Timelapse Photography using iMovie and Drift HD Ghost Camera

Thought I’d try my hand at producing a timelapse video, I’ve seen quite a few over the years and really like the city scenes, night sky and nature footage. But, before I go hard-core and setup my Sony SLT-A55 DSLR, tripod and automatic remote trigger, I wanted to do some experimentation and understand the full process involved from capturing the initial photos through to editing and creating the output video.

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Disable the Sudden Motion Sensor on a Mac Laptop

The Sudden Motion Sensor is designed to protect your Mac hard drive in the event of a computer being dropped or an unusually strong vibration. Essentially what it does is park the hard drive head when movement is detected, which prevents it from potentially scooting across the disk surface and scratching or otherwise damaging the drive or drive head.

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“hash” # key missing on Apple MacBookPro?

My first day on the Apple MacBook Pro and was playing around with ‘Numbers’ and wanted to insert the hash (#) symbol in the text.  For the life of me I couldn’t see the symbol anywhere on the keys of the keyboard.

After playing around for a while, I finally found it.  Alt + 3.  Simple when your find it, but frustrating trying to look for it.  I wonder how many other querks I’ll find in the next few weeks as I slowly transition from Windows to Mac.

Just to recap, Alt + 3 to enter the # symbol.