The following video presents Welcome to McAfee LiveSafe:
McAfee LiveSafe™ service secures your entire digital life and all the devices you use. McAfee LiveSafe protects more than just your PC from viruses and online threats, it protects all the devices you own including; PCs, Macs, smartphones, and tablets. You live your digital life. We keep it secure.
Intel Security Reveals the Most Hackable Gifts of the Holidays and How Canadian Consumers Can Protect Themselves
MARKHAM, Ont. – Nov. 12, 2015 – With the holiday season approaching, Intel Security has released a list of the “Most Hackable Holiday Gifts” to help ensure Canadians stay secure while enjoying the tech gifts they give and receive.
Consumers are excited to start using their new gadgets during the holidays but often don’t realize some of the potential security risks that make them vulnerable.
To help consumers stay alert and aware of risks, below please find Intel Security’s 2015 Most Hackable Holiday Gifts: Continue Reading »
The CJ20ex7.8B portable broadcast lens is scheduled to be available in June 2016.
Canon Adds Versatility To 4K UHD Broadcast Lens Family
Nov 10, 2015, 9:00:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
New 2/3-inch CJ20ex7.8B Portable Lens Features 4K Optical Performance and 20x Zoom
MELVILLE, N.Y., — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the CJ20ex7.8B portable 4K broadcast lens for use with broadcast cameras featuring 2/3-inch sensors. This versatile lens features a 20x zoom range and provides the optical excellence needed for 4K broadcast production. With a focal range of 7.8-156mm, a broad range of scene compositions can be achieved from a single lens. A built-in 2x extender allows more telephoto operation without sacrificing 4K image quality. Editors can then select a 1920 x 1080 crop from within the 3840 x 2160 camera original with full HDTV image quality. Alternatively, the 4K UHD camera video can be down-sampled to HDTV offering enhanced resolution by virtue of that super-sampled original.
The low-power (22W) camcorder PXW-X400 uses a 2/3” 3-chip CMOS image sensor and supports several HD and SD formats including XAVC.
Ergonomic design. Lighter lens grip reduces front weight and helps reduce on the load on the right-arm.
Full HD XAVC-L 50p and 59.94p operations. Supports variety of formats including XAVC at 50p and 59.94p.
The 1.5G HD-SDI input allows pool feed recording.
The camcorder will come in three model versions:
Sony PXW-X400: body-only, no lens or viewfinder
PXW-X400: body-only, no lens or viewfinder: suggested list price is USD $16,500.
PXW-X400KC – 20X Manual Focus Lens Kit Model. The PMW400KC camcorder kit is supplied with a 20x manual focus zoom lens, 3.5-inch LCD CBKVF02 viewfinder, and stereo shotgun microphone. Suggested list price is USD $20,600.
The following video presents α7 Ⅱ 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE from Sony: Official Video Release:
5-axis image stabilization (5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE)
The remarkable new 5-axis image stabilization system dramatically expands your range of expression by compensating for five types of camera shake during handheld shooting of still images and movies. So you can confidently zoom in faraway subjects, snap detailed close-ups and capture night scenes with minimal camera shake blur. Since camera shake compensation is equivalent to using a 4.5-step* faster shutter speed, you can also take advantage of a wider range of shutter speeds. All this, within super compact dimensions!
* Based on CIPA standard. Pitch/yaw shake only. With Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA lens mounted. Long exposure NR off.
uncompressed RAW capture, which becomes a selectable feature (uncompressed/compressed RAW) within the menu system, and
fully-functional phase detection AF to A-mount lenses in addition to E-mount lenses. The firmware update activates the 117-point focal plane phase detection AF sensor on the α7 II for lenses beyond just the native Sony FE lenses. This includes Sony’s extensive collection of A-mount lenses, which can be utilized along with the LA-EA3 mount adapter.
Sony Adds Uncompressed RAW and Phase Detect AF for Faster and More Precise Autofocus to α7 II Full Frame Camera
by Communications 11/04/2015
New Features to be enabled via firmware update available November 18th
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 4, 2015 – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has announced plans to release a free firmware update for α7 II cameras on November 18th that will add uncompressed 14-Bit RAW image capture and activates phase detection AF for faster and more precise autofocus with lenses designed for interchangeable-lens cameras including Sony’s α mount system. Continue Reading »
This past June, Sony announced its new “Green Management 2020” group environmental mid-term targets that will take effect from fiscal 2016 through 2020, the next step in the company’s “Road to Zero” environmental plan that plots a course forward toward a zero environmental footprint by 2050.
These targets include reducing the average annual energy consumption of Sony’s electronics products by 30%*3, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions across all of its operating sites by 5%*4.
Sony Recognized as a Leader in Combating Climate Change in the CDP Japan 500 Climate Change Report
Ranked first among Japanese companies in performance and information disclosure
Tokyo, Japan – Sony Corporation (“Sony”) has been recognized for its carbon reduction activities by the CDP (formerly the “Carbon Disclosure Project”) in the Japan 500 Climate Change Report 2015. Sony was listed in both the CDP’s “Climate A List”*1, which assesses performance relating to climate change mitigation strategies and measures, and its Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (“CDLI”*2), which rates transparent information disclosure. Sony’s inclusion in the A List is recognition of the company’s efforts to reduce the energy consumption of its products, curb greenhouse gas emissions at its operating sites, and accelerate the use of renewable energy. Continue Reading »
The following video presents hdAlbum powered by Canon DreamLabo:
See your memories come to life with an hdAlbum! hdAlbums are not your average photo books. Each album is a work of art, featuring photo-realistic color, incredibly sharp detail, and a long-lasting, lay-flat binding. Our own best-in-class technology and quality assurance service work together to bring you an outstanding album at an affordable price, so you can share these gifts with friends and family.
hdAlbum Classic Photo Album featuring a durable Perfect Bind (otherwise known as traditional/classic style binding featuring arched pages)
Now, retailers offering both hdAlbum Classic and hdAlbum Lay-Flat.
hdAlbum Lay-Flat album
The hdAlbum Classic photo album is available now, starting at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Rate of $29.99 for 8×8 photo album , 20 pages**.
The new hdAlbum Classic photo album is featured with Satin photo paper, maintaining the same stunning image quality as the hdAlbum Lay-Flat album, but available at a lower cost. With seven dye-based inks, images are recreated with photo-realistic reproduction and always printed on premium photo paper to retain archival quality for up to 300 years.*
Canon Expands hdAlbum Service Portfolio with Affordable New Photo Album
hdAlbum Classic Photo Album Recreates Life’s Special Moments in Vivid Color
MELVILLE, N.Y., November 3, 2015 – To expand an exciting new technology for printing photo albums, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced hdAlbum Classic, a new affordable photo album available in a service designed to make exceptional digitally- printed albums more accessible to a wider audience, turning special memories into full-color photo albums that will last a lifetime. Continue Reading »
The following video presents CANON EOS MOVIE:”Spectacle”shot with EF11-24mm f/4L USM (Canon Official):
This movie “SPECTACLE” was shot by the zoom lens EF11-24mmf/4L USM (an ultra wide angle lens starting from world’s widest 11mm*).Please enjoy the American spectacle scenery.(*Among interchangeable lenses excluding fisheye lenses for interchangeable-lens cameras (SLR and compact-system cameras).
As of February 6, 2015 (based to a Canon survey).)
Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM ultra-wide-angle interchangeable zoom lens (launched in February 2015) was selected for the Design for Asia Bronze Award.
Canon EOS M3, white
Also, the Canon EOS M3 is the winner of the Merit Recognition Award.
The following video presents Canon EOS M3: Travel Light, Shoot Big:
Beautifully versatile and exceptionally advanced, Canon’s all new EOS M3 mirrorless camera combines an impressive array of features that encourage budding photographers to develop their craft and cultivate their skills.
Delivering DSLR-like performance within a compact system camera, the EOS M3 utilises Canon’s superb 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor, DIG!C 6 processor and advanced high-speed AF to create stunningly sharp images, even in low light.
Compact and lightweight, the camera is both easy to handle and comfortable to use, featuring improved grip, intuitive controls and a touch panel LCD that work together to let you concentrate on shooting.
Perfect for photographers who want to get more out of their compact, the EOS M3 features expanded manual control as well as convenient compatibility with EOS and EF accessories.
Want to share the images and movies you create? Wi-Fi and NFC compatibility make sharing a breeze!
November 2, 2015
Canon EF11-24mm f/4L USM lens, EOS M3 camera honored with Design for Asia Awards
The following video explains Toshiba’s (EN) Image sensor technology: Phase Detection Auto-Focus (PDAF):
Toshiba: CMOS Area Image Sensors
Toshiba CMOS area image sensor
Toshiba CMOS image sensors deliver high performance and small form factors for smartphones, tablet PCs, surveillance and automotive cameras. Advanced technologies such as high dynamic range (HDR) for smooth and crisp video; color noise reduction (CNR) for truer colors; and backside illumination (BSI) for high sensitivity open up new possibilities. Additionally, Toshiba image sensors provide high-quality images thanks to advanced CMOS sensor technologies such as micro-lens and photodiode optimizations. Toshiba CMOS image sensors are available with a wide range of resolutions from VGA to over 10 million pixels and with a pixel sizes from 1.12 µm to 5.6 µm.
“Toshiba offers an extensive portfolio of CMOS image sensors suitable for various applications such as smartphones, tablet PCs , surveillance cameras, automotive cameras and digital cameras.”
Recently, Sony and Toshiba have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding that confirms their intent to negotiate the transfer to Sony of certain Toshiba owned semiconductor fabrication facilities, equipment and related assets in Oita Prefecture, Japan, and also other related equipment and assets.
This acquisition will enable Sony to increase its production capabilities in the area of CMOS image sensors, where further market growth is anticipated.
The expected acquisition amount is ¥20 billion (USD $165 million).
Sony leads the global market for chips used in smartphones and cameras to take and digitize photos. The company is already quadrupling spending on semiconductors this year to ¥290 billion to meet demand for the sensors from customers including Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.
SHOTOVER Arctic Ocean Expedition: Image Courtesy of Fujifilm
AERIAL CINEMATOGRAPHERS RELY ON FUJINON-EQUIPPED SHOTOVER GYRO STABILIZED CAMERA SYSTEMS
Wayne, N.J., October 20, 2015 – New Zealand-based company SHOTOVER prides itself on equipping its ultra-high performance stabilization camera systems for high velocity cinematography with top-of-the-line equipment. Designed for use in helicopters, ground vehicles and watercraft, the company’s F1 and K1 camera systems are made with an open architecture, giving operators a variety of camera and lens options. Many SHOTOVER customers rely primarily on the FUJINON lenses integrated within the systems, including the Premier PL mount 18-85mm zoom lens, PL mount 14.5-45mm zoom, PL 85-300mm Cabrio, 19-90mm Cabrio, 25-300mm Cabrio, and HA42x9.7 Premier Series ENG style lens for their high-end aerial productions.
Fujinon PL 85-300mm Cabrio
Fujinon 25-300mm Cabrio
Team5 Aerial System Rentals, based at California’s Van Nuys Airport, owns several SHOTOVER K1 and F1 systems that they use for film productions. Comprised of a team of experienced aerial cinematographers and film pilots, Team5 has worked on countless high-profile feature films, including the recently released San Andreas, Straight Outta Compton and Jurassic World films.
Fujinon 19-90mm Cabrio
“We decided to shoot Jurassic World primarily with a RED Dragon camera and needed a lens that would cover 6K and be sharp enough throughout the entire frame,” said David B. Nowell, ASC, one of Team5’s Aerial Directors of Photography, whose work can also be seen in The Avengers, The Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean. “We chose to equip our SHOTOVER K1 system with FUJINON’s 19-90mm Cabrio lens, and the lens’ range worked perfectly for our production. We filmed for a few months, primarily in Hawaii and also in New Orleans and shot all of the aerial scenes with the 19-90 Cabrio. We were very pleased with how it performed and found the FUJINON Cabrio to be a very modern, clean lens.”
Team5 also recently relied on the 19-90mm Cabrio lens for production of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, slated for release next year. Continue Reading »
Fujifilm will showcase its new 4K Ultra HD Series lenses and its 25-300mm Cabrio zoom lens with detachable drive unit at the upcoming Content & Communications World, in the FUJIFILM booth (#1454 and 1456), which runs from November 11-12 in New York City’s Jacob Javits Center.
The Premier PL 25-300mm Cabrio lens can be used as a self-contained ENG (Electronic News Gathering)-style or cine-style lens.
Fujinon Premier PL 25-300mm Cabrio lens
The following video presents Fujifilm Optical Devices Adds Premier PL 25-300 Lens to Cabrio Line:
Thom Calabro, director of marketing and product development with Fujifilm’s Optical Devices Division, introduces the latest addition to the popular Cabrio series: the Premier PL 25-300mm Cabrio lens. This lens can be used as a self-contained ENG-style or cine-style lens, meeting a vast array of needs.
Fujinon 25-300mm Cabrio / T3.5-3.85 (ZK12x25) PL mount cine
CCW 2015: FUJINON PREMIER PL 25-300MM 4K CABRIO ZOOM WITH DETACHABLE SERVO AND ULTRA HD SERIES AMONG HIGHLIGHTS
Wayne, N.J., October 26, 2015 – FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Optical Devices Division will showcase its new 4K Ultra HD Series and its 25-300mm Cabrio zoom lens with detachable drive unit at the upcoming Content & Communications World. The Optical Devices Division will exhibit in the FUJIFILM booth (#1454 and 1456) during the show which runs from November 11-12 in New York City’s Jacob Javits Center.
25-300mm Cabrio / T3.5-3.85 (ZK12x25) PL mount cine
“CCW is always an important show for us,” said Thom Calabro, director of Marketing and Product Development for the Optical Division of FUJIFILM. “We’re able to connect with the entire range of our east coast customers – dealers, rental houses and their customers, DP’s, corporate customers, live sports producers who may not have been able to get to NAB. We always look forward to an enthusiastic crowd at CCW.”
4K Premier PL 25-300mm Cabrio [ZK12x25] zoom lens with an optional, detachable servo unit (top)
In the company’s CCW booth will be its 4K Premier PL 25-300mm Cabrio [ZK12x25] zoom lens with an optional, detachable servo unit for remote control of the zoom, focus and iris adjustment.
It provides for quick and smooth zooms, reframing, focus and iris controls.
The PL 25-300mm lens is the latest in the company’s popular Cabrio series, which includes the Premier PL 19-90mm Cabrio / T2.9(ZK4.7×19), the PL 85-300mm Cabrio / T2.9 -4.0 (ZK3.5×85), and the recently introduced PL 14-35mm Cabrio / T2.9 (ZK2.5×14) lenses.
“This drive has all the advantages and features of the other Cabrio digital lens drives,” said Calabro. “The optional drive removes the need for external, rod-mounted motors which can take time to line up accurately. This drive unit comes off quickly and is very easy to put back on.” Continue Reading »
The following video is titled Canon presents The Making of “The Rusted” :
Behind the scenes footage of “The Rusted,” a psychological thriller written and directed by Kat Candler, starring Josh Hutcherson and Jena Malone, as part of Canon and Ron Howard’s Project Imagination: The Trailer contest.
Canon U.S.A. And Ron Howard Release Short Film, “The Rusted,” Starring Josh Hutcherson And Jena Malone For Project Imagination: The Trailer
“THE RUSTED” is a Psychological Thriller Inspired by a College Student’s Trailer Submission for the Project Imagination Contest
MELVILLE, N.Y., October 23, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, debuts a new Hollywood short film, “The Rusted,” as part of Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer, a consumer contest helmed by Ron Howard who has championed Canon’s Project Imagination creative experiment since 2011. Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games”) chose one winning trailer created by Mark Mukherjee, a college student in Florida, as the inspirational foundation for “The Rusted,” a psychological thriller written and directed by Kat Candler (“Hellion”) starring Josh Hutcherson and Jena Malone (“The Hunger Games”).
“The Rusted” is a film about a brother and sister’s attempt to renovate their childhood home into a recording studio, but strange happenings force them to deal with memories from their past. The global premiere of the film took place via a livestream with AOL BUILD, giving consumers everywhere a chance to experience the film, and will now be available at imagination.usa.canon.com.
“I’m honored to continue this journey with Canon, seeking inspiration from those around us and urging everyone to tap into their creative souls and bring stories to life,” said Ron Howard. “It’s truly been a delight to collaborate with Josh Hutcherson who challenged himself to star in a role that was unlike any he has done to date.”
“Working with Canon, Ron and Kat have given me a great creative outlet to flex my filmmaking muscles,” said Josh Hutcherson. “I feel so fortunate to bring the vision of Mark’s trailer to life and work alongside Jena to create this beautiful film. I’m excited for everyone to see it.” Continue Reading »
TOKYO, October 23, 2015—Canon Inc. and Fujitsu Limited today announced that they will jointly develop new imaging solutions utilizing network cameras. By combining Canon’s image quality enhancing technology and video content analysis technology with Fujitsu’s services platforms, the two companies aim to provide a variety of solutions employing network cameras.
Delivering solutions through synergies between Canon and Fujitsu