Hasselblad Introduces Updated X1D II 50C Medium-Format Camera, Lens, App And More

The renowned camera manufacturer refines its groundbreaking medium-format mirrorless X-series camera and introduces additional products
If 2018 was a banner year for full-frame-sensor mirrorless cameras, it looks like 2019 is turning out to be a banner year for medium-format mirrorless cameras: Today, Hasselblad announced it’s updating its first-generation X-series camera to the new X1D II 50C. The X1D II 50C Medium-Format Mirrorless Camera The Hasselblad X1D II 50C Medium-Format... Read more

Firmware Update Will Add Live-Streaming Features To Sony Pro Camcorders

Sony camcorders will be able to live stream after installing a future firmware upgrade
Most content creators associate live-streaming video to social networks with mobile devices. But Sony is aiming to buck the trend. At the BroadcastAsia 2019 trade show in Singapore, Sony just announced that a future firmware update will give two of its pro camcorders the ability to send high quality live-streaming video to major video-sharing websites... Read more

Alpa Introduces New Platon Medium-Format Housing

A smaller more portable housing for digital backs and lenses
Alpa, maker of medium-format cameras and housing for Rodenstock, Schneider and Zeiss, has introduced a new system. “The ALPA PLATON system,” the company says, “combines sensors with more than 60mm diagonal with state-of-the-art cine lenses to a compact and powerful unit and opens up completely new possibilities for filmmakers: The large sensor... Read more
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Sony a6400 Firmware Update Includes Eye AF For Animals

Sony’s latest firmware (Version 2.0) allows Sony a6400 to shoot real-time Eye AF for stills of animals, but not video
If you had to name the most important part of a portrait or image that includes living beings—whether human or animal—and has remained so throughout the centuries, going back as far as the Italian and Northern Renaissance right up to the present day, it would be this: The eyes. And it’s perhaps one of the reasons Sony is so focused on expanding... Read more

Film & Video News Digest: Nancy Pelosi, Cine Gear Expo 2019 And More

This week's film and video news
On Friday, CNN and other news outlets reported on a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Fake News Files—House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Video: This past Friday and over the weekend, cable news network, CNN, along with a number of other news outlets, including CBS This Morning, reported on a widely viewed manipulated video of U.S. Congresswoman... Read more

Film & Video News Digest: DJI Action Cam, Contest for Filmmakers, And More

This week's film and video news
New Product—DJI Osmo Action Camera: Although many consider the name “GoPro” synonymous with the term “Action Cam,” many other brands have been making inroads into this market. This week, DJI, a company known for making drones and drone-related products, announced its new DJI Osmo Action Camera, which will cost $349 and is available now at... Read more

Nikon Video Contest Offers $25,000 Grand Prize

Filmmakers and content creators are invited to submit a short film shot on a Nikon Z series mirrorless camera for the chance to win cash and prizes
Nikon Video Contest Offers $25,000 Grand Prize
On May 15, Nikon kicked off the “Follow Your Passion” video contest, which invites filmmakers and content creators in the United States to submit 3- to 5-minute short films that were shot using a Nikon Z series mirrorless camera. Great prizes are up for grabs for the first, second and third place winners. First and second place winners will receive... Read more

Film & Video News Digest: “Poms” With Diane Keaton, New Canon Lens & More

This week's film and video news
New Comedy: “Poms” With Diane Keaton: Although Hollywood doesn’t have a great history in being an inclusive environment for older women, it seems there are some changes currently taking place in the system. In fact, a new comedy, “Poms,” which opened Friday, May 10, just in time for Mother’s Day, is an example of a movie that seems to be... Read more

Adobe Temporarily Removes $10 Option For Creative Cloud Plan, Angering Content Creators

The new pricing plan—which includes Photoshop and Lightroom—appeared as a test to increase the digital-imaging service from $10 to $20 a month
Adobe had angered many content creators yesterday when they learned the company had seemingly changed its cloud pricing plan by eliminating the $9.99 per month option so that the cheapest option photographers and content creators could select was now $19.99 per month, according to reports from Petapixel. Petapixel also notes that Adobe has offered... Read more

World Press Photo Announces Contest Winners

Results of the renowned photography contest included 43 nominees from 25 countries
On April 11, the World Press Photo Foundation, which runs one of the most coveted photo-contests for photographers and photojournalists, announced the winners of the 62nd annual World Press Photo Contest and the 9th annual World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest. The news was broadcast from its annual awards show in Amsterdam. “Crying Girl... Read more

NAB 2019: Fujifilm Introduces Two New Cinema Zooms For Large-Sensor Cameras

Fujifilm’s new FUJINON lenses include the Premista 28-100mm T2.9 and 80-250mm T2.9-3.5 zooms
As cameras that are produced for shooting movies, documentaries and other video projects continue to change and increase in resolution, it’s no surprise that camera and lens manufacturers are not only introducing new lenses, but whole new lens product lines that have specific enhancements or altogether new designs. It’s also interesting that Fujifilm,... Read more

NAB 2019: Adobe Announces Creative Cloud Updates for Video Pros

Filmmakers and video content creators will find new performance enhancements and features in Premiere Pro, After Effects and Audition
During a recent product briefing, an Adobe product manager noted that according to Cisco, we’ll all be watching more than 600 billion minutes of video each week by year 2021. So, video content creators should expect to be very busy in the next couple of years!  In order to keep pace with this expected, and other more current challenges, today... Read more
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