Nikon’s D850 in development with 8K time-lapse

Nikon’s D850 DSLR in development with 8K time-lapse Successor to the D810, which has been highly praised by its users, the D850 is engineered with a range of new features that are a direct result of feedback from users looking for a DSLR camera with the Nikon name on it. According to Nikon, “the D850 will be a formidable tool for creators who will not compromise on exceptional image quality and versatility, including both aspiring and professional photographers as well as hobbyists who capture landscapes, weddings, sports, fashion, commercial imagery and multimedia content creators.” Presented as the next frontier in full-frame, high-resolution, high-speed digital SLR cameras, the Continue reading "Nikon’s D850 in development with 8K time-lapse"

A quick guide to choose your next monitor

A quick guide to choose your next monitor When it comes to monitors, Philips has a word to say. MMD, brand license partner for Philips monitors worldwide, offers some advice for photographers and graphic artists looking for their next monitor. The few pointers put together by MMD also apply to graphic artists looking for a monitor, and videographers would not go wrong reading through the advice. With some extra notes I added to the information provided by MMD, this is a quick guide to help you choose the right monitor. The first element to look for in a monitor, suggests the document, is color. According to MMD, “in
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A quick guide to choose your next monitor
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Pictar One: a camera grip for your iPhone

Pictar One: a camera grip for your iPhone Launched recently, the Pictar One camera-grip is the ideal companion for your iPhone, if you use it a lot to take photos. Finally, there is something to hold your smartphone like a real camera. Although the iPhone camera has significantly increased in quality with each new model, the physical design of the phone has remained stagnant offering no ergonomic solution to users looking for a comfortable photo-taking experience. True, there are special modular grips, like those from Shoulderpod, that are ideal for video shooters, but if you only want a better way to hold your phone while taking pictures,
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Pictar One: a camera grip for your iPhone
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Sigma may develop anamorphic lenses

Sigma may develop anamorphic lenses Sigma entered the CINE market last year, offering now a total of 10 lenses for cinematographers. A family which will grow in the future, with anamorphic lenses pointed as a possibility. During an interview made by Sigma Canada,  Kazuto Yamaki, Sigma’s CEO, said that “since we announced the CINE lenses,  many customers asked if we can make anamorphic lenses. We are still studying it, but if there is strong demand, we would like to study to make them”. Knowing how a couple of years ago the same Kazuto Yamaki introduced the idea that the optics manufacturer would some day make Continue reading "Sigma may develop anamorphic lenses"

Luminar: beta version available for Windows

Luminar: beta version available for Windows The beta version of Luminar for Windows teaches us one important thing: creativity should be at the core of the craft of photography. A more complete hands-on is needed to fully understand what Luminar is, but the first experiences with the program explain why the software has been so enthusiastically received on Mac, and probably why Windows users, especially those not attached to any particular old style program – and this includes Lightroom, which is  11 years old – will want to explore Luminar. We live in extraordinary times. Not just because of Luminar, but because since last year the
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Luminar: beta version available for Windows
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Plotagraph: animated images for iPad and iPhone

Plotagraph: animated images for iPad and iPhone Plotagraph, the image animation software company, is expanding its dynamic photo animations to new platforms. Available now in the App Store, the Plotagraph+ app will animate your photos in unique ways. Available for PC and Mac, Plotagraphs are, according to the team behind them “free from the constraints of video which makes billions of images available to bring to life at a fraction of the price of any other process. If you are looking for software that is new and different, Plotagraph Pro is the answer. Plotagraph Pro can take any of your existing still photographs and animate them, bringing
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Plotagraph: animated images for iPad and iPhone
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Canon’s new Support Center in Burbank

Canon's new Support Center in Burbank Evolving from what began at Canon’s original Hollywood facility, the new state-of-the-art Canon Burbank becomes dedicated location for studios, post-production facilities, suppliers and professional organizations. Continuing its support of professional clients in the filmmaking and still imaging communities, Canon officially opened its doors to its newest Professional Technology & Support Center in Burbank, Calif. The new state-of-the-art Canon Burbank facility provides these customers with enhanced technical environments and accessible service and support. Canon Burbank is poised to support Canon’s clients’ productivity through a dynamic mix of product evaluation and testing, product & workflow training, industry events and expedited repairs. Every
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HYDROGEN ONE: Princess Leia’s smartphone

HYDROGEN ONE: Princess Leia’s smartphone We now know a little more about RED’s smartphone, which is, in fact, much more than an Android smartphone. HYDROGEN ONE is the promise of a powerhouse in terms of imaging, a pocketable revolution. Jim Jannard’s shared some more information about the new product from RED and that gives us a more detailed image of what’s coming in 2018.  On a post published on RED user forum after the first news came online and the reactions from people, Jannard wrote this “ So… very interesting day to say the least. I love some of the reactions” and continued by
HYDROGEN ONE: Princess Leia’s smartphone
RED introduces HYDROGEN ONE, an holographic smartphone
HYDROGEN ONE: Princess Leia’s smartphone
HYDROGEN ONE: Princess Leia’s smartphone
HYDROGEN ONE: Princess Leia’s smartphone
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HYDROGEN ONE: Princess Leia’s smartphone

HYDROGEN ONE: Princess Leia’s smartphone We now know a little more about RED’s smartphone, which is, in fact, much more than an Android smartphone. HYDROGEN ONE is the promise of a powerhouse in terms of imaging, a pocketable revolution. Jim Jannard’s shared some more information about the new product from RED and that gives us a more detailed image of what’s coming in 2018.  On a post published on RED user forum after the first news came online and the reactions from people, Jannard wrote this “ So… very interesting day to say the least. I love some of the reactions” and continued by
HYDROGEN ONE: Princess Leia’s smartphone
RED introduces HYDROGEN ONE, an holographic smartphone
HYDROGEN ONE: Princess Leia’s smartphone
HYDROGEN ONE: Princess Leia’s smartphone
HYDROGEN ONE: Princess Leia’s smartphone
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Earth Live: wildlife live in your living room

Earth Live: wildlife live in your living room Witness the earth’s greatest wildlife, shot by the world’s greatest wildlife cinematographers, in a live two-hour event Sunday July 9 on National Geographic Channel. Hosted by award-winning actress Jane Lynch and award-winning television personality Phil Keoghan, the live television special “Earth Live” airing on the National Geographic Channel is a unique opportunity to experience wildlife in real time, from the comfort of your living room, through the lenses and vision of the world’s greatest wildlife cinematographers, photographers and explorers. For many people it will be as close as they can get to some wildlife, so it really sounds as the Continue reading "Earth Live: wildlife live in your living room"

LEE Filters launches ProGlass IRND filters for photographers

LEE Filters launches ProGlass IRND filters for photographers Two years in the making, the ProGlass IRND range sets a whole new standard in high quality glass neutral density filters, says LEE Filters. The ProGlass IRND range was initially designed for the movie industry, to meet the exacting requirements of leading cinematographers. Hailed, according to LEE filters, as the the best neutral-density filters on the market, now they are available to the stills photographer, in sizes to fit the LEE Filters Seven5, 100mm and SW150 systems. LEE Filters is not alone on this recent rage when it comes to neutral density filters and IRND or InfraRed Neutral Density filters.
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HYDROGEN ONE, RED’s holographic smartphone

RED introduces HYDROGEN ONE, an holographic smartphone RED enters the universe of smartphones, but does it in their own style. The RED HYDROGEN ONE smartphone includes additional features that shatter the mold of conventional thinking. We’re not there yet, if you thought RED was introducing Star Trek’s Holodeck, but the HYDROGEN ONE might be the machine that takes us closer to that Sci-Fi concept. RED calls it the world’s first holographic media machine and says that the future of personal communication, information gathering, holographic multi-view, 2D, 3D,  AR/VR/MR, and image capture just changed forever. Priced at at $1195 for the Aluminum version, with a Titanium version that
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RED introduces HYDROGEN ONE, an holographic smartphone
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Shutterstock: 4K submissions are growing

Shutterstock: 4K submissions are growing The market for 4K video is growing and Shutterstock rapidly adapted to the needs of creators and clients. The agency is also looking at the potential of 360 video and other formats available today. The interview with Alex Renaud, Shutterstock’s General Manager of eCommerce Motion started as a conversation about the 4K market. The theme was interesting, both from the agency’s perspective and for the journalist wanting to deliver content to its audience, so a few questions later we had something that makes sense to share with ProVideo Coalition readers. Before going through Alex Renaud answers, though, it is important
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Shutterstock: 4K submissions are growing
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Tamron’s new classic: SP 24-70mm f/2.8

Tamron’s new classic: SP 24-70mm f/2.8 The new Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD G2, for full-frame DSLR cameras, is another sign of Tamron’s refreshing it’s line up, while competing with Canon and Nikon in terms of price. The Tamron SP 24-70mm G2 in Nikon mount will be available in August and the Canon mount in September at $1199, clearly competing with the prices offered by both camera makers on their similar models. If one considers that we’ve reached a point, in terms of technology, where there are not many differences between the quality of lenses from – some – independent makers and those
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Tamron’s new classic: SP 24-70mm f/2.8
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AJA releases software for KONA IP, Io and T-TAP

AJA releases software for KONA IP, Io and T-TAP A new KONA IP firmware license option for JPEG 2000 now available and the other new releases confirm AJA’s commitment to advance HDR and IP pipelines for the broadcast, production, post and ProAV markets. Available for immediate download, the Desktop Software v13 for AJA’s KONA, Io and T-TAP products, introduces new HDR features including support for Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG), enabling HDR-10 and HLG playout from Adobe Premiere Pro for AJA KONA 4, Io 4K and KONA IP. The v13 update also introduces:

Think Tank Photo teams with SKB

Think Tank Photo teams with SKB Designed to protect your gear, even through the rough handling associated with air travel, the new, the new “SKB designed by Think Tank” cases combine an exterior hardshell from SKB witt modular internal dividers by Think Tank. Think Tank Photo, which has since its founding in 2005 designed protective soft cases for working photographers and videographers, has teamed up with SKB to design, manufacture, and sell hardshell cases with quality interiors that provide photographers and videographers with superior gear protection. Now you can get Think Tank’s soft case versatility with the unparalleled durability of SKB’s watertight cases. Transport in your
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PhotoCross: first sling bags from MindShift Gear

Able to carry a 10 or 13 inch laptop respectively, the new sling bags from MindShift Gear offer protection and comfort, two concepts that are often in conflict in outdoor gear design. Adventure photographers need a camera bag that’s as tough as they are. Whether you’re hiking or mountain biking, you need a bag built to withstand the elements, yet comfortable enough to wear on long days in the field. MindShift Gear thinks they have found the right compromise in terms of design, and that’s the reason why they announced their first sling bags designed for outdoor photographers. “The PhotoCross
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EOS 6D Mark II and SL2: two new DSLRs

EOS 6D Mark II and SL2: two new DSLRs The rumors from recent months get confirmed: Canon has two new DSLR cameras, still without any 4K video in sight, and now with what some consider a bad surprise: the AF array on the EOS 6D Mark II. Introduced to provide “photographers with improved features over predecessors”, something that should not come as a surprise, although Canon felt the need to mention it, the new EOS 6D Mark II and EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR cameras are designed for advanced-amateur and entry-level  photographers, respectively. The EOS 6D Mark II camera, and let’s follow Canon on this, “is ideal for budding photographers
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EOS 6D Mark II and SL2: two new DSLRs
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Micron discontinues Lexar

Micron discontinues Lexar For more than 20 years, Lexar has been trusted as a leading global brand of memory solutions. The story may end in 2017, if Micron can not sell all or part of the Lexar business. The surprising news for some were announced by Jay Hawkins, consumer products group vice president at Micron Technology. The decision to discontinue the Lexar brand, according to Jay Hawkins, “was made as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to focus on its increasing opportunities in higher value markets and channels”. Hawkins also said that “the company will continue to provide support to existing customers through Continue reading "Micron discontinues Lexar"

Shoulderpod video rigs go fully modular

Shoulderpod rigs go fully modular Build up your own smartphone rig, like LEGO! That’s the promise of Shoulderpod on the launch of its completely modular collection, so you can build the rig of your dreams. Last February I wrote here at ProVideo Coalition, in one article about the new solutions for smartphone rigs from Shoulderpod, that “modular and portable solutions to build a rig around a smartphone are always in demand these days, it seems. The Shoulderpod X1 is such a rig, but because the system is modular, you can start with the S2.” Well, modularity has taken a whole new shape when it
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Shoulderpod rigs go fully modular
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