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Contests

Sony ‘Xperia 48 Hour Competition’ for USA, Canada, UK and Other Countries: Share Original, Family-audience-viewing Images of You and/or Scenery of Where You Live or Area with #ICan, #Xperia, @sonyxperia and Hashtag the Image Location: Starts on 13 June at 00:01 BST and Ends 15 June 2015 at 00:00 BST

Fri June 12, 2015

The following video presents 48 hours. 48 cities. Join Sony Xperia for an extraordinary global event:

You hold the power in your hands to find the extraordinary in the everyday with Xperia

On 13-14 June, people all over the world are discovering the power to see in the dark, survive underwater and stay awake for days…and it’s all thanks to Xperia.

Get your cameras ready and share the extraordinary moments from your world, for a chance to win some amazing prizes.

Sony Mobile Communications invites you to enter the Xperia 48 Hour Competition.

  • This Competition is organized and hosted by Sony Mobile Communications AB, 221 88 Lund, Sweden (“Promoter”) from: Saturday 13 June 2015 at 00:01 BST to Monday 15 June 2015 at 00:00 BST (“Competition Closing Date”).

A trip to Niagara Falls or one of 48 Xperia handsets up for grabs 

Be part of our global Instagram event 13-14 June for your chance to win one of many fantastic prizes. From city lights at dusk to selfies in the rain, simply share the incredible pictures you capture with your Xperia during the 48 hours to enter. Don’t forget to use #ICan #Xperia and hashtag your location to join in.

Share your photos between 00:00 BST on Saturday 13 June and 00:00 BST on Monday 15 June to be in with a chance of winning.

Please note:

  • All Participants must be aged at least 18 years old at the date of entry of this Competition, and have the legal right to enter into this agreement and to grant any and all rights – to your User Submission Content (“Content”) in the form of Photo asset.
  • Images must be the entrants own and not taken from any other source.
  • Participants cannot be legal entities.
  • This Competition is made available to enter without any obligation to make a purchase for entry.
  • The Competition is only open to residents of countries where the Competition is locally available. These consist of: United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Netherlands, China, Taiwan, Brazil, Spain, France, Greece, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine, United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Australia, India (excluding the State of Tamil Nadu), Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland. Residents of Italy are excluded from winning but may still participate.
  • Notice to Canadian residents:Residents of the Province of Quebec are excluded from entering. If a winner is a Canadian resident, he/she will be required to correctly answer, without mechanical aid, a time limited mathematical skill testing question to be administered by telephone, at a time mutually convenient for Participant and Promoter, prior to verification and award of prize.

Prizes

There are a total of 49 (forty nine) prizes (“Prizes”) to be won during the Competition.

Sony Xperia Z3 smartphones

Sony Xperia Z3 smartphones

48 (forty eight) Runner Up Prizes

  • One per winner per participating country, consist of an Xperia Z3 or Xperia Z3 Compact smartphone each valued at approximately €678.87 (764.41 US Dollar at the current exchange rate).
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact smartphones

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact smartphones

Grand Prize

  • Up to the value of €10,000 (11,260.00 US Dollar at the current exchange rate) consists of 1 (one) weekend trip for 2 people to Niagara Falls, USA.
  • The Prize consists of a trip for 2 persons (consisting of the Winner and accompanying guest who must also be 18 or over) to Niagara falls, USA (“Event”) including the following components:
    1. International economy flights from origin country (Winner is responsible for travel to/from their home to the airport; the airport will be determined by the Promoter)
    2. Accommodation in 4* hotel for 6 nights (1 room for 2 people)
    3. Breakfast everyday
    4. Airport transfers in Niagara Falls
    5. A total of [$500] spending money per person for the entire Event
    6. Travel Insurance for Winner & accompanying guest

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Press Releases

Sony: New α7R II Mirrorless Camera Has World’s First Back-Illuminated 35mm Full-Frame Sensor, In-camera 5-axis Image Stabilization, Internal 4K Video Recording, Silent Shooting, Fast Hybrid AF

Thu June 11, 2015
Sony α7R II

Sony α7R II

The following video presents α7R II -The Ultimate High-resolution 4K movie in Super 35mm | α | Sony:

Beautiful traditional landscapes of Shirakawa-go which is one of a world heritage site in Japan. α7R II’s high resolution 4K movie recording function can record its beautiful scenery throughly. In Super 35 format, the α7R II collet 1.8x as many pixels as required for 4K movies. The data is then condensed to produce 4K movies, realizing images that exhibit higher resolution than typical 4K movies.
The ultimate high-resolution 4K movie experience.

About Sony:
At Sony, our mission is to be a company that inspires and fulfills your curiosity. Our unlimited passion for technology, content and services, and relentless pursuit of innovation, drives us to deliver ground-breaking new excitement and entertainment in ways that only Sony can, creating unique new cultures and experiences. Everything we do is to move you emotionally. Be moved.

Sony α7R II

Sony α7R II

The following video presents α7R II – Fast Hybrid AF | α | Sony:

Your shots of action can look clearer than ever, thanks to a new full-frame image sensor that assures wide-area coverage with 399 focal plane phase-detection AF points. With its accelerated readout and an advanced algorithm to anticipate subject movement, the sensor also makes
it possible for the Fast Hybrid AF system to raise speed, accuracy, and tracking performance to incredible heights. These smart capabilities outperform those of conventional AF systems to deliver crisper images that make the most of the camera’s unprecedented 42.4-megapixel potential.

The Sony α7R II full-frame interchangeable lens camera will be available in August for:

  • about $3200 USD at www.store.sony.com and a variety of Sony authorized dealers nationwide;
  • about $3,999.99 CAD at www.store.sony.ca and a variety of Sony authorized dealers nationwide.

PRESS RELEASE

Sony’s New α7R II Camera Delivers Innovative Imaging Experience with World’s First Back-Illuminated 35mm Full-Frame Sensor1

by Communications 06/10/2015

NEW YORK, Jun. 10, 2015 – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced their new flagship full-frame mirrorless camera, the α7R II (model ILCE-7RM2).

The new α7R II interchangeable lens camera features the world’s first back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor1, which realizes high resolution (42.4 MP approx. effective megapixels), high sensitivity (expandable up to ISO 102400)2 and high speed AF response up to 40% faster than the original α7R thanks to 399 focal plane phase detection AF points.

The camera also includes a 5-axis image stabilization system borrowed from the acclaimed α7 II model and can shoot and record 4K video in multiple formats including Super 35mm (without pixel binning) and full-frame format, a world’s first for digital cameras1. Additionally, it has a newly refined XGA OLED Tru-Finder with the world’s highest (0.78x) viewfinder magnification3.

“Sony continues to deliver game-changing imaging products that are changing the way imaging enthusiasts, hobbyists and professionals can see and capture the world,” said Mike Fasulo, President of Sony Electronics.

Kimio Maki, Senior General Manager of Digital imaging Business Group for Sony Corporation, added “By harmonizing high resolution, sensitivity and speed, we’re delivering a high-level full-frame imaging experience unlike anything else in market today, with Sony’s newly developed, world’s first back-illuminated 35mm full frame CMOS sensor.”
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Press Releases

Sony: New Compact RX100 IV and High-zoom RX10 II Cameras: World’s First Stacked 1.0 Type CMOS Sensor with a DRAM Memory Chip, 40x Super Slow Motion Capture, 4K Video Shooting, High-speed Anti-Distortion Shutter

Wed June 10, 2015
Sony RX100 IV (model DSC-RX100M4)

Sony RX100 IV (model DSC-RX100M4)

Sony RX10 II (model DSC-RX10M2)

Sony RX10 II (model DSC-RX10M2)

The following video presents RX100 IV – High Precision Clip 4K | Cyber-shot | Sony:

High quality 4K for your daily life. The compact RX100 IV features a clip 4K movie-recording function. With its pocket-size design and movie recording capability of up to 5 minutes, the camera is easy to take along casually on outings to various everyday settings like sports events. (This clip was shot with RX100 IV and edited)

About Sony:
At Sony, our mission is to be a company that inspires and fulfills your curiosity. Our unlimited passion for technology, content and services, and relentless pursuit of innovation, drives us to deliver ground-breaking new excitement and entertainment in ways that only Sony can, creating unique new cultures and experiences. Everything we do is to move you emotionally. Be moved.

The following silent video presents RX100 IV & RX10 II – Super Slow Motion- Snowboarder | Cyber-shot | Sony:

A super trick in snowboarding captured in 20x super slow motion, shot at 480fps. A newly developed Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor with a DRAM attached delivers lightning data processing and realizes up to 960fps (1000 fps in PAL system) high frame rate shooting which was previously only available with professional cams. (This footage was shot with RX100 IV and RX10 II and edited.)

Sony RX100 IV (model DSC-RX100M4)

Sony RX100 IV (model DSC-RX100M4)

The new Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV (model DSC-RX100M4) compact and RX10 II (model DSC-RX10M2) high-zoom camera will be available this July for:

  • about $1000 USD and $1300 USD, respectively;
  • about $1,199.99 CAD and $1,599.99 CAD, respectively.

Pre-sales for each model will begin on June 17th.

PRESS RELEASE

Sony’s RX100 IV and RX10 II Cameras Bring Professional Imaging Experience to Acclaimed Cyber-shot RX Series

by Communications 06/10/2015

New Compact RX100 IV and High-Zoom RX10 II Models Boast World’s First

Stacked 1.0 type CMOS sensor with a DRAM memory chip, 40x Super Slow Motion Capture, 4K Video Shooting,

High-speed Anti-Distortion Shutter and more

Sony RX10 II (model DSC-RX10M2)

Sony RX10 II (model DSC-RX10M2)

NEW YORK, Jun. 10, 2015 – Sony – a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer1 – has today announced two of the most advanced, versatile Cyber-shot cameras ever to come to market, the compact RX100 IV (model DSC-RX100M4) and high-zoom RX10 II (model DSC-RX10M2) cameras.

The two new models both feature the world’s first 1.0 type stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor2 with advanced signal processing and an attached DRAM memory chip. The high speed signal processing and DRAM memory chip work together to enable more than 5x faster readout of image data3 and are responsible for a variety of standout features that have previously been available in only a select few professional-level video cameras. These impressive capabilities include 40x super slow motion video capture at up to 960 fps4,5, an ultra-fast Anti-Distortion Shutter with a maximum speed of 1/32000 second, high resolution 4K movie shooting6 and more.

Sony RX100 IV (model DSC-RX100M4)

Sony RX100 IV (model DSC-RX100M4)

“Utilizing Sony’s decades of expertise in digital imaging, we’ve made it possible for everyday customers to enjoy a professional imaging experience with the new RX100 IV and RX10 II cameras. With the power of the world’s first 1.0-type Stacked CMOS sensor packed into a compact, portable body, these new cameras bring the excitement and creativity of high frame rate shooting, 4K recording and a variety of other pro-quality features to a whole new audience.” said Kimio Maki, Senior General Manager of Digital Imaging Business Group for Sony Corporation.

Sony RX10 II (model DSC-RX10M2)

Sony RX10 II (model DSC-RX10M2)

Kelly Davis, Vice President of Digital Imaging for Sony North America, added “The new RX100 IV and RX10 II models make a strong statement for Sony, as they break through all existing boundaries of compact cameras and will allow professionals, hobbyists and enthusiasts to capture images and video that they never before thought were possible.”
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Press Releases

Canon U.S.A. + Embraer North America: Canon MREAL System for Mixed Reality Based on Canon Proprietary Imaging Technologies: To Be Used for Production of Next-generation Aircraft

Wed June 10, 2015

This video (2013) presents Canon MREAL Mixed Reality headset hitting US March 1st for $125,000.

Canon MREAL System: Image Courtesy of Canon

Canon MREAL System: Image Courtesy of Canon

Canon’s imaging technology, MREAL (Mixed Reality; a.k.a. MR) System displays computer-generated (CG) images (a.k.a. CGI) within real-world environments, creating the sense that virtual objects actually exist.

For example, the evaluation of Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera’s design details.

Canon MREAL System allows a user to experience an immersive interaction while the user is holding a Real World 3D object covered with hexagonal MREAL Markers (left) and seeing the virtual EOS 5D Mark III camera's design details (right). Image extracted from video above.

Canon MREAL System allows a user to experience an immersive interaction while the user is holding a Real World 3D object covered with hexagonal MREAL Markers (left) and seeing the virtual EOS 5D Mark III camera’s design details (right). Image extracted from video above.

Real (left) + CG = Mixed Reality (MR) World (right; The world in user's eyes when putting on a head-mounted display). When looking at the markers through the head-mounted display, the CG images are displayed right in that location. Image extracted from video above.

Real (left) + CG = Mixed Reality (MR) World (right; The world in user’s eyes when putting on a head-mounted display). When looking at the markers through the head-mounted display, the CG images are displayed right in that location. Image extracted from video above.

"Maximize Attention to Detail: Mixed Reality brings users into a 3-D world where - with unprecedented realism - they can walk through a scene, survey a landscape, and interact with an object or environment. Examine models from nearly any angle. For example, see how components manufactured at different locations will fit together as expected." Image Courtesy of Canon

“Maximize Attention to Detail: Mixed Reality brings users into a 3-D world where – with unprecedented realism – they can walk through a scene, survey a landscape, and interact with an object or environment. Examine models from nearly any angle. For example, see how components manufactured at different locations will fit together as expected.” Image Courtesy of Canon

The virtual image of Canon EOS 5D Mark III: Image extracted from video above.

The virtual image of Canon EOS 5D Mark III: Image extracted from video above.

Canon’s diagram below shows how the MREAL System works.


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Contests

Olympus “Summer of Tough” Contest 2015 Has 8 Entry Periods for U.S.A., D.C., Canada: Submit Original & Inspirational Photos of Your “Summer Adventure” Between 12:01AM on First Day and 11:59:59AM EDT on Last Day of Each Entry Period: Jun.9-15, 16-22, 23-29, Jun.30-July 6, 7-13, 14-20, 21-27, July 28-Aug.3

Tue June 9, 2015

The following video presents Olympus Tough TG-4: Concept Movie:

It’s not only extreme sports fans who appreciate rugged cameras – the new STYLUS TOUGH flagship will resonate with anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors and wants to capture their experiences in excellent quality, in any environment, without worrying about the light or the state of equipment. The TG-4 is a powerful all-rounder featuring an impressive super-bright 4x optical zoom lens (25-100mm*) with a 1:2.0 maximum aperture at wide zoom settings (*equivalent to 35mm). Also on board is the advanced, four-mode Variable Macro system including the unique focus stacking mode creating macro photos with exceptional depth of field in-camera. Divers will not only appreciate the new Underwater HDR feature and the built-in manometer. The ever-expanding family of specialist TOUGH accessories takes shooting into yet more extreme territory – be it photographic, sporting or geographical.

Olympus invites you to share your best summer adventure shots tagged #SummerofTough.

Olympus TOUGH TG-4

Olympus TOUGH TG-4

For the Olympus “Summer of Tough” Contest, winners are chosen weekly.

No purchase necessary to enter or win.

  • A purchase does not improve your chance of winning.

SUMMARY: Submit an original photo of your “Summer Adventure” that will be judged based on applicable criteria. If your photo is selected as a finalist for the stated entry period, you will win an Olympus Tough TG-4 Digital Camera and provided an opportunity to win a round trip ticket to a destination within the United States, and accommodations, for you and your guest.

Eligibility

Open 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. This Olympus “Summer of Tough” Contest (“Contest”) is subject to all applicable Federal, State, Provincial and local laws and Regulations.

  • FOR CANADIAN RESIDENTS ONLY: Before being declared a Finalist, a Potential Finalist who is a Canadian resident will be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill testing question, to be administered by Sponsor, without mechanical or other aid.

Prizes

Eight (8) Finalist Prizes

  • Each Official Finalist will receive a “Finalist Prize” of one (1) Olympus Tough TG-4 Megapixel Digital Camera (“Olympus TG-4”). The Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of an Olympus Tough TG-4 is $379.99 USD.
  • Each of the eight (8) Finalists will receive the Olympus TG- 4 on or about August 7, 2015.

Finalist Requirements for Grand Prize Entry:

  •  Each of the eight (8) Finalists will be required to submit up to five (5) photos taken with the Olympus TG-4 and e-mail the photo submissions to a Sponsor-designated photo gallery by August 17, 2015.
  • The Finalist photo submissions will be judged based upon the Judging Criteria. In the event of a tie, the tied Finalists will be re-judged by a tie-breaking judge using the same Judging Criteria stated herein.
  • The Finalist that receives the highest score, based upon the Judging Criteria stated herein, will be deemed a “Potential Grand Prize Winner”.

Grand Prize

The Grand Prize consists of one (1) trip for the Grand Prize Winner and one (1) guest to the Grand Prize Winner’s choice of any destination within the United States or Canada (hereinafter, “Destination City”).

  • Choice of Destination City is subject to approval by Sponsor in its sole discretion.
  • The Grand Prize includes round-trip, coach-class air transportation between the commercial airport nearest the Grand Prize Winner’s residence and Destination City for the Grand Prize Winner and Guest (airports to be selected by Sponsor in its sole discretion) and hotel accommodations (one standard room and applicable taxes, double occupancy) at a hotel designated by Sponsor in Destination City.
  • TOTAL ARV OF GRAND PRIZE: up to $5,000 USD. Actual retail value of prize may vary based on airfare fluctuations, point of departure, time of travel and choice of Destination City. The Grand Prize Winner will not be compensated for the difference between the actual retail value and the ARV of the prize as stated herein.
  • In the event the Grand Prize Winner resides within a 180 mile radius of Destination City, the air transportation portion of the prize will not be awarded and Sponsor will provide ground transportation between the Grand Prize Winner’s home and Destination City. Sponsor will not reimburse the Grand Prize Winner for any difference between the cost of ground transportation and the cost of air transportation.
  • Guest must be 18 years of age or older as of the time of travel.
  • The Grand Prize Winner will be solely responsible for any and all meals and beverages, ground transfers between the Grand Prize Winner’s residence and airport of departure, ground transportation in Destination City, gratuities, travel upgrades, baggage fees, personal incidentals and any other expenses not specified as a part of the Grand Prize.
  • Prize Winners are solely responsible for all federal, state, provincial and local taxes on prize.
  • Prizes will be awarded provided they are properly claimed.
  • Prizes are non-transferable and no cash or other substitutions will be allowed.

Total ARV of all prizes (8 Finalist prizes + 1 Grand prize): $8,039.92

Promotion Period


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Reviews on the Web

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II Review @ Neocamera

Tue June 9, 2015 | by Itai Danan

olympus_em5ii_review

Neocamera recently published a detailed review of the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II. This new intermediate model in the high-end lineup of Olympus mirrorless offers a revised sensor and control, plus a much higher-resolution 2.4 EVF with Eye-Start sensor. The headline feature is a new Super-Resolution mode which produces 40 megapixels images from a 16 megapixels sensor.

Read the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II review at Neocamera to find out how the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II performs. See how it compares to the original E-M5 and how Super-Resolution images look next to similar-resolution images from a full-frame DSLR.

Contests

Nikon Canada: Vote Before 3 p.m. ET on June 12, 2015 to Help Nikon Name the Grand Prize Winner of the ‘Picture Your World’ Photo Contest!

Tue June 9, 2015
Clockwise, starting from the upper left-hand photo: Weekly winners are Sandra Laurin, C. Braun, Laurie Buckley, Isabel Racine

Clockwise, starting from the upper left-hand photo: Weekly winners are Sandra Laurin, C. Braun, Laurie Buckley, Isabel Racine

This is an update to these previous blogs:

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Help Nikon Canada name the grand prize winner of the 2015 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival‘s Picture Your World Photo Contest!

Please choose which of the four weekly assignment winners you think should win the grand prize!

  • This lucky winner will receive a CONTACT Limited Edition Print (retail value $1,500).
  • Voting closes at 3:00 p.m. ET on June 12, 2015!

Vote now at https://contactfestivalnikon.ca/contact-contest-winners-2015.php .

Congratulations and Good Luck! / Félicitations et bonne chance!

Contests, Press Releases

Canon Canada + Twitter: Canon’s New Twitter Account @CanonCanada & ‘Join Our Party’ Contest (#CanonParty): 3 Remaining Entry Periods June 8-14, 14-21, 22-28, 2015

Tue June 9, 2015

Canon Canada recently launched its official Twitter account – @CanonCanada – as well as the ‘Join Our Party’ contest.

  • The #CanonParty contest takes place from June 1 to 28, 2015.

Draw Prizes

Contest has a total of four weekly entry periods with four weekly prize draws .

The three remaining entry periods and prize draws are as follows.

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

Canon PowerShot SX530 HS

EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR with 18-55mm lens

EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR with 18-55mm lens

  • Week 3 – June 14-21: Three EOS Rebel SL1 cameras with 18-55mm lens; approximate retail value $779.00 each.
EOS Rebel T5i with 18-55mm lens

EOS Rebel T5i with 18-55mm lens

  • Week4 – June 22-28: Three EOS Rebel T5i cameras with 18-55mm lens; approximate retail value $879.99 each.
Canon EOS 70D camera with EF-S 18-135 IS STM lens

Canon EOS 70D camera with EF-S 18-135 IS STM lens

  • A grand prize draw: One Canon EOS 70D camera with EF-S 18-135 IS STM lens; approximate retail value $1,649,99.

Please note:

  • The Contest is open to Canadians of legal age; contest open only to adult Canadians.
  • No Purchase necessary.
  • Odds of winning depends on the number of eligible entrants.
  • Correct answer to skill testing question required to win.
  • Contest closes June 28.
  • Limit one entry per twitter account.

In order to view the full contest rules, you have to login to your Twitter account at http://connect.canon.ca/ .

Good Luck! / Bonne Chance!

PRESS RELEASE

Join the #CanonParty on Twitter!

MISSISSAUGA, ON., June 2, 2015 – Canon Canada is excited to announce the ‘Join Our Party’ contest (#CanonParty) in conjunction with the launch of its official Twitter account –@CanonCanada.
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Press Releases

Sony: 4K Cameras F65 and F55 Shot the Motion Picture “Tomorrowland”: The World’s First Live Action Cinematic Release in 4K High Dynamic Range

Mon June 8, 2015

Sony 4K Consumer Entertainment Platform

The following video presents Sony 4K Ultra HD TV – Ice Bubbles in 4K:

Enjoy our most beautiful picture ever with our new Sony 4K Ultra HD advert, shot in Whistler, Canada, which showcases the picture quality of our BRAVIA 4K Televisions. Keep an eye out for links to some special behind-the scenes videos from the shoot, too.

Track: “Diamonds” by Josef Salvat

  • A “K” is 1024 horizontal pixels and “4K” means 4096 x 2160 resolution.
  • Consumer Electronics Association launched the term “Ultra High-Definition” (Ultra HD) to cover 4K consumer products.

Sony 4K Production Platform

The following video presents Tomorrowland: Behind the FX of the Futuristic World | Design FX:

See how Industrial Light & Magic created the futuristic tech and magical world in Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland.

  • Also, see the Sony F55 4K camera that was used to shoot scenes of Tomorrowland, during the following time intervals of this video:
    • 1 min:05 sec and 1 min:07 sec
    • 1 min:14 sec and 1 min:17 sec

Sony F65

Sony F65

"A copper interconnect layer and dual noise reduction enable the F65 image sensor to achieve a unique combination of high resolution and high sensitivity— together with low noise."

“A copper interconnect layer and dual noise reduction enable the F65 image sensor to achieve a unique combination of high resolution and high sensitivity— together with low noise.”

Oscar-winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda, ASC shares his set-up and experiences using the Sony F65 and F55 on the shoot – out the exclusive interview:

  • The main camera was the Sony F65.
Sony F55

Sony F55

…on Tomorrowland we were able to use F55 cameras when we wanted to get into small, tight places or required a lightweight package. So it was a great complement to the F65….

The F55 cameras were for grab, Steadicam, mounts, rigs, and action cam kind of situations.

The F65 has a larger dynamic range. It’s still a stronger camera. It’s just a more powerful beast. There’s just a lot of horsepower behind that so there’s still more latitude in the F65 than the F55. But for action shots, the F55 cuts really well with the F65. I don’t have any issues using the F55. In fact, I used it often. For the size, it’s actually pretty great. I love the internal NDs. It has a great form factor. It’s easy to play and record. Every now and then the Director wanted to do some action sequences to run at 20 or 22 fps to kind of tighten up the pace a little bit. In the beginning this was only available with the F65. Then as future updates were implemented, the F55 was able to do the same. So we learned and grew with the camera as it evolved.

We used the ARRI/ZEISS Master Primes and the Fujinon Premier Zoom…

Claudio Miranda, ASC
Cinematographer of the “Tomorrowland”
http://www.sony.co.uk/pro/article/broadcast-products-tomorrowland-brought-to-life-f55?SM=FB1&src=290515DOPs_Tomorrowland__a3&cmp=scl-cc-11192

Here are some behind-the-scenes shots from Disney’s Tomorrowland, shot on Sony CineAlta!

Actor George Clooney in Tomorrowland: Image Courtesy of Sony Professional

Actor George Clooney in Tomorrowland: Image Courtesy of Sony Professional

Tomorrowland: Image Courtesy of Sony Professional

Tomorrowland: Image Courtesy of Sony Professional

Sony F65 camera for Tomorrowland. Image Courtesy of Sony Professional

Sony F65 camera for Tomorrowland. Image Courtesy of Sony Professional

PRESS RELEASE

Sony Highlights Full Line of 4K and High Dynamic Range Technologies at Cine Gear 2015

by Sony Pro Team 06/05/2015

F65 and F55 Cameras and BVM-X300 OLED Monitor Present HDR Imagery “Closest to the Reality our Eyes See Every Day”

At CineGear 2015, Sony is highlighting its full line of 4K production technologies, with expanded support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) workflows – from the F55 and F65 to the new 4K BVM X300 OLED reference monitor, which can output higher brightness, higher contrast, resolution and color gamut – a combination resulting in the highest quality HDR imagery for use on-set and in the grading suite.
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Articles

Samsung “Care for Nepal” Project Provided Relief Materials & Communication Services to the Victims of the Earthquake

Mon June 8, 2015

The following video is titled Nepal’s deepening humanitarian crisis:

  • Alexander Matheou of the British Red Cross discusses the challenges of aid reaching remote areas in Nepal.

In response to Nepal’s devastating earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale on April 25, 2015, Samsung initiated the “Care for Nepal” in the following ways:

Samsung “Care for Nepal”: Second camp set up and operating on May 5 in Bhaktapur. Images Courtesy of Samsung Tomorrow

Samsung “Care for Nepal”: Second camp set up and operating on May 5 in Bhaktapur. Images Courtesy of Samsung Tomorrow

  • The first was to support the affected people by supplying relief materials.
  • The second was to help the victims of the earthquake by setting up communication and convenience centers that utilized Samsung products on the sites of destruction in Nepal. Stationary facilities offered communication services to residents of Tudikhel, Bhaktapur, and Kirtipu. Also, mobile communication centers in vans were used to provide assistance to inland areas where few aid workers had been able to previously reach.
Samsung “Care for Nepal”: Communication centers in vans. Images Courtesy of Samsung Tomorrow

Samsung “Care for Nepal”: Communication centers in vans. Images Courtesy of Samsung Tomorrow

These camps and mobile vans ran at full capacity on a daily basis and touched thousands of lives. Currently, there have been over 10,000 calls made, more than 7,200 phones have been charged and hot meals and cold water have been provided to over 4,500 people at these facilities.

The full story by Hasit Mankodi is given at http://global.samsungtomorrow.com/an-experience-of-a-lifetime-samsung-care-for-nepal/ .

Articles

Olympus Invites You: A Photo Walk with Professional Photographer Robert Pugh at No Cost in Bath, United Kingdom June 13, 2015

Sun June 7, 2015

This video presents 5-Axis Image Stabilization.

Soak In Bath With Olympus: A Photo Walk

FREE Admission

June 13, 2015 @ 10:00 – 17:00:
Morning session – 10:00 till 13:00; Afternoon Session – 14:00 till 17:00

London Camera Exchange – Bath
13 Cheap Street, Bath BA1 1NB United Kingdom
Phone: 01225 462234

Spaces are Limited to 10 for Each Stroll: Please Register Early at http://www.olympus-imagespace.co.uk/what-is-on/soak-in-bath-with-olympus/

Olympus has teamed up with the Bath branch of the London Camera Exchange and professional photographer Robert Pugh to invite you on an exclusive Photo Walk through the historic city, providing ample opportunity to soak up the splendor of its world famous Georgian architecture and Roman origins.

  • Robert Pugh will also be offering a masterclass in the art of urban street portraiture using natural light and speedlights (off-camera flash).

Please choose from either 10am to 1pm, or 2pm to 5pm.

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Leica: New Summilux-M 28mm f/1.4 ASPH High-speed Wide-angle Lens for Photo-journalism, Architecture & Landscapes in All Lighting Situations

Sat June 6, 2015
Leica Summilux-M 28 mm f/1.4 ASPH.

Leica Summilux-M 28 mm f/1.4 ASPH.

Leica recently expanded the lens portfolio of the Leica M-System with a new high-speed wide-angle lens,  Leica Summilux-M 28 mm f/1.4 ASPH. This is the first Leica M lens ever to combine an initial aperture of f/1.4 with the popular 28 mm standard focal length.

PRESS RELEASE

02/06/2015

New: LEICA SUMMILUX-M 28 mm f/1.4 ASPH.

A new milestone in the world of high-speed wide-angle lenses

With the Leica Summilux-M 28 mm f/1.4 ASPH., Leica Camera expands the lens portfolio of the Leica M-System with a new high-speed wide-angle lens. This is the first Leica M lens ever to combine an initial aperture of f/1.4 with the popular 28 mm standard focal length. This makes it ideal not only for photojournalism, but also for architecture and landscapes and in all lighting situations. The fast initial aperture in this class of focal lengths enables unparalleled imaging effects. Thanks to its extreme sharpness in the plane of focus and very shallow depth of field, subjects can be isolated from their surroundings with crystal clarity to create images with an unmistakeable visual signature.

Leica Summilux-M 28 mm f/1.4 ASPH. Official sample image by Maik Scharfscheer: Marrakesh

Leica Summilux-M 28 mm f/1.4 ASPH. Official sample image by Maik Scharfscheer: Marrakesh

Leica Summilux-M 28 mm f/1.4 ASPH. Official sample image by Maik Scharfscheer: Marrakesh

Leica Summilux-M 28 mm f/1.4 ASPH. Official sample image by Maik Scharfscheer: Marrakesh

Leica Summilux-M 28 mm f/1.4 ASPH. Official sample image by Maik Scharfscheer: Marrakesh

Leica Summilux-M 28 mm f/1.4 ASPH. Official sample image by Maik Scharfscheer: Marrakesh

The Leica Summilux-M 28 mm f/1.4 ASPH. offers exceptional imaging performance over the entire focusing range, outstanding contrast rendition in even the finest structures, and excellent reproduction of details across the whole image field. The optical system features a floating element to guarantee constantly high imaging performance at close focusing distances. The lens group behind the diaphragm is designed as a floating element that changes its position relative to the front group during focusing. Three cemented elements and seven lenses with anomalous partial dispersions guarantee the extremely effective colour correction of the lens. Contrast gradation is uniform and consistent from infinity to the minimum focusing distance and is maintained with almost no loss of performance across the entire image field.

Leica Summilux-M 28 mm f/1.4 ASPH. Official sample image by Maik Scharfscheer: Marrakesh

Leica Summilux-M 28 mm f/1.4 ASPH. Official sample image by Maik Scharfscheer: Marrakesh

Leica Summilux-M 28 mm f/1.4 ASPH. Official sample image by Maik Scharfscheer: Marrakesh

Leica Summilux-M 28 mm f/1.4 ASPH. Official sample image by Maik Scharfscheer: Marrakesh


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