General and News http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/general/feed.rss Mon, 26 Jun 17 02:41:36 -0600 General and News en-CA Sony IMX294CJK - 4K 120fps m43 HDR sensor http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17230/sony-imx294cjk-4k-120fps-m43-hdr-sensor Sat, 24 Jun 2017 04:06:51 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17230@/talks/discussions

Exceptional low-illumination performance

Exceptional low-illumination performance of SNR1s: 0.14 lx is realized by use of a large-size optical system and by expanding the area per pixel to 4.63 µm. This makes the IMX294CJK ideal for security camera market applications that require low-illumination performance.

High-speed movie imaging

This product realizes high-speed movie imaging with a 4K angle of view at the high frame rate of 120 frame/s, and also enables high-speed imaging at 60 frame/s in HDR drive mode.

In addition, use of our proprietary high-speed serial interface SLVS-EC together with high-speed imaging enables image transfer with few signal lines. This product is also equipped with a general-purpose MIPI (CSI-2) interface, and supports connection with a general-purpose ISP (Image Signal Processor).

Quad Bayer Coding HDR

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The IMX294CJK uses a Quad Bayer structure, and outputs data binned in 2 × 2 pixel units in normal mode. In HDR mode, integration can be divided into long-time integration and short-time integration for each 2 pixels in the Quad array (Figure 1). In this case there is no time difference between long-time integration and short-time integration, which realizes HDR with little blending offset when imaging moving subjects.

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Adobe acquires Mettle’s Skybox plug-ins for 360-video and VR http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17234/adobe-acquires-mettles-skybox-plug-ins-for-360-video-and-vr Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:52:41 -0600 PauloTeixeira 17234@/talks/discussions They mentioned that Premiere Pro and After Effects will have the plug-ins built in by the end of this year.

http://news.adobe.com/press-release/creative-cloud/adobe-continues-drive-360-video-and-vr-innovation-acquisition-mettles https://www.mettle.com/adobe-acquires-mettle-skybox-suite/

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Light L16 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13908/light-l16- Thu, 08 Oct 2015 19:52:52 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13908@/talks/discussions

Very strange product of startup that seems to be running out of investments.

  • $1299 price.
  • Allows to adjust focus and depth of field even after a photo is taken up to F1.2
  • 35-150mm true optical zoom (huh)
  • Good low light performance
  • Low noise
  • Uses only 3 fast prime lenses
  • Up to 52MP interpolated images
  • Sixteen 13-megapixel camera modules at three different focal lengths – 35mm (5), 70mm (5) and 150mm (6)

https://light.co/camera

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Cameras and lenses cut in half http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/429/cameras-and-lenses-cut-in-half Tue, 19 Jul 2011 17:08:03 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 429@/talks/discussions

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All about 8K format, Super-Hi, H.264 and HEVC http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4364/all-about-8k-format-super-hi-h.264-and-hevc Sat, 25 Aug 2012 06:38:36 -0600 stelldust 4364@/talks/discussions ITU has just approved the new Super-Hi format. I expect we will first see TVs with the new format. Any speculations on how long it may take to see consumer products for this format?

The 8K format will host a resolution of 7,680 by 4,320 pixels, which is 16 times as sharp as current HD TVs and offers resolutions of around 2MP. This is approximately the equivalent of a 32 megapixel photo. A new high-resolution tv format that is 16x sharper than today's HDTV has been approved. A new high-resolution tv format that is 16x sharper than today's HDTV has been approved.

Japanese broadcaster NHK has developed three cameras able to film in this Super Hi-Vision resolution at 120 frames per second.

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-19370582

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Media Production Show http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17181/media-production-show Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:45:55 -0600 andyharris 17181@/talks/discussions This is a show that I get invites to every year but so far have not had the time to go. This year I had a customer meeting in London and used the opportunity to visit the show afterwards:

http://www.mediaproductionshow.com/

Initially I'd got the impression that I'd find many stands for props, locations and specialist studios. In the event there was one stand for prop rental, one for derelict locations and 5 or so stands for very big (out of my league!) studios. So all in all I didn't find what I was expecting. From a PV perspective I guess many of us are in the independent boat where affordable locations and props can make a real contribution to our work.

However this show is smaller and more quiet than the BVE show which is held at Excel. The MPS show was held at the West Hall Olympia. All the main players were there, Holdan, BlackMagic, Cooke, Canon etc. I found it much easier to get onto the stands to look and try kit.

Around the periphery of the show there were many seminars, I stopped by to listen to a colour grading session about the new Resolve. It was presented by a jobbing colourist and in my view was both well presented and really useful - I now know a bit more about the face tracking features of Resolve.

At the moment I'm in the market for some thunderbolt 3 storage, because the big players were there I stopped by to check out their offerings. In both cases the systems on show had dreadful read speeds (sub 500MB/s). What was slightly more worrying is that the people on the stand didn't understand the performance and were of the view that it was a 'prototype firmware issue'.

I was quite taken by one stand that had built a sound isolated studio in an ISO container (the type seen on ships and lorries).

Would I go again? Well, if I happened to be in London perhaps, one of the main impressions I got from the show is that the vendors already knew who they expected to be there, and knew their key visitors by name.

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Falk Lumo on Canon Dual Pixel Auto Focus http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/7480/falk-lumo-on-canon-dual-pixel-auto-focus Wed, 10 Jul 2013 01:45:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 7480@/talks/discussions

On July 2010, 21, Fujifilm introduced the F300EXR with a then new kind of AF, called "Hybrid AF" by Fuji. It makes use of the fact that the microlens which modern cameras have in front of every pixel on the sensor, creates a directional dependency of brightness distribution on the light sensitive pixel surface.

So, Fuji masked one half in some, the other half in some other of the pixels (but modified only a few pixels in total). It could therefore create two signals (low resolution images) from the modified pixels which are used to determine a phase shift between the two. The modified pixels aren't used to take the image itself.

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Canon took this idea, sat down for a few hours and thought: "well, what if we didn't mask one half of a pixel but split it into two and only reading one at a time?" Here is what it looks like:

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Obviously, Canon pays better graphics designers than Fuji. Other than that, the two illustrations look pretty similiar. So maybe, it is no surprise that it took them exactly 12 working days to write this idea down and file another patent on 2010, August 9, a Monday ... 2 busy weeks. The idea is obvious. But only Canon reacted quick enough to make it a patent. And only Canon was brave enough to actually double the pixel count in a real product. It took them 3 years to do. I applaud Canon for what I think is a business master piece.

Yes, it really is a new type of AF. The idea is quite simple and is the same as with the Hybrid AF. But executed with brute force. And what you get in return, wow!

Unlike PDAF and Hybrid AF, CDAF can make use of all available light falling into the lens. This is a massive advantage. Sadly, it is offset by a large number of measurements it must take in order to maximize contrast. Especially as many vendors don't apply sophisticated algorithms to minimize the number of measurement steps. On the other hand, PDAF and even more Hybrid AF, only use a fraction of available light for their measurement.

The new MPAF is the first kind of AF which does both: use all light and minimize the number of measurements. Canon's first installation with its focus on continuous movie focusing may not tell the full story yet, but I am convinced that eventually, MPAF will blow all other kinds of AF out of the water. In terms of speed, tracking ability, accuracy, and low light capabilities.

The MPAF is a breakthrough here: it eventually allows the high end cameras to drive innovation rather than play the conservative watcher. This redefines the rules and will transform the industry.

http://falklumo.blogspot.ru/2013/07/comment-why-new-dual-pixel-af-will.html

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Personal View 2017 LAING Video Contest http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16128/personal-view-2017-laing-video-contest Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:48:34 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16128@/talks/discussions Welcome to our new video contest.

It is good tradition to make winter video contests on PV.

Terms

  1. You can submit TWO videos made by you personally or your small team using any camera. Just post it in this topic.
  2. You can submit any video made after contest start or up to 3 months prior of contest start.
  3. Clip must reside on vimeo or youtube video hostings and must have in description "personal-view laing contest" text with link to contest page (for contest time).
  4. Video must be between 2 and 10 minutes in length. if you think that video is very good you can submit longer videos.
  5. Contest duration is until March 17, or as we reach 25 participants.

Winner selection

  1. In this same topic any PV member registered before contest start date can post names of up to 3 videos that he likes most. Contest participants can also vote for videos if they are not their own.
  2. Members with more than 500 posts can post names of up to 5 videos that they like most.
  3. In the closing day I'll post up to 8 videos list I like most.
  4. Member with video that will get most mentions in lists will be declared winner. Winner will have special status on forum for one year.
  5. In situation where two or more videos get exactly same number of mentions topic will be reopen to allow more members to vote.

Prize - Laing H5 Steadicam, new 2016 model

  • Work with any camera+ lens combination up to 2.8kg
  • Weight is only 0.67kg, so you can use it with bare hands for prolonged time
  • Very compact
  • Exceptional manufacturing quality Laing is known for
  • No charging required :-)

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Carl Zeiss vs Nikon war - bans possible http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17031/carl-zeiss-vs-nikon-war-bans-possible Sat, 27 May 2017 13:01:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17031@/talks/discussions

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) announced on Friday that it will begin a survey based on the Customs Law on suspicion of patent infringement on Nikon digital cameras, software and parts imported to the United States. If patent infringement will be found, there is a possibility that total ban on Nikon sales in the United States could happen.

In addition to Nikon, associated companies in the United States, China, Thailand and Indonesia are eligible.

http://www.sankeibiz.jp/business/news/170527/bsb1705271741004-n1.htm

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Laser Lens Checker - Compare lenses and find the best http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17030/laser-lens-checker-compare-lenses-and-find-the-best Sat, 27 May 2017 08:41:35 -0600 bannedindv 17030@/talks/discussions Interesting way to check a lens and find the best or worst copy.

Fellow will make a crowdsourcing campaign if he receives enough interest.

http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthread.php?158004-Let-s-make-STAR-LENS-TESTER-to-get-best-lens-copy-easily-(Airy-disk-PSF-point-source)

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Photokina - revival since 2018 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16995/photokina-revival-since-2018 Tue, 23 May 2017 11:29:50 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16995@/talks/discussions

Photokina will take place annually as of 2018. It will in future thus optimally reflect the fast-paced nature and the ever briefer innovation cycles of an increasingly digitalised industry. As of 2019 the trade fair will also have a new date in May. In addition to innovations from the core areas of the imaging workflow, the entire range of products, applications and services of relevance for imaging shall in future be presented in Cologne. With these changes, the transformation process begun in 2016 shall be consistently continued: under the umbrella of "Imaging Unlimited", Photokina last year inspired both exhibitors and visitors and accessed new target groups for the industry.

The digital transformation of the imaging industry is advancing, and thus opening up new perspectives and value creation potential. The new date and the annual cycle should in future make Photokina even more attractive to all providers of the imaging ecosystem. In this way, we show the specialised trade, the media and our users an even broader bandwidth of state-of-the-art products, applications and services in Cologne which especially suits the young imaging culture," Rainer Führes, chairman of the board of the photography industry association (PIV) is pleased to state.

The imaging ecosystem today also includes, in addition to the core areas from the imaging workflow, trend areas like virtual and augmented reality, cloud computing, as well as image recognition and holography. The growing flood of images and videos must be processed and administered, so that archiving and content management, social media and communities are coming increasingly into focus. Apps and software solutions have become indispensable both for professional use and for the end consumer. Smart home applications and computer-generated imaging are once again increasing in importance. Photokina should in future serve as an important international innovation platform.

Katharina C. Hamma, Chief Operating Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH, has a positive perspective on the future of the trade fair: “Photokina 2016 has shown us that this traditional brand in our portfolio has lost nothing of its attraction worldwide and in the region. The new concept has been a complete success. photokina has continued to develop further over time, as have the products, services and the market environment presented there. Now we are taking the next logical step by offering a digitally powered product environment an attractive annual platform for presenting the latest innovations and for entering into discussion with traders, specialist users and end customers."

For the 2018 event, only the series of days is changing: it will take place from Wednesday, 26.09. to Saturday, 29.09, and thus enables a more compact, more intensive trade fair experience.

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Google dropped 1000 subscriber requirement for live streaming http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16965/google-dropped-1000-subscriber-requirement-for-live-streaming Thu, 18 May 2017 08:31:10 -0600 PauloTeixeira 16965@/talks/discussions Previously you would need an app from another company to live stream using your phone if you had under 1,000 subscribers. Now almost anybody can use the official YouTube app to live stream. You do need to make sure your account is verified and in good standing. Also good to make sure your YouTube app is fully up to date.

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New Panasonic Cinema Camera 2017 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16802/new-panasonic-cinema-camera-2017 Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:56:44 -0600 Ralph_B 16802@/talks/discussions Panasonic's mystery camera is not such a mystery anymore. In Photoshop I lifted the hell out of Panasonic's teaser picture, and it reveals quite a lot. I've typed in what I think is written on the camera. You decide. Maybe you can find some more. One thing is sure - it has a Canon EF mount because the Sigma Art logo on the lens is unmistakable. This indicates the camera is more closely aligned with the Varicam line than Micro 4/3.

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Gladius Underwater Submarine / drone http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16908/-gladius-underwater-submarine-drone- Thu, 11 May 2017 08:47:36 -0600 PauloTeixeira 16908@/talks/discussions https://igg.me/at/gladius-ultrahd-underwater-drone/emal/16475684

Their are other companies besides PowerVision that was linked in this forum that are making underwater submarine / drone. Here's info on the Gladius Submarine. It's currently at $625 for the HD version and $875 for the 4K version.

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Personal View needs your help to make community lab http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16041/personal-view-needs-your-help-to-make-community-lab Sun, 13 Nov 2016 23:13:55 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16041@/talks/discussions What we did last month

  • Started making independent field monitor panels measurements, 2 monitors measured, more to follow
  • Started measuring AC consumption, measurement of NP batteries powered DC consumption coming later
  • Started measuring light luminous emittance, flicker, you'll find first results in reviews soon.
  • Started measuring led lights spectrum, CRI and such, you'll find first results in reviews soon.
  • Will start measuring detailed temperature readings of led lights this month as they can cause degradation and show quality, both contact and IR way.

Why we ask you for support

  • We need your support to get some testing equipment now (want to get thermal camera and spectrometer for PV test laboratory).
    • We reached first goal - thermal camera, thanks to all members.
    • We reached second goal - light intensity meter and thermocouple
    • All is going to spectrometer now
  • We need your support to form small review fund to get non expensive items for tests, get and test them on members request and sell.
  • If you have some gear and want us to make review, you can contact me by PM.
  • Let us know the gear and specific tests you want to see, you can post in this same topic

Remember

  • PV does not have ads, "sponsors" or any such crap injecting stuff. We are here for you, not for ads.
  • We even do not have auto playing video ads what became trend in last few months. :-)
  • Each month we pay for dedicated server hosting and it this sum is not small, and additional daily backup located outside of hoster network (for safety).
  • We don't have big team to support site. No admins, paid moderators, etc. All this time is invested in keeping this community alive.
  • Remember to support regularly, even with very small amounts, if you are in economic trouble.

Where we are going:

  • We are making gear reviews and slowly improving in it - Neway unpacking came, few PV new reviews coming soon, few members reviews also
  • We are improving our deals and will add new partners and good items soon - expect new Fotga, new monitors, new Skier items this month
  • We'll also have some software updates focusing on new features and becoming more tablet and mobile friendly - work is being done in this regard, moving slowly.
  • We have new video contests coming - working on this with few manufacturers.
  • Stay tuned.

We need your help, remember to donate using orange Donate button above this page!

Thanks in advance.

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NAB 2017, announcements and new stuff topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16766/nab-2017-announcements-and-new-stuff-topic Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:07:43 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16766@/talks/discussions Made also for our team.

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Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus and other companies interviews http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/12024/canon-nikon-sony-olympus-and-other-companies-interviews Wed, 24 Dec 2014 02:28:28 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12024@/talks/discussions In Japanese (use google to translate)

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Fujifilm professional support in US http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16809/fujifilm-professional-support-in-us Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:56:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16809@/talks/discussions

FUJIFILM North America Corporation, as the leader in innovation for photographers, announced the new Fujifilm Professional Services (FPS) in the U.S. beginning in May 2017. This service is designed to provide exceptional support for photographers currently using the newFUJIFILM GFX system, Fujifilm’s first medium format mirrorless digital camera. The innovative GFX system utilizes a Fujifilm exclusive 43.8 x 32.9mm (FUJIFILM G Format) 51.4MP CMOS sensor that delivers ultra-high image quality. The GFX 50S combines the heritage of over 80 years of imaging and theaward-winning functional design for a relentless pursuit of perfect image quality.

GFX FPS Program Puts Photographers First

Members of the new GFX FPS Program will receive extensive benefits to ensure the utmost support for photographers utilizing the new FUJIFILM GFX System, including:

  • Welcome kit
  • Personalized FPS Card confirming exclusive access to dedicated hotline technician telephone and email support
  • 30% discount on non-warranty repairs for Covered GFX System products
  • Expedited two business day turnaround time for repairs with free 2-day express shipping to and from the repair facility
  • 4 Check & Clean program service vouchers (voucher limitations, terms & conditions apply, terms here)
  • 50% discount on additional Check & Clean program services and 2 business day turnaround for check and clean services with complimentary 2-day express return shipping for all service
  • GFX system product loaners for covered equipment in repair may also be available upon request if repair is expected to exceed two business days
  • GFX FPS Program benefits are intended to put photographers first by providing service and convenience for an optimal photographic experience.

Program Requirements, Availability and Pricing

The GFX Professional Services begins on May 1, 2017 for an annual membership fee of USD $499.Photographers can become a member of the GFX FPS Program by registering online. For full details on the GFX Professional Services program requirements, please see the GFX digital camera and GF lens purchase requirements and other eligibility requirements at http://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/digital_cameras/fps/pdf/fps_gfx_program_terms_conditions.pdf .

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First Sony E-Mount to be used on a Non-Sony Camera http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16808/first-sony-e-mount-to-be-used-on-a-non-sony-camera Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:58:35 -0600 Ralph_B 16808@/talks/discussions Kinefinity has introduced an E-Mount for their 5k Cinema camera.

https://www.facebook.com/KineCine/posts/1862025157388842

The Sony logo on the adapter looks official. It appears that this is a genuine license from Sony.

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HDR - new marketing idea http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14402/hdr-new-marketing-idea Sat, 09 Jan 2016 00:00:09 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14402@/talks/discussions 2016 is a year of HDR, as 2014 had been for basic 4K and 2015 had been for color gamut and quantum dots.

Current REC.709 televisions only display 33% of the actual amount of colours you can see and they are also limited to around 100 NITS of brightness (NITS are the unit used to measure brightness),

And this is that happens if you read too much marketing literature.

In reality most consumer TVs are not 100nits (and at retail demo rooms they are even more far from it). And they are NOT limited here.

Next thing people do not understand that sRGB color gamut is not so limiting due to fact that we see reflected light in nature and super saturated colors that is not included can be rarely seen in nature.

Next trap lies in complete misunderstanding on that dynamic range of reproduction device is (and replacing it in the head with dynamic range of camera).
Dolby lie comes from marketing proposal that limiting factor of consumer sets comes from maximum brightness, and it is just not true. While actual limiting factor now come from black level on LCD sets. And all modern quantum dots and so called "UltraHD Premium" marketing labels have nothing to do with it.

Real cure can come from OLED side, where black level is limited only by room reflected light. OLED also can be made with very wide gamut with ease. Main issue with them is... color degradation and burn in, especially with long time high brightness.

In reality that Dolby want to do now is to introduce premium theaters where they will check reference brightness level and try to keep it at acceptable level (saving on bulbs in theaters is very common business, as with brightness reduction very expensive bulbs work much longer) and also check quality of projectors and used screens to do not have washed out colors.

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Another marketing fluff - TIPA awards http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16773/another-marketing-fluff-tipa-awards Thu, 20 Apr 2017 02:09:40 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16773@/talks/discussions
  • Digital Photo/Video Professional Camera - Panasonic LUMIX DC-GH5
  • Full-Frame DSLR Expert - Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
  • Medium Format Camera - Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • DSLR Professional - Sony a99 II
  • APS-C DSLR Expert - Pentax KP
  • DSLR Entry Level - Nikon D5600
  • Mirrorless CSC Expert - Fujifilm X-T2
  • Mirrorless CSC Professional - Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark ll
  • Mirrorless CSC Entry Level - Fujifilm X-T20
  • Professional Compact Camera - Fujifilm X-100F
  • Expert Compact Camera - Sony DSC- RX100 V
  • Superzoom Camera - Panasonic LUMIX DC-FZ80/FZ82
  • Rugged Camera - Nikon Coolpix W100
  • Camcorder - Canon XC15
  • Professional Lens - Nikon PC Nikkor 19mm f/4E ED
  • DSLR Prime Lens - Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
  • DSLR Standard Zoom Lens - Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
  • DSLR Telephoto Zoom Lens - Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2
  • DSLR Wide Angle Zoom Lens - Sigma 12-24mm f/4 DG HSM Art
  • CSC Prime Lens - Fujinon XF 23mm f/2 WR
  • CSC Telephoto Zoom Lens - Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 12-100mm 1:4 IS PRO
  • CSC Standard Zoom Lens - Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 II ASPH/ POWER O.I.S.
  • ActionCam - Sony FDR-X3000R
  • Camera Drone - DJI Phantom 4 Pro
  • 360 Degree Camera - Nikon KeyMission 360
  • Best Design - Hasselblad X1D-50c
  • Everyone is happy.

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    Sony fake claim spreads http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16745/sony-fake-claim-spreads Fri, 14 Apr 2017 13:30:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16745@/talks/discussions

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    Sony has announced today that their continued growth has vaulted them into the #2 overall position in the U.S. full-frame interchangeable lens camera market.

    Sony's interchangeable lens cameras and lenses have seen record sales in 2017, in particular within the U.S. full-frame camera market, where they have experienced double-digit growth (+23%) 2 compared to the same period last year. The popularity of key models including α7RII and α7SII has been paramount to this success.

    Additionally, Sony's rapid growth has helped to drive growth of the overall full-frame interchangeable lens camera market compared to the same period last year. Without Sony's contributions, the full-frame market would be facing a slight decline.

    Here is perfect example of lack of gray matter in some journalists heads.

    As PR is perfect example of manipulations and light lies.

    First. It is not actual retail data, it is market research. According to the Penny Arcade Report, NPD reports “bear only a passing resemblance to what’s actually going on in the market.” Surprise.

    Second. Sony made manipulation by combining lenses and bodies and focusing solely on total sum, not numbers. It is not much surprise as Sony use heavy artillery lately including top bloggers, advertising and all methods to hide this expenses using partners. Margins on lenses and bodies set new records and can reach as high as 200-300%.

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    Another one down: Ricoh-Pentax cutting camera business http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16728/another-one-down-ricoh-pentax-cutting-camera-business Wed, 12 Apr 2017 02:47:56 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16728@/talks/discussions

    Ricoh is shrinking its money-losing camera business to concentrate resources on commercial applications as smartphones continue to crowd out long-established names in photography.

    Asian Review.

    Ricoh response is mixed

    "Although we will pursue high value-added products by focusing on product lineups, we are not planning on withdrawing from products made for individuals, and we plan to expand high value-added models for individuals in the future"

    So it'll be some cut, but not complete ala Samsung. Focus will be on FF things.

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    Feature film shot on gh2 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16721/feature-film-shot-on-gh2 Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:50:23 -0600 teamsleepkid 16721@/talks/discussions https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B06XX65XC8/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491842863&sr=1-1&pi=PI_PJStripe-Prime-Only-500px,TopLeft,0,0_AC_SX118_SY170_QL70&keywords=little+yellow+bird

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    Nikon cost cutting - merging optical engineers http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16716/nikon-cost-cutting-merging-optical-engineers Sat, 08 Apr 2017 23:59:48 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16716@/talks/discussions

    Establishment of the Optical Engineering Division, aggregating all optical engineering functions to create new value

    Nikon Corporation (Kazuo Ushida, President, Tokyo) announced today that the establishment of the Optical Engineering Division on April 1, 2017. Aggregating all the optical engineering functions distributed in each division is intended to create a synergistic effect and enhance multifunctionality, as well as enabling flexible deployment of resources to the area as necessary so as not to miss any business opportunity.

    This new Optical Engineering Division is an organization that aggregates lens, mechanical and system engineering functions related to optical equipment and optical solutions. Superior technology and knowledge with respect to optical engineering maintained in each division will now be accumulated and evolved in the Optical Engineering Division to develop optical products that create new value.

    In our restructuring plan, announced in November 2016, we decided to restructure our group companies to enhance manufacturing technology of optical components that are our core competence and a differentiator from our competitors. All the functions related to the manufacturing technology of optical components, which were previously owned by Nikon Corporation and our group companies, have now been brought together at Tochigi Nikon Corporation, our consolidated subsidiary, which started operation on February 1, 2017.

    In addition to these advances for manufacturing technology of optical components, the newly established Optical Engineering Division will further improve our greatest strength, optical technology, by aggregating optical engineering functions, thereby helping to maximize our products' competitiveness.

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    Sony large sensors roadmap, 150MP is near http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16709/sony-large-sensors-roadmap-150mp-is-near Fri, 07 Apr 2017 07:44:45 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16709@/talks/discussions image

    Via http://www.sony-semicon.co.jp/products_en/news/detail/170301.pdf

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    Ambarella new S5L family of 4K SoCs http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16689/ambarella-new-s5l-family-of-4k-socs Tue, 04 Apr 2017 08:54:37 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16689@/talks/discussions

    ANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ambarella, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMBA) a leading developer of low-power, HD and Ultra HD video processing semiconductors, today introduced the S5L and S5LM SoC (System on Chip) families to enable a new generation of 4K IP security cameras. The S5L is designed for professional IP cameras and includes 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing, multi-streaming, on-chip lens distortion correction, and dual video inputs. The S5LM targets the home monitoring market, including battery-powered IP cameras and video doorbell cameras, and uses a single 16-bit DDR memory for low-power operation. Both chip families feature a quad-core ARM® Cortex®-A53 for advanced analytics, and are fabricated in low-power 14nm process.

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    “S5L and S5LM address the full range of IP security cameras, spanning high-end professional models down to consumer home monitoring cameras,” said Chris Day, VP of marketing and business development at Ambarella. “With full 4Kp30 SmartHEVCTM video, HDR, advanced low light processing and a quad-core CPU, the S5L is an ideal IP Camera platform as the market moves from HD to 4K resolution. Additionally, the S5LM’s low power, advanced video analytics and excellent low light processing will enable doorbell and battery-powered cameras with the industry’s highest image quality and longest battery life.”

    Both SoC families support Ambarella’s SmartHEVCTM (H.265) and SmartAVCTM (H.264) algorithms to deliver 4Kp30 video with bitrates as low as 512 Kbits/second, while maintaining excellent video quality. The HDR processing at full 4K resolution provides detailed video images even under high-contrast lighting conditions. Powerful quad-core ARM® Cortex®-A53 CPUs support smart analytics, including object and person detection, to reduce false alarms and maximize battery life in battery-powered designs. The S5L’s on-chip lens distortion correction engine supports wide angle lenses up to 180-degrees, while the dual independent video inputs facilitate seamless dual-lens designs. Both SoC families achieve extremely low-power operation and can deliver 4Kp30 video at under 1.5 Watts or full HD at under 0.5 Watts, making them ideal for small form factor and battery-powered designs.

    Ambarella will demonstrate the new SoCs at a private, invitation-only event held during the ISC West Show in Las Vegas, April 5 – 8, 2017.

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    Canon - cry from the dying beast http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13675/canon-cry-from-the-dying-beast Tue, 08 Sep 2015 07:26:56 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13675@/talks/discussions

    Canon Inc. announced today that it is developing a Cinema EOS System 8K camera and professional-use 8K reference display that will support the production of next-generation 8K video content, along with a still-image single-lens reflex camera equipped with a CMOS sensor featuring approximately 120 million effective pixels. Through the Company’s proprietary imaging technologies, Canon provides still and video input and output devices that will contribute to the development of imaging culture.

    Canon, as a leading company in the field of imaging technology, conducts research and development into devices designed to support cinema and video production with the aim of expanding the boundaries of visual expression. Through the further enhancement of the Cinema EOS System 8K camera and professional-use 8K reference display under development, Canon aims to contribute to smooth production workflows, facilitating not only the input and output of 8K video content, but also such processes as 8K to 4K down-conversion and 4K cropping.

    The Cinema EOS System 8K camera being developed will be equipped with a Canon Super 35 mm-equivalent CMOS sensor that makes possible high-resolution 8,192 x 4,320 pixel (approximately 35.39 million effective pixels) imaging performance even at a frame rate of 60 frames per second with 13 stops1 of dynamic range and a richly expressive wide color gamut. Additionally, featuring a body size that realizes outstanding mobility and a design that delivers high levels of operability, along with an EF mount that offers compatibility with Canon’s extensive interchangeable EF lens lineup,2 the camera will support diverse shooting styles and means of visual expression.

    Incorporating Canon image-processing technology, the ultra-high-resolution 8K reference display currently under development will achieve high brightness, high contrast (high dynamic range) and a wide color gamut. Additionally, with a pixel density exceeding 300 pixels per inch, a level approaching the limit of human visibility, the display will make possible ultra-realistic imaging that enables the reproduction of subtle changes in light that were previously not possible. Furthermore, when used in combination with the Cinema EOS System 8K camera, the display will be capable of conveying truly impressive levels of visual expression.

    Featuring a resolution of approximately 120 effective megapixels, the SLR camera now being developed will incorporate a Canon-developed high-pixel-density CMOS sensor within the current EOS-series platform, which will realize compatibility with the Company’s diverse interchangeable EF lens lineup.3 The high-resolution images that the camera will be capable of producing will recreate the three-dimensional texture, feel and presence of subjects, making them appear as if they are really before one’s eyes. The camera will facilitate a level of resolution that is more than sufficient for enlarged poster-sized printout while also enabling images to be cropped and trimmed without sacrificing image resolution and clarity.

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