The Oslo logo

The city of Oslo recently published a presentation headlined “Proposal for renewed coat of arms (Forslag til fornyet byv√•pen)”. The proposal above caused quite an uproar, as both politicians and the general public were worried what would happen to the old one.

As a designer and a citizen of Oslo, I was offended my self. I understand the old coat of arms is not great as a small logo, but we still have colors in 2018, right? I had to give it a shot:

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Notification Levels

Do Not Disturb mode has been around on iPhone since 2014. It’s a great way to turn of sounds and vibrations at night, but it’s pretty much an all-or-nothing solution. Yes, it can make exceptions for your Favorite contacts, but there are definitively situations where you would like something in between.

That is why you need Notification Levels.

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Sending films to a colorist

The last sessions in the editing suite might be the most tense part of any post production process, but when everyone is happy, it’s time to pass the film on to the finishing specialists. While uncompressed audio can be embedded directly in the OMF or AAF files passed to the sound department, things are usually a bit more tricky when dealing with XML or EDL sequences in the visual domain.

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Conformist 2.0 is free to try

Conformist 2.0 is now available in the Mac App Store, and the headline feature is that it is now free to to try for a limited number of clips. The unlimited version of the App is available as an instant upgrade inside the app. Owners of previous versions can click the Restore button to unlock.

Another new feature in this version is type, size and date columns for media files. Clicking on the column headers lets you sort the files in various ways, to separate raw from proxies etc.

Head over to the Mac App Store to try Conformist now.

Jular is submitted

Jular lets you place and photograph virtual Christmas ornaments in the real world. Version 1.0 was just submitted to the iOS App Store, and will hopefully be available before the holidays.

Conformist available in Mac App Store

Conformist is now available in Mac App Store. It was submitted last Thursday and cleared the review process by Friday morning.

Conformist is made to significantly reduce the time needed to find and process media files for film projects. It matches one or more EDL/XML files against one or more folders of media files and lists all files matching EDL reel name, EDL clip name or XML filename.

The matching files can then be dragged to Finder, FTP, web sites, video editors, transcoding software or anything else that support drag and drop.

Conformist is available worldwide in Mac App Store for $39.99

Conformist


Whenever a film leaves the edit suite, a lot of time is spent on collecting the raw material and passing in on to grade or online departments.
Conformist automates the task of finding media files based on EDL or XML sequences, and lets you move the matching media files to any folder, ftp, web site, transcoder or editor that supports drag and drop.

The Conformist Help describes exact usage.

Conformist is currently being tested in real production environments, and should be available in the Mac App Store soon. Please contact Click here to show email address if you want to participate in testing.

Hyperspeed is live

The Hyperspeed project is a rebirth of the Efficient Mistika Project. Hyperspeed is built from ground up to provide a stable and robust framework for post production environments based around SGO Mistika systems.

In addition to various tools, workflow scripts, effects and other tweaks, it includes lots of useful python classes.
Think of it as an unofficial Python API for Mistika.

Hyperspeed is Open Source on GitHub

Stabilizing GoPro footage

To the mountains

To me, vacation is a relative term. When I went to the mountains earlier this summer, I packed the usual camera gear and wanted to do some GoPro experiments.

If you have ever tried shooting actual POV with a GoPro, you know the result wont look nothing like GoPro’s own ads. Because of their light weight, those little cameras are very exposed to vibrations, although the large FOV makes it slightly more bearable. Then again, the fisheye distortion can make for some strange effects when the camera moves around.
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