Our Beautiful City in 1930

This article was originally posted on BusinessTech – we loved it so much that we had to repost it, but all credit goes to them for putting this together!

“Archived footage and modern technology combine to show you exactly how South Africa’s biggest city has changed over the past 90 years.

Johannesburg’s history stretches back some 130 years, having been formally established by the Boer government in 1886, after gold was discovered along the Witwatersrand reef.

By the time the Anglo-Boer war kicked off in 1899, the city had already seen significant growth, with a working railway system, horse-drawn trams and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in full operation.

In its earliest days, Joburg was a small grouping of around nine farms that had acquired claims to dig for gold. The area, known as Ferreirasdorp today, makes up the oldest suburbs of Joburg.

Today, Joburg has grown to cover over 2,300 square kilometres – a space larger than Sydney, London and New York. It is home to over 4.6 million people, and is one of the world’s richest heritage sites, with some truly iconic buildings.

We have previously looked at some of the archived images of how various areas of Johannesburg looked over its 130 years of development.

However, using Google Earth‘s advanced 3D mapping technology, we are able to ‘re-create’ these snapshots in great detail, showing exactly how much these well-known and iconic areas have changed.

From Jan Smuts becoming OR Tambo International airport, the changing face of Newtown (which used to have its own power plant), to the building up around the areas we all know, this is how Joburg has changed over the years.

The images below show Joburg between 1930 – 1940, with the modern re-creations taken from Google Earth.

Joburg International Airport

Then known as Jan Smuts International airport, OR Tambo International has seen major changes over the years.

Old town to Newtown

The area known as Newtown today used to be Johannesburg’s electric district, with power stations and cooling towers sticking out in the district. The cooling towers were demolished in 1985 to make way for the urban facelift we now enjoy

 

Wits University

The University of the Witwatersrand used to be the stand-out feature in the old Johannesburg, but has almost become one with the city as it built up around it.

 

Brixton tower

The Brixton tower has always been a part of Joburg’s skyline – this is an image before it become branded as the Sentech tower we know today.

 

Old Wanderers reborn as Park Station

Before Wanderer’s cricket stadium found a home off Corlett Drive, the grounds were located closer to the city centre. The grounds were converted into what is Park Stations today.

[Text & Photo Credit: BusinessTech]

100 Years / 100 Shots

A journey through the past 100 years of cinema–the most memorable shot from each year (in my opinion). While many of these shots are the most recognisable in film history, others are equally iconic in their own right. For example, some shots pioneered a style or defined a genre, while others tested the boundaries of censorship and filmgoer expectations. If anything, I want this video to be a reminder as to why we all love cinema so much.

Films Used:

Birth of a Nation
Intolerance
The Immigrant
A Dog’s Life
Broken Blossoms
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
The Kid
Nosferatu
Safety Last
Sherlock Junior
Battleship Potemkin
The General
Metropolis
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Un Chien Andalou
All Quiet on the Western Front
Frankenstein
Scarface
King Kong
It Happened One Night
The Bride of Frankenstein
Sabotage
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The Adventures of Robin Hood
The Wizard of Oz
The Great Dictator
Citizen Kane
Casablanca
The Outlaw
To Have and Have Not
Rome, Open City
It’s a Wonderful Life
Dark Passage
The Bicycle Thief
The Third Man
Sunset Boulevard
A Streetcar Named Desire
Singing in the Rain
Shane
Rear Window
The Seven Year Itch
The Searchers
The Seventh Seal
Vertigo
North by Northwest
Psycho
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Lawrence of Arabia
8 1/2
A Fistful of Dollars
The Sound of Music
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
The Graduate
2001: A Space Odyssey
Easy Rider
Patton
A Clockwork Orange
The Godfather
The Exorcist
Chinatown
Jaws
Rocky
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Superman
Apocalypse Now
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
Raiders of the Lost Ark
E.T.
Scarface
A Nightmare on Elm Street
The Breakfast Club
Platoon
Dirty Dancing
Die Hard
Batman
Goodfellas
The Silence of the Lambs
Reservoir Dogs
Jurassic Park
The Shawshank Redemption
Braveheart
Mission: Impossible
Titanic
Rushmore
Fight Club
Gladiator
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Spider-Man
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Brokeback Mountain
300
There Will be Blood
The Dark Knight
Avatar
Inception
The Tree of Life
The Avengers
Gravity
Boyhood
Mad Max: Fury Road

(via Jacob T Swinney on Vimeo with music by Hans Zimmer)

STOLEN EQUIPMENT: Sony Camera Kits & accessories

Two Sony PXW-X70 Camera Kits and Accessories stolen by client.

Please be on the lookout for the following people:

Names:

  • Julio Garlian Thomas, ID given 8401065205082
  • Faith Galekhore Mugano
  • Slindile Pretty Nthuli (see photo below) ID 9011150850087

Company:

  • Sound Stream Media
  • Gakekhore Enterprises Reg 2015/418171/07, VAT 9878040162

All forms completed, though their IDs were going to be sent via Slindile. Hire was paid for in cash.
Has been reported on Report a Crime, and a case has been opened at Randburg SAPS on 27.7.16

Remote Control of a Sony Camera

It is now easier than ever to remotely monitor, record & control one of our compatible Sony camera. Smart Remote Control essentially turns your smartphone or tablet into a spare remote (or a primary remote, if you don’t already have a remote commander). The application allows you to stream a live feed from your camera to your mobile device, allowing you to remain remote from the camera.

Downloading The Applications

The Sony PlayMemories / Smart Remote Control app can be downloaded from your app store by following the links below:

googleplaystore applestore

Setting your camera up for Smart Remote Control shooting

1. Select Menu > Apps Menu > Application List > Smart Remote Embedded

Smart-Remote-Enbedded

(the camera will prompt you to log on to your wireless network)

2. Go to Wi-Fi settings on your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet. Select the device shown on the camera menu. Enter the password shown in the menu.

3. As soon as you see a spinning “Connecting” icon – Open the PlayMemories app on your smartphone or tablet and you are connected.

You will now be able to:

  • Trigger the shutter from your phone.
  • Adjust EV compensation up to +/– five stops. (This control is disabled when shooting in Manual mode.)
  • Turn the self-timer and the image review function on or off. There is a settings icon in the lower-left corner of the screen that allows you to do so.
  • Select Save Options. If you select On, the app will save a resized JPEG to your phone or tablet and a RAW or JPEG to your SD card.

Great News! Our Sony PXW-Z150 has arrived!

Ready for any shooting scenario, Sony’s PXW-Z150 handy professional camcorder delivers stunning 4K image quality, 120fps HFR Full-HD slow-motion and built-in advanced networking for live streaming and wireless workflow.

Breakthrough Image Performance

The PXW-Z150 is the world’s first professional camcorder to feature a 1.0-inch type stacked CMOS image sensor. This breakthrough in sensor integration delivers a 2x increase in read-out speed compared to a conventional 1.0 sensor for stunning 120fps slow motion in Full HD and spectacular 4K recording.

Amazing 4K Image Capture

The PXW-Z150 offers a change in image capture in its class with 4K QFHD (3840×2160) using the advanced XAVC Long GOP 100Mbps codec for truly broadcast quality 4K performance.

Stunning Slow Motion

The PXW-Z150 offers a change in image capture in its class with 4K QFHD (3840×2160) using the advanced XAVC Long GOP 100Mbps codec for truly broadcast quality 4K performance.

 

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