Hasselblad 907X 50C: a bridge from 1957 towards the future


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Hasselblad 907X 50C: a bridge from 1957 towards the futureMix a modernized CFV II 50C digital back with the brand new 907X camera body and the result is a camera allowing you to use the latest tech and the classic waist-level shooting style of the V System.

Now available to purchase, the 907X 50C mirrorless medium format digital camera is a collector’s camera, even if you don’t shoot Hasselblad. As other cameras from the company, designed to mark special moments, this model, introduced as a concept in June 2019, is a bridge between moments in time. Comprised of the modernised CFV II 50C digital back and the brand

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Hasselblad 907X 50C: a bridge from 1957 towards the future

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Sigma ShotAtHome photo contest: the winners


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Sigma Shot At Home photo contest: the winners“Self Portrait of a Quarantined Dad” and “Mano a Mano” are the Grand Prize winners of the photo and video contest Sigma Corporation of America created to lighten up the lockdown due to the pandemic.

When the competition started, the people at Sigma were hoping to bring a bit of inspiration into the world of photographers and cinematographers in such a dark time. They soon realized how much joy these artists were bringing to them as, the company states, “you all submitted such phenomenal work. We want to thank everyone who participated in this competition and who inspired us to

Sigma Shot At Home photo contest: the winners
Sigma Shot At Home photo contest: the winners
Sigma Shot At Home photo contest: the winners
Sigma Shot At Home photo contest: the winners

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Phocus Mobile 2: control your Hasselblad from your iPhone


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Phocus Mobile 2: control your Hasselblad from your iPhoneComplementing the portability of Hasselblad’s mirrorless medium format cameras, the power of Phocus Mobile 2 now expands to the palm of your hand with iPhone connectivity.

Phocus Mobile 2 for iPhone offers an even more compact form factor of the app known to many Hasselblad users and iPad owners. The added platform support allows more photographers to bring advanced remote control and live view, tethering, and sharing capabilities into the field when shooting with the X1D II 50C, 907X Special Edition and 907X 50C cameras. In addition to exposure controls, creatives can browse images on the camera, import original RAW

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Phocus Mobile 2: control your Hasselblad from your iPhone

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Lowel launches 40” professional-grade Century stands


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Lowel launches 40” professional-grade Century standsWith an industry standard size to perfectly stack and store on carts, grip truck hangers or studio racks, the new Lowel 40” C-Stands are professional-grade century stands, available in two models.

C-stands are the unsung heroes of many productions; in photography, motion picture and television production, the primary function of a C-stand (or Century stand) is to position light modifiers, such as gobos, flags, silks, and scrims in front of light sources. They can also be used as light stands, hanging backdrops, and almost limitless other grip applications.

The stand consists of a collapsible leg base, two riser columns with

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SuperTank Pro: a pocket-sized mobile power station


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SuperTank Pro: a pocket-sized mobile power station  The ability to charge 4 portable devices in 1 time is one of the reasons why Zendure’s SuperTank Pro mobile power station may be your best friend if you need to set up work station anywhere.

The pandemic changed the way many people work, and made the use of mobile power stations even more appealing. Being a “digital nomad” was already increasingly common, with some people doing the most of their work outside of a traditional office setup. Now, with the Work From Home mandate, the number of people working from home has grown. The experience of the last

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SuperTank Pro: a pocket-sized mobile power station

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New Laowa OOOM 25-100mm T2.9 Cine lens costs $5,000


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New Laowa OOOM 25-100mm T2.9 Cine lens costs $5,000The long-awaited Laowa OOOM 25-100mm T2.9 Cine lens is finally available, three years after it was first revealed. The US (ex-VAT) price is $5,000 for lens only and $6,500 for a bundle with the 2 adapters.

“Out Of Our Minds”. That’s what the OOOM in the Laowa OOOM 25-100mm T2.9 Cine lens means. Venus Optics, the camera lenses manufacturer specialized in making unique photo and cinema lenses, announced the project in 2018, and it took the company three years to develop and improve the new OOOM 25-100mm T2.9 Cine lens with the aim to deliver a budget

New Laowa OOOM 25-100mm T2.9 Cine lens costs $5,000
New Laowa OOOM 25-100mm T2.9 Cine lens costs $5,000
New Laowa OOOM 25-100mm T2.9 Cine lens costs $5,000

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Venice VR Expanded: 44 projects from 24 countries


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Venice VR Expanded: 44 projects from 24 countries1st Step, an award-winning VR documentary by German VR studio Faber Courtial is one of the nine officially selected 360 cinematic experiences that will screen during the Venice VR Expanded.

The 77th Venice International Film Festival runs between 2 and 12 September 2020, and within the event, Virtual Reality is represented in the section this year rebranded as Venice VR Expanded to reflect the shift to a 100% virtual exhibition. In fact, due to the pandemic, the Virtual Reality works in this edition of the Venice Film Festival will no longer be shown in Venice Lido on the island of

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Venice VR Expanded: 44 projects from 24 countries
Venice VR Expanded: 44 projects from 24 countries

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VEGAS POST Suite gets a brand new upgrade


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With VEGAS Creative Software announcing the release of VEGAS Pro 18, the VEGAS POST Suite, resulting of a partnership with FXhome, had to be upgraded too. Here are some of the new features.

There is a a brand new upgrade available to VEGAS POST Suite, the powerful suite of editing, VFX, compositing and imaging tools for video professionals, editors and VFX artists. With the announcement, VEGAS Creative Software unveils major upgrades for VEGAS POST Suite that include significant developments with its companion products, VEGAS Effects and VEGAS Image, while leveraging robust new features in the newly-launched VEGAS Pro 18

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Imerge Pro 7: the next generation of image editing


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Imerge Pro 7: the next generation of image editingA focus-stacking tool, the flexibility to edit and composite layers in RAW and industry-leading Chroma Key technology make Imerge Pro 7 an even more appealing tool for photographers.

FXhome, the company behind Imerge Pro, suggests that the app is the next generation of image editing, and while many will disagree, the truth is that Imerge Pro has rapidly evolved from the initial version, from 2018, to become an essential tool for photographers who want more control over their post-production workflow.

Back in October 2018 I wrote here at Provideo Coalition about the launch of Imerge Pro by FXhome, the company

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Imerge Pro 7: the next generation of image editing


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Imerge Pro 7: the next generation of image editingA focus-stacking tool, the flexibility to edit and composite layers in RAW and industry-leading Chroma Key technology make Imerge Pro 7 an even more appealing tool for photographers.

FXhome, the company behind Imerge Pro, suggests that the app is the next generation of image editing, and while many will disagree, the truth is that Imerge Pro has rapidly evolved from the initial version, from 2018, to become an essential tool for photographers who want more control over their post-production workflow.

Back in October 2018 I wrote here at Provideo Coalition about the launch of Imerge Pro by FXhome, the company

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Imerge Pro 7: the next generation of image editing

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Nikon Webcam Utility: Windows now, Mac version coming soon


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Nikon Webcam Utility: Windows now, Mac version coming soonNikon promised last July that in August the company would have its own solution to use some of its cameras as webcams. The Beta version of Nikon Webcam Utility for Windows is here. Mac is next!

Live stream like a pro. That’s Nikon’s way to present users of – some – Nikon DSLRs and and Z mirrorless cameras with a solution to turn their cameras into webcams. Now, Nikon continues, “get incredible sharpness, clarity, and flattering depth of field while live streaming by using a compatible Nikon mirrorless or DSLR camera and the Nikon Webcam Utility. Go next level while

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Nikon Webcam Utility: Windows now, Mac version coming soon


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Nikon Webcam Utility: Windows now, Mac version coming soonNikon promised last July that in August the company would have its own solution to use some of its cameras as webcams. The Beta version of Nikon Webcam Utility for Windows is here. Mac is next!

Live stream like a pro. That’s Nikon’s way to present users of – some – Nikon DSLRs and and Z mirrorless cameras with a solution to turn their cameras into webcams. Now, Nikon continues, “get incredible sharpness, clarity, and flattering depth of field while live streaming by using a compatible Nikon mirrorless or DSLR camera and the Nikon Webcam Utility. Go next level while

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Nikon Webcam Utility: Windows now, Mac version coming soon

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SIGGRAPH 2020: 20 behind-the-scenes looks


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SIGGRAPH 2020: 20 behind-the-scenes looks Go behind the year’s biggest visual effects productions, from The Mandalorian to Watchmen or the upcoming Soul, during SIGGRAPH 2020 with ‘Making Of’ sessions and talks, this August.

Originally planned to take place 19–23 July in Washington, D.C., SIGGRAPH 2020 moved online, a first for the 47-year-old annual conference, as the organizers pivoted to design an all-digital conference that is as unique as its typical in-person offering. The virtual event may not be appreciated by all, but it does have advantages, one of them being that content for most programs will continue to be available within the virtual

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SIGGRAPH 2020: 20 behind-the-scenes looks

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SIGGRAPH 2020: 20 behind-the-scenes looks


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SIGGRAPH 2020: 20 behind-the-scenes looks Go behind the year’s biggest visual effects productions, from The Mandalorian to Watchmen or the upcoming Soul, during SIGGRAPH 2020 with ‘Making Of’ sessions and talks, this August.

Originally planned to take place 19–23 July in Washington, D.C., SIGGRAPH 2020 moved online, a first for the 47-year-old annual conference, as the organizers pivoted to design an all-digital conference that is as unique as its typical in-person offering. The virtual event may not be appreciated by all, but it does have advantages, one of them being that content for most programs will continue to be available within the virtual

SIGGRAPH 2020: 20 behind-the-scenes looks
SIGGRAPH 2020: 20 behind-the-scenes looks

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Live streaming sports with AJA HELO


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Live streaming sports with AJA HELOCricket South Africa debuted the new 3 Team Cricket format easier this summer, and PT SportSuite live streamed the historic event to remote fans using AJA HELO H.264 streamers/recorders.

The world is slowly emerging from lockdown, but there is no certainty about how things will move, although sports organizations are easing back in with restrictions in place, including the move to behind closed doors matches. With spectators currently not allowed in the stands, and no assurance that this will change soon, live streaming has become essential to keeping fans connected, especially for cricket, which ranks as the second most popular sport worldwide.

One example of

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Live streaming sports with AJA HELO
Live streaming sports with AJA HELO

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Live streaming sports with AJA HELO


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Live streaming sports with AJA HELOCricket South Africa debuted the new 3 Team Cricket format easier this summer, and PT SportSuite live streamed the historic event to remote fans using AJA HELO H.264 streamers/recorders.

The world is slowly emerging from lockdown, but there is no certainty about how things will move, although sports organizations are easing back in with restrictions in place, including the move to behind closed doors matches. With spectators currently not allowed in the stands, and no assurance that this will change soon, live streaming has become essential to keeping fans connected, especially for cricket, which ranks as the second most popular sport worldwide.

One example of

Live streaming sports with AJA HELO
Live streaming sports with AJA HELO
Live streaming sports with AJA HELO

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Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art: more than a portrait lens


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Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art: more than a portrait lensSigma announces it as the definitive portrait prime for the mirrorless age but it may well be more than a portrait lens, as the images suggest. Discover the Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art lens.

There is something special about Sigma’s Art line. The series has been consistently redefining both imaging excellence and pleasing in-the-hand experience, since its launch in 2012, and this new lens continues that legacy. It’s not just the looks and touch, it’s everything under the hood, from the dust and splash-proof design or aluminum and TSC (Thermally Stable Composite) construction to the aperture ring

Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art: more than a portrait lens
Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art: more than a portrait lens
Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art: more than a portrait lens
Sigma 85mm F1.4 DG DN | Art: more than a portrait lens

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The sky is the limit: fashion shows go digital


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The sky is the limit: fashion shows go digitalWhile some form of physical fashion shows may return in the Fall, virtual seems to be the way forward for many events this Summer. From Marc Cain to Valentino, fashion shows are going digital.

June is usually a busy month for the fashion industry, with many shows scheduled to reveal the collections for next year. The pandemic, though, has forced many venues to postpone their shows or find alternatives. In April this year the British Fashion Council was the first to announce the London Fashion Week would be entirely digital, a move that other events would follow in the following

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The sky is the limit: fashion shows go digital
The sky is the limit: fashion shows go digital
The sky is the limit: fashion shows go digital
The sky is the limit: fashion shows go digital

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Panasonic AK-UC3300 studio camera, a future-proof solution


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Panasonic AK-UC3300 studio camera, a future-proof solutionEquipped with a large 11-megapixel 4K image sensor, the AK-UC3300GJ/UC3300GSJ is a 4K Studio Camera is also ideal in situations that require high operability such as live broadcasting of events.

Following in the footsteps of Panasonic’s flagship AK-UC4000 studio camera, the AK-UC3300 supports a similar feature set broadcasters have come to expect including exceptional color accuracy and dynamic range. Due to the growing demand for high-quality content, the AK-UC3300 houses a large 11-megapixel 4K image sensor to achieve a horizontal and vertical resolution of 2,000 TV lines through oversampling.

Delivering 4K image quality with high-sensitivity and vivid color reproduction, the

Panasonic AK-UC3300 studio camera, a future-proof solution
Panasonic AK-UC3300 studio camera, a future-proof solution

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Micro monsters: new 200 Wh battery packs from bebob


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Micro monsters: new 200 Wh battery packs from bebobTiny power packs with a lot of smart and unique bebob features, the new ultra-compact 200 Wh battery packs are available in V-Mount and Gold Mount compatible versions.

A powerful extension for the bebob micro Series, the new V-Mount and Gold Mount compatible versions now announced by the company are true tiny power packs. Available as V-Mount (V200micro) and Gold Mount compatible (A200micro) versions, both battery packs feature 196 Wh and 14,4 V (16,0 A maximum discharge current) — combined with the lowest footprint in its class.

Micro monsters: new 200 Wh battery packs from bebobMicro monsters: new 200 Wh battery packs from bebob

The bebob V200micro and A200micro Lithium-ion packs only measure, says bebob, “75 x

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