April 2019 Daily Journal for GTNP & JH

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Early April Notes:

The first day of Spring (on the calendar) was on March 20th, but most of the valley still looks like Winter! We had several warm days at the end of March, which began melting the heavy snow pack on the valley floor.  Elk will eventually leave the National Elk Refuge, and expect Wolves to follow them. When the migration begins, you can often see more wildlife in a single day than any other month of the year.  Moose are often in the river bottoms at this time of the year, but many are moving back to the sage flats.  Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, and Kestrels have been spotted in March. Songbirds are also beginning to move through the valley. Bohemian Waxwings have been stripping the berry trees in town. I would expect April to be very active this year.GrizzliesOther Wildlife for Early April: I didn’t see as many Mountain Goats in the Snake River Canyon this year as in other years, but that may have been a result of the heavy snow pack. Still, I would expect to see a few through the middle of April. April is also a good month to see Grizzlies in Grand Teton National Park. Watch for Foxes, Marmonts, and Badgers. Trumpeter Swans will be leaving the valley at some point. Other birds, like White-faced Ibis might be seen for a day or two before they move on north. The Bison I photographed with frosted faces last month are still around, but are seldom next to the steam now.
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Review of the Sony MDR7506 Pro headphones

If you edit movies, work audio, or make music, you need good professional headphones. There are a lot of choices on the market. What do you choose?

Aaron talks about the pro monitor headphones he uses to edit his movies and shows. These are used in radio and television stations around the world.

Links to Amazon for these headphones:
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2NEluBb

International:
Amazon Canada: https://amzn.to/2T1Qv7R
Amazon France: https://amzn.to/2Ez4VDv
Amazon Germany: https://amzn.to/2UhxryQ
Amazon Italy: https://amzn.to/2ExzSb9
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-MDR-7506-Professional-Headphone-Black/dp/B000AJIF4E

Review of Sony ICD-UX560 – Audio recorder for video

Aaron has many audio recorders but relies on his Sony ICD-UX560 for his remote and stealth filming. It’s incredibly small, so it’s easy to tuck in a pocket while speaking into a lavaliere microphone. The mics on the Sony are pretty good, too. Check out the review to see what it can do.

You can use this as a secondary recorder for your video or photography. Often the audio on a DSLR or mirrorless camera isn’t that good. Aaron uses this recorder for good, clean audio that he can synchronize in his video editing software.

Get the Sony ICDUX560BLK recorder at Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2Ij1sNp

Case for the recorder on Amazon.com: https://amzn.to/2TTHxGh
Polson OLM-10 microphone at Amazon.com: https://amzn.to/2EfkBLW
Auray Fuzzy Windbuster for Lavalier Microphones at Amazon.com: https://amzn.to/2T0QX5i

FIX for the SD card write protected error

What happens when the write-protect sticks on your camera?

Your still or video camera keeps reporting that the SD card is write protected when it’s not. You’ve tried several cards, flipped the switch back and forth, and nothing seems to work. Chances are, there’s something wrong with your camera. And this video shows a potential fix.
You can try the firmware update. Some Canon users have reported that fixes the problem. Others say that Canon, Nikon, Sony, etc. said send the camera in to fix for lots of money.

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WARNING WARNING WARNING
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This technique has the potential to DESTROY your camera. You are responsible if you wreck your camera. Sticking metal into your camera probably won’t go well and the parts are very delicate. If you’re not confident and can’t handle your camera being even more wrecked, don’t do this.

Link to Canon cameras in this video on Amazon.com:

Canon Vixia HF G40: https://amzn.to/2Od0664
Canon Vixia HF G50: https://amzn.to/2Y7vmbj

Link to the 32GB Extreme Pro SD cards on Amazon.com:
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2EBmtyR