Gentleman’s Note #14

Gentleman’s Note #14

Gentleman’s Note #14
characteristics I want my son and son-in-law to see and learn by watching me

THINK OF HER FIRST

Open her door. Allow her to go before you. Think ahead for things she may want or need. Put her happiness before yours.

© 2016 Gentleman’s Notes: characteristics I want my son and son-in-law to see and learn by watching me by Mark Johnson. All Rights Reserved.

Gentleman’s Note #26

Gentleman’s Note #26

Gentleman’s Note #26
characteristics I want my son and son-in-law to see and learn by watching me

BE HER BEST VALET

Today was a scorching hot day in Texas. I knew where her car was parked because we had driven to work at the same location. I had a key, so I told my son, “let’s go get your Mom’s car, cool it off and take it to her.” He was pretty impartial to the idea as he expressed how much more important it was to discuss what happened after she received her car – taking him to the playground.

I had inquired to find out when she would be leaving the building. My son and I went to her car, cooled it down and drove to the curb to deliver her car.

When your lady is arriving at or departing from a location, be her best valet. Provide the most comfort and safety possible. If she is driving separately from you, always make certain her vehicle is equipped and ready-to-go.

© 2016 Gentleman’s Notes: characteristics I want my son and son-in-law to see and learn by watching me by Mark Johnson. All Rights Reserved.

Never Stop Becoming More

Never Stop Becoming More

Never stop becoming more. I want to keep learning and growing in every area of my life forever. Without learning and growth, life becomes stagnate and toxic.

Mark Johnson Never Stop Becoming More

Quotes to inspire and motivate:
“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” Charles R. Swindoll

“The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” Phillipians 4:9

“Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.” Proverbs 9:9

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” Leonardo da Vinci

“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Fraklin

“A long apprenticeship is the most logical way to success.” Chet Atkins

“A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel. Proverbs 1:5

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” Richard Branson

“I’m most proud of the blessings that God has bestowed upon me, in my life. He’s given me the vision to truly see that you can fall down, but you can still get back up. Hopefully I’ll learn from my mistakes and have the opportunity to strengthen and improve the next thing I do.” Martin Lawrence

“Forget ‘I can’t.’ Say ‘I presently struggle with.'” Tony Horton

“The mind of the prudent acquires knowledge, And the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.” Proverbs 18:15

“Rise above and become more! Be better than what happened to you.” C. JoyBell C.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou

“Once you become predictable, no one’s interested anymore.” Chet Atkins

“Some things you can do better than others; some things you can’t do as well. Accentuate the positive.” Chet Atkins

 

Compact Sony Cameras to Supplement Film Production

Compact Sony Cameras to Supplement Film Production

If you are looking for another camera to work along with your main camera, Sony offers 3 smaller cameras to choose from – the FS7, RX10 or a7S models. Here are the specs:

Specs for the RX10

Imaging
Pixels Actual: 21 Megapixel
Effective: 20.2 Megapixel
Sensor 1.0″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm) CMOS
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MPEG-4 AVCHD, XAVC S
Audio: AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM
Max Resolution 20 MP: 5472 x 3648
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Optical
Color Spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB
Optics
Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar, 14 elements in 11 groups
7 Aspherical
EFL: 8.8-73.3mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-200mm)
Aperture: f/2.8
Filter Thread 62mm
Zoom Optical: 8.3x
Clear Image Zoom: 16x
Digital: 33x
Focus Range Wide: 1.18″ (3 cm) – Infinity
Telephoto: 9.84″ (25 cm) – Infinity
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-12800 (Extended Mode: 64-25600)
Shutter Type: Mechanical
Speed: 4 – 1/3200 seconds in  Auto Mode
Type: Mechanical
Speed: 30 – 1/3200 seconds in  Program Mode
Type: Mechanical
Speed: 30 – 1/3200 seconds in  Bulb Mode
Type: Mechanical
Speed: 30 – 1/3200 seconds in  Aperture Priority Mode
Type: Mechanical
Speed: 30 – 1/3200 seconds in  Shutter Priority Mode
Type: Electronic
Speed: 4 – 1/32000 seconds in  Auto Mode
Type: Electronic
Speed: 30 – 1/32000 seconds in  Program Mode
Type: Electronic
Speed: 30 – 1/32000 seconds in  Aperture Priority Mode
Type: Electronic
Speed: 30 – 1/32000 seconds in  Shutter Priority Mode
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Bulb, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Movie, Program Shift, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Superior Auto, Sweep Panorama
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
Shooting Modes Anti-motion Blur
Black and White Copy
HDR Painting
Handheld Twilight
High Contrast B&W
Illustration
Landscape
Macro
Miniature Effect
Night Portrait
Night Scene
Partial Color
Pop Color
Portrait
Posterization
Retro
Rich-Tone Monochrome
Sepia
Soft Focus
Soft High-Key
Sports
Sunset
Toy Camera Effect
Vivid Color
Watercolor
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade
Continuous Shooting Up to 14 fps at 20.2 MP  frames
Self Timer 10 Sec, 5 Sec, 2 Sec
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Fill-in
Flash On
Off
Rear Sync
Slow Sync
Wireless
Built-in Flash Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range 3.28 – 33.46′ (1 – 10.2 m)
Up To 66.93′ (20.4 m)
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Memory
Memory Card Type Memory Stick Duo
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)
Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
Memory Stick Micro
Memory Stick Micro (M2)
SD
SDHC
SDXC
microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Resolution 3840 x 2160p: 30 fps
1920 x 1080p: 120 fps, 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps
1280 x 720p: 30 fps
1920 x 1080p: 960 fps, 480 fps, 240 fps
1824 x 1026p: 240 fps
1676 x 566p: 480 fps, 240 fps
1136 x 384p: 960 fps, 480 fps
800 x 270p: 960 fps
Video
Video Clip Length Up to 29 Minutes
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Screen 3.0″ LCD Rear Screen Tilt (1,229,000 pixels)
Screen Coverage 100%
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity DC Input
HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0
USB 2.0
Wi-Fi Yes
Power
Battery 1x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.7 VDC, 1080 mAh
AC Power Adapter AC-UB10C (Included)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.1 x 3.5 x 4.0″ / 129.0 x 88.1 x 102.2 mm excluding protrusions
Weight 1.79 lb / 813 g with battery and memory card
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.3 x 6.4 x 5.2″

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Sony Alpha a7S

Imaging
Lens Mount Sony E-Mount
Camera Format Full-Frame
Pixels Actual: 12.4 Megapixel
Effective: 12.2 Megapixel
Max Resolution 12 MP: 4240 x 2832
Aspect Ratio 3:2, 4:3
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 35.8 x 23.9 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM
Bit Depth 14-bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type SD
SDHC
SDXC
Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
Memory Stick XC-HG Duo
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC
Resolution 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps
1280 x 720: 120 fps
1440 x 1080: 30 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps
Video Format High Definition
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (50 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 30 fps (50 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 24 fps (50 Mbps)
High Definition
1280 x 720p / 120 fps (50 Mbps) (50 Mbps)
High Definition
AVCHD
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28 Mbps)
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (24 Mbps)
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (17 Mbps)
High Definition
AVCHD
1920 x 1080p / 24 fps (24 Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 24 fps (17 Mbps)
High Definition
MP4
1440 x 1080p / 30 fps (12 Mbps)
Standard Definition
MP4
640 x 480p / 30 fps (3 Mbps)
Aspect Ratio 4:3, 16:9
Video Clip Length Not Specified By Manufacturer
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Optional External Mic: With Video
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Continuous-servo AF (C), Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Contrast Detection:25
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Viewfinder Size 0.5″
Viewfinder Pixel Count 2,359,296
Viewfinder Eye Point 27.00 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.71x
Diopter Adjustment – 4 to +3 m
Display Screen 3″ Rear Screen Tilting  LCD (921,600)
Screen Coverage 100%
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-102400 (Extended Mode: Auto, 50-409600)
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 – 1/8000 second,  Bulb Mode
Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 1/4 – 1/8000 second in  Movie Mode
Remote Control RM-VPR1 (Optional)
Metering Method Center-weighted average metering, Multi-zone metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Movie, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Superior Auto, Sweep Panorama
Metering Range: EV 3.0 – EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade, Underwater
Continuous Shooting Up to 5 fps at 12.2 MPfor up to 200 frames
Up to 2.5 fps at 12.2 MPfor up to 200 frames
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Fill-in
Hi-Speed Sync
Off
Rear Sync
Red-eye Reduction
Slow Sync
Wireless
Built-in Flash No
Max Sync Speed 1 / 250 seconds
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, Proprietary
Performance
Self Timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds
Connectivity 1/8″ Headphone, 1/8″ Microphone, DC Input, HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB
Wi-Fi Capable Yes
Software System Requirements Windows: Vista (SP2), 7 (SP1), 8
Mac: OS X 10.6 or later
Power
Battery 1x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 7.2 VDC, 1080 mAh
AC Power Adapter AC-PW20 (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.0 x 3.7 x 1.9″ / 126.9 x 94.4 x 48.2 mm
Weight 1.08 lb / 489 g with battery and memory card
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.976 x 6.299 x 5.984″

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FS7

Image Device Super 35mm Single-Chip Exmor CMOS
Effective Picture Elements 17:9 4096 (H) x 2160 (V)
16:9 3840 (H) x 2160 (V)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 57 dB (Y)
Sensitivity 2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance
T14 (3840 x 2160/23.98p mode 3200K)ISO Sensitivity
ISO 2000 (S-Log3 Gamma D55 Light source)
Minimum Illumination 0.7 lux: +18dB,23.98P,Shutter OFF,ND Clear, F1.4
Signal System NTSC / PAL
Built-in Filters Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
LCD Monitor 3.5″ / 8.8 cm
Approx: 1.56M dots
Speaker Monaural
Shutter Speed 1/3 to 1/9000 of a sec
White Balance Preset
Memory A
Memory B (1500K-50000K)/ATW
Gain Selection -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC
Gamma Curve STD
HG
User
S-log3
Shooting Formats 4K 4096 x 2160
12-bit RAWUHD 3840 x 2160
10-bit 4:2:2 XAVC-I
8-bit 4:2:0 XAVC-L2K 2048 x 1080
12-bit RawHD 1920 x 1080
10-bit 4:2:2 XAVC-I
10-bit 4:2:2 XAVC-L
MPEG2 4:2:2HD 1280 x 720
MPEG2 4:2:2
Audio Recording Format LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels (Recording/Playback 2 channels)
Recording Formats XAVC-I QFHD MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
59.94P CBG, bit rate 600 Mb/s
50P CBG, bit rate 500 Mb/s
29.97P CBG, bit rate 300 Mb/s
23.98P CBG, bit rate 240 Mb/s
25P CBG, bit rate 250 Mb/sXAVC-I HD MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
59.94P VBR, maximum bit rate 222 Mb/s
50P VBR, maximum bit rate 185 Mb/s
59.94i VBR, maximum bit rate 111 Mb/s
50i VBR, maximum bit rate 112 Mb/s
29.97p VBR, maximum bit rate 111 Mb/s
23.98p VBR, maximum bit rate 89 Mb/s
25p VBR, maximum bit rate 112 Mb/sXAVC-L QFHD MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
59.94p/50p mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 150 Mb/s
29.97p/23.98p/25p mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 100 Mb/sXAVC-L HD 50 MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
VBR, maximum bit rate 50 Mb/sXAVC-L HD 35 MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
VBR, maximum bit rate 35 Mb/sXAVC-L HD 25 MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
VBR, maximum bit rate 25 Mb/s

MPEG-2 Long GOP
CBR, maximum bit rate 50 Mbps, MPEG-2 422P@HL

XAVC-I QFHD 3840 x 2160/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p

XAVC-I HD
1920 x 1080/59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p

XAVC-L QFHD 50
3840 x 2160/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
XAVC-L 35
1920 x 1080/59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p

MPEG-2 Long GOP
1920 x 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p 1280 x 720/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p

Recording Frame Rate XAVC-I QFHD
3840 x 2160/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25pXAVC-I HD
1920 x 1080/59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25pXAVC-L QFHD
3840 x 2160/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25pXAVC-L HD 50
1920 x 1080/59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25pXAVC-L 35
1920 x 1080/59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25pXAVC-L 25
1920 x 1080/59.94i, 50i

MPEG-2 Long GOP MPEG HD422
1920 x 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
1280 x 720/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p

Slow & Quick Motion Function XAVC-I mode 3840 x 2160: 1 to 60 frames (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p)
XAVC-I mode 1920 x 1080: 1 to 180 frames (59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p)
XAVC-I mode 1920 x 1080: 1 to 150 frames (50p, 25p)
XAVC-L mode 3840 x 2160: 1 to 60 frames (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p)
XAVC-L mode 1920 x 1080: 1 to 120 frames (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p)
Maximum Recording Time XAVC-I mode QFHD 59.94p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 22 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 11 minutesXAVC-I mode QFHD 50p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 26 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 13 minutesXAVC-I mode QFHD 29.97p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 44 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 22 minutesXAVC-I mode QFHD 23.98p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 55 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 27 minutesXAVC-I mode QFHD 25p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 52 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 26 minutesXAVC-I mode HD 59.94p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 59 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 30 minutes

XAVC-I mode HD 50p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 71 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 35 minutes

XAVC-I mode HD 59.94i
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 118 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 59 minutes

XAVC-I mode HD 50i
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 141 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 70 minutes

XAVC-I mode HD 29.97p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 118 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 59 minutes

XAVC-I mode HD 23.98pM/b>
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 147 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 74 minutes

XAVC-I mode HD 25p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 141 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 70 minutes

XAVC-L mode QFHD 59.94p/50p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 87 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 44 minutes

XAVC-L mode QFHD 29.97p/23.98p/25p
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 131 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 66 minutes

XAVC-L 50 mode
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 262 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 131 minutes

XAVC-L 35 mode
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 374 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 187 minutes

XAVC-L 25 mode
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 524 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 262 minutes

MPEG HD422 mode
When using QD-G128A (128 GB): Approx. 262 minutes
When using QD-G64A (64 GB) Approx. 131 minutes

Media Card Slots 2 x XQD
1 x SD (for configuration data only)
Input and Output Connectors Audio Input
2 x 3-pin XLR
Line/mic/mic +48
Mic Reference: -40. -50. -60 dBuSDI Output
2 x BNC HD/3G-SDI
SMTPE292M/424M/425MHDMI 2.0
1 x Type AUSB
USB device, miniBHeadphone
1 x Stereo mini jack
-16 dBu 16 ΩRemote
Stereo mini jack (Φ2.5 mm)
Accessory Shoe Multi-Interface (MI) shoe
Power Requirement 12 VDC
Power Consumption Approx. 19 W (while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device)
Battery Operating Time BP-U30: Approx. 1 hr while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device
BP-U60: Approx. 2 hr while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device
BP-U90: Approx. 3 hr while recording XAVC-I QFHD 59.94p, SELP28135G Lens, Viewfinder ON, not using external device
Temperature Operating: 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage: -4 to 140°F / -4 to 140°C
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.14 x 9.41 x 9.72″ / 156 x 239 x 247 mm
Weight 4.4 lb / 2.0 kg: Body Only
9.9 lb / 4.4 kg: Body, Viewfinder, Eyepiece, Grip Remote Control, BP-U30 Battery, SELP28135G Lens, an XQD Memory card
Packaging Info
Package Weight 12.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.8 x 13.5 x 12.5″
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