This 16-Year-Old Makes Stunning Timelapse Videos

first_imgWe talk timelapse camera gear and more with 16-year-old Yuri Palma, an exceptionally talented photographer and videographer.All images via Yuri Palma/Fabio PalmaYuri Palma is a 16-year-old photographer and videographer from Italy. Based on his expertise in timelapse photography and editing, you’d hardly know that. Yuri shoots on a variety of cameras like the Panasonic GH4 and Nikon D7100, and he edits in Photoshop, After Effects, and Premiere Pro. He often collaborates with other photographers — including his father, Fabio Palma.Take a look at one of his most recent projects, 4K Motion Vol. 3 (featuring the PremiumBeat royalty free track “True Genesis” by Tenacious Orchestra).We wanted to know more about Yuri’s work and his workflow, so we asked him.PB: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? How long have you been a photographer and videographer?YP: I’ve been interested in photography since I was a child, and that was because I used to watch an incredible amount of documentaries, especially about wild places, and I just loved the sceneries and the way they were captured in those documentaries. I thought about becoming a photographer at the age of eleven.While reading National Geographic magazine, I saw an advertisement for the Nikon j1, a little mirrorless which I still use for some of my timelapses today. I decided to buy it, without knowing too much about photography itself. In fact, I was shooting completely in auto and I didn’t understand half of the settings.A few months later, I received some video clips (at the time I didn’t even know about videomaking at all) which were taken during an alpine expedition. I installed a very old copy of Pinnacle Studio on my first computer. I decided to try to edit those video clips just for fun. It was from there that photography and videomaking came together, and I was hooked. I spent hours in front of my computer watching every type of tutorial I could find on YouTube, and I still do today. I’ve been a videographer and photographer for about five years now.PB: What drew you to shooting timelapse videos?YP: That was a pretty simple choice. Like I said, I became interested in videomaking. The camera I had first was really, really bad at taking video, but it was surprisingly good at taking photographs. It took high-quality RAW files, which were fantastic for me once I understood how to work with them. So when I first heard of timelapse videos, it was obvious for me that they were what I was searching for.PB: Can you give some insight into your work? What type of projects do you frequently find yourself working on?YP: In the past few years I found myself doing every kind of short video I could. That was from commercials to documentaries and even music videos. But the type of work that I like the most is timelapse. With that being said, I’m introducing video at normal speed or slow motion into my work, like I’ve started to do in my series, Motion.PB: Can you go into more detail about the gear you use?YP: If you are into nature timelapse photography, you know that the most important thing is weight. You can’t hike to a spot hours from the closest road while carrying a two-meter slider and a heavy-duty tripod. You have got to be efficient with what you decide to carry.My go-to setup for timelapse videos is very simple. I have a Manfrotto backpack in which I have my three cameras of choice: the Nikon d7100, the Panasonic GH4 (that I can also use for 4K video), and the Sony RX100 Mark II.For lenses, a Tokina 11-16 f2.8, a Sigma 18-35 f1.8, and a Tamron 70-200 f2.8. The tripods I use are the Manfrotto 055, the Triopo GE-3228x8C, and a small Manfrotto Befree I use for the RX100.PB: How many batteries and memory cards do you find yourself going through for a shoot like this?YP: I always carry a minimum of three to four spare batteries, but the most important thing are memory cards. Shooting all of my timelapses at the highest quality RAW possible and the videos at 4k, I need an incredible amount of space. Even more important, I need really fast cards to handle that kind of data, so I carry a small bag with eight to ten 64GB memory cards. I use Gobe Magic, SanDisk Extreme, and Lexar Professional.PB: What types of things do you carry that are not gear-related that can be helpful to other shooters?YP: I found that a lot of the times when I go on location, the most important things are the ones not directly related to photography. I always carry with me a headlamp, duct tape, and the most important of all — some coins to lock tripods and slider plates. Other than that, if you have to do a long night timelapse, carry a good book to read while the camera is operating and you won’t regret it.PB: What resources have you used over the years to become a better photographer and videographer? Do you frequent any websites, forums, or have colleagues that have helped you over the years?YP: As I said before, the most important resource I used to become a better videographer and photographer was YouTube. The amount of tutorials that are on YouTube is incredible, and they are the easiest to access.I also read some photography blogs now and then, but I think that reading about some technique is very different than watching someone do it, and that is the reason why I prefer YouTube. Also, during the past few years I have met some really talented photographers. The experience of working with them just can’t be replicated.PB: Where can our readers see more of your work?YP: You can see my latest videos on my YouTube channel and follow me on Instagram.last_img read more

UST’s Akomo, UP’s Ouattara eligible for UAAP Season 80

first_imgDennis Rodman wants to ease tension between US, North Korea View comments University of Santo Tomas and University of the Philippines can heave a sigh of relief as the UAAP Board of Trustees (BOT) officially allowed the schools’ foreign players to suit up this UAAP Season 80.The BOT gave Cameroonian Steve Akomo and Mali-born Ibrahim Ouattara the green light to play for their teams, overturning the earlier ruling by the Eligibility Committee disallowing the foreign players from suiting up, citing the supposed two-year residency rule.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIEScenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Composed of the University Presidents from all the eight member-schools, the Board of Trustees met on Thursday in Far Eastern University to settle the issue, with Ateneo President Fr. Jett Villarin participating via video conference.“We thank the UAAP BOT for its kindness and generosity. It is heartwarming to know that it has the best interests of the student-athletes in mind, despite the obviously competitive environment,” said UP coach Bo Perasol.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe soft-spoken mentor and the Fighting Maroons can now fully focus in their campaign this season, which starts on Sunday.“At least now, everybody can focus on the games and no longer in the rules that have threatened to disenfranchise some deserving players,” said Perasol. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lawyer Agaton Uvero, chairman of the nowheretogbutUP Foundation, said Ouattara has electronically submitted his requirement documents before the deadline.“The original copies are on their way from Tripoli, Libya, and will arrive in a couple of days,” he added.Unfortunately, the appeal of UP’s Rob Ricafort was denied as the BOT ruled him ineligible for reaching the age limit.The Fil-Am forward will turn 25 years old on January, two months earlier from the set limit which is the end of the season.UP and UST will open their respective campaigns against each other on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesterslast_img read more

Dutee Chand Fails to Qualify for 100m Semi-finals at World Championships

first_imgDoha: Indian sprinter Dutee Chand’s World Championships campaign ended in disappointment as she clocked 11.48 seconds — one of her worst timings this season — in the women’s 100m heats here on Saturday.Running in the inside lane in heat number 3, Dutee lagged behind in the final few metres to finish seventh and 37th overall among 47 competitors to crash out of the championships. Dutee’s timing was in stark contrast with those of the likes of 2012 Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica and last edition silver medallist Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Ivory Coast, who led the heat timings with 10.80 and 10.85 seconds respectively.This showed how much the Indians are lagging behind as compared to the best in the world.Dutee’s heat was won by reigning Olympic champion Elaine Thompson (11.14 seconds) of Jamaica.The timing of the last qualifier for the semifinals was 11.31 seconds and it was well within Dutee’s reach but she could not do it. The first three in each of the six heats and the next six fastest qualify for the semifinals.On the same tracks in April during the Asian Championships, the 23-year-old Dutee had clocked 11.28 seconds during the heats and 11.26 seconds (national record) in the semifinals.But on Saturday, she came up with her third worst time of the season, after the 11.51 seconds in February and 11.61 seconds in March during the heats in the Federation Cup.Dutee, the reigning World University Games champion, exited in the heats in the 2017 World Championships. She had clocked 12.07 seconds in the heats in London in the last edition. dutee chandWorld Athletics Championships First Published: September 28, 2019, 9:35 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

Pending his WWE return, relive Batista’s most savage moments in a WWE ring!

first_imgAdvertisementPending his WWE return, relive Batista’s most savage moments in a WWE ring!With just a couple of weeks left for the 1000th episode of Smackdown, WWE recently announced that Evolution will reunite on October 16 in Washington D.C. for the first time in four years.Meanwhile, Batista took to the Twitter to reveal that WWE hadn’t invited him for the milestone episode but clarified that he will be making an appearance in his hometown.Surprise surprise!! I wasn’t invited! And it’s in my hometown.! 😳.. guess by now I shouldn’t be shocked anymore. https://t.co/r1NwUNlRnf— Dave Bautista (@DaveBautista) September 13, 2018During his singles career, Batista was one of the cornerstones of the Smackdown brand in the Ruthless Aggression Era. The 49-year-old amassed four WWE World Heavyweight titles, a tag team championship with Rey Mysterio and won his maiden Royal Rumble in 2005.Similarly, on the mic, Batista has not been shy of taking shots or calling out his fellow competitors. In his last stint, The Animal cut one of his best promos when he took an aim at Daniel Bryan’s fans and questioned the WWE Universe, “Where are all the real men? What happened to the ATTITUDE?”On that note, here is a look at Batista’s most savage moments in the squared circle: Advertisementlast_img read more

No Ronaldo, no trophy! Costa mauls Madrid defence

first_imgNo Ronaldo, no Zidane, and no trophy!We knew before Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup final that Real Madrid would face Atletico Madrid without both Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo. What we did not know was that the reigning European champions would also turn up in Tallinn without a defence.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Madrid’s back four were wretched, badly beaten up by the brilliant Diego Costa, but ultimately undone by their own ineptitude. Every goal Real conceded in their 4-2 defeat at the A. Le Coq Arena featured at least one horrendous error from a defensive perspective. In that context, it would be wrong to apportion too much of the blame to Julen Lopetegui, especially given the usual pre-season rustiness and post-World Cup fatigue could well have been factors in his players’ shocking sloppiness, but this was a disconcerting debut for the Blancos’ new boss.Indeed, not since Michael Keeping in 1948 had a Real coach seen his side concede four times in his first game at the helm and that the defeat came at the hands of their city rivals only made the experience all the more galling. Death, taxes and beating Atletico in European finals: they are the three constants in life, as far as Real fans are concerned. As a result, this loss will only heighten the sense of unease among the Bernabeu faithful ahead of the new season. The build-up had been shrouded in enough uncertainty, as far as they were concerned. How would Real play without Zidane? How would they fare without Ronaldo? Why had their been no stellar summer signings?The last thing Madrid supporters wanted to see, then, was such a horribly disjointed, disorganised display. The strange and unsettling lack of solidity was evident from the off, too, with Real conceding the fastest goal in Super Cup history. Costa required just 49 seconds to open the scoring, taking advantage of not one, not two, but three Real errors.Saul Niguez Atletico Madrid Real Madrid UEFA Super Cup 2018Diego Costa Raphael Varane Atletico Madrid Real Madrid UEFA Super Cup 2018Sergio Ramos cut an uncharacteristically passive figure as the Atleti striker brushed him aside to win his own knock-on, while Raphael Varane got his footwork all wrong as he rushed across in a desperate attempt to snuff out the danger, thus allowing Costa to nod the ball past him.Even then, though, Costa had no right to score from such an acute angle. His shot was fiercely struck but Keylor Navas was unforgivably beaten at his near post. It was a goal that would have hit the Costa Rican hard. With new signing Thibaut Courtois ineligible to play in Estonia, the Super Cup represented an excellent opportunity for him to show that he will not give up his starting berth without a fight.Instead, he merely gave Lopetegui a convenient excuse for dropping him for this weekend’s Liga opener against Getafe. The goalkeeper may not be the only one benched either. Varane got worse the longer the game went on and it was he who was dispossessed seconds before Atletico’s thumping third goal, from Saul Niguez.Of course, Ramos, who had put Real ahead with a penalty, had done his central defensive partner no favours at all by needlessly putting him under pressure while facing his own goal and stood on the edge of his own box.Dani Carvajal was also barged far too easily off the ball by Costa in the lead-up to Atletico’s killer fourth goal, while quite what Marcelo was trying to achieve by keeping the ball in play before Costa’s earlier equaliser is anyone’s guess. Before the game, the question had been whether Real would carry the same cutting edge without Ronaldo but Marco Asensio did enough to suggest that he has a big season in him, while Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema combined for a terrific goal that served as a scintillating reminder of their enduring class.However, they were unable to make up for the deficiencies of those at the back as Madrid conceded four goals against Atletico in a final for the first time.The scary thing was that they could have conceded more than goals, with Real’s dismal defence having been left completely exposed by Casemiro’s withdrawal 15 minutes before the end of normal time.Lopetegui had spoken beforehand about forgetting the past in order to continue making history in the future. Real losing a first final in 18 years was most certainly not what he had in mind, though. Consequently, his present will not be about making more history but simply ensuring that his new Madrid side kick off their Liga campaign on Sunday looking something like their old selves.last_img read more

IPL 2019, RCB vs KXIP: AB de Villiers in splits as umpire loses match ball

first_imgUmpires have been in the eye of storm in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 for all the wrong reasons. Howlers and failure to spot no-balls have left quite a few players, including MS Dhoni, disappointed in the ongoing season.On Wednesday, a bizzare incident involving umpires left players confused and in splits at the same time during Match 42 of IPL 2019 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.IPL 2019, RCB vs KXIP – Live scorePlay was halted for a brief period of time after a strategic timeout during the Royal Challengers Bangalore innings as players and umpires couldn’t find the matchball while play resumed after the break.Kings XI Punjab fast bowler Ankit Rajpoot, who was gearing up to bowl the 14th over, asked his skipper R Ashwin the match ball after not finding it anywhere on the field. A confused R Ashwin walked up to umpire Shamshuddin to enquire about the lost ball.However, neither the players nor Shamshuddin were able to figure where the ball ahd gone. Leg-umpire Bruce Oxenford had to rush to clear the confusion but he too seemingly had no idea about the ball’s whereabouts.The confusion left AB de Villiers in splits.The fourth umpire then rushed onto the field with a new set of match balls. Even as the umpires decided to replace the lost ball, television replays played on the big screen. The replays showed Oxenford handing the match ball to Shamshuddin before the timeout. Shamsuddin was seen putting the ball into his pockets.advertisementRealising his slip up, Shamshuddin rushed to the centre of the pitch and handed the match ball to the bowler. The fourth umpire, with a set of new match balls, then hurried off the field before play resumed.MUST WATCH: Where’s the Ball? Ump pockethttps://t.co/HBli0PYxdq pic.twitter.com/ir0FaT11LNIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 24, 2019Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore posted a mamoth total of 202 despite losing their star batsmen in Virat Kohli and Moeen Ali cheaply.AB de Villiers, unperturbed by the on-field distraction, took the Kings XI Punjab bowlers to the cleaners and hit a 44 ball 82, including 7 sixes and 3 boundaries, to fire RCB past the 200-run mark.Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis joined the party and smashed 46 off 34 balls. De Villiers and Stoinis remained unbeaten as the two batsmen stitched a 121-run stand for the fifth wicket.Also Read | I don’t play, players responsible for DC turnaround, says Sourav GangulyAlso Read | Harbhajan plays down concerns over Kuldeep Yadav’s form ahead of World CupAlso See:last_img read more

Chaotic Cup run shows City always find a way to win

first_imgManchester City Chaotic Carabao Cup run shows Man City nearly always find a way to win Sam Lee Last updated 1 year ago 06:25 1/24/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(13) Sergio Aguero Manchester City Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Leroy Sané Sergio Agüero Raheem Sterling Guardiola Yaya Touré İ. Gündoğan Kevin De Bruyne Bristol City Bristol City v Manchester City League Cup Opinion Pep Guardiola’s side have been near perfect in all the other competitions but have made things hard for themselves on the road to Wembley Manchester City’s route to the Carabao Cup final was not always as smooth and free-flowing as the first two-and-a-half minutes, but you get the feeling that Pep Guardiola’s men will be getting used to trips to Wembley in the years to come.We have become accustomed to near perfection from this City team in recent months but their Carabao Cup run has been littered with harem-scarem moments that have almost cost them.It was the same story on Tuesday, as City eventually overcame a stubborn Bristol City 5-3 on aggregate in the semi-final. Just as in the rest of their games, they were not without their shaky moments over the course of two legs. 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For the first two minutes and 27 seconds of the third round tie at West Brom, a much-changed City team passed the ball between themselves at will, patiently waiting for a space to exploit and then bursting into life.After 52 consecutive passes, including all 11 players touching the ball at least twice, Ben Foster was the first Baggies player to even touch the ball. Unfortunately for him, his he could only push Ilkay Gundogan’s shot towards Leroy Sane, who rifled home. No outfield West Brom player touched the ball until Hal Robson-Kanu kicked off, three minutes and 16 seconds into the game. City were off to a flying start.With this game coming in mid September, before the Blues had racked up the most consecutive wins in Premier League history, and before racing into a surely unassailable lead at the top of the table, that goal provided as good an example as any that this group of players were getting used to life under Guardiola.Yet as stunning as that goal was, and despite taking a two-goal lead, West Brom did hit back, and nearly took the game to extra-time. They did not manage it, but Wolves did in the next round.City had started to look their assured best on all other fronts by the time the Championship side came to the Etihad Stadium, but a switched-up defence provided plenty of opportunities for the visitors, especially on the break.The team which had looked so solid in the league and Champions League were reduced, at times, to sprinting back towards their own goal as fast as their legs could carry them as opposition strikers ran clear. Were it not for Claudio Bravo, who saved three one-on-ones and two penalties in the shoot-out, the Blues would have been out. It went to penalties in Leicester, too, albeit after City conceded a soft one in added time at the end of a game they had dominated with another changed line-up. The Foxes ran City close, but yet again it came down to Bravo to save the day, sparking wild celebrations in a packed away end shorty before Christmas.And so to the semi-final, against a Bristol City side that deservedly knocked out Manchester United, courtesy of a dramatic 93rd-minute winner.While they managed to overcome Jose Mourinho’s sluggish side, and were backed by a raucous Ashton Gate crowd, nobody seriously expected them to lay a glove on the Premier League leaders, especially in Manchester.Yet they took the lead from the penalty spot after Eliaquim Mangala gave the ball away and John Stones made a rash challenge in the box. Sergio Aguero popped up with a last-minute winner to give City what was, on balance, a deserved but certainly hard-fought victory.And so too in Bristol on Tuesday. Guardiola picked a very strong line-up to ensure his side made it to Wembley, and their relentless pressing eventually proved too much when Sane struck the opener just before half-time. Kevin De Bruyne and Aguero ruthlessly exploited the space to double the lead five minutes after the break, and it looked like that would be that.Yet somehow City somehow let their opponents into the game yet again. Marlon Pack benefitted following some more questionable defending with 30 minutes to go, and while the Blues did manage to rest back control of the game, they rarely looked like extending their lead.Then, in the 90th minute, Aden Flint tapped home from close range to level the scores on the night. With five minutes of time added on, the hosts, with the crowd fully behind them once again, only needed one more to force extra-time. De Bruyne, of course, spoiled that particular party. The Belgian is head and shoulders above everybody in the Premier League, let alone the Championship, and he was never going to miss as City broke away.Ultimately, City can prepare for Wembley and be happy that, on the balance of all of their games except perhaps against Wolves at home, they have played well enough and created enough chances to deserve to be there.But it cannot be denied that they have made life hard for themselves in every match – much more so than they have in the other competitions – and no matter what state Arsenal or Chelsea are in in a month’s time, City will have to be at their very best if they are to win the first trophy of the Guardiola era.All that said, they have still proven that they find a way to win, even when not at their best.And at Wembley next month they will have another 90 minutes to reach those dizzy heights of the first two-and-a-half back in September. They have every chance. 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The 5 Teams With The Best Odds Of Reaching The College Football Playoff

first_imgA general view during the first quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium.TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: A general view during the first quarter of the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)Alabama, unsurprisingly, has the best odds of reaching this season’s College Football Playoff. Bovada released College Football Playoff odds for the 2016 season and the Crimson Tide are at the top. Nick Saban’s team has 3/2 odds to make this year’s playoff. Alabama is trailed by:Oklahoma – 7/4Michigan – 9/5Clemson – 2/1Ohio State – 2/1Top odds to make CFP (per @bovadaLV) Alabama 3/2#Sooners 7/4 Michigan 9/5 Clemson 2/1 Ohio State 2/1Other Big 12: #OkState 7/1, TCU 17/2,— Eric Bailey (@EricBaileyTW) July 22, 2016The odds for the other top teams:LSU – 3/1Tennessee – 13/4Florida State – 7/2Notre Dame – 4/1USC – 4/1Florida – 7/1Oklahoma State – 7/1Who are you picking to reach this season’s College Football Playoff?The season starts in a little more than a month.last_img read more

Realme 5 quick review: Four cameras, big battery and Snapdragon 665 could make it the best under Rs 10,000

first_img Next Realme 5 quick review: Four cameras, big battery and Snapdragon 665 could make it the best under Rs 10,000The Realme 5 comes packed with features like quad camera, Snapdragon 665 SoC and 5,000mAh battery that look to impress buyers under Rs 10,000. Here are our first impressions. Sanket Vijayasarathy New DelhiAugust 21, 2019UPDATED: August 22, 2019 10:14 IST HIGHLIGHTSRealme 5 price in India starts at Rs 9,999 and it will see its first sale on August 27 at 12pm on Flipkart.The smartphone features a Snapdragon 665 SoC and quad rear cameras.It is also the first Realme phone to come with a 5,000mAh battery.Realme is trying to rapidly expand its portfolio this year by launching a number of smartphones in quick succession. After launching the Realme 3 and Realme 3 Pro earlier this year, the company is already out with their successors, the Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro. Realme launched the Realme 5-series in India on Tuesday touting quad cameras and new Snapdragon processors. While the Realme 5 Pro starts at Rs 13,999, the Realme 5 falls just under Rs 10,000, making it the first quad camera phone in this segment.We gave our first impressions of the Realme 5 Pro yesterday, calling it a natural successor to the Realme 3 Pro in terms of camera and hardware upgrades. Today, we are taking a quick first look at the more affordable Realme 5, which is a feature-packed device that not only comes with a quad camera system but also brings a new Crystal design, Snapdragon 665 chipset and the biggest battery yet on a Realme phone. I spent a brief amount of time with the Realme 5 and here are my initial thoughts.Compared to the Realme 5 Pro, the Realme 5 is definitely a bulkier and heavier phone. You can feel the difference the moment you hold the two devices in your hands. The Realme 5 is a large phone as it gets a bigger display compared to the Pro model. It also packs a larger battery, which naturally means it weighs heavier at 198 grams.Realme 5’s tall body makes it slightly harder to reach the power and volume buttons on the side of the frame. That being said, the Realme 5 sports the same 3D curved rear panel as the Realme 5 Pro, which makes it easier to grip the device. The glossy plastic rear panel comes in a new Crystal design with a diamond-cut pattern that looks different compared to what we have seen on previous Realme models. The triangular pattern is uneven and subtle indoors, but looks louder outdoors under light. It comes in two colour options – Crystal Blue and Crystal Purple.advertisement Much like the Realme 5 Pro, the glossy panel on the Realme 5 is also a fingerprint magnet and will also attract a lot of smudges as you go about the day. Some of the ports on the Realme 5 include a 3.5mm headphone jack, microUSB port and a single speaker grille. The Realme 5 also comes with a triple card slot that can house two nano SIM cards and a microSD card (up to 256GB).The USP of the Realme 5 is its vertical quad camera setup on the back, so let’s talk about that. The Realme 5 is the first phone under Rs 10,000 to feature a quad camera setup, which already makes it a unique, disruptive offering. The idea is to offer a number of different shooting modes for the user to choose from, and so the Realme 5’s camera system includes a 12MP f/1.8 main camera, an 8MP ultra wide-angle camera, 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The camera also supports Nightscape, Chroma Boost, HDR and PDAF.With the help of four different cameras, the user can easily switch between a standard view, wide-angle view and as close as 4cm from a subject using the macro lens, all with a simple press of a button. I will offer my verdict on the camera performance in an in-depth review so do stay tuned for that.Coming to the display, the Realme 5 gets a familiar waterdrop notch screen as seen on previous Realme phones. The company is calling it a ‘Minidrop display’ as the notch is smaller by 30 per cent and is flatter so as to cause minimal intrusion. The bezels on the top and sides are slim with the chin being thicker in comparison.The Realme 5 sports a 6.5-inch HD+ (720×1600) display with Gorilla Glass 3+ protection. The display is certainly bigger compared to the Realme 3, which offers a 6.2-inch screen. The larger screen on the Realme 5 should make it more attractive to watch videos and play games. On first look, the display seems to offer attractive colours and decent brightness levels. Realme 5 is also the first phone in India to be powered by a 2.0GHz Snapdragon 665 chipset. The 11nm-based chipset also happens to power the Mi A3, which is set to launch in India on Wednesday, August 21. Compared to the Snapdragon 660 SoC, the Snapdragon 665 is expected to be more power efficient and should offer a smoother performance while playing graphic-intensive games.The smartphone comes in three variants – 3GB + 32GB, 4GB + 64GB and 4GB + 128GB. These are priced at Rs 9,999, Rs 10,999 and Rs 11,999, respectively.The third highlight feature of the Realme 5 is that it is the company’s first smartphone to pack a 5,000mAh battery. Realme phone in the past have been impressive as far as the battery life is concerned, and with a 5,000mAh capacity, the Realme 5 has the potential to last around a day and a half to two days on a single charge. This is something I can only say for sure after spending a few days with the device, running day-to-day operations.advertisementOverall, the Realme 5 looks like a substantial upgrade over the Realme 3. It comes loaded with segment-disruptive features such as a quad camera system and Snapdragon 665 chipset. It also packs a large battery and offers a unique diamond-cut design, all at a starting price of Rs 9,999.ALSO READ | Realme 5 Pro quick review: Succeeds Realme 3 Pro in more ways than oneALSO READ | Realme 5, Realme 5 Pro launched: Key specs, price in India, availability and everything elseGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanket Vijayasarathy Tags :Follow Realmelast_img read more

Ashes 2019: The contrasting story of David Warner and Steve Smith

first_imgAshes 2019: The contrasting story of David Warner and Steve SmithSteve Smith has scored more number of boundaries than the total numbers of runs made by David Warner in the ongoing Ashes series.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiSeptember 13, 2019UPDATED: September 14, 2019 00:03 IST David Warner (L), Steve Smith (R). AP PhotoHIGHLIGHTSDavid Warner has managed to score just 84 runs in the ongoing Ashes seriesSteve Smith has scored two hundreds and a double hundred in the seriesBoth the batsmen returned to Test cricket after serving a year-banSteve Smith and David Warner returned to international cricket after serving one-year ban for their involvement in the infamous ball-tampering scandal. While Smith marked his return with piles of runs at Bradmanesque average, Warner failed big-time to translate his white-ball form into the longest format of the game. Smith’s heroic feats in England have marked him out as the next most effective tormenter of the nation’s bowlers after Sir Don Bradman whereas Warner has been tormented by the sheer pace and swing of Stuart Broad.The tale of the two batsmen on their return is very much self-explanatory with these numbers in the Ashes series.Steve Smith: 144, 142, 92, 211, 82, 80 in 6 inningsDavid Warner: 2, 8, 3, 5, 61, 0, 0, 0, 5 in 9 inningsDavid Warner’s poor run-of-form comes as a surprise as he enjoyed a brilliant World Cup campaign, smashing three centuries to finish as the second leading run-scorer in the tournament. But as they say, Test cricket is a different ball game together.While David Warner has been able to manage 84 runs overall in the series, Steve Smith’s lowest score in the ongoing Ashes is 80. The statistic is even more arresting because Warner has had three more innings than Smith.Smith has now scored 761 runs in six innings, almost twice as many as any other batsman on either side in the series that is after missing the third Ashes Test due to concussion. But more than the stats, it’s the circumstances that make this as good as it gets. The dismal performance of David Warner, one of the highest run getters in World Cup 2019, makes Smith’s feat stand out even more.advertisementIf we see the funny side of the story, Steve Smith has hit more boundaries than David Warner’s total score in the series. Credit to his poor from, Warner has also set an unwanted record to his name as he currently has the third-worst Test average of a batsman to play a minimum eight innings in a series. Warner’s 5 in the first innings of the final Test was also his eighth single-figure score of the series, the first time in Test history has had such a return in a series.Steve Smith meanwhile also stands a chance to break Don Bradman’s record of most runs in a series. If Smith manages to get another double hundred in the second innings of the final Test he will surpass Bradman since he scored an astonishing 974 runs during the 1930 Ashes in England.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Nextlast_img read more