This is my MortgageWeb website!
BLOG / NEWS Updates
Image stabilization (EIS) Before the Hero 5, GoPro cameras didnt have any kind of image stabilization built in. Your options were to either make sure you have a steady hand or fix in post. The former is harder than you think depending on what youre doing; the latter is a pain in the ass for most people. The Hero 5 introduced Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), which cropped the image 10 percent in exchange for smoother video. The EIS only worked on two axes in most resolutions, and not at all in 4K or over 60 frames per second (FPS). EIS certainly helped smooth out your clips, but if you were moving at a certain angle, there was often notable warping or artifacts. The Hero 6 offers improved stabilization with an extra axis added, meaning diagonal/rotational movements are much less of an issue. It also works at 4K30 and up to 120fps in 1080p. The Hero 6 also has dedicated hardware to remove any warping right in the camera. Perhaps most important, the crop is now only 5 percent, so youre losing less image in exchange for that stability. This one feature is my favorite upgrade between the Hero 5 and the 6. I took both cameras out, mounted side-by-side under different conditions (walking, skateboarding and so on), and every time the difference between the two was stark. The Hero 6 consistently comes out looking not just smoother, but more natural, with almost no visual distortion. If youre mounting the camera in a place thats already fairly stable (your head, in a gimbal, or on a car, for example), its better not to use EIS and keep the stabilization out of the mix. But for most hand-held recording or mounting on shaky surfaces, its a godsend. Professional pixel pushers will still lament that the stabilization is being handled by software (rather than the superior optical OIS method), but for most users, its a solid tool. Wed all love OIS to come to future GoPros, of course, and maybe its on the roadmap, but for now, the Hero 6 is close to what most people need.
3 smart back-to-school wellness tips
(NC) It can be hard for kids and parents to get used to a new sleep schedule and daily routine this time of year. Check out these tips to keep your body healthy and your energy levels at their peak. Eat your breakfast. Its always a good idea to start your day off right with a healthy, nutritious meal. When you skip breakfast, youre missing out on a lot of great benefits, including maintaining a healthy weight, better appetite control, increased energy and greater concentration. Breakfast also gives you a chance to get in important vitamins and nutrients such as calcium, vitamin D and fibre from healthy foods like grains and fruits. So, how to make a quick and healthy breakfast when youre on the go? Try these quick and easy ideas: Make oatmeal with milk or a dairy alternative. Top with fresh fruit, nuts and seeds. Layer plain dairy or plant-based yogurt with your favourite low-sugar cereal and blueberries. Add lean ham and low-fat cheese to a toasted whole grain English muffin. Top a slice of toast with avocado, nut butter and banana or yogurt and peach slices. Blend a breakfast smoothie with dairy or plant-based milk and frozen fruit. Try adding greens, nuts, seeds and protein powder for a balance of carbohydrates, healthy fats, protein and fibre. Make your breakfast the night before. Try overnight oats and chia-seed pudding. Keep hard-boiled eggs, whole fruit and trail mix on hand to grab and go. Try a probiotic. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeast that are good for your overall health, especially your digestive system. While we usually think of bacteria as being bad for you, the human body is full of them both good and bad. Probiotics are known as good bacteria because they help keep your gut flora healthy. Regular consumption of probiotics has been shown to help treat and prevent gastrointestinal issues, including acute or antibiotic-associated diarrhea. Think zinc. Zinc supplements especially the type called zinc picolinate can help maintain your immunity during cold and flu season, especially if you take it as soon as you first start showing any symptoms. Head to your local Canadian Health Food Association member health food store to stock up on back-to-school wellness items. Find your nearest location at chfa.ca.
Professionals who can help you with home buying
Because purchasing a home is probably the biggest investment you will ever make, youll definitely want a team of professionals working with you throughout the process. The Real Estate Agent Helps you find the ideal home Writes an Offer of Purchase Negotiates on your behalf Gives you important information about the community Can help you plan the home inspection The Lawyer/Notary A lawyer (or a notary in Quebec) protects your legal rights. He or she will review all contracts before you sign them, especially the Offer (or Agreement) to Purchase. Remember that a lawyer/notary should: Be a licensed, full-time lawyer/notary Be local and understand real estate laws, regulations and restrictions Have realistic and acceptable fees Be able to explain things in plain language The Home Inspector Performs an inspection of the visible components of the home Tells you the condition of the house; what is working properly; what needs to be changed; what is unsafe; and what repairs need to be made Can tell you where there may have been problems in the past Usually belongs to a provincial or industry association