October 2005 COBA Meeting Announcement

The October 2005 meeting of the Camera Owners of the Bay Area (COBA) user
group will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at the Stanford Linear
Accelerator Center (SLAC) from 7:30-10:30 pm.

Canon EOS 5D

It’s hard to believe that 5 years ago, the state of the art was a
Canon EOS-D30, with a 1.6x crop 3 megapixel sensor. For roughly the same
price today, you can pick up a Canon EOS 5D with a full-frame, 12.8MP sensor!

Are you one of the lucky ones who have already received a 5D? If
so, bring it to the meeting!

We hope to have at least one 5D next week, along with some initial print
comparisons between it and other digital cameras.

Photo-Video Slide Show Creation

You remember years ago when there were these way cool slide
presentations where synchronized 35mm projectors would be combined with
music to produce fancy multimedia shows? Or maybe you’ve seen one of
those documentaries made famous by Ken Burns in which the last remaining
100 photographs of the Civil War are turned into hours and hours of
interesting television.

Have you ever wondered what kinds of tools exist to turn your own
photographs into a multimedia slide show?

Have you wondered if tools exist that do it automatically?
What about being able to do it at HDTV resolutions and play it in a
family room?

At the next COBA meeting, Chris Pedersen will be talking about how he
has used video editing packages, various web-services and even some
cheap and cheerful consumer software to create photo-video slide-shows.
He’ll cover the basics of adding panning, zooming and transitions as
well as some more advanced techniques such as incorporating satellite
imagery to show location, and how to make slide shows that play at HDTV
resolutions. He’ll cover “how-to” examples with some of the tools, and
show the kinds of output that are possible for the web, DVD and HDTV.

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