General and News Mon, 17 Feb 20 09:46:43 +0000 General and News en-CA Samsung 108MP HM1 Sensor Thu, 08 Aug 2019 02:03:19 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22391@/talks/discussions image


Filming Many Scenes in One Location || Why and BTS w/examples Fri, 14 Feb 2020 19:48:27 +0000 mojo43 23528@/talks/discussions

Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus and other companies interviews Wed, 24 Dec 2014 02:28:28 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 12024@/talks/discussions In Japanese (use google to translate)

CP+ 2020 Exhibition Mon, 20 May 2019 05:56:57 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22084@/talks/discussions image

CP+ 2020 is scheduled to take place from Thursday, February 27th through Sunday, March 1st with a larger scale.

Canon Camera Cloud Platform - another thing to close in 2 years time Thu, 13 Feb 2020 13:51:34 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23523@/talks/discussions

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced its parent company, Canon Inc. will launch in early April 20201, a new cloud platform that connects select Canon cameras with compatible PCs, smartphones and external web services. will enhance post-production workflow and provide a new way to experience the joy of photography.

Serving as a hub for users' content, allows the transfer of image files from connected compatible PCs, smartphones and external web services. The service will provide new ways to enjoy photography and will cater to a wide range of photographers seeking to improve their post-production workflows, including professionals who want to enhance their creative process, enthusiasts who want to streamline image editing and entry-level users who want to enjoy casual photography and share their images on social media.

The Functions and Features of include:

  • Direct image uploading via Wi-Fi® connectivity
    Beginning with the currently-in-development EOS R5, future Canon cameras equipped with an automatic image transfer function will be able to automatically upload still image and video files2 in their original quality directly to via Wi-Fi connectivity and store them for up to 30 days - simply by turning on the device. When uploading an original image file, a thumbnail file (up to 2048 pixels) will be automatically generated and stored on These thumbnail files can be viewed and used, even after the 30-day initial storage period.
  • Long-term storage up to 10 GB
    Users who want to save still image and video files in their original quality after the initial 30-day period can migrate the data to a 10 GB long-term storage space.
  • SNS connectivity
    From the mobile app, which will be available for free on the App Store® and Google Play®4, users can easily post on select social network sites (SNS) and YouTube as well as share still image and video files.

The service will also allow the automatic transfer of images to users' accounts on services such as Google DriveTM. Starting from June, will expand both of its partnerships with Google to include original quality backup with Google PhotosTM via Google One TM, a membership plan for expanded storage, as well as Adobe® Creative Cloud® (membership plan). In addition to the automatic transfer of images and the ability to edit images in their original quality on partnered services and applications, will make it easier for users to store and share their images.

Giving photographers the tools they need to keep up in a 5G and artificial intelligent-enabled world, Canon will continue to propose new ways to capture images and enjoy photography by enabling cameras to communicate in both directions, such as remote, real-time editing of photos and videos captured at outdoor events, cloud-based RAW image data editing and capture assistance tailored to users' preferences.

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Nikon Z mount lens roadmap Wed, 22 Aug 2018 22:44:13 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20300@/talks/discussions image

All lenses in this roadmap will set new price and margin records.

Goal is to reach around 4x-5x margin compared to Nikon F mount lens with same glass.

How to Film/Direct Non actors or Inexperienced Actors Fri, 07 Feb 2020 13:10:52 +0000 mojo43 23504@/talks/discussions I thought I would put together some of the things that we have learned about working with non actors or inexperienced actors. Hope this helps and let me know if you have any feedback or questions..

Format war - HEVC vs AV1, include still images also Wed, 24 Jan 2018 18:40:48 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18860@/talks/discussions image


Actual difference is tiny.


Also HEVC still images (<=8K res) decoding is actually present in hardware (by AMD, NVidia and Intel).

But reducing patent payment is goal number one here and end users damages are not important.

DDR5 memory coming, and it is sad long story Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:25:43 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17800@/talks/discussions Rambus now has working prototypes of DDR5 , the next major interface for DRAM dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs). The register clock drivers and data buffers could help double the throughput of main memory in servers, probably starting in 2019 — and they are already sparking a debate about the future of computing.

The Jedec standards group plans to release before June the DDR5 spec as the default memory interface for next-generation servers. However, some analysts note it comes at a time of emerging alternatives in persistent memories, new computer architectures and chip stacks.

“To the best of our knowledge, we are the first to have functional DDR5 DIMM chip sets in the lab. We are expecting production in 2019, and we want to be first to market to help partners bring up the technology”

DDR5 is expected to support data rates up to 6.4 Gbits/second delivering 51.2 GBytes/s max, up from 3.2 Gbits and 25.6 GBytes/s for today’s DDR4. The new version will push the 64-bit link down to 1.1V and burst lengths to 16 bits from 1.2V and 8 bits. In addition, DDR5 lets voltage regulators ride on the memory card rather than the motherboard.

CPU vendors are expected to expand the number of DDR channels on their processors from 12 to 16. That could drive main memory sizes to 128 Gbytes from 64 GB today.

The DDR5 standard will arrive about the same time Jedec releases its NVMDIMM-p interface for memory modules supporting a mix of DRAM and persistent memory. Intel said it will roll out server DIMMs next year using its 3D XPoint chips.

A lot of people don’t think DDR5 will be the next-generation memory interface. Process technology shrinks for DRAMs are approaching the physical limits of its core capacitors, leading experts to project the end the memory designs in five to ten years. Higher error rates are already requiring correcting code circuitry on the chips.

Edius maker Grass Valley sold to Black Dragon Capital Thu, 06 Feb 2020 00:12:27 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23498@/talks/discussions

Private equity firm Black Dragon Capital will acquire the entirety of Grass Valley, a leading technology supplier of advanced broadcast and media solutions, from Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC). The transaction is expected to close after customary regulatory approvals.

Black Dragon, which makes control investments in growth companies it believes can become market leaders in industries disrupted by digitization, has significant experience in media technology, and plans to accelerate Grass Valley's evolution to being the market leader in digital media and open and inclusive cloud technology, according to Louis Hernandez Jr., Founder, Managing Director and CEO of Black Dragon.

"Grass Valley has an iconic brand, track record of strong performance, superb clients and products that compete in the top tier in every category they're in. We are excited and honored to work with Grass Valley's leadership team, partners and resellers to take the company to the next level with a cloud-enabled, software-based business model, and cement its role as the standard bearer for the future of digital media," Hernandez said.

"We're excited by the opportunity Grass Valley has to lead in an industry where other heritage brands have struggled. Grass Valley's investments in cloud-based and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions are promising. We believe the combination of a broad product suite, a great team and the direction of the market will make Grass Valley the partner of choice as the digitization of the space accelerates. While Belden won't retain any ownership or have an impact on operations, we are pleased that they will remain a close, long-term collaborative partner, which will ensure a smooth transition," Hernandez said.

Grass Valley President, Tim Shoulders, and his senior team will continue to lead the company. Hernandez will become Executive Chairman and, along with selected Black Dragon colleagues, will work with Grass Valley leaders on strategy, execution, client relations and the accelerated expansion to a cloud-based subscription model.

"We are excited about this new phase for Grass Valley. Black Dragon's experience and vision will help us accelerate our move to cloud-based and SaaS solution product lines that will please customers seeking the most robust and flexible models for content production and delivery. We are delighted to be embarking on this journey with our customers and Black Dragon," Shoulders said.

Said John Stroup, President, CEO and Chairman of Belden Inc., "We are very pleased to partner with Black Dragon Capital. Their deep media-related expertise, proven track record and relationships in the broadcast community make them the perfect partner to drive Grass Valley to the next level. We are excited to be part of the partnership."

Black Dragon takes an operationally led and thesis-driven approach to making investments and working with portfolio companies. Investments are based on the firm's significant understanding of the impact of digitization on workflow, technology, economics and human factors driving in the digital landscape. Black Dragon principals and advisors are engaged participants in the industries and companies in which they invest, and they work closely with the portfolio companies to create market leaders.

The Black Dragon principals and advisors involved in the Grass Valley acquisition include Hernandez; Mohamed Abuagla, former EVP and CTO of Al Jazeera and Advisor; Dr. Andreas Bereczky, former SVP and CTO of ZDF Germany and Advisor; Peter Neothen, CEO of Quest Media GMBH and Advisor; Gary Bettan, CEO of Broadfield Distributing Inc. and Advisor; Sandy Nassari, Founder and CEO of Melrose Inc. and Advisor; Shengli Han, Vice Chairman of Beijing Jetsen Technology and Advisor; Frank Capria, media product specialist; and Mo Hussein, media finance professional. Several other executives who worked at Avid with Hernandez were involved in the company assessment and strategy. The Black Dragon transaction team was led by Tim Greenfield, Partner, and Dan Consigli, Partner and CFO.

Cowen and Company served as advisor on the transaction, and Greenberg Traurig LLP served as legal counsel.

Can become personal vendetta of sacked former Avid CEO Louis Hernandez Jr. against Avid.

NITZE Gh5/Gh5s Camera Cage Tue, 10 Sep 2019 23:34:54 +0000 halfmac 22552@/talks/discussions image

The Nitze PHT01 formfitting cage is designed for the Panasonic GH5 / GH5S and is made of anodized aluminum alloy for lightweight and durability.


The cage prevents damage to the camera plus it gives plenty of 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 accessory mounting holes and a HDMI cable clamp. All the ports on the camera are unobstructed by the cage. The NITZE cage is made of anodized aluminum alloy for lightweight and durability. This setup costs $88.


For $149, Nitze includes the PA14 Top Handle with cold shoe and 15mm rod clamp. There are multiple 1/4’’-20 and 3/8’’-16 threaded holes and ARRI locating holes to attach other external accessories.

The handle helps capture dynamic low angle footage with proper balance and maintains comfort during long shooting.


The $239 GH5 Cage Kit includes also the Nitze PB05 Base Plate with Built-in ARCA QR holder witch makes you able to quickly remove or mount the camera cage by putting an included ARCA QR plate on the bottom of the cage.


Also there are 2 x 15mm 100mm aluminum alloy Rods and 2 x 15 mm 200mm aluminum alloy Rods for mounting rod accessories as a matte box or follow focus.

This is a nice cage from Nitze. Has a cold shoe on the cage offset, most cages don't.

Chinese made TVs sales going up fast, 4K models lead the pack Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:40:30 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9066@/talks/discussions image

By green Chinese manufacturers are marked. Vizio also makes all of their TVs in China.

In fact that we can see is pretty optimistic view for LG and Samsung. As if 4K will become hotter product things can be much worse, as all of marked companies already have 4K and 3D capable TVs for very affordable prices.

Cameras and lenses cut in half Tue, 19 Jul 2011 17:08:03 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 429@/talks/discussions



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Tokina Compatibility Notice for Nikon Z-Series Mirrorless Camera Owners Sun, 26 Jan 2020 17:17:32 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23444@/talks/discussions

We have thoroughly tested all current Tokina interchangeable lenses (Nikon F mount) with the Nikon Z 6, Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 50 mirrorless camera using the Nikon mount adapter FTZ.

The results confirm that current Tokina lens models showed no issues in general operations with the following exceptions:

Tokina opera 50mm F1.4 FF Issue: Compared with general conditions depending on aperture value AF speed might be slower. Tokina AT-X 70–200mm F4 FX VCM-S Issue: AF communication error. However, the lens will operate normally in manual focus mode.

Please, note that due to mount adapter FTZ specifications, the following Tokina lenses do not AF but will operate in manual focus mode:

Tokina AT-X M100 AF PRO D Tokina AT-X 107 AF DX NH Fisheye Tokina AT-X 107 AF DX Fisheye

For any question about compatibility of Tokina interchangeable lenses with Nikon Z 6, Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 50 mirrorless camera contact us via contact form at .

Canon - cry from the dying beast Tue, 08 Sep 2015 07:26:56 +0000 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.

Welcome to new place! Fri, 24 Jan 2020 11:42:52 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23427@/talks/discussions If you see this topic, it is new PV location.

Canon EOS R APS-C Cameras Will be Available Fri, 24 Jan 2020 17:29:36 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23431@/talks/discussions

A good source tells us that such a camera is in active development at Canon, but likely won’t see the light of day until 2021. More lenses in the RF lineup are a priority over an APS-C body we have been told, but that there definitely would not be “RF-S” lenses developed for a smaller sensor EOS R camera body.

Rumors are that Canon want to make transition instant and fast. So they'll keep silent up until last moment to not scare M Mount buyers.
Things can happen more quickly and in 2021 we can enter without single M mount camera being manufactured and all M lenses will be only old stock left also.

Sensor wars Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:10:27 +0000 Eno 23400@/talks/discussions Omnivision Aims to Close the Gap with Sony and Samsung and Lead the Market in 1 Year.

"In the past, our gap [with Sony and Samsung has been,] may be, about one year. Last year, we were half a year behind, and our goal is to achieve new products to be leveled this year, and to achieve a lead next year," says Wu Xiaodong.

SD Association - 20 years of total mess Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:02:07 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23415@/talks/discussions

A total of more than 1,700 member companies participate in formulating and using SD standards

Source of whole mess.


Also note that main companies intentionally try NOT to make SD Express cards as it'll cut them big revenue streams from video and photo specific fast cards.

DynaLite is bankrupt Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:51:52 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23414@/talks/discussions image

Samsung S20 Ultra specs Sat, 18 Jan 2020 13:57:17 +0000 Eno 23388@/talks/discussions

Main sensor 108 MP 1/1,33" capable of 8K 30p video and 4K 60p, 48 MP telephoto sensor, 12 MP ultra wide sensor, 10x optical zoom range, 40 MP wide front camera with 4K 60p.

...meat the entry LV dedicated camera killer, course Japanese camera manufactures love to iterate in microscopic steps until they run out of business. :)

Adobe expansion weakened in last 2 months, EU 40% sale proposed as cure Thu, 16 Jan 2020 07:52:37 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23378@/talks/discussions image

Tamron will offer lens rental Wed, 15 Jan 2020 08:08:44 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23370@/talks/discussions Some Tamron lenses will be available fort rent from 20 € per day.

Only Tamron's G2 range is available for rental now.

  • SP 15-30 mm f / 2.8 Di VC USD G2
  • SP 24-70mm f / 2.8 Di VC USD G2
  • SP 70-200 mm f / 2.8 Di VC USD G2
  • 150-600mm f / 5-6.3 Di VC USD G2

Canon and Nikon mount versions will be available.

Check our local distributor/seller for this (in EU).

Wooptix Light Field Camera Wed, 15 Jan 2020 08:41:00 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23372@/talks/discussions

Live Stream of Blackmagic ATEM Mini Sun, 12 Jan 2020 06:39:14 +0000 andyharris 23355@/talks/discussions

We're already live -- but starting proper at 14:00.

See you there!

Canon EF system will be slowly phased out in 3 years time Thu, 03 Jan 2019 10:37:47 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21248@/talks/discussions

“Next year we will focus on RF lenses,” Burnhill says. “We will take a break — there will be no EF lenses next year. We’ll focus on RF. We know we have to catch up, so we have to move the production from that to RF so we can try to produce more lenses to catch up with our competitors.

“The lens manufacturing can only produce X amount of lenses. We can either produce 5 here 3 there, or we can produce 10 of these. And we realized we’re behind here.”

It is expected that we will see in this year only 1 updated advanced DSLR camera and 1-2 of cheapest models with only cosmetic changes.

Big Canon M mount APS-C cameras sale can happen in the spring with gradual sellout of all cameras and lenses except 2-3 models. Canon APS-C mirrorless system can cease to exist in 2020 completely after fall holidays big sale.

In 2021 dealers talk only about single top DSLR body from Canon as both entry level and middle lineups will move to mirrorless with only refurbished and used camera market available to get replacements.

2021 will be also year of EF lenses lineup shakeup with almost 50% of lenses being phased out, present management idea is to try to make good stock and do such without nay public announcement to avoid legal issues.

Playing Doom on your digital camera Sat, 11 Jan 2020 13:27:35 +0000 karl 23352@/talks/discussions I'm not usually into retro-gaming, but this I found really funny:

It is also insightful too see how open these cameras were for 3rd-party software to be installed. Nothing like the barb-wired walled gardens that are consumer electronics today...

Degradation: Wi-Fi will be reduced to single number now Wed, 03 Oct 2018 07:27:50 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20597@/talks/discussions To help users identify devices that provide the latest Wi-Fi experience, Wi-Fi Alliance has introduced simplified generational names that may appear in device names and product descriptions. Wi-Fi devices supporting the latest generation of connectivity are based on the 802.11ax standard and are known as Wi-Fi 6 devices.

All "convoluted" codenames are being changed. Instead of the current Wi-Fi being called 802.11ac, it’ll be called Wi-Fi 5. :

  • Wi-Fi 1: 802.11b (1999)
  • Wi-Fi 2: 802.11a (1999)
  • Wi-Fi 3: 802.11g (2003)
  • Wi-Fi 4: 802.11n (2009)
  • Wi-Fi 5: 802.11ac (2014)


Happy New 2020 to all PV members Sun, 29 Dec 2019 14:04:54 +0000 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23301@/talks/discussions image

2020 will be very fun and productive year for PV team and will change a lot in camera industry also.

I am sure 2020 will be good for you, your family and it'll allow to implement most of your ideas into reality.