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Post by Finis » 24 Mar 2017, 01:21

Thanks Steinie. I try to hike on my Birthday and an Inferno Hike on the hottest day each year and whenever I can. Info in Reporting Back.
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Post by Finis » 24 May 2017, 17:31

This weekend the hang gliding people come from all over to leap off of the mountain. I'll go up to the launch and make videos, watch, and drive their trucks down. Hopefully the road has not been maintained so there will be 4 wheel drive fun. Trying to get Friday's work done today and tomorrow to have Fri-Sun off.
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Post by Finis » 31 May 2017, 03:17

Learning Blender video editor.

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Post by v3rd3 » 31 May 2017, 03:41

If you want to look at other editors you might consider:

Lightworks.... free version leading to a "pro" version... the free version is open source. The web site does a good job of blowing their horn.... high end for sure https://www.lwks.com/

Wax is freeware that has been around a long time and it has a surprising amount of capability ... http://www.debugmode.com/wax/

Hitfilm Express is a powerful tool and quite popular these days.... https://hitfilm.com/express

Davinci Resolve has a free version now with very powerful audio capability included ... https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/ca/pro ... nciresolve

VSDC is another contender ... check it out here ... http://www.videosoftdev.com/free-video-editor

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Post by Finis » 01 Jun 2017, 12:52

Thanks V3rd3. I'll try Blender first since I'm switching to it as my main CG thing. Watching these tutorials. (link)
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Post by Draise » 01 Jun 2017, 19:41

Have you tried out Tiles Bforartists? Highly recommend it, so much easier to use than Blender in itself, less chaotic - yet still the same as Blender.

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Post by Finis » 18 Jun 2017, 00:52

@V3rd3 Thanks. I'll try Hit Film.

@Draise Bforartists looks good. I wish Tiles success. I'll stay with the regular Blender interface though.

Inferno Hike on Friday. Envious of the folks in Phoenix. Also, I should harvest yucca seeds for Steinie this summer.
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Post by spacekdet » 17 Aug 2017, 00:10

Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio on Saturday, camp overnight nearby, then move into the eclipse path/zone of totality on Sunday, hopefully just ahead of the rest of the crowd. No particular place to go, may end up in southern Illinois, or western Kentucky by Monday. Hoping the weather cooperates, which is one reason I didn't secure lodging or commit to a specific place. May end up sleeping IN THE VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER. :ugeek:

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Post by Finis » 27 Aug 2017, 01:22

Gotta check your site and reporting back thread Spacekdet. Hopefully blogging about your trip and the eclipse.

Exhausted. Too much work. This year's monsoon season keeps going. I plan to stay awake long enough to do some paperwork.
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Post by Finis » 30 Aug 2017, 03:28

Steinie, I found that September and October are the times to harvest soap tree yucca seeds. So you might finally get your seeds. The flower stalks make good walking sticks. This kind don't make dangerous spikes. I don't know their limits for cold but the record low here of -14F didn't bother them. Out in the desert but not in town some leaves are eaten at the 4 to 5 foot level. I suspect deer or the elusive animal I still haven't got photos of.

How is your agave (century plant) doing?
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