Quicktime is a great tool to make screen recordings on a Mac, for example for a product demo.
The problem is that Quicktime creates files in the MOV format, which take up a lot of disk space (500Mb for 5 minutes of video).
We’re going to convert that big file to .mp4 which will compress it to a more manageable size (64Mb for 5 minutes).
We’ll use ffmpeg, a command line tool, to do that.
First, to install ffmpeg, open Terminal and run this command.
brew install ffmpeg
(Requires homebrew, which by the way is a great way to install…
These are my instructions on how to install GDAL using Conda on a Mac. Before we dive in, let me explain why I am writing this guide. GDAL stands for the “Geospatial Data Abstraction Library” and it is released by the Open Source Geospatial Foundation. For Python, the GDAL package is released with a package called
osgeo as well. And as it happens, I need both for a project I’m doing. And I want them neatly wrapped up inside a virtual environment.
I started by trying to use pip and virtual-env. This obscure how-to (and first post on Medium!) comes…