Nintendo Switch update brings video capture and more

Nintendo Switch update brings video capture and more

The latest system update (4.0.0) for the Nintendo
™ console is here, bringing with it the ability to record
30-second video clips and share your great gaming moments with friends.

To capture video in compatible games, hold down the capture button
during gameplay. This will create a video clip of the last 30 seconds.
You can then view the saved videos in your album, trim the beginning and
end of each clip, and post videos to your Facebook page and Twitter feed.

Currently you can use this feature in the following games:

  • The Legend of Zelda™: Breath of the Wild (version 1.3.0 and later)
  • Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe (version 1.3.0 and later)
  • ARMS™ (version 3.1.0 and later)
  • Splatoon™ 2 (version 1.1.1 and later)

The system update also includes:

  • New profile icons featuring characters from the Super Mario Odyssey™
    game and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild game (check out all
    the mustaches).
  • The ability to transfer user profiles and save data to another
    Nintendo Switch system. You can find this feature in System Settings
    –> Users –> Transfer Your User and Save Data.
  • A pre-purchase option is available for certain games on Nintendo eShop
    for Nintendo Switch. This option also lets you pre-load the digital
    version of a game to your device, so you can play right away when the
    game is released. (The pre-downloaded game won’t be playable until its
    official launch.)
  • Additional adjustments and features for a more pleasant user

If your Nintendo Switch is connected to the internet, it will download
the update automatically. You may also start the update from the System
Settings menu, if needed. For the full list of updates, please visit support.

‘Halo Wars 2’ shoots for a Grammy, and a composer scores with new music made for video clip games – GeekWire

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Composer Gordy Haab all through a advertising occasion for the new music of the video clip video game “Halo Wars 2” at SIFF Movie Center in Seattle. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

It is safe to say, film lovers, that a significant section of the satisfaction derived from watching motion pictures will come from listening to them. As video clip games compete for focus and bucks in the all round leisure place, they’re accomplishing more to charm to the common cinematic knowledge, primarily when it will come to new music.

Thursday evening at the SIFF Movie Center in Seattle, new music composed for the “Halo Wars 2” video clip video game — from 343 Industries and Microsoft Studios — was showcased, along with the folks who produced it. The effort was aimed at attracting the focus of Recording Academy associates in the spot who may possibly assistance nominate the new music and people concerned for a Grammy.

Composers Gordy Haab, Brian Trifon and Brian Lee White of Ending Shift, and audio director Paul Lipson, VP of inventive companies at Formosa Group, produced the ‘Halo Wars 2’ new music with an 80-piece orchestra on the Fox scoring phase in Los Angeles and a 20-piece choir at Skywalker Sound.

Haab is already an award-profitable composer for film, television and video clip games. His perform for the Electronic Arts video game “Star Wars: Battlefront” won Tunes of the Yr, Very best Interactive Rating, and Very best Instrumental Rating at the 2016 GDC G.A.N.G. Awards, and was nominated for a BAFTA for Excellence in Audio Achievement.

Hardcore Gamer called that rating “the best new music John Williams by no means wrote” in a nod to the legendary film composer recognized for his new music for this kind of movies as “Star Wars,” “Jaws,” “Indiana Jones,” “E.T.” “Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind” and more.

The comparison is not dropped on Haab, 41, who grew up a substantial lover of the Star Wars franchise.

“John Williams in certain, of all the film composers that have impressed me, is likely the major,” Haab instructed GeekWire. “Star Wars was correct in my wheelhouse. It was one of the initial motion pictures I can bear in mind seeing. Prior to I understood anything at all about new music, the new music that was type of inspiring me and earning me want to turn out to be a musician and a composer was the new music of John Williams … Often I have to pinch myself to feel it’s all genuine — that I get to live in this universe that was the extremely universe that impressed me to do this in the initial place.”

If you can listen to Williams’ Star Wars new music playing in your head when looking at this, welcome to Haab’s world. In creating new new music for a franchise like “Battlefront,” he’s tasked with writing transitions out of Williams’ new music and into his individual and again. He explained it’s “kind of cool” to have to bridge people gaps between his individual perform and the stuff of legend.

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Seattle musician Rachel Flotard of the band Visqueen hangs with the fellas of “Halo Wars 2,” from left, Gordy Haab, Brian Trifon, Paul Lipson and Brian Lee White. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

When Williams does not produce for games, Haab is committed to the medium and the creative imagination getting fostered.

“Games have occur so much even in just my time of getting concerned, which has been about 10 years,” Haab explained. “I’ve seen them mature from simply just what we called them, which is a video game, to getting really like a entire cinematic knowledge that you get to be a section of. It really is the following generation of leisure and getting a section of that is really neat.”

For “Halo Wars 2,” Haab, Trifon and Lee White ended up making 150 minutes of new music, with 30 minutes of that getting cinematic lower scenes.

“The cinematics are rather attractive in this video game, I’ve obtained to say,” Haab explained. “It’s like watching a characteristic film on the highest of concentrations.”

Haab remembers the video clip video game he was playing when he initial discovered a musical rating getting utilized and heightening the knowledge. He formerly assumed new music in games served a one-dimensional function — more rapidly new music suggests hurry up, or that sort of outcome.

“I bear in mind playing this video game, ‘Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis’ and the rating was a entire orchestral rating,” Haab explained. “It was the initial time I’d at any time heard that in a video clip video game and I was sort of blown away by it. That was the initial instant I understood, ‘Oh, wow, I like games, I produce cinematic scores and had no concept that the two could be mixed.’ So i began pursuing creating new music for video clip games at that stage and type of identified my way into the sector by that inspiration, really.”

Haab has recorded and conducted his new music with orchestras from close to the world, in accordance to his bio, like The London Symphony Orchestra, The San Francisco Symphony, The Nashville Symphony and the Hollywood Studio Orchestra.

He a short while ago composed the new music for Activision/AMC’s “The Going for walks Dead: Survival Instinct” video game, based mostly on the well-liked zombie-infested television sequence.

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The new music of “Halo Wars 2” was discussed all through an occasion at the SIFF Movie Center at Seattle Center. (GeekWire Photo / Kurt Schlosser)

Haab explained each individual game has its established of issues, just like a film, and when he finds the same inspiration in creating for either medium — characters, story arc — the process for games and motion pictures is extremely distinctive.

“Composers are introduced on to a video clip video game much previously than they are to a film,” Haab explained. “Usually on a film it’s almost the final phase in the process in a lot of approaches. The composer is typically working in the final 6 weeks of manufacturing when the film is already edited, lower with each other, there’s a entire film you can look at and then you rating it.

“But with games you are creating new music almost at the same time the video game is getting designed, so I’m working with nevertheless illustrations or photos, prepared scripts that give me a feeling of what the story may possibly be, thought art, that sort of matter. Extremely not often am I even seeing video game perform. I’m creating new music to a thought, essentially.”

Lipson invested almost 5 years at Microsoft on the Central Media Crew and then as senior audio director at 343, the studio that makes “Halo.” He left for Formosa Group, one of the premier post-manufacturing groups in the world, and he’s invested a few years working on “Halo Wars 2.”

“When I was wanting to do the following ‘Halo’ rating — and I’ve carried out a bunch of them — Gordy promptly popped out,” Lipson explained. “His voice and what he does is so special.”

He explained it made feeling to pair Haab and “the two Brians” due to the fact “Halo” has a extended custom of getting a hybrid rating. It is not just an orchestral rating, or an electronic-based mostly rating.

“You essential masters of their area that could perform with each other to make a singularity,” Lipson explained. “You continue to be up at evening and you desire about your associates, and I assumed up the group and … luckily for us I was correct!”

DJI Zenmuse X7 – stabilizovaná Super 35 kamera pre DJI INSPIRE 2 zvláda 6K video v režime CinemaDNG

Možnosti leteckej kinematografie sa opäť posunuli o úroveň vyššie, ak nie rovno o dve

Čínska spoločnosť s americkým marketingom, DJI, patrí medzi top výrobcov dronov, príslušenstva a samotných kamier pre drony, ktorá sa vo svojej oblasti neustále zdokonaľuje a výsledky je skutočne vidieť.

Prednedávnom bola predstavená nová kamera pre dron DJI INSPIRE 2, ktorá je zavesená na trojosom stabilizátore a je priamym nástupcom predchodcu – DJI Zenmuse X5S. Jej názov je DJI Zenmuse X7 a ponúka maximum funkcií a možností, ktoré si mohli profesionálni filmári doteraz iba priať.

Ako hovorí spoločnosť DJI, tieto možnosti tu boli aj pred predstavením Zenmuse X7, ale odlišnosť a jedinečnosť je v tom, že nová kamera aj s dronom vážia približne 4 kilogramy, pričom takto výkonné profi drony s osadenými kamerami vážia aj 40 kilogramov, takže si viete predstaviť, aká „jednoduchá“ s nimi musí byť manipulácia.

DJI Zenmuse X7 je stabilizovaná Super 35 kamera (digitálny filmový formát) s rozlíšením 24 Mpx, ktorá dokáže nahrávať 6K video vo formáte CinemaDNG s 30 snímkami za sekundu (fps). Okrem 6K videa dokáže nahrávať aj 5,2K video s 30 fps (Apple ProRes), 3,9K video s 59,94 fps (CinemaDNG) alebo 2,7K video s 59,94 fps (Apple ProRes). Samozrejmosťou je aj tvorba statických snímok v plnom 24 Mpx rozlíšení v RAW formáte.

Ak by ste mali pochybnosti o kvalitách tejto kamery, spomenieme aj dátový tok videa. V 6K (CinemaDNG) rozlíšení s 30 fps a plnom zábere objektívu je dátový tok neuveriteľných 4,44 Gbps.

Super 35 kamera má vlastný systém pripájania objektívov – DJI DL-Mount system. Tento systém uchytenia objektívov je kompaktný, pričom zachováva vynikajúcu kvalitu obrazu. To je dané tým, že vzdialenosť snímača od príruby je menšia ako 17 mm, presnejšie – 16,84 mm.

K dispozícii sú celkom 4 objektívy s rôznou ohniskovou vzdialenosťou – 16 mm, 24 mm, 35 mm a 50 mm. Všetky majú jednotnú clonu f/2,8 a vyrobené sú z uhlíkových vlákien. CMOS snímač (veľkosť 1 pixelu – 3,91 μm) má 14 stupňov dynamického rozsahu, vďaka čomu si poradí pri nakrúcaní bezchybných detailov aj v zhoršených svetelných podmienkach. Zmodernizovaný je aj systém spracovania obrazu, ktorý redukuje obrazové artefakty a šum.

Aby bol využitý plný potenciál Zenmuse X7, spoločnosť DJI inovovala aj systém spracovania obrazu, ktorý má teraz názov CineCore 2.1 a dokáže zaznamenávať vysokokvalitné zábery s rôznymi úrovňami citlivosti. Tento systém má aj nový farebný režim – Cinema Color System, ktorý poskytuje väčšiu flexibilitu v postprodukcii. Pozostáva z novej krivky D-Log a farebného priestoru D-Gamut RGB. D-Gamut RGB pokrýva celý farebný priestor DCI-P3, ktorý je bežne používaný pri tvorbe filmov.

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Miroslav Illéš

Technológie, to je moje. Zaujíma ma úplne všetko, no najviac sa venujem smartfónom, internetu vecí, gadgetom, rôznemu príslušenstvu a inteligentným zariadeniam. Okrem zhotovovania recenzií a testov sa vo voľnom čase venujem servisu mobilných zariadení, a taktiež ma baví fotografovanie a svet automobilov.