Unsplash Releases 2 Million Images as Massive Open-Source Dataset


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Unsplash has just released “the most complete high-quality open image dataset ever”: an open-source collection of over 2 million images captured by over 200,000 photographers, now available to download in bulk for free.

On the off-chance that you’re not familiar with Unsplash, the website allows photographers to share their images with the world for free under a CC0, no rights reserved, public domain “license.” Designers, publications, bloggers, and many others use Unsplash to access and use these images as they see fit, with or without attribution.

Today’s announcement takes this one major step further, but releasing over

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The Business of Deepfakes, Cheapfakes, and Misleading Manipulated Media


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Some speculate that overall fake news could cost the economy $39 billion a year. Quite a market to grab for a savvy tech startup, even at 1%! But while fake news and in particular deep fakes have been accused of wreaking havoc on minds and economy, there is surprisingly only a minimal amount of companies offering tools to combat them.

The reason?

Cost

The most important, probably, is the challenge of the task. Deepfakes are notoriously extremely hard to detect and are evolving very quickly. Since they employ the same AI as used to identify them, any innovation in detecting

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High-Speed Camera Records Video of Light Beam Bouncing Off Mirrors


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Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne have put a specialized camera to use in a cool new experiment, capturing super-slow motion video of a light beam moving through a carefully-arranged set of mirrors.

We’ve shared some of incredible high-speed camera achievements in the past, including the recent breakthrough that allowed scientists to capture a staggering 70 trillion frames per second. But even with these advancements, we haven’t seen any footage of a beam of light actually moving through the air, and that’s exactly what Edoardo Charbon and his colleagues have captured here.

The video above is

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This Video Explains Exactly How Lens IS and IBIS Work in Modern Cameras


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Most photographers know the basics of lens-based image stabilization (Lens IS) and in-body image stabilization (IBIS), but if you’ve ever wanted a technical deep-dive that explains exactly how these systems work to generate 4, 5, or even 7 stops of stabilization, this video from Imaging Resource is here to answer that call.

At the most basic level, most people understand that Lens IS offers only two axes of stabilization (pitch and yaw) while IBIS offers 5-axis stabilization (pitch, yaw, roll, X and Y). Most people also know that this is done using floating lens elements (Lens IS) or a sensor

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Atomos Ninja V Will Record 4K60p 12-Bit ProRes RAW over HDMI from Sony a7S III


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Atomos announced that the Ninja V will get a free AtomOS update in September 2020 which will allow the recorder to capture the 16-bit linear RAW signal from Sony a7S III and save it as 12-bit log ProRes RAW files. This will work at up to 4K60p. Since the Ninja V records the entire sensor, it will actually give you roughly 4.2K – a bit over the C4K (DCI 4K) resolution.

Ninja V ProRes RAW Recording from Sony a7S III. Image credit: Philip Bloom

As we know from yesterday’s Sony a7S III release, the camera will not only offer

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Sony a7S III – Panel Discussion Hosted by B&H


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Join the B&H Panel Discussion about the new Sony a7S III mirrorless camera. Aside from cinema5D’s own Johnnie Behiri, there will be Chris Burkard and Mike Bubolo from Sony and B&H’s Doug and Derek. Youtube link to the live video is included in our article. The discussion starts at 11 am EDT (17:00 CEST).

Sony a7S III – B&H Panel Discussion. Source: Sony/B&H

As you probably already know from the huge online launch campaign, today Sony announced the long-awaited new mirrorless camera a7S III. The new lowlight king features improved framerates and codecs. You can read (and watch) all information and Continue reading “Sony a7S III – Panel Discussion Hosted by B&H”

Sony a7S III Review – Mini Documentary and Lowlight Sample Footage


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The wait is finally over and the full frame mirrorless compact camera Sony a7S III  has been just announced with key features like 4K resolution (in up to 120 frames per second), All-Intra (new codec, XAVC S-I), 4:2:2 color sampling and 10-bit color depth internal recording. 

Can’t believe how time flies. I was 5 years younger when the Sony a7S II was introduced… Looking back, this little camera served many of us well (two of my long time favorite camera reviews were shot with this camera “Time Stood Still” and “Play With Me”).

Now it

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Sony a7S III Announced – 4K120 10-Bit 422 & 16-Bit RAW Output


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Sony just announced the highly-anticipated successor to the a7S II. The Sony a7S III mirrorless camera features a new 12.1MP full-frame sensor with a new Bionz XR image processor. The camera can record uncropped video internally in up to 4K120p in 10-bit 4:2:2 and in Full HD in up to 240fps. There is 16-bit RAW in 4K60 externally via full-size HDMI, 5-axis IBIS, vari-angle touchscreen LCD, reworked menu, and the autofocus works in every recording mode. We talked with Sony representative Yann Salmon-Legagneur about the camera. Make sure to check Johnnie’s a7S III Review and Lowlight Sample Footage article as

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Astronomers Capture the First Ever Photo of Two Planets Orbiting a Sun-Like Star


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The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO VLT) has captured a world’s first: the first ever image of two giant exoplanets orbiting a young ‘Sun-like’ star 300 light years away from our own. The photograph could provide important information about the formation of our own solar system.

The groundbreaking image—which is discussed in detail on the ESO website—is described as “a snapshot of an environment that is very similar to our Solar System, but at a much earlier stage of its evolution.”

As the ESO explains, direct observations of exoplanets are exceedingly rare but incredibly important

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Astronomers Capture the First Ever Photo of Two Planets Orbiting a Sun-Like Star


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The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO VLT) has captured a world’s first: the first ever image of two giant exoplanets orbiting a young ‘Sun-like’ star 300 light years away from our own. The photograph could provide important information about the formation of our own solar system.

The groundbreaking image—which is discussed in detail on the ESO website—is described as “a snapshot of an environment that is very similar to our Solar System, but at a much earlier stage of its evolution.”

As the ESO explains, direct observations of exoplanets are exceedingly rare but incredibly important

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Teradek Ranger – Uncompressed Long-Distance 4K HDR Video Transmission


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Teradek – owned by the Vitec Group (Creative Solutions unit) – are well known for their Cinema, IP Video and Networking transmission products such as the ACE, Bolt, and Bolt 4K series have recently released their new Ranger < 1 ms delay 4K wireless video solution with approx. 1.500m (5.000 ft.) range and 10-Bit 4:2:2 picture quality at 2160p60 resolution for live productions. The set includes TX and RX units and starts from $6,990.00.
Teradek Ranger - Zero-Delay Wireless 4K Video for Live Production (Credits: Teradek, LLC)

Teradek Ranger – Zero-Delay Wireless 4K Video for Live Production (Credits: Teradek, LLC)

Teradek Ranger – Prominent Features

Canon EOS R6 Review First Look with Footage – Serious Limitation, Doubtful Video Tool


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The Canon EOS R6 will be shipping later this month and we were lucky enough to get a pre-production model and put the camera through its paces. I’m sure you guys are curious to find out how well it functioned in the field and if I noticed any overheating issues. So let’s dive into my Canon EOS R6 review. (Mind you that my opinion and overview of this camera are based on using a pre-production Canon R6 and the above video and writing reflects my own opinion after working with it.)

Canon EOS R6. Image credit: cinema5D

The Canon

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BRAW Studio V2 for Adobe CC from Autokroma – Better than the Free BRAW Plugin?


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BRAW Studio V2 for Adobe CC from Autokroma is comprised of three plugins that allow users to work natively with BRAW footage in Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Media Encoder. According to Autokroma, the BRAW Studio V2 offers betters functionality (like the Source Settings Panel) and better performance than Blackmagic’s free BRAW plugin.

BRAW Studio V2 – Premiere Pro Source Settings Panel. Source: Autokroma

Blackmagic RAW (BRAW) is a relatively new video codec developed by Blackmagic Design. Although it is not an entirely clean compressed RAW, it got fairly popular thanks to its balance between RAW settings available in

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Tilta Announced RED Komodo Cage, Handles and Power Modules


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Tilta announced a new rig/cage for the RED Komodo 6K Super35 camera. The rig includes a top plate and cage with multiple mounting threads, cold shoes, and rosettes. Tilta will also offer multiple handles as well as power modules. Starting at $129, the rigs will be available in August 2020 as preconfigured kits as well as separate components.

Tilta Komodo Rig. Source: Tilta

RED Komodo 6K Super35 cinema camera is getting closer to the official production release (here is our last update article on the camera). While Jarred Land and the whole RED Digital Cinema team works on

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New Duclos 15mm LPL Macro Tube – Get Macro Shots With Any Lens


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If you’re working with high end cine lenses, you know Duclos Lenses Inc. – The California-based family-owned and operated lens specialist now launches a familiar product: a so-called Macro Tube, which is an adapter to transform (almost) any lens into a macro lens. But this time, it’s designed for large-PL (LPL) mounts and therefore for full frame sensors. Meet the Duclos LPL Macro Tube.

Duclos LPL Macro

image credit: Duclos Lenses (edited by cinema5D)

This piece of precision machined and polished stainless steel is a so-called Macro Tube, an adapter that sits between the LPL mount and your cine lens of

Duclos LPL Macro
Duclos LPL Macro
Duclos LPL Macro
Duclos LPL Macro

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Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 Lens for Canon EF Mount Announced


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Zhongyi Optics (ZY Optics) has released another model of their Mitakon lenses. It’s a 50mm lens (again) with an impressive f/0.95 rating (again), but this time the lens is specifically designed for Canon EF mount. Meet the new ZY Optics Mitakon Speedmaster 50mm f/0.95 prime lens!

Mitakon 50mm

The new Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 lens. Image credit: ZY Optics

ZY Optics already has three Mitakon 50mm f/0.95 in their lineup, but these are designed to fit mirrorless cameras and therefore they come in either Canon RF, Nikon Z, or Sony E mount. This time around, the company’s engineering team

Mitakon 50mm
Mitakon 50mm
Mitakon 50mm

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Disney’s High-Res Face-Swap Tech is Both Impressive and Creepy


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Disney researchers have unveiled a new algorithm for fully automatic high-resolution face-swapping for both photos and videos.

“To the best of our knowledge, this is the first method capable of rendering photo-realistic and temporally coherent results at megapixel resolution,” the team of researchers at Disney Research Studios and ETH Zurich write in their new paper, titled “High-Resolution Neural Face Swapping for Visual Effects.”

The new method developed aims to “disentangle” the “static identity information” of a person’s face from the “dynamic behavioral information,” allowing any performance to be transferable between any two people.

In addition to facial features,

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New INOVATIV AXIS Health Workstations for Post-Pandemic Sets


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The new INOVATIV AXIS Health line of workstations and components to custom-build one is the latest innovation from Californa-based company INOVATIV. With AXIS Health, they are expanding their set-related portfolio of carts and other film and photography gear.

INOVATIV AXIS

INOVATIV AXIS Health. Image credit: INOVATIV (edited by cinema5D).

Since earlier this year, some new rules apply: wash your hands regularly, silently sing happy birthday twice while doing so, wear a face mask, keep your distance to others… you know the drill. But how to deal with now slowly re-opening workplaces like film sets for example? The new INOVATIV AXIS Health line

INOVATIV AXIS
INOVATIV AXIS
INOVATIV AXIS
INOVATIV AXIS
INOVATIV AXIS
INOVATIV AXIS
INOVATIV AXIS

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Atomos Ninja V Gets AtomOS 10.51 Firmware – Adds Z CAM Controls


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The new free AtomOS 10.51 for Ninja V is available now. The firmware update further improves the UI and workflow, and Z CAM E2 series users get extended camera control via the Ninja V touchscreen.

Ninja V AtomOS firmware update 10.51 for Z CAM control released. Source: Atomos

Roughly two weeks ago we already informed you about the firmware update 10.5 for the Ninja V. This update enabled the 5″ monitor-recorder from Atomos with the ability to control various settings of Z CAM cameras. Atomos now announced further free firmware update AtomOS 10.51 for the Ninja V

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Blackmagic Design Video Assist 3G and UltraStudio 3G Announced


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In yesterday’s live stream Blackmagic Design announced new Blackmagic Video Assist 3G models – more affordable alternative to 12G models. Coming in two versions – with 5″ and 7″ touchscreen LCDs – the models offer recording in up to 1080p60 in ProRes or Avid DNx to SD cards via HDMI or 3G-SDI inputs. Available now for $495 (5″) and $695 (7″). Also announced were new UltraStudio 3G Monitor and UltraStudio 3G Recorder. Both pocket-sized devices offer 3G-SDI and HDMI connections plus high-speed Thunderbolt 3. Available now for US$115 each.

New Blackmagic Video Assist 3G and UltraStudio 3G announced. Source:

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