Canon EOS Webcam Utility Beta – Now Also Available for macOS


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Canon launched its EOS Webcam Utility Beta for macOS as well. Users need a supported Canon camera with the right USB cable. The free app works on Apple computers with macOS 10.15 (Catalina), 10.14 (Mojave), or 10.13 (High Sierra).

EOS Webcam Utility for macOS. Source: Canon

After many countries worldwide applied strict social distancing policies in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of videoconference calls went through the roof. While most people take built-in desktops or laptops webcams as sufficient, some want to have a better image and sound quality. For those who have a Canon

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Atomos Ninja V and LUMIX S1H RAW firmware delay


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The firmware updates enabling the much-anticipated Atomos Ninja V and Panasonic LUMIX S1H RAW over HDMI combination have unfortunately been slightly delayed from the original 25th May release schedule, to ensure the highest possible level of RAW recording.Atomos and Pana

An unforeseen technical issue has come to light in the final rounds of beta testing that needs rectification prior to shipping. The companies are working together to complete the development as soon as possible. We apologize to our mutual customers waiting for the functions this release
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188s1h_thumbPlease note that Panasonic will be releasing Ver 2.0 firmware on May 25th with various improvements to camera functions,

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New Firmware For The Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro 4.6K


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Blackmagic Design announced a significant software update for the original Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K camera. This update adds localization for 11 languages, the ability to embed custom 3D LUTs in Blackmagic RAW clips, new customizable frame guides, and improved behavior for function buttons. The update also adds improved compatibility for embedded audio on SDI outputs, better jam sync timecode functionality, and much more. For usability, the update also adds 1/3rd stop increments when adjusting the ISO. You can go here to download the free update: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro

“This update adds a lot of new features to the

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Z CAM E2-M4 Camera Announced, E2 S6 and F6 Price Dropped


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Z CAM just announced a new camera called Z CAM E2-M4. It is basically a Z CAM E2 without sync capability, but with an interchangeable lens mount and their flagship-line body design. The new Z CAM E2-M4 also comes at a lower price of $1,499. Furthermore, Z CAM announced its 6K flagship cameras get a price drop – E2-S6 will be available for $2,499 (previously $2,995) and the E2-F6 will cost $3,999 (previously $4,995).

Z CAM E2-M4 announced. Source: Z CAM

The Chinese camera company Z CAM first presented the E2 model at NAB 2018. Back then, the camera made

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RED Komodo Update – Price, Pre-Release Custom-Color Version, PDAF


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RED Komodo is getting close to its release. While we still don’t have final confirmed specs of the camera, we now know the price will be around $7.000 for Stormtrooper (white) edition and around $6.000 for the regular black version which comes after that. Before Stormtroopers, RED will ship limited custom-colored Komodos for $7.000 or slightly above that. According to Jarred Land, this will happen already on June 1st, 2020.

RED Komodo Stormtrooper version will cost around $7.000 Source: RED

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Mobile Mondays: Get the most out of the Samsung Galaxy S10 camera


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The popular Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone family offers superb camera features. This article will show you all the options available to take the best shot possible in any scenario you may encounter. Note: Screenshots and content in this article are based off the S10 5G phone’s camera, but are relevant to all original S10 phone […]

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Special Edition of RED Komodo Now For Sale. Price? $7,000


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$7,000 is the newly announced price for a custom color RED Komodo 6K Camera. As for the regular (black) RED Komodo? Well, a black RED Komodo is a little cheaper, priced at $6,000.Komodo

Jarred Land, RED Digital Cinema president, posted to his Instagram page stating the California camera company is geared up and ready to sell limited editions of the 6K Komodo camera.

Now that COVID19 manufacturing restrictions are slowly being lifted, RED’s factory has slowly started production; hence RED announced a limited run. Now, you cannot just type up red.com on your browser and click a link to

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Atomos Brings 12-bit ProRes RAW to Z CAM E2 Camera


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Atomos and Z CAM bring ProRes RAW recording over HDMI from the E2 cinema camera to the Ninja V 5″ HDR monitor-recorder. The 12-bit color smooth color creaminess we all drool over is coming to the pint-sized Z CAM E2; the E2 is the MFT camera. Or is the drooling just something I do myself, gross. The Ninja V will record 12-bit Apple ProRes RAW at up to 4Kp60. 12-bit ProRes RAW will give Z CAM users the best possible image quality from the camera. Now, we all may start shooting tremendous amounts of 4Kp60 in 12-bit; best to

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“I’m Back 35“ Updates – Interview with the Creators


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Since the launch of the new Kickstarter campaign in April, the upcoming “I’m Back 35” digital back is already funded by a good 2000%. Time for a heads up with the creators as part of our ongoing Virtual Show! Meet Filippo Kenji Nishino, Gaetano Acunzo, and of course the man himself, Samuel Mello Medeiros.

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The I’m Back digital back for old analogue SLR cameras was quite popular when it first hit the market back in 2018 but that didn’t stop Samuel and his team to

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Mobile Mondays: Capturing a long exposure on your phone


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(Editor’s note: Welcome to Mobile Mondays. In this new column, we’re going to show you some great ways to further you photography with the camera you always have with you — your smartphone.) As we’re out and about, we might not always have our cameras with us. But that shouldn’t stop us from capturing something […]

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Wooden Camera ARRI LPL Mount Adapters, Vertical Mounting Kits, and Bridgeplates Introduced


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The US-based camera accessories manufacturer Wooden Camera has a few new products, which were supposed to be featured during this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas. They launched new ARRI LPL Mount Adapters for Leica L Mount and Canon RF Mount, new vertical mounting kits for camera and monitor, and new 15mm and 19mm Bridgeplates. Since there is no NAB this year, we gave them space in our cinema5D Virtual Show. My colleague Graham Sheldon virtually interviewed Ryan Schorman from Wooden Camera about the new products.

Wooden Camera Announces New Products. Source: Wooden Camera

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Mind Your Own Business: Larry Becker discusses how to look great on camera


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Welcome to Mind Your Own Business, the podcast that helps photographers improve their business and their lives! Today, we chat with pro photographer, trainer, and podcaster Larry Becker about how to look (and sound!) your best when on camera. We discuss: How Larry got his start in the industry His new book, “Great On Camera” […]

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There has never been a better or worse time to buy gear


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There has never been a better or worse time to buy gear. That title might sound like a total contradiction, but we currently find ourselves living in a strange world. Prices of gear have never been cheaper, and with the impact of the Coronavirus, we are also seeing a lot of manufacturers reducing prices to … Continued

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EOS Webcam Utility Beta – Use Canon Camera as a Webcam on Windows Machine


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Canon EOS Webcam Utility Beta is a free app that allows connecting a select Canon camera to the computer and using it as a webcam. It only requires a compatible USB cable, but currently runs on Windows 10 machines only.

Canon EOS Webcam Utility Beta. Source: Canon

Since the COVID-19 came and changed the world as we know it, more and more people started working remotely and streaming their videos online. Using a laptop’s built-in webcam, of course, has its limitations – especially when it comes to picture and sound quality.

Using a DSLR or mirrorless camera as a webcam can

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5 Steps to Ditching Auto and Shooting Manual Mode on Your Camera


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If you own a DSLR and have a passion for photography, you have landed in the right place. A lot of people are under the common misconception that buying a new DSLR camera will instantly improve their photography. They place an order, and a few days later, their new, shiny toy arrives on their doorstep. Then things usually get tricky.

Once the camera is out of its packaging it becomes quickly apparent that working the damn thing is much harder than it looks. Therefore the dial is switched to Auto mode, and that is where it stays for the foreseeable.

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Celebrate spring with huge savings on cameras, lenses and more!


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Whether you’re doing some last-minute Mother’s Day shopping or preparing to capture the beautiful spring and summer landscapes, you can find some great deals on cameras, lenses and several accessories to enhance your photography. Olympus Olympus has announced a new campaign, “Get Ready to Get Out,” which offers some big savings on some of Olympus’ […]

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NAB-AT-HOME 2020: Canon C300 Mark III, 25-250mm Lens, and HDR Display


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nab-at-home-2020canon-cinemaWorking from home, or in my case working in my garage, I talked to Larry from Canon about the newly announced Canon C300 Mark III, the brand new 25-250mm cinema zoom, and the new HDR Reference Display. We may not be in Las Vegas, but we can talk and dive into the details of these Canon announcements. 

Announced just weeks ago, the Canon C300 Mark III is Modular, 16 Stops of dynamic range, 4K Canon Raw Lite, with Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus as an option up to 120fps.

Just like the Canon C500 Mark II, the new Canon EOS

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NAB-AT-HOME 2020: Sony Announces Updates to VENICE and FX9


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With new firmware upgrades, Sony will expand the capabilities of its VENICE and FX9 full-frame cameras. More features and expanded usability will offer an even higher level of control and creativity for cinematographers.

Version 6.0 for VENICE delivers more monitoring, high frame rate options, and will allow the import of Advanced Rendering Transform (.art) files that improve monitoring picture quality and viewing options on-set. These .art files can be generated by Sony’s RAW Viewer software, from users’ 3D LUT files. Sony

In my interview, we touch on the new .art files and what is the big difference between .art

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Sony FX9 and VENICE Full-Frame Cameras new Firmware Announced


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Sony has just announced new free firmware updates for their full-frame cameras Sony FX9 and VENICE to come later this year. The FX9 will get new 5K crop framerates with 4K 50/60p internally, it will get Eye AF, 4K 16-bit RAW output (with the extension unit), and the camera’s display will start supporting touchscreen operation. VENICE will get more monitoring options and high frame rate modes.

Sony FX9 and VENICE Firmware Updates. Source: Sony

Sony has shared with us some interesting news regarding their full-frame cinema cameras FX9 and VENICE. Both cameras will get new firmware versions later in 2020

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NAB-AT-HOME 2020: Blackmagic ATEM Mini Pro, Pocket and Hyperdeck Studio Mini


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We now live in a time of Live Streaming Video, Zoom calls, and social distancing. Blackmagic just so happened to have a handful of products landing at just the right time to help all of us stream from home better. nab-at-home-2020-bmd

With our ATEM Mini Pros and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras at the ready Bob Caniglia from Blackmagic Design and myself zoomed into a zoom call. 

Bob and I talked about the new ATEM Mini Pro, the brand new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4k/6K firmware, and the news about the Hyperdeck Studio Mini. Essentially, just about everything needed for

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