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Tuesday, 07/29/14 -
Canon today announced two new compact, super-zoom cameras: the PowerShot SX520 HS ($399.99) and the PowerShot SX400 IS digital cameras ($249.99). Designed to give users the versatility and telephoto reach they need to capture subjects from far distances, these new cameras are packed with impressive features. The new PowerShot SX520 HS digital camera includes a high-powered 42x Optical Zoom lens (equivalent to 24-1008mm) and the Canon HS SYSTEM for clear sharp images and Full HD Video. With a 30x Optical Zoom (equivalent to 24-720mm), the PowerShot SX400 IS digital camera allows photographers to capture the moments that mean the most to them quickly and easily, even at long range.


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Monday, 07/28/14 -
Blackmagic Design this week announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.9 software which includes new "heads up display" on screen metering that provides customers with histogram, peak audio meters and recording time remaining for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.


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Wednesday, 07/23/14 -
The new PrimeCircle XM (manual focus and manual aperture) cinema lenses are finally becoming available, featuring smooth focus action with calibrated (one to one) focus scales for precise follow-focus work. The XM Series is available in nine different focal lengths from 15mm to 135mm, and the new design comes with the "red aperture geared ring", added to improve "visual ergonomics" in the production field: the red ring means aperture control, a different job than focusing!


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Thursday, 07/17/14 -
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.8.2 software which adds three new Apple ProResTM file formats for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Camera 1.8.2 update is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website. Because this update reduces the data rate of recording, it means customers can now choose lower cost SSD or SD cards while still recording high quality video in SD, HD and Ultra HD resolutions. Using ProRes 422 Proxy it is possible to record 230 minutes of 1080HD video on a single 64GB SD drive.


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Wednesday, 07/16/14 -
Nikon this week announced the release of the official version of Capture NX-D, its new development and adjustment software application for RAW images. Capture NX-D is available to download for free from today at http://nikonimglib.com/ncnxd/.


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Wednesday, 07/16/14 -
The DJI Ronin has been developed for the filmmaking professional. High build quality standards ensure that it keeps up with the demands of rigorous handheld and aerial use in trying environments. Simply hold it in your hands or mount it to an aircraft to create smooth and stable footage. Custom built ultra-fast processors, extremely accurate sensors, and advanced algorithms, together with fanatical attention to detail has created a system that offers remarkably precise manipulation of control angles - within the range of ±0.02°. This puts world-class, industry leading technology into your hands and creates unparalleled picture and video stabilization.

Available at B&H Photo and Amazon.com

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Wednesday, 07/02/14 -
TimelapseWorkshops.com today announces that early bird registration is now open for Timelapse: Valley of Fire, an intimate 3 and 4-day dark sky time-lapse workshop taking place in Nevada this October. Timelapse: Valley of Fire is an exclusive timelapse photography workshop that focuses on teaching the skills needed to capture day and night timelapses - with a focus on the night sky. The workshops are open to photographers and cinematographers of all skill levels.

Valley of Fire State Park is home to some of the most spectacular landscapes you have ever seen. Over 20 miles of breathtaking rainbow vistas, natural arches, stone cabins, slot canyons, wave rocks, and red-rock cliffs make this one of the most amazing destinations to capture timelapses.



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Monday, 06/30/14 -
Lytro today announced the Lytro Photo Adventure ­ a chance for five photographers to win a once-in-a-lifetime, all-expenses-paid trip to Iceland to take part in an exclusive photo shoot with Chris Burkard, a premier adventure lifestyle photographer who serves as the senior staff photographer for Surfer Magazine.

By pre-ordering the LYTRO ILLUM light field camera and submitting a photo shoot idea, photographers will be eligible to win a spot in the challenge. Participants in this exclusive opportunity will gain high-caliber, hands-on training on the LYTRO ILLUM camera and create images of potentially historic importance as light field photography prepares to transform the photography landscape.



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Thursday, 06/26/14 -
Today, Nikon announced the D810, the next benchmark in D-SLR image quality for professional photographers and cinematographers. The D810 features a brand-new 36.3-megapixel, full-frame FX-format sensor without an optical low pass filter (OLPF) for extreme resolution and staggering dynamic range. Bolstered by Nikon’s EXPEED 4 image processing engine, the D810 delivers enhanced response and performance for a wide variety of photographic, cinematic and broadcast disciplines. Whether photographing weddings, fashion or landscapes, shooting documentary-style cinema or video for broadcast, this is the one D-SLR that provides the ultimate in versatility and capability.


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