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Interview With Canon Execs on EOS-1D X

Wed November 23, 2011

Canon EOS-1D X

Canon EOS-1D X

The Canon EOS-1D X is the replacement for both the EOS-1D Mark IV and EOS-1Ds Mark III, and is slated for late March 2012, just in time for the 2012 London Olympics. The “X” apparently stands for “Crossover” or “Xtreme” or even the 10th generation EOS (or something like that).

DC Watch has an interview of the execs responsible for the design and development of the camera. It is in Japanese and we provide a [rather crude] English translation via Google translate.

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Articles

Gesture Controlled Virtual Musical Instrument Uses Webcam To Allow Quadraplegic To Play Music

Wed November 23, 2011

Biomedical engineers at Toronto’s Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital have created a Virtual Musical Instrument (VMI) that allows a quadraplegic to play music with slight movements of his head. A computer’s webcam captures his movements, and as his head passes through particular shapes displayed on the screen, different classical music phrases are played.

He is Eric Wan, a software engineer by training and paralyzed from the neck down. He is also playing Pachelbel’s Canon before an audience with the Montreal Chamber Orchestra at the renowned Place des Arts tonight. Playing along with Wan is another talented Toronto musician, Adrian Anantawan, a violinist who uses a prosthetic hand to hold his bow. The concert is a proof of concept that the VMI can be used at the highest levels of musical performance.

via thestar

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Reviews on the Web

Sony WX10 Review @ Imaging Resource

Tue November 22, 2011

Sony DSC-WX10 Cyber-shot

Sony DSC-WX10 Cyber-shot

Image quality gave us pause initially, primarily because of the overaggressive noise suppression and the artifacts it creates. But the Sony WX10 redeems itself in the printed results.

We’ve added another Sony DSC-WX10 Cyber-Shot [QuickPrice Check] Review to our Reviews Matrix.

Imaging Resource has published their review of the Sony WX10, a 16.2M resolution (1/2.3-in. CMOS) ultra compact digital camera with 7x optical zoom (24-168mm equiv.), optical Image Stabilization, 2.8-in. (460k-dot) LCD, Backlight Correction HDR, Background Defocus, Natural Flash, Sweep Multi Angle, and Full HD Movie 1920×1080/60i.

Read the Sony WX10 Review @ Imaging Resource.

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Videos

The Poor Traveler’s Way To Visit The World

Tue November 22, 2011

Address Is Approximate from The Theory on Vimeo.

Director Tom Jenkins has probably pioneered a brand new way of visting interesting places in the world using Google Street View and some very clever animation.

Produced, animated, filmed, lit, edited & graded by Tom Jenkins (www.theoryfilms.co.uk / https://www.facebook.com/theoryfilms).

Equipment:
Canon 5d MkII
Dragonframe Stop Motion software
Customised slider

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Deals

Adorama Black Friday Bags & Cases Specials

Tue November 22, 2011

Adorama Black Friday Bags & Cases Specials:

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Articles

Contact Lenses Can Project Images For Your Eyes Only

Tue November 22, 2011

Researchers at Washington University have embedded micro circuitry into contact lenses that can project images in front of the eyes. The eventuak goal is to embed hundreds more pixels into the flexible lens to allow it to project complex holographic images. Practical uses may include projecting journey directions, a vehicle’s speed, creating a virtual world for video gaming, and providing up-to-date medical information.

Read the article at: BBC.

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Articles

The Making of The Belmonte Castle

Tue November 22, 2011

The secret of many beautiful pictures from pros is that they are heavily photoshopped. The skills lie in the post processing ability to take a mundane photograph and add pizazz to it. We look, wonder at the beautiful light, about the exposure settings, equipment used, etc. when more often than not, the magic happened in Photoshop.

Case in point is The Belmonte Castle picture which won a Gold Award at the 2008 Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photography Awards. In this article over at Luminous Landscape, Peter Eastway explains how he took a rather ordinary looking photo of the castle (6 photos in fact, stitched together) and, in post processing, cloned a tree, squeezed the picture to make everything look taller, added a color that was not there in the original scene and added direction to the light to add drama — and to create a beautiful print and win the prize.

Note that in contrast to many professional photography contests where digital manipulation is strictly prohibited, Canon’s photo contests tend to allow extensive digital manipulation of images.

Read the article and view the images at: Luminous Landscape.

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Videos

First Look at Adobe Photoshop Touch for the iPad

Tue November 22, 2011


From Photoshop

Russell Brown uses Adobe Photoshop Touch for the first time and creates a composite image with layers, gradients, and text while using several different special effects. Looks like an easy and powerful enough product for most simple web site editing.

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Videos

Raiding the Lost Ark: A Filmumentary Part 1

Tue November 22, 2011

@jamieswb Raiding the Lost Ark: A Filmumentary – Part 1 from jambe davdar on Vimeo.

Building The Empire,” “Returning to Jedi” and “Star War Begins” he now turns his sight to “Raiding the Lost Ark.”

Raiding the Lost Ark is an in-depth insight into the making of the 1981 collaboration between Spielberg and Lucas. This fan made Filmumentary contains behind the scenes video, rare interviews with cast and crew, reconstructed deleted scenes and subtitled facts.

This is a preliminary version of part 1. It’s pre-QC and pre-audio mix.

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