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FAA wants airlines to ban cameras and other electronics from checked bags

The Federal Aviation Administration wants airlines to ban cameras and other electronics from checked luggage, citing the fire and explosion risk …

Batteries

Adobe's new 'Cloak' technology is like content aware fill for video

The Adobe MAX conference just ended today, and its closing brought about some very cool sneak peeks of Adobe tech. One such piece of new technology …

Adobe

How to use 'unsupported' Thunderbolt 3 docks and enclosures on Sierra and High Sierra

Tips<p>Even using the "universal" USB-C connector for Thunderbolt 3, there are still some drive enclosures, eGPU cases, and docks that won't connect to …

iOS

False Color 3.0 - GPU Accelerated OpenFX Plugin with LUT Export and Remote

<b>Just over half a year ago, Thomasz Huczek from timeinpixels.com released version 2.3 of his False Color plugin. Since then, he’s been busy developing</b> …

Adobe

Gorgeous Jaguar F-PACE commercial shot on the Canon C200

Shares 1<p>If you had any doubts about the quality of Canon’s new C200, they should be put to rest after seeing this commercial that was shot for Jaguar …

Cameras

Sony RX0 Review – Sample Footage and First Impressions

<b>The RX0 was announced at the beginning of September 2017, and there is a good chance that by the time you read this Sony RX0 Review, it will already</b> …

Sony Cyber-shot

Adobe updates everything at MAX ... including the price for some of us by Scott Simmons

It was a big day at the Adobe MAX conference yesterday as your Creative Cloud application came alive and all of those video updates we talked about …

Filmmaking

The movement of David Fincher’s camera is a surrogate for your eyes

This is a really keen observation by Evan Puschak about the camera movement in David Fincher’s films: it mimics your eyes in paying attention to the …

TV

Zeiss CP.3 XD lenses in-depth look

Zeiss launched their new CP.3 range of lenses at NAB earlier this year as a replacement for their very popular CP.2 line. Unusually, the replacements …

Color Management

YouTube star Casey Neistat criticises video site's leaders

Technology desk editor<p><b>One of YouTube's most influential vloggers has chastised the service's leaders, claiming they are failing many of their most popular video creators.</b><p>Specifically, Casey Neistat criticised the way the platform had made it impossible for some videos to generate advertising …

Advertising

Samsung's 360 Round camera livestreams 3D VR

Samsung already has a virtual reality camera in the form of the Gear 360, but it's not really for pros -- it's for everyday users who want to record a 360-degree video on the street. What if you're a pro, or a well-heeled enthusiast? Samsung has you covered: it's launching the previously hinted-at …

Samsung

Detu launches F4 Plus professional grade 360-degree 8K VR cam

Chinese manufacturer Detu has launched the F4 Plus: a professional grade 8K panoramic VR camera that can capture 360° stills, videos and broadcast …

Livestreaming

Pixel Peeping the GoPro Hero 6 – A Look Into the Different Modes

<b>Having used the GoPro Hero 2, 3, 4 and – since a year – the Hero 5, I was quite excited to hear that the new GoPro Hero 6 was out. Fortunately for</b> …

Cameras

Introducing Frame.io + Pond5

Frame.io now integrates directly with Pond5 to streamline your video team’s stock footage workflow.<p>If you work with stock footage, you know that …

Videography

Adobe unveils all-new cloud-based Lightroom CC, rebrands old application 'Lightroom Classic'

Lightroom as we know it is changing today.<p>Adobe is introducing Lightroom CC, a brand new, cloud-centric desktop application for Mac and Windows. At …

Adobe

Fast Aperture Wide Angle Announced – ZEISS Milvus 25mm f/1.4

<b>ZEISS has expanded the Milvus collection with the announcement of a new fast-aperture wide lens. The ZEISS Milvus 25mm f/1.4 is the eleventh lens in</b> …

Cameras

Rhino ROV: Motorized Camera Slider for your iPhone & DSLR

Rhino, the company that makes the very nice Rhino EVO Sliders, has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the highly mobile Rhino ROV. The …

Videography

4 Reasons Why HEVC (H.265) Matters, and How You Can Start Using It Now

The video ecosystem is evolving, and the hot topic right now is the shift from AVC to HEVC. H.265 / High Efficiency Video Compression (HEVC) is the …

Televisions

'Drive' director debuts free streaming service for forgotten movies

Love him or hate him, you can't deny that <i>Drive</i> and <i>Neon Demon</i> director Nicholas Winding Refn has an astute eye for style in his movies. He's taking that and launching his own streaming service, dubbed "byNWR." It's different from Netflix in that its offerings will be tightly curated by Refn and …

Streaming

Teradek Serv Pro Wireless Video Monitoring System for iOS Devices

<b>The Teradek Serv Pro can provide a wireless video feed for those in your crew using iOS devices, but is it really as useful as it sounds? Stewart</b> …

Wi-Fi

Video: See how iPhone 8 4K 60fps video sacrifices some picture quality for higher framerate

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are the first smartphones on the market to shoot ultra-high-resolution 4K video at 60 frames per second. But shooting …

IPhone 8

DJI AeroScope – a solution to identify and monitor airborne drones

DJI has announced AeroScope, a new solution to identify and monitor airborne drones with already available existing technology. This is a good step …

Drones

Tilta Arm – a new vehicle stabilisation platform

The Tilta Arm is a vehicle stabilisation platform designed to handle camera payloads between 22-55lbs (9.97kg-25.94kg). Tilta Arm is designed to work …

Wireless

‘Call Me By Your Name’ Director Luca Guadagnino Says Shooting on Digital is ‘Laziness’ and ‘Ridiculous’

The filmmaker doesn't buy into the "ideology of digital," and he doesn't seem to think you should either.<p>No need to ask Italian director Luca …

Call Me by Your Name

THE SIGMA ZOOM Lenses - Test Review

By Alfonso Parra AEC, ADFC<br>In this article we are going to study two of the Sigma zooms designed for cinematography, the most wide-angle, 18-35mm, and …

Filmmaking

THE SIGMA Prime Lenses - Test Review

By Alfonso Parra AEC, ADFC<br>In this article we are going to study the set of Sigma prime cine lens that offers the focal lengths 20mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm …

Shutter Speed

Comment on Sachtler lower-cost ACE XL aluminium tripod systems by Matthew Allard ACS

Hi Claire,Unfortunately trying to co-ordinate such a test would be very hard to do. Tripods are very much a personal choice and what I like may be …

Videography

How to Write Video Production Proposals that Sell

When a prospective client asks you for your pricing, you’ve got a golden opportunity to earn their business. How much you make of that opportunity …

Employment

How indie music and film artists can benefit from blockchain

The economy that underpins the cultural industries have not kept pace with the technologies support creative arts. You can create films, music, songs, and other work of art with little more than a smartphone and a computer. And you can publish your creative content on YouTube, Facebook and other …

Bitcoin