Dani Ceballos drops Arsenal exit hint after Chelsea draw

first_imgCeballos has not featured for Arsenal since November (Getty Images)‘I’ll miss those goals with the left foot bro!’ Ceballos wrote. ‘You deserve all the good that happens to you.’But despite his lack of playing time since recovering from his injury, Mikel Arteta has insisted that Ceballos is part of his plans for the remainder of the campaign.‘Dani had an injury where he was out for almost two months and had to go to Madrid for his rehab,’ Arteta said earlier this month.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He came back and in the first few weeks, I didn’t think that he was physically at the level to compete for starting games.‘It’s true that I have players in that position who have been performing really well, and last week when I believed that he was ready to step in, I decided to pick another player.‘But he’s been training good, I’m happy with him and I know him really well, so there’s no issues there.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Dani Ceballos looks set to leave Arsenal at the end of the season (TGS Photo/REX)Dani Ceballos has hinted that he won’t be extending his stay at Arsenal following their 2-2 draw with Chelsea on Tuesday evening.The Gunners came from behind on two occasions at Stamford Bridge to rescue a point as Gabriel Martinelli and Hector Bellerin cancelled out goals from Jorginho and Cesar Azpilicueta.Ceballos, meanwhile, was left on the bench once again and is still yet to make an appearance since recovering from a hamstring injury which has kept him sidelined since November.The midfielder is currently on a season-long loan from Real Madrid but it appears his move will not be made permanent.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIn a reply to Bellerin’s Instagram post after the match against Chelsea, Ceballos suggested that he will not remain at Arsenal after the season has finished. Dani Ceballos drops Arsenal exit hint after Chelsea draw Advertisement Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 22 Jan 2020 9:29 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.5kShareslast_img read more

Sterling finish earns praise

first_img “We will just look at that. If he is missing out, we have young Danny Ward and he will come on to the bench,” he said. Clarets boss Sean Dyche felt his side – who almost took the lead when Danny Ings hit the post in a one-sided first half – were robbed of at least a point by the visitors. “We had our pocket pinched with how they got away with a win,” he said. “If not totally dominant, we were very dominant and yet again it is another marker. “But the challenge is not just to be excellent but to win.” While defeat saw the Clarets drop to next-bottom, the welcome sight of last season’s 20-goal striker Sam Vokes returning for his first appearance since March after a cruciate knee ligament injury gives them hope going into the new year. “It is terrific. You can see by the reaction of the fans,” said Dyche. “It is only another step on his journey to being fit. He is not there yet. “He was ready to be involved in the squad but not quite ready to start, although he’s not a million miles off.” “He is in a position now where he will receive a lot of opportunities in that kind of situation because of his pace. “His pace will take him away from anyone and since that (United) game he has gone away with the coaches and worked on that type of finish, both left side and right side. “He showed great composure and a great ability to learn, to beat the keeper and finished it really well. “His development and ability to want to be better has got us the three points.” Rodgers also had praise for goalkeeper Simon Mignolet despite a unexpected and less-than-convincing return to the side when he came on for the injured Brad Jones after just 15 minutes at Turf Moor. “I thought he did well. There was just the once when the ball went over the line (wide of goal, from a Mamadou Sakho backpass),” he added. “He has worked hard since he has come out of the team. He has kept a clean sheet and that was important.” Rodgers admitted he may look at an emergency loan after Jones’s injury but it seems in the short term he will call on the youth team. The England international found his finishing under the spotlight after missing a host of chances against Manchester United in his new striking role a fortnight ago but displayed the composure to score the only goal in the victory at Burnley on Boxing Day. “It showed what a great learner he is,” said the Liverpool manager. Press Association Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers praised match-winner Raheem Sterling for improving the area of his game which has brought most criticism. last_img read more

Former SU guard Josh Pace’s worldwide journey to becoming a head coach

first_imgJosh Pace scanned the Beer Barrel restaurant and started to chuckle. His Manawatu Jets teammates and their Taranaki opponents filled into tables and chairs around him, a National Basketball League postgame meal setup different from the other leagues and countries Pace had played in before. He liked that about New Zealand.During Pace’s 2012 season with the Jets, Beer Barrel, a sponsor restaurant, often served lamb during the shared meal — one of the country’s staples. Other times, it was just pasta and salad. But this one was special. It was just hours after Manawatu had notched its first berth in the NBL’s final four in nine years with a 27-point drubbing of Taranaki. Pace turned back toward Ryan Weisenberg, Manawatu’s head coach.“Coach, this crap would never happen over in the States,” Weisenberg recalled Pace saying, “because they’d just end up in fights all the time.”It was the last postgame victory meal the Jets had that season — a year in which Pace led the league in scoring and helped turn the Jets, a perennial bottom-feeder, into one of the NBL’s top teams. And through the 12 rounds of games, a job offer had surfaced: If Weisenberg ever received a Division I head coaching position, Pace had an assistant spot reserved for him.Three years later, that opportunity arose with Pepperdine. Their relationship that had started when Weisenberg worked with the Los Angeles Lakers, scouting the 2003 NCAA National Championship Pace won with Syracuse, blossomed in New Zealand and became an eventual coaching avenue for Pace. Four years with Pepperdine women’s basketball turned into an associate coach job with the Western New Mexico women’s team. And on March 31, the former SU point guard was promoted to head coach — his first chance to lead a program rebuild and construct a culture similar to the one he helped build at Pepperdine.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“His path was set for him because he always made the right choices of who he wanted to play for, where he wanted to play, and then soaking up everything that was taught to him,” Weisenberg said.When Pace first arrived at Pepperdine, he was immediately tasked with guards and recruiting. He incorporated drills that Weisenberg said resembled the player he coached with Manawatu, the one with strong court vision and at-the-rim finishing. Floaters, in-and-outs, reverse layups and left-hand layups all became tactics Pace focused on with the Waves’ guards, including Barbara Sitanggan and Malia Bambrick, two of their top three scorers in 2018-19 when they won the program’s first postseason games in the modern era.Those same skills helped Pace carve out a backup guard role on Syracuse’s 2003 National Championship team, scoring 34 points in the last four games of the Orange’s title run. After graduating in 2005, he bounced around the American Basketball Association and the NBL for the next 10 years, some years timing the seasons to play in both. He earned All-Star Five honors during his first season out of college with the NBL’s Nelson Giants, an award he earned twice more throughout his career — including the 2012 season with Manawatu.In Pace’s first year at Pepperdine, Weisenberg poked his head into Pace’s office from time to time and invited him to train with DeLisha Milton-Jones, a former Los Angeles Sparks player, in the offseason. When he did, Pace became the workout partner for Milton-Jones — then a WNBA free agent who drove up with her husband to use the Waves’ facilities. And when she retired after the 2016 season, Milton-Jones joined Pace on Weisenberg’s Pepperdine bench. She eventually took over as head coach before the 2018 season, serving as the next prepper for Pace to eventually take over his own program.“I allowed him to really spread his wings and get his feet wet in a lot of things … a few times I let him run practice in my absence or draw up the practice plan,” Milton-Jones, now a women’s basketball assistant coach at SU, said. Opportunities away from Pepperdine initially started with high schools and academies. Then, they turned into offers like Western New Mexico right before the 2018-19 season. But Weisenberg urged him to ask for more, even the associate head coach title, before Pace was lured away as an assistant for the Division-II Lone Star Conference program. He knew Pace didn’t want a head coaching position until he was ready yet still wanted him to leverage his West Coast Conference years with the Waves.And on March 27, almost a year and a half later, Weisenberg’s phone rang. He’d been a reference for Pace after the WNMU head coach resigned, one of the last calls the Mustangs’ athletic director made before offering Pace the vacancy. When Weisenberg lured Pace away from the professional leagues, he figured it’d only be for a year or two. High-major programs and head coaching jobs were inevitably going to start arising. Their year in Manawatu, he observed hints Pace gave that suggested future coaching jobs, hints like the way Pace directed younger players on the court and the way he hung out in the coaches locker room after games — cracking open New Zealand beers and talking about the games for so long they often showed up late to those shared team meals.Pace’s four seasons at Pepperdine — two which overlapped with Weisenberg and three with Milton-Jones — brought out those hints. That’s what Weisenberg told everyone who called him. He and Pace talked through details of the WNMU offer, similar conversations Pace had with Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim and his family, among others.“I probably jumped out there earlier than I had to,” Pace said, “but I think at the end of the day, it made sense for me.”At the end of their call three days later, though, their conversation’s topic switched. After leaving Pepperdine, Weisenberg became more involved in the high school basketball sphere, and Pace knew that. He’d just accepted the job, but wanted to get started on recruiting.“If you want to be a head coach, you gotta start somewhere. And I felt like one day, even if this isn’t the opportunity … why not now,” Pace said. “At the end of the day, why not now.” Comments Published on April 16, 2020 at 11:13 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @CraneAndrew Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Sacking of Simmons, Sammy hurting WI – Waqar

first_imgSHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (CMC): Great former Pakistan speedster Waqar Younis believes the dramatic sacking of West Indies head coach Phil Simmons, on the eve of the ongoing tour, has had a negative impact on the Caribbean side’s performance. West Indies looked a shadow of themselves in the Twenty20 International series and were stunned 3-0 by Pakistan, and also suffered a heavy 111-run defeat in the opening one-day international (ODI) of the three-match series here last Friday. They also lost heavily, by 59 runs, in the second ODI yesterday. Waqar, who snared 373 wickets in 87 Tests, said the uncharacteristically poor showing, especially in the T20s, was a sign that Simmons’ axing and that of inspirational captain Darren Sammy had left the side in disarray. “To be honest, I feel there are plenty of loopholes. They don’t really look like a unit, having sacked their coach before coming on this tour,” said the 44-year-old. “They are having issues with new captain (Carlos Brathwaite) having to step in, as they also sacked their captain Darren Sammy. These things are never good and easy when you are going to play in someone else’s backyard. CLEARLY AFFECTED “All these (factors) have really affected them and you could clearly see it during the T20 series, their body language is not there.” West Indies are the reigning T20 World champions after their triumph in India last April, but failed to live up to their billing, with three successive wretched performances. In the opening T20 in Dubai, they were dismissed for 115 to lose by nine wickets and in the second game the following day, lost by 16 runs after failing to chase down 161 at the same venue. The final game in Abu Dhabi was even more shocking for West Indies as they could only muster a paltry 103 for five from their 20 overs, allowing Pakistan to ease to an easy eight-wicket win. Waqar, who has served as a Pakistan head coach in the past but is now a television analyst for the series, said West Indies faced the humiliation of losing every game on tour – including the three Tests later this month – if they did not quickly arrest the current slide. “They have to really pull their strings very quickly before it gets too late. At the moment, after what I have seen in this series, it looks like it might be 9-0, to be very honest,” Waqar contended. “They have to really play good cricket. Somebody has to inspire this West Indies team to go out and play positive. At the moment, they look like they are all over the place.”last_img read more

Nagasu becomes 3rd woman, 1st American, to land Olympic triple axel

first_imgNewsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nagasu accomplished the rare feat just 21 seconds into the women’s free skate on Monday. She was the first of the five women to compete and led off her routine with the triple axel, drawing huge cheers from the crowd at the Gangneung Ice Arena.“I feel really great,” Nagasu said. “Going into it, I was like a train and I was like, ‘Get on the tracks and get some speed.’ And, I tripped a couple times. I don’t know if you could tell. It was more something I could feel, but to nail it the way I did, even out of the corner of my eye, I could see my teammates standing out of excitement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“And at that moment, I wanted to stop the music and get off, but I still had my whole program ahead of me.”And, she took care of business. Nagasu skated a flawless routine and pumped both fists as she completed it, smiling as the crowd gave her a standing ovation. Mirai Nagasu reacts after her performance during the women’s free skate event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif., Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)GANGNEUNG, South Korea — Mirai Nagasu wasted no time making some figure skating history.The 24-year-old from Montebello, California, became the first American woman _ and third woman overall _ to land a triple axel in the Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Truth is: Cavaliers rout Celtics on Paul Pierce’s day Nagasu also drew lots of compliments from fellow American skaters, incuding Kristi Yamaguchi, Scott Hamilton and Meryl Davis.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Nagasu had landed triple axels in previous competitions, but never in such a pressure-packed situation as the Olympic stage.“To complete the performance to the best of my ability is really exciting,” she said.She received a personal-best score of 137.53 points, narrowly edging Canada’s Gabrielle Daleman (137.14) for second place in the free skate. Russian Alina Zagitova won the event, topping even her performance in taking the European title last month with a season-best 158.08 points.Japan’s Midori Ito and Mao Asada also landed triple axels during the Olympics. Nagasu, who is also Japanese, joked about the history the three now share.“Maybe it’s the Japanese genetics,” Nagasu said with a big smile. “But lucky for me, I’m American, so I’m the first American to land it.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Ex-Chelsea man advises Markovic against Blues move

first_imgFormer Chelsea striker Mateja Kezman has told a Serbian newspaper that Lazar Markovic should think twice about a move to Stamford Bridge.The Blues have shown some interest in the teenage midfielder and were this week reported to be close to a deal to sign him from Partizan Belgrade.But Kezman believes Markovic ought to take note of other highly-rated youngsters failing to establish themselves after signing for Chelsea.“I hope that the quality and talent Markovic will be proved, but I’m afraid there are common examples of players who have ‘disappeared’, such as Romelu Lukaku,” Kezman told Sportski Zurna.“I had, at one time, an offer from AC Milan. However, I decided to go to PSV. For a young player, the Dutch or Spanish league is the best choice.”Click here for Tuesday’s Chelsea quiz 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Build Tight, Ventilate Right: Lessons in Hot Air and Sticks and Stones

first_imgMusings on Mazria, Lstiburek and Gifford: Part ThreeI just want to set the record straight on one point: I have not imbibed the USGBC Koolaid. I do like its mission, goals, and products, and the organization has the best start of any rating system out there. As I have stated many times before, I’m a biologist by training and I am way into evolutionary biology. That’s all that needs to happen here. There are aspects of LEED that need improvement, so the USGBC simply needs to evolve in order to adapt to the changing environment: building science knowledge and feedback loops. It’s a lot like natural selection in a way. Survival of the fittest and change over time are important to businesses and businesspeople that are interested in the survival of their species.Like I have stated before, I’m no PhD, engineer, or architect. I’d like to think that I will always be a humble student of the natural world. In that role, I’m trying to let the dissonance that exists in our industry soak in. Here’s my take on one of the bones of contention. When building, I subscribe to the mantra, “Build tight and ventilate right”. AIR SEALING!!!!! The tighter, the better, in my opinion. One hundred years ago, heating was cheap. Wood, coal, whatever—it was cheap. Not so cheap anymore. The tighter the home, the less conditioned air you lose. That’s a good thing. Not allowing for fresh-air ventilation or letting in so much unconditioned air that energy efficiency and humidity levels are compromised is a bad a bad thing. It’s a must to let in fresh air when building a supertight shell.Let me tie this into my current thread on the banter between Lstiburek/Gifford and the USGBC. In Lstiburek’s paper, “Prioritizing Green: It’s The Energy, Stupid”, Dr. Lstiburek takes great offense to the aforementioned NBI study on energy efficiency in LEED NC buildings. I’d like to comment on one specific point that he makes in the paper:… don’t overventilate. This idea of getting green points by increasing the rates above those specified by ASHRAE Standard 62 is just madness. Whatever happened to source control? If you don’t build stupid materials into the building, don’t do stupid things in the building, and don’t connect the interior to exterior via the parking garage, 62 works very well.Lstiburek, an ASHRAE Fellow, is referring to LEED NC Environmental Quality Credit 2, “Increased Ventilation,” which is obtained by increasing ventilation rates by 30% over those prescribed by ASHRAE 62. Another ASHRAE Fellow, Steven Taylor, stated this in a report:It is acknowledged that increasing ventilation rates will, in most applications and climates, increase energy use. However, the impact is relatively small, and it can be mitigated using heat recovery and other technologies. . . .The benefits of these credits are deemed to outweigh the energy impacts. Similarly, it is argued that the energy impact of increased ventilation is more than offset by the health and productivity benefits. EQ Credit 2 has been completely revised to require an increase in ventilation rates of 30% above Standard 62.1-2004 rates. The increase (and even higher rates) can be justified by recent research showing higher outdoor air rates improve occupant productivity and reduce sick building syndrome symptoms.So how much is too much? I don’t have the answer to that. In the residential realm, in 99% of the houses that I have built, I have installed either a Venmar Constructo or a Venmar HEPA 4000, which probably provides more air changes than necessary for a home that size. Almost all of those houses are under 3,000 square feet. I know by following them over the years that the energy bills are quite low and the indoor air quality (IAQ) is quite good. A family from New Jersey moved into one of our homes with their 9-year-old son, who suffered from chronic, severe asthma. Within two months, all of his symptoms were gone. Another instance involved a family from New Mexico. The wife was chemically sensitive and wanted to seriously vet the home before they moved in. She had a variety of tests run on the IAQ of the home (including mold, VOCs and radon), and it passed all of them with flying colors. This is a tiny data set, but I know (especially since I live in one of them) that our houses work: low energy bills and good IAQ.Unfortunately, I agree with a lot of what Gifford and Lstiburek say in their papers. What I classify as unfortunate is that you have to sift through so many condescending statements, epithets, and sardonic wit that the points get buried. In a world where (in my opinion) so many of us can’t wait for good news, can you guys try to stay constructive and positive?I agree that we need to base the “greenness” of buildings on performance or extremely accurate models (which don’t seem to exist for all cases). I agree that overventilation can be detrimental. I agree that overglazing can negatively affect energy efficiency and comfort. I recently visited an organization’s national headquarters in Washington, D.C., a very big organization at that. It was LEED Silver—certified, but, as the tour guide admitted, the building has huge utility bills and is not performing as modeled. That part of the system needs to be fixed.All of these things need attention, so let’s bring it to the attention of the necessary individuals. I do suggest that when you present information or make constructive suggestions that you don’t refer to the recipient as stupid. You may get a bit further that way. Definitely, a rose IS a rose, but talking nicely even to plants can help them grow.Next post, I’ll spout a bit about what I think the key is to the success of the green market shift in light of the new administration and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.last_img read more

8 Killer Filmmaking Cameras Under $2000

first_imgCan’t wait for NAB? Need a camera now that will get the job done without breaking the bank? Check out these eight cameras under $2000.NAB is approaching and that means we’re going to be seeing all manner of new camera gear popping up between now and April. But what if you need to replace a camera now and can’t wait for NAB? This article will help.Expensive cameras aren’t always the answer. Current NLEs like Avid Media Composer, Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro are robust and filled with post-production options that let you do more with less. These cameras are available now and will get the job done — without breaking the bank.1. Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera: $995 3. Nikon D750: $1999 2. Canon 7D Mark II: $1500 5. Blackmagic Cinema Camera: $1995 Pros: Compact Form Factor, Ease of Use, High-Quality ImageCons: Poor in Low Light, Form Factor Doesn’t Feel SolidThe versatile Panasonic GH4 is often used for timelapse photography, as it captures amazing imagery in UHD 4K. This camera also boasts a Micro Four Thirds mount, an upgraded LCD monitor, a viewfinder, and built-in Wi-Fi. It’s also compact and lightweight, making it a great option as a second camera for quick b-roll or cutaways. It still performs poorly in low light, but its pros outweigh the cons.Panasonic GH4 Test FootageVideo via Alberto Tarrero Pros: Solid Image Quality, High ISO, Large LCDCons: Noisy Image at High ISO, Short Battery LifeNikon’s D750 is another great entry-level DSLR camera. It comes with a CMOS sensor that records HD 1080 at as high as 60 fps, while being able to expand its ISO up to 51200. With capabilities like this, the D750 can produce a quality image, which can be viewed through a large LCD monitor. Its only real negatives: weak battery life and a noisy image when using a higher ISO.Nikon D750 Test FootageVideo via Dean 4. Sony A7R: $1898 Pros: Flip Out LCD Screen, High ISO capabilities, Large Lens SelectionCons: H.264 Recording Only (without hack)The 7D Mark II from Canon presents users with a more-than-capable camera for HD video. It’s capable of capturing images at up to 60 fps just like the 5D Mark III, but doesn’t quite match the low-light abilities of the 5D. So, if the Canon 5D Mark III is just out of your budget, the 7D Mark II could be the way to go.Canon 7D Mark II Test FootageVideo via Gizmodo 6. Panasonic GH4: $1299center_img Pros: Good Image Quality, Compact Form Factor, Solid in Low LightCons: Short Battery Life, Some Reported Issues with Shutter, Complicated Menu SystemThen the Sony a7R is a very capable and affordable camera. The a7R’s image quality is impressive and has been a favorite for independent videographers wanting to capture timelapse and slow motion on a budget. The a7R is incredibly compact, easy to use, and really great in low-light.Sony A7R Test FootageVideo via Khaled Gamal 8. Canon XC10: $1999  Pros: 2.5K and 4K Sensor Available, Captures ProRes, Captures Flat ImageCons: Bulky Form Factor, Poor in Low Light, Monitor Almost Unusable, Not Capable of HFR, Poor Power LifeThe Blackmagic Cinema Camera is incredibly robust — and pretty bulky. The Cinema Camera comes in two forms, 2.5K and 4K, both of which can capture CinemaDNG or ProRes. Its image quality is incredibly sharp and flat, which makes it perfect for color grading. There is one glaring issue with the camera: the lack of any kind of high frame rate capability.Blackmagic Cinema Camera Test FootageVideo via Philip Bloom 7. Nikon D800: $1899 Pros: Solid Form Factor, High ISO Range, Full-Frame SensorCons: LCD Prone to Glare, Nikon F Mount, HFR Only in 720Nikons have always been known as great cameras for still images — but over the last several years, Nikons are being used more and more by indie filmmakers and videographers. The D800, while a little older than some of the cameras on this list, still performs great. It boasts a CMOS sensor, Full HD 1080, and an expanded ISO range up to 25,600. Also, like other Nikon and Canon DSLRs, it runs both SD and CF cards.Nikon D800E Test FootageVideo via Macgregor Pros: Super 16 Sensor, Captures RAW or ProRes, Up to 60 fpsCons: No LCD Screen, No Built-In WiFi, Internal BatteryBack at NAB 2015, Blackmagic Design wowed the industry with the news of Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera. This camera has proven to be a solid entry into the micro-camera market. Its small design makes it a perfect fit for aerial drone footage or for mounting on a car. The Micro Cinema Camera has a Super 16 Sensor and captures CinemaDNG RAW or ProPres up to 60 fps, which is a major plus for the camera. However, it has no LCD screen, no built-in wifi, and the battery is internal.Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera Test FootageVideo via Nicholas Swartzendruber Pros: Compact Form Factor, Capture UHD 4K, 60fps HD 1080Cons: Ease of Use, LCD Adjustments, Awkward Form FactorCanon’s XC10 Professional Camcorder is a compact UHD 4K powerhouse of a camera. Built specifically with handheld and aerial filmmaking in mind, the XC10 is a lightweight camera that can easily be used on a steadicam, 3-axis gimbal, or drone to capture 4K footage. If you need higher frame rate footage, the XC10 has you covered with its ability to capture 60 fps in HD 1080. Just be aware — this camera feels nothing like a 5D Mark III and will take some getting used to. Also, its LCD monitor and exterior buttons are limited.Canon XC10 Test FootageVideo via Alf PryorAre you a filmmaker on a tight budget? Check out a few of the following posts:Budget Buys: Light Wands for Video Production3 Low-light Cameras For Every Budget RangeHow to Capture High Quality Audio for Low Budget FilmsKnow of any other great cameras under $2000? Have you used any of the cameras on the above list? What was your experience like? Share your thoughts in the comments below!last_img read more

8 Digital Experts Entrepreneurs Can Learn From

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now May 22, 2015 In a world driven by digital media, you’d be smart to take lessons on how to create effective online content from the current leaders in the digital marketing and PR space.Related:  3 Digital Marketing Channels That Work for Every AdvertiserWho are they? In this list you’ll find some of the brightest minds, men and women whose impeccable personal brands make them stand out from the crowd and act as positive beacons for the companies they’ve founded or represent.1. Marty Weintraub What Marty Weintraub, digital agency aimClear’s founder and chief evangelist, has done so well is develop a unique persona that is instantly recognizable if his content pops up on Twitter or at an event somewhere around the world. A deep thinker, Weintraub gives you the sense that he’s happy to go a lot further than most to get answers to the problems he’s trying to solve, which is probably why he and his business are so successful.2. Jemima Kiss As head of technology at The Guardian, Kiss has been writing about the field for years. She has a very engaging style that means you can’t help but get sucked into what she’s saying. As someone known for speaking her mind, what Kiss does so well is bridge the gap between technology and real life, making issues accessible by distilling information with great thought and integrity. That’s skill.3. John Gagnon I’ve known Gagnon for a number of years in his role at Microsoft as Bing ads evangelist. Through his personal brand, Gagnon exudes a lot of enthusiasm coupled with smart thinking and generosity. One of the keys to a great personal brand is to make sure it’s not all about you. And Gagnon does that well, easily engaging with people and showing empathy across all aspects of the part of Microsoft he represents. That’s what makes him such a great advocate for the brand and the reason people keep inviting him to speak at their events and request interviews.Related:  Create a Better Digital Marketing Strategy With These 4 Tips4. Lisa Barone For many years I’d try my hardest to sit next to Barone at digital marketing conferences around the world, just so I could watch her “live blog” insight on stage. Barone’s skill with the English language knows no bounds and she manages to articulate technical subject matter in a way that is accessible and often (intentionallly) hilarious. Barone proves you don’t have to bamboozle people with buzzwords. Her philosophy is, find a way to tell a story that gives everyone an understanding and they will come back for more.5. Steve Barrett As editor-in-chief of PR Week, Barrett has one of the most interesting jobs in media, as he has to navigate a landscape about PR people, driven by PR people! Barrett gave me my first gig as a digital blogger on Media Week in the United Kingdom back in 2007, which shows his progressive nature. Knowledgeable but always willing to learn, Barrett embodies trust and fairness like few others I’ve met in this space. He has a level of integrity many entrepreneurs could learn from.6. Michelle Killebrew Killebrew runs go-to-market strategy for IBM’s social business arm. Not only does she have the digital smarts most entrepreneurs should aim for, but she has a very engaging social presence as well. She is ubiquitous at conferences around the United States in her role of evangelizing IBM’s services. And she is a master at sharing others’ content and insight, with a level of generosity that transcends basic broadcasting. She’s a testament to the emerging trend of big companies empowering their employees to tell their stories more authentically.7. Larry Kim Kim is the founder of search-marketing software company Wordstream. He presents at conferences all over the world and is a prolific writer on a number of high-profile sites that bend over backwards to seek his content. What I’ve learned from Kim is that hard work and creatively written content can open all sorts of doors. He’s also a very humble, self-effacing guy as well when you meet him in person. He’s the real deal offline as well as on.8. Jennifer Sable Lopez One of the finest community managers in the world, Lopez is known for taking no prisoners while acting as guardian of all thing Moz.com. What I love about Lopez is her fearlessness in speaking her mind on issues she’s passionate about. A consummate writer and presenter, she treads a fine line between being supremely helpful and not suffering fools. Her captivating nature keeps you enthralled whether you agree with her or not. It’s an effective trait to have when representing a business with a global footprint.These digital leaders not only think about the impression they’re making through their personal brands, they have exceptional traits we can all learn from when trying to build a business in a digital world that demands authenticity and tenacity to succeed.Related: 3 Things Entrepreneurs Must Learn About Digital Marketing and PR 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more