Roll up, roll up! Join us on for an afternoon of fantastic photographic fun with our friends from the vintage Giffords Circus in the gardens of beautiful Chiswick House, West London.
This is always a very popular event in the Olympus calendar and there are limited spaces available free to members of the public, so please do register your interest early to be in with a chance of winning a space in the big top for what promises to be an unforgettable afternoon of thrills and spills and hands-on equipment testing. As a further incentive, tea and cake and a memento of your visit will also be provided to attendees.
The following video presents FUJIFILM X-T1 & X-T10 New Auto Focus System / FUJIFILM:
The new AF system in the FUJIFILM X-T1(with Firmware Ver. 4.00) and X-T10 adds Zone and Wide/Tracking options to the existing 49-point Single Point mode. This improves focus performance when shooting moving subjects and helps you to capture perfect photos when the subject is moving across the 77-point AF area.
Fujifilm X-T10, silver
FUJIFILM X-T10 camera already has the Advanced new autofocus (AF) system.
The following video presents Panasonic LUMIX 4K PHOTO Feature – Never Miss a Moment:
Taking advantage of Panasonic LUMIX 4K Ultra HD Video recording capability, now you will never miss a moment again. With the exclusive Panasonic LUMIX 4K PHOTO feature, anyone can capture fleeting photo moments at 30 fps in 8-megapixel equivalent resolution by grabbing a frame of the most photogenic moment out of the high resolution 4K Ultra HD Video file to save as a high resolution photo.
Now available on: Panasonic LUMIX FZ1000, LX100, GH4, and the amazing new G7.
The beautiful World Heritage sites in Turkey – “Historic Areas of Istanbul”, “Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia”, and “Hierapolic-Pamukkale” were captured with the Panasonic professional 4K camera, VariCam 35. This video introduces behind the scenes highlights during the shooting. Through the interviews of a Varicam 35 developer and users, you will get to know the features of the VariCam 35.
Watch aslo Captured on VariCam 35: “Timeless legacies of light, shadows, and flowing water” at vimeo.com/127797148
Panasonic recently released the Firmware Ver.3.01-00-0.02 for both VariCam 35 4K professional camera and Varicam HS professional camera on May 14, 2015, for improvements in workflow and video editing.
VariCam Software (Firmware) Update
Last Update: May 14, 2015
Model: AU-V35C1G, AU-V23HS1G, AU-VREC1G
Registered Name/Size: VSI6060J / 139MB
Expected Time for Update Approx. 60min
The following video presents Smartphone Optical Data Communication Technology – Light ID Technology:
Visible light ID technology concept: Image by Panasonic
Panasonic has developed technology for using an LED as the light source so that smartphones can read optical ID (identifier) signals containing various kinds of information.
Panasonic showcased Visible Light ID (identifier) Technology which only requires an app-installed smartphone at CES2015.
On the LED side, technology for communicating information through LED flashing at high speed has been utilized before. However, to make such information readable, the system used fluctuations in brightness that could be seen by the human eye.
But the technology we’ve developed now can vary the LED’s brightness at such high frequency, the flashing or fluctuation, isn’t visible to the human eye. The feature of this technology is on the smartphone side; it makes the signal readable by an ordinary smartphone.
Panasonic made the following technological improvement with accompanying benefits for consumers and tourists: Continue Reading »
Created by the professional for the professional, Cine Gear Expo remains focused to the needs of the community and attracts the most dedicated specialists from every major department of the entertainment production and post production world.
This video presents Getting to Know the Fujifilm Optical Devices HA 18×5.5 HD Zoom Lens.
Thom Calabro, Director of Marketing and Product Development with Fujifilm’s Optical Devices Division, details the Premier Series HA 18×5.5 HD zoom lens.
This lens is able to capture images for a versatile range of environments including live news, sports, and dramatic program production.
FUJINON CABRIO, PL 4K+ CINE-STYLE LENSES and VERSATILE, NEW HD ZOOM TAKE THE STAGE AT THE CINE GEAR EXPO 2015
Wayne, N.J., May 21, 2015 – The Optical Devices Division of FUJIFILM North America will showcase its range of Cabrio PL cine/ENG-Style lenses, Premier PL 4K+ cine lenses, and the HA18x5.5 HD zoom at the annual Cine Gear Expo LA 2015, to be held from June 4-7 at the Studios at Paramount in Hollywood.
Fujinon HA18x5.5 HD zoom lens
“We remain extremely optimistic about the continued growth of the Cine-Style market,” said Thom Calabro, director of Marketing and Product Development for the Optical Division of FUJIFILM. “Consequently, the Cine Gear show continues to thrive and is attended by some of our most passionate customers. Our Cabrio and Premier PL 4K+ lenses are very busy on a wide range of high-end theatrical releases, TV projects and commercial productions. We received very positive feedback to our new HA18x zoom at NAB, so we want to show it off to anyone who didn’t get a chance to see it in Las Vegas. The HA18x lets operators shoot very wide from a long range, which is something our customers, particularly sports producers, have been requesting. It’s a very solid all-around, standard lens.”
FUJINON Premier PL 25-300mm Cabrio
The FUJINON Premier PL 25-300mm Cabrio will be featured, along with the rest of the Cabrio series within the company’s Cine Gear booth. Equipped with a 35mm PL mount, the PL 25-300mm boasts a high zoom ratio covering the focal length of 25mm to 300mm. The PL 25-300mm supports an optional, detachable servo drive for electric zooming, focusing and iris. Mounting the unit enables remote control of zoom, focus, and iris adjustment. FUJINON’s popular Cabrio series includes: the new PL 25-300mm, PL 19-90, PL 85-300, and PL 14-35mm. All the Cabrio lenses feature exclusive detachable servo drive units, the PL 25-300 servo is optional making them suitable for use as a standard PL lens or as an ENG-style lens. And they can be controlled using cinema industry standard wireless controllers as well as existing FUJINON wired and wireless units.
The following video presents [Samsung SMART CAMERA NX1] Official Introduction:
There’s never been a compact system camera like this. Powered by the DRIMe V Image Processor, the NX1 is the world’s fastest and most accurate in the APS-C sensor category. It’s a natural born speedster equipped with Auto Focus -AF- System III with 205 Phase Detection AF points, an incredibly fast AF speed of 55ms and 15fps continuous AF shooting capabilities. The 28MP BSI APS-C Sensor ensures that every shot you take is of superb image quality. Videos are recorded in 4K UHD capturing your world in the finest detail.
Samsung Nx1: Firmware 1.30 Update
NX1 Firmware Ver.1.30 is Now Available for Download
Firmware File (Firmware) ver.1.30 – All OS (MULTI LANGUAGE, 291.45 MB)
May 18, 2015
Samsung recently released the new Firmware 1.3 for the NX1 camera, which includes the following updates:
Sensor reads larger data size, resulting in improved FHD quality – up to 60P (not for Slow Movie).
Time code added features: Rec Run option is added.
“1920×1080 (120)” setting in the Movie Size Menu for easy access.
Auto Mic Control On/Off.
Histogram & Digital Level are displayed during standby / recording mode.
Capture individual 4K frame forward & backward with precision: Embedded EXIF data in jpeg.
Added NEW MF Responsiveness mode: Capable of setting to Low, Medium, High focus angle in manual focus mode.
The following video presents Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II – DSL-ARM:
DSL-ARM is the affliction of having your arm stretched by using a heavy DSLR. The Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II is the cure to DSL-ARM because it’s almost half the the size of a DSLR, but with all the power.
Are you suffering from DSL-Arm? You could win the cure!
What is DSLR-ARM?
For years, photographers have suffered the effects of carrying heavy DSLRs and their lenses – a condition known as DSL-ARM. Watch how an arm stretched beyond repair by the weight of a traditional DSLR can lead to a host of embarrassing moments.
Olympus Has THE CURE
Intense research and product development have led to the cure for DSL-ARM – the OM-D E-M5 Mark II.
Capture amazing images without the bulk and weight of a DSLR. Don’t you think you’ve suffered long enough?
Eligibility: The Win The Cure To DSL-ARM Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec) who are 18 years of age or older or have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence as of the time of entry.
Void in Puerto Rico, the province of Quebec, outside the United States, and where prohibited by law.
Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable Federal, State, Provincial and local laws and Regulations.
“DSL-ARM” is a fictitious ailment conceived for humorous advertising purposes.
Wayne, N.J., May 19, 2015 – Grass Valley, CA-based Gyro-Stabilized Systems LLC (GSS) has designed their aerial gimbal systems to employa variety of FUJINON lenses for use in the company’s pre-assembled yet customizable gyro-stabilized camera platforms. GSS has seen the popularity of certain FUJINON lens models escalate in regard to aerial digital cinematography. GSS sells its gimbals for aerial video production surpassing 4K/UltraHD for broadcast and feature productions, utilities inspection, and surveillance applications.
“FUJINON lenses are known as top-quality optics for both broadcast and digital cinema applications,” said Jason Fountaine, Managing Director, GSS. “Our customers make the final decision as to which camera and lens they want on their platform, but I’ve noticed the new Cabrio PL25-300mm lens has been gaining particular popularity in the aerial digital cinema market recently. Our systems are perfectly setup for this lens. FUJIFILM has always gone the extra mile getting us engineering resources we need to help us design and integrate great lenses into our platforms.” Continue Reading »