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Canon Female Photojournalist Award for Female Photojournalists of Any Age & Nationality: Submit Entries Before 22 May 2015

Sat April 18, 2015

Canon France and Images Evidence invite professional female photojournalists of any age and nationality to submit their photo-reportages to the Canon Female Photojournalist Award competition.

  • The application dossier must be sent before May 22, 2015.

Prize

The winner will receive the 8 000 euros (8,647.339 US Dollars at the current exchange rate).

…Article 2 – Objective
The Canon Female Photojournalist Award is presented to a female photojournalist in activity who wishes to cover a social, economic, political or cultural subject in a journalistic manner, on presentation of a dossier, including the documents and works stipulated in Article 5.

The Award will be given to an individual photojournalist and not to a group, without any consideration of her nationality.

The Award is given in order to allow the winner to carry out the photo-reportage which has been presented for the Award….

Article 5 – Application conditions
The conditions are as follows:

– applicants must be female
– applicants must have completed at least one photo-reportage (published or unpublished)
– applicants must be professional photojournalists
– applicants must be able to write and speak in French or English

Entry is FREE.
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Epson: EH-LS10000 Home Cinema Projector, SureColor P600 Photo Printer, and Perfection V850 Pro Photo Scanner are Winners of the Prestigious TIPA Awards 2015

Fri April 17, 2015

The following video presents Epson Laser Projector EH-LS 10000:

Epson’s latest ground-breaking 4K enhanced and 1080P lamp-free projector delivers true-to-life colours with expansive colour gamut, absolute black contrast and high colour and high white brightness.

Our new EH-LS10000 4K Enhancement Projector delivers stunning, crystal-clear images with up to 1,500 lumens of colour brightness and 1,500 lumens of white brightness*, outstanding contrast and an advanced suite of calibration tools for your home cinema.

Developed to meet the requirements of today’s most demanding home entertainment consumers, the EH-LS10000 projector provides home theatre designers with a state-of-the-art solution for creating unparalleled home theatre experiences.

For more information on the EH-LS 10000 and our range of laser projection: http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/js…

Epson EH-LS10000 Home Cinema Projector: Image extracted from video above.

Epson EH-LS10000 Home Cinema Projector: Image extracted from video above.

The following Epson products are winners of the prestigious TIPA Awards:

Epson SureColor® P600 Wide Format Inkjet Printer

Epson SureColor® P600 Wide Format Inkjet Printer

Epson Perfection V850 Pro Photo Scanner

Epson Perfection V850 Pro Photo Scanner

The following video presents PhotoPlus Expo Show Coverage: EPSON SURE COLOR P600:

  • Mia McCormick talks to Eddie Murphy about the Sure Color P600.
  • The first completely new ink set in 8 years from Epson.

“Brand new inks give better sharpness and deeper blacks.”

PRESS RELEASE

Epson Wins Best Photo Printer, Best Photo Projector, and Best Photo Scanner in Prestigious TIPA Awards

– Epson recognised for its innovative high quality imaging products for the photographic industry –

– TOKYO, Japan, April 9, 2015 –

Editors and journalists from photography magazines around the world have recognized three Epson products in the prestigious TIPA Awards 2015. The winning Epson products this year were the Epson SureColor P600, which was named “Best Photo Printer,” the Epson EH-LS10000, which was named “Best Photo Projector,” and the Epson Perfection V850 Pro, which won the award for “Best Photo Scanner.”

TIPA – the Technical Image Press Association – judges the innovation, technology, design, ease-of-use and price-to-performance ratio of products launched in a 12-month period to develop a shortlist and winner for each award category.

With members in nine European countries plus Australia, Canada, China, India, South Africa, Brazil and the USA, TIPA is one of the largest and most influential photographic and imaging press associations in the world. Winning the three 2015 awards means that Epson has now received a total of 37 awards from TIPA for technologies and imaging products, including inkjet printers, inks, scanners and projectors, since 1997.
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Press Releases

Canon – UK, Republic of Ireland: New SELPHY CP1000 Compact Portable Photo Printer: 47 Seconds to Print 4×6 Standard Prints from a Camera, USB or Memory Card; 6.8 cm Tilting LCD

Fri April 17, 2015

Canon SELPHY CP1000

Canon SELPHY CP1000

PRESS RELEASE

High quality photo prints wherever you are – the new SELPHY CP1000

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 16 April 2015 – Canon today unveils the SELPHY CP1000, a new compact photo printer that allows you to print creative, lab-quality photos at home and on the move. Capable of printing your favourite images in just 47 seconds¹ directly from your camera², USB or memory card, with the SELPHY CP1000 now every photo can be treasured. With an elegant, compact design, the SELPHY CP1000 includes 6.8 cm (2.7”) LCD tilting screen and combines an easy-to-use interface with exceptional print quality. Plus, with the inclusion of an optional battery pack accessory, the CP1000 is the ultimate portable photo printer.

Canon SELPHY CP1000: LCD is Up

Canon SELPHY CP1000: LCD is Up

Print your favourite photos in rich, vibrant colours
With ultra-high quality prints thanks to advanced dye sublimation technology, the SELPHY CP1000 produces high-resolution photos using 16.7 million colours. For even more clarity in prints the CP1000 also includes an Auto Image Optimize feature to further enhance blue skies and sunsets, correct colour cast and contrasts, as well as remove red-eye and noise. Plus, for picture-perfect selfies and group shots, the Smooth Skin mode removes facial imperfections to ensure you get stunning results every time.

Canon SELPHY CP1000: Postcard Tray and LCD is Up

Canon SELPHY CP1000: Postcard Tray and LCD is Up

Full control for creative freedom
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Sony – Europe: New Compact FDR-AX33 4K Handycam: Balanced Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilisation; 4K 100Mbps High-bit Rate Recording; Advanced Electronic Viewfinder

Fri April 17, 2015

The following video presents CES 2015: New 4K Handycam FDR-AX33 (FIRST LOOK):

About 30% smaller and 20% lighter than the current FDR-AX100 4K Camcorder …… the new FDR-AX33 features impressive Balanced Optical SteadyShot™ (B.O.SS) image stabilization and 4K 100Mbps high-bitrate recording, bringing new levels of performance to the consumer camcorder market.

The FDR-AX33 is the newest addition to Sony’s Handycam camcorder range.

  • With an ERP of €999, the FDR-AX33 is available to pre-order now and will be generally available across Europe in May 2015.

PRESS RELEASE

Sony expands 4K consumer Handycam® line-up

Apr 16, 2015 13:00 GMT

Sony FDR-AX33

Sony FDR-AX33

  • New FDR-AX33 features Balanced Optical SteadyShotTM image stabilisation for crisp, smooth 4K or Full HD footage
  • Incredible 100Mbps high-bit rate and XAVC S recording format allow for 4K Ultra HD recording
  • Manual pro-style features for more shooting flexibility including advanced electronic viewfinder (EVF)
  • Super-sampled Full HD playback and Trimming Playback on 4k and HD TVs
  • In-cam Highlight Movie Maker software automatically assembles a short film of key footage points ready for live sharing
  • FDR-AX33 is Sony’s most affordable 4K Handycam

The FDR-AX33 is the newest addition to Sony’s Handycam camcorder range, combining Balanced Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilisation, versatile manual operation features and striking 4k footage in a compact body – all at a great price.

Building upon the successful introduction of the FDR-AXP33 in early 2015, the FDR-AX33 gives further choice to consumers who are looking to capture their precious memories in 4K. Both models allow easy viewing of content via the supplied HDMI cable on a 4K TV but for those users who wish to share their movies instantly via an in-built projector, the FDR-AXP33 still offers this great step-up option.
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Press Releases

Fujifilm: New Fast Prime FUJINON XF16mmF1.4 R WR Weather-resistant Compact Lens for Low-light Conditions for Wide Angle Photo Enthusiasts & Professionals: 0.11 Seconds Autofocus Speed

Thu April 16, 2015

PRESS RELEASE

FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES NEW ULTRA SHARP FAST PRIME
XF16MMF1.4 R WR LENS

Compact XF16mmF1.4 R WR brings weather-resistant portability to wide
angle photo enthusiasts and professionals

FUJINON XF16mmF1.4 R WR

FUJINON XF16mmF1.4 R WR

Valhalla, N.Y., April 16, 2015 FUJIFILM North America Corporation announced the new FUJINON XF16mmF1.4 R WR, a weather-resistant, fixed focal length lens (24mm in 35mm format equivalent) that delivers a dramatic wide field of view and stunning image performance. The F1.4 maximum aperture in the XF16mm gives users extraordinary image quality in low-light conditions, and pleasing bokeh-rich macro photography with a minimum working distance of less than 6” / 15cm for numerous creative photographic possibilities.

The XF16mmF1.4 R WR features a high-speed autofocus of 0.11 seconds, a weather- and dust-resistant structure that can work in temperatures as low as 14°F / -10°C, and great portability thanks to its compact size. The XF16mmF1.4 R WR includes a depth-of-field scale on the focus ring that is perfect for landscape, travel and street photographers who want to calculate the distance, adjust the aperture setting, and shoot spontaneously.

FUJIFILM X-T1 (Graphite Silver Edition) with Fujinon XF16mmF1.4 R WR

FUJIFILM X-T1 (Graphite Silver Edition) with Fujinon XF16mmF1.4 R WR

Perfect match for the FUJIFILM X-T1

The XF16mmF1.4 R WR pairs perfectly with the award-winning FUJIFILM X-T1, a weather-resistant premium interchangeable lens camera with a large OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF). It has the latest generation 16.3 Megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS II sensor and an EXR Processor II that allows photographers to capture amazing, high resolution images anywhere.

FUJIFILM X-T1, black

FUJIFILM X-T1, black


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Press Releases

Nikon: “I Am Next Contest” Winner of the Nikon D750 Camera System is Announced

Thu April 16, 2015

The following video presents Nikon D750 Product video:

Free your vision with the fast, versatile, and agile D750. In a world where anything is possible, this full-frame 24.3-megapixel powerhouse gives you the freedom to dare. Packed with professional imaging technology, and streamlined for compactness, nothing holds this camera back.

The newly designed FX-format sensor delivers exceptional image quality with cleaner results than ever before at high ISOs. Phenomenally sensitive AF performance, a burst rate of up to 6.5 fps, and Full HD movie recording at 1080/60p combine with the tiltable monitor to enable full freedom of expression. Built-in Wi-Fi makes it simple to share your impressive photos in an instant.

Spectacular ISO
Capture crisper, cleaner, better-defined images at high ISOs. The ISO range of 100–12800 is extendable to 50-51200 (equivalent).

Professional AF performance
Sensitive down to -3 EV and boasting Nikon’s Group Area AF mode, the D750 locks onto your target with incredible precision even in dark situations.

24.3-MP FX-format sensor
Full detail, full freedom. The all-new sensor offers wide dynamic range plus clean performance across all sensitivities, for images with stunning sharpness and rich tonality.

This is an update to the previous blog, Nikon #IAmNextContest for ‘Generation Image’ Members in USA: Upload a Photo or Video (Under Two Minutes in Length) Before 11:59:59 PM ET March 3, 2015.

Nikon just announced the winner of its “I Am Next Contest,” a search for the next voice of Nikon’s integrated campaign, “I Am Generation Image.” Emerging from over 14,000 contest submissions, Daniel Newman of Katonah, New York, was voted by the community as the contest winner.

As the winner, Newman will receive a Nikon D750 DSLR camera alongside a full complement of lenses and accessories, including the AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR LensAF-S NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8G Lens and AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR Lens.

Congratulations!

Nikon D750 with AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Lens

Nikon D750 with AF-S NIKKOR 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Lens

PRESS RELEASE

April 15, 2015

Nikon Inc. Announces the Winner of the “I Am Next Contest,” Nikon’s Search for the Next Great Visual Storyteller

Daniel Newman of Katonah, New York named the ”I Am Next Contest” Winner as Part of Nikon’s I Am Generation Image Campaign

MELVILLE, NY – Today, Nikon Inc. announced the winner of its “I Am Next Contest,” a search for the next voice of Nikon’s integrated campaign, “I Am Generation Image.” Emerging from over 14,000 contest submissions, Daniel Newman of Katonah, New York and the story of his brother’s battle with the effects of concussions were voted by the community as the contest winner. Newman will receive a complete Nikon D750 camera system to help his story stand out.

“Now more than ever, our generation is using imagery to tell their stories and Nikon is committed to empowering these visual storytellers through the ‘I Am Generation Image’ campaign,” said Lisa Baxt, Associate General Manager of Communications, Nikon Inc. “Daniel’s expression of his brother’s struggle and his own passion for educating others about the dangers of concussions is a perfect example of the spirit of Generation Image, exemplified through his stunning yet moving contest-winning image.”
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Press Releases

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

Wed April 15, 2015

Panasonic showcases the latest broadcast and professional AV solutions at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show 2015 which is held in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada, U.S. from April 13 to 16, 2015.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

At NAB, it was also announced that the LUMIX GH4 will have firmware update (Ver.2.2) available later this month, enabling recording anamorphic video content.

  • Unlike complex digital post processing needed to achieve the classic Hollywood look, many effects that have become so popular with anamorphic film capture can now be achieved optically in the LUMIX GH4.

“P2 Cast is giving us eyes on the ground into news as it’s happening.”

  • P2 Cast, a Cloud-based News Production System, is immediately available in the United States and Europe on a FREE trial basis through September 2015, at which time the service becomes chargeable.

PRESS RELEASE

Panasonic Strengthens Professional 4K Solutions with its AV Tech and IT Solutions at NAB2015

Apr 14, 2015

Watch Our Expert Live at http://www.panasonic.com/nab/

Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – Panasonic showcases the latest broadcast and professional AV solutions at the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show 2015 which is held in the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada, U.S. from April 13 to 16, 2015.

VARICAM 35 with extension unit for cinema production: Image by Panasonic

VARICAM 35 with extension unit for cinema production: Image by Panasonic

From 4K AV solutions to the VARICAM 35, Panasonic is highlighting its vast range of broadcast technology at the show this year. At a press conference on Apr 13, the company announced several new products that focus on high quality and efficiency of cinema production such as the 4K companion camera (AG-DVX200) for the VARICAM series, and broadcasting by P2 HD series. Additionally, Panasonic is introducing P2 Cast, a cloud-based news production system that accelerates news gathering, especially in breaking news situations.

Panasonic  4K AG-DVX200

Panasonic 4K AG-DVX200

At NAB, it was also announced that the award winning LUMIX GH4 will have firmware update (Ver.2.2) available later this month, enabling recording anamorphic video content. Unlike complex digital post processing needed to achieve the classic Hollywood look, many effects that have become so popular with anamorphic film capture can now be achieved optically in the LUMIX GH4.

With these multiple announcements, Panasonic aims to strengthen its professional AV solutions by utilizing its capabilities in the AV and IT technology space.

Highlights of Panasonic at NAB 2015

4K Solutions
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Press Releases

CW Sonderoptic: New Leica M PL Mount for Leica M (Typ 240) & Leica M-P (Typ 240) Cameras to Use PL Mount Cine Lenses: For Cinematographers & Image Enthusiasts

Wed April 15, 2015

CW Sonderoptic recently announced its latest Leica-branded cine product, the Leica M PL Mount.

  • This new camera accessory works with Leica M (Typ 240) and Leica M-P (Typ 240) digital rangefinder cameras to allow the use of traditional PL mount cine lenses.
Baseplate: The custom baseplate (with integrated handgrip) attaches directly and securely to the lens mount adapter providing support for heavier PL mount lenses without putting stress on the native M mount.

Baseplate: The custom baseplate (with integrated handgrip) attaches directly and securely to the lens mount adapter providing support for heavier PL mount lenses without putting stress on the native M mount.

Handgrip: The integrated handgrip provides more ergonomic and stable handling.

Handgrip: The integrated handgrip provides more ergonomic and stable handling.

PRESS RELEASE

April 13, 2015

Announcing the Leica M PL Mount from CW Sonderoptic

CW Sonderoptic GmbH announces its latest Leica-branded cine product, the Leica M PL Mount. This new camera accessory works with existing Leica M (Typ 240) and Leica M-P (Typ 240) digital rangefinder cameras to allow the use of traditional PL mount cine lenses to create a powerful tool for cinematographers and image enthusiasts on set, on location and in the street.

Leica M (Typ 240)

Leica M (Typ 240)

LEICA M-P (Type 240), black paint finish

LEICA M-P (Type 240), black paint finish

The mechanical mount attaches directly and non-destructively to the existing Leica M mount. It includes a custom baseplate with an integrated handgrip featuring a matching leatherette surface to provide superior support and comfort when handling heavier PL mount lenses. The optional addition of the Leica EVF-2 Electronic Viewfinder creates an easy-to-use tool with endless creative options.

Viewfinder: An articulating electronic viewfinder (Leica EVF-2) allows for more comfortable, traditional operation and composition, and makes it easy to use for low-angle shots.

Viewfinder: An articulating electronic viewfinder (Leica EVF-2) allows for more comfortable, traditional operation and composition, and makes it easy to use for low-angle shots.

Leica M (typ-240) camera with Leica M PL Mount and viewfinder

Leica M (typ-240) camera with Leica M PL Mount and viewfinder


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Press Releases

Sony Will Launch its Sleek 4K Ultra Short Throw Laser Projector Across Europe by Summer 2015

Wed April 15, 2015

The following video presents Campion Platt Designs Rooms Around the Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector:

Sony invited architect and interior designer Campion Platt to design two rooms that showcase the new 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector. Platt created a luxurious and inviting bedroom escape and an immersive jazz-themed lounge at New York City’s famous Waterfall Mansion. The video … details how the designer used the projector’s stunning 4K ultra HD image and unobtrusive design to transform the two spaces in very different ways.

To see Platt’s portfolio and check out a 3D rendering of the rooms, visit:
http://www.campionplatt.com/
https://www.insidemaps.com/model/Sony…

Sony LSPX-W1S 4K ultra short throw laser projector: Image by Sony

Sony LSPX-W1S 4K ultra short throw laser projector: Image by Sony

This is an update to the previous blog, Sony Received 2015 Red Dot Design Awards for DSC-RX100M3 Cyber-shot Camera and LSPX-W1S 4K Ultra Short Throw Laser Projector.

Sony recently announced that it will launch its sleek 4K Ultra Short Throw projector across Europe by summer 2015.

  • Each 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector is handcrafted to order.

PRESS RELEASE

Sony launches its cutting-edge 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector in Europe

Milan, Italy – April 14th, 2015: Today, Sony announced it will launch its sleek 4K Ultra Short Throw projector across Europe by summer 2015.

Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw projector (LSPX-W1S): "Dissolve the wall... and slip into a soothing underwater scene." Image by Sony

Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw projector (LSPX-W1S): “Dissolve the wall… and slip into a soothing underwater scene.” Image by Sony

The introduction of the 4K Ultra Short Throw projector (LSPX-W1S) is the embodiment of Sony’s Life Space UX ethos and the first step in realising this vision, which offers a new user experience that transforms living spaces into enriched experiential environments. Sony has a rich design heritage, merging state-of-the-art technology and craftsmanship to deliver visionary design for nearly seven decades.

An award-winning design

Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw projector (LSPX-W1S): "Movie magic comes to life. Look out for the Amazing Spider-Man 2™ on Blu-ray™." Image by Sony

Sony 4K Ultra Short Throw projector (LSPX-W1S): “Movie magic comes to life. Look out for the Amazing Spider-Man 2™ on Blu-ray™.” Image by Sony


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Press Releases

Sony: New HX90V (Built-in Pop-up EVF) and WX500 are World’s Smallest 30x Zoom Cameras: 8.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Sensors & Optical SteadyShot Stabilization

Tue April 14, 2015

Sony today has introduced a pair of the world’s smallest 30x optical zoom cameras, the new HX90V and WX500 models.1

  • Ultra-Compact WX500 Camera w/ 30x Optical Zoom
    Available in June for about USD $330 and CAD $399.99.
Sony WX500. black

Sony WX500. black

Sony HX90V

Sony HX90V

  • Compact Hi-Zoom HX90V Camera w/ Built-in Retractable EVF
    Available in June for about USD $430 and CAD $499.99.

PRESS RELEASE

Sony Introduces Duo of World’s Smallest 30x Zoom Cameras

by Communications 04/13/2015

 New Models Include HX90V with Built-in EVF and Ultra-Compact WX500

SAN DIEGO, Apr. 13, 2015 – Sony today has introduced a pair of the world’s smallest 30x optical zoom cameras, the new HX90V and WX500 models.1

The new compact cameras boast a variety of impressive imaging credentials including high-resolution 18.2 MP2 Exmor R CMOS Sensors, 30x optical zoom ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lenses, powerful BIONZ X processors and Optical SteadyShot® stabilization, making them the ultimate companion for any travel photographer or casual weekend shooter.

Sony HX90V: OLED Tru-Finder

Sony HX90V: OLED Tru-Finder

The new HX90V model features the same type of high-quality retractable OLED Tru-Finder found on the acclaimed RX100 III model, making it the first truly ‘pocketable’ compact high-zoom camera with a built-in electronic viewfinder.  It also includes a variety of adjustable dials and functions including a customizable control ring, and has GPS functionality for automatically tagging photos and videos3.

Sony HX90V: Image by Sony

Sony HX90V: Image by Sony

Sony HX90V

Sony HX90V

Each of the new cameras also features high-resolution, 921k dot LCD screen that tilts a full 180 degrees for comfortable arms-length portraits or “selfies” and is Wi-Fi / NFC compatible.

Sony WX500: Image by Sony

Sony WX500: Image by Sony

“These two new models serve as great examples of how Sony is driving innovation throughout all aspects of the imaging business,” said Neal Manowitz, director of the still imaging business at Sony.  “With these new cameras, we’ve taken some of the most unique, advanced imaging technologies from our RX and α cameras and leveraged our unique ‘miniaturization’ ability to deliver a high-zoom shooting experience unlike anything else in the compact camera market today.”
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Press Releases

New Canon EOS C300 Mark II Camera and XC10 Camcorder Capture Short Films “Trick Shot” and “Battle Of The Ages” In Pleasing Cinematic 4K

Tue April 14, 2015

Using the brand new Canon EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera and the XC10 4K Digital Camcorder, the short films, “Trick Shot” and “Battle Of The Ages,” were shot in cinematic 4K (4096 x 2160) and recorded in-camera on SanDisk Extreme PRO® CFast™ 2.0 cards.

  • Canon EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera: The short film “Trick Shot.”
    • The camera was mounted with Canon’s new CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom lens to produce a tracking shot of a speeding car from more than two miles away.
    • Flying with a Canon EF 24mm 1.4L II USM lens on the Aerigon, a professional cinema drone from Intuitive Aerial Inc., the Canon EOS C300 Mark II captured the vast landscape of Valley of Fire State Park.
  • Canon XC10 4K Camcorder was used in both short films “Trick Shot” And “Battle Of The Ages”.

To view the short films, please see below the press release as follows.

Canon EOS C300 MARK II

Canon EOS C300 MARK II

PRESS RELEASE

The New Canon EOS C300 Mark II Camera And XC10 Camcorder Capture Short Films “Trick Shot” And “Battle Of The Ages” In Stunning 4K

Films Premiere for the First Time at Canon Theater During the 2015 NAB Show

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 13, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce the premiere of two short films “Trick Shot” and “Battle of the Ages” today during the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV. Both films will screen daily in true 4K at the 2015 NAB Show in the Canon Theater at Booth #C4325.

Canon XC10 4K

Canon XC10 4K

Using the brand new Canon EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera and the XC10 4K Digital Camcorder, the short films were shot in cinematic 4K (4096 x 2160) and recorded in-camera on SanDisk Extreme PRO® CFast 2.0 cards.

“Trick Shot,” directed by Evan Kaufmann with cinematography by Gale Tattersall (Grace and Frankie, House M.D.), is a classic con movie with a twist. Reformed pool shark “Eight Ball” Bobby is forced to play one more crucial billiards game to save his son Devon, who got mixed up in the wrong crowd. Shot on location in Nevada, Tattersall utilized the EOS C300 Mark II camera to capture the menacing darkness of a seedy pool hall, the stark beauty of the barren desert, and the tense drama of a clever heist film.

Canon EOS C300 Mark II, body only

Canon EOS C300 Mark II, body only

“The new sensor in the Canon EOS C300 Mark II is a game changer,” said Tattersall. “The 15 stops of dynamic range and cinematic quality put this camera in the big leagues.”

Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens with hood

Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens with hood


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Firmware Updates, Press Releases

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: New Firmware Update Service Ver.2.2 Will be Available in Late April 2015: Anamorphic Mode

Tue April 14, 2015

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

This video presents [NEW] Panasonic LUMIX GH4 Shooting Impression by Takehito Miyatake.

  • New LUMIX GH4 Shooting impression by Takehito Miyatake through his work “The Land of South Kyushu – Where Fire and Water Gush Out.”

Panasonic announces the new firmware update program, Ver.2.2, for the digital interchangeable lens system camera DMC-GH4.

Firmware update service is scheduled in late April of 2015.

Update Information
  • [Anamorphic(4:3)] mode is available which optimizes the settings for 3328×2496 video recording with a 4:3 anamorphic lens.
    * To convert the footage to a cinemascope aspect for playback, corresponding software and device are required.
  • 1/16000 sec shutter speed can be selected manually when using [Electronic Shutter].

For the above update service at this later time, please visit the following website:
LUMIX DMC-GH4 Firmware Ver.2.2
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/ .

The following video presents LUMIX GH4 Goes to Hollywood #PanasonicNAB:

Panasonic LUMIX GH4 goes Hollywood with new anamorphic mode. Lumix firmware update to GH4 offering anamorphic control.
Panasonic at NAB2015

PRESS RELEASE

Panasonic Announces an Anamorphic Firmware Update for the LUMIX GH4

LAS VEGAS, NV 04/13/2015

Panasonic announced the release of a much anticipated firmware update Ver.2.2 for the award winning LUMIX GH4. This new firmware enables two new features, most notably the ability to record anamorphic video content.

Anamorphic lenses are used to create a cinemascope aspect such as 2.39:1 or 2.35:1. Panasonic discovered that cinematographers had been experimenting with the 4K PHOTO mode 4:3 aspect ratio in the LUMIX GH4 and vintage anamorphic cine lenses to achieve the classic Hollywood look of anamorphic film capture. Unlike complex digital post processing needed to achieve the look, many of the background distortion and light flare effects that became so popular with anamorphic film capture can now be achieved optically in the LUMIX GH4.
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