text – Can Zoom be used to transcribe external audio (i.e. other than meetings recorded with Zoom?)

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What languages does the Zoom transcription feature support?

The popular video conferencing tool Zoom supports recording of meetings and automatic transcription of recorded meetings. I couldn’t find any information on the supported languages. Does Zoom speech recognition work with any other languages than English?

How to save and use macOS’ Zoom credentials on Keychain?

I have multiple Zoom accounts and need to switch between them on a constant basis. On iPhone, the credentials are saved on the Keychain, which makes it easier to switch between the login accounts and not needing to type username and password every time. On macOS, I can’t find how to use these credentials from Keychain. The Zoom app doesn’t offer that choice.

lens mount – Sigma zoom 70-210mm 1:4.0-5.6 UC-II

Probably not the way you want it to. The lens has an EF mount. Your camera accepts EF mount lenses. So the lens will mount to your camera just fine with no adapter needed. But it probably won’t work the way it should.

Older third party lenses, such as your Sigma 70-210 f/4.0-5.6, are reverse engineered to work with whatever camera bodies are already on the market when they are being designed. When the camera makers, in this case Canon, release newer bodies they sometimes use provisions in their lens-to-camera communication protocols that weren’t used in earlier models. The reverse engineered third party lenses can be less than 100% compatible with the newer bodies. Sometimes they’ll work under specific scenarios, but not under others.

For instance, I have a Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 lens that I bought in the late 1990s for use with a Canon EOS film camera. The lens works fine with that camera, and any other Canon EOS bodies that old.

When I try to use the same lens on my Canon digital bodies, even older ones like the EOS 50D that came out in 2008 or the Rebel XTi/400D from 2006, it has problems. If any aperture other than the brightest setting (lowest f-number) is selected, when I try to take a photo it completely locks up the camera. I have to turn the camera off, remove and reinsert the battery, and then turn the camera back on to unlock it.

If I have the aperture set to f/4 at 70mm in manual exposure mode then I can use the lens to actually take a photo. Of course as the lens is zoomed to longer focal lengths the maximum aperture (lowest f-number) increases. By the time it is zoomed to 300mm the largest aperture is f/5.6. If the aperture was set to f/4 at 70mm and I zoom to 300mm it will take a photo with the aperture at f/5.6. So far, so good. If the aperture is set to f/5.6 at 300mm the camera will take photos without locking up. But if I then zoom out to 70mm and the aperture is still set to f/5.6 it will lock the camera up when I fully press the shutter button without first setting the aperture back to f/4.

Newer third party lenses from Sigma and Tamron have provisions for owners to update the lens’ firmware themselves after downloading it. If an issue with one of those lenses crops up with a newer camera model, Sigma or Tamron will usually (but not always) release a firmware update that allows their lens to be fully compatible with the newer camera body.

For older lenses like yours, though, firmware updates required a trip to the lens maker’s service center. After a certain period of time they usually would no longer continue updating older lenses. It’s far too late in 2021 to get a Sigma lens from around 2000 updated to the latest firmware for that lens model that was probably written somewhere around 2005-2010 which would allow it to work with Canon cameras made by 2005-2010.

zoom – Goodnotes + Airplay with cable?

A few weeks ago I was trying to give a lecture on Zoom by sharing my iPad screen using Airplay. My Zoom session was through a Mac computer so the connection to the iPad was over the WiFi. The issue I had was things were very laggy. An audience member asked if I was connecting the two devices over WiFi and suggested that was the problem; I should use a cable to connect them.

I’m working on preparing for future lectures and I noticed that the presentation mode in Goodnotes does not work as intended if you go to Zoom, share screen, and “iPhone/iPad via cable.”

When I go to the Goodnotes website, they suggest the following:

1. Connect your iPad to your computer via USB-C or Lightning cable
2. Start or join a Zoom meeting on your computer and click “Share Screen”
3. Select “iPad/iPhone via AirPlay”

I am playing around with my iPad and computer and it seems like, indeed, if the two are connected by a cable, the AirPlay connection will work even if the WiFi on my iPad is off. That just seems counterintuitive to me: you don’t choose the “iPad via cable” option, but instead choose Airplay even though they’re connected with a cable? I also haven’t seen anything online about Airplay working with a hard connection in the event the WiFi is off.

Am I understanding this right? I guess this is more than a solved problem by now. Was the audience member right that for Zoom lectures over Goodnotes, it’s best to use a hard connection (with Airplay)?

lens mount – Sigma zoom 70-210mm 1:40-5.6 UC-II

I am new to photography. I bought very recently a starter level Canon Rebel SL3 (200D) that came with a kit lense (Canon zoom lens EF-S 18-55mm 1:4-5.8 IS STM). A friend gave me a Sigma zoom 70-210mm 1:40-5.6 UC-II lens he had since 2001 when he had a film SLR Canon camera EOS3000V with EF lense.

Will this Sigma lens compatible with my new SL3? If yes, any suggestions as to which adaptor I should get?

Thank you.

input fields – Accessibility – SC 1.4.4 – Placeholder text not visible when browser zoom is set to 200%

I have a question regarding SC 1.4.4 Resize Text for Placeholders for inputs. I am not for the design we currently have, but have to work a solution with whatever design I have.

The first row in the table has inputs to filter text in the table. In normal view without zoom, the complete placeholder text is visible. But when we zoom to 200%, the placeholder just shows “Filter” and the remaining text is cut off. My first question is whether this violates 1.4.4?

If so, the solution I recommended is to provide a title attribute for the input field, which is not ideal. It only satisfies people with low vision who can use a mouse to hover. But, users with motor disabilities using keyboard will still not be able to see, even though they can visually see the table and relate the column name with the input.

Is there a better way to address this issue without changing the designs? Attaching a screenshot for your reference.

Table without zoom

Table with Zoom

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Minolta Riva Zoom 135EX film winding behavior

I’m testing a Minolta Riva Zoom 135EX. Everything works fine, but if I press the shutter without a film loaded it doesn’t wind on. Is this normal?

zoom cloud meetings – Use an Android tablet as a Wacom drawing tablet for a Mac?

You can do so using the Android remote control software scrcpy:

If you enable Development option on your Android device and afterwards enable the “Android Debug Bridge” option you can connect your Android device to your computer via USB and then remote control the Android device and see it’s screen on your computer using a software like scrcpy (install it on MacOS via brew install scrcpy).

Then in a Zoom call you can share your computer screen which shows the Android screen via scrcpy.