A.I. Gigapixel: enlarge images using artificial intelligence

A.I. Gigapixel: enlarge images with artificial intelligence Topaz Labs has a new tool and is not a plugin or even a new feature for its Topaz Studio. A.I. Gigapixel is a stand-alone image resizer that the company says is smarter and sharper than anything else available. With modern cameras offering so many megapixels, one would think image resizers are a thing of the past, but they are not. We continue to use the interpolation tools available in different photo editors to create larger versions of some photos, and when requested to create even bigger images, some of us might use a specialized tool, able to get
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HeadPLUS: edelkrone says it’s the smartest motorized pan and tilt head

HeadPLUS, edelkrone’s motorized pan and tilt head Introduced by edelkrone as the new world’s smartest motorized pan & tilt head, HeadPLUS is available in the normal version and the HeadPLUS PRO, able to handle heavier cameras. Simplicity of use is key to the design of  the new accessory, says edelkrone. The new accessory is ultra simple to use, says the company, because “you can manually adjust the pan and tilt angle of the HeadPLUS. This way, instead of using a remote control, you can, in fact, program your camera motions by hand. This gives an unprecedented speed to your workflow, and makes the whole process much more
HeadPLUS, edelkrone’s motorized pan and tilt head
HeadPLUS, edelkrone’s motorized pan and tilt head
HeadPLUS, edelkrone’s motorized pan and tilt head
HeadPLUS, edelkrone’s motorized pan and tilt head
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Magic ViewFinder: a free director’s viewfinder app for Android and iOS

Magic ViewFinder Free for Android and iOS Cinematographers, directors or photographers who use a camera and want to check and or simulate framing without holding the camera, should check the FREE collection of Magic ViewFinder apps. Whether you use a Blackmagic Cinema camera, a Lumix (or Olympus), a Canon, Nikon, Sony, Arri or RED, there is a Magic Viewfinder for you. Taking the name from the brand it is designed to be used with, the Magic Viewfinder app either becomes a Magic Cinema Viewfinder (for the Blackmagic models) or a Magic RED Viewfinder, or Magic Nikon Viewfinder. Each specific app will present features adequate to the camera(s)
Magic ViewFinder Free for Android and iOS
Magic ViewFinder Free for Android and iOS
Magic ViewFinder Free for Android and iOS
Magic ViewFinder Free for Android and iOS
Magic ViewFinder Free for Android and iOS
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Marcus Robinson’s time-lapse photography shows Tower 3 rising

Marcus Robinson's time-lapse photography shows Tower 3 rising Commissioned by Silverstein Properties for recent ceremonies marking the building’s completion, Marcus Robinson’s “Tower 3” memorializes the construction of the newly-opened landmark. Hailing from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Marcus Robinson studied modern languages at Cambridge University, before specializing in architectural photography. With many exhibitions in Paris of his architectural photography, Robinson moved to London in 1998, and began photographing the creation of the iconic London Eye. His short film of the London landmark was commissioned by Channel 4, and the film ‘Millennium Wheel’ was broadcast on the eve of the year 2000 and later that year screened at the London Film
Marcus Robinson's time-lapse photography shows Tower 3 rising
Marcus Robinson's time-lapse photography shows Tower 3 rising
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EU court rules reuse of online images needs author’s authorisation

EU court rules reuse of online images needs author’s authorisation The ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union makes it clear: images published on a website can not be republished on any other website without the author’s authorisation. The Internet has, for a long time, been a Wild West when it comes to the rights of authors, be it imaging professionals or others. The idea that everything on the Internet is FREE, prevalent during the first years of the platform, continues to be the mantra for many, despite legislation and some court rulings suggesting otherwise. The continued action of image banks, photo libraries and individual authors, who
EU court rules reuse of online images needs author’s authorisation
EU court rules reuse of online images needs author’s authorisation
EU court rules reuse of online images needs author’s authorisation
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Frame.io Masters: a deep dive into filmmakers’ motivations

Frame.io Masters: a deep dive into filmmakers’ motivations Frame.io launched today a new short film series that asks the world’s most sought-after filmmakers why they do what they do: Mark Toia signs on as the inaugural Frame.io Master. The opening interview for the Frame.io Masters invites us to discover world-renowned commercial director Mark Toia, following him from the excitement of the first $50 dollar check to the assumption, as he says, that “directors are just hairdressers. If you screw up someone’s hair they’re never coming back.” It’s a revealing video interview, which gives viewers a unique glimpse of Mark Toia’s journey from would-be starving
Frame.io Masters: a deep dive into filmmakers’ motivations
Frame.io Masters: a deep dive into filmmakers’ motivations
Frame.io Masters: a deep dive into filmmakers’ motivations
Frame.io Masters: a deep dive into filmmakers’ motivations
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LEE Stopper and ProGlass IRND filters: free exposure calculators

LEE Stopper and ProGlass IRND filters: free exposure calculators The LEE Stopper Exposure Guide and the ProGlass IRND Exposure Guide are the official exposure guides for photographers using LEE Filters long exposure camera filters. Both apps are completely free. The LEE Stopper Exposure Guide, introduced in 2016, was the first app offered by LEE Filters to users of its range of Stopper long exposure camera filters. Available for Android and iOS, the app is designed to help you get the most from the filters in the Stopper family,  Big, Little and Super Stopper filters – accurately calculating, according to LEE Filters, “the precise exposure you require and offering a
LEE Stopper and ProGlass IRND filters: free exposure calculators
LEE Stopper and ProGlass IRND filters: free exposure calculators
LEE Stopper and ProGlass IRND filters: free exposure calculators
LEE Stopper and ProGlass IRND filters: free exposure calculators
LEE Stopper and ProGlass IRND filters: free exposure calculators
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Tamron 17-35 F/2.8-4 Di OSD: the lightest and smallest ultra wide-angle zoom

Tamron 17-35 F/2.8-4 Di OSD: the world’s lightest and smallest ultra wide-angle zoom Designed for full-frame DSLRs from Canon and Nikon, the new ultra wide-angle zoom from Tamron is, according to the company, a sophisticated balance of outstanding optics and matchless mobility. The 17-35mm F/2.8-4 Di OSD (Model A037), for 35mm full-frame DSLR cameras will be first available in Nikon mount on September 4, 2018 at a suggested retail price of $599. The launch of the Canon mount model will be announced at a later date.  The announced price makes the lens an interesting proposition for whomever is after an affordable alternative to the lenses offered by both Canon and Nikon. Some
Tamron 17-35 F/2.8-4 Di OSD: the world’s lightest and smallest ultra wide-angle zoom
Tamron 17-35 F/2.8-4 Di OSD: the world’s lightest and smallest ultra wide-angle zoom
Tamron 17-35 F/2.8-4 Di OSD: the world’s lightest and smallest ultra wide-angle zoom
Tamron 17-35 F/2.8-4 Di OSD: the world’s lightest and smallest ultra wide-angle zoom
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Phottix Padat Carbon 200: a light stand, monopod and boom

Phottix Padat Carbon 200: a light stand, monopod and boom The original Padat 200 light stand was a dream for traveling professionals, because of its size and weight. Now the Padat 200 Carbon takes the dream to a whole new level, with three tools in one. When it comes to light stands that are portable, I use Manfrotto 5001B Nano Black light stands, which extend to 1,9 meters, weigh 2 lbs/0.93 kg and measure 19″ / 48.3 cm when collapsed. Able to accept a load capacity of 3.3 lb/1.5 kg, they are my adopted solution for placing lights and reflectors or diffusers on location. Priced just under $60,
Phottix Padat Carbon 200: a light stand, monopod and boom
Phottix Padat Carbon 200: a light stand, monopod and boom
Phottix Padat Carbon 200: a light stand, monopod and boom
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Nikon’s full-frame mirrorless is coming; no – official – news from Canon

Nikon’s new mirrorless is coming; no – official – news from Canon Nikon will reveal its full-frame mirrorless camera in August, a new system with news lenses for a new mount, but guarantees compatibility with the classic F-mount lenses, a must for professional users. Nikon seems to have abandoned any future project for its Nikon 1 mirrorless system camera, but the company is moving ahead with something completely new, which was mentioned, in July 2017, by Nikon’s President, Kazuo Ushida, during an interview given to the Japanese newspaper Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun. He said this: “I will give out a “Nikonashii” mirrorless camera that made a difference to other companies in terms of performance.
Nikon’s new mirrorless is coming; no – official – news from Canon
Nikon’s new mirrorless is coming; no – official – news from Canon
Nikon’s new mirrorless is coming; no – official – news from Canon
Nikon’s new mirrorless is coming; no – official – news from Canon
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HP introduces HP Z, the world’s most powerful entry workstations

HP Z: the world’s most powerful entry workstations With prices starting at $642 for the HP EliteDesk 800 Workstation Edition, the new HP Z lineup represents HP’s solution for power users who need higher-performance PCs. The new HP entry workstations, the HP Z2 Mini, HP Z2 Small Form Factor and HP Z2 Tower, as well as the HP EliteDesk 800 Workstation Edition, represent the fourth-generation entry HP Z Workstation, designed to enhance productivity of professional workflows and deliver powerhouse cost-optimized performance with software-certified experiences, without sacrificing graphics power, expandability, seamless experience or security. These new models appear in an ever-changing landscape. Workstation users are experiencing rapid workflow
HP Z: the world’s most powerful entry workstations
HP Z: the world’s most powerful entry workstations
HP Z: the world’s most powerful entry workstations
HP Z: the world’s most powerful entry workstations
HP Z: the world’s most powerful entry workstations
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PhotoCineView: a Director’s Viewfinder for iOS and Android smartphones

PhotoCineView: a Director’s Viewfinder for smartphones PhotoCineView allows DPs to carry a Director’s Viewfinder in their pocket, to frame the set as classic DVs do, but does more, like allowing to visually compare the results from two sensors, and even more… A Director’s Viewfinder is essentially a framing tool, enabling users to quickly… frame the scene and define the best focal length to use. The traditional Director’s Viewfinders, which sometimes do not cover the odd sizes of some modern day digital sensors, have shared space with simpler models, sometimes also called lens finders. A third type of Director’s Viewfinder is available since smartphones became widely used:
PhotoCineView: a Director’s Viewfinder for smartphones
PhotoCineView: a Director’s Viewfinder for smartphones
PhotoCineView: a Director’s Viewfinder for smartphones
PhotoCineView: a Director’s Viewfinder for smartphones
PhotoCineView: a Director’s Viewfinder for smartphones
PhotoCineView: a Director’s Viewfinder for smartphones
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Vuze XR, a camera for 360 or VR180 video

Vuze XR, a camera for 360 or VR180 video First we had cameras for 360 video, followed by cameras offering VR180. Now we’ve a camera that does both, enabling content creators to spontaneously tell any story, from every angle: the Vuze XR. The family of Vuze cameras from HumanEyes Technologies includes models for 360 video, both in 2D and 3D, but the company takes a new direction now, with a compeltely different model, the Vuze XR dual camera, which appeals to both consumers and prosumers, with its 360 video in 2D and VR180 in 3D. Now, with the touch of a button, says the company, “the Vuze XR transforms
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AOC Q3279VWFD8: new 31.5” monitor uses IPS panel for better colour

AOC: new 31.5” QHD monitor uses IPS panel Priced at $299.99, the new AOC Q3279VWFD8 is not the perfect solution for color work, but if you need the extra space of a 31.5” panel offering 2560×1440 pixels, the new monitor may serve you well. Presented also as a gaming monitor, the AOC Q3279VWFD8 may offer a huge screen to impress friends, but is hardly a first choice for gamers, unless they are on a budget… and want the screen size offered, which, yes, is fantastic, especially at the price asked. Still, AMD’s FreeSync is present, and the monitor even goes as far as offering a 75
AOC: new 31.5” QHD monitor uses IPS panel
AOC: new 31.5” QHD monitor uses IPS panel
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A retro light meter for Android and iOS smartphones

A retro lightmeter for Android and iOS smartphones LightMeter for Android or myLightMeter for iOS are different names for an app that will transform your smartphone in a reliable light meter. There is a free version, but the Pro will give you some extras. If you’re old enough to remember the classic light meters from the past, you’ll love the retro style of the Lightmeter app created by David Quiles for both Android and iOS. The market is packed with modern looking apps that reflect the present, but this light meter transports us, visually, to the past. Although it is just the effect of a simple interface image
A retro lightmeter for Android and iOS smartphones
A retro lightmeter for Android and iOS smartphones
A retro lightmeter for Android and iOS smartphones
A retro lightmeter for Android and iOS smartphones
A retro lightmeter for Android and iOS smartphones
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Detu MAX: world’s first 3D 8K 360 VR camera with AI

Detu MAX: world’s first 3D 8K 360 VR camera with AI The deep learning algorithm that powers the Artificial Intelligence of the Detu MAX enables real-time face tracking and also stitches together the videos inside the camera – without the need for a PC. Detu is not a new name when it comes to cameras. Their F4Plus 8K VR 360° camera received an award at CES 2018 Innovation Awards, and the company has other models, like the original F4 and Twin. Last June the company made it to Kickstarter, looking for crowdfunding for its new project: Detu MAX, the world’s first 3D 8K 360 VR camera with AI Chip, which was
Detu MAX: world’s first 3D 8K 360 VR camera with AI
Detu MAX: world’s first 3D 8K 360 VR camera with AI
Detu MAX: world’s first 3D 8K 360 VR camera with AI
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Nikon COOLPIX P1000: a 6000mm superzoom with 4K UHD video

Nikon COOLPIX P1000: a 6000mm superzoom with 4K UHD video Nikon boldly claims you don’t need a telescope to see the International Space Station in flight, or look at the rings of Saturn: the COOLPIX P1000, the most extreme zoom Nikon ever, is all you need. On the last stretch of the celebration of its 100th anniversary, which the company celebrated from July 2017 to July 2018, Nikon introduced a camera to take you, as the company says, to the Moon and beyond. The COOLPIX P1000 is, no doubt, the new undisputed powerhouse of superzooms, offering a 125x optical zoom which, by the magic of digital, can be
Nikon COOLPIX P1000: a 6000mm superzoom with 4K UHD video
Nikon COOLPIX P1000: a 6000mm superzoom with 4K UHD video
Nikon COOLPIX P1000: a 6000mm superzoom with 4K UHD video
Nikon COOLPIX P1000: a 6000mm superzoom with 4K UHD video
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Acer ProDesigner BM270, a monitor for professional video editing

  Acer ProDesigner BM270 a monitor for professional video editing Acer’s new monitor, the Acer ProDesigner BM270, is a 4K UHD HDR monitor built to ensure that every hue is authentically represented,  a critical feature for video editors and animators. The Acer ProDesigner BM270 joins the previous model in the series, the BM320, featuring a 32-inch 4HK UHD screen with IPS panel technology, DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI as connections a response time of 5ms GTG and a brightness of 350 Nit, available for $999.99. The BM270 shares many of the same characteristics, although featuring a 27-inch panel with the same 3840 x 2160 resolution, a response time of
Acer ProDesigner BM270 a monitor for professional video editing
Acer ProDesigner BM270 a monitor for professional video editing
Acer ProDesigner BM270 a monitor for professional video editing
Acer ProDesigner BM270 a monitor for professional video editing
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LIVE FACE free app unlocks the iPhone X face tracking power

LIVE FACE unlocks the iPhone X face tracking power The TrueDepth camera from the iPhone X is finally used to more than animate Animojis in Facetime. It can produce fast cartoon animations that can be used in everything from Facebook to broadcast. Introduced in the iPhone X by the end of 2017, the TrueDepth camera used for Apple’s Face ID is able to capture accurate face data by projecting and analyzing over 30,000 invisible dots to create a depth map of your face and also captures an infrared image of your face. Its first innovation was also included in the smartphone: new animated icons called Animojis, which are nothing
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3 Legged Thing introduces Alan, Trent and Docz for photo and video

3 Legged Thing introduces new tripod range for photo and video The two new monopods from 3 Legged Thing are compatible with the new Docz foot stabiliser, making them ideal for both photography and video. Alan, a rugged carbon fibre professional monopod; Trent, an ultra-tall Punks monopod; and Docz, a foot stabiliser that works with both monopods, and which is also available separately are the new products announced to join 3 Legged Thing’s catalog, complementing their range of tripods and accessories. Introduced as the 1 Legged Thing, the new products are available to pre-order online now and via retailers worldwide, and will ship in time for the official release date of
3 Legged Thing introduces new tripod range for photo and video
3 Legged Thing introduces new tripod range for photo and video
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