How To and Review: Lightworks

Problems and solutions!

  • Multi Cam video out of sync (GoPro and phone video)
    • Convert using Handbrake to Constant frame rate
    • If you make proxies with variable frame rate and import your high quality video, the proxies will still be variable frame rate and wont edit correctly.
  • Constant loading of app, cursor turns to spinning wheel every other second when clicking through clips.
    • Right Click on clip>Media>Create Proxy
    • Click on
  • Switching camears in Multi-cam view not working
    • Switch to flexible layout, multi-cam functionality not possible in fixed layout
  • Move Lucy to a different spot
    • Move preference box to a location you want Lucy to be, right click Lucy and  drag to the place you want her, then let go and quickly click on the “save preferences” Button
  • Sync Multi-Cam video ( Make sure you have Constant Frame Rate on video first!)
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjpdVp11MsA
  • Cutting Clips
    • Place red cursor on video and press c or del, then right click and close gap, this doesn’t work on tracks with multiple video!
    • use in-point and out-point, place track where you want to make initial cut, then press “i” then take red cursor to last point and press “o” then press delete
  • Edit audio and adding keyframes
    • Hover over the audio track with your mouse and hold SHIFT. This will let you add keyframes to the audio in order to adjust the levels
  • Using Proxies (for lightning fast editing!)
    • Right click clip>Media>Make Proxies
    • Click on project title>Video>Playback Media Quality>Lowest available
    • https://www.lwks.com/index.php?option=com_kunena&func=view&catid=26&id=122511&Itemid=81

Review! Sunset Sunrise Alarm Clock (Instructions Included!)

I’ve been tempted to get one of these clocks for a while. Luckily I found one at my local thrift store for $3.50!! Without instructions it wasn’t too bad to setup, but understanding how it works was a nightmare without instructions. I thought it was a sunrise ONLY alarm clock, BUT the button under the FM radio is actually the sunset on/off button! I kept setting the sunset alarm as my wakeup alarm thinking that was setting the 0-100% brightness alarm, but what it was actually doing was going from 100%–>0% brightness as the time was reached. The sunrise alarm feature is controlled by the regular alarm (Bell icon).

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Review: Cheap Chinese USB Car Adapters (AD85063) (AVOID!!)

I thought I’d save some money and buy some cheap USB car adapters. I think it cost about $1 each. When they arrived I questioned whether they could actually out put 2.1A and 1A in simultaneously.  I opened one up and looked up the chip AD85063, did some searching and came across a similar post. The chip’s datasheet specifies that it can output 700MAh at 5v… This is nowhere close to the 2.1/1.1A specified… I quickly asked the seller for a refund, linking them to the datasheet, and they refunded me my money. Long story short, cheap comes at a cost.

 

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Review: Donating Plasma

Donating Plasma seems like a way to make easy money. The first five times you get $50 dollars, then it goes down to $25 or $35 depending on how much you weigh and how much plasma they can get out of you. Employees in the front desk are often undergraduate students who are pre-med, have in interest in medical field or want to make money. There are also like 3-4 nurses present as well as phlebotomist’s. From my conversations the younger adults working there (20’s/30’s), are there for the money, are there while they pay for school, or in the process of applying to schools. Overall the staff was very friendly and fun to talk to.

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