Arcata downs Fortuna, now 11-0

first_imgThe Arcata High baseball team is off to its best start in more than a quarter-century after downing Fortuna 9-1 in a game which was called after six innings due to a lack of light, Tuesday evening at Fortuna High“This is our best start in my 25 years of coaching,” Arcata head coach Troy Ghisetti said. “I’ve never been 11-0. But our kids just have to stay focused. Wins and losses come and go.”Merick Sears started at pitcher for Arcata and went five-and-two-thirds innings with 10 strikeouts, …last_img read more

Using 23.98 NTSC On The LUMIX GH5S in A PAL Region

first_imgAre you traveling? Can you use the GH5S’s NTSC for 23.98fps? What about flickering lights? We’ve got answers for all these questions.With the recent release of the successor to the GH5, the GH5s, questions that surrounded the GH5’s release are relevant again:“I live in Europe. Can I use NTSC for 23.98fps?”“Can I swap to NTSC for 23.98, or will I get flickering lights?”Well, let’s find out.In the setup menu on the GH5 (or GH5s), you’ll find three System Frequency settings:PALNTSCCINEMAEach setting overhauls the camera with different recording capabilities, depending on what frequency you select. For example, NTSC (59.94Hz) will provide you with 23.98, 30fps (29.97), and 60fps (59.97). PAL (50.00Hz) will allow you to record at 25fps and 50fps, and CINEMA (24.00Hz) will open up the 24fps option.Side note: using the NTSC system frequency on the GH5 will also allow you to use the C4k (4096 x 2160) resolution, while the highest resolution available in PAL is only 3840 x 2160. On the Gh5s, you can shoot in C4k across all frequencies. Given that 23.98fps and 24fps are the most popular frame rates that (narrative) filmmakers like to use, the question is Can those who live in a PAL region switch the NTSC system frequency to use 23.98? As you may know, in a PAL region, the frequency of the alternating current running through electrical mains is 50Hz, and that can cause a strobing effect when shooting under artificial light with the wrong settings. Flickering Lightbroadcasting systems and AC frequency is a lengthy topic to cover. (The NTSC Wikipedia page has enough content to fill a 30-minute bus ride.) Therefore, to stay focused on the questions from GH5 users in PAL regions, we’re only going to skim the surface of the topic to contextualize it.NTSC is an acronym for National Television Standards Committee, which was the video and broadcast standard for the majority of North and South America, and also parts of Asia.PAL stands for Phase Alternating Line, which is the color encoding system used by the vast majority of broadcast and DVD players in Europe, Asia, Australasia, and a good percentage of Africa.NTSC displays at 30 frames per second.PAL displays at 25 frames per second.A lot of this information may appear dated, and that’s because, in essence, it is. Toward the end of 2010, many countries around the globe switched from analog terrestrial television to digital terrestrial TV, and with the adoption of HDTVs, the PAL vs. NTSC broadcasting fight has been somewhat silenced. Most modern TVs can adapt to different frame rates on the fly, and the need for transcoded media isn’t as high.The reason why these broadcast systems were established in the first place is because of the alternating current for the given countries. In PAL regions, the AC supply has a frequency of 50hz, while in NTSC territory, the frequency is 60hz.50Hz AC 100 fluctuations every second.60Hz AC 120 fluctuations every second.What does that mean? Well, even though electrical light to the naked eye looks constant, the light is actually is pulsating 100/120 times a second. When your camera is recording at 30fps in a 50hz location, the light pulses fall unequally within the passing frames, and as a result, we get a flicker. Jonas from 52Things: Rob & Jonas explains this with a visual animation in the video below. The video has been shared with a timestamp so you can jump straight to the relevant moment by clicking play. The Golden SettingsSince the combination of shutter speed and FPS is responsible for aligning the light pulses to each frame, where does this leave shooting at 23.98/24fps in a PAL region? When presented with flicker, other than using a different lighting source, there are two camera parameters you can adjust: the frame rate and the shutter speed.Camera company RED not only has a flicker-free calculator, they also offer insight into the math you need to avoid light flicker in a foreign region.Frame Rates. Choose a frame rate equal to the lighting pulse rate divided by some integer. This is often the simplest option since most corresponding shutter speeds will appear flicker-free.Shutter Speeds. Choose a shutter speed equal to the lighting pulse rate divided by some integer. This option often isn’t as straightforward, and it can constrain one’s ability to control motion blur. On the other hand, this option typically minimizes flicker under a broader range of lighting and power types.Since we want to use 23.98, the option of adjusting our frame rate is null and void, but we can change the shutter speed. If you’re in a PAL region, the shutter speeds that will work flicker-free are 1/33.3, 1/50, and 1/100. The irony here is that many DSLR and mirrorless users opt for 1/50 for 24fps filming as 1/48 is often unavailable — although in the GH5 you can achieve a 180-degree shutter by turning the SS/Gain Operation to Angle. If you’ve been shooting 23.98 at 1/50 in a PAL region, it’s likely you haven’t encountered a problem anyway. However, if you were to increase the fps to 30, and increase the shutter the 1/60 to maintain a 180-degree shutter, you would see the flickering.TL;DR — yes, you can use the NTSC 23.98 recording settings in a PAL region. See above.Looking for more information on video gear? Check out these articles.DIY Filmmaking: How to Build Your Own Dolly for $50Sony Announces the a7 III 4K Camera for Under $2000Canon Joins the Mirrorless Camera Game with the EOS M50The Cameras and Lenses Behind 2018 Oscar-Nominated FilmsIs Downscaling 4K to 1080p Worth It After Online Compression?last_img read more

PH archers miss gold target anew, settle for bronze medals

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ The Philippines’ archers stayed off target for a gold medal as both the men’s and women’s teams settled for bronze medals in the recurve events in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Monday at National Sports Center Synthetic Turf Field in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The men’s squad, featuring Florante Matan, Gabriel Moreno and Mark Javier, secured bronze after beating Vietnam, 6-0, (50-49, 55-54, 54-53).ADVERTISEMENT PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH cyclists Aquino, Salamat fall short Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games The Filipinos were shut out, 0-6 (54-57, 53-58, 49-52), by the Malaysians in the semifinals.The women’s side, composed of Nicole Marie Tagle, Mary Queen Ybañez and Kareel Meer Hongitan, also blanked Vietnam, 6-0, (51-44, 50-47, 55-47) for third place.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTagle and company bowed to their Indonesian counterparts, 2-6, (50-52, 55-54, 54-56, 52-55) in the semis.The 15-year-old Tagle bagged the silver medal in the individual women’s recurve Sunday.The country’s archers still have a chance to win that elusive gold in the mixed doubles event on Tuesday. SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program View commentslast_img read more

Rujuta Diwekar: Heavy Hitter

first_imgRujuta Diwekar, 32, Sports Nutritionist She’s the sports nutritionist behind Kareena Kapoor’s size zero figure. She’s also the fitness specialist who made books fashionable for those who can’t read without moving their lips. Rujuta Diwekar helps the rich and famous lose weight and gain confidence. Her first book, Don’t Lose,Rujuta Diwekar, 32, Sports Nutritionist She’s the sports nutritionist behind Kareena Kapoor’s size zero figure. She’s also the fitness specialist who made books fashionable for those who can’t read without moving their lips. Rujuta Diwekar helps the rich and famous lose weight and gain confidence. Her first book, Don’t Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight, sold over two lakh copies and earned her a loyal following beyond the celebrity stratosphere. “Slimming is not about cutting calories, but improving nourishment, body composition and taking a holistic approach to health. Weight loss is a byproduct, not the goal,” says Diwekar. As fitness expert Leena Mogre says, she always knew what she wanted. “That’s the reason behind her success.”The Journey: Born to an engineer father and a professor mother, Diwekar chose to go against the grain, unlike her sister who is an IIM graduate. After post-graduation in sports science and nutrition from SNDT College in Mumbai, she set up her own gym in 1999. She’s all set to expand the Diwekar franchise with her second book on women and weight loss.The Chill Out Zone: Spends two months every year in the Himalayas or the US. Also did a teacher course from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Academy, Uttarkashi.The Muse: Her grandmother and mother for their healthy lifestyles. Anil Ambani for his discipline and Kareena for her work ethic.last_img read more

VT League Finals

first_imgIn a big day of Touch Football action, the league will play its elimination finals, semi finals and grand finals on Saturday in both the Men’s and Women’s divisions. The Women’s elimination finals will start the day at 1.00pm, with the Casey Cougars taking on the Melbourne University Northern Blacks, while the Eastern Falcons will go straight through to the semi finals. The semi finals will be played at 3.00pm, with the winner of the Cougars versus Blacks game playing the team that finished the season on top of the ladder, the Melbourne City Lions. In the second semi final, the Eastern Falcons will meet the second placed team of the season, the Bayside Vipers. The winner of the two semi finals will progress through to the grand final to be played at 6.00pm.The Men’s elimination finals will be played at 2.00pm and will see the Melbourne City Lions play the Casey Cougars, while the Bayside Vipers will meet the Eastern Falcons. The winners of these two games will face the Melbourne University Northern Blacks and the Western Dodgers in the semi finals at 4.00pm, with the two sides finishing the season in first and second places respectively. The Men’s grand final will be played at 7.00pm and will be followed by the official presentations at 8.00pm. The day will also feature the ‘Dash for Cash’ and a high ball competition which is open to all and is sure to entertain. For more information, please visit the Touch Football Victoria and VT League websites:www.victouch.com.auwww.vtleague.com.aulast_img read more

a month agoArsenal defender Chambers determined to be first-choice for Emery

first_imgArsenal defender Chambers determined to be first-choice for Emeryby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal defender Calum Chambers is determined to be a first-choice for manager Unai Emery.The England international has begun the season impressively.He said, “I think to establish yourself here, you need to play week in, week out. It’s the same at every club you go to. When you’re playing week in, week out that’s when you really establish yourself to the team and the fans.”That’s a goal I want to push for, it’s one of my aims, so I’ve got to figure out how I can do that. I need to work on things off the pitch to help me achieve that, that’s the aim for this season.”I feel good, I’ve had a good summer, pre-season’s gone well and I’ve settled back in nicely with the lads and the new manager. I’m ready for this season ahead, I’m ready to fight and ready to give everything to this team. I’m excited for the season ahead and what we can achieve.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

The evenings program was presented by the followin

first_imgThe evenings program was presented by the following choirs:Community Chorus from Prescott  with conductor Michael McCall.Prescott Chorale with conductor Dennis Houser. NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir with conductor Dr. Edith Copley.Orpheus Male Chorus with conductor Brook Larson.[photo by Sue Kirsch]NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir with conductor Dr. Edith Copley.[photo by Colleen Connery]Prescott Chorale with conductor Dennis Houser.[photo by Sue Kirsch]The Orpheus Male Chorus with conductor Brook Larson, with Lynne Haeseler on piano and Daga Suchon, violin.[photo by Zoe Lieb]Community Chorus from Prescott  with conductor Michael McCall, with Lynne Haeseler on piano. The evening was unforgettable, a gorgeous selection of songs performed with excellence and sensitivity.[photo by Sue Kirsch]Morten Lauridsen himself was the image of humble genius while he played accompanying piano for the choirs and later received the Minds for History Award, presented by Arcosanti President Jeff Stein. Morten Johannes Lauridsen is an American composer and recipient of the National Medal of Arts. He was composer-in-residence of the Los Angeles Master Chorale and has been a professor of composition at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music for more than 40 years.A native of the Pacific Northwest, Lauridsen worked as a Forest Service firefighter and lookout (on an isolated tower near Mt. St. Helens) and attended Whitman College before traveling south to study composition at the University of Southern California with Ingolf Dahl, Halsey Stevens, Robert Linn, and Harold Owen. His works since then have been recorded on more than 200 CDs, five of which have received Grammy Award nominations.A recipient of numerous grants, prizes, and commissions, Lauridsen chaired the Composition department at the USC Thornton School of Music from 1990–2002 and founded the School’s Advanced Studies program in Film Scoring. He has held residencies as guest composer/lecturer at over one hundred universities and has received honorary doctorates from Whitman College, Oklahoma State University, Westminster Choir College and King’s College, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Lauridsen now divides his time between Los Angeles and his summer residence on a remote island off the northern coast of Washington State.Here is the program of the evening.Introduction………….Jeff Stein and Lynne Haeseler“Love Song” (Rilke)…………………………Sally Gebler, dance                                                            Jeff Stein, spoken word                                Daga Suchon, violin“Contre qui, rose” (Lauridsen)…………………………………..Community Chorus                                                                                                    Michael McCall, conductorThe Words of Morten Lauridsen…………..Jeff Stein“Dirait-on” (Lauridsen)…………………………………………………………..Prescott Chorale “Prayer” (Lauridsen)……………………………………………………Dennis Houser, conductor               on a poem by Dana Gioia“Ov’è, lass’, il bel viso?” from Madrigali (Lauridsen)……..NAU Shrine of the Ages Choir“O Magnum Mysterium” (Lauridsen)……………………………….Dr. Edith Copley, conductorIntroduction to “Lux Aeterna”….Morten Lauridsen“Lux Aeterna” (Lauridsen)……………………………Community Chorus/ Prescott ChoraleIntroitus, Veni Sancte Spiritus, Agnus Dei……………………Michael McCall, conductorPresentation……………………………………..Jeff Stein.“Sure on this Shining Night” (Lauridsen)………………………..Orpheus Male Chorus                                                                                                  Brook Larson, conductor                            Morten Lauridsen, piano“Best and the Brightest” (Kirschner)…………………..Dianne Dietrich Leis, Photographs                                                                                           Daga Suchon,violin                                                                                           Lynne Haeseler, pianoConclusion………………………………………Jeff Stein“For the Beauty of the Earth” (Rutter)……………………………All choirs and performers“For the Beauty of the Earth” (Kocher)………………………………………Audience Sings September 23, 2015We continue our report of Saturday 9/19/2015 Colly Concert ILLUMINATION LUX AETERNA with compositions of world-celebrated Morten Lauridsen.Guests enjoying wine and cheese in the Colly Gardens before the performance.[photo by Sue Kirsch, text by Zoe Lieb and Sue Kirsch]last_img read more