FFmpeg and DJI D-Log on the Mavic 2 Pro

To properly see a video recorded with a DJI Mavic 2 Pro in D-log colours, it needs conversion. This can be done with the cube file provided by DJI. Such cube files contain the lookup table (LUT) to turn the bland colours into proper ones when viewing with a run-of-the-mill viewer like MPlayer, VLC, Windows Media Player, etc.

Orange & Teal

Check out this blog post on the typical look of the Hollywood blog buster movies: Teal and Orange - Hollywood, Please Stop the Madness. It was linked by this post Colour Correction Overload?

Song title fades in AfterEffects

I’ve been working on a video of our live performance in Winston Kingdom using Adobe AfterEffects. To show the title of a song at the start and end of the song, I used a script to automate the fading.

Duplicating audio with ALSA

On Linux the most used sound system is the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture, ALSA for short. It’s a very configurable system, but it’s not easy to dig down far enough to get to its power.

PVR support in MPlayer

When toying around with mplayer and my Hauppauge PVR350, I got the following error when trying to play something: [pvr] failed with errno 22 when reading 2048 bytes [pvr] read 0 bytes The error kept repeating.

Encoding video for the iriver U10

I own an iriver U10. It’s a great device, that can play music and video. However, for some reason, none of the tutorials about encoding video for the iriver U10 worked.

Better RAW decoding with Digikam

My favourite photo editor and manager is Digikam. One of its features is easily importing RAW files. However, with its default settings you may loose details in brightly lit areas of your photos.

Two-pass MPEG4 encoding with mencoder

I keep forgetting this, so I’ll put it here for everyone (including me) to see: mencoder dvd:// -o movie.avi \ -oac mp3lame \ -ovc lavc -lavcopts \ vcodec=mpeg4:mbd=1:vqmax=10:lmax=10:keyint=130:vpass=1:turbo \ -sid 3 -aid 130 \ -vf scale=720:405,expand=720:576:0:25:1 \ -spuaa 4 For the second pass, change vpass=1:turbo to vpass=2.