@Vetterli: Anakin isn't "gone," he's become one with the Force and is now still around as a blue glowie.... ;-)
...waaait a second... I take back some of what I said before. Luke says, "My father HAS it..." so it must from Jedi, right?
@ryanimates: I don't think it is, personally. It doesn't have that old feel of VOs from decades past, and feels more like it was recorded just for the trailer. It's also worth noting that "You have that power too" was at the start of the sentence in Jedi, rather than at the end in this Awakens trailer.
I'd have to go back and re-watch the scene in Jedi where Luke tells Leia that she's his sister in order to be sure if it was actually taken directly from Jedi. But what I do know is that it isn't a VO recorded from the trailer, because there's a tiny bit of noise/room tone in the recording which could mean that it's from a scene from the new film (and therefore a reference to Jedi) or that it in fact was sampled from Jedi.
I think it sounds a bit different from how I remember it sounding in Jedi, but this trailer is quite compressed (audio-wise) so it could simply be that...
But FUCK YEAH!!! STAR WARS!
How do you think it will function at a live event or setting with more ambient noise?
My guess is that if you use the onboard XY stereo mics and make sure to adjust them to point at the souce you want to record you'll get surprisingly good results. I have a Sony PCM-D50 handheld recorder that I use for foley and field recordings for movies and I was blown away at how easy it is and how well it works to simply adjust the XY mics in order to record things in noisy or windy settings. Of course, the mics will have to be pretty close to the source, but it's still really impressive. Also, it looks like the steel cage around the onboard mics allows you to put a mic windscreen over the mics.
To begin with I thought the mics were stationary at the back of the camera, but after seeing the photos in a larger format it looks like you're able to flip the microphone section up over the camera to get the onboard mics to point in the direction of what you're pointing the camera at.
@Cacar: That's just silly...
Looks like you guys are in the lead :)
I also prefer tea over coffee and really like my Zojirushi travel mug.
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Ey, thanks for that! Gonna order the older model tonight then :)
It's about time I switch out my crappy Starbucks coffee mug. The lid flies off if you look at and my coffee is room temperature about 40 minutes. I'm gonna go order a Zojirushi mug straight away.
This is the one @willsmith has, right?
Those are super awesome! Great video, guys :)
Jamie really excels at making things which look terrifying.
Haha, yeah, totally. I love watching his deadly inventions in action
@Vetterli: I have this "Action Fleet" Y-Wing too. As a collector of these, I would like to know what other three (as he did four) he sculpted as well.
Yes, I know this is two years old but I just found the site. Take pity on a pour Canadian...
@Vetterli: cheers, I was going to do more but I haven't had the time.
@Vetterli: "I will not set off cherry bombs in the shop" -- it's a chunk of the blackboard from the Mythbusters Simpsons episode, when they did the blackboard gag. There's a quick shot of Adam doing his punishment, Al Jean in overalls sweeping up cherry bombs, and Jamie looking, as usual (and correctly), like he owns the place. This is of course before they relocate to the bomb range.
@Vetterli: like a blink-to-click type situation? that would be cool, and sounds like it could be pretty accurate.
@Vetterli: like a blink to click type situation? that would be cool, and sounds like it could be pretty accurate.
@Vetterli: No. Adam's on tour now, and by the time he's back, it will be pretty old.
This is my Ghostbusters Proton pack, PKE Meter and ghost trap from when I was a kid, So glad I kept hold of them.
MAN! I had that as well. Wish I had kept it :(
Hot damn I'm getting some powerful childhood flashbacks right now.
@Vetterli: I imagine it's something like this:
You guys should put that incognito logo thing on t-shirts.
I'd buy it!
Ditto (or at least put credit towards it).
For those of us that can't be there, it wold be really nice if you guys could film this. Or even just a small part of it.. 😉
@Vetterli: That's what I was thinking. I think she manages her microphone proximity very well.
Christ, I want this so bad. Fanboy crap aside, this actually seems really useful to me. I'm in school, so when I go to class I'm carrying my tablet or laptop, at least one large notebook if not two, this last term I needed a physical textbook for one class because it was newly published, and then calculators, pencils, etc random school shit. Being able to condense down the heaviest stuff I carry into one thing is EXTREMELY enticing.
I also came to the same conclusion as Norm; the middle spec'ed core i5 plus a type cover is the way to go. That's a fuck ton of money to be spending, regardless of me being a student. But I don't think they're overpriced. I paid close to $1000 (on sale) for my Thinkpad T420, and it's twice the size and doesn't have nearly as nice of a screen.
As Panos said, this definitely seems like the product they've been building up to when Surface was first introduced. I just wish I was actually in need of a new computer at the moment.
@Vetterli: That was only the first iteration. Within the last year Surface was only a minor loss (like $30M I think?), so it's bound to be profitable within the next year or two.
@norman Could we get this thrown into the forum please?
@Vetterli: I saw that, but I was actually hoping to get a vacuum sealer at some point to also use for packaging things for my freezer.
@Vetterli Thank you! You have made my day ^_^
@Vetterli @RichardNixon Ha, good eye! I've been working a bit with the good crew down in the BermanBraun south offices who have been more than happy to help out on shoots when I'm unavailable (production, and post). They have lots of fun equipment down there; I think it's nice to get a different look every now and then.
This video should have been 10 times longer :)
I think everyone wishes that it ran longer...
@Vetterli: "Forced" ?, forced might not be the best way to describe it, you made a choice, and it wasn't a bad one per say, but still a choice :D
I threw off the yoke of a the 360 a few years ago, I bought the slim, or well traded in my last red ringed original version (27 altogether over the life of the console from beginning to end) when it died and the warranty covered it being replaced. The slim was good but I just never used it and I started gaming on pc again because it was so much cheaper and there was nothing on the console I felt compelled to get that I couldn't get cheaper on a pc. Plus pc games just looked so much prettier :D
Nothing wrong with the 360 or wanting the new STEAM gaming rigs, I think its neat that they are doing this for sure and I hope it works out and brings more people into the pc platform when they see the graphical and performance upgrade that having a pc offers. But either platform is fine really but for me having everything in one box makes more sense so having a console and a pc just seems like too much stuff and Im rambling now cuz I havent eaten anything tonight and my blood sugar is low haha.
@Vetterli: yes, im sure it looked like parallel parking to me!!
maybe everyone dose it differently.... :-/
@Vetterli: I think he meant that they didn't try parking by simply backing into the space, so that your car faces the street, like Will mentioned in the start of the video.
Uuuuuh! Interesting! I've only just started watching this video, but do you think this would work as a podcast as well? :)
I second that. Seeing that both Still untitled and This is only a test are distributed that way, this should be a no-brainer.
@Vetterli: My roommate has those. They're too tight for my head, so I ended up getting the Sennheiser HD448 for about the same price. Another good option in anyone wants ~100 dollar headphones.