General and News http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/general/feed.rss Sun, 22 Oct 17 11:20:24 -0600 General and News en-CA 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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PhotoPlus 2017 expo, PV Coverage http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17898/photoplus-2017-expo-pv-coverage Wed, 04 Oct 2017 07:40:08 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17898@/talks/discussions image

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US Team coverage.

Will add more info soon.

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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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Chinese made TVs sales going up fast, 4K models lead the pack http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9066/chinese-made-tvs-sales-going-up-fast-4k-models-lead-the-pack Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:40:30 -0700 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.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20131211PD215.html

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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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Ambarella SOC manufacturer having serious issues http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18006/ambarella-soc-manufacturer-having-serious-issues Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:05:59 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18006@/talks/discussions

Shares of Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) fell nearly 30% over the past 12 months due to concerns about its slowing growth and soft demand from its action camera and drone markets. The bears also claim that Ambarella's niche of image processing SoCs didn't have an adequate moat against rival chipmakers.

GoPro, DJI Innovations, and Hikvision -- respectively the largest action camera, drone, and security camera makers in the world -- all used Ambarella chipsets. But over the past few months, GoPro and DJI pivoted sharply from Ambarella chipsets, as did Google with its new Clips camera

GoPro completely cut Ambarella out of the loop and hired Japanese chipmaker Socionext to create a custom GP1 SoC for its new Hero 6 cameras.

DJI recently revealed that its portable Spark drone didn't use an Ambarella chipset. Drone uses the Myriad 2 VPU (visual processing unit) from Intel's Movidius. DJI previously used the Myriad 2 alongside an Ambarella chipset in its flagship Phantom 4, but the Spark uses the Myriad 2 for both computer vision and image processing tasks. That alarming shift could eventually render Ambarella's SoCs obsolete.

Google also installed the Myriad 2 in its Clips camera, which automatically takes burst shots by learning and recognizing the faces in a user's life. The Myriad 2 processes those images in real time with Google's machine learning algorithms. Google previously installed Movidius chips in its Project Tango augmented reality tablets.

Ambarella's heyday is over, and its niche technology could soon be rendered obsolete by bigger chipmakers like Intel and Qualcomm. GoPro's shift to custom chips tells us that Ambarella chips aren't competitively priced, and DJI's tighter relationship with Movidius indicates that stand-alone VPUs can replace image processing SoCs.

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India Broadcast Show 2017, PV Coverage http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17961/india-broadcast-show-2017-pv-coverage Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:04:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17961@/talks/discussions image

12-14 October

Covered by PV India Team.

Stay Tuned.

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DJI X7 camera with 6K! http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17965/dji-x7-camera-with-6k Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:55:06 -0600 IronFilm 17965@/talks/discussions image

Tech Specs:

  • 3 Axis Stabilized Gimbal & Camera
  • 35mm Image Sensor
  • DL Lens Mount (sigh, not another new mount!)

Resolution:

  • Up to 6k 30fps video
  • 24MP Raw DNG still images

Recording Formats:

  • Cinema DNG
  • Apple ProRes
  • h.264
  • h.265
  • DNG
  • JPEG

[Edited by VK]

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Samsung CEO leaves on IPhone X display shortages http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17977/samsung-ceo-leaves-on-iphone-x-display-shortages Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:11:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17977@/talks/discussions

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday its CEO and Vice Chairman Kwon Oh-hyun had decided to step down from management, as it forecast record third-quarter profits on the back of soaring memory chip prices.

”I believe the time has come for the company to start anew with new sprit and young leadership to better respond to challenges,” Kwon, who is seen as Samsung Group No. 2, said in a statement.

“We are fortunately making record earnings right now, but this is the fruit of past decisions and investments; we are not able to even get close to finding new growth engines by reading future trends right now.”

Chung Sun-sup, chief executive of research firm Chaebul.com, said he was “surprised and curious about why he is quitting despite record profits”

”I‘m also worried about a leadership vacuum at a time when Lee is absent from management,” he said.

Known as “Mr Chip”, Kwon, 64, oversaw the growth of Samsung’s component business which now generates much of the firm’s profits, dwarfing earnings from smartphones and other mobile devices.

Note 7 release prior iPhones last year cost Samsung "battery issue" scandal and imprisonment of presidents (both Korean and Samsung).

Inability to supply enough OLED panels for IPhone X lead to resignation of 2nd man in power.

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Samsung ISOCELL Fast 2L9 and ISOCELL Slim 2X7 Sensors http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17957/samsung-isocell-fast-2l9-and-isocell-slim-2x7-sensors Wed, 11 Oct 2017 02:55:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17957@/talks/discussions

Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, today introduced two new ISOCELL image sensors: 1.28-micrometer (μm) 12-megapixel (Mp) ISOCELL Fast 2L9 with Dual Pixel technology, and ultra-small 0.9μm 24Mp ISOCELL Slim 2X7 with Tetracell technology.

Samsung ISOCELL image sensors fall into four categories—Fast, Slim, Bright and Dual—depending on their key attributes. As market demand for sleeker smartphones with advanced features increases, ISOCELL Fast 2L9 and Slim 2X7 both offer high resolution image sensors in small chip packages, delivering detailed pictures in low-light environments without a camera bump.

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With Dual Pixel technology, the ISOCELL Fast 2L9 delivers ultra-fast auto-focus at a reduced pixel size from the previous Dual Pixel sensor’s 1.4μm to 1.28μm. Dual Pixel technology employs two photodiodes in each and every pixel of the sensor instead of only one. With 12 million focus detecting pixels, the sensor is able to not only quickly focus on small still objects, but also lock on and track moving objects without losing focus, even in low-light environments. With smaller pixel size, the ISOCELL Fast 2L9 can fit into slimmer camera modules, enabling bump-less designs for smartphones. Dual Pixel technology especially allows depth-of-field effect for taking bokeh, or aesthetically out-of-focused photographs, through a traditional single lens camera.

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At 0.9μm, the ISOCELL Slim 2X7 is the first sensor in the industry to have the pixel size below 1.0μm. Even with such a small pixel size, the Slim 2X7 is able to provide high color fidelity with less noise due to the improved ISOCELL technology’s deeper DTI (deep trench isolation) that reduces color crosstalk and expands the full-well capacity to hold more light information. In addition, the small 0.9μm pixel size enables a 24Mp image sensor to be fitted in a thinner camera module, allowing premium smartphones to offer high resolution cameras in a very slim and elegant design.

The ISOCELL Slim 2X7 is also packed with Tetracell technology, which lets the sensor take brighter photographs in the dark and more detailed ones in well-lit environments. Tetracell improves performance in low-light situations by merging four neighboring pixels to work as one to increase light sensitivity. In bright environments, Tetracell uses a re-mosaic algorithm to produce full resolution images. This enables consumers to use the same front camera to take photos in various lighting conditions.

“Samsung ISOCELL Fast 2L9 and ISOCELL Slim 2X7 are new image sensors that fully utilize Samsung’s advanced pixel technology, and are highly versatile as they can be placed in both front and rear of a smartphone,” said Ben K. Hur, Vice President of System LSI Marketing at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung plans to further develop the Dual Pixel and 0.9μm-pixel product categories, and expand applicable devices for ISOCELL image sensors that can enhance photographing experiences for consumers.”

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Current PV plans http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17654/current-pv-plans Fri, 01 Sep 2017 12:09:41 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17654@/talks/discussions Exhibitions covered

Exhibitions planned

  • Broadcast India Show , 12-14 October - India team making PV coverage
  • NAB NY, 18-19 October - US team making PV coverage
  • PhotoPlus NY, 26-28 October - US team making PV coverage

Reviews and previews

  • 3 items review published
  • More than 5 hot items left still

Measurements

All possible thanks to amazing guys in our teams around the world!

Remember about big orange button on top, please.
Without your support we can't progress.

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NAB 2014 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/9859/nab-2014 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 08:14:29 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 9859@/talks/discussions Let us and members know if you are at NAB.

You can also post meeting place coordinates to talk with other members!

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Samsung Cinema LED Screen with HDR support http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17939/samsung-cinema-led-screen-with-hdr-support Mon, 09 Oct 2017 11:02:27 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17939@/talks/discussions

Samsung will install a 10.3-meter-wide 4K Cinema LED Display at the Siam Paragon Cineplex in Bangkok, as part of an overseas supply deal it recently signed with Thai movie theater chain Major Cineplex. It will open in February next year.

Unveiled back in South Korea back in July, Samsung’s Cinema LED Display is an HDR-compatible theater screen that employs next-generation picture >quality and enhanced audio to provide the best possible viewing experience.

“Through sharper and more realistic colors, complementary audio and an elevated presentation, our Cinema LED Screen makes viewers feel as if they are part of the picture,” said HS Kim, President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics.

Stretching nearly 10.3m (33.8ft) wide in size, the Cinema LED Screen accommodates a variety of theater configurations while ensuring superior levels of technical performance, reliability and quality. The display brings the visual power of HDR picture quality to the big screen, and enlivens content with both ultra-sharp 4K resolution (4,096 x 2,160) and peak brightness levels (146fL) nearly 10 times greater than that offered by standard projector technologies. Additionally, the Cinema LED Screen’s futuristic, distortion-free presentation leverages ultra-contrast and low-tone grayscale settings to showcase the brightest colors, deepest blacks and most pristine whites at a nearly infinite contrast ratio.

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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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Sound Devices MixPre-10T http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17891/sound-devices-mixpre-10t- Tue, 03 Oct 2017 03:57:09 -0600 IronFilm 17891@/talks/discussions New Sound Devices MixPre-10T

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PR

Sound Devices is proud to announce the MixPre-10T, the newest member of the MixPre Series (MixPre-3 & MixPre-6) of audio recorders, mixers, and USB audio interfaces. As its name suggests, the MixPre-10T is a 10-input recorder with built-in timecode generator and reader, offering up to 12 tracks of polyphonic WAV file recording – ideal for production sound mixers, field recordists, sound designers, and musicians.

"Since we released the MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 in April, we’ve heard how much our users love having phenomenal mic preamps in such a small, durable package," says Matt Anderson, CEO of Sound Devices, LLC. "The MixPre-10T offers higher track count, balanced outputs for additional routing flexibility, and built-in timecode generator and reader for trouble-free sync with any production. With the addition of the MixPre-10T, the MixPre Series continues to redefine the limits of traditional portable audio recorders."

Some of the major features of the MixPre-10T include:

  • Exceptional audio quality – featuring eight ultra-low-noise, discrete, Class-A, Kashmir mic preamps handcrafted by Sound Devices. The MixPre-10T offers signature analog limiters and new 32-bit A-to-D converters to ensure high quality, professional-grade audio recordings.
  • Accurate Timecode – with built-in, ultra-high accuracy timecode generator and reader. Even when turned off or if all power is removed, the MixPre-10T continues to hold accurate timecode for hours. With its BNC, Aux, and HDMI timecode connections, all common frame rates and timecode modes are supported as well as the ability to lock to or output word clock.
  • Versatile I/O routing - flexibility with its two TA3 balanced outputs and a 3.5mm Stereo output, each with routing matrix. The MixPre-10T comes equipped with eight XLR/TRS combo Mic/Line level inputs, and a 3.5mm Aux/Mic input, which may be used for 2-channel line input, camera return, or timecode.
  • Flexible powering options - including a locking 4-pin Hirose connector for either external battery powering or AC-powering, as well as AA or Li-Ion battery sleds.
  • Unintimidating design – featuring a sunlight-readable, IPS touch screen LCD, and transport control joystick, for the ultimate in convenient navigation.
  • Mixing and metering - with gain control knobs, and access to panning and soloing via a simple press of the knob. Easy-to-read ring LEDs display limiter activity, and three LCD views provide easy monitoring of multitrack, mix, and USB return meters.
  • Built-in Bluetooth Smart® - enables control of the device from the free Sound Devices Wingman app. Users can start/stop recording, enter/edit metadata, and arm, disarm and rename tracks. What's more, MixPre-10T users can manage and create sound reports, plus email those reports directly from an iOS or Android device via Wingman.
  • Superior headphone monitoring - through the MixPre-10T’s custom-designed, wide-bandwidth headphone amp, and user programmable routing presets.
  • Compact and durable - the MixPre-10T is small in stature relative to products in its class. It is also constructed with a die-cast aluminum chassis making it robust, yet extremely lightweight.

Like the MixPre-3 and MixPre-6, the MixPre-10T also makes an excellent USB audio interface featuring 12 channels into and 4 channels out from a Mac or Windows computer at up to 96k sample rate. The Mixpre-10T features the unique ability to record to an SD, SDHC or SDXC media card while simultaneously audio streaming via USB. As an added benefit, the MixPre-10T includes the ability to automatically copy recordings to a USB thumbdrive, which may be handed off to a client or kept as a backup copy.

The MixPre-10T offers three modes of operation: Basic, Advanced, and Custom modes. Designed to allow a user to start recording right out of the box, the Basic mode takes the guesswork out of audio recording and is intended for stereo recording applications. Advanced and Custom modes offer more experienced audio professionals and enthusiasts access to multi-channel recording and advanced settings, such as metering, routing, timecode, mic pre gain, stereo and M/S channel linking, input/output delay, headphone presets, and more.

The MixPre-10T is available to order from any Sound Devices authorized reseller, and is anticipated to ship by end of October.

https://www.sounddevices.com/products/recorders/mixpre-10t


10 track recorder priced somewhere between the MixPre-6 and 633, I assume. Further competition to the Zoom F8! (as while the MixPre-6 is great, there are still many reasons why people might prefer an F8 instead)

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Free Affinity Photo Editor for X-Rite buyers in EU http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17881/free-affinity-photo-editor-for-x-rite-buyers-in-eu Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:16:30 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17881@/talks/discussions Offer works when purchasing one of the selected X-Rite products between 1st October and 31st December 2017.

ColorMunki Display

X-Rite’s ColorMunki Display solution is ideal for color perfectionists who need an easy calibrated and profiled workflow, with minimal frustration. It ensures that displays are calibrated to produce accurate color results, reducing guesswork and allowing the user more time to focus on creativity.

ColorChecker Passport Photo

The X-Rite ColorChecker pocket-size targets are reference standards that professional photographers use to ensure predictable results in all lighting conditions. Not only does the ColorChecker Passport Photo speed up workflows, but it also saves time in editing.

ColorMunki Photographer Kit

The X-Rite ColorMunki Photographer Kit is a convenient kit of two essential color tools – the ColorMunki Display and ColorChecker Passport Photo. These two products can be combined to achieve easy color accuracy and control for any photo production.

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Canon sensors development info http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17872/canon-sensors-development-info Sun, 01 Oct 2017 09:42:14 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17872@/talks/discussions Very useful PDF

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http://learn.usa.canon.com/app/pdfs/white_papers/White_Paper_AdvancesinCMOS.pdf

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Personal View community lab topic http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16041/personal-view-community-lab-topic Sun, 13 Nov 2016 23:13:55 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16041@/talks/discussions What we did in 2017

  • Started making independent field monitor panels measurements, 5 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.
  • Measuring led lights spectrum for more than 25 lights, CRI and such, results links can be seen in this topic
  • We started measuring detailed temperature readings of led lights they can cause degradation and show quality, both contact and IR way.
  • Make sure to check lot of reviews at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-Pj7yx6F1TdNJ36eRlZgcA?sub_confirmation=1

Why we ask you for support

  • We need your support to get some testing equipment.
    • We are collecting funds for lab grade 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
  • We are improving our deals and will add new partners
  • 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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USB 3.2 with 20Gbps speed coming soon http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17422/usb-3.2-with-20gbps-speed-coming-soon Fri, 28 Jul 2017 23:39:45 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17422@/talks/discussions

The USB 3.0 Promoter Group today announced the pending release of the USB 3.2 specification, an incremental update that defines multi-lane operation for new USB 3.2 hosts and devices. USB Developer Days 2017 will include detailed technical training covering USB 3.2, fast charging advancements in USB Power Delivery, and other exciting topics.

While USB hosts and devices were originally designed as single-lane solutions, USB TypeC™ cables were designed to support multi-lane operation to ensure a path for scalable performance. New USB 3.2 hosts and devices can now be designed as multi-lane solutions, allowing for up to two lanes of 5 Gbps or two lanes of 10 Gbps operation. This enables platform developers to continue advancing USB products to fit their customers’ needs by effectively doubling the performance across existing cables. For example, a USB 3.2 host connected to a USB 3.2 storage device will now be capable of realizing over 2 GB/sec data transfer performance over an existing USB Type-C™ cable that is certified for SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps.

“When we introduced USB Type-C to the market, we intended to assure that USB Type-C cables and connectors certified for SuperSpeed USB or SuperSpeed USB 10 Gbps would, as produced, support higher performance USB as newer generations of USB 3.0 were developed,” said Brad Saunders, USB 3.0 Promoter Group Chairman. “The USB 3.2 update delivers the next level of performance.”

“With increased performance and seamless compatibility, the new USB 3.2 specification brings even more speed and bandwidth benefits to new USB 3.2 devices, while remaining compatible with USB 3.0 and earlier devices,” said Roanne Sones, General Manager, Strategy and Ecosystem for Windows and Devices, Microsoft. “We’re excited to work with our partners in the USB 3.0 Promoter Group to help showcase these benefits to users around the world.”

Key characteristics of the USB 3.2 solution include:

  • Two-lane operation using existing USB Type-C™ cables
  • Continued use of existing SuperSpeed USB physical layer data rates and encoding techniques
  • Minor update to hub specification to address increased performance and assure seamless transitions between single and two-lane operation

For users to obtain the full benefit of this performance increase, a new USB 3.2 host must be used with a new USB 3.2 device and the appropriate certified USB Type-C™ cable. This update is part of the USB performance roadmap and is specifically targeted to developers at this time. Branding and marketing guidelines will be established after the final specification is published. The USB 3.2 specification is now in a final draft review phase with a planned formal release in time for the USB Developer Days North America event in September 2017.

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Calumet and Wex Photographic Merge http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17841/calumet-and-wex-photographic-merge Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:59:25 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17841@/talks/discussions

From 26 September, Calumet Photographic Limited UK will be merging with Wex Photographic, offering an improved experience and wider range of products to photographers across the UK. Later this week, this website will be closed and moved to www.wexphotographic.com.

FAQ about it http://www.wexphotographic.com/help/calumet-faq/

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Vitec Group got JOBY and Lowepro http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17839/vitec-group-got-joby-and-lowepro Mon, 25 Sep 2017 10:24:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17839@/talks/discussions PR

Vitec, the leading global provider of products and solutions to the broadcast and photographic markets, is pleased to announce the acquisition of leading photographic brands JOBY and Lowepro.

With a worldwide presence across 22 high quality and recognized brands, JOBY and Lowepro have joined the Vitec Group portfolio as part of the Photographic Division, sitting alongside other Vitec owned, leading photographic brands Manfrotto, Gitzo, Lastolite by Manfrotto and Avenger.

The acquisition will enable Vitec to become the leading global provider of accessories within the newer and fast growing iPhonography and vlogging markets, as well as strengthen their position within the photographic bags market.

JOBY introduced the GorillaPod in 2006, which transformed the camera accessories market, while Lowepro is a market leader in bags designed to protect electronic and photographic devices.

Lowepro remains the recognized market leader of photographic bags, with its focus on supporting the professional outdoor and adventure photographer and will perfectly complement the Vitec owned brand Manfrotto, with its range of photographic bags focused on supporting professional urban and studio photographers.

Vitec plans to integrate the two brands into its Photographic Division, with existing organizational structures under the leadership of Marco Pezzana, Photographic Divisional Chief Executive.

“We are proud to announce that two remarkable brands within the photographic accessories market, JOBY and Lowepro, will join the Vitec Photographic Division,” Pezzana commented. “We pride ourselves on supplying the leading photographic brands to the global market. This natural addition to our business strengthens the already outstanding offering we provide to our partners worldwide.”

He continued, “We believe that our extensive knowledge of the photographic market will enable us to add a wealth of value to these already leading brands. JOBY and Lowepro’s product development expertise, coupled with our established global distribution network, engineering and manufacturing capabilities, creates exciting opportunities for both Vitec Group and our global partners.”

Check all Vitek brands at https://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/1688/branding#Item_18

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Bowens International is gone http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17387/bowens-international-is-gone Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:04:10 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17387@/talks/discussions

Established in 1923, the company grew into one of the major brands for studio lighting, producing flashes, softboxes, reflectors, lights, and other lighting accessories. Problems surfaced in early 2016, when the company unexpectedly pulled out of a major UK trade show. Then in June 2016, Bowens Lighting was acquired by the European investment firm Aurelius, along with Calumet Photographic.

AURELIUS said the decision was due to the "the far-reaching changes affecting its market, including new, considerably less expensive products by Chinese manufacturers, product innovations by competitors, and the changed buying behavior of professional photographers, who are now only willing to invest in new equipment if the investment guarantees additional income."

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Black Silicon Sensors with better NIR sensitivity http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17819/black-silicon-sensors-with-better-nir-sensitivity Sat, 23 Sep 2017 07:30:31 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17819@/talks/discussions image

Such sensor is much better for NIR range.

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https://www.ach2-tech.com/blank-8

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DDR5 memory coming http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17800/ddr5-memory-coming Thu, 21 Sep 2017 02:25:43 -0600 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.

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Blackstone to sale 45% Leica part http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17797/blackstone-to-sale-45-leica-part Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:05:44 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17797@/talks/discussions

Buyout group Blackstone has tasked Morgan Stanley with finding a buyer for its 45 percent stake in German iconic camera maker Leica, people close to the matter said on Monday.

Blackstone hopes get valuation similar to that of luxury goods makers and sports optics peers, some of which trade at 12-14 times their expected core earnings, a premium to mass market camera makers such as Canon which trade at roughly half that.

Leica is expected to report earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization of roughly 70 million euros ($84 million) this year. If valued in line with luxury groups it could fetch an enterprise value of 840-980 million euros ($1 to $1.17 billion).

Brand for rich must be premium, yep.

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Samsung 1000fps 3-Layer Sensor http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17791/samsung-1000fps-3-layer-sensor Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:05:24 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17791@/talks/discussions

Samsung Electronics is going to start mass-producing ‘3-layered image sensor’ in November. This image sensor is made into a layered structure by connecting a system semiconductor (logic chip) that is in charge of calculations and DRAM chip that can temporarily store data through TSV (Through Silicon Via) technology. Samsung Electronics currently ordered special equipment for mass-production and is going to start mass-producing ‘3-layered image sensor’ after doing pilot operation in next month.

SONY established a batch process system that attaches a sensor, a DRAM chip, and a logic chip in a unit of a wafer. On the other hand, it is understood that Samsung Electronics is using a method that makes 2-layered structure with a sensor and a logic chip and attaches DRAM through TC (Thermal Compression) bonding method after flipping over a wafer. From productivity and production cost, SONY has an upper hand. It seems that a reason why Samsung Electronics decided to use its way is because it wanted to avoid using other patents.

http://english.etnews.com/20170918200001

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JuicedLink closed http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17663/juicedlink-closed Sun, 03 Sep 2017 01:23:22 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17663@/talks/discussions Products in third party shops market as discontinued.

Site http://www.juicedlink.com is gone.

Even youtube channel is gone, and this is most strange as it has very useful general videos.

One of the leading reasons can be http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15867/zaxcom-and-why-patents-must-go-to-hell-with-capitalism-as-company/p1

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