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.

A quick RAW fix for Adobe Lightroom and the Panasonic LX100 in OS X

19/11/14
UPDATE: Adobe just released an update for Lightroom with full LX100 support so this post is obsolete! Get the latest version through your Creative Cloud app.
It may still be useful if you can't update.

So the Panasonic Lumix LX100 doesn’t have any Adobe Lightroom support yet. Fortunately there is a workaround though that I spotted on the EOSHD Forums.

Basically you change the EXIF data to trick Lightroom in to thinking you have a Panasonic GX7 which is supported and has the same sensor as the LX100.

First you need to download and install EXIFTOOL from this link, it may seem a little scary but is fine!

Then pull up ‘Terminal’ from the Utilities folder (or spotlight search it).

Browse to your folder containing your RAW LX100 files by using the cd command:

cd your/folder/path/to

Once in the folder type:

exiftool -model=”DMC-GX7″ *.RW2

After a few seconds, they should all be compatible with Lightroom 5.

Any questions, let me know in the comments below.

Junction Works, Digbeth, Birmingham

Close to where I work in Digbeth, there is a building called Junction Works. It sits on the Grand Union Canal just off Fazeley St. It looks like an old industrial building, however i’m not sure what it was ever used for.

As long as I’ve known it, it’s always been empty.  I know there used to be a boxing club there at one point. The front of the building has recently been half heartedly renovated. It’s got a brand new roof on it, and in the second room there is a beautifully renovated double glazed glass roof that lets natural light pour in.

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