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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000 Camera: Product Video

Thu June 12, 2014

This video presents “[NEW] Introducing Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ1000.”

  • “The flagship bridge camera with one-inch high sensitivity MOS sensor and high quality 16x optical zoom lens DMC-FZ1000 has been unveiled, featuring 4K Video Recording Capability.”

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Fujifilm Canada Invites You to A Walk in the Park in Toronto June 22, 2014: Photography Event + Random Draw for X-M1 Silver Camera Kit

Thu June 12, 2014
Fujifilm Canada's Walk in the Park with the Fuji Guys in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Fujifilm Canada’s Walk in the Park with the Fuji Guys in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

This is an update to the previous blog FUJIFILM Canada Announces “Walk in the Park” Tour with the Fuji Guys and L’Expert Fuji 2014.

Come join the Fuji Guys – hosts of Fujfilm Canada’s popular YouTube channel – as well as some of their avid fans and the rest of the Fujifilm crew for a photo walk at the Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Sunday June 22.

  • It is pretty informal but a lot of fun!
  • One additional guest allowed per person.
  • Limited spots available. Book Now!
    • Please RSVP byJune 19th to Helen Hayter
      Email: hhayter@fujifilm.com
      Phone: 905-755-2761

Fujifilm encourages everyone to come — even if you don’t use a Fujifilm camera!

The Walk in the Park with the Fuji Guys event includes the following highlights:


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McAfee + LG Electronics: LG G3 Smartphone Equipped With McAfee Mobile Security That Includes a New Anti-Theft Feature

Thu June 12, 2014
Features of McAfee Mobile Security

Features of McAfee Mobile Security

McAfee, part of Intel Security, and LG Electronics today announced the new LG G3 smartphone will come pre-installed with a version of McAfee Mobile Security that includes a new anti-theft feature designed to protect users from unauthorized factory resets.

Specifically, through a multi-year global partnership, the LG G3 is now equipped with a distinct version of McAfee Mobile Security — providing users with an easy and comprehensive way to protect themselves from security and privacy threats and identity theft. Antivirus, data backup, remote lock and wipe, and remote tracking will be available through the McAfee app for five years at no cost.

New LG G3 Smartphone

New LG G3 Smartphone

LG Partners with McAfee to Bring Anti-theft Feature to LG G3

Kill Switch protects against unauthorized factory resets and device rooting to combat mobile device theft and resale

MARKHAM, ON, June 12, 2014 – Today McAfee, part of Intel Security, and LG Electronics announced the new LG G3 smartphone will come pre-installed with a version of McAfee Mobile Security that includes a new anti-theft feature designed to protect users from unauthorized factory resets. The Kill Switch provides users the ability to disable their phones remotely in the event of device loss or theft. The software allows content to be wiped to prevent personal information from being compromised.

Smartphones have become a target for criminals of all types because of the monetary value they hold and the vast amount of personal data consumers store on them. The growing prevalence of malware is also a concern for mobile users. McAfee’s Consumer Mobile Security Report findings show the total Android “zoo” of mobile malware rose 197 per cent between December 2012 and December 2013.

“We are working with McAfee to offer a customized version of its award-winning mobile security software that leverages built-in LG capabilities to make security an integral part of the LG G3,” said Dr. Ramchan Woo, head of smartphone planning division of LG. “The implementation of the Kill Switch feature is just one of several specific measures we are taking to ensure that our users can easily and comprehensively protect themselves from the growing threat landscape, both physical and online.”

Through a multi-year global partnership, the LG G3 is now equipped with a distinct version of McAfee Mobile Security to provide users with an easy and comprehensive way to protect themselves from security and privacy threats and identity theft. Antivirus, data backup, remote lock and wipe, and remote tracking are all available through the McAfee app for five years at no cost.


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There’s a Drone for You: For Photography, Selfies and Iceberg/Whale Watching

Wed June 11, 2014
Aerial drone used to videotape Naples Zoo. (Image from its YouTube video.)

Aerial drone used to videotape Naples Zoo. (Image from its YouTube video.)

Life can present situations wherein you want to take photos/videos but you did not bring your camera or your subjects are too far away or moving too fast for you to shoot great, unique photos.

Now, there are drones to do your bidding 24/7 such as shooting selfies. And, it is not necessary to own a drone to make your photography wishes come true because there’s an app for that.

  • And there are drones at your service in certain USA cities for now.
  • They will be coming to your city soon.

For drone entrepreneurs, the sky’s the limit. But for drones, the sky is not the limit as shown in these videos as follows.

  • This video presents “Drones on Demand: Behind the Scenes at Gofor.”
    • Learn more about the Gofor app and the multitude of tasks Gofor drones are capable of.”

  • The following video presents “Iceberg near Cape Spear NL.”
    • CBC News reported that a drone camera captured its flight through an iceberg arch which was located just off Cape Spear and St. John’s harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.

…this video takes viewers on a one-of-a-kind flight.

Ben Davis posted the video to YouTube showing the drone’s point of view as it approaches the berg. After a false start, the drone successfully navigates the arch, which has subsequently crumbled.

CBC News: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/flight-through-iceberg-arch-captured-by-drone-1.2669252

  • The following video presents “Aerial drone used to videotape Naples Zoo.”

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Take a Walk Down Memory Lane of Film Reels: “The Unseen Seen” Photography Exhibition Runs to June 21, 2014

Tue June 10, 2014

the unseen seen by reiner riedler 3

“THE UNSEEN SEEN”. Fotografie – Reiner Riedler

Monday - Friday 14:00 – 19:00
Saturday 12:00 to 15:00

Galerie Hengevoss-Dürkop
Klosterwall 13
20095 Hamburg, Germany
Telephone: 49(0)40-30393382
Fax: 49(0)40-30393383

E-Mail: galerie@hengevossduerkop.de

Managing Director: Dr. Kerstin Hengevoss-Dürkop

Viewing the large scale, colourful, dream-like photographic images of film reels is like taking a walk down memory lane as Austrian photographer Reiner Riedler invites you -  especially movie aficionados, film archivists and historians – to reminisce his or her own cinematic and filmed memories onto the photographs of film reels for popular movies such as:

  • Gerhard Damann – Das Caviar Mäuschen, 1919: A silent, black-and-white film;
  • Michel Curtiz – Casablanca, 1942: A classic, black-and-white film;
  • Francis Ford Coppola – The-Godfather, 1972;
  • Federico Fellini – Ginger and Fred, 1986; and
  • Krzysztof Kieslowski – Trois Couleurs: Bleu, 1993.

The photography project “The Unseen Seen,” by Reiner Riedler and the film archivist Volkmar Ernst, “allows the physical states of film to manifest themselves as photographic works of art.” During several visits to the Deutsche Kinemathek’s film archives, Riedler photographed “archival film materials while maintaining their backlighting under constant lighting conditions, which ultimately emphasized the physical properties and the composition of each film reel.

  • The film reels are radiantly displayed in a variety of colors.
  • This aesthetic and the uniqueness of these materials, known primarily only to archivists and projectionists until now, are being made accessible to a wide audience.”

Here is a different perspective on film as the “invisible” medium for Riedler’s photographic works of art.

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AGO Presents the Malcolmson Collection: A Photography Exhibition Continues to Sept.7, 2014

Mon June 9, 2014

This video presents “About the Malcolmson Collection.”

  • Harry and Ann Malcolmson explain why they chose the AGO as the new home for their collection.

Malcolmson Collection

Malcolmson Collection

AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario)

Presents

Malcolmson Collection

Exhibition Continues to September 7, 2014

This exhibition is included with general admission.

Art Gallery of Ontario
317 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5T 1G4
Call 1-877-225-4246 or 416-979-6648

“Our decision to collect historic photography was driven by an intuitive sense that there were works…whose aesthetic value and accomplishment were unrecognized. Collecting in this area has been an amazing and remarkable voyage of discovery.”

— Harry and Ann Malcolmson

AGO celebrates the recent acquisition of the Malcolmson Collection by showcasing a selection of the best works in two focused presentations, integrated in the European galleries – one dedicated to works from the 19th century and another to works from the 20th century.

  • Highlighting key technical innovations, alongside new ways of seeing, these exhibitions will illuminate the ways the medium transformed our sense of the world.

Here are the highlights of the Malcolmson Collection.

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Press Releases

POST-EVENT update: Samsung #DITCHtheDSLR event IN TIMES SQUARE

Sat June 7, 2014

This is an update to these previous blogs:

Samsung’s #DITCHtheDSLR event appears to have largely been a success with young and old camera enthusiasts lining up and then discarding their DSLRs into the “Ditch Bin.”

Those of us who have had an opportunity to use Samsung’s mirrorless cameras know that they are more than a match for DSLRs, but consumers seemed to remain cautious to adopt the Samsung camera brand. The #DITCHtheDSLR event gave many a reason to finally get rid of their large and cumbersome traditional-mirrored DSLRs and switch to a top-of-the-line mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.

Here’s what Samsung had to say about the event which took place on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 between 12pm – 6pm (ET)  at New York’s Times Square between 42nd and 43rd Streets:

More Than 10,000 Consumers Experienced the Event, Many Pledging to #DITCHtheDSLR in Favor of Samsung’s NX Mirrorless Camera Line-Up

Today Samsung ushered in a new era of photography at the #DITCHtheDSLR event in Times Square. Consumers joined Samsung to experience the full NX line, learn more about the future of digital photography, and pledge to #DITCHtheDSLR. Photo enthusiasts, who stood in line, were able to trade in their old DSLR in favor of one of Samsung’s new NX30 mirrorless cameras.

The first consumers to #DITCHtheDSLR lined up at 10 a.m. on June 3 – a full 24 hours before the event began!

During the large-scale Times Square activation, which took over the 42nd/43rd Street promenade, consumers enjoyed an interactive experience showcasing the NX camera line and the benefits of a mirrorless system. Consumers were able to capture vivid, high-quality images with the NX300 as slot cars raced around a track, recreate the celebrity-studded most re-tweeted image of all time with Samsung’s NX Mini and take in stunning images of the Times Square vista atop the Skydeck.

Adding further personalization to the event, consumers could see themselves on the Times Square billboard, with real-time imagery cycling through one of Manhattan’s busiest thoroughfares.

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Panasonic and Soccer Superstar Neymar Jr. Launch New HX-A500: World’s First 4K/30p Wearable Video Camera

Thu June 5, 2014

panasonic a500 wearable 4k soccer star neymar jr

Today, Panasonic announced that they teamed up with Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar da Silva Santos Junior to promote the launch of the new HX-A500 Wearable 4K Video Camera. During a recent video shoot with the A500, Neymar Jr. captured his own amazing skills from a unique point-of-view perspective.

This video presents “Neymar Jr.’s eyes【Official】.”

  • “Neymar Jr. scores the toughest and most unusual ‘goal’ of his career – see it from his own eyes thanks to the Panasonic A500 wearable 4K camera.”

NEWS RELEASE

PANASONIC A500 CAPTURES RARE “TWO-POINT GOAL” BY SOCCER SUPERSTAR NEYMAR JR.

  June 5, 2014 (Newark, NJ) – Panasonic teamed up with Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar da Silva Santos Junior (aka Neymar Jr.) to promote the launch of the new HX-A500 Wearable 4K Video Camera — the world’s first 4K/30p (25p) Wearable Camera.  During a recent video shoot with the A500, Neymar Jr. captured his own amazing skills from a unique point-of-view perspective.

During the shoot, the production team challenged Neymar Jr. to score a different kind of goal on a different kind of net taking a stunning display of skills to a whole new level. Panasonic today released 4K footage taken by the A500 from Neymar Jr’s own perspective as he took on the challenge. You can see what happened next – and view exclusive behind the scenes footage of the entire video shoot – at bit.ly/NeymarA500.

Available now at bit.ly/ShopPanasonic, Panasonic’s HX-A500 enables you to shoot scenes that put viewers right there, in the thick of the action. The main recording unit is separate from the lens unit, allowing the user to mount the lens at eye level for hands-free shooting. Small and lightweight, the lens unit is comfortable to wear, making it easy to shoot casual sports action or to capture the expressions of your family at play. The HX-A500 features stunning 4K/30p (25p) image quality, allowing you to capture crystal clear video you can play back with the heightened realism of 4K technology.


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Gentec International and Lastolite: Three New Photographic Gear of Joe McNally Signature Collection

Thu June 5, 2014

In collaboration with Joe McNally, Lastolite introduces three new products to the Joe McNally Signature Collection.  The Joe McNally Ezybox Speedlite Plus, Skylite Rapid with Masks and 4:1 Umbrella combine Joe McNally’s strong knowledge of the field and Lastolite’s innovative design for products.

  • The Joe McNally Ezybox Speedlite Plus attaches directly on to any traditional flashgun with its one outer and three alternative inner diffusers.
  • The Joe McNally Skylite Rapid with Masks offers photographers quick assembly while delivering reliable lighting control and versatility.
  • Finally, the Joe McNally 4:1 Umbrella is the ultimate umbrella in terms of versatility and control in comparison to others on the market, allowing photographers to switch from circular to square catchlight.

The suggested retail prices for these new additions in the Joe McNally Signature Collection are $149.95 (Ezybox Speedlite Plus), $379.95 (Skylite Rapid with Masks) and $259.95 (4:1 Umbrella).

For additional information about Lastolite and its products, please visit www.lastolite.ca. To learn more about Gentec International, please visit www.gentec-intl.com and www.facebook.com/GentecInternational.

NEWS RELEASE

LASTOLITE INTRODUCES THREE EXCITING NEW PRODUCTS TO THE POPULAR JOE MCNALLY SIGNATURE COLLECTION

TORONTO, ON., June 4, 2014 –  Gentec International, the Canadian distributor of Lastolite lighting modifiers and accessories, announces 3 exciting new products to be added to the Joe McNally Signature Collection. These products have been developed in collaboration with Joe McNally, combining his experience in the field and Lastolite’s innovative product development.

Joe McNally Ezybox Speedlite Plus (LS2420JM)

Joe McNally Ezybox Speedlite Plus (LS2420JM)

Joe McNally Ezybox Speedlite Plus (LS2420JM)

Lastolite: Joe McNally Ezybox Speedlite Plus in action

Lastolite: Joe McNally Ezybox Speedlite Plus in action


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Gentec International and Lastolite: New Textures of the Urban Backgrounds for Photographers to Create the Outdoor Look in Any Location

Thu June 5, 2014
Lastolite's new textures to the Urban Backgrounds: Distressed Wall / Fence

Lastolite’s new textures to the Urban Backgrounds: Distressed Wall / Fence

 

Photographers can now shoot the streets in studio or at home. Lastolite launches new textures to the Urban Backgrounds collection, offering photographers more options to create the outdoor look anywhere. Designed with easy set-up, crease resistant fabric and reversible backgrounds help photographers to create an urban feel and add new dimensions to any portrait sitting. Distressed Wall / Fence, Tarnished Metal / Container, and Shutter / Wooden Door are all available now with a suggested retail price of $299.95.

Lastolite's new textures to the Urban Backgrounds: Tarnished Metal / Container

Lastolite’s new textures to the Urban Backgrounds: Tarnished Metal / Container

For additional information about Lastolite and its products, please visit www.lastolite.ca. To learn more about Gentec International, please visit www.gentec-intl.com and www.facebook.com/GentecInternational.

Lastolite's new textures to the Urban Backgrounds: Shutter / Wooden Door

Lastolite’s new textures to the Urban Backgrounds: Shutter / Wooden Door

NEWS RELEASE

LASTOLITE LAUNCH INSPIRATIONAL NEW TEXTURES TO THE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL URBAN BACKGROUNDS COLLECTION

TORONTO, ON., June 4, 2014 – Gentec International, the Canadian distributor of Lastolite lighting modifiers and accessories, launch inspirational new textures to the Urban Backgrounds collection. These backgrounds now offer even more options to photographers looking to create the outdoor look in any location.

The Lastolite Urban Backgrounds have been designed using crease resistant fabric, allowing photographers to create the outdoor look in an instant, whether it’s in the studio or a client’s home. Each reversible background has a unique urban feel and can quickly add a new dimension to any portrait sitting. The collapsible backgrounds are portable and quick set up; offering the ultimate solution to today’s busy photographers.The new backgrounds are available immediately and have a suggested retail price of $299.95.

Lastolite: The lightweight Urban backgrounds collapse into a compact 85cm bag, making them perfectly portable companions.

Lastolite: The lightweight Urban backgrounds collapse into a compact 85cm bag, making them perfectly portable companions.


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McAfee: Superstar Soccer Players’ Screensavers and “Skills” Video Downloads are Risky to Search for Online

Thu June 5, 2014
Features of McAfee's FREE SiteAdvisor

Features of McAfee’s FREE SiteAdvisor

With the 2014 FIFA World Cup coming up just around the corner, excited fans are taking to the Internet to catch up with their favourite soccer players. McAfee expects cybercriminals will be doing the same, albeit with a different goal: to lure fans to websites laden with malware so they can steal passwords and personal information.

McAfee today released the roster to the McAfee Red Card Club, a group of 11 superstar soccer players whose respective web pages present the greatest threat of infecting site visitors with malware. Topping the list are Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Argentina’s Lionel Messi, and Spain’s Iker Cassillas.

Make sure to use a safe search tool that will notify you of risky sites or links before you visit them.

NEWS RELEASE

Ronaldo Tops McAfee “Red Card Club” For Riskiest Online Searches For Footballers

McAfee Study Reveals Screensavers and “Skills” Video Downloads as Most Likely to Pose Risk to Fans

MARKHAM, ON, June 4, 2014 – According to research from McAfee, part of Intel Security, cybercriminals are most likely to use Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo to lure visitors to web pages designed to infect them with malware. The McAfee “Red Card Club” showcases the top eleven Brazil-bound players whose web pages are considered to be risky for fans to search for online. Following Ronaldo and Messi are Spain’s Iker Cassillas, Brazil’s Neymar and Algeria’s Karim Ziani.

As is common with other cultural sensations, cybercriminals leverage consumer interest in the world’s most popular sport to lure them to websites rigged with malware, malicious code capable of infecting a user’s machine and stealing passwords and personal information. McAfee researchers have used McAfee® SiteAdvisor® site ratings to determine which sites are risky to search when coupled with footballer names and have calculated an overall risk percentage.

According to the research, fans run the greatest risk when visiting sites offering screensaver downloads and videos showcasing the extraordinary skills of the players. Searching for the latest Cristiano Ronaldo content yields more than a 3.7 per cent chance of landing on a website that has tested positive for online threats such as spyware, adware, spam, phishing, viruses and other malware.

Players make the McAfee Red Card Club by scoring among the top 11 positions in terms of greatest chance of web page risk:

 

Red Card Rank Player Team Risk %
1 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal 3.76%
2 Lionel Messi Argentina 3.72%
3 Iker Casillas Spain 3.34%
4 Neymar Brazil 3.14%
5 Karim Ziani Algeria 3.00%
6 Karim Benzema France 2.97%
7 Paulinho Brazil 2.81%
8 Edinson Cavani Uruguay 2.67%
9 Fernando Torres Spain 2.65%
10 Eden Hazard Belgium 2.50%
11 Gerard Piqué Spain 2.45%

“Consider the McAfee Red Card Club as our effort to warn consumers against allowing passion to trump digital hygiene,” said Paula Greves, director of web security research at McAfee. “Cybercriminals can’t resist taking advantage of ‘fever-pitch’ excitement around this summer’s epic matchups in Brazil. The danger is that this anticipation could lead fans to download content from pages they shouldn’t to fulfill their football experience.”


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Epson: Super Gifts for Father’s Day June 15, 2014

Wed June 4, 2014

Epson

Presents

Super Gifts for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 15, 2014.

“A recent Epson survey revealed that the majority of men identify with Superman as an alter ego.

The superhero dad in your life could benefit from a gift that helps him leap tall buildings in a single bound whether he’s at work or at home. Wherever your dad is, Epson has some handy gifts that are sure to help him reach new heights.

Epson WorkForce WF-3540 All-in-One Printer
For the superdad
$199.99

This video presents “Epson WorkForce WF-3540 Inkjet Printer for Business.”

Epson WorkForce WF-3540 All-in-One Printer

Epson WorkForce WF-3540 All-in-One Printer

For the double-duty dad at the home office, balancing work and family life can be a challenge. Help him maximize his productivity with the Epson WorkForce WF-3540 printer so he can make the most of his working hours. This versatile and powerful all-in-one printer will bring his business the world’s fastest print speeds as well as 500-sheet paper capacity, so he’ll reload paper less often. The rear paper feed will help him handle specialty paper including envelopes, labels and card stock. Keeping costs low will be easier as the printer is proven to have lower printing costs than colour lasers. Wired and wireless connectivity makes networking a breeze. He can use Epson Connect™ to print and scan from anywhere, including his iPad, iPhone, tablet, or smartphone.

Use Epson Connect™ to print and scan from anywhere, including your iPad, iPhone, tablet, or smartphone.

Use Epson Connect™ to print and scan from anywhere, including your iPad, iPhone, tablet, or smartphone.


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