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

NAB 2019: Canon Adds New Pro Camcorders To XA Series

These new pro models feature robust CMOS image sensors, 4K UHD resolution and dual-pixel autofocus in a compact size
Canon has announced that it has added four new XA series of professional camcorders: XA55, XA50, XA45 and XA40. According to Canon, these are the first in the XA series to feature 4K 30p recording. All the models also include both optical and electronic image stabilization, a 3.0-inch touch LCD, an electronic viewfinder and two memory-card slots, which... Read more

NAB 2019: Why Filmmakers Are Excited About The New ARRI Alexa Mini LF Large-Format Camera System

The new Alexa Mini comes with a large-format Alexa LF sensor that meets new format and programming standards in the industry
For many filmmakers, the Alexa Mini, which was unveiled four years ago at NAB 2015, was an extremely sought-after camera. But four years is a long time in the tech world. So, ARRI’s new announcement was welcome news to many in the film and camera industry: Earlier today, ARRI announced the new Alexa Mini LF camera, which the company says is designed... Read more

The New Sony RX0 II Camera Is Rugged, Compact And Now Shoots 4K

The new pricey, but high-performing updated compact video camera includes a swiveling LCD screen and 4K-resolution capabilities.
While most consumers might think of GoPros when it comes to small cameras to capture video, pros or those who want pro-quality footage generally look for a more robust solution. That’s the target market Sony is after for its new Sony RX0 II camera, which the company announced late last night. The new cameras come with a number of welcome enhancements,... Read more