Geocaching.com Presents: A Brief History of Geocaching

first_imgShare with your Friends:More [vsw id=”Mlq1KT3_sfk” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Watch the Geocaching.com Presents video “A Brief History of Geocaching” to see how geocaching began.Civilian GPS devices become 10 times more accurate on May 2, 2000 – when “Selective Availability” was turned offThe history of geocaching stretches back to a single container placed in the hills of Oregon, USA. The date was May 3, 2000.  The idea was radical. Treasure hunters would be guided by signals from orbiting satellites. The first geocache was found within days. It sparked a global movement to get off the couch and get outside.The hobby has spread around the world. There are now more than 1.7 million geocaches and more than five million people call themselves geocachers. Join our ranks by exploring Geocaching.com. SharePrint RelatedGeocaching.com Presents: FavoritesOctober 20, 2011In “Learn”Geocaching.com Presents: Love StoriesFebruary 14, 2012In “Community”1,000,000 Reasons to Get Outside Now Hidden Throughout the U.S.September 15, 2014In “Community”last_img read more


DaVinci Resolve 15 Video Crash Course — The Edit Tools

first_imgTrim ToolsIn episode 2 we went over three-point editing and inserting a clip onto the timeline from the source viewer. However, sometimes when you edit a clip onto the timeline, it still needs some fine-tuning. Instead of going back to the source monitor, making the correction and replacing the clip, we can use the trim tools to implement the adjustment.First, we have the primary and default selection tool, which you also get to by pressing A. I’m sure everyone, even if you’re completely new to Resolve, will understand what the selection tool will do. You can move and rearrange clips, or extend and decrease the duration of a clip. And see these little white handles at the beginning and end of each clip? Well you can drag these inward so it will create a fade in or out. What’s more, you can do this with both the video and audio clips. You can also adjust the volume of an individual audio clip by moving the volume bar up or down.Next to the selection tool is the Trim tool. But since that’s going to be our primary focus of the episode, I want to jump to the blade tool instead (B on the keyboard). The blade tool will splice clips up into smaller clips for further adjustment or deletion. What’s nice about the blade tool is that unlike the other tools, a preview appears when we hover above the clip. That way we don’t have to move the playhead to see what we’re splicing.The blade tool will also splice any linked audio. So, let’s say you want to remove this section of the video, but have the audio remain. Usually you hit B and splice at the points you want to delete, but then you have both the video and the audio react to the edit. But in this instance, we don’t want that. So, you can unlink the clips by right-clicking on either the audio or the video and hit Link Clips. I know that says we’re linking them, but if there’s a tick next to the action it means we’re turning that feature off.Similarly, we can also deselect the linked selection button. This works equally well. It allows you to splice just the audio or video, and lets you move the audio or video individually. However, as noted by the chain-link symbol on the clips, they are still intrinsically linked and will become as one if you turn on the linked selection button.While we’re here, you may have noticed when I moved the audio away from the video, this red time code appeared.That’s there to tell us that the connected media is out of sync. If this isn’t an intended edit, you can right click and select move into place. This will take the media that you clicked to the new position, or slip into place, which will keep the media in its current position, but slip the footage into place. Not too sure what “slip” means? Well, let’s jump to trim edit mode and find out.Try Trim Edit Mode, which you can also enter by pressing T. When you’re in Trim Edit mode, you can complete different trim edits depending on where you place your cursor on the media clip. This is a much faster process for performing edit tasks. You no longer have to hit various keyboard shortcuts or find the particular edit tool icon.So, let’s look at what tasks you can perform and how they work. Before doing so, turn auto select back on. We need that on to get the full benefits of the trim mode, as some trim edits won’t perform properly without it.Roll EditYou will find this edit under the trim operations in any guidebook or manual. You can also perform a roll edit in the selection mode. Simply place the cursor directly within an edit point, which is where one clip connects to another. In doing so, the cursor will change to this icon.With a roll edit, you’ll increase or decrease the length of a clip while increasing or decreasing the length of the adjacent clip. For example, in this video clip, I don’t want the woman to walk into the doorway. I want her to be already standing there. I could decrease the length of the clip from the start to the point where I want to be removed, which would give me what I want. But, then we’ve left a space, which we could cover by extending the preceding clip. But that’s one click too many. We can do it by merely roll editing.Ripple EditTo perform a ripple edit, bring your cursor slightly in from the edge of a clip. The following icon will appear and allow you to proceed with a ripple edit.With a ripple edit, when you increase or decrease the length of the clip you’ve selected, all other media clips on the timeline, providing they’re on a track with autoselect active, will move forward or backward with the clip. So when you increase the duration of a clip, it ripples all of the other media. This means nothing other than the length of the timeline is changed.If the edge of your clip is highlighted in green, that means that the clip still has unused footage. So, you can extend it. If the edge is red, that signifies that there’s no more footage to work from.Slip EditIt’s very easy to accidentally perform a slide edit instead of a slip edit, since the area from one tool to the other is minimal.To perform a slip edit while in Trim mode, place the cursor on the thumbnails of the track, or virtually the middle area of the clip. The slip edit is quite easily my favorite trim tool. It will slip the placement of the media to a different section than what’s marked when inserting the clip to the timeline.If I double-click this clip and bring it into the source viewer, we can see what the marked in and out region is. We still have all the media available to the left and right of our marked points. The slip edit will allow you to move the media to a different section of what’s available. Keep in mind, if your clip is short and you insert the entire clip onto the timeline, you won’t be able to perform this edit.Slide EditTo perform a slide edit, place the cursor underneath the thumbnails where the title of the media clip is placed. If you have a minimized view of the tracks, it may be harder to position the trim cursor correctly.A slide edit allows you to slide the clips position along the track. In doing so, it will also increase or decrease the position of neighboring clips. So, it’s kind of like a roll edit, but you’re moving the position of the selected clip on the track instead of extending or decreasing either side. You’ll also see a four panel split screen in the timeline viewer showing you the new endpoint for the previous clip, the new start point for the proceeding clip, and the in and out section of the clip being moved to allow you to move the clip with precision.These are the trim tools. When I first got into editing, I didn’t use these as I felt like they were a gimmick. It was only after a few years that I saw how beneficial they were. If you’re new to editing, get to know these tools sooner rather than later.Markers & FlagsWith the trim tools covered, let’s look at using flags and markers. As this is a crash course, there’s a good chance that you’re entirely new to editing. So, using flags and markers to highlight errors or to include information for the audio editor to see may seem a little overkill when it’s more than likely just yourself editing. However, they’re great for bookmarking a particular clip to remind you to fix an error, or to let yourself know that a clip needs to be reshot.To place a marker on a clip, you need to have the clip selected. Hit the marker button or press M, then by pressing G or the Flag button, you flag the clip instead. You can then double-click the marker or flag, and insert the details you need. You can even change the color-code clips to let you quickly find specific issues.The difference between a flag and a marker is that the flag will just flag the clip as a whole, whereas a marker will mark the frame of that clip. Alternatively, if you don’t want to mark a clip specifically but just that moment of the timeline, perhaps to remind yourself to insert an SFX of a footstep, you can deselect the clip and just hit M on the timeline to create a timeline marker. It will also appear on the timeline when fully zoomed out, so you can quickly jump to a marked selection. In Resolve 15, Blackmagic also introduced an impressive annotations feature. But in the spirit of keeping this episode short, I’m going to be cheeky and direct you to the write-up of the feature over on the blog.To conclude this episode, let’s introduce you to a feature I’ve talked about quite a bit: the auto select.Auto SelectThe auto select might be one of Resolve’s most important edit functions to understand. It will directly affect how the clips on your timeline respond to edits. For example, here I’ve marked a selection on the timeline using I and O to mark in and out. We can see that auto select is active for video track one and audio track one, but it’s not active for audio track two. Audio track two is left out of the edit, even though it’s part of the marked area. You can see if I turn auto select off for audio one but turn it on for audio two, then audio one is left out of the edit.In essence, auto select is letting Resolve know, “yes, I want to be affected by timeline and track edits.”Sometimes though it can catch you out. Auto select is on by default. So, for example, let’s say I add this soundtrack to a new track, decide I want it to start at 00:30, and then I delete a video clip from track two which doesn’t have auto-select on. You’ll find that audio 6 slides back to account for the deleted space of the media clip.I do find it’s best to either have auto select on for all tracks, or to have it completely off.This was the secondary episode to the edit page and combined with the first segment. You now should have enough knowledge to add clips to a timeline in the correct fashion, and of course edit them. In our next episode, we’ll look at working with audio on the edit page and using some elements of the Fairlight audio page.Lewis McGregor is a certified DaVinci Resolve trainer.Interested in the tracks we used to make this video?“Relaxing in Vermont” by Chill Study“Be Gentle” by Ben Beiny“Brooklyn Drive” by Chill StudyLooking for more on Resolve? Check out these articles.Quick Tip: How To Create Stills and Pauses In Resolve 15Color Grading: Working with the Hue vs. Curves in DaVinci ResolveHow to Use the Shared Node Feature in DaVinci ResolveQuick Tip: How To Use Optimized Media In DaVinci ResolveRemove Unwanted Shot Features With Resolve 15’s Patch Replacer In part three of our six-part video series The DaVinci Resolve 15 Crash Course, we cover the edit tools you need for adjusting your clip placements.Welcome to part three of the PremiumBeat Resolve Editing crash course. If you’ve been following along since episode one, we won’t keep you waiting. As usual, you’ll find the video tutorial below, and an abridged transcript of the tutorial underneath the video to recap on any elements you may have got lost on within the video. However, as always, to fully follow along we recommend you watch the video for the full experience.last_img read more


Not the Opposite

first_imgA lot of what is written is written in a way that suggests that the opposite of what is being discussed would be better.Yesterday I happened upon an article in the Economist titled “In Praise of Laziness,” in which the author suggested that there is too great a focus on working hard. He suggested that Sheryl Sandberg’s advice that women should “lean in” was problematic. He also suggested that John Bernard’s idea that one should do “Business at the Speed of Now” and my friend, Michael Port’s book title “Book Yourself Solid” were indicative of a world in which people are trying to do too much.Reading the first paragraph would give one the idea that they should “lean back,” being passive and reactive instead of intentional and proactive about their careers and their work. If business at the speed of now is a bad idea, perhaps one should do “business at the speed of later?” Even though it’s clear the author has never read Port’s book, one would believe that you should book yourself in such a way as to ensure that you have less business than you need to sustain your business.These are poorly chosen straw men, having nothing whatsoever to do with the primary suggestion to spend more time reflecting and thinking and less time with unnecessary meetings, make work, and email. But the article provides an excellent example of describing something as negative in a way that makes it appear as if its opposite is better.The opposite of cold calling is portrayed as being social media. The opposite of interrupting the client is waiting for them to initiate a conversation. The opposite of outbound is inbound. The opposite of gaining commitments is allowing the prospective client to determine what comes next and when.What is wrong with each of these examples is that they are shown as opposites. They are presented in such a way as to make them appear mutually exclusive. One prospecting medium does not preclude another. One choice to interrupt your prospective client with a call doesn’t suggest that other approaches are not helpful. The decision to gain the commitments that move deals forward in no way eliminates a collaborative conversation about what comes next.It’s not “this” or “that.” It is “this” and “that,” in the right measure, at the right time, as it pertains to a certain outcome. Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Nowlast_img read more


DMK, BJP spar over alleged imposition of Hindi in Tamil Nadu

first_imgDravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) member Kalanidhi Veeraswamy Wednesday alleged the BJP-led NDA government attempted to impose Hindi on Tamil Nadu, which was thwarted by the Dravidian party.Participating in the discussions on Demands for Grants for the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for 2019-20 in Lok Sabha, Kalanidhi Veeraswamy said the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) will continue to protect Tamil speaking people’s linguistic pride.”There have been 3 attempts by the BJP-led NDA government to impose Hindi on Tamil people…We have agitated and successfully thwarted the BJP’s attempt to impose Hindi on Tamil Nadu,” Kalanidhi Veeraswamy said.Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) members T R Baalu and Dayanidhi Maran were also seen supporting Kalanidhi Veeraswamy.” We are Dravidians and have been opposing the imposition of Hindi since 1930. We will continue to protect our linguistic pride,” Kalanidhi Veeraswamy said.However, Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy protested and said that Hindi is India’s main language, how can DMK MP Veeraswamy speak against Hindi.”We are talking about Sports, where does imposition of Hindi come in…This is completely wrong,” Rajiv Pratap Rudy asserted.ALSO READ | Karnataka crisis: Section 144 imposed at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru from July 11 to 14ALSO READ | From Jai Shri Ram to Allahu Akbar: How our netas took an oath of duty in Lok SabhaALSO WATCH | BJP MP Om Birla unanimously elected as Lok Sabha speakerlast_img read more


9 months agoSarri frustration over Chelsea transfer policy continues to grow

first_imgSarri frustration over Chelsea transfer policy continues to growby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea manager Maurizio Sarri wants two players to arrive at the club this month.The Blues have been linked with AC Milan striker Gonzalo Higuain, who Sarri worked with successfully at Napoli.And the Italian hinted that his demands were not being appeased by the Chelsea board.”As you know very well I am not in control of the transfer market,” he said”In my opinion we need two players, but it’s up to the club. As you can understand, I cannot tell you where [we need to strengthen]. The club knows my opinion.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


25 days agoMcTominay defends Man Utd boss Solskjaer: He’s the right man

first_imgMcTominay defends Man Utd boss Solskjaer: He’s the right manby Freddie Taylor25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Scott McTominay is fully behind the club’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.McTominay believes that Solskjaer is the right man to lead United to success domestically and in Europe.The Norwegian has come in for significant criticism after his side’s dismal start to the season.They face a tough home clash against Arsenal on Monday night.”It takes time for a new manager coming in,” the Scotland international told The Mirror. “It’s not all of a sudden just going to click straight into place.”Once Sir Alex left, it was going to take time for the club to find the right manager, and I do believe that we have the right manager now in Ole.”You see different eras in football teams – everybody goes through transitional stages and we’re going through one right now.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


Photo: N.C. State Spotted With “UNC Cheat” License Plate

first_imgNC Stae finger bumper sticker pointing at a UNC cheats license plate.Twitter/@keola_vWell, this was probably inevitable. N.C. State fans really, really don’t like North Carolina, and many have gotten a lot of joy out of the recent academic scandal in Chapel Hill. We’ve seen many fans get custom license plates, many of which are used to taunt rival fans. This “[email protected]” license plate was bound to be made—the only real question was whether a Duke fan would be a State fan to the punch.School spirit I guess, lol #ncst #unc #wolfpack #tarheels #acc #ncstate #Duke pic.twitter.com/RrLYLryobI— Keola Victorino (@keola_v) July 7, 2015We’re sure the Tar Heels fans in the area really appreciate seeing this on their daily commute.last_img read more


Favre hopes Reus will recover quickly for Dortmund

first_imgBorussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre hopes Marco Reus’ injury isn’t too serious after coming off in their DFB-Pokal defeat to Werder Bremen on Tuesday.The BVB captain was withdrawn at half-time with an apparent injury problem after just equalising with a free-kick for Dortmund to cancel out Milot Rashica’s early opener at Signal Iduna Park.Replacing Reus was super-sub Paco Alcacer, but the Spanish forward couldn’t get on the scoresheet with the Chelsea-bound Christian Pulisic instead rising to the occasion by putting Dortmund ahead in extra-time of their last-16 clash.But 40-year-old Claudio Pizarro put Werder back level before Achraf Hakimi made it 3-2 in Dortmund’s favour.However, Werder mounted a late fightback against the Bundesliga leaders with Martin Harnik’s header in the 119th-minute proving to be too much for Dortmund’s debutant goalkeeper Eric Oelschlagel to handle.Florian Kohfeldt’s side then went on to claim a 4-2 penalty shoot-out win to progress to the last-eight of the DFB-Pokal.But, for Favre, the main concern now is on Reus’ availability for Saturday’s Bundesliga game against Hoffenheim at home.The Germany international has been in sensational form for Dortmund this season and he’s already been named the Bundesliga’s Player of the Month three times.“We hope, but we don’t know yet,” said Favre on Fox Sports, when asked if Reus will be available for the Hoffenheim game.“I can’t answer that definitely. We will have to wait some days and examine him again.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“[Wednesday] will be too early so we will have to wait a day longer, but we hope.”Reus has managed 17 goals and 11 assists in 27 appearances for Dortmund across all competitions this season.BVB will hope to quickly put their DFB-Pokal cup exit behind them and claim victory this weekend to maintain their seven-point over Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga table.Favre’s side will also return to Champions League action on Tuesday, where they will take a trip to Wembley to face Tottenham in the first leg of their last-16 tie.Full-time! ⏱️An unbelievable game ends with #Pavlenka performing some heroics to see @werderbremen beat @BlackYellow in a penalty shootout 😱#DFBPokal #BVBSVW 3-3 (4-2) pic.twitter.com/wDSHNhV6Kb— The DFB-Pokal (@DFBPokal_EN) February 5, 2019last_img read more