Devin Allen’s new book: A Beautiful Ghetto

Devin Allen’s new book: A Beautiful Ghetto Devin Allen, a 26-year-old West Baltimore resident, only aspired to be a professional photographer. When protests took over his city, the photos published in Instagram propelled the amateur on the global stage. Photographing models and street photography were passions for the young amateur dreaming to become professional.  Inspired by artists like Andy Warhol or photographers as Gordon Parks, Devin Allen revealed already in his street photographs the influence of Parks work. Gordon Parks was a seminal figure of twentieth century photography. A humanitarian with a deep commitment to social justice, he left behind a body of work that documents many
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Devin Allen’s new book: A Beautiful Ghetto
Devin Allen’s new book: A Beautiful Ghetto
Devin Allen’s new book: A Beautiful Ghetto
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Tamron: a 100-400mm for Canon and Nikon

Tamron: a 100-400mm for Canon and Nikon The Tamron 100-400mm F/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD promises to be the lightest lens of its kind, when it arrives, by the end of 2017, for Nikon and Canon DSLRs. In development now, after a patent was revealed in the Summer of 2016, the new lens from Tamron is an ultra-telephoto zoom lens for full-frame DSLR cameras with, says the company, “superior image quality, advanced features and lightweight, compact design”. With 39.3 oz (1.1 Kg) the new lens is, at the moment, the lightest in this ultra-telephoto zoom lens category, and it will have to contend with “heavy-weight” lenses
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Set Scouter finds your ideal set in New York

Set Scouter finds your ideal set in New York Finding anything from urban lofts to traditional century homes or warehouses in New York to use as a set is practically at your fingertips, with Set Scouter’s listings giving you immediate access to tens of locations. Set Scouter is a full-service marketplace that connects film, TV and commercial producers with residential location owners looking to rent their spaces for production. Imagine a kind of “airbnb” for cinematographers, one able to get production crews into locations quicker and more affordably than traditional methods, while providing a safe and trusting way for homeowners to list their spaces. Set Scouter is now expanding
Set Scouter finds your ideal set in New York
Set Scouter finds your ideal set in New York
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Sony RX10 IV: the world’s fastest AF speed

Sony RX10 IV: the world’s fastest AF speed Lighting fast AF, 24 fps continuous shooting for photos, a versatile 24-600mm in a compact body, that’s what the newest member of the Sony Cyber-shot RX family of cameras has to offer. Sony introduces the RX10 IV as the camera offering the world’s fastest – as of September 2017 – AF speed, with 24 fps continuous shooting with full AF/AE tracking. A first for Sony’s RX10 series of cameras, the new RX10 IV model features a Fast Hybrid AF system that combines the respective advantages of 315 phase-detection AF points covering approximately 65% of the sensor and contrast-detection AF to
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Sony RX10 IV: the world’s fastest AF speed
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Canon MM100-WS: a module camera for IBC 2017

Canon MM100-WS: a new module camera for IBC 2017 The new compact module camera from Canon follows the logic of previous models, being able to capture images in low-light environments with as little as 1 lux of illumination. The introduction of the Canon MM100-WS represents  a new direction for Canon, although the model integrates the family of multi-purpose cameras previous launched by the company. Now, to the ME20F-SH and ME200S-SH Canon adds this model, which is compact and modular, meaning it is designed to be used in narrow spaces besides being the core of what seems to be a new modular system. Canon does not provide much information about Continue reading "Canon MM100-WS: a module camera for IBC 2017"

Lenovo introduces ThinkStation P920 and P720

Lenovo introduces ThinkStation P920 and P720 Aware of the importance of increased performance, speed and power needed by professionals, Lenovo introduces two workstations with up to 43% faster performance than what you have today. Lenovo’s first stop on the world tour to introduce its ThinkStation P920 and P720  is Trojan Horse was a Unicorn, in Tróia, Portugal, a six-day conference for creative professionals and students within the production, animation, gaming, art and design worlds, which starts 18th of September and ends on the 23rd of September. Lenovo has been a dedicated sponsor of THU for several years, and the company is “excited to take on even
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Lenovo introduces ThinkStation P920 and P720
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Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac and Windows available for pre-order

Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac and Windows available for pre-order Aurora HDR 2018 is available for the first time ever for both Mac and Windows users. It introduces a completely new user interface and new tools, plus brings speed improvements. Announced by Macphun, the California-based software developer known for making complex photo editing tasks simple and fun, as “the ultimate HDR solution”, Aurora HDR 2018, offers major updates to create the most realistic and natural images possible. Co-developed with renowned photographer Trey Ratcliff, which is considered a HDR evangelist, the program can be purchased for $89 and current users of Aurora HDR may upgrade at a special price of $49. Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac and Windows available for pre-order
Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac and Windows available for pre-order
Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac and Windows available for pre-order
Aurora HDR 2018 for Mac and Windows available for pre-order
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Hydrogen ONE: RED and Leia confirm partnership

Hydrogen ONE: RED and Leia confirm partnership The official announcement of the partnership formed by RED and Leia confirms what ProVideo Coalition wrote about the Hydrogen ONE last July. The smartphone that is more than a smartphone has Leia’s touch! We wrote back in July, in a second article about RED’s smartphone, that we knew, then, a little more about the new product, which is, in fact, we wrote, “much more than an Android smartphone”. We pointed then to the evidence that Leia was the name behind the holographic technology RED says its smartphone  – let’s call it that to keep things simple, but please read Continue reading "Hydrogen ONE: RED and Leia confirm partnership"

Hydrogen ONE: RED and Leia confirm partnership

Hydrogen ONE: RED and Leia confirm partnership The official announcement of the partnership formed by RED and Leia confirms what ProVideo Coalition wrote about the Hydrogen ONE last July. The smartphone that is more than a smartphone has Leia’s touch! We wrote back in July, in a second article about RED’s smartphone, that we knew, then, a little more about the new product, which is, in fact, we wrote, “much more than an Android smartphone”. We pointed then to the evidence that Leia was the name behind the holographic technology RED says its smartphone  – let’s call it that to keep things simple, but please read Continue reading "Hydrogen ONE: RED and Leia confirm partnership"

Charlie Parish: three years filming HBO’s The Defiant Ones

Charlie Parish: three years filming The Defiant Ones Charlie Parish put a camera on his shoulder, either a Canon Cinema EOS C300 or C500, and took off after the rap mogul. The result is a four-part documentary called The Defiant Ones. And this interview! Directed by Allen Hughes, The Defiant Ones tells the stories of rapper Dr. Dre and producer Jimmy Iovine – the latter the son of a Brooklyn longshoreman, the other one of the greatest rappers alive – and their long-standing partnership which has shaped not just the rap music world but a plethora of transformative pop culture events. To capture Dre’s world, Hughes’ longtime collaborator
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Charlie Parish: three years filming The Defiant Ones
Charlie Parish: three years filming The Defiant Ones
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ON1 Photo RAW: new features coming soon

ON1 Photo RAW: new features coming soon Launched one year ago, the ON1 Photo RAW Project has helped ON1 to develop its photo editor based on user input. Now ON1 pulls the curtain and reveals some of the features coming soon. Very soon. Most of the new features will be formally announced and available for download and test drive very soon (hint: very, very soon!). But according to the company, “we aren’t even close to being done. From your input, our engineers are already working on longer term technologies and features you will see in the not-too-distant future.” I’ve followed the development ON1 Photo RAW,
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ON1 Photo RAW: new features coming soon
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Hasselblad introduces X1D Field Kit

Hasselblad introduces X1D Field Kit A rugged Pelican carrying case contains all the elements you need: camera, lenses and accessories to help you make the most of your Hasselblad X1D. At less than half the weight of a conventional digital medium format camera and with, adds, Hasselblad, “unbeatable design features and technologies, the X1D stands at the forefront of the photography world.”  Now, a protection solution for the equipment becomes available from Hasselblad. The new Hasselblad X1D Field Kit offers an all-encompassing package tailored for photographers who are seeking both robust protection and easily transportable equipment. Within the comprehensive package, photographers will find all
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Longsys opens a new future for Lexar

Longsys opens a new future for Lexar Longsys has been in the consumer flash storage market for 18 years, but it’s Lexar that may take the Longsys name to new markets beyond China. When Micron Technology decided to sell the Lexar business, many thought the brand had reached its final moment. Apparently not, as an interested buyer was found: Longsys.  The acquisition may well mean that Longsys found in Lexar the missing piece to conquer the world.  The company has been focused on flash storage for over 18 years and provides a broad portfolio of solutions. Its embedded storage brand FORESEE is leading in the market in China Continue reading "Longsys opens a new future for Lexar"

Cinema 4D R19: European debut at IBC 2017

Cinema 4D R19: European debut at IBC 2017 Although the new version of Cinema 4D is available worldwide now, the presentation at IBC 2017 will be a unique chance to meet with professionals using the program. As ProVideo Coalition mentioned before, the new Cinema 4D Release 19 is available this September, from MAXON or its authorized dealers. MAXON Service Agreement customers whose MSA is active as of September 1, 2017 will be upgraded automatically, confirmed the company recently. Cinema 4D R19 is available for Mac OS X and Windows; Linux nodes are also available for network rendering. This next generation of MAXON’s professional 3D application delivers both great Continue reading "Cinema 4D R19: European debut at IBC 2017"

Sony RX0: an ultra compact video camera

Sony RX0: an ultra compact video camera The RX0 is waterproof, shockproof and crush proof in a an ultra-compact and tough body says Sony, allowing to capture high-quality photos and videos in any shooting conditions. Announced at IFA Berlin, the RX0 marries the hallmark leading image quality of the Sony RX series with advanced photo and video capabilities, all compressed into a robust and ultra-compact body. Sony says this new type of camera offers entirely new imaging possibilities for today’s creators. Designed to facilitate creative expression beyond current limitations, RX0 is equally adept at shooting still images or filming video on its own, as well as when
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Sony RX0: an ultra compact video camera

Sony RX0: an ultra compact video camera The RX0 is waterproof, shockproof and crush proof in a an ultra-compact and tough body says Sony, allowing to capture high-quality photos and videos in any shooting conditions. Announced at IFA Berlin, the RX0 marries the hallmark leading image quality of the Sony RX series with advanced photo and video capabilities, all compressed into a robust and ultra-compact body. Sony says this new type of camera offers entirely new imaging possibilities for today’s creators. Designed to facilitate creative expression beyond current limitations, RX0 is equally adept at shooting still images or filming video on its own, as well as when
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SanDisk: new microSD card reaches 400GB

Two years after introducing its 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card, Western Digital has doubled the capacity. Meet the 400GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card. Western Digital Corporation announced at IFA Berlin its 400GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card, the world’s highest-capacity microSD card for use in mobile devices. Two years after introducing its record-breaking 200GB* SanDisk Ultra microSDXC card, Western Digital has doubled the capacity within the same tiny form factor. Keeping up with the demands of today’s mobile-centric lifestyle, the new SanDisk microSD card provides consumers with the freedom to capture, save and share photos, videos and apps, and Continue reading "SanDisk: new microSD card reaches 400GB"

Windows 10 brings Mixed Reality to the masses

Windows 10 brings Mixed Reality to the masses The next Windows 10 update, next October, will open the doors of Virtual Reality to the masses, promises Microsoft. Lower prices and a vast array of companies associated with the project seem to confirm VR is about to go viral. Can Microsoft, with its Windows Mixed Reality headsets bring Virtual Reality to the masses later this year? The company believes so, and they are not alone. While Bloomberg suggests that HTC may be looking for a buyer to its Vive headset business, Microsoft announces that they are working with an incredible set of partners to bring the most immersive experiences
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Windows 10 brings Mixed Reality to the masses
Windows 10 brings Mixed Reality to the masses
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ASC Photo Gallery reopens with new exhibit

ASC Photo Gallery reopens with new exhibit
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Photography is still a passion for many professionals who have elected moving images as their form of expression. Nine members of the ASC show their work at a new exhibit offering a total of 45 still photographs. The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Photo Gallery is designed to showcase the artistic achievements of the organization’s members, which consist of 375 award-winning cinematographers from around the globe. The first exhibit opened in March to much success, prompting future editions. Now it is time for an exhibit featuring an entirely new collection of still photographs by nine members of Continue reading "ASC Photo Gallery reopens with new exhibit"

Canon Macro lenses get Tilt and Shift

Canon Macro lenses get Tilt & Shift The new Canon EF lenses support a variety of photography applications including architecture, portrait, food and landscape, while the new flash will seduce macro shooters after more complex lighting solutions. It’s a good end for the Summer months if you’re a Canon DSLR shooter. The five new products introduced confirm the company continues behind its DSLR system, and not just keeping products updated. The new macro tilt-shift lenses are a somehow surprising introduction – if you forget the rumors that for months pointed to them – and a demonstration that there is still room for expanding creative frontiers. “Creating a
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Canon Macro lenses get Tilt & Shift
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