 Firmware and PTool. Now my camera’s video capabilities are much improved. Less compression, higher bitrates, and a better colorspace (420 -> 422). I’ll play around with it tomorrow and see how it looks in real life. 🙂
This hack mentioned in this Vimeo video
allows the Panasonic GF1 to record videos at 1080p in a variety of bitrate configurations. I’ll have to remember to check it out.
This is such a cool video. Good music and great use of time lapse. Whenever I watch something like this it makes me want to go out there and attempt something like this. I don’t have a head that will auto-rotate like what I’m seeing here so some of these effects I can’t do but damn if I’m not impressed.
I just got a new battery for my BV500 since the old one died. This time I’m replacing it with a Shorai Lithium Ion battery at about 1/6 the weight and twice the cost. For this, I get a battery that’s supposed to be a lot stronger, doesn’t require constant maintenance and lasts twice as long. It’s a fair trade off I suppose. Since it just arrived today, I can’t really make any long term judgment on it just yet. Only time will tell.