Archive for December, 2009

The Why and How of Jailbreaking my iPhone 3GS

Saturday, December 26th, 2009

I got my iPhone 3GS at its launch in June 09 – and though I do love it I reckon it lacks some important functionality and could do with several usability improvements – and I think I’m not alone 😉

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I also have an iPod Touch 2G – which I jailbroke with the Dev-Team’s redsn0w 0.72 shortly after getting the iPhone so I could explore Homebrew development – and though I had intended to keep the iPhone ‘official’ – six months of playing and testing has convinced me to jailbreak my iPhone too and unlock some of its hidden potential.

This fairly lengthy post outlines my research, choices, process and outcomes…

Here’s some of what I think I’ll gain:

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Loading .mts files into Final Cut Pro 6.0.6

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

I have video documentation from PEAL that I’m planning to edit in FCP… but it’s in .mts format and from a couple of different HD AVCHD camera sources…

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After a bit of head-scratching and online research I got to a reasonably straightforward and speedy solution… and in the process managed to clarify a few significant terms for myself such as:
Mbit/s V MBps
Apple ProRes 422
Similarities and Differences Between 1080i and 1080p

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Problems with MIDI and Java after update to Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 1 on OS X 10.6.2?

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

Since the Apple software update to Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 1 I’ve been having problems running some of my Processing sketches – particularly those using MIDI – and Java applets such as SevenUpLive 1.4.

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I’ve also been experiencing some memory access errors e.g. “Invalid memory access of location 0x0 eip=0x917108d0” with monoControl and some of my own sketches – which I think are issues with OS X, Java and RAM?

A googled forums.sun.com post and referenced Processing forum post seems to indicate I’m not alone.

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