The only iPad I ever owned was the iPad 2. It was one of the good ones. It was before iPad was considered a productivity thing with multitasking and stylus support and good cameras and ram, but it was still really nice at the time. It did feel a bit like working on something from the future. It came out around the same time Windows was going through some stuff, and the Mac seemed on life support. I got a few good years out of it.
But I never replaced it with another one. I’m sure I meant to at some point. I’ve watched new versions come out. I thought “I’d like one of those mini ipads, just for tooling around” but the right one never materialized. They would release iPad Mini’s occasionally but it was always with a knowing wink, as if they were saying “you don’t really want this one.”
Instead, I slowly replaced things the iPad could do with more specialty based items. I read on a Kobo. I game on Nintendo devices. I use a paper journal to take notes and diary. I didn’t buy one thing that could do it all. Rather, I bought lots of things that could do one thing. I embodied the Radioshack ad.
It took like ten years but an iPad Mini finally came out that I want. The 2021 iPad Mini slaps. It would be super portable, great on the couch, last all day, and it uses the good pencil.
The problem is, I still have all this stuff, and specialized products have a way of lasting a long time. If my Kobo, 3DS, Switch, and iPhone XR were all dying, that’d be one thing. But they’re not. If I hated writing on paper, that’s another. But I don’t. I like these things. They’re good at what they do, and they last.
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Import Nintendo Switch footage into Davinci Resolve
So I recorded some gameplay footage on my Nintendo Switch. It’s really easy to do that. You just hold down the share button and it saves the last 30 seconds. I’ve used this footage in a few apps, but lately I’ve been using Davinci Resolve. And for some reason, Davinci Resolve doesn’t understand the mp4 file type that the Nintendo Switch creates.
So I need to change the video type. There’s a thousand ways to do this. At first, I try ShareX. It has a video converter that uses ffmpeg and it’s great. It totally works. But it only works one video at a time, but I held down the Nintendo Switch share button 32 times, which means I have 32 videos. I don’t want to do this 32 times.
After a while, I remembered that VLC also does this, and it does it in batches. I’m writing this because next time, I don’t want it to take as long as it did to remember this. VLC does this annoying thing where it’ll do the job, but then get hung up on error messages. It’s annoying, but you just need to kill the app in task manager afterwards. It’s still worth it. Maybe one day I’ll google how to get around that part. But not today.