Daughter of US Olympic sprinter Gay fatally shot

first_imgWashington, United States | AFP | The teen daughter of former US Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay was fatally shot early Sunday, police said.Police say 15-year-old Trinity Gay, a star high school runner herself, was struck by a bullet during a shootout at about 4 a.m. in the parking lot of the Cook Out restaurant and pronounced dead at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.Witnesses told police gunfire was exchanged between a gray Dodge Charger and a dark-colored sports car with tinted windows. Authorities found the Dodge and detained two people for questioning as they continue to search for the other vehicle.Messages of support came to Tyson Gay and his family from the athletics world.“Sending our thoughts and prayers to TysonLGay and his loved ones as they mourn the tragic and senseless loss of his daughter, Trinity,” USA Track and Field tweeted.“Condolences to Tyson Gay and his family… 15-year-old girl dies after shooting at Lexington restaurant,” tweeted former Olympic sprint rival Ato Boldon from Trinidad and Tobago.According to the Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper, Trinity Gay was a sophomore sprint star at Lafayette High School, where her father once ran. She was a fourth-generation sprinter who placed fourth in last year’s girls 100m state final. “Our hearts are broken this morning over the loss of Trinity to this tragic and senseless act of violence,” Fayette County School Superintendent Manny Caulk said in a statement to the newspaper.Tyson Gay is the fastest sprinter in history not to have an Olympic medal after a career nagged by doping disqualifications.The 2007 world 100- and 200-meter champion and four-time US 100m champion suffered a hamstring injury at the 2008 Olympic trials and did not medal at Beijing.At the 2012 London Olympics, Gay was on the US 4×100 relay that finished second to Usain Bolt-led Jamaica but the Americans were stripped of the medal in 2014 based on a positive test by Gay in May of 2013 that he blamed on an unnamed third party.Gay served his suspension and returned to run again two months ago at the Rio Olympics where the Americans ran third in the 4×100 relay behind Jamaica and Japan, only to be disqualified because of a faulty exchange between teammates Justin Gatlin and Mike Rodgers. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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ATHLETICS: Surprise winners at Uganda National Cross Country Championships in Jinja

first_imgChelangat wins the women junior race in Jinja on Saturday. PHOTO VIA MTNJinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  In the absence of fancied Joshua Cheptegei, long distance ace Thomas Ayeko took over the mantle as National Cross Country Men’s Champion in Jinja on Saturday after a photo finish with Phillip Kipyeko.The two dominated the 10km men’s race at the national cross country event in Jinja, with Ayeko declared winner in 28:25.3 after crossing the line at the same time as last year’s runner up Kipyeko who was recorded at 28:25.3 minutes.This year’s national cross country event had new winners in many of the categories. Sarah Chelangat stunned Peruth Chemutai to win the junior women’s 6km race in 19:18.9 while Victor Kiplangat took full advantage of the absence of World Junior champion Jacob Kipagat to win the the junior men’s 8km race in 22.48.8.It was only Mercyline Chelangat who retained her title, wining the senior women’s race in 32.20.7 minutes, edging out Stella Chesang.The Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) will use the event to select the national cross country team to represent Uganda at the 5th edition of the Africa Cross Country Championships due March 17, 2018 in Algeria.Joshua Cheptegei and Kiplimo are still expected to make the Ugandan team going by their performance on the international scene. Just last month, it was a 1-2 finish for Cheptegei and Kiplimo as they dominated one of the most prestigious Cross Country races,  the 36th Cross International de Italica.The National Cross Country and three other National Trials have been lined up by the Uganda Athletics Federation in the course of the remaining two months to assist athletes beat the qualification deadline of March 3, 2018 for the Commonwealth Games.2018 UGANDA NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS IN JINJA National xc top 10 Uganda 2018 from Alberto Stretti****2017 RESULTS AT KOLOLOSenior Men (10km)1 Joshua Cheptegei 29:022 Phillip Kipyeko 29:243 Abdallah Kibet Mande 29:404 Timothy Toroitich 29:425 Stephen Kiprotich 29:466 Stephen Kiisa 29:537 Fred Musobo 29:558 Mande Bushendich 30:049 Peter Kibet 30:1310 Filex Chemonges 30:18Senior Women (10km)1 Mercyline Chelangat 34:412 Rachael Chebet 35:163 Dorcus Ajok 35:464 Doreen Chesang 35:545 Doreen Chemutai 35:566 Annet Chebet 36:167 Juliet Chekwel 36:388 Stella Chesang 36:469 Prim Twikirize 37:0010 Sarah Akiror 37:03U20 Men1 Jacob Kiplimo 23:252 Titus Kwemoi 23:533 Victor Kiplangat 23:544 Elisha Chemutai 24:035 Kevin Kibet 24:04U20 Women1 Peruth Chemutai  0:20:202 Janat Chemusto  0:20:393  Esther Chekwemoi  0:21:08Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Man Utd, Arsenal, Rangers all claim Europa League wins

first_imgRashford and team celebrate winParis, France | AFP | Last season’s runners-up Arsenal romped to an impressive 3-0 victory at Eintracht Frankfurt in their Europa League opener on Thursday as Mason Greenwood spared Manchester United’s blushes and Rangers got the better of Feyenoord.On a night which featured five British clubs in action, Unai Emery’s much-changed side enjoyed the best result of all with youngsters Joe Willock and Bukayo Saka scoring in Germany.In between, Dominik Kohr was sent off for last season’s beaten semi-finalists Frankfurt, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made sure of the win for Arsenal in the Group F clash.“Everybody can be happy and continuing in this competition is important, so it was good to get a good win, especially away from home,” said Emery.Their next game will be at home to Standard Liege, who beat Vitoria Guimaraes 2-0 on Thursday.At Old Trafford, United had teenager Greenwood to thank as the 17-year-old’s goal gave them a 1-0 win over Astana of Kazakhstan in Group L.Greenwood became the youngest goalscorer for United in European competition with a composed finish 17 minutes from time.Victory justified Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to make nine changes from Saturday’s Premier League win over Leicester City with a host of youngsters given their chance to impress.“You could see some of our lads needed games but it’s pleasing we got the three points,” Solskjaer said.The group’s other game saw AZ Alkmaar come from behind to draw 2-2 with Partizan Belgrade in Serbia despite playing more than an hour with 10 men.Wolverhampton Wanderers were unable to make it three wins out of three for Premier League clubs as they slumped to a 1-0 home defeat against Braga at Molineux.Ricardo Horta’s second-half goal gave the Portuguese club all three points in Group K and it was a disappointing night for a Wolves team who are still without a win in the Premier League this season.In the same group Slovan Bratislava were 4-2 winners at home to Besiktas, who welcome Wolves to Istanbul in a fortnight. – Celtic battle to draw –Meanwhile, Steven Gerrard’s Rangers started in fine fashion as they edged out Feyenoord 1-0 at Ibrox in Group G with Sheyi Ojo scoring the only goal of the game midway through the first half.James Tavernier missed a penalty before that for the Glasgow side on an emotional night as a minute’s silence was held in memory of Fernando Ricksen. The former Rangers and Netherlands defender died aged 43 on Wednesday after a long battle with motor neurone disease.It is an ideal start for Rangers in a tough group and their next match will be away in Switzerland against Young Boys, who lost 2-1 at Porto on Thursday with Tiquinho netting twice for the hosts.Celtic battled to a 1-1 draw with Rennes in France in a fiery Group E encounter, with Ryan Christie’s second-half penalty cancelling out M’Baye Niang’s 38th-minute spot-kick for the hosts before the visitors had Vakoun Issouf Bayo sent off at the death.“I asked for a reaction from the players at half-time and we certainly got that and we thoroughly merited the point if not the three points,” said Celtic manager Neil Lennon of his team’s fightback.– Gladbach stunned –They now host CFR Cluj, the same side who eliminated them in Champions League qualifying. The Romanians shocked Lazio 2-1 on Thursday.Elsewhere, Sevilla, who won the Europa League three years running from 2014 to 2016, beat Qarabag 3-0 in Azerbaijan in Group A with Javier Hernandez getting their opening goal.PSV Eindhoven opened up Group D with a 3-2 victory against Sporting Lisbon while Roma crushed Istanbul Basaksehir 4-0 in Group J.In the same group Borussia Moenchengladbach were stunned by Wolfsberg, losing 4-0 at home to the unheralded Austrian side who were making their group-stage debut.It was a heaviest ever home defeat in Europe for Gladbach, the two-time former UEFA Cup winners.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Allardyce admits Chelsea duo were too good for West Ham

first_imgWest Ham boss Sam Allardyce admitted his team were simply unable to cope with Eden Hazard and Juan Mata in their 2-0 defeat at Chelsea.Mata caused the Hammers all sorts of problems, while the outstanding Hazard set up Chelsea’s first goal for Frank Lampard and scored their second.Allardyce said: “It was a tough afternoon, with Mata and Hazard both outstanding.“As much as I’d like to say we should have defended better, sometimes you just have to admire talent.“Sometimes you can’t defend against the quality they’ve got. That was the case for the second goal, when we had enough men around Hazard but he skipped around them like they weren’t there.“We have to face the fact that Chelsea were the better side. We have to be well satisfied that we beat them at our place earlier in the season.”See also:Lampard hits 200-mark in Chelsea victoryBenitez plays down defensive injury fearsChelsea v West Ham player 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Recapitulation Theory Zombie Needs Permanent Burial

first_imgSo entrenched has evolutionary theory become, Darwinists keep looking for ghosts of vanished human ancestry in the human body. It was false when Ernst Haeckel falsified embryo drawings; it is false now. In chapter 10 of Dr Jerry Bergman’s book Evolution’s Blunders, Frauds and Forgeries, Bergman shows how this so-called “Biogenetic Law” that ontogeny (the development of the embryo) recapitulates phylogeny (the evolutionary history of the animal) has been used to justify racism and abortion. He quotes W. J. Bock in  who wrote in Science as far back as 1969,The biogenetic law has become so deeply rooted in biological thought that it cannot be weeded out in spite of its having been demonstrated to be wrong by numerous subsequent scholars. Even today both subtle and overt uses of the biogenetic law are frequently encountered in the general biological literature as well as in more specialized evolutionary and systematic studies. (Cited by Bergman, p. 158)Bock’s complaint was written long before Michael Richardson proved, using comparative embryo photographs, that Haeckel’s embryo drawings looked nothing like true embryos. If Bock was rightly upset 50 years ago, there is no excuse now for Darwinians to let the myth go on. But even in 1868 (9 years after Darwin’s Origin), Haeckel’s drawings were known to be fraudulent by embryologists of the day. In his books Icons of Evolution (2000) and Zombie Science (2017), Dr Jonathan Wells further exposed the phony science that undergirded Haeckel’s Recapitulation Theory, and complained that some textbooks continue to use Haeckel’s drawings to mislead students into thinking it supports Darwinism. He cites textbooks from 2014 and 2016. Now it is 2019, and the Biogenetic Law is still undead, walking around in science news.Babies in the womb have lizard-like hand muscles (BBC News). Echoes of our lizard past are reflected in developing babies, Michelle Johnson asserts, with support from scientists at the American Museum of Natural History. This article does not refer to Haeckel directly, or mention the Biogenetic Law, but repeats the same fallacy that evolution has somehow retained parts from our ancient animal ancestors only to get rid of them before birth, in this case “lizard-like” muscles in the hands.They are probably one of the oldest, albeit fleeting, remnants of evolution seen in humans yet, biologists say, in the journal Development.They date them as 250 million years old – a relic from when reptiles transitioned to mammals.It is unclear why the human body makes and then deletes them before birth.The dead walk again, teaching students myths.What is unclear is why evolutionists cling to this zombie myth. The lead myth-maintainer, of Howard University, shows how Darwinians believe evolution keeps things around except when it remodels things completely. This allows divination of embryos, like oracles at Delphi, to give ambiguous oracles that could be interpreted either way.“Why are they there? Probably, we cannot just say in evolution, ‘Look, I will delete from scratch, from day zero, the muscle going to digits two, three, four, five and I will just keep the one going to the thumb.’“Probably it is not so easy. Probably you have to form this layer of this muscle and then it disappears on the other digits but persists on the thumbs.”Notice that he uses “probably” three times. Probably? Where are his data calculating real probabilities mathematically from actual data? There are no facts to back it up. He is speculating off the top of his head, resurrecting myths out of his cranium from wrong ideas he was taught in school.The coverage in Science Daily of this story is worse. It resurrects two more zombie ideas to the recapitulation myth: the idea of atavisms as evolutionary throwbacks, and the argument of vestigial organs. The article from The Company of Biologists claims, “It provides a fascinating, powerful example of evolution at play.” Bergman buries those two myths in the book mentioned above, and also in his new book Useless Organs.Egghead or Humpty DumptyEvolutionary storytellers at UC Davis ask in their “Egghead” column, “Why Not Three Legs?” They try to address, using evolutionary thinking (see Sophoxymoronia in the Darwin Dictionary) why evolution didn’t produce any three-legged animals. They consider some bipeds and quadrupeds that use their tails for support like a tripod, notably kangaroos and woodpeckers, but find it odd that Darwinian evolution never tried three legs. While not referring to Haeckel or his myth, they explain this by a similar evolutionary story: sometimes, the mystical tinkerer of natural selection gets stuck in a rut. (Except when it doesn’t.) This trick allows evolutionists to explain everything—even opposites—so that they cannot lose (listen to ID the Future podcast from 9/09/19).Chief storyteller Tracy Thomson elaborates in her Darwin trance,Given that three-limbed movement does seems to work for some animals, why are there no animals with three legs? That might go back a long, long way, Thomson said.“Almost all animals are bilateral,” he said. The code for having two sides to everything seems to have got embedded in our DNA very early in the evolution of life – perhaps before appendages like legs, fins or flippers even evolved. Once that trait for bilateral symmetry was baked in, it was hard to change.With our built-in bias to two-handedness, it can be hard to figure out how a truly three-legged animal would work – although that has not stopped science fiction writers from imagining them. Perhaps trilateral life has evolved on Enceladus or Alpha Centauri (or Mars!) and has as much difficulty thinking about two-limbed locomotion as we do thinking about three.This kind of thought experiment is useful for developing our ideas about evolution, Thomson said.“If we’re trying to understand evolution as a process we need to understand what it can and can’t do,” he said.Credit: J.B. GreeneAnd thus she morphs into a science fiction writer herself, imagining three-legged life on Enceladus. We know it exists on Mars, she thinks with a bang (!); perhaps she was just reading War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. But it’s ridiculous to think of life evolving on Alpha Centauri, a hot star.The common error to Haeckel’s myth in this article is Thomson’s backward look into some ancient, unobservable past to appear to make evolution explain observations in the present. Evolution is omnipotent to create wings, eyes and brains – exceptwhen it is impotent to get out of a bilateral rut.Some have called “thought experiment” an oxymoron. Let her show some data, OK? When someone says a thought experiment is “useful for developing our ideas about evolution,” always ask, “Useful to whom?” and “Useful for what?” Thomson finds it useful for loafing on the job, speculating out of thin air instead of doing the hard work of science. She finds it useful for understanding the Stuff Happens Law as a process that can produce opposite outcomes. She finds it useful for brainwashing students into evolutionary mythmaking. She ought to read about the other Thomson, William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, who had no tolerance for Darwinist storytellers.Haeckel’s recapitulation myth is one of those passing ideas that has intuitive appeal but is flat wrong. It even misled Darwin, who considered it one of the strongest arguments for his theory. I remember when a high school English teacher found out I was a creationist, and asked me some questions after class. One of them was, “How do you explain that a human embryo goes through a worm stage, a fish stage with gill slits, and a lizard stage?” She was echoing one of the popular “proofs” of evolution to try to stump me. I didn’t know much about this argument at the time, but looking back, I see it as another example of how people can be brainwashed by simplistic arguments. It’s sad. We must continue to undo the damage wrought by evolutionary propagandists. Learning the scientific arguments is important, but studying our Baloney Detector can provide helpful insurance against getting snookered. (Visited 306 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Haeckel’s myth that embryos relive their evolutionary past keeps reviving. Evolutionists need to give it up.last_img read more

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Talk 11 languages on your phone

first_imgA new mobile phone software, Amba-Afrika,will bridge language barriers in South Africa.(Image: Wilson) Thabo Olivier has worked tirelessly overeight years developing a groundbreakingmobile phone software.(Image: itnewsafrica)MEDIA CONTACTS• Thabo OlivierLingo Software+27 82 780 9733RELATED ARTICLES• Cheaper phone rates for SA• Infrastructure development in South Africa• Low-cost phones for AfricaBongani NkosiAt last, you won’t need to know even a single word of Tshivenda or isiXhosa in order to communicate with South Africans who don’t speak English.Thabo Olivier, a South African linguistics expert based in Bloemfontein in the Free State province, has developed a multilingual mobile phone application software to break the language barrier.The software program, named Amba-Afrika (“speak Africa” in Tshivenda), can translate any of South Africa’s 11 official languages into another. The program is also able to translate French, Portuguese, Arabic and KiSwahili, languages common in Africa.It has taken Olivier eight years to create Amba-Afrika, having come up with the idea in 2001. By 2004 he had developed Afrilingo, a computer version of the software, which is used in national parliament and business organisations.“The software has been installed at parliament, at legislatures and some municipalities,” Olivier said. “Various private sector companies have also acquired the application in their endeavour to not only promote multilingualism, but also promote cultural diversity amongst their employees and improve client-customer relations using multilingualism.“The need for mobility had … many clients asking for it to be deployed on a mobile handset.”It’s easy to useAmba-Afrika is fairly simple to operate as long as you know your way through your phone. Say you want to translate the phrase “I’m lost” to an isiZulu speaking person. You open the application on your mobile, much like you’d open your Facebook Bookmark, and type the phrase. After a few seconds a recording would say “ngilahlekile”, isiZulu for “I’m lost”, from your phone’s loudspeaker. The program is also able to construct sentences using the Ogden’s Basic English, a simplified English language with just 850 words developed by Charles Kay Ogden in 1930.“You can cross-reference from any language to any language,” Olivier said. “This allows the Zulu user to translate from Zulu to Tshivenda, for instance.“Once the translation is reflected on screen, the correct pronunciation is played by activating the play button.”The 300MB software has been developed on the Windows Mobile platform. Olivier is selling it through his entity Lingo Software from a cellular store in Bloemfontein using the Samsung C6625 as a downloading medium.“The application is in excess of 300MB and thus makes wireless download extremely difficult. We thus deploy the software by embedding it on the handset before the customer buys it,” said Olivier.The plan is to create a wide-ranging distribution platform. Olivier is currently negotiating to ensure that mobile phone users in South Africa would be able to access it from their network providers. Phones with GPRS, which is used for sending and receiving data, are able to download Amba-Afrika.“It will be available in South Africa before the World Cup. The handset supplier I am currently in negotiations with is a global player and they are in a position to take it across the globe.”The World Cup versionFor the Fifa World Cup, Olivier is currently developing a version of Amba-Afrika that will translate the languages of the 32 nations coming to South Africa in 2010. These include Serbian, Slovenian, Slovakian, Korean, German, Italian, Greek, Danish, Japanese and Spanish.“Would you feel safer going to a foreign country with the assurance that you can communicate in their language?” asked Olivier. “We as South Africans will also be able to capitalise on our world-famous friendliness by being able to greet our visitors in their language and communicating with them in theirs, and they in ours.”His vision is to design a version for every country in Africa in a bid to ensure that “we are able to preserve even the smallest of languages and give these an entry into the digital domain”.“The Zimbabwe version will include, for instance, all 18 local languages spoken in Zimbabwe, even Kunda, which is spoken by only 100 000 people.”Olivier, who speaks six languages fluently, believes that the future of information technology in Africa “lies in the mobile handset” and he has committed himself to doing more research into developing unique mobile solutions “that also cater to the linguistic needs of all those living in our continent”.He is working with various IT and linguistics companies in his venture, including the Cape Town-based internet development company Fusion Technologies.“I am blessed to have developed a linguistic software application through the use of IT. I have also been fortunate enough to work closely with some of the great linguistic experts in Africa though,” said Olivier.Olivier, who’s also a councillor of the African National Congress in the Mangaung Local Municipality, was named Top ICT Businessman in Africa at the ICT Achievers Awards in 2005 for creating Afrilingo.last_img read more

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Ohio Crop Progress: Scattered rains change things up

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Scattered rains helped some corn and soybean fields last week, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending August 18. Fields that received scattered rains last week were helped while fields not receiving any rain continued to suffer. Rainfall was sporadic and scattered even within counties with some areas of a county receiving an inch or more of rain while other areas in the same county received no precipitation. Overall, State level topsoil and subsoil conditions improved, though this improvement was not experienced evenly across Ohio. Crop conditions continued to deteriorate and remained in much poorer shape than 2018. Much of the corn in the State was pollinating or just past pollination and growers not receiving any precipitation, either naturally or through irrigation, were concerned about grain fill. The same concerns existed for soybeans as pod fill began in over half of Ohio fields. Growers continued to hope for a later than normal killing frost this fall. Conditions last week were generally favorable for fieldwork. Growers kept busy applying herbicides and fungicides, hauling manure, harvesting hay, tilling fields, and planting cover crops.Click here to read the full report.last_img read more

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5 Production Tips for High Frame Rate Videography

first_imgHere are five tips on how to get the most out of your high frame rate videography when shooting at 60 frames per second and higher.Cover image by REDPIXEL.PL.When diving into videography with your favorite digital camera — whether that’s a Canon DSLR or a mirrorless offering — you’ll have some decisions to make about the frame rate you’re going to record at. If you’re planning to eventually export your final projects at 24fps or 30fps (the former being your most cinematic choice), shooting at 60fps or higher offers some interesting possibilities for your project, but also a few workflow issues.Let’s explore the five things you need to know about shooting at 60fps or higher in your video projects.1. Know Your Pixel Drop-OffsImage by ponsulak.Camera technology is advancing at crazy rates. What once seemed unthinkable has now become the norm: ridiculously high-quality recording at high frame rates. Panasonic’s new GH5, for example, actually offers 4K recording at 60fps, while other comparable cameras offer high definition where they hadn’t before.So, when looking at your camera’s settings, check your pixel drop-offs. For example, here are your drop-offs for the Sony a7S II, which shows pixel recording sizes at different frame rates. If you’re going to record at 60fps (or in this case, up to 120fps), your drop-off is going to still be HD at 1920 x 1080p.3840 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (100 Mb/s XAVC S)3840 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (60 Mb/s XAVC S)1920 x 1080p at 100/120 fps (100 Mb/s XAVC S)1920 x 1080p at 100/120 fps (60 Mb/s XAVC S)1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (50 Mb/s XAVC S)1920 x 1080p at 50/59.94 fps (28 Mb/s AVCHD)1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps (24 Mb/s AVCHD)1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps (17 Mb/s AVCHD)1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25 fps (24 Mb/s AVCHD)1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25 fps (17 Mb/s AVCHD)1920 x 1080p at 50/60 fps (28 Mb/s MP4)1920 x 1080p at 25/29.97 fps (16 Mb/s MP4)1280 x 720p at 25/29.97 fps (6 Mb/s MP4) 2. Choose Your Optimal Frame Rate PerformanceImage by structuresxx.Once you know your drop-offs, you can decide what your optimal frame rate will be. If your goal is to get the necessary information for slow-motion footage, these higher frame rates will be your best option for limiting information loss. The Canon 5D Mark IV for example, offers 60fps recording at 1920 x 1080p, but if you push to 120fps, it can only record at 1280 x 720p. So you may want to stick to the higher-quality 60fps option.3. Understand Shutter SpeedsImage by Pepgooner.From there, if you’re recording with shuttered cameras, you’re going to need to understand and adjust your shutter speed to accommodate your higher-frame rate recording. As a rule of thumb, you’re going to want to keep your shutter speed at approximately double your frames per second. So, if you’re shooting at 30fps, you’ll want 1/60th of a second. If you’re shooting at 60fps, you’ll need 1/120th of a second.(Here’s a great resource on shutter speeds and how they work.)4. Converting to 24fpsBefore dropping your 60fps+ footage into Premiere Pro, you’ll need to decide what frame rate you’d eventually like to export at. If you’re looking for standard cinematic frames per second, creating a 24fps timeline will be your best bet. From there, you’ll be dropping in your higher fps footage, but just follow the prompts to keep the sequence settings as is (not changing to match).From there, you’ll notice that you can stretch your 60fps+ footage to create slow motion-looking footage. However, you can speed it up to normal rates, too, if you’re not looking for slow motion in every instance.5. Mixing Different Frame Rates in Premiere ProWorking with different fps files on the same timeline can get tricky, but as long as your sequence is set to your ideal export frame rate, you’ll be able to work with the different frame rates to get them to match. Try out both manually, changing the speed from the options as well as the rate stretch tool to fill gaps.For more high frame rate videography tips and tricks, check out some of these resources.A Beginner’s Guide to Frame RatesThe Surprisingly Fascinating World of Frame RatesYour Best Options for High Frame Rate Filmmaking5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Shooting Slow MotionHow to Achieve Perfect Slow-Motion Results in Postlast_img read more

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On Investing in Oneself

first_imgOne of the reasons people don’t invest in themselves is because they really don’t understand the enormous return on that investment.I was fortunate enough to attend Harvard Business School for my executive education. The very first class I took was given by Professor Max Bazerman. Bazerman is one of the world’s foremost authorities on negotiation, and the biggest companies in the world call him when they need help because the stakes are high. I won’t share with you what Professor Bazerman did in that first class, but simply watching him go through one exercise has literally been worth millions of dollars to me.It Costs Too MuchIf you spend the money on an education without looking for—and applying—the million dollar lessons you will perceive education as being expensive.But education is cheap. What is expensive is not investing in yourself, not finding the priceless ideas that you can apply over the course of your lifetime. What’s expensive is making unnecessary mistakes and losing opportunities because you weren’t educated to recognize either.It Costs Too LittleA book costs almost nothing. Because it costs so little, you may not realize the value of the book.The three Neil Rackham books I read in the late 1980’s have been worth hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue to me and my companies over my lifetime. But only because I read the books and worked diligently to apply them to my work in sales and sales management. All told these books might have cost me $75.The monetary cost of a book is next to nothing. Most people don’t recognize that the cost of the book doesn’t reflect the value of the contents. They don’t recognize it as an investment because it costs too little.Getting a Return on Your InvestmentThe return on the investments you make in yourself is exponential. To realize that return you have to make the investments of time, energy, and money. Then you have to work to apply what you learned to your business and life. There is no greater investment you can make, and nothing produces a greater return.last_img read more

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