Hiking around the lake in Echternach

24 mar
2021

If you are going to the lake in Echternach and you want to avoid the crowds while walking (Luxembourg has only 1% of the country's surface with standing water - lakes are not a typical feature of the landscape) I recommend the autopedestre number 2 walking trail around Lake Echternach. The trail is beautiful, scenic, with quite gentle slopes (the descent is more difficult than the entrance) and mostly paved. The reward for climbing over one hundred meters is a wonderful view of the lake and the southern part of the town.

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On the AP2 hike north of Echternach

21 mar
2021

In summer 2020, I walked the surprisingly beautiful blue autopedestre trail number 2 in Echternach. It leads north along the Sauer valley.

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On the hills of Ierechlen

20 mar
2021

There are tons of fantastic hiking trails around Echternach. Three Autopedestre routes begin in the town. The famous Mullerthall is reachable within a few kilometers on foot. On the German side, it's also hard to complain about the lack of attractions for hiking fans ... however. There is a place that I got to know only thanks to the locals. An area with no hiking trails. A place where sometimes you may not meet anyone on forest roads ... These are the hills of the Ierelchen hill rising to the north of the town.

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Foggy morning on the river Sauer

20 mar
2021

The microclimate of Echternach is very English. Every morning, fog sweeps across the Sauer Valley. Around 9:00, the sun clears the fog and depending on the weather, normal clouds or beautiful blue skies appear in the area. For fog fans, the conditions are great. A side effect of fogging is also a small amount of snow. Several days a year is snowed in in the Sauer Valley. In winter, it is enough to leave the valley to find huge snowy stretches of the Eifel mountains.

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NDI Clock

11 mar
2021

NDI Clock connected to Google calendar rendering transparent output from calendar rundown. I gave up building install as it grows crazy including all my libs into cython distro. I decided to go GitHub way. There is so lib of NDI SDK compiled for macOS Python3. If you want to run this program on Windows, you need to compile NDI SDK fork for python by yourself. I had no time to do it yet.

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SDI Remote for Black Magic Cameras

11 mar
2021

The SDI Remote for Black Magic is the missing control panel for your camera.

With the SDI Remote you can control up to 40 different camera settings, including zoom, focus, aperture, and 24 color correction settings, such as color lift, gamma, gain, offset (in all four channels), as well as contrast (pivot and adjustment), color hue and saturation. With the SDI Remote your camera becomes the most versatile tool on the market. Today the remote works as follow focus, follow aperture, and follow zoom (this feature requires power-zoom lenses). In the next iteration the SDI Remote will also include time lapse functionality (changing parameters in preprogrammed time period).

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Instant lossless video editing

11 mar
2021

The worst thing in streaming workflow is postprocessing. After successful live event delivery, recorded event should be available for viewers ASAP. My CDN records all incoming streams, my encoder (Tricaster) does beautiful job in terms of compression (720p/1Mb/s stream looks perfect). I can publish archive in seconds after end of live event. Unfortunately, I have not seen any event starting right on time, there is always few minutes of waiting and chaos (streamed/recorded), and audio level is always variable. Voices are different, mics are different, recorded audio is not perfect.

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Curated multimedia tech resources

31 dec
2019

This is curated techno links repository for myself. I am putting there links to projects (mostly fee and opensource) related to video engineering.

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