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2021-12-13 MUGOO iMeeting "Show and Tell" 2 weeks early!!!!

Started by AdminMan, November 23, 2021, 10:18:40 PM

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We are still unable able to have an in-person meeting at the library, so the following Zoom details apply.

Date: 2021-12-13 (Monday)  2 weeks early!!!!
Time: 7:30 PM ET  You can join the Zoom meeting starting at 7:20.
Venue: A Zoom meeting that you can join on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Although Zoom works in many browsers we STRONGLY recommend using the dedicated app on your device with the largest screen for the best experience.
You do NOT need a Zoom account to join a meeting!
If you need instructions, go here: https://mugoo.com/index.php/Main/UsingZOOM


0 - Group chin-wag while folks log on                                                                                                     7:20 - 7:30

1 - Show and Tell ...                                                                                                                              7:30 - ?

We invite all members to show-off what you've been doing with your Apple technology over the past year.
This can be a slideshow, a video editing project, a cool database demonstration, or how you use an app,
service or product/gadget to bring you fun and fulfillment.  You can share your Zoom screen,
and we will help you technically of course. 

NOTE that if you have a slow or unreliable internet connection, one of the meeting co-hosts can present your content while you narrate.

We welcome presentations ranging anywhere from a few minutes to about 30 minutes long. 
Please email your presentation offers to exec@mugoo.ca or pres@mugoo.ca 


Ferriss High             - a video project and a slideshow
Ross Slade              - some photo edit work using a new app
Peter Koelbleitner    - photos taken with his iPhone and modified in apps
LeRoy Lees              - how he uses his Mac in his home
Stephen Richards     - Time Machine and how it integrates with Mail
Wally Kuzmicz          - a church video project                                                       

2 -  Presidential sign off for the year                                                                                                         3.5 seconds

Unfortunately, no after meeting wings or desserts at the Royal Oak, but feel free to prepare your own snacks and share them with us on screen!

Zoom meeting details:   <---  will only work for this meeting! Join any time after 7:20, meeting starts precisely at 7:30!!
Meeting ID: expired
Meeting pass code: expired

Did you miss a meeting?
Sign up for emailed meeting notices! https://mugoo.com/index.php/Main/MeetingReminders

Don't forget the Ottawa Public Library!
Even though we are unable to meet in person at the library, the OPL still offers a wealth of services you can access online. Go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en


We had a diverse line-up of interesting presentations.

Time Machine and How It Can Be Used To Recover Mail – Stephen Richards
Stephen described how Time Machine can be used to recover lost or accidentally deleted emails.  Using a 2011 iMac he gave a partial demo by deleting a message, invoking Time Machine, showing the folder he was looking for and clicking Restore.  Time Machine then recreated the desktop today and placed the found item in a folder Recovered Messages.

Slice of Australia and New Zealand - Ferriss High
Ferriss used iMovie to create this engaging collage of photos and video clips with a lively music soundtrack.  It was virtual travel and the next best thing to flying there.  There was query about the cool animated map visuals and Ferriss explained that this is a feature within iMovie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etRtisrHL10

Colourizing – Ross Slade
Ross gave a presentation on adding colour to black and white film photographs using a web-based service and photo app. MyHeritage.com is a web-based genealogy service that has features to colourize and even animate the heads in black and white photographs. It does a pretty good job with the default settings and will also allow you to just enhance the faces. It's amazing to see the animation and colourization of a black and white head. 

The later versions of Adobe Photoshop also have colourization using a NeuralFilters capabilty. In many cases it can discern did the correct skin tone coloured. In the event that the colourizing is not quite right, the workaround is to use masking.

The art of automated colourizing has made great strides forward. Netflix has even colourized old civil war movies.

You can download the presentation deck in Keynote format. https://1drv.ms/u/s!AnGQObva1E6WgQ9c4_S0L1tDl_es?e=um9fLA

Video with Photos Mostly Around Sidney, BC  and some in Victoria and from the Van Gogh Immersive Experience Exhibition – Peter Koelbleitner
There was some stellar photography accompanied by the soulful 1st Gnossienne - Eric Satie. The photos were all captured with an iPhone XS and enhanced using the Snapseed and PCS Camera apps. You can download the video here. https://1drv.ms/v/s!AnGQObva1E6WgRKmPQBGkGxI5Ydh?e=hcn3PR  (for some reason it will not play in a browser window)

Church Video Project - Wally
For this project, Wally's motto: Let the power of Matter over Mind prevail.  Wally used a tripod and Canon XA-11 digital camcorder to record the videos. This features a low light sensor. Additional photos were captured with an iPhone 10.  The audio was recorded separately using a Zoom Livetrack 12 track mixer and digital recorder.  He then used a MacBook Pro and iMovie to integrate these components and add the lyrics and credits.  Canon's User Manual and toll free number provided helpful technical support along with several YouTube videos.

Wally then screened three video clips from a slightly longer video project.
#1 Prelude: Approaching and entering his church St. James the Apostle in Perth, Ontario with a hymn soundtrack and rolling lyrics.
#2 Original recording of two musicians, zooming in an out, with lyrics.
#3 Postlude: Audio recording of the Junior choir, adding visuals, credits, lyrics against a backdrop video of the Taye River.

You can view the entire half hour video here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88heJFwvHCw

Equipment Setup – Leroy Hayes
A core component of LeRoy's MacHaven in Kanata is the service Plex.

Plex Media Server is a digital media player and organizational tool that allows you to access the music, pictures, and videos stored on one computer with any other computer or compatible mobile device. You can install the Plex Media Server software on a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer, or a compatible network-attached storage (NAS) device, then play it back on any other internet-connected device capable of running the Plex app.

The service works across countries and continents.  Chris logs in from Tanzania as well as LeRoy's daughters in Vancouver and Ottawa.

LeRoy has a lifetime membership and the service is quite reasonably priced. https://www.plex.tv

https://nzbfinder.ws indexes newgroup server content so finding more obscure movie titles is quite easy.

Leroy can view his video content on two Apple TV's, an LG65OLED and Sony 34 inch Bravia.  You can view the rest of his equipment list in the attachment below.