DJI announces DJI Googles

DJI announces DJI Googles The promise of a fun an immersive flying experience for drone operators comes with the DJI Googles, which are not just a leisure accessory but a tool for better photography and video. DJI Goggles combines a pair of large ultra-high-quality screens, long-range and low-latency wireless connectivity, and direct control of photo and video capture. Operators using a Mavic Pro or Phantom 4 series drone can also access many intelligent flight features using a touchpad on the side of the visor. “DJI pilots deserve a first-person viewing experience with the same quality, power, and performance they have come to expect from
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DJI shows “100 megapixel drone” at NAB

DJI shows “100 megapixel drone” at NAB The “marriage” between DJI and Hasselblad continues to allow the creation of new solutions, as the unparalleled aerial imaging package for cinema announced at NAB 2017. The rumors are, after all, confirmed. DJI has a “100 megapixel drone”, as some say, ready to fly. The M600/Ronin-MX/H6D-100c platform is on display through April 27 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, in DJI booth #C2807 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The combination will be released in the third quarter of 2017 at a price to be announced later. The introduction of the first 100-megapixel integrated
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Samyang: new Cine 16mm T2.6 for full frame sensors

Samyang: new Cine 16mm T2.6 for full frame sensors The XEEN family of cinema lenses is the high-end line from Samyang, but the company also keeps another line, where this new Samyang VDSLR 16mm T2.6 ED AS UMC fits. With this new model, the Cine segment offers a total of 19 lenses – 10 of them for full frame – , ranging from the Samyang 7.5mm T3.8 Cine UMC Fish-eye for Micro Four Thirds sensors to the Samyang Optics 135mm T2.2 VDSLR ED UMC for full frame sensor sizes. Samyang Cine lenses are available for different mounts, sensor sizes and camera types, from mirrorless to
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New 40 inch 4K UHD AOC monitor

Designed with thin bezels that allow its use in multi-monitor solutions, the AOC C4008VU8 can also present four separate video windows, saving valuable desktop space and dramatically increasing productivity. With the market moving to higher resolution and larger size displays, AOC continues to expand its line of monitors with new models, like this C4008VU8 40” curved 4K UHD display with 10-bit color, featuring a wide color gamut and flicker-free technology for reduced eye strain. A typical monitor has only 72% NTSC color gamut, whereas the C4008VU8 offers 85% NTSC wide color gamut for rich vivid colors. The ultra-high definition display
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Pond5 partners with Adobe Creative Cloud

Pond5 partners with Adobe Creative Cloud The new partnership between Pond5 and Adobe will give Adobe Creative Cloud users direct access to the Pond5 video library via Adobe Stock. Pond5 will be at NAB 2017 to explain how the system works. Pond5 announced it new Global Partner Program to distribute its collection of video and other multimedia assets to new Markets and resellers around the world with Adobe as inaugural partner. The partnership delivers multiple benefits for creatives, as Pond5 artists now can resell their stunning content to a significantly wider market, while Adobe users will be able to access this content seamlessly, as it is Continue reading "Pond5 partners with Adobe Creative Cloud"

Canon goes VR in Las Vegas

Canon goes VR in Las Vegas The new 70-200mm lens for Cinema may be a highlight at Canon’s booth at NAB, but no one will want to miss The Virtual Reality Experience with Canon’s flavour. It’s a 20-foot diameter half dome featuring 360 degree video. Virtual Reality may well be the next big thing that… is yet to be he next big thing, but companies continue to invest into the area, not wanting to be left behind, if it just happens that VR becomes… the next big thing. So, Canon introduces this year at its NAB booth the The Virtual Reality Experience, which serves to showcase
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Matthews: a new grip at NAB 2017

Matthews: a new grip at NAB 2017 Designed to cater for the needs of everyone from big-budget motion picture to the fledgling or independent content creator, the MyWay Grip is the new rigging solution from Matthews. The patent pending MyWay Grip promises “a Lighter Way, A Faster Way – for almost limitless grip support options”. Gone are the days of milk crates filled with multiple types and sizes of rigging, says Matthews Studio Equipment, adding that “ now that can all be replaced with just a fraction of the grip hardware”. “Today stage and location set ups are get more and more complicated and creative, often stressing
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LaCie 2big Dock gets Thunderbolt 3

LaCie 2big Dock gets Thunderbolt 3 Conceived as a powerhouse tool for photographers and videographers, the LaCie 2big Dock  is now available with Thunderbolt 3 technology, to simplify operation. Designed by Neil Poulton, the LaCie 2big Dock is also a sleek yet powerful docking station that provides ports for connecting other devices, a feature that many laptops have sacrificed in recent years. Through a single cable, the LaCie 2big Dock simplifies and centralizes the desktop by directly connecting to a laptop, SD Cards, Compact Flash Cards and other devices. The result is a simplified, more efficient creative workflow. Creative professionals juggle massive amounts of data and
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Fusion is the next GoPro

Fusion is the next GoPro Imagine never having to worry about framing your subject…ever. That’s how GoPro presents its new camera, Fusion, one allowing you to shoot first and compose afterwards. The Lytro camera promised users that they could shoot first and focus their photos in the computer. Now GoPro announces Fusion, a camera allowing you to record your best moments in all directions and then go back and choose the composition you want. Jess Foley, GoPro Senior Product Manager of Spherical Solutions, saus that “Fusion is the ultimate capture device for fully immersive virtual reality content, non-VR video, and even photos. It captures stunning Continue reading "Fusion is the next GoPro"

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR gets Canon Log

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR gets Canon Log In a move to help meet the demands of professional filmmakers, Canon announced that for $99 any EOS 5M Mark IV owner can have a cinematic look added to the video captured with the camera. Canon today announced the availability of a feature upgrade for the EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera that will add the ability to record with Canon Log. With this upgrade, the EOS 5D Mark IV can achieve a cinematic look similar to what can be achieved using Cinema EOS cameras, allowing it to serve as a second camera on a Cinema EOS shoot or to Continue reading "Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR gets Canon Log"

Sony Alpha 9: the mirrorless for the future

Sony Alpha 9: the mirrorless for the future Right before NAB Show 2017 starts, Sony reaches the number nine on its Alpha full-frame series. It’s the most technologically advanced, innovative digital camera that Sony has ever created, the company says. Is this the mirrorless that opens the doors to the future? The specifications are impressive and one wonders if Sony can create better after this new camera. Is it possible to offer more? The numbers are, let me say this again, impressive. As Sony says, “the new camera offers many impressive capabilities that are simply not possible with a modern digital SLR camera including high-speed, blackout-free continuous shooting Continue reading "Sony Alpha 9: the mirrorless for the future"

Hasselblad wins TIPA Awards 2017 for Best Design

Hasselblad wins TIPA Awards 2017 for Best Design At less than half the weight of other medium format digital cameras on the market, the mirrorless X1D-50c camera is ergonomic and compact with a stylish, classic design. The editors of TIPA’s member magazines meet annually to vote on the “Best Photo and Imaging Products” of the previous 12 months. TIPA ((Technical Image Press Association) has a worldwide membership of 29 photo and imaging magazines from 14 countries across five continents and the TIPA Awards are, according to the press-release distributed, recognised as the most coveted photo and imaging awards worldwide. While many of the awards distributed by TIPA and Continue reading "Hasselblad wins TIPA Awards 2017 for Best Design"

Canon kits for the total solar eclipse

Canon kits for the total solar eclipse The blog ”A Total Guide to Totality” aims to be a resource for all photographers interested in documenting the moment the Moon fully blocks the light from the Sun. Canon created Solar Eclipse Kits for the occasion. On August 21, 2017, the Moon will pass between the Sun and the Earth, fully blocking the Sun from view for over two minutes to a large portion of the country. This natural phenomenon is called a total solar eclipse; this is the first one to race across the entire country in 99 years. The last one viewed in the United States occurred
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DJI Phantom 4 Advanced: a new camera, a new drone

DJI Phantom 4 Advanced: a new camera, a new drone The arrival of the Phantom 4 Advanced from DJI means one thing: April 30 the Phantom 4 model will reach its End of Life (EOL). The (old) king is dead, all hail the (new) king. Rumors suggest DJI will have a 100MB drone for NAB 2017. It’s interesting to realize that drones can also be measured by the millions of pixels their cameras offer, but the rumor may not be far from reality, as the relation between DJI and Hasselblad expands. While the 100 megapixel sensor drone may be a rumor for now, the 20 megapixel sensor present on the
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Transcend at NAB: broadcast and cinematic solutions

Transcend at NAB: broadcast and cinematic solutions Memory cards and drives for cinematographers and videographers represent a huge segment of the portfolio of solutions Transcend  takes to Las Vegas again, for this year’s edition of NAB. Attending NAB Show 2017 for the fourth consecutive year, Transcend Information, manufacturer of industrial-grade products, will display four main categories including their solid-state drives, SuperMLC memory solutions, Apple solutions and its new USB Type-C solutions, specifically designed for diverse broadcasting and cinematic applications. Cinematographers and videographers will have a comprehensive and advanced product portfolio available from Transcend on display during the event, including Apple solutions, CF cards, SD/microSD cards, flash drives,
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NAB Show: new monitors from BenQ

NAB Show: new monitors from BenQ The Technicolor Color-Certified PV270 and the PV3200PT monitors from BenQ will be used for practical demonstrations in the fields of video editing and post-production, at BenQ’s booth in Las Vegas.There is also a new 27-inch professional monitor. The newcomer to BenQ’s line of professional monitors, the PD2710QC is a 27-inch monitor (2560×1440) IPS LED display featuring 100% sRGB and Rec.709 color accuracy and a wide viewing angle performance that ensures creative professionals can work confidently. As part of BenQ’s PD series design monitors, the display is also Technicolor Color-Certified, meeting, claims BenQ, “the strict standards for color accuracy
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NAB Show: new monitors from BenQ
NAB Show: new monitors from BenQ
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NAB Show: new monitors from BenQ

NAB Show: new monitors from BenQ The Technicolor Color-Certified PV270 and the PV3200PT monitors from BenQ will be used for practical demonstrations in the fields of video editing and post-production, at BenQ’s booth in Las Vegas.There is also a new 27-inch professional monitor. The newcomer to BenQ’s line of professional monitors, the PD2710QC is a 27-inch monitor (2560×1440) IPS LED display featuring 100% sRGB and Rec.709 color accuracy and a wide viewing angle performance that ensures creative professionals can work confidently. As part of BenQ’s PD series design monitors, the display is also Technicolor Color-Certified, meeting, claims BenQ, “the strict standards for color accuracy
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NAB Show: new monitors from BenQ
NAB Show: new monitors from BenQ
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NAB Show: new monitors from BenQ

NAB Show: new monitors from BenQ The Technicolor Color-Certified PV270 and the PV3200PT monitors from BenQ will be used for practical demonstrations in the fields of video editing and post-production, at BenQ’s booth in Las Vegas.There is also a new 27-inch professional monitor. The newcomer to BenQ’s line of professional monitors, the PD2710QC is a 27-inch monitor (2560×1440) IPS LED display featuring 100% sRGB and Rec.709 color accuracy and a wide viewing angle performance that ensures creative professionals can work confidently. As part of BenQ’s PD series design monitors, the display is also Technicolor Color-Certified, meeting, claims BenQ, “the strict standards for color accuracy
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NAB Show: new monitors from BenQ
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Zylight: new lights at NAB 2017

Zylight: new lights at NAB 2017 Designed for TV studios and theatres, the 350-watt Pro-Cyc Color from Zylight, available this Summer, gives users a whole rainbow of colors without gels or filters. The 350-watt Pro-Cyc Color LED cyclorama light produces a soft, even field of asymmetrical light with enough output to cover 25-foot cyc walls. It shines pure white for a clean chromakey wash, and features Zylight’s Color Mode to produce millions of colors without gels or filters, all accessible through the intuitive control panel. Built for floor use or truss mount, the lightweight Pro-Cyc Color features solid aluminum and steel construction. Up to four Pro-Cyc
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Nikon D7500: a D500 in disguise

Nikon D7500: a D500 in disguise Nearing its 100th year anniversary, Nikon continues to expand its DSLR line, with the addition of the D7500, a camera with same of the best features of the DX-Format D500. It’s another DSLR! Yes, Nikon promised a new model for the next Summer, and here it is announced, with a suggested retail price of $1,249.95 for the body only configuration, or  $1,749.95 with a AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens. Designed for enthusiasts, “a distinct type of photographer, who go to great lengths in the relentless pursuit of the perfect capture”, the D7500
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