2012 August 13th, 06:15
I'm not sure where you drew your notion of political spin. It seems to be an attempt to dissemble and avoid addressing the matters raised. You may not realise it, but you use this technique frequently.
Originally Posted by Krane
I'm can play dictionary games with you and show 'maverick' in a pejorative sense if you wish, but it is a pretty well-established principle in the US and elsewhere that the perception of the audience gives context as to how the words are received. This arises in the sexual harassment and racial discrimination bodies of law for instance. If you examine the responses to your post you will see that the context was perceived as an attack. I did qualify my statement to say that I was not speaking on behalf of BnF, as I don't know his mind, but the responses to your post tend to indicate more likely than not that you were perceived as launching a personal attack.
I have not perceived any insult from you towards me, so your last paragraph is quite enlightening in that you do reasonably frequently talk about people launching personal attacks on you. I am assuming that you find any of these perceived personal attacks as insulting. Based on your stated view about "when <someone> perceived everything from an insult perspective you say more about you personal lack of self-esteem ...", I must conclude that as you seem to regularly perceive personal attacks (perceive insults) on yourself you are acknowledging that you have a personal lack of self-esteem.
The final parts of your paragraph, projecting your own low self-esteem, as demonstrated by your own posts and logic, onto me, is just reversion to dissembling behaviour again.
I do appreciate your decision to "end this dialogue" although I will await to see the parameters of what you consider is involved in ending a dialogue. I do regret that you have missed the opportunity to help people understand if there is a reason for the arrogant and pretentious tone that you adopt in so many of your posts. It is also regrettable that you have missed an opportunity to acknowledge and redress that you seem to have entered this thread with a personal attack despite posting that you "never start out to attack people personally."
I'm not sure if you will be continuing to adopt the tone in other threads, but that will become self evident in due course.
2012 August 13th, 06:42
It was mostly his statements, not his tone, and the thread was becoming frustrating to me when 4/5 people in here don't know what "crop" means (no offense if that was you). His first statement:
1. "You want to crop and zoom or crop and delete?"
- That really makes no sense. If you crop a 1920x1080 video to 1280x720, you will end up deleting information around the periphery, and you will "effectively" zoom in also to fit the window. So the answer is both. I didn't say resize. I can't believe people could get the terminology confused here. I work with several photo and video editors and the term "crop" means the same thing universally in every program I've used. Not only that but I clearly explained patiently to the various forum members who were confused what I was talking about before he responded.
Cropping refers to the removal of the outer parts of an image to improve framing, accentuate subject matter or change aspect ratio. Depending on the application, this may be performed on a physical photograph, artwork or film footage, or achieved digitally using image editing software. The term is common to the film, broadcasting, photographic, graphic design and printing industries.
- I think it's considered rude to say "huh?", especially when I wasn't talking to him previously and he hadn't yet answered the original question.
3. "I don't really care about mobile devices"
- The justification of my statement about delivering in 720p was all about mobile devices and also screen sizes and their role in media delivery now and in the future. This statement leads me to believe he doesn't comprehend what I'm saying well due to lack of reading comprehension skills. Also leads me to believe he looks down on all people who aren't using the highest possible resolutions, even though, SD widescreen is STILL a universally standard delivery web format for video in the entire world, even in 2012.
Last edited by blondandfun; 2012 August 13th at 07:00.
2012 August 13th, 07:06
I know that it took me a little while to clarify with you if we both understood 'crop' to mean the same thing (and we did) and then for me to understand why you would want to do it as a regular part of workflow.
Once I understood, the only thing I could think of was the practical challenges of ensuring that you left adequate space "outside" of your intended final image so that you could crop as you wanted, but still have the final image that you wanted.