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Panasonic AK-UB300 4K Compact, Multi-Purpose Box Camera with Simultaneous 4K and HD Output, and 2/3-Type Lens Mount for Sports, Remote Studios, Live Concerts & Aerial Shooting: Pricing & Availability Announced

This is an update to the previous blog, Panasonic Professional Solutions: New AG-DVX200 4K Large-sensor 4/3″ Handheld Camcorder; AK-UB300 4K Multi-purpose Box Camera; P2 Cast, a Cloud-based News Production System @ No Cost Trial Basis Through September 2015.

The following video presents Panasonic Live @ IBC – Robotics and 360 degree VR camera:
Panasonic released launch details of the multi-purpose AK-UB300 camera, a 4K box camera equipped with a B4 mount aimed at sports, remote studios, live concerts and aerial shooting. It provides 4K output (3G x 4) and HD-SDI output simultaneously ……

Panasonic AK-UB300 4K

Panasonic AK-UB300 4K

Panasonic recently announced availability and pricing for its new AK-UB300 4K multi-purpose camera, designed for applications where a compact form-factor yet high-quality image is required.

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Panasonic Announces Pricing/Availability of New AK-UB300 Multi-Purpose Camera with Simultaneous 4K and HD Output

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Stratasys Full-Color-Multi-Material 3D Printer: Over 1400 Faces of Characters Created in Time for the Sainsbury’s Christmas TV Advert in Full-Color Stopframe Animation

The following video presents Sainsbury’s OFFICIAL Christmas advert 2016 -The Greatest Gift:

Presenting the new Sainsbury’s Christmas Advert – a joyous Christmas musical created in stop frame animation featuring vocals by James Corden. It tells the story of Dave, a hard-working and devoted Dad, who realises that the greatest gift he can give people this Christmas is his time.

As the first snow falls, we find our hero Dave caught up in the Christmas whirlwind – all he wants to do is to get home to spend time with his family, but all sorts of Christmas duties and calamities are getting in his way. That is until he sees a gingerbread man on his daughter’s bedside table that they’ve made to look like him. That gives him a genius brainwave…

Gather your family around to enjoy this very special Christmas story. #ChristmasIsForSharing

This year, we’ve worked in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital to help families be together. Over 50% of children treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital are from outside of London, so we’re raising money to fund accommodation that means patients’ families can stay close by in difficult times.
Get a Gingerbread Dave (50p from every one sold goes to the Great Ormond Street Charity): http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/g…

You can make your own animated film this Christmas with the free ‘Sainsbury’s Story Studio app’. Find out more: https://youtu.be/q6FV60RWe64
Buy ‘The Greatest Gift’ film kit (£2 from every kit goes to the Great Ormond Street Charity): http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/g…
To find out more: https://livewellforless.sainsburys.co…

Stratasys today announced that its full-color, multi- material J750 3D Printer, played a key role in UK supermarket giant, Sainsbury’s, 2016 Christmas TV advert.

As shown in the photo above, the 3D printed faces for each character expression had finished full-color capabilities, ready to be assembled with hairpieces and accessories (Photo: Business Wire).

The following video presents Stratasys J750 3D Printer Introduces One-Stop Realism with Full Colors and Multiple Materials:
Stratasys invents 3D printing, again, with the new Stratasys J750 3D Printer.
It combines full, photo-realistic color with multiple materials to create realistic prototypes with the true look and feel of your intended product. The new PolyJet Studio makes it super easy to use and a large six material capacity ensures maximum up-time and efficiency.
So whether you creating hot new consumer products, patient- accurate surgical models, jigs and fixtures for manufacturing, injection molds to test designs before production, the J750 is the 3D printer of your dreams.

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Dec. 6, 2016 14:00 UTC

Sainsbury’s Christmas TV Advert Airs on Time and in Full-Color Stopframe Animation Thanks to Stratasys J750 3D Printing Technology

“Without the use of 3D printing, and the capabilities of the Stratasys J750 full-color-multi-material 3D Printer, we simply could not have completed the build in time,” said Richard Pickersgill, Mackinnon & Saunders

Over 1400 faces for all characters in the stopframe animation were 3D printed in full color on the Stratasys 3D Printer

Video: The Sainsbury’s 2016 Christmas TV advert is produced entirely in stopframe animation, with the characters’ faces 3D printed on a Stratasys J750 3D Printer by 3D Print Bureau and Tri-Tech 3D

All figures featuring in the three-minute advertisement film have 3D printed facial expressions (Photo: Business Wire)

All figures featuring in the three-minute advertisement film have 3D printed facial expressions (Photo: Business Wire)

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Articles

PhotoEd Magazine Winter 2016 Edition is Out on Canadian Newsstands or Online

PhotoEd is a magazine designed to promote inspiration and education in Canadian photography.

The Winter 2016 edition of PhotoEd MAGAZINE is out now!

Featuring:

  • Russ & Wendy Kwan – Re-Imagining Darkroom Arts
  • Shelley Wildeman – Flâneur
  • Tobi Asmoucha’s – Canadian Ice
  • Clive Branson’s – Cities in Black & White
  • Marc Koegel – The art of the long exposure
  • & Dave Brosha’s – A case for Black & white

It’s on newsstands nationally or buy it online at http://www.photoed.ca/shop–cart .

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Epson Canada Presents WorkForce DS-30 Colour Portable Scanner: The Globetrotter’s Go-To Gadget

The following video presents WorkForce DS-30 Portable Scanner Product Overview:

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Epson’s WorkForce DS-30 Colour Portable Scanner:
The Globetrotter’s Go-To Gadget

Epson’s WorkForce DS-30 portable scanner

Epson’s WorkForce DS-30 Portable Scanner

“For the frequent flier or those who love to hit the road, the gift of Epson’s WorkForce DS-30 portable scanner will make their holiday merry and bright. Whether travelling for work or play, Epson’s DS-30 lightens the load allowing travellers to go paperless and save precious bag space.

Epson’s WorkForce DS-30 Portable Scanner, side view

Epson’s WorkForce DS-30 Portable Scanner, side view

With the DS-30, travellers can scan city maps, receipts, tickets and more to their smartphone, tablet, laptop or directly to the cloud. The USB power options makes scanning from anywhere a breeze. At under 1 lb., travellers can easily slip the scanner into their briefcase or backpack while on the go.

The DS-30 is sure to impress the globetrotter on your list and is set to be their go-to gadget on any whirlwind adventures.

The Epson’s WorkForce DS-30 portable scanner ($179.99) is available at Staples and Epson.ca.”

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Firmware Updates

Canon EOS C300 and EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Cameras’ Firmware Updates at No Cost: Availability Announced

The following video presents NAB NY 2016 FIRMWARE UPDATE ANNOUNCEMENTS from Canon Pro on Vimeo:
“Join Canon USA Technical Advisor Brent Ramsey as he discusses the added features and functionality that come with the new firmware update for the EOS C300 Mark II and the EOS C300.

Canon recently announced the following firmware updates:

EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera

EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera (EF-Mount)

EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera (EF-Mount)

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Cameras Fujifilm

Fujifilm Announces Selfie-Friendly X-A10 Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera

The FUJIFILM X-A10 is now Fujifilm’s most affordable X-Series mirrorless camera. Billed as “the ideal choice for the first interchangeable lens camera,” the entry-level X-A10 features a 16.3MP APS-C CMOS sensor, a LCD that slides and tilts upward 180° to face forward for easy selfies, built-in pop-up flash, twin command dials, six Film Simulation modes, ten Advanced Filters, Full HD video and built-in Wi-Fi for easy sharing to social sites and remote control using your smartphone / tablet.

The selfies features include a Self Timer function with automatic Smile Detection trigger, a Buddy Timer which shoots when two people come close together, and Group Timer mode that automatically shoots when a specified number of people come into the frame. Rotating the tilting LCD upward by 180 degrees also automatically activates the Eye Detection AF to automatically adjust the focus on the subject’s eyes. The Rear Command Dial can also act as a shutter triggered by your index finger.

The Fujifilm X-A10 will be available in January 2017 for US $499 bundled with the XC16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS II kit lens.

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Introducing the compact and lightweight mirrorless digital camera “FUJIFILM X-A10”

The ideal choice for the first interchangeable lens camera

December 1, 2016

FUJIFILM Corporation (President: Kenji Sukeno) has announced that it will launch the mirrorless digital camera FUJIFILM X-A10 (hereinafter X-A10), a new addition to the “X Series” of cameras that deliver outstanding picture quality.

FUJIFILM X-A10

FUJIFILM X-A10

Despite its compact and lightweight body, the X-A10 combines a 16.3 megapixel sensor with the company’s color-reproduction technology, refined over more than 80 years, to deliver the premium image quality synonymous to the X Series with ease. This makes the X-A10 an ideal first interchangeable lens camera.

(1) Combining a 16.3 megapixel sensor and Fujifilm’s color-reproduction technology that has been refined over more than 80 years, to deliver premium picture quality
The X-A10 combines a 16.3 megapixel APS-C sensor with the image processing engine that achieves Fujifilm’s excellent photo quality. Combined with the FUJINON lenses that boast ultimate image resolution, and the proprietary color-reproduction technology, refined over more than 80 years, the X-A10 allows users to capture premium quality images in any shooting conditions. Fujifilm’s technology is particularly renowned for accurately reproducing skin tones, and the X-A10 is built with this advanced skin tone reproduction capability, allowing you to produce high-quality portraiture.

(2) 180-degree slide-and-tilt LCD with 100% visibility for facilitating “self portraits”
The rear LCD employs the slide-and-tilt mechanism so that even when it is tilted 180 degrees, the LCD is not blocked by the camera, allowing 100% visibility. The grip is shaped to accommodate both normal shooting and self-portraits. When taking self portraits, you can focus and release the shutter by pressing the vertical command dial found directly below your index finger, so as to minimize camera shake. Rotating the tilting LCD upward 180 degrees activates the Eye Detection AF to automatically adjust the focus on the subject’s eyes. The X-A10 also features the Portrait Enhancer mode for natural and beautiful skin-tone reproduction.

(3) Compact and lightweight body with retro design and intuitive operability
The compact and lightweight X-A10 has a classic retro design. The use of two Command Dials means you only need a thumb to quickly adjust aperture, shutter speed and exposure settings. Frequently used functions such as white balance, continuous shooting and the self-timer can be assigned to standalone function buttons, eliminating the need to go through the Menu screens to change settings.

(4) Inheriting FUJIFILM X-A2’s popular performance features
Its energy-efficient design means the X-A10 is capable of shooting approx. 410 frames on a single battery charge. When fitted with the standard zoom kit lens “XC16-50mmF3.5-5.6 OIS II,” the camera offers the class-leading minimum working distance of approx. 7cm from the front edge of the lens, allowing close-up macro photography.

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Advisories

GoPro: “Karma” Drone Recall and Return Information

The following video presents GoPro HERO5 + Karma: The Launch in 4K:
More than a drone: Karma is an aerial, hand-held and mountable stabilization solution. And yes, it includes a drone! Hollywood in a backpack for $799.

Shot 100% on GoPro, including HERO5, HERO5 Session and Karma

HERO5 Black is the most powerful and easy-to-use GoPro ever, thanks to its 4K video, voice control, one-button simplicity, touch display and waterproof design. Add video stabilization, stereo audio, GPS and auto-uploading of your photos and videos to the cloud and you’ve got a ton of GoPro for $399.

HERO5 Session shares the convenient size and one button simplicity of the original HERO Session, but with massive performance gains like 4K video, 10MP photos, video stabilization, improved low light performance and voice control. It’s waterproof without a housing to 30 feet and can auto-upload your photos and videos to the cloud. HERO5 Session may be the ultimate combination of performance and small size.

Karma is so much more than a drone. It captures amazingly smooth GoPro footage in the air, handheld, and mounted to your favorite gear. Compact and ultra portable, the Karma Drone folds to fit into its own lightweight case. The game-style controller with an integrated touch display makes Karma easy and fun to fly. The included camera stabilizer can be removed from the drone and attached to the included Karma Grip for ultra steady professional-looking handheld and gear-mounted footage. Hollywood-caliber stabilization in a backpack you can wear during almost any activity…for $799.

GoPro is recalling Karma due to a performance issue related to a loss of power during operation.

  • The recall was announced after GoPro discovered that in a small number of cases, Karma units lost power during operation.
  • The recall is only for the Karma drone. HERO5 Black and Karma Grip are not subject to a recall.  However, if you purchased the Karma drone bundle package, which included HERO5 Black and Karma Grip, you must return those with your Karma drone for a full refund.
  • Even though your Karma appears to be working fine, GoPro is asking all customers to immediately stop using the product and participate in the recall.

Once your complete return has been processed and refund issued, GoPro will send you a HERO5 Black as a thank you.

For other important info as well as the Return Instructions, please visit https://gopro.com/2016karmareturn .

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Press Releases

Intel Security’s “McAfee Labs 2017 Threats Predictions Report”: Predictions Include Ransomware, “Dronejackings,” Sophisticated Hardware & Firmware Attacks, Attacks on “Smart Home” IoT Devices

The following video presents Securing Tomorrow. Today: Security Pro, Did You Know? (Episode 10):

  • Brandie Claborn interviews Candace Worley

The 2017 threats predictions include the following:

Ransomware is malware that employs asymmetric encryption to hold a victim’s information at ransom. Asymmetric (public-private) encryption is cryptography in which a pair of keys is used to encrypt and decrypt a file. The public-private pair of keys is uniquely generated by the attacker for the victim with the private key to decrypt the files stored on the attacker’s server. The attacker makes the private key available to the victim only after the ransom is paid, though that is not always the case—as seen in recent ransomware campaigns. Without access to the private key, it is next to impossible to decrypt the files that are being held for ransom.
“Defeat Ransomware: Ensure Your Data Is Not Taken Hostage”
http://www.mcafee.com/us/resources/solution-briefs/sb-quarterly-threat-q1-2015-2.pdf (pdf)

Ransomware will remain a very significant threat until the second half of 2017. —Christiaan Beek, "McAfee Labs 2017 Threats Predictions," November 2016, page 30

Ransomware will remain a very significant threat until the second half of 2017. —Christiaan Beek, “McAfee Labs 2017 Threats Predictions,” November 2016, page 30

  • Ransomware attacks will decrease in the second half of 2017 in volume and effectiveness.

Camera crews: Aerial photography is now much easier with the advent of drones. A quick search for “photography drone” returns pages of results pointing to high-quality and expensive equipment for both amateur and professional cinematographers. This high-quality equipment would be a very tempting target for a criminal to dronejack. Pulling down a drone would allow criminals to resell the equipment, effectively making money fall from the sky.
—Bruce Snell
McAfee Labs 2017 Threats Predictions, November 2016, page 36
http://www.mcafee.com/us/resources/reports/rp-threats-predictions-2017.pdf (pdf)

  • Hackers using software running on laptops will attempt “dronejackings” for a variety of criminal or hacktivist purposes.
"The cat-and-mouse game between advertisers and ad blockers will continue. Some of the advertisers techniques for bypassing active content blockers will be used by malware distributors to enable drive-by downloads of malware."—Adam Wosotowsky

“The cat-and-mouse game between advertisers and ad blockers will continue. Some of the advertisers techniques for bypassing active content blockers will be used by malware distributors to enable drive-by downloads of malware.”—Adam Wosotowsky

"Ad hijacking delivered through a top website in Australia, with Amazon AWS serving the ad, which vibrates the phone."—Craig Schmugar

“Ad hijacking delivered through a top website in Australia, with Amazon AWS serving the ad, which vibrates the phone.”—Craig Schmugar

  • Ad wars will escalate and new techniques used by advertisers to deliver ads will be copied by attackers to boost malware delivery capabilities.
"...the FBI-labeled Business Email Compromise (BEC) scam, which has been escalating since early 2015. With BEC scams, threat actors target individuals with financial responsibility within a business and, through skillful social engineering, dupe the individual into transferring funds into a fraudulent bank account. In some cases, the attacks have even coincided with business travel dates for executives, with the intent of increasing the odds of the scam’s success." —Eric Peterson

“…the FBI-labeled Business Email Compromise (BEC) scam, which has been escalating since early 2015. With BEC scams, threat actors target individuals with financial responsibility within a business and, through skillful social engineering, dupe the individual into transferring funds into a fraudulent bank account. In some cases, the attacks have even coincided with business travel dates for executives, with the intent of increasing the odds of the scam’s success.” —Eric Peterson

  • Machine learning will accelerate the proliferation of and increase the sophistication of social engineering attacks.
"Sharing threat intelligence shifts the balance of power away from the adversaries and back to us, the defenders. It disrupts the lifecycle of an attack and proves more costly to the bad actors as they shift their resources and techniques onto new tactics." —Jeannette Jarvis

“Sharing threat intelligence shifts the balance of power away from the adversaries and back to us, the defenders. It disrupts the lifecycle of an attack and proves more costly to the bad actors as they shift their resources and techniques onto new tactics.” —Jeannette Jarvis

  • Physical and cybersecurity industry players will collaborate to harden products against digital threats.

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MCAFEE LABS THREATS PREDICTIONS PREVIEW CYBER THREATS FOR 2017 AND BEYOND

Intel Security Predictions Provide Insights for 2017 and Future of Cloud and Internet of Things Security; Poses Six Challenges Industry Must Address

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • McAfee Labs predicts 14 security developments for 2017
  • Identifies 11 cloud threats, three legal hurdles, and 10 vendor actions likely to occur in the next four years
  • Makes 21 predictions regarding Internet of Things security threats, legal actions, and vendor responses in next four years
  • Identifies six “hard to solve” challenges for the cybersecurity industry to overcome

SANTA CLARA, Calif. November 29, 2016 – Intel® Security today released its McAfee Labs 2017 Threats Predictions Report, which identifies 14 threat trends to watch in 2017, the most critical developments to watch for in cloud security and the Internet of Things (IoT) security, and the six most difficult-to-solve challenges facing the cybersecurity industry.

The report reflects the informed opinions of 31 Intel Security thought leaders. It examines current trends in cybercrime and makes predictions about what the future may hold for organizations working to take advantage of new technologies to both advance their businesses and provide better security protection.

“To change the rules of the game between attackers and defenders, we need to neutralize our adversaries’ greatest advantages,” said Vincent Weafer, vice president of Intel Security’s McAfee Labs. “As a new defensive technique is developed, its effectiveness increases until attackers are compelled to develop countermeasures to evade it. To overcome the designs of our adversaries, we need to go beyond understanding the threat landscape to changing the defender-attacker dynamics in six key areas: information asymmetry, making attacks more expensive, improving visibility, better identifying exploitation of legitimacy, improving protection for decentralized data, and detecting and protecting in agentless environments.”

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