Made my Sisters Dog a Montage

Had my sisters dog for the weekend and decided to make him a little montage. All dogs should have a montage.

Holidaying with the Sony RX10ii

I’m going to put together a review of the Sony RX10ii, but in the meantime here is a holiday video I made with it.

I may have gotten a little carried away with the SloMo. Also this video probably isn’t that much fun if you’re not one of my friends!

More generic footage coming soon! I haven’t upgraded my Vimeo account yet so i’d suggest going there to watch it in HD.


Sony RX10ii & Memory Cards – SDXC vs SDHC

Today I took delivery of my Sony RX10ii. If you haven’t heard about this camera it looks to be a great all rounder delivering 1080p slow motion up to 960fps in 2 second bursts. It also boasts continuous 100fps and shoots 4k 24p at 100M.


Unfortunately to use ALL of the above you need an SDXC memory card. When I purchased the camera I made the BIG mistake of buying it with a 32gb SDHC card which means you can only use it with the AVCHD codec at 50p.

So after a bit of googling (there was hardly anything on this) i’ve managed to get to the bottom of it. I think. It appears that SDHC cards up to 32gb only support the FAT32 file system which unfortunately only allows a max file size of 4gb. This is why AVCHD splits your files in to 4GB segments that you have to piece together in post.

The SDXC cards however support the more modern exFAT file system which allows much larger files to be stored. It doesn’t seem to matter whether you’re using a 90MB/S card or a Class I or II. It just has to be SDXC rather than SDHC. See a screen grab from the manual below to clarify.

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I’ve ordered the card below from Amazon as a result of my woes, it ticks all the boxes from the manual.

Transcend 64GB Ultimate SDXC UHS Ultra High Speed Class 3 Memory Card

So if you’re buying an RX10ii make sure you get the right card.

Save Mac Screenshots as JPEG’s

For ages I’ve been taking screencaps and they automatically save as .tiff files. Some apps/uploads don’t like .tiff files so I usually end up bringing them in to Photoshop and saving them for web which is a pain and way more time consuming than it needs to be.

So after some googling this is how I fixed it.

Open a terminal window by pressing the apple key and spacebar and typing ‘terminal’. Then paste the line below.

defaults write type jpg

Once you have done this, paste this line to make the changes take effect.

killall SystemUIServer

Now press Apple + Shift + 4 to grab a portion of the screen and watch it save as a jpeg!

You’re welcome :)


Late New Years Resolutions

Listen to more music. Maybe make some music.




Take more photos.

Any recommendations welcome.