DJI Demands Withdrawal of ‘Misleading’ Drone Strike Video

Last month, the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) published an article and video showing what happens when a drone collides with an airplane wing at high speeds. The Chinese drone juggernaut DJI wasn’t pleased with the study: it’s demanding that UDRI withdraw the video and article, calling it “misleading.” Here’s the 43-second test video that was released by UDRI — it shows a DJI Phantom 2 slamming into the wing of a small plane:
In an open letter addressed to lead researcher Kevin Poormon, DJI VP of Policy & Legal Affairs Brendan M. Schulman argues that the simulated
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Apple Admits iPhone ‘Beautygate’ is a Camera Bug

There has been much talk and debate in recent weeks about the iPhone XS and XR’s “beauty filter,” a default skin smoothing in selfies that sparked a controversy dubbed “beautygate.” While many have explained the effect as the result of noise reduction, Apple has just admitted that it’s indeed a camera bug. “Beautygate” emerged a few weeks ago after iPhone users took to social media to complain about their front-facing cameras automatically and aggressively smoothing out skin details.

Movavi Provides a User-friendly Interface and Experience for Video Editing Beginners

In the beginning, the team at Movavi was small only consisting of three people. That was important for us though, as it allowed us to develop our products step by step. It wasn’t long before we realized we could create a tool that would make it easy for anyone to turn pictures and raw footage into complete movies. Thus, the Movavi Video Editor was born. There are plenty of programs out there that are designed for professional video editors, but amateurs have a limited number of options. It’s why we designed a user-friendly interface for newcomers to video editing and
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Rock Star Jack White Launches Photo Lab and Studio

Rock star Jack White, best known as the singer and guitarist of The White Stripes, has launched a new photo lab and studio in Nashville, Tennessee. Called Third Man Photo Studio, the lab is now accepting film from photographers worldwide. White’s music label Third Man Records has physical retail locations in Nashville and Detroit. While the latter has its own vinyl pressing plant, the Nashville location has now gotten its own photo studio. The lab’s photo chemists hand-process C-41 color negative, black-and-white, and E-6 slide films. They also use traditional photo enlargement techniques to create one-of-a-kind archival prints. What’s
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Photographer Searching for Couple in His Epic Yosemite Engagement Photo

Michigan freelance photographer Matthew Dippel was in Yosemite National Park in California recently when he spotted a man walk out to the edge of a cliff with his girlfriend and drop to one knee. Dippel captured a breathtaking photo of the proposal from his vantage point, and now he’s searching for the mystery couple in his photo. CNN reports that Dippel was at Taft Point waiting to photograph his friend Josh when he noticed the proposal going down. He’s the photo he made: While the wide-angle photo makes the couple look extremely far away, they were located only about a
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Pixii is a Digital Rangefinder with an M Mount, Global Shutter, and Phone Link

A French startup called PIXII has unveiled its new Pixii camera. It’s an unusual digital rangefinder camera (with a real rangefinder, not just rangefinder looks) that represents the company’s “radical take on what a modern camera should be.” “The digital camera hasn’t changed much since the 90s,” says PIXII founder David Barth. “But now the new generation is learning photography with a smartphone: who understands why a camera still needs to bother with a screen or an SD card?” The Pixii camera is designed to be paired closely with your smartphone. Instead of having an LCD screen on
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Photo Memes May Be Making Teens Fat, Researchers Warn

Less than a month after Sweden’s ad regulator ruled that the distracted boyfriend photo is sexist, researchers in the UK are now warning lawmakers that viral Internet memes may be causing obesity in teenagers who see them. The concern was shared in a letter written by researchers at Loughborough University to a British parliamentary committee that’s currently tasked with analyzing the effects of social media on the health of young people in the UK. “Our provisional inquiries show that a substantial number of individuals on Twitter share health-related Internet memes, with both positive and negative messages, through their public
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Cine Gear Expo returns to Atlanta in 2019

Cine Gear Expo returns to Atlanta in 2019 A strong attendance from 32 states across the U.S. and seven countries at the premiere of Cine Gear Expo Atlanta justifies that the event becomes annual. New dates will be announced soon. The Southeast’s Film and TV community showed its support of filmmaking art and technology with strong attendance at the premiere of Cine Gear Expo Atlanta. The event culminated several years of requests from vendors and crews who wanted to see the Hollywood-style event happen closer to home. For the organizers of the event, “the recent rise of production in Atlanta, and the rest of the south” justified
Cine Gear Expo returns to Atlanta in 2019
Cine Gear Expo returns to Atlanta in 2019
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Renowned Turkish Photojournalist Ara Guler Dies at 90

Renowned Armenian-Turkish Turkish photojournalist Ara Guler has died. As one of the few prominent internationally-recognized photographers from Turkey, Guler was known as “The Eye of Istanbul.”

Guler was born in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1928 into an Armenian family. He received his first camera, a Rolleicord II, when he was 22 years old in 1950. That same year, while studying economics at the
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Beware: There’s a Blend Mode Bug in Photoshop CC 2019

Beware the Photoshop CC 2019 update! It does not come without bugs. When everyday tools do not behave the way they should, we should pay very close attention! With the latest update released earlier this week, Adobe released the latest versions of all the Creative Cloud apps, including the latest Photoshop (version 20.0.0). I was actually inclined to give it a chance right from the go. I’ve been let down in the past by Adobe’s update strategies, but this hasn’t been the case for me for any of the CC updates yet. As pretty much all the bugs
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Recommended Media For The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Since Blackmagic Design’s brand new Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is ending up into some people’s hands it’s time to talk about what media works with this 4K camera. This, of course, is an important item. Do not mess around with media. Do not go cheap. Do not go with something not listed here and then go running around saying the new Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is skipping frames. It is on you if you do not follow the approved media list. Plus, who wants to spend the time and effort put into a project just for your footage
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JVC reveals affordable 31-inch UHD/4K DT-U series professional monitors

With a series of features, including a new zero latency image processing mode, ideal for lip sync monitoring, the first of the new monitors from JVC Professional Video will be available in November. Ideal for critical video applications in the studio and on location, the affordable JVC monitors feature 10-bit panels and 14-bit color processing to ensure high quality image processing and display. The DT-U31, previewed earlier this year at the 2018 NAB Show, offers UHD (3840×2160) resolution, while the DT-U31PRO offers full DCI 4K (4096×2160) native resolution. JVC reveals affordable 31-inch UHD/4K monitors for broadcast and live production Both monitors from JVC support HDR functions, including Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)
JVC reveals affordable 31-inch UHD/4K monitors for broadcast and live production
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