Monday, February 22, 2016

GoPro HERO4 Silver

Just two months ago GoPro took the 2014 holiday season by storm, dropping three new models in time for everyone to add them to their shopping lists. At, we were just as excited as anyone to snag the new line of action cams to see what they could do. While we were pleased to see the improvements made to the flagship the rest of the lineup is arguably more interesting.
The next model down, for example, is the Hero4 Silver Edition (MSRP $329.99), with a feature set that apes last year's Hero3+ Black edition, but with several new features all its own. Namely, the Hero4 Silver is the first GoPro ever with a built-in touchscreen LCD. This lets you review footage and control your GoPro from the convenience of the camera itself, eliminating the need for a bulky accessory LCD.
This, coupled with new features shared with the Hero4 Black edition such as HiLight Tag, Bluetooth compatibility, and Protune for both video and photos make the Hero4 Silver a unique addition to the line. Of course, even with a bunch of new features it still has to do what GoPros do best: capture action in places most other camcorders wouldn't dream of.
At first glance, the Hero 4 Silver looks exactly like This isn't surprising, since pretty much all of the silver/black edition GoPros have been outwardly identical. The Hero 4 Silver, however, changes everything as soon as you flip it over to the back to reveal its ace in the hole: a touchscreen LCD.
There are two things that have made GoPros so successful in an otherwise barren camcorder market: simplicity and durability. All previous GoPros were little more than small plastic cubes with heavy-duty plastic mounts. Such small cameras were cheap to manufacture, eschewing complex controls and extraneous features in the name of keeping costs down while reducing the amount of moving parts that could break.
One of the features deemed extraneous was the flip-out LCD that all camcorders generally come with. GoPros eliminated this, opting for a simple monochrome LCD that gave only the most basic shooting information, visible even in bright light. Combined with a wide-angle lens and a shockproof, waterproof case, the GoPro became the ultimate set-it-and-forget-it camcorder.
But, when you're out shooting it's nice to occasionally see what you actually captured. Adding a viewfinder to previous GoPros usually meant utilizing a bulky accessory LCD or using the WiFi with your phone, at a penalty to battery life. Though the monochrome LCD is still present if you want the old-school GoPro feel, having the rear LCD makes framing and reviewing shots as simple as you like—as long as you can take the GoPro out of the waterproof housing.Other than the rear screen, the Hero4 Silver is exactly the same as the other Hero4 Black edition. Basically, it's a small gray box with a monochrome LCD, a large record button, a wide-angle lens on the front, and a battery door on the bottom. There's also the GoPro Hero port for attaching accessories, as well as three more ports, including mini USB, HDMI, and a microSD slot. That's pretty much it.


More of the same, with minor deficits compared to the flagship Black edition.

As you might expect, performance-wise the Hero4 Silver is nearly identical to the Hero4 Black. This isn't exactly a huge surprise, given they share most of the same features and components. We did find that the Hero4 Silver was not quite as sharp as the Hero4 Black, but sharper than the basic Hero. This is likely due to the slightly higher compression, with the Silver edition recording at 45Mbps while the Hero4 Black is 60Mbps. It doesn't show up much in real-world footage, though, so you shouldn't worry about it.
The one area where opting for the Black edition does make a difference is with 4K video. Though the Silver edition can record in 4K, it's only at 15 frames per second. It's sharp footage, but 15fps won't look as pleasing as run-of-the-mill HD video. The Black edition is sharper, and records at a full 30fps in 4K. The Silver edition can shoot at 2.7K (2704x1520) at 30fps, but it's not much better than the 1080/60p mode. With 1080/60p we measured resolution up to 600 line pairs per picture height vertically and 575 horizontally—fairly typical for an HD camera. The motion results were also good, though again the Black Edition has the advantage here with its 1080/120 fps.
GoPros have always had some issues in low light and the Hero4 Silver is no exception. When light gets scarce, the Hero4 Silver has similar woes as all other GoPros, although it is an improvement. The Auto Low Light mode is a feature that automatically adjusts frame rates according to lighting conditions for enhanced low-light performance. This was intended to improve the low light sensitivity on the new GoPro, but it simply didn't work in our camera lab's conditions. We saw slightly better low-light results from the previous GoPro Hero3+ Black, but your mileage may vary.
GoPros have always had some issues in lowlight and the Hero4 Silver is no exception.
Another area that all the new GoPro Hero4 cameras failed to improve was battery life. Battery life is easily the most common thing people complain about on GoPros and it isn't improved with the Hero4 models. The battery capacity is essentially the same—dropping from 1180 MaH to a 1160 MaH—but the redesigned battery means the Hero4 cameras aren't compatible with any older GoPro batteries. If you're a GoPro user making the jump to a higher model, you'll have to buy new spares.
Where that hurts the most is the new features such as a built-in touchscreen. Using a touch-screen all the time will greatly suck the battery life as opposed to not having one, meaning you need more batteries if shooting over long periods with the Hero4 Silver. GoPro did at least make changing cells easier by moving the battery hatch the the bottom of the camera, so you don't need to remove add-ons to get to the Hero4 Silver's battery.


Enhanced framerate options are nice, but no true 4K this time around.

Just like all its brethren, the Hero4 Silver can shoot in just about any resolution you can dream of. The Hero4 Silver can shoot at 4k (15fps), 2.7K (30 and 24 fps), 1440p (48, 30, and 24 fps), 1080p (60, 30, and 24 fps), 960p (100 and 60fps), 720p (120, 60, and 30fps), and even WVGA (240 fps), with PAL variants for most of those framerates. The Hero4 Silver also enables you to use SuperView–an extremely wide viewing angle–at 1080p and 720p with a variety of fps options.
Just like all its brethren, the Hero4 Silver can shoot about as many resolutions as you can think of.
In addition to shooting a near infinite amount of video resolutions, you have the option of shooting 12-megapixel still images in a variety of ways, including a few burst modes and time-lapse settings. Additionally, the Hero4 Silver can capture video and timelapse photos simultaneously. This is available in intervals of 5, 10, 30 and 60 seconds at 1440p, 1080p, and 720p. There is also Night Lapse which allows you to capture a series of photos at specific intervals and exposure times. You can choose exposures of 15, 20, 30 and 60 seconds every 2, 5, 30 and 60 minutes.
There’s a new HiLight Tag function where you can mark a particular moment by pressing the small button on the right side of the camera. Once tagged, you can quickly jump to that point in a video when using the GoPro app or GoPro Studio editing app. This is convenient, but only if you have access to the camera while you're shooting; if you've got the GoPro mounted somewhere that's not accessible, it won't do you much good.
The Hero4 Silver also offers the ability to shoot in GoPro's unvarnished ProTune setting, giving you more flexibility when editing your footage by allowing you to shoot in a higher quality—and with less compression. It also gives more control, with the ability to adjust settings including color, ISO limit, white balance, sharpness, and exposure. This makes it easier to incorporate footage from multiple cameras into a workflow, and exposure value compensation can be adjusted to control brightness. The ISO selection also gives you more control over brightness and noise–with settings ranging from ISO 400 to 6,400 for video and 100 to 800 for stills. ProTune has only been available for video until now, giving shooters flexibility similar to RAW files on DSLRs.
The Hero4 Silver also offers ProTune options, giving you more flexibility when editing your footage.
WiFi makes a return and gives the GoPro the connectivity everyone has come to expect. The Hero4 Silver also comes with Bluetooth connectivity in addition to the built-in WiFi and is compatible with both the GoPro App and Smart Remote. The GoPro App allows you to control your camera remotely using your smartphone, complete with live video. The optional Smart Remote (an update to the Wi-Fi Remote which was bundled with the GoPro Hero3+ Black) features an increased battery capacity and allows you to control multiple GoPro cameras from distances of up to 600 ft.


A small edition makes a big improvement to the GoPro line.

It can be a bit confusing keeping track of all the different variations of GoPros on the market, something not aided by the fact that they all look so similar. The Hero4 Silver distinguishes itself from the rest of the pack by being the first GoPro to include a touchscreen LCD. This makes framing shots and reviewing footage infinitely simpler, as it doesn't require a bulky accessory LCD or battery-draining WiFi to accomplish the task.
It's a unique feature amongst GoPros, and it actually makes this one of the more compelling choices for certain shooting situations. While part of the fun of shooting with a GoPro is reliving the footage later—not knowing exactly what you got until after the fact—it's still a bummer when you don't capture what you thought you did. This is a problem other GoPros solved by letting you use your phone as an external monitor via WiFi, but it's much easier to have the LCD right on the camera.
In our minds, it's enough to even recommend the Silver edition over the higher-specced Black edition in the right situation. Though you give up 1080/120fps and 4K/30fps recording, you save $100 and gain the touchscreen. That's tough to pass up, even if the touchscreen doesn't work quite as well in situations where you'd like a GoPro to work, like while underwater.
It may not be the best, but it's the most user-friendly GoPro you can buy.
The only other caveat that we'd have about the Silver is the redesigned battery. Though it's more accessible and doesn't have drastically lower capacity, the fact that your old batteries are obsolete is a tough pill to swallow. If you're heavily invested in GoPro batteries and don't need the touchscreen LCD or 4K video we'd potentially recommend picking up an older Hero 3; performance isn't all that different and saving on buying spare batteries is always a good idea.
Otherwise, the Hero4 Silver edition is a credible alternative to the flagship Black edition. More importantly, it shows that a GoPro with a traditional LCD can be just as durable as one without, while being infinitely more usable. It may not be the best, but it's the most user-friendly GoPro you can buy, and that's saying something.

Friday, February 19, 2016

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Ladies Bag

My wife is a very choosy lady. She never uses what she doesn't love. She is one of my fashion idols. Now a days she is looking for a nice parts or vanity bags for her. I showed her at least hundreds bags but at last she chose the following one:

Health Tips

Now a days every body is looking for health tips. I am a little expert to provide the tips. But I can share some basic tips:
Avoid smoking
Balanced diet
Regular exercise
Having sex
Reading books
Drink water
Take full breathing
Lough as much as you can

Friday, October 2, 2015

A Summary of the Final Act of the Uruguay Round

“The Final Act Embodying the Results of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations”, signed by ministers in Marrakesh on 15 April 1994 is 550 pages long and contains legal texts which spell out the results of the negotiations since the Round was launched in Punta del Este, Uruguay, in September 1986. In addition to the texts of the agreements, the Final Act also contains texts of Ministerial Decisions and Declarations which further clarify certain provisions of some of the agreements.
The Final Act covers all the negotiating areas cited in the Punta del Este Declaration with two important exceptions. The first is the results of the “market access negotiations” in which individual countries have made binding commitments to reduce or eliminate specific tariffs and non-tariff barriers to merchandise trade. These concessions are recorded in national schedules that form an integral part of the Final Act. The second is the “initial commitments” on liberalization of trade in services. These commitments on liberalization are also recorded in national schedules.
The agreement establishing the World Trade Organization (WTO) calls for a single institutional framework encompassing the GATT, as modified by the Uruguay Round, all agreements and arrangements concluded under its auspices and the complete results of the Uruguay Round. Its structure is headed by a Ministerial Conference meeting at least once every two years. A General Council oversees the operation of the agreement and ministerial decisions on a regular basis. This General Council acts as a Dispute Settlement Body and a Trade Policy Review Mechanism, which concern themselves with the full range of trade issues covered by the WTO, and has also established subsidiary bodies such as a Goods Council, a Services Council and a TRIPs Council. The WTO framework ensures a “single undertaking approach” to the results of the Uruguay Round — thus, membership in the WTO entails accepting all the results of the Round without exception.
Texts on the interpretation of the following GATT articles are included in the Final Act:
Article II — Schedules of Concessions. Agreement to record in national schedules “other duties or charges” levied in addition to the recorded tariff and to bind them at the levels prevailing at the date established in the Uruguay Round Protocol.
Understanding on the Interpretation of Article XVII — State-trading Enterprises. Agreement increasing surveillance of their activities through stronger notification and review procedures.
Understanding on the Interpretation of Articles XII and XVIII:B
Balance-of-payments provisions. Agreement that contracting parties imposing restrictions for balance-of-payments purposes should do so in the least trade-disruptive manner and should favour price-based measures, like import surcharges and import deposits, rather than quantitative restrictions. Agreement also on procedures for consultations by the GATT Balance-of-Payments Committee as well as for notification of BOP measures.
Understanding on the Interpretation of Article XXIV — Customs Unions and Free-Trade Areas. Agreement clarifying and reinforcing the criteria and procedures for the review of new or enlarged customs unions or free-trade areas and for the evaluation of their effects on third parties. The agreement also clarifies the procedure to be followed for achieving any necessary compensatory adjustment in the event of contracting parties forming a customs union seeking to increase a bound tariff. The obligations of contracting parties in regard to measures taken by regional or local governments or authorities within their territories are also clarified.
Understanding on the Interpretation of Article XXV — Waivers. Agreement of new procedures for the granting of waivers from GATT disciplines, to specify termination dates for any waivers to be granted in the future, and to fix expiry dates for existing waivers. The main provisions concerning the granting of waivers are, however, contained in the Agreement on the WTO.
Understanding on the Interpretation of Article XXVIII — Modification of GATT Schedules. Agreement on new procedures for the negotiation of compensation when tariff bindings are modified or withdrawn, including the creation of a new negotiating right for the country for which the product in question accounts for the highest proportion of its exports. This is intended to increase the ability of smaller and developing countries to participate in negotiations.

Understanding on the Interpretation of Article XXXV — Non-application of the General Agreement. Agreement to allow a contracting party or a newly acceding country to invoke GATT’s non-application provisions vis-à-vis the other party after having entered into tariff negotiations with each other. The WTO Agreement foresees that any invocation of the non-application provisions under that Agreement must extend to all the multilateral agreements.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Bangladesh’s IT/ITES industry Brief

This component will increase the competitiveness of Bangladesh’s IT/ITES industry by increasing the quantity and quality of skills, awareness and perception of the country, and support development of IT/ITES-specific infrastructure.

1.1       Top-up IT Training of Science Graduates for IT Services Segment: Provide software developer conversion training of six to nine months for 10,000 non-computer science graduates from universities and colleges. In addition the faculty will be trained and the trainees will be certified in partnership with leading universities and IT/ITES players to ensure quality.

1.2       Foundational Skills for ITES Segment: Provide training for 20,000 trainees in language, customer service, cultural sensitization, and PC/keyboarding; in order for these trainees to have sufficient basic skills to be ITES employable. An anchor institution will be identified to partner with international ITES players to provide the training. In addition,this sub-component will provide training grants to ITES companies that hire and train a minimum number of employees, for a minimum period of time.The program will support the GOB’s existing National ICT Internship Program, and its design and operations will be based on successful global experiences like in South Africa.

1.3       Middle Management Training: Support a local leading academic institution in partnering with overseas institutions to provide IT/ITES focused supervisory/middle management training programs. Such programs already exist in India and Philippines; hence this sub-component will support tie-ups with these proven institutions.

1.4       Institutional Capacity Building for BCC and Local Industry: This sub-component will build BCC’s capacity as an anchor institution for IT/ITES industry development. It will set up an IT/ITES unit in BCC comprising of BCC and project staff. In addition, it will assist BCC to develop the industry development strategy and roadmap in partnership with industry stakeholders, and set up an international advisory body to guide BCC’s efforts. In addition will also build the capacity of local industry by setting up a forum to facilitate dialogue and promote collaboration between the various industry associations. It will also support local companies in adopting globally accepted certifications for IT/ITES as such certifications are required for certain sub-segments of work, and contribute significantly to the perception of a country’s readiness for IT/ITES business.

1.5       Industry Promotion: Provide industry promotion support to enable Bangladesh to overcome the challenge of low awareness and poor perception of Bangladesh as an IT/ITES destination. Hence, it will develop an industry promotion plan for the country; and provide business development assistance in the form of contact databases, outreach programs to CEO-level clients, and support to high-level industry champions within the government for external client engagements. In addition it will support industry promotion actions such as developing promotional tools and materials, and place the country into globally recognized IT/ITES ranking indices.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

HRD Grants through Internship Program

HRD Grants through Internship Program
For piloting these grants, initially 900 interns will be provided in company. Among them 300 will be provided in ITS Company, 300 for ITES Company and another 300 management level interns will be provided equally in ITS & ITES Companies. After evaluating the performance both of the interns and the companies, next 3100 interns will be provided at same ratio.

The intern’s eligibility criteria on 3 sectors are:
i)                    ITS: Science Graduate ( at least have science in SSC/HSC level)
ii)                  ITES: From HSC to Graduate according to the particular ITES/BPO segment’s job requirements
iii)                Sales, marketing, HR management & Accounting(i.e. Management): Business Graduate

Branding & Communication:
As this internship is the way of the Fast Track Future Leader for IT/ITES industry in Bangladesh, so the branding of the program is very essential. To attract IT/ITES companies and young bright students from all corners of the country it is necessary to use all communication media to advertise the program. The advertisements will be published in more than two national widely circulated daily newspapers, on Government Websites and in other communication media as required. Also through partnership with different organizations/institutions the awareness will be carried on. The partnerships will be developed to ensure the involvement of different organizations and creating a positive impression so that the people get encouraged to apply with a prestigious sense. LICT Project will also arrange road shows / job fairs / workshops / seminars to promote the concept of Fast Track Future Leader for IT/ITES industry in Bangladesh.

Applications will be accepted only through the online application system. Complying with all stated instructions/requirements it will be accepted for evaluation. 
For Interns: The LICT Project will receive all applications and after recording receipt the application will be screened for administrative check. Administrative checking will be based on different eligibility criteria of three sectors. Once the applications pass the administrative check they will be notified to sit for an online screening exam. After passing the screening exam the applicants will be ranked based on score. After the ranking is done the evaluators of TEP will hold a meeting for discussing and finalizing the selection. The number of selected applicants will depend on the demands of the company. If deemed necessary the TEP and LICT Project can call for an interview and review the scores. After the meeting the recommended personnel will be placed to EC for final approval.
For Companies: The LICT Project will receive sector-wise demand of manpower from the companies. The Companies will be screened for administrative check. Administrative checking will be based on their career path and pay scale. On the basis of these two criteria, the companies will be ranked. After the ranking is done the evaluators of TEP will hold a meeting for discussing and finalizing the company selection. The number of selected companies will depend on the availability of the project grants. If deemed necessary the TEP and LICT Project can call any company for interactions. After the meeting the recommended Company will be placed to EC for final approval.

The project will track both the companies and the interns. An online tracking system will be established where the updated revenue growth of the company, company’s outcome, intern’s on job training performance, intern’s career path will be provided by the company & the intern.