The following video presents Sony | Cyber-shot | DSC-HX99/95 – Memories of fun days – 4K : “Whether you’re travelling or just taking quick shots of everyday life, the compact HX99/95 is ready to go wherever you go. Capture fleeting moments reliably, thanks to fast autofocus, and zoom in on far-off scenes cleanly and clearly with the camera’s built-in telephoto lens. You can enjoy selfie with 180-degree titable LCD and it would be easier with the optional shooting grip*, and high-resolution 4K video recording helps keep your memories fresh and vivid. And you can share your videos on the spot using proxy-file transfer via a smartphone.
*VCT-SGR1 shooting grip is sold separately.“
Sony Cyber-shot HX99
Sony Introduces the New Cyber-shot HX99, the World’s Smallest Travel High Zoom Camera
Sony Cyber-shot HX99
Sony Electronics – 10/15/2018
Sony Cyber-shot HX99
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Electronics Inc. – a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer – has today announced the Cyber-shot® HX99 (model DSC-HX99) camera, an exciting new travel zoom that packs an extreme zoom range of 24-720mmi into the world’s smallestiv camera body of its kind.
This video presents Panasonic LUMIX GX9 Shooting Impression by Viviana Galletta: “The new LUMIX GX9 is the one letting fashion portrait photographer Viviana Galletta explore LA’s stylish sidewalks on her terms. Combining incredible image quality with an impressively compact design, its tiltable viewfinder frees her up to capture her unique perspective on the city. A 20.3-megapixel sensor + no low pass filter with Dual Image Stabilisation guarantee head-turning image quality, while creative in-camera effects let her add an artistic flourish to her photography.“
LUMIX Ambassador Viviana Galletta
Movie shot on LUMIX GH5 / GH5S by Peter Hamblin
The following Panasonic cameras won the prestigious Good Design Award 2018:
A compact, high-performance, and user-friendly mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses for photographers who enjoy shooting street and everyday scenes. It is equipped with a 20-megapixel Live MOS sensor without a low-pass filter combined with a Venus Engine to achieve enhanced image quality. The L. Monochrome D mode for dynamic monochrome photos and the Grain Effect filter for achieving film-like photos are new functions that increase the product’s power of expression. The camera incorporates an approx. 2760K-pixel equivalent, tilting high-magnification viewfinder, exposure compensation dial, and focus mode lever to increase operability, as well as a 4K PHOTO mode, which lets users capture defining moments with a 30-fps continuous shooting feature.
A 4K digital video camera for seasoned amateur photographers, incorporating new, 25-mm wide angle, F1.8, optical 24x zoom lenses and a manually controllable UI viewfinder for enthusiasts, which offers functions equivalent to those of professional products. In order to minimize the motion blur prone to occur while shooting video from a distance, we developed a new Adaptive O.I.S., which automatically optimizes image stabilization to match the characteristics of users and shooting conditions. We also redesigned the grip with a high-quality 3D leather grain texture, which fits in a user’s hand, and widened the belt to make it easier to hold the product. The goal is to evoke the sensation capturing images with confidence through the camera’s simple structure and design.
AU-EVA1 is a compact, lightweight 4K 60 fps memory/camera recorder with an EF lens mount for the cinema production market. Weighs just 1.2 kg and comes with a detachable handle and grip, with a flexible LCD monitor. The customizable design can meet diverse shooting applications based on ideas and requests taken from a wide range of users involved in the cinema industry.
Panasonic: Good Design Award 2018
The award-winning products will be on display at the Good Design Exhibition 2018, an exhibition of winning products from the Good Design Award 2018, from October 31 to November 4, 2018, at Tokyo Midtown (Roppongi, Tokyo). (The exhibits can be viewed at various places in Tokyo Midtown.)
*Special awards will be announced from among the Good Design Best 100 on October 31, 2018.
The following video presents EVA1 IR Footage “palette” | Panasonic: “What is true color? Yuji Nukui, DoP, and Director created this wonderful footage “palette” tries to find an answer to this. With the help of the Panasonic EVA1, showing the usage of IR. Its menu allows the IR Cut filter to be turned on/off at the push of a button. Making it the only camera with this feature. Nukui states that shooting in IR does not automatically create a cinematic mood or look. His goal while using IR was to convey emotions and tell a visual story via the images. This was an incredibly challenging task which at the same time makes this “creating work that is worthwhile”.“
Panasonic Receives the Most Number of Awards at the Good Design Award 2018, with Three Products in the Good Design Best 100
Fujifilm Canada: “From on the road to on the wall.” Images Courtesy of Fujifilm
Enjoy!/ Amusez vous bien!
FUJIFILM HOSTS PRINT LIFE PHOTO EXHIBITION AT VANDERBILT HALL IN GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL
View thousands of pictures at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal, NY
Fujifilm U.S.A.: “It’s almost time! FUJIFILM is taking over Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal Oct. 17-20th with a 13,600 photo display! Stop by and check out the amazing work submitted from around the country! No registration or sign up needed.” Images Courtesy of Fujifilm
Valhalla, N.Y., October 11, 2018 – Starting October 17-20, FUJIFILM North America Corporation will host the first 2018 FUJIFILM Print Life Photo Exhibition in Vanderbilt Hall, at Grand Central Terminal. This is the first time in the U.S. that thousands of people had the opportunity to upload their images to the FUJIFILM Print Life Photo Exhibition website, during a nationwide photo exhibition call for entries that took place from July-August, 2018. Fujifilm believes that every photo is print-worthy and the exhibition will include over 13,000 pictures.
This effort is based on the “PHOTO IS 50,000-person Photo Exhibition”which was introduced in Japan in 2006 and has grown every year into what is now Japan’s largest photo exhibit. This success has led to a global initiative that included the United States, Canada, Europe,Thailand and Malaysia.
“In the US, there are billions of photos taken every day and unlike the film photography era, images are shared through social media quickly and easily instead of being printed,” said Ken Sugiyama, President of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation and President and CEO of FUJIFILM North America Corporation. “Fujifilm strongly believes in the power of the printed picture. The 13,600 printed photos that will be on display carry the power to tell a story of their own. They are different from photos taken by professional photographers, but are personal and beautiful their own way.” (more…)
The FUJIFILM Masterpiece Award Program is Fujifilm’s commitment toward recognizing photographic excellence in the United States.
The FUJIFILM Masterpiece Award represents the highest honor that any photography equipment manufacturer awards for photography, given only to a handful of selected photographers each year.
The honored Photographers were named in a national press release issued by Fujifilm.
In addition, the FUJIFILM 2018 Masterpiece Award recipients received a crystal trophy, a certificate of award, and a lapel pin (aggregate ARV $200).
FUJIFILM Masterpiece Award: Crystal Trophy
FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES FUJIFILM MASTERPIECE AWARD WINNERS
October 5, 2018, Valhalla, N.Y. – FUJIFILM North America Corporation is excited to announce the third quarter winners of the FUJIFILM Masterpiece Award for photographic excellence at the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) affiliate print competitions. This award is administered by state and regional affiliates of the PPA exclusively for the members of these organizations, and is available to affiliates in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
The following video presents Can computers be creative? | Ed Rex | TEDxLondonBusinessSchool: “Computers can drive cars and beat people at the toughest board games, but can they be creative? As a composer and entrepreneur, Ed Rex believes we are heading towards a world where AI will master creativity, and he has founded a startup to find out more. In this talk, he reframes the question by asking what we really mean when we say that humans are creative, and examines how far computers have come in replicating this process and what it will mean for us as they continue to improve.
As a composer and entrepreneur, Ed Rex believes we are heading towards a world where AI will master creativity, and he has founded a startup to find out more.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. “
Fujifilm has been involved in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) capable of reading various information from images, principally employing this technology in the fields of image diagnostics and photography.
To further improve AI-based technology and provide innovative products and services that can resolve ever more sophisticated social issues, Fujifilm has decided to launch Brain(s) as a new research and development center which can enhance collaborative research with academic institutions and combine different sources of expertise in state-of-the-art AI-based technology.
Within Brain(s) Fujifilm will set up display and collaboration areas featuring Fujifilm’s latest AI-related products, services and technology including the AI-enabled “Year Album”, a photobook service developed by Fujifilm.
The Year Album
If you think it is time-consuming to select from a gallery of pictures, try selecting the ‘period’ when the pictures are taken and ‘number of pages’ you prefer. The image selection and layout creation will be done automatically. The time taken to create a Year Album can be as short as 5 minutes*.
※Standard time to create a 16-page album for 500 pictures of 2-3MB size with Core 2 DUO or higher CPU.
※It is the time needed to input contents before clicking on the order button.
The following video presents FUJIFILM Year Album Version 3.0: “FUJIFILM Year Album Software Version 3.0 now available with new features including new colours for current cover designs, new cover designs, new inner page designs, new stamps and new font colours!
For more information, please visit www.year-album.sg.“
Fujifilm launches the FUJIFILM Creative AI Center ‘Brain(s)’
-a new development center for the next generation of advanced AI technology enhances collaboration with academic institutions to resolve the issues facing society
-Fujifilm to also open the FUJIFILM AI Academy for fostering internal and external AI experts
The following video presents Introducing Apple Watch Series 4 — Apple: “The largest Apple Watch display yet. A new electrical heart sensor. A Digital Crown with haptic feedback. New workouts. Advanced running features. And enhanced cellular connectivity. Introducing Apple Watch Series 4. Fundamentally redesigned and re-engineered to help you stay even more active, healthy, and connected.“
Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular): With watchOS 5, users can challenge any Activity Sharing friend to a seven-day competition.
Apple Watch Series 4: Beautifully redesigned with breakthrough communication, fitness and health capabilities
Featuring a Stunning New Display, Electrocardiogram and Fall Detection
Apple Watch Series 4 can detect hard falls and if required, initiate a call to emergency services.
Now in its 9th year, ProFusion Expo is a premier event for Canada’s imaging professionals.
As an all-Canadian version of international trade shows, there’s nothing else like ProFusion Expo in the country. Whether you’re a DOP, photographer, producer, lighting director, audio professional, indie-shooter, freelancer, broadcaster, educator, ProFusion Expo 2018 has something for you.
To register and get your FREE 2-Day Expo Pass: (more…)