The other day I was checking out one of David Ziser’s blog videos and I noticed that he was using a service called Viddler. Now being the curious sort that I am, I just couldn’t resist doing a Google search to see what Viddler was all about. What I found was that it’s about huge storage space (videos up to 500MB), a nice interface, and best of all, free! Well that’s just too much for me to pass up, especially given the limitations of YouTube. Don’t get me wrong, I love YouTube and am glad to have it as a hosting resource for my video tutorials but the limitations on video length really put the squeeze on me. Also, I don’t have to record my screen at 1024×768 anymore. I can record at my native screen resolution (1440×900) and the Viddler interface displays it with the correct aspect ratio. I don’t want to abandon all of the folks that have subscribed to my tutorials over at YouTube so I will still upload there too but for my blog, I will be trying out the Viddler for a while.
So let’s give it a whirl. This short clip is just a quick HDR tutorial for doing some adjustments and corrections to our 32-bit files in Photoshop before sending them out for tonemapping. Adobe hasn’t jumped all the way into the HDR pool but they are dipping a few toes in the shallow end by including some tool functionality for 32-bit imagery. So give it a watch and see what you think. (If you click the arrows in the upper right-hand corner you can watch it at full resolution)