My longtime friend Uwe Steinmueller, editor and publisher of OutbackPhoto.Com, and fellow contributing editor to TheCameraForum.Com has passed away.  Uwe suffered a heart attack on August 8, 2014 at his home in Germany. There, I said it.  I’ve been procrastinating for several days now writing this.  Somehow, to actually write these words down makes the event concrete, something […]

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 4K Frame Grab Instructions from Mark Toal on Vimeo. My friend Panasonic Rep Mark Toal put together this excellent tutorial video on how to “extract” or “frame grab” one of the 8MP still JPG frames from the 4k video stream of Panasonic’s latest 4k capable still cameras, the bargain priced FZ1000 and […]

Panasonic FZ1000 SloMo Tests from Bettina + Uwe Steinmueller on Vimeo. The Panasonic FZ1000 is not due for release in the United States until next week, but is already available in Europe in limited quantities. Uwe Steimmueller shot this test footage with his new Panasonic FZ1000 at 1080p and high speed (100 fps) and converted to 25p. […]

Wisentgehege 2014 (Version 5) from Bettina + Uwe Steinmueller on Vimeo. Want to see how good the Video Frame Pulls can get?  Be sure to take the QUIZ at the end of the article.  The results will SHOCK you! Recently, Bettina + Uwe Steinmueller received their new Panasonic GH4.  One of the reasons they bought […]

I’ve been watching with keen interest the latest round of reviews on what is the best entry level camera for video.  I’ve recently discovered the infinite joy in the editing suite of having multiple camera perspectives of the same subject, but also discovered how difficult the grading task becomes trying to intercut footage.  Using the […]

Sometimes, you don’t need a reason to create something beautiful, other than just the urge to do it.  This is the philosophy I feel behind texBlend, the iDevice texture blending product brought to market by Uwe Steinmueller, my close friend, frequent contributor here, and owner of  texBlend is not a product with a compelling […]

Uwe Steinmueller | 11-11-2013 The Adjustment Brush in Lightroom is a very powerful tool. Using the Auto Brush mode allows you to get even more precise results. If you select Auto Mask the brush tries to only cover areas of your image that are close in color to your starting point as long as your brush center […]

From: OutBackPhoto.Net We like to use zoom lenses. That is why we got the Fuji X 18-55mm normal zoom. But we also like to use a tele range. That is why we ordered the new Fuji X 55-200mm zoom (a range from 82.5-300mm in terms of 35mm equivalent). We plan to use this combo now […]

If you look at Optimal Sharp V3 it is very simple to use. On the surface you have only two scripts as options: • Optimal Sharp V3 • Optimal Sharp V3 Plus (for extra fine detail) The results allow way more control than you may expect. Here is what you can do: • Lower opacity to reduce […]

Video Compression: your friend and enemy Video compression is clearly our friend because without a lot of compression we would have a very hard time handling the massive data we get from a 1080p video stream. Think of two mega pixels per frame at 24, 30 or 60 frames per second (translates to 48, 60 […]

The Latest From DigitalOutBackPhoto: FolioBook for iPad The iPad is an excellent device to show your portfolios to clients or friends. Unfortunately the Photos app is not really very good to show your work. The main reason is that the Photos app is a photo browser (even a very limited at that). When you show images […]