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Sending in the DJI Ronin Gimbal For Repair

Hopefully see you REALLY soon #DJIRonin! I hope the @djiglobal exorcists can get the demon out that possessed you! #tweakingout #gimbal#needthisthingasap

Hopefully see you REALLY soon #DJIRonin! I hope the @djiglobal exorcists can get the demon out that possessed you! #tweakingout #gimbal#needthisthingasap

The very new DJI Ronin was starting to show signs of demonic possession (tweaking out without any user input). It started moving on its own, as well as losing SmoothTrack mode intermittantly, which left me no choice but to contact DJI and get it fixed under warranty.

Hopefully they can figure it out and get it back to us ASAP!

Once it did a 360* head spin without me controlling it, I knew something was up.

The Big Easy - Petaluma Underground

The Big Easy - across from Speakeasy, in the old Board Asylum/Brotherhood board shop space in Petaluma.

The Big Easy - across from Speakeasy, in the old Board Asylum/Brotherhood board shop space in Petaluma.

Add Your External Stock Libraries to FCPX Sound and Music Browser

You can easily add your external media libraries or folders to FCPX's built in media browser in just a couple easy steps. This will allow you to browse folders and libraries on your machine through the Final Cut Pro X interface, without having to tab over to a Finder window, look for the items you want, drag them in, or fuss around with the import window.

1. Simply drag whatever folder ("Test Folder" in this case) containing your desired media library in to the Music and Sound browser.

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The folder will automatically appear in the Sound and Music browser from now on. If the media folder being referenced is on an external drive and the drive is disconnected, then the media will be unavailable, obviously. If you had already used media from the added folder, it will have been copied to your FCPX Event, and will not go offline, even if the drive was disconnected. 

To remove any added folders, simply right click on the folder in the Sound and Music browser and click "Remove Folder."

 

 

GoPro to Release Its Own Drone Next Year

Dean Hutton | Bloomberg | Getty Images

Dean Hutton | Bloomberg | Getty Images

More details here: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102220432

This seems like a very smart move for GoPro, in that they can sell you not only a camera, but the drone that will carry it.

Instead of simply making the cameras and letting other companies like DJI base their entire drone platforms off of it, GoPro can simply make their own drone, as well as continue providing a camera for other manufactures to use. Maybe this is why DJI has only shown their new Inspire 1 drone with their proprietary camera, even though its very similar in size to a GoPro? 

The drone world is just beginning to explode, and getting in early as the "affordable and accessible" camera & drone manufacturer can only help them long term by diversifying their product line and pioneering the "next big thing" in video.