Posts Tagged as: video

September 20, 2013

Nuclear Reactor Starting Up

I have no idea what’s going on here, but it’s awesome.

September 18, 2013

GoPro Camera Mounted to an Eagle

This is simultaneously beautiful, amazing, and hilarious.

There’s something about seeing its head move as it looks around… it just kills me.

August 29, 2013

Amazing Invisibility Cloak Video

This looks like something straight out of a science fiction movie.

The full explanation is here. It has something to do with super-heating the carbon coils so they bend light. It’s pretty damn cool. This nano-stuff is finally giving us the cool science fiction future we’ve been imagining for centuries.

July 31, 2013

Insane Tornado Footage

This is some of the most intense footage of a tornado I’ve ever seen. It’s *inside* the tornado.

Can you imagine sitting at your desk and looking out the window at the 1:20 mark?

July 24, 2013

I was told by AppleCare that I could walk in the store and get the part

This frustrated woman is now the inadvertent star of a budding viral video. (Hey, if she didn’t want the attention, she shouldn’t have started yelling.)

Well, no embarrassing viral video would be complete unless some schmuck creates a slowed-down version. Today, I am that schmuck.

Here’s the slowed-down version of “I was told by AppleCare that I could walk in the store and get the part.”

Badass First Person Russian Music Video is Badass

I wish they chose a different poster frame for this because the cheap boob shot seriously undermines the quality of the rest of the video.

In any case, check it out. Some of the most creative filmmaking I’ve ever seen.

From the group Biting Elbows

Biting Elbows – ‘Bad Motherfucker’ Official Music Video from Ilya Naishuller on Vimeo.

July 11, 2013

Cutting Out a Candle in AfterEffects

Those mask guides look pretty cool as they dance around the flames. I had to manually adjust their position for each frame. It’s tedious work, but someone’s gotta do it.

Check out the final product on the homepage on August 9th.

July 10, 2013

The New iPhone and 120FPS Slow Motion Video

Apple is apparently testing a slow motion video feature for its next iPhone. This Petapixel article includes an example video of 120FPS slow motion, and it immedlately reminded me of Apple’s new “Designed by Apple in California” ads.

See for yourself.

120 FPS Demo:

Apple’s TV Ad: “Our Signature”

Slow motion video can create some beautifully sentimental moments, and it seems Apple is already utilizing it in its ads. Soon it’ll be our turn.

This also relates to the Apple strategy suggested by Marco Arment in his article, iOS7 As Defense. If true, this slow-motion feature would once again leapfrog other handset manufacturers, giving Apple another lead in the market. Judging by how few cameras can do 120FPS, I can’t imagine this is easy to achieve in a consumer device.

July 3, 2013

Russian Rocket Explosion Videos Without The Sound Delay

Earlier this week an unmanned Russian rocket exploded in Kazakhstan. A few spectators managed to record the explosion, but because of the great distance from the launchpad all the videos have a sound delay of a few seconds.

So just for fun I picked two videos and re-edited the audio to remove the delay, and the result helps give an even clearer picture of the powerful destructive forces at work.

Here comes the boom. Enjoy.

Original video:
Edited version:

Original video:
Edited version:

June 30, 2013

How to Vine With No Hands

Whenever I see people using Vine with no hands, I assumed they were doing it with paperclips and sponges or something. But it turns out you can do it completely from the phone itself. Duh.

The basic idea is to use the iPhone’s built-in functionality for helping people with motor problems. In this case their deficit is our benefit. Nice!

First, go to Settings > General > Accessibility and turn “AssistiveTouch” on.

Then you’ll create a new gesture. Just tap and hold in the center of the screen until the time limit runs out. You’re probably figuring out where this is going.

Then save that gesture and call it whatever you want. I called mine “Vine” because I’m original.

Notice that when you turned on AssistiveTouch it added a little circle thingy to your phone? Well that’s how you activate the gesture you just made.

Tap the circle, choose “Favorites”, then tap “Vine”. Then it will add an extra blue circle to your screen. Tap that blue circle to start recording.

If you’re having trouble, here are some things I’ve noticed:

You can reposition that AssistiveTouch circle thingy by dragging it. Sometimes using it in Vine only works when it’s on the left middle side of the screen.

Sometimes your Custom Gesture of just tapping and holding in the middle of the screen doesn’t work. So try making a new gesture where you tap, hold, and slightly move your finger around in a circle.

Sometimes ending the Vine video is tricky. If you can’t tap the Next button in Vine, hit the home button and wait a few seconds, then relaunch the app. Your Vine should still be there.

So that’s how to Vine with no hands. Enjoy, and keep using Vine to record your stupid crap!