And before the final episode (470) is even online, the entire season is available via BitTorrent!
This week Shelly and I look at a cool tool that converts your words into colors in a unique and creative way, a rugged USB cable that is Shelly-proof, and we'll also use a Linux terminal command to convert raw photos into more "mom and pop-friendly" JPG images, allowing us to shoot our photos in raw format but still use and share them as normal.
This week I setup the 360 VR video rig again, and determined what I did wrong last week. Turns out when I mounted the camera into the holster, the mount bracket was touching the power button. So while I knew I had started the camera, after several seconds it had silently powered itself off. Not this week! I modded the mounting bracket with a drill to ensure the button was no longer being pressed. The rig looks super cool and shoots some beautiful video. Because we're using two 220° 4K cameras, our source video is essentially 360° at nearly 8K. 360 video is notoriously low quality due to the way it works, but having such high res source material means we'll be able to share a pretty good looking 360 video next week.
For our Patrons, I pressed record, and since I fixed the power button issue, it actually recorded this week. So you'll be able to see some of this episode in 360 video once it's finished rendering in Blender. It takes several days.
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