Category : Blog

Blog

I haven’t updated this blog for a long time.
I don’t know what I want to do with it.

Busy

2012 has been very exciting already.
At the moment too many things are happening for me to be able to update this website.
I wonder how things will unfold and am trying to follow the flow.
That’s life!

42!

On Jult 8th, I’ll turn 42!

Failing Equipment!

In the last post I wrote I was really happy to have my HTC HD2 back. The screen was replaced because it was shattered due to it falling on a sidewalk. At the moment I’m not that happy anymore. After reinstalling the phone, the first thing I noticed was that GPS reception was down quite a bit. Later I discovered a vertical yellow line on the left side of the screen. It’s clearly visible it this picture. Due to me being visual impaired and the fact that I’m using a black theme on my phone, I must have missed it before. The general reception seems to be down as well, ’cause I’m getting ‘G’ in a lot of places where I used to get ‘H’, which is two steps down, as ‘3G’ is in between ‘G’ and ‘H’. I wonder what’s gonna happen next. I haven’t heard anything yet.

Last week I also got my Canon EOS 5D Mark II back.
The AF system, which hasn’t been working well from the start, had been fixed. It’s a huge difference. The camera is responding in a way that’s new to me.
I was really happy. Until later that is. When I was filming in a photo studio later that day, I discovered a few hot pixels that are really visible in the videos. A bright red on is clearly visible in this picture I took with my phone. After using Dead/Hot Pixel Tester, I found that there are many hot pixels. I found 29 hot pixels in lower ISO shots and 79 in high ISO shots. I notified Canon about it, but haven’t heard back yet.

I wonder how these issues will be resolved. I won’t be sending in either my phone or my camera soon though because of the upcoming holidays in which I need both of them. The whole situation sucks though.

Update!

I haven’t been able to blog recently, so here’s a quick update on what’s been happening.


HTC HD2:

Well, my HTC HD2 is back and reinstalled.
I really missed my phone.
There seems to be something wrong with GPS reception though. Hope that’ll be sorted out soon.


Canon 5D Mark II:

I’m still waiting to hear when my Canon 5D Mark II can be picked up at Canon head quarters.
A problem was found that has to do with the Auto Focus System.
Ever since I bought the camera I was very disappointed in the AF System. I thought it was just performing poorly.  I didn’t know there actually was something wrong with it. The problem was hard to find.
The issue should be fixed, so I’m waiting anxiously to hear from Canon, ’cause I miss the camera so much.


Health:

Health wise I’m not doing very well.
The situation is fluctuating very much and I also had a cold that kept coming back.
I’m in a lot of pain and most of the time painkillers don’t work.


Work:

The video I shot together with my friend Douwe was well received by the client.
I did some extra voice over work for the same client. Was fun and well received as well.
I’ve also created some audio imaging for a private Internet radio station. That was also fun to do.

I love working with audio and video and I so hope there will be more projects in the near future.

That’s it for now.
Until next time.