PHILIP BLOOM’S IPHONE 5S SLOW MOTION VIDEO

One of the most interesting features of the iPhone 5s is its ability to capture slow motion video at 120fps.

There are a lot of great user generated examples of the iPhone 5s slow motion video on YouTube and other video sharing sites, and their footage is intriguing. However, there are certain videographers who take new gear and place it into their production pipeline to turn out beautiful works of art.One such name that stirs lots of attention on the internet with his breathtaking videography is Philip Bloom. Over the years Bloom has built a solid internet following by showcasing the capabilities of the newest cameras and gear on the market. His work is by no means a simple “look it over” review. Bloom intentionally crafts cinematic films to test and stretch the technical capabilities of different cameras. One of his most recent films was shot using the iPhone 5s slow motion camera.

iPhone 5s Slow Motion Video by Philip Bloom

Philip Bloom writes an excellent post on his blog about shooting slow motion video and relates to it his experience of shooting with the iPhone 5s. It’s an interesting and informative read that informs not just about shooting with the iPhone 5s, but about shooting slow motion video in general. A master craftsman like Philip Bloom paints a beautiful picture with the camera. The information and knowledge he shares is incredibly helpful to every video producer.

Sourced from VideoMakers: http://www.videomaker.com/videonews/2013/10/philip-blooms-iphone-5s-slow-motion-video

Apple leaks new iLife for iOS icons.

New icons for iPhoto and GarageBand for iOS have been spotted in the iCloud Storage Management settings of iOS 7′s Settings app, notes 9to5Mac. The new icons appear radically different than the old ones, with a much flatter iOS 7-like design.

As the iCloud Storage Management icons are handled over-the-air, its likely that the iPhoto and GarageBand icons were accidentally released ahead of schedule. Given that they were, however, it seems likely the two apps — along with iMovie, which has not had a new icon leaked — may see updates shortly after Apple’s event next Tuesday.

Besides the iLife iOS apps, Apple still needs to update a number of apps for iOS 7, including iBooks, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Remote, and more.

Model Maker Turns Toy Cars Into Nostalgic Life-Like Images

For the last 25 years, Michael Paul Smith has been building detailed scale models for an imaginary world he calls “Elgin Park.” Michael builds eerily identical scaled models of cars 1/24th the size. He carefully picks out real world environments for these cars and builds   whatever else is needed to sell the shot. He then uses backgrounds of real environments to make the shot as realistic as possible. Here’s the kicker: he’s doing all of this on a $200 point and shoot.

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About Michael Paul Smith

Michael has been building to scale models for over 25 years. He took model building one step further and created a way to mix real buildings, trees, structures, lakes, and streets in with his 1/24th to scale models. It’s really quite amazing that these photos look as real as they do and I love the theme he has run with. I contacted Michael last week and he was nice enough to tell me more about his process. Enjoy.

Interview

How did you get into this? 

My project Elgin Park came about from a need to put my 300 diecast model car collection into some sort of physical context. Even though they looked interesting lined up my shelves, all they did was sit there. It occurred to me I could construct a 1/24th scale building to showcase the cars.Starting with a gas station, because it’s something universally connected with cars and trucks, it was just a matter of time before other structures started to be made. Utilizing all of the knowledge I had acquired from studying 20th century culture, these dioramas could be authentic down to the last detail. There are a total of 15 buildings in my town, at the moment. Because of space limitations, the models are not set up as a “town”. They are packed in various boxes and closets and are brought out only when I get inspired to do a photo session. Also the buildings are not completed structures but are made in a modular way so I can mix and match them to give the appearance of a different building.

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Is there a science to this that you can share with the rest of us? 

The whole forced perspective process was used extensively in early movie making back in the 1920′s. Because it was too expensive to create massive full size sets outside, detailed models were created and placed at the correct distance behind the actors to create the illusion of a city or some fantasy location. It was a very effective special effect.The use of models in Cinema is still happening today. As a matter of fact, audiences are tiring of CGI and model making is getting a resurgence. The actual math that is involved to create a consistently good forced perspective shot is something I can’t figure out because I am math challenged.  Over the years I’ve been doing this, I’ve developed a sense of how far I have to be away from any given background to make the scene work. There are still times when I have the shot set up, look through the camera and discover the distance is incorrect. In a very unprofessional way, I drag the table with the diorama on it until the scene lines up correctly.

 

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What equipment are you using to shoot this?

The camera I’m using now is a 14 megapixel Canon SX280. Before that I was using a Sony 12 megapixel point and shoot, which died suddenly for some unknown reason. And my original camera was a Sony 6 megapixel point and shoot. The little Sony 6 megapixel was what I learned on. I really didn’t know what I was doing so I just created setups and started shooting. The learning curve was steep. What I have found is that 14 megapixels is almost too much for what I need to take convincing diorama shots. There is too much information being recorded which makes every little detail show up in the photographs. When working with miniatures, at least for myself, too much detail distracts from the total scene. Also, to capture a “retro” feeling, there needs to be a blur of sorts. If you go through old photos there is a slight lack of clarity to them. I think psychologically it gives them some emotional distance.

 

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How long does it take you to build a set?

A few days, and here is why that is. When I get inspired for a photograph, and that inspiration usually comes out of the blue, I will start to look at my diecast collection for vehicles that would best represent what I’m trying to portray. Using my latest photo as an example: The 1965 Mustang in the school parking lot. Every day I take a walk and pass by the Winchester Junior High School. On a particular day, the sun was starting to set which lit up the back of the school along with the bleachers. The drama of it started me thinking about my High School days in Pittsburgh. Those were perilous times for me because I wasn’t involved in the sports scene. Getting back to the diorama, I thought about the cars people drove, back in the day. There was a real mixture of vehicles with the usual daily drivers, the beaters and usually a brand new car that made everything look dated. I knew I had a 1965 Mustang fastback diecast in my collection that I had never photographed before so it became clear to me that this was the era I would try to illustrate.

The vision of the Winchester school lit up at sunset felt like the perfect backdrop for the story forming in my mind so I made the decision to stick with that. Now the question was, what other cars and/ or trucks could add to the visual story line? I had constructed, a few years ago, a mobile Ice Cream Truck which would work well in a school parking lot setting. Having the cars parked around it with the bleachers in the background made sense. And amidst all that, the new shiny black Mustang.

The final question is: what model details will help round out the scene? Going through my boxes of Detail Stuff, I decided a phone booth, some chain link fencing, some large garbage cans, a generic one room building and some guardrails. I then did a dry run on my kitchen table which stands in for my workbench. Throughout the dry run, I would consider different cars but always kept the Ice Cream Truck and Mustang. On the next nice day, I waited until an hour before sunset and headed out to the Junior High School, which is at the end of my street. I use an old aluminum folding table as my base, then place the “road” on it. The “road” is a 3 foot by 4 foot piece of board that I have painted and textured to look like a street. From there I place the models in position that I had on my kitchen table. Seeing the diorama out on location usually has me tweaking the set so as to get everything working together.

That was a long winded answer but it gives you some insight to the process. Here is the particular shot I was describing:

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What’s the hardest part about making this look as real as possible?

That is a tough question.  Getting the perspective correct is the biggest factor. Once that is in place, the placement of the model buildings and vehicles is critical. And then there is “detailing” the set with scaled down dirt and misting the road with water to add another dimension to the scene. If any of those factors are not working, then the scene falls apart. There have been times when I thought a model building would blend well with a real background only to find it didn’t, for whatever reason. Another difficult part is to remember not to get too close to the model when shooting. It might look great through the view screen but when downloaded, the point of view or composition is all off. In addition very bright sunlight is not good for miniatures. This might sound odd, but if there are too many bright reflections bouncing off the models, the light becomes out of scale. On a sunny day, I try to photograph under a tree so there is dappled sunlight on the model to create an interestingly illuminated set.

What sort of post processing, or photoshop magic, are you doing on these cars/environments?

There is some post processing done to almost all of my photographs. Although I do use photoshop, it is for removing an unwanted sign or person that happens to be in the picture. I will not use it to move objects around or add anything to the photo. I’ve given myself the challenge, from day one, to setup each shot in the camera. If it’s not correct when I down load it, then I won’t use it. There have been some really good images that got away. Using filters in post production has become an interesting aspect to the finished product. Desaturating the color, altering the yellow/ blue content, along with blurring and tinting the photo all add to the final look. I try to use it sparingly and subtly so as not to overwhelm the original image.

 

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How accurate are these replicas? 

The diecast vehicles I use are amazing replicas of the real cars and trucks. The wheels steer from the steering wheel, the shock absorbers work, the doors, hood and trunk open, the front seats fold forward, there are removable spare tires and the list goes on. One of my diecasts has a real cloth convertible roof that folds down and another has roll down windows. And these models are only 3 inches tall! The colors are actual paint colors from those eras and the tire treads are accurate for each decade. These vehicles make me very happy. When I was starting to create the buildings for the dioramas, I gave myself the challenge to make the structures as good as the diecasts vehicles, down to the interiors. So you may not see them in the shot, but the houses have furniture, wallpaper and rugs that are appropriate for that particular building.

 

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What has been your most difficult shoot?

There have been a few, but for different reasons. Weather tends to be a big factor for the obvious reasons, but there is also the problem of photographing in tight spaces which restricts moving the model around to get various perspectives. Here are some examples:

  • One was a snow scene, done outside in winter along side the Aberjona river. To get the shot I had to place my folding table close to the edge of the water then cantilever the diorama base off the table. This was done in knee deep snow, so the table started to slip down towards the water which caused the model cars to start rolling. With frozen hands, I started grabbing everything at once while trying to pull the table back onto the river bank. I’m pleased to say I didn’t lose anything.
  •  Another one was during a windy spring day near a lake. A gust of wind picked up the table and models and flung them into the air. There were no casualties, I’m pleased to announced.
  • Another was on an indoor shot, such as the Tuckers in the Warehouse, there is always the  problem of not being able to move around the diorama to get various angles. The Tucker photo shoot was one of my most difficult sessions. Actually I shot for 3 days with  over a hundred images taken.  To get the light streaming through the model windows and skylights, I only had the early morning sun coming in my window for about an hour each day. Natural sunlight has an ethereal quality to it that makes everything glow and I wanted that quality  to filter through the fogged up windows and skylights. Due to lack of space where I live, I placed the set on a table up against an open window. It wasn’t 100% right, so I pushed part of the model outside the window so it was hanging out in space. It was the right thing to do, but a dangerous position for my set because I live on the 3rd floor of an old Victorian house. By jamming the set out the window, though, it gave me even less room to maneuver. So I ended up tracking my camera, which is hand held, about a quarter of an inch at a time across the set. By doing that I was finally able to find the perfect spot that gave me the proper perspective and distance. That was one tough shot, but I got it.

Here is the particular shot I was describing with the Tuckers:

 

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Have you ever had a shoot not turn out how you had hoped? If so what happened?

This has happened a few times. An example: there is a wonderful small house nearby that has not been changed in 100 years. The surrounding homes are generic enough to not interfere with an historic feeling. What I didn’t count on was the lack of distance between me and the house. I had the shot set up, the lighting was terrific but I needed to be about 3 more feet away from the building. But I couldn’t back up any more because there was a house behind me and in my way. I took the photos, anyway, trying all sorts of angles but it just didn’t look good. Actually, it looked like little cars in front of a nice house. Also, having a small model base is limiting. If I could somehow carry around a base that was about 4 feet by 6 feet, that would give me some distance between the model and the camera. But I have to carry all of my stuff with me on a baggage cart because I don’t have a car.

 

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Where are you getting these replicas? Do you actually build and paint them as well? 

My diecast collection came from three manufacturers that no longer make them. They are The Danbury Mint [ the holy grail of diecasts ] The Frankin Mint [ they started the whole trend back in the late 80's ] and West Coast Precision Diecasts. West Coast came in late in the  game and only produced Chevys, but oh they were beauties. The front seats moved on rails, the glove compartments open. I have a few other vehicles from assorted companies but they are not as detailed and I tend to alter them to bring them up to speed. Now I have created my own vehicles. There is a car carrier, a garbage truck, a 24 foot [ to scale ] trailer and a teardrop trailer. Because I don’t have a shop, everything is done by hand and creating a vehicle is very precise work. I just don’t have the patience to make them. I will take a diecast, though, and repaint it. Actually I did some cosmetic work on a Tucker model to make it appear as though it was a design study for the 1951 model year.  It was quite convincing.

 

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Where are you getting these replicas? Do you actually build and paint them as well?

My diecast collection came from three manufacturers that no longer make them. They are The Danbury Mint [ the holy grail of diecasts ] The Frankin Mint [ they started the whole trend back in the late 80's ] and West Coast Precision Diecasts. West Coast came in late in the  game and only produced Chevys, but oh they were beauties. The front seats moved on rails, the glove compartments open. I have a few other vehicles from assorted companies but they are not as detailed and I tend to alter them to bring them up to speed. Now I have created my own vehicles. There is a car carrier, a garbage truck, a 24 foot [ to scale ] trailer and a teardrop trailer. Because I don’t have a shop, everything is done by hand and creating a vehicle is very precise work. I just don’t have the patience to make them. I will take a diecast, though, and repaint it. Actually I did some cosmetic work on a Tucker model to make it appear as though it was a design study for the 1951 model year.  It was quite convincing.

 

What advice do you have for someone trying to do something similar to this?

The most important rule is to be further away from the background instead of closer. Also, keep the camera lens at the proper height that is appropriate to the scale of the models you are photographing. For 1/24th scale, I have the camera no higher than 2 inches from the model base. This would be the point of view of a 1/24th scale person looking at the scene in front of them. It really is a fun and creative challenge, with quick results.

Now if you are going to create building and complicated scenes with details such as telephone poles and the like, then do lots of research on how reality looks. Study old photos, especially snap shots. They give a very accurate description of what an era looks like because the amature photographer, back then, was not trying to take a glamor shot. The stuff that’s going on in the background is priceless in terms of what was around during any particular era. Another piece of advice that I think is helpful is: you don’t need expensive equipment or lighting to create a realistic photo. Too much information in the photo is not a good thing when creating a forced perspective image. You need the subtle blur and the effect of an average lens.

Also, don’t try too hard during a shoot.  For myself, if I’m shooting for more than an hour then I’m overloading my brain. The best sessions I’ve had were about 20 minutes long. During that time I’m in the ZONE letting the scene describe itself.  And don’t second guess yourself. If you’re thinking too much behind the camera, then you’ve lost the creative magic that happens between the model and the lens.

 

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What’s the most important thing to remember when creating a scaled down environment like this?

Here is the most important aspect of making models and photographs appear real:  Keep everything in scale. From the thickness of the shingles down to the wallpaper design and door knobs, everything must be in the proper relationship to each other. I can’t stress that enough.

Check out his Flickr.

 

 

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How to update to iOS 7

In this tutorial I will demonstrate how to upgrade your iDevice to iOS7.

If you are a WINDOWS user  you will need to download the .ipsw file from one of the mirrors below. If your mirror downloads as a .dmg file you will need to extract the .ipsw file from it using the following free tool.

If you are on MAC you dont need any extra software, the OS will extract the .dmg file with no worries.

Mirrors

iPad: coming soon.

If you are unsure what model of phone you have please use this support guide from apple

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Be sure to backup your devices using iTunes 11 or through iCloud backup prior to installing iOS 7 beta. After installing iOS 7 beta, you can restore your device using either iTunes 10.6.3 or through your iCloud backup.

Step 1: Download the latest official iOS for your device This will be iOS 6.1.4 for iPhone 5 and iOS 6.1.4 for all other supported devices: iPhone, iPod, iPad and Firmware/Software Download. This will remove your jailbreak if you have one.

Step 2: Download iOS 7 for your device (using the mirrors above)

Step 3: I restored my device to the latest IOS6 forst then set up as NEW, you may want to restore to the latest iOS 6 and set it up as a new device before continuing but i have be told that it will work without doing this.

Step 4: If you’re on Mac press Alt and Click on the ‘check for updates button’ (hit shift and left mouse click for Windows) down together, you need to select iOS 7 for your device now (the one you just downloaded), when the device finishes updating it will be on iOS 7 activated.

*Disclaimer, you do this at your own risk, although it has proved to work, only you are responsible for what happens. Usually your device needs to be registered as a developer to work, but either a flaw in the system or a genuine move by apple has allowed anybody to install iOS7. This info is valid on 12/06/2013 @ 7:23 GMT.

Original Tutorial From Press Fresh Media: http://pressfreshmedia.co.uk/how-to-update-to-ios-7/

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Adidas Predator X Football Boot Test & Review | www.footballboots.co.uk

Introducing the World Cup Predator range of Football Boots from adidas. This fantastic colourway was worn by all adidas players at the 2010 South African World Cup. The bold  colour choice of Black / Sun Yellow was used across all of adidas’ football boots in celebration of the 2012 world cup. Other boots in that summers line was the adipure III and F50 Adizero.

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Top 4 Freatures;

The famous POWER SPINE technology, which ensures greater precision and power in shooting and overall better ball control. This makes the whole experience of wearing Predator boots more accurate and precision perfect!

Taurus leather material upper for a better touch and control and low wear and tear.

Asymmetric laces for a nice look and a bigger, clean surface area for optimum ball touch.

The ever popular Firm Ground Traxion technology for optimal grip.

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Comfort & Sizing: They feel fantastic to wear. If i remember correctly, when I first got these it took 2 or 3 training sessions to break them in to be match ready, I remember speeding up the process by doing the bath of hot water trick on them. This softened up the leather very nicely on formed to your foot very well.

I would recommend buying a half size up from your normal size as they a little bit sort on length and very thin in the width.

Weight: The weight of Predators is about 284 grams (10oz). They don’t have a light weight feeling, but they also dont feel heavy. They feel ‘sturdy’ you feel like your not going to hurt yourself when you go in for a challenge. All in all a great weight and feel from the Predators.

Shooting: Due to its ‘Powerspine Technology’ it allows greater shot power making the Predator a very powerful boot. I was very suprised when i first played in them it actually did allow me to hit the ball a lot harder. On the inside of the boot there is a ‘strike zone’ that is completely covered with a rubber-silicon mix. This soft compound provides the ultimate swerve, control and accuracy in any condition through increased contact time with the ball and incredible friction. This ‘strike zone, allows for greater spin, control and accuracy with the ball.

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Ratings:

Comfort: 8/10

Looks: 9/10

Shooting: 7/10

Touch: 8/10

Overall Score: 8/10

Overall: This line of Predators are and always will be my favorite line of the very popular Predator franchise. Im my opinion, it’s a fantastic boot. Looks great, reliable and functional. If your looking for a solid boot that wont let you down and wont break and crumble around your feet then this is the boot for you.

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Win Wedding Cameras: Nikon D800 or Canon 5D Mark III

SnapKnot is giving away either a brand new Nikon D800 or Canon 5D Mark III to one lucky photographer.

SnapKnot was founded in early 2010 by Mike Rheaume and Reid Warner. Their friendship goes back to their first day at Dartmouth College where they were freshman year roommates. Mike Rheaume and Reid Warner,

SnapKnot co-founders, at Reid’s wedding. They also had a chance to live together again after college while Reid was in graduate school at Harvard and Mike was working for a marketing firm in Boston.

“Our goal is to make SnapKnot the go-to choice for engaged couples looking for a wedding photographer and for photographers to showcase their work and connect with potential clients,” said Mike. “We believe SnapKnot can make the process fun and successful for both couples and photographers.”

The incredible people at SnapKnot are giving away a Nikon D800 or a Canon 5D Mark III for free!! Be sure you visit there page (links below) for all the giveaway info! GOOD LUCK!

Big thanks to the SnapKnot wedding photography directory for offering this great camera giveaway!

http://snapknot.com/blog/wedding-photography-pictures/

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New iOS 7 Concept Video Shows Off Widgets

 

We’ve seen quite a few iOS 7 concept videos, and we dig them because Apple will very likely unveil its revamped mobile operating system during its WWDC keynote on June 10. The latest video made by Rafael Justino is rather simple; it imagines a revamped compass, address book, calculator and several other small aspects within iOS, but then shows off a part of the notification shade with widgets.

Yes, finally widgets. This is, again, just a concept video but we can see how Apple might implement them into iOS should it decide to do so. There’s a Flipboard widget for quickly browsing news headlines, one for the weather, another for music and even one for managing several for system controls, such as Wi-Fi or the screen brightness.

The lock screen is also revamped with quick access to Wi-Fi, Airplane Mode, Do Not Disturb and Location controls. There’s also fast access to the camera, the browser, text messaging and your phone dialer on the lock screen. You should probably skip to the 2 minute mark where stuff starts to get compelling, and we admit the designer imagines some features that seem pretty useless, but it’s still a step-up from what iOS 6 currently offers.

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Novo – A Modified GoPro Hero 3: Black Edition Camera

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The Novo digital cinema camera is available exclusively at Radiant Images. The company states that it is an ideal solution for cinematographers who want the capabilities of the GoPro Hero3 but held back by the Hero3’s cinematic limitations.
The Novo, developed and engineered by View Factor Studios in collaboration with Radiant Images, is a re-housed GoPro Hero3 that is even smaller in size and much more flexible and robust for cinematic purposes.

Key new enhancements include a C-mount lens system with back focus adjustment, which allows macro shooting, exposure control capabilities that open up a wide-range of artistic possibilities for cinematographers and camera operators. An internal CPU interfaced to the camera permits users to disable the auto exposure feature and then adjust the aperture manually via the lens. This feature gives control to set a desired exposure and stops. Like the GoPro Hero3: Black Edition, the Novo is capable of capturing cinema-quality video at 2X the resolution and 2X the frame-rate of previous models while delivering 2X better low light performance – 1440p 48fps, 1080p 60 fps and 720p 120 fps video and 12MP photos at a rate of 30 photos per second, plus the ultra-high resolution 2.7KP-30 fps and 4KP-15 fps video modes.

Currently, Radiant Images is renting the set up at $295 a day or $885 a week.

 

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Sensor Size Back-illuninated CMOS Sensor 1/2.5″ 7.81mm Diag
12.40 Megapixel
Resolution 4K, 2.7K, 1080
Frame Rate
4K Cin 4096×2160 / 12fps
4K 3840×2160 /15fps
2,7K Cin 2704×1440 / 24 & 25fps
1440p 1920×1440 / 24, 25, 30 & 48fps,
1080p 1920×1080 / 24, 25, 30, 48, 50 & 60fps
960p 1280×960 / 100fps
720p 1280×720 / 120fps
WVGA 848×480 / 240fps
Base ISO 640
Latitude 8 Stops
Bit Rate / Format / Time MPEG-4-AVC/H.264
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Thickness .83in
Width 2.3in
Height 1.6in
Weight 2.7oz
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Thickness .5in
Width 2.47in
Height 1.85in
Weight 3.2oz