When I was seven, my new Kodak camera came with a thick instruction manual. My dad solemnly sat me down and told me how important it was to read the manual before I played with the camera. After all, I could break something.
I love my dad, but what was good advice then isn’t as good today. The major working parts of your new smartphone, DSLR, pocket camera or editing software are microchips. Short of running over your new toy with the car, they’re hard to break. Instead of expensive film you’re recording data. Store the original movie in … Read the rest