General and News http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/general/feed.rss Sat, 21 Apr 18 01:47:53 -0600 General and News en-CA Photokina 2018 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19421/photokina-2018 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 11:13:43 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19421@/talks/discussions

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Sigma Lenses prices for E-Mount in UK http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19471/sigma-lenses-prices-for-e-mount-in-uk Tue, 17 Apr 2018 06:23:07 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19471@/talks/discussions

SIGMA to launch interchangeable lenses for Sony E-mount cameras with full-frame sensors

Sigma Imaging (UK) Ltd is pleased to announce that pricing and delivery for the seven new Sony E-mount Art prime lenses will be as follows:

  • SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art; Available from July 2018. SRP: £1,679.99
  • SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art; Available from June 2018. SRP: £859.99
  • SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art; Available from June 2018. SRP: £799.99
  • SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art; Available from May 2018. SRP: £799.99
  • SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art; Available from May 2018. SRP: £749.99
  • SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art; Available from May 2018. SRP: £1,199.99
  • SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM | Art; Available from July 2018. SRP: £1,399.99

All prices include VAT at 20%

While offering the same high-performance optical design as other lenses in the Art line, the new Sony E-mount models will feature a newly developed control algorithm that optimises the autofocus drive and maximises the data transmission speed. In addition, these lenses will be compatible with Sony’s Continuous AF (AF-C) and high-speed autofocus, which are not addressed by MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11. Like the converter, the lenses will be compatible with in-camera image stabilisation and in-camera aberration correction, which includes corrections for peripheral illumination, chromatic aberrations, and distortion.

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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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Alan Halfhill / PV Videos http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19450/alan-halfhill-pv-videos Sat, 14 Apr 2018 16:35:38 -0600 Doctor 19450@/talks/discussions I've watched several of the videos now featuring Alan and I've found them very helpful. Just wanted to thank Alan and the PV team for their efforts in producing these videos.

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Canon CMOS Sensor Technology http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19454/canon-cmos-sensor-technology Sun, 15 Apr 2018 06:00:12 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19454@/talks/discussions

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Xiaomi can buy GoPro http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19442/xiaomi-can-buy-gopro Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:43:40 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19442@/talks/discussions

GoPro could conceivably fetch $1 billion, based on the price that Hewlett Packard paid for Palm—another struggling electronics maker—in 2010. A sale might happen. CEO Nick Woodman has said publicly that he is open to a deal. Chinese electronics maker Xiaomi has weighed whether to make an offer but doesn’t want to overpay, according to a person familiar with the matter.

GoPro Inc. jumped as much as 8.8 percent after a report said Chinese electronics maker Xiaomi Corp. has weighed whether to make an offer for the action-camera maker.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-12/gopro-surges-on-report-that-xiaomi-has-considered-an-offer

Can be quite real, as Yi suddenly become not too big priority for Xiaomi few months ago, as it seems.

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ProRes RAW and patent trolls from RED http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19440/prores-raw-and-patent-trolls-from-red Fri, 13 Apr 2018 04:48:25 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19440@/talks/discussions

ProRes RAW

ProRes RAW is a new format from Apple that offers the quality and workflow advantages of RAW with the stunning performance of ProRes. With ProRes RAW, editors can import, edit and grade pristine footage with RAW data from the camera sensor, providing ultimate flexibility when adjusting highlights and shadows — ideal for HDR workflows. And with performance optimized for macOS, editors can play full-quality 4K ProRes RAW files on MacBook Pro and iMac systems in real time without rendering. ProRes RAW files are even smaller than ProRes 4444 files, allowing editors to make better use of storage while providing an excellent format for archiving.

Final Cut Pro editors can work natively with ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ files created by Atomos recorders. The format will be available as a free update for owners of Atomos Sumo 19 and Shogun Inferno devices. The format will also be available as part of a forthcoming upgrade package to users of the DJI Inspire 2 drone and Zenmuse X7 Super 35mm camera system designed for aerial cinematography.

Now let's go back to 2017

RED, known for high-end cinema cameras used by James Cameron, Peter Jackson and others, has just formed a very unusual retail partnership. It's now offering the 4.5K, 120 fps RED Raven camera exclusively at Apple.com for a mere $15,000.

Nothing unusual?

And now back to 2013, listen to Red patent trolls attacking Sony

We are heavily invested in concepts, inventions, designs, development and manufacturing of RED cameras, REDRAY and the RED Projector. Each is unique and has motivated the industry to get better, for the benefit of all. We don't mind others joining the 4K revolution... quite the contrary, we embrace it. What we don't accept is others just borrowing our technology, intentionally or unintentionally. We admire invention and happily pay for and license great technology from other companies when it is useful to our program.

We have created many jobs in the US leveraging our vision and technology and we will aggressively protect our employees. Every single job matters. It is a magic trick to build a camera in the US, especially at the highest level. This cannot be done if others are allowed to just take what we have done and use our work as their own.

Our customers have invested in our technology. They need to be protected and their investment needs to be protected. We have an obligation to our customers so they will not have their investment diluted by a proliferation of the proprietary technology they invested in.

Patents are here for a reason. They protect IP. Receiving a patent now means that you have an obligation to protect it... or they have absolutely no value whatsoever.

Solution for many cameras is using Cinema DNG, effectively it is way to circumvent patents but at a cost of making much less effective everyday work.

Back in 2017 Apple and RED made secret agreement (Atomos seems to also join on second stage), and I am sure that for now we saw only small part of it.

Both Apple and RED want to gain good money from ProRes RAW licensing. And both will use combined lawyers power to not allow any fast free compressed raw formats.

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PV Awards for NAB 2018 Products http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19439/pv-awards-for-nab-2018-products Fri, 13 Apr 2018 04:25:34 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19439@/talks/discussions Cameras - Z-CAM E2

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Lights - Aputure Amaran MX

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Small Monitors - Feelworld X7

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NAB 2018: Post your questions http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19203/nab-2018-post-your-questions Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:48:31 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19203@/talks/discussions Please use such format, we make sure to ask your question at NAB.

Company: Canon
Question: How long we must wait for good mirrorless camera with proper 4K?

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NAB NY 2017 and AES 2017, PV Coverage http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17970/nab-ny-2017-and-aes-2017-pv-coverage Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:18:00 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17970@/talks/discussions image

October 18-19.

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October 18-20.

Alan and Paulo will be heading our team

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Make sure to subscribe and follow Telegram channel - https://t.me/personal_view and this topic.

Youtube videos will appear later at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-Pj7yx6F1TdNJ36eRlZgcA?sub_confirmation=1 .

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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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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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NetFlix Production Innovations http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19369/netflix-production-innovations Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:00:46 -0600 IronFilm 19369@/talks/discussions Video: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_c2D6r41PxSdG1fUTZNb0hTV28

https://media.netflix.com/en/company-blog/from-script-to-screen-empowering-production-with-technology

One focus of this effort has been an initiative called Prodicle. At its core, Prodicle puts a variety of production application technologies into the hands of our freelance production crew. By creating this foundational environment, we’re able to leverage existing technologies (like Google’s G-Suite) to collaborate with our productions in real-time. Furthermore, we’re able to introduce new technologies that reshape the fundamentals of production planning and logistics. For example, here’s a look at our first progressive web application called Prodicle Move.

Move seeks to answer one simple question: “What is happening on set right now?” We want to put that information into the hands of every user, using a mobile app that showcases key shooting data. The concept in and of itself is not groundbreaking, but the prospects of taking information once found only in emails and PDFs and centralizing it in real-time, opens up countless possibilities for efficiency across the production and back at the studio.

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Kinefinity Mavo and Mavo LF http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19228/kinefinity-mavo-and-mavo-lf Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:05:53 -0600 bannedindv 19228@/talks/discussions Kinefinity has announced two new evolutions from their Terra Platform. One 6K S35 sensor’d camera Mavo, and a 36x24 “full frame” format Mavo LF

PR

Kinefinity MAVO

The new Kinefinity MAVO is a 6K-capable Super 35mm cinema camera building upon the legacy of the company’s previous line, the Kinefinity Terra. Although the MAVO offers plenty of professional features, its price of “only” $14,000 for a complete camera package with all accessories is still massively disruptive – a strategy that Kinefinity is clearly intent on keeping up.

Kinefinity MAVO

The Kinefinity MAVO is a modular system similar to what the manufacturer did with the Terra line. The camera body includes the brand new 6K CMOS Super 35mm sensor, along with basic I/O, headphone output, 2.5” SSD port, built-in mic and the port to attach the SideGrip – a side handle offering basic controls and battery compartment – and the KineMON – the camera’s proprietary monitor. Like the Terra, the Kinefinity MAVO becomes a much more powerful beast when attaching the optional KineBACK module at the rear of the camera body, which unlocks more professional features such as dual XLR inputs with phantom power, SDI outputs, V-Lock battery capabilites, D-tap power outputs, and timecode in/out. The new version – the KineBACK-W – seems a lot easier to attach, requiring only a couple of screws rather than fumbling around with a delicate ribbon cable, as was the case with the Terra. This means it is a lot quicker to go from a fully built-up camera to the compact 990g body-only, perfect for mounting on a gimbal. Wireless Capabilities

This new version of the KineBACK, however, offers new integration for wireless functionality. It features a slot into which you can insert a new wireless transmitter card, unlocking a system capable of wireless video transmission with a claimed zero delay, as well as wireless lens control via the Movcam system, all this without additional cables or powering.

KineMOUNT

The Kinefinity MAVO still makes use of the Kinefinity KineMOUNT system, a versatile mount that allows you not only to easily change between Sony, Canon, Nikon and PL mounts, but also takes the manufacturer’s proprietary EF or PL variable ND filter attachment and KineENHANCER (Kinefinity’s version of a Speedbooster).

Additionally, the Kinefinity MAVO will feature a removable OLPF. This is significant, as the Kinefinity TERRA 4K – the company’s current entry-level option, which also offers very interesting features at a very low price – suffered from severe OLPF reflection flare issues when pointed directly at strong sources of light. This has been a cause of concern for many potential buyers doing their due diligence, so having the possibility to remove the OLPF altogether, or easily replacing it when new and improved versions become available, could be a good compromise. Kinefinity MAVO Image

Kinefinity’s new camera offers a Super 35mm sensor, larger than the Terra 4K sensor which was halfway between Super 35mm and Micro Four-Thirds. This new 6016×4016 pixel sensor offers over 14 stops of dynamic range, and various maximum frame rate, resolution and sensor windowing combinations including Open Gate and 4:3 for anamorphic capture, as you can see in the graphic below. Despite the larger sensor, Kinefinity claims improved rolling shutter speeds, putting it in the same ball park as the RED 8K-capable cameras.

In terms of processing, the Kinefinity MAVO also has some great improvements, with the addition of ProRes 422HQ, ProRes 444, ProRes 444XQ codecs to the previously available ProRes 422. Kinefinity’s own flavour of Raw has been updated to KRW 2.0, and now allows for an adjustable compression ratio from 2:1 to 10:1. Kinefinity previously offered a free software utility to transcode KRW to cinemaDNG, so what is even bigger news is that MAVO can record cinemaDNG internally at 3:1, 5:1 and 7:1 compression ratios. Pricing and availability

Kinefinity MAVO will be available in four packages:

  • Body Only: $7,999
  • Basic: $9,499
  • Pro: $10,999
  • Full: $13,999

If the Terra pricing scheme is anything to go by, the Basic package will also include accessories such as the KineMON, SideGrip, a couple of BP-U 30 style batteries, charger, KineMAG SSD and power cables. The Pro package will also include the KineBACK module, case and shoulder rig kit. I would guess the Full package includes all the necessary accessories to unlock the wireless capabilities of the camera. There will also be trade-in deals for owners of earlier Kinefinity cameras.

New Large Format Camera Too? Kinefinity MAVO LF

In the age of Sony Venice, RED Monstro and ARRI ALEXA LF, it is clear that there is a tendency towards large sensors at the very top tier of cinema cameras. Clearly, Kinefinity didn’t want to lag behind.

During the live stream today, Kinefinity also announced an upcoming large-format cinema camera, the MAVO LF, which will pack a 36x24mm sensor, just a wee bit smaller than the ALEXA LF. This camera – which will no doubt become Kinefinity’s flagship after the now ageing KineMAX – will benefit from all the improvements of the upcoming Kinefinity MAVO, and will become available in August 2018.

New MAVO Prime range of cinema lenses

As if the announcement of two new cameras wasn’t enough, Kinefinity also announced a complete range of cinema lenses for the MAVO platform. The MAVO Prime lenses will cover 25, 35, 50, 75 and 135mm at T2 with full-frame coverage, and a price tag of around $12,000 for the whole set.

More info here:

http://www.kinefinity.com/mavo/

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Apple leaving Pro market and MacOS till 2020, will leave consumer iOS on ARM http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19341/apple-leaving-pro-market-and-macos-till-2020-will-leave-consumer-ios-on-arm Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:29:53 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19341@/talks/discussions

Apple is planning to use its own chips in Mac computers beginning as early as 2020, replacing processors from Intel, according to people familiar with the plans, Bloomberg News’ Ian King and Mark Gurman report.

The initiative, code named Kalamata, is still in the early developmental stages, but comes as part of a larger strategy to make all of Apple’s devices -- including Macs, iPhones, and iPads -- work more similarly and seamlessly together, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private information. The project, which executives have approved, will likely result in a multi-step transition.

The shift would be a blow to Intel, whose partnership helped revive Apple’s Mac success and linked the chipmaker to one of the leading brands in electronics. Apple provides Intel with about 5 percent of its annual revenue

Intel shares dropped as much as 9.2 percent, the biggest intraday drop in more than two years.

Not April joke :-)

Of course, formally MacOS will remain, but will be incompatible with all existing software, except iOS applications.
Move is expected as none of top Apple managers is interested in professional niche market anymore.

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Canon moves US head to EU due to problems with sales http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19354/canon-moves-us-head-to-eu-due-to-problems-with-sales Tue, 03 Apr 2018 12:18:39 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19354@/talks/discussions

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 3, 2018 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced that Mr. Yuichi Ishizuka, the company’s president and chief operating officer, has taken a new assignment as president and chief executive officer of Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as of April 1, 2018. This announcement marks the culmination of a thirty-three year tenure with Canon Americas for Mr. Ishizuka, who also holds the position of managing executive officer for Canon Inc. in Japan.

Canon U.S.A. has announced that Mr. Kazuto Ogawa will succeed Mr. Ishizuka in the role of president and chief operating officer. Mr. Ogawa comes to Canon U.S.A. from Canon China, where he served as executive vice president. Mr. Ogawa brings with him over three decades of experience with Canon, including positions across the globe.

“I’d like to thank Mr. Yuichi Ishizuka for his strong leadership, visionary spirit and tireless dedication to Canon U.S.A., where he provided the same innovative direction that he will bring to his new role overseeing Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa,” said Joe Adachi, chairman and chief executive officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “It is with great honor that I announce the appointment of Mr. Kazuto Ogawa to the position of president and chief operating officer of Canon U.S.A. On behalf of the company, I welcome Mr. Ogawa to our team and look forward to working alongside him as we continue to cement our status as an imaging leader.”

A graduate of Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, Mr. Ogawa began his career with Canon Inc. in 1981. Between the years of 1995 and 2005, Mr. Ogawa held positions with Canon Singapore, Canon Hong Kong and Canon China before returning to Canon Singapore to serve in the role of president and chief executive officer. In 2008, Mr. Ogawa was named president and CEO of Canon Canada. Following that, he was named as an executive officer of Canon Inc. in 2011. He was later appointed executive vice president of Canon China in February 2014, and became a managing executive officer of Canon Inc. in April 2016.

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CP++ 2018, Japanese Exhibition, PV Coverage http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18775/cp-2018-japanese-exhibition-pv-coverage Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:56:13 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18775@/talks/discussions image

Possible new cameras and lenses

  • Sony A7III
  • A5800 camera with 4K 30fps video
  • Canon EOS M50
  • PowerShot premium compacts
  • EOS 3000D and EOS 4000D DSLRs
  • Sony 135mm FE
  • Sigma FF lenses - 70-200mm f/2.8 ART lens, and a 70-200mm f/4 CONTEMPORARY lens
  • Laowa 9mm f/2.8 APS-C E-mount lens
  • Zeiss 25mm f/2.4 FE
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Breaking News: Apple releases OS XXX , now free & Open Source! http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19334/breaking-news-apple-releases-os-xxx-now-free-open-source Sun, 01 Apr 2018 10:47:12 -0600 NickBen 19334@/talks/discussions Breaking News: Apple releases OS XXX Open Source & Free to Download on all X86 compatible computers with open Donation Page!

Tim Cook announced Apple will now contribute any donations to pay down the US national debt, and the free Hillary legal defense fund.

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The Photography Show 2018, UK http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18856/the-photography-show-2018-uk Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:20:47 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18856@/talks/discussions image

  • 17-20 March
  • The Nec, Birmingham
  • Tickets - 13 pounds without cade
  • Discount codes for registration - 3 pounds off with EZPTPS18, RPSTPS18 or SPKTPS18 codes
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Canon 35mm FHDXS CMOS Sensor http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19324/canon-35mm-fhdxs-cmos-sensor Sat, 31 Mar 2018 06:42:35 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19324@/talks/discussions

  • Sensor size: 35mm film size (36.48mm x 20.52mm)
  • Number of effective pixels: 2000h x 1128v, Approx. 2.2MP
  • Filter types:
    • 35MMFHDXSC: RGB
    • 35MMFHDXSM: Monochrome
  • Pixel size: 19μm x 19μm
  • Progressive scan
  • Rolling shutter
  • Sensitivity:
    • 35MMFHDXSC (Green): 1,100,000e/lx/sec @gain x1
    • 35MMFHDXSM: 2,100,000e/lx/sec @gain x1
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H.265 HEVC topic. Same quality, half file size. http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/3306/h.265-hevc-topic.-same-quality-half-file-size. Tue, 22 May 2012 15:42:11 -0600 Hallvalla 3306@/talks/discussions Didn't realize h265 is predicted to become available in 2013:

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13970_7-57387626-78/qualcomm-shows-horsepower-of-next-gen-h.265-video/

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Red Gemini Sensor http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19302/red-gemini-sensor Thu, 29 Mar 2018 01:09:49 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19302@/talks/discussions

Specs

  • 5K S35 sensor optimized for low-light performance
  • 15.4 Megapixel Dual Sensitivity CMOS Sensor
  • 30.72 mm x 18 mm (Diagonal: 35.61 mm)
  • Seamless switching between Standard and Low Light modes
  • 5K up to 96 fps Full Format
  • 16.5 stops of DR
  • 4K upto 30fps and 2K upto 120fps using ProRes or Avid
  • Simultaneously record REDCODE plus ProRes or Avid
  • Up to 275 MB/s write speeds
  • Interchangeable lens mount

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Personal View 2018 Video Contest http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18612/personal-view-2018-video-contest Sun, 31 Dec 2017 01:10:04 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18612@/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 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 15.

Winner selection

  1. @maxr will be main judge, but also few other members will have their say in winner selection.

Prizes - DSLR 3-axis Gimbal

  • Work with any camera+ lens combination up to 1.8kg
  • Weight is around 1kg
  • Compact

Prizes - Laing H5 Steadicam, new 2017 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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Mergers: Google buys Lytro for $40 millions http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19240/mergers-google-buys-lytro-for-40-millions Wed, 21 Mar 2018 06:05:39 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19240@/talks/discussions

Multiple sources tell us that Google is acquiring Lytro, the imaging startup that began as a ground-breaking camera company for consumers before pivoting to use its depth-data, light-field technology in VR.

One source described the deal as an “asset sale” with Lytro going for no more than $40 million. Another source said the price was even lower: $25 million. A third source tells us that not all employees are coming over with the company’s technology: some have already received severance and parted ways with the company, and others have simply left. Assets would presumably also include Lytro’s 59 patents related to light-field and other digital imaging technology.

The sale would be far from a big win for Lytro and its backers. The startup has raised just over $200 million in funding and was valued at around $360 million after its last round in 2017, according to data from PitchBook.

https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/20/sources-google-is-buying-lytro-for-about-40m/

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Pentax Lens Roadmap: Time to Say Goodbye http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19227/pentax-lens-roadmap-time-to-say-goodbye Sun, 18 Mar 2018 07:49:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19227@/talks/discussions image

  • HD Pentax-DA* 11-18mm f/2.8 ED DC AW (APS-C) in Summer 2018
  • HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW (FF) in Spring 2018
  • HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm f/1.4 in 2019
  • HD Pentax-D FE 70-200mm f/4 in Spring 2019
  • Large Aperture Wide-angle Single Focus Lens in 2019 or later
  • Ultra Wide-angle Single Focus Lens in 2019 or later
  • Fish-Eye Zoom Lens in 2019 or later
  • Telephoto Zoom Lens in 2019 or later

All lenses made for DLSRs only, not usable for contrast AF or video shooting.

Looking at Pentax all last years I want to just place this here:

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EBay to stop using Paypal http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18910/ebay-to-stop-using-paypal Thu, 01 Feb 2018 04:01:16 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18910@/talks/discussions

EBay said it will start processing payments globally using Dutch payments company Adyen, allowing its users to remain on the eBay website when checking out.

PayPal said eBay shoppers will still be able to select PayPal as a form of payment until at least July 2023. The news from eBay came as PayPal reported quarterly earnings that beat Wall Street estimates but gave a disappointing outlook for the first quarter. PayPal shares initially fell 5 percent after the release of the quarterly results.

The chief executive officer of PayPal, Dan Schulman, said on a call with analysts that the changing relationship with eBay was very “manageable” and that it was in line with PayPal’s new strategy.

EBay accounts for roughly 13 percent of total payments processed by PayPal.

Paypal processed $131 billion in payments in the fourth quarter, up 32 percent from a year earlier, and added 8.7 million active customers.

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Adobe Creative Cloud Price will jump http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19190/adobe-creative-cloud-price-will-jump Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:48:58 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19190@/talks/discussions

The price of Creative Cloud will increase on April 16, 2018. However, your price will not change until your next renewal date. Please note that this is the first time in over five years that we’ve raised the base price of Creative Cloud.

The price of Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps will change to US$52.99/month on your renewal date. A reminder email will be sent to you as your renewal date gets closer.

Prices adjustment will take effect for customers in the United States, Canada and Mexico on April 16, 2018 or at existing customers’ next contract renewal. Beginning April 16, new subscribers will benefit from the current pricing and can lock in a year subscription at no additional charge. Prices will vary by plans—for example, Creative Cloud for Individuals All App annual plans will experience a 6% increase to $52.99 per month from $49.99 per month. These pricing updates do not impact our Student/Education, Creative Cloud Photography, XD or Acrobat CC plans.

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Canon mad day: Want to reach 50% market share of all advanced cameras http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19191/canon-mad-day-want-to-reach-50-market-share-of-all-advanced-cameras Tue, 13 Mar 2018 10:51:57 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19191@/talks/discussions

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For example, in our core camera business, in addition to our overwhelming share of the DSLR market, we will go on the offensive and work to expand our sales in the mirrorless camera market, which is exhibiting remarkable growth. This will allow us to reach our goal of 50% market share of the entire interchangeable-lens camera market.

http://global.canon/en/ir/conference/pdf/housin2018ceo-e-note.pdf

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