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Mavic 2

Mavic 2: Brand new Drones!

DJI Mavic vs DJI Mavic 2 Pro

Made in Sweden, Hasselblad cameras are renowned for their iconic ergonomic design, uncompromising image quality, and Swedish craftsmanship. Since 1941, Hasselblad cameras have captured some of the world’s most iconic images – including the first moon landing.

Posted by How To Kill an Hour on Tuesday, 23 April 2019

 

Mavic 2 Pro

Made in Sweden, Hasselblad cameras are renowned for their iconic ergonomic design, uncompromising image quality, and Swedish craftsmanship. Since 1941, Hasselblad cameras have captured some of the world’s most iconic images – including the first moon landing.

Co-engineered in partnership with Hasselblad after two years of tireless research, the Mavic 2 Pro comes equipped with the all-new Hasselblad L1D-20c camera. The L1D-20c possesses Hasselblad’s unique Hasselblad Natural Colour Solution (HNCS) technology, helping users to capture gorgeous 20-megapixel aerial shots in stunning color detail.

1-inch CMOS Sensor

The brand new 1-inch CMOS sensor has an active sensing area four times more effective than the original Mavic Pro. The large sensor also means better performance in low-light environments with a more extensive ISO range, max ISO lifted from 3200 to 12800.

10-bit Dlog-M Color Profile

The Mavic 2 Pro supports a 10-bit Dlog-M color profile that yields higher dynamic range for more flexibility in the grading room. The system records over 1 billion colors (compared to the 16 million colors from traditional 8-bit color coding technologies) and retains more in-depth details in both highlights and shadows. Now you can capture the subtlest gradations at sunset or sunrise, leaving greater space for post-production.

HDR Video

With 4K 10-bit HDR support, the Mavic 2 Pro can be plugged into a 4K TV with HLG and will immediately play back footage with the right color tones. The brighter highlights and increased contrast are what make HDR video so appealing.

Adjustable Aperture

The f/2.8-f/11 adjustable aperture delivers outstanding image quality both in high and low-light environments. When shooting in low light, set the aperture to f/2.8 to allow more light in and to capture bright and clear photos. When shooting in well-lit environments, set the aperture to f/11 to lower the shutter speed and make your videos smoother.

Mavic 2 Zoom

Powered by a 1/2.3-inch 12-megapixel sensor with up to 4x zoom, including a 2x optical zoom (24–48 mm), 4 the Mavic 2 Zoom is all about dynamic perspectives. Capture everything from wide angle to mid-range shots for even more creative options.

More Expressive Mid-Range Shots

Compared to a 24mm wide angle lens, the 48mm telephoto lens compresses your perspective, enhancing the parallax effect for a classic cinematic look. 4 Now a whole new world of aerial photography is open to explore with even more epic, cinematic shots.

A Worry-Free Way to Find a View

When shooting Full HD video, 4x lossless zoom (including 2x optical zoom) gives you a closer view of faraway subjects, making unique scenes more accessible to capture at a distance. This option also helps you maintain a safer distance from buildings, vehicles, animals, and people.

Quick and Accurate Focus

Hybrid autofocus on the Mavic 2 Zoom combines phase and contrast detection for higher focus accuracy with an increased focus speed of up to 40% more than before. The autofocus tracking system makes subjects appear clear and sharp when zooming in and out.

Zoom During Flight

Dolly Zoom is a new QuickShot for the Mavic 2 Zoom, offering an otherworldly perspective in a fully-integrated drone. Dolly Zoom automatically adjusts focus when flying, adding an intense, warping visual effect to your video. When flying manually, you can also set proper focus speed values for even more creative shot options.

Super Resolution Photos

The Mavic 2 Zoom also has a brand new Super Resolution feature. An asset when capturing the vivid details your landscape photography deserves. When taking a picture with a 24 mm equivalent field-of-view, 4the camera will capture and patch nine photos with its telephoto lens, resulting in a 48-megapixel super resolution photo. Compared to ordinary panoramas, the super resolution photos retain the original look of the shooting targets with a more accurate composition.

(DJI)

There is so much more information on DJI’s website! It details all about the cool things that the new DJI Mavic 2 can do! Such as  Active Tracking 2.0 which includes: High speed tracking, trajectory prediction, precise recognition and obstacle sensing. Lowlight improvements, hyperlapse capabilities and longer and quiet flight time. However to get the low down on what these super cool Mavic 2 drones can do head on over to their website here.

 

 

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SwipeDelete

Swipe Delete – The Music Video!

Houseology’s Swipe Delete has been out for a little while and we are all loving it! However, there is now an incredible music video to go along with it as well. We think that this is a wonderful piece of work from both our own Funk Butcher and Swiss from So Solid Crew. While the video is a bit of fun and they’re all dressed up to portray an older generation. The song quite rightly begs the question. Are we addicted to social media?

What is Swipe Delete?

It’s brand new dance track from Funk Butcher and Swiss that is blowing up on the socials! Not only that it has got a lot of mainstream love! Including BBC Radio 1’s DJ Target playing the dance track on his show recently.  Furthermore to that, Kiss Fm DJ Majestic has given some love to Funk and Swiss’s Swipe Delete stating that he feels as though it will be a HUGE Summer anthem. Consequently that it will be an instant hit amongst audiences:

Swipe Delete majestic

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Listen to Swipe Delete in full here: Apple Music / Spotify

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Rage 2 Wasteland Superhero

Rage 2: Wasteland Superhero

 

Rage 2 is a crazy game and a lot of fun too! It’s set in a post-apocalyptic world, you’re in control of the character Walker. However Walker isn’t just anybody normal. He’s a Wasteland Superhero!

You’re able to wreak havoc on General Cross and his army of mutant soldiers. What with? We hear you ask! So, to do so, take hold of an arsenal of powerful weapons and high tech nontrite abilities to help you along the way. Furthermore you’re even able to combine lethal toys together, culminating in crazy combos to absolutely destroy anyone in your way. The Authority just won’t stand a chance. Bring the demolition. Bring superhero justice to the wasteland. You’re own way.

To see more of the powerful weaponry and ability combos check out the video above!

There’s a bunch more information on Rage 2’s abilities, powers and combinations, on Bethesda’s website here!

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DJI Osmo Pocket

DJI Osmo Pocket

The DJI Osmo pocket is an upgrade to the previous DJI Osmo as you can see the difference between the two products is absolutely incredible! It is such a small device, designed to be as convenient to you as your wallet, easy to remove from your pocket to quickly capture precious moments. But even though it is a much much MUCH smaller device, the video quality is absolutely incredible!

The DJI Osmo Pocket is the smallest 3-axis stabilized camera that DJI have ever designed. Focused on the capturing of life’s precious moments at a moments notice. In just seconds you can share the most important aspects of your life anytime. In real time the Osmo pocket can precisely adjust to your movements and make for some silky smooth movie like recordings.

The camera quality is not to be argued against either. The Osmo pocket shoots with a 1/2.3-inch sensor, 80° FOV, and f/2.0 aperture. It can also shoot 4K/60fps video at 100 Mbps, slow motion video at 1080p/120fps 4x, and photos at 12 MP! Absolutely mind blowing when you see just how SMALL this device is! The Osmo has intelligent functions like ActiveTrack, Motionlapse, and 3×3 Panorama, Osmo Pocket unleashes your creativity with impressive effects that are impossible with smartphones.

DJI Osmo Pockets companion: DJI Mimo

DJI Mimo’s Story Mode is the companion app that lets you shoot edit and even share all that you create with the DJI Osmo Pocket. It is designed to help create professional quality video, no matter where you are! Taking advantage of preset shooting patterns and camera motions that are built right into the app! My Story also lets you add templates, filters, music and even watermark stickers!

You can even take some incredible photos with the DJI Osmo Pocket. Pro mode lets you manually adjust a ton of camera parameters. Such as exposure, ISO and even shutter speed. Something that is brought from the big boy DSLR’s is also available on the tiny Osmo Pocket. You can even shoot RAW/D-Cinelike Videos.

Accessories

There’s a ton of accessories available for the Osmo Pocket allowing you a ton more creativity:

Controller Wheel: Dial a precise pan and tilt

ND Filter Set: Enabling more control of camera settings in any lighting condition.

Accessory Mount: Provides compatibility with a wide range of sports camera accessories to use Osmo Pocket for sports and action-based scenarios.

Smartphone Adapter: The Smartphone Adapter (Lightning, USB-C) allows you to connect your smartphone to the Osmo Pocket and use DJI Mimo App to experience more

(DJI)

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Star Wars in Numbers

Episode 317 Whiskey With Alexa Ft. Glassmates

Anthem First Impressions

Anthem – Impressions

Anthem is EA’s brand new game that really surprised everyone during E3 2017. It’s a brand new game, a brand new franchise in a completely new universe. Anthem is a futuristic open-world RPG that we were very excited about and for good reason! Well, we’ve given it a go and one thing we can tell you is that it is incredible. Furthermore, it is even better with friends, it’s a wonderful co-op game.

Anthem is an online only, multiplayer, open world,  third person RPG game that’s being developed by BioWare Edmonton and published by EA. This game is HUGE and it’s just been released and many gamers are getting to grips with it. While, the game is being compared to Destiny where the game is constantly being updated. (Gameplay bugs, graphical enhancements, small gameplay updates etc etc)

While this game is already huge and there’s plenty to do. There’s gonna be so much more. As EA are calling Anthem an ‘Evolving World’. While game can be played single player, you can add teammates. As it is designed to be played with friends as it’s billed as a co-op game. Consequently, you and your friends take take on a role of a Freelancer in a group of up to 4 bold and courageous people who leave their civilisation to explore a dangerous yet beautiful landscape.

Events

Destructoid are reporting that EA and Bioware have a “roadmap” for upcoming updates and content drops. Act One is taking place right now and will conclude at the end of May. While, February will have three free events: Outlaw Outrage, There Be Giants and Shaper Surge. Yet, March will see Cortex Locked plus a bunch of new missions. April is said to add a new “Stronghold” and “Social Play modes. Furthermore May is said to add a major event called Cataclysm

(Destructoid)

Check out our play through to see what it’s really like! First of all, Part 1 is above, while part 2 is below.

 

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Episode 316 Rick Edwards

VR Headset

5 Exciting New Gaming Trends

If you need tangible proof of the advancement of technology, the gaming world is the place to go. When you think about how far gaming has come in the last few decades, it’s remarkable. From slow black and white screens to intense real-time gaming, the industry has made leaps and bounds. However, it’s not planning on stopping anytime soon. So, if you want to know what you can expect from the gaming world in the next few years, take a look below.

VR Headset

Virtual Reality

 

Virtual reality isn’t a new concept in the gaming world, but there is room for so much more than there is right now. 3D has been around longer than many people know. The reason that it wasn’t as mainstream as it is now is because it wasn’t affordable. Like the majority of innovative technology, the wealthy are the ones who get to experience it first. However, VR headsets are about to change the gaming world forever. For example, Oculus Rift, created by Palmer Luckey, has a huge field view, quicker response than other headsets and immersive 3D technology.

 

Secondary Screens

 

For years, gamers have been complaining about not being able to do two things at once while playing certain games. This is especially true for action games where time is precious and the last thing you want to do is pause the game to access another screen. The introduction of secondary screens, like Wii U and Xbox SmartGlass. If you are going to use an additional screen, you’ll need a quality HD one the LG 27UK850 Monitor. Being able to access maps or menus from one screen and continue to play on another will make gaming that more exciting.

PS4 Controller

 

Cheap Gaming

 

One of the downsides to gaming is that it can be expensive to kit yourself out with everything you need to get the full experience of games on the market right now. That’s why so many people are playing games on their phones. You can expect to see a rise in android powered game consoles where people can get their hands on cheap and free games with a 1080p gaming experience. The industry will no longer rely on big corporations to create expensive games.

 

Augmented Reality

 

Augmented reality has just as many possibilities as virtual reality. When using augmented reality, a gamer’s reality is altered to provide them with a new experience each time. For instance, games like DroidShooting can be played on phones. The game takes your surroundings and you have to shoot at the droids that appear within those surroundings. You’ll see your own reality on your phone but the game will add to it to create an experience.

Cloud Gaming

 

If you thought the Cloud didn’t have its finger in this pie too, you’d be wrong. The future of gaming will be more accessible, like music and movies, to those who want to game at the click of a button. All it will take is a device and an internet connection to play a selection of different games online.

 

Gaming is constantly changing, but always for the better.

 

Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus is OUT NOW and we think that it is absolutely incredible. Not only is it beautiful but the story is said to be one of the most interesting and immersive gaming experiences out there right now. We will definitely come back to you with a full look at Metro Exodus in the future. But in the mean time, we’re on board. This game has no competitive multiplayer, it has no co-op but what it does have is a vivid story which will keep you entertained for hours. It looks like a movie, what more could you want?!

Five years on from the previous Metro game (Metro: Last Light) you control Arytom and a band of Spartan Rangers. WHo have fled the Moscow Metro and embark on an incredible continent spanning epic journey. Not just any journey either, it’s across a post apocalyptic Russia.

The story is inspired by novels of Dmitry Glukhovsky. Metro Exodus’ storyline is a huge expansive single player experience that blends an incredible narrative. With high octane impact combat, exploration, survival and stealth. Therefore creating one wonderfully atmospheric, immersive world. We haven’t been this excited for a single player experience since Red Dead Redemption II! 

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