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Why 4K? The Top 3 Reasons Why You Need To Ditch That Old Camera

Why 4K? The Top 3 Reasons Why You Need To Ditch That Old Camera

4K is the latest buzzword in the world of technology, and if you haven’t yet heard it yourself, then you are in for a treat. 4K, which is essentially an ultra high definition video technology, is the next step in video and photography and is the technology that has changed the way movies are made and photographs are taken.

Today, hundreds of professional filmmakers and amateur photographers are making the switch to 4K cameras, bidding adieu to their old and outdated ones. Why? Because 4K offers four times the resolution of a traditional Full HD camera.

Moreover, cameras like the Sony FDR-AX1, Canon EOS-1D and the Panasonic Lumix GH4 4K are changing the dynamics of film making and photography by offering superior slow motion and high-speed video capturing features never before seen.

Still need reasons to switch? We will give you the 3 top reasons why you need to ditch that old camera right now and step into the next phase of professional photography evolution.

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1. Picture quality with lifelike textures

Shoot a video with your old camera and then compare it to one that has been shot with a 4K device. Traditional video cameras lack the spunk of modern age next-gen 4K technology.

4K Cameras feature dedicated image processors with quad-core CPU’s to ensure high speed image signal processing, giving you lifelike textures, as they were meant to be. Interestingly, many emerging photographers and videographers are already experimenting with ultra high definition video setup, which explains the game changing aspects that 4k has to offer.

So if you are still stuck with your traditional point-and-shoot camera, you might want to get acquainted with what your contemporaries are doing with eight times the number of pixels, using their 4K devices.

2. Professional quality video production designed to inspire

Cameras like the Panasonic Lumix GH4 feature an ultra-high bitrate video recording feature up to 200 Mbps without any duration limit, so you can shoot more.

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And since a 4K Camera offers resolutions of up to 4096×2160, it means that you are able to capture more details per frame and can also retain a lot of that detail even when you decide to output it to a DVD or Blu Ray.

3. Expandability and flexibility

4K cameras offer much more in terms of expandability and flexibility. With features like Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC offering in-camera RAW development capabilities, professional filmmakers would find themselves more empowered to shoot scenes the way they intended.

Plus, features like a stereo camera microphone, external grip and external flash give you the option to expand your options even further.

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    4K technology is taking the world by storm and any aspiring or professional filmmaker should definitely make the switch to 4K to reap the benefits of what modern technology has to offer. Especially as their prices drop due to ongoing rivalry between top companies to capture the space and fill the vacuum with more sophisticated product lineups.

    The future is definitely headed the 4K way. And here are some of the best photography cheat sheets that could absolutely be rocked by 4K as well.

    Today, a higher number of filmmakers and photographers are using 4k cameras as their primary equipment compared to five years back and the results are just astounding.

    A quick look up on YouTube and you can see the hundreds of videos that have been shot using 4K cameras; videos that are nothing like we are used to seeing.

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    Images which are vivid with even the minutest details popping up.

    Not only would it be worth the investment, but your shots will be the vivid way you intended them to be. 4K is already inspiring the next generation of filmmakers to push the boundaries and it only makes sense that you too embrace the technology that’s taken the world by storm.

    So if you are still using your old video camera to shoot home movies, it would be better that you invest in a 4K camera to move up to the next level in film making.

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    Last Updated on February 15, 2019

    7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

    7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

    Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

    Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

    Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

    So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

    Joe’s Goals

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      Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

      Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

      Daytum

        Daytum

        is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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        Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

        Excel or Numbers

          If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

          What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

          Evernote

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            I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

            Evernote is free with a premium version available.

            Access or Bento

              If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

              Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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              You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

              Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

              All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

              Conclusion

              I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

              What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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