Humboldt Crabs top Neptune Beach Pearl 7-3 for second straight comeback victory

first_imgARCATA >> As the days are going by, Tyson Fisher is starting to truly find out that his team is one that feeds off the momentum they create from at-bat to at-bat, one inning to the next.That was once again the case on Saturday afternoon.The best part for the Crabs?No need for extra innings for the second straight day. Thanks to a four-run surge in the bottom of the third, Humboldt got the lead — and that’s where it stayed. The Crabs claimed their second straight win in the West …last_img read more

Samsung to build TV factory in South Africa

first_img25 July 2014 South Korean electronics and technology giant Samsung is set to invest US$20-million (nearly R220-million) in a new television factory at the Dube TradePort in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, in order to take advantage of rising demand for consumer goods in Africa. “We plan to start construction of the TV plant in South Africa in the latter half of the year,” Samsung said in a statement cited by the Korea Times earlier this week. “The investment will be $20 million through 2018.” The Dube TradePort is an air-freight logistics hub located alongside King Shaka International Airport, 30 kilometres north of Durban. It is poised to become one of the special economic zones that South Africa is busy setting up in order to boost investment in the country. Trade and Industry Director-General Lionel October, in an interview with news agency Bloomberg last week, said Samsung had identified the Dube TradePort “as a space to operate from”. President Jacob Zuma “will launch the special economic zone within a month or so, and the first investment anchor will be Samsung,” October said. The South African factory will be Samsung’s second in Africa. The first, located in Beni Suef, Egypt, began production in September 2013. According to the Korea Times, “while demand for flat-screen TVs has flattened due to the rise of tablets and smartphones, Samsung believes it can awaken idling demand for premium TVs from affluent African consumers”. Korea Times quoted an official from market researchers DisplaySearch as saying: “As the TV markets in North America and Europe are heading towards full saturation, Samsung needs to explore new markets. The South African factory will mainly produce TVs with ultra high-definition (UHD) picture quality.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Chrome Coming to webOS?

first_imgWe’re getting the first glimpses of today Google’s Google I/O developer conference and already some exciting news is leaking from within the walls of the conference center. According to Fortune’s Seth Weintraub, we should expect to see Chrome for Palm webOS in the very near future.Weintraub gave everyone a quick glimpse of the showroom floor this morning on YouTube and at the end of the video, he notes that Palm appears to be there at the Google Chrome booth. Chrome is currently only available for the PC, Mac and Linux and if we’re expecting it to come out for webOS and finally hit the mobile scene, then we can only imagine we’d be seeing a version released for Android, the operating system for Google’s own Nexus One as well. The iPhone and iPad version, however, we don’t think we’ll hold our breath waiting for. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … In the world of desktop browsers, Chrome has been steadily gaining on competitors Internet Explorer and Firefox in recent months. As it has gained more and more features and increased stability, it’s become a viable alternative to the old stand-bys. An introduction to the mobile realm could be an interesting development for the browser that’s seen as a lightweight and speedy alternative to it’s bulkier counterparts. Tags:#Google#mobile#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces mike melanson Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Capture Intense Cinematic Action With High Shutter Speed

first_imgHigh shutter speed is the secret ingredient of thrilling action cinematography. Here’s everything you need to know about the technique.Have you ever watched a war film or an action film and wondered why certain scenes look so clean and intense? Why certain scenes have an almost raw sharpness to them? It’s hard to explain — but you know it when you see it. This look is usually achieved one of two ways: high frame rate or high shutter speed.We’ve written about the use of high frame rate in film and video production before. Now let’s turn our attention to high shutter speed. Here’s a video from Story & Heart (via Vimeo Video School) that covers the differences between high shutter speed and high frame rate.The basics: higher shutter speeds introduce less light to the sensor. As less light is introduced, less motion blur is seen. This gives the footage a look of hyperreality. A sharpness and crispness that almost overwhelms your brain. Before we dive deeper, let’s look at the differences between capturing high shutter speed on a video camera versus a cinema camera.Shutter Speed vs. Shutter AngleShutter speed is calculated by fractions (speed) in video cameras such as DSLRs. In cinema cameras, it’s calculated in degrees (angles). Look at it like this: if you have a 1/50 shutter speed in a DSLR camera, that same shutter in a cinema camera would be a 172.8 degree shutter angle. Pro Video Coalition has a great breakdown on how to get an accurate calculation of both shutter speed and shutter angle.Here’s a quick and easy conversion chart from the article. The numbers below show the shutter equivalent between speed and angle.1/32 = 2701/48 = 1801/50 = 172.81/60 = 1441/96 = 901/120 = 72 Live SportsImage via ShutterstockSports videography might be the one area of the media industry where high shutter speed is used most. From the NFL to Red Bull Action Sports, high shutter speed is ubiquitous in the sports world.The technique ensures that audiences feel they’re missing none of the action on the field of play. Every moment and move is captured without motion blur, as seen in this (sadly non-embeddable) cinematic look of Super Bowl 50 from the NFL.Film and TelevisionHigh shutter speed really took hold of audience imaginations in the late 90s, thanks to Steven Spielberg and cinematographer Janusz Kaminski. Their use of the technique to vividly capture the horrors of World War II in Saving Private Ryan was a watershed moment.Video via MovieclipsBecause they used a high shutter speed (or, rather, a low shutter angle), every second of the action is crystal clear; there’s no motion blur to diffuse the image. This technique was replicated only a few years later in Ridley Scott’s blockbuster, Gladiator. Cinematographer John Mathieson used the technique to elevate the intensity of violence to another level.Video via MovieclipsPerhaps the best recent application of the technique is found in Mad Max: Fury Road. Director George Miller and cinematographer John Seale used high shutter speed — in conjunction with speed ramping and frame speed — to create a truly frenetic experience.Video via jenjaesxAlways consider your motivation when using high shutter speed. Sure, you can use it simply because it looks, well, cool. But using it to transform a viewer’s experience into something more immersive is even better.Using high shutter speed can really give you a powerful image. Putting substance over style and having proper motivation will prevent you from wearing out your audience’s senses.Have you had success working with high shutter speed? Do you enjoy seeing this technique in film and television? Share your thoughts in the comments below.last_img read more