General and News http://www.personal-view.com/talks/categories/general/feed.rss Tue, 16 Jan 18 16:32:58 -0700 General and News en-CA Panasonic Lumix UK division found new way for money waste! http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18794/panasonic-lumix-uk-division-found-new-way-for-money-waste Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:51:15 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18794@/talks/discussions

Join Lumix ambassadors at some of Britain’s most spectacular locations to highlight the advanced capabilities of the G9 and the GH5

Panasonic Lumix is proud to announce a brand new 12 month partnership with the National Trust.

Newly appointed National Trust Lumix ambassadors will go behind the scenes at special places looked after by the conservation charity to capture unique images and videos.

The six ambassadors, who work for the National Trust and have a particular flair for either photography or video, have been chosen as part of this special new partnership. Each will be using either a Lumix GH5 or G9 and sharing their stunning results - along with their top photography hints and tips - across Lumix UK’s and National Trust’s social media channels.

Rob Coleman works as the Education Officer for the Trust at Sheringham Park in Norfolk which encompasses coast, woods and parkland. Much of Rob’s work is about engaging people with the fantastic wildlife that is found at Sheringham. He says, “I really enjoy photographing insects - macro photography which enables you to see tiny creatures in close up , gives you a completely different perspective on the natural world and everyday animals like spiders and woodlice can look amazing in close-up!”

National Trust Ranger Chris Johnson works at Allen Banks and Staward Gorge in Northumberland, and finds that his Lumix is the perfect tool for highlighting the important conservation work undertaken at the site. “The most important thing for me about camera is size. I need to carry all my kit for work so it’s important not to add more weight than necessary. I also don’t have the luxury of being able to dedicate lots of time to filming so I need to be able to pick it up and get shooting.”

Harriet Davies works as a Ranger on the Roseland in South Cornwall and describes her favourite things to photograph as “wildlife and the changing coastal landscapes where I work.” You can look out for other ambassadors across the country, including Sherringham Park in Norfolk, Croome in Worcester, Allen Banks and Staward George in Northumberland, Trelissick and Rosalind in Cornwall and Saddlescombe Farm and Devils Dyke in West Sussex.

The public will also be able to get involved, borrowing cameras, lenses and accessories as part of the National Trust Roadshow which will tour a number of properties this spring. During the roadshow visitors can enjoy all the benefits of using a Lumix G system, as well as take part in photo walks and special events.

Barney Sykes, Head of Imaging at Panasonic UK said “Partnering with the National Trust is the perfect way to demonstrate the superb nature and wildlife capabilities of our latest models, particularly the super high-speed G9 which can capture full-resolution images at 20 frames per second, and the GH5 which can record 4K video at 60fps. We’re delighted to have been able to partner with the National Trust once again, and continue our roadshows which have been hugely popular over the last few years”.

Daniel Dodd, National Trust Content and Partnerships Director, said: “We hope the ambassadors can give the public a fascinating insight into an often unseen world. From tiny creatures that scurry away when people go near, to meticulous conservation work which carefully takes place behind closed doors, this project will shed light on what happens at National Trust places.”

Further details about the partnership will be revealed over the next year.

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CP++ 2018, Japanese Exhibition http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18775/cp-2018-japanese-exhibition 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
  • Laowa 9mm f/2.8 APS-C E-mount lens
  • Zeiss 25mm f/2.4 FE
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Canon Professional Services Exclusive Membership Discounts http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18760/canon-professional-services-exclusive-membership-discounts- Sat, 13 Jan 2018 17:12:52 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18760@/talks/discussions

Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce that the company will launch a special pricing promotion for new and existing Canon Professional Service (CPS) members at the Imaging USA EXPO 2018 hosted by Professional Photographers of America (PPA). This exclusive promotion, offers 20 percent off new, renewed or upgraded CPS gold or platinum memberships for active PPA members. Imaging USA EXPO 2018 will take place through January 16th at theGaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

“CPS members are among the most loyal and dedicated customers of Canon. Their passion, experience and knowledge are invaluable assets to the photo and video imaging community,” Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Offering this special promotion to both new and existing CPS members is an exciting initiative for us. We want these photographers to continue to grow and succeed with Canon’s world-class service and support right alongside them.”

Beginning at Imaging USA and effective throughout 2018, active PPA members will have the opportunity to renew or upgrade their current CPS membership, while non-CPS members can open a new membership – both at a 20 percent discount off current prices. Attendees who sign up for a CPS membership at the show will also qualify for a free gift. PPA members who do not sign up at Imaging USA can call 1-844-58-CANON to also receive the 20 percent exclusive offer.

“PPA is always looking to provide our members with savings on their essential needs,” says Kristen Hartman, PPA’s Director of Member Value & Experience. “We are excited that Canon is offering this exclusive discount to our members and we look forward to working with Canon in the future.”

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HDR - new marketing idea http://www.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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Insta360 Eight-Lens VR Camera and also 6DOF Light Field Camera http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18682/insta360-eight-lens-vr-camera-and-also-6dof-light-field-camera Tue, 09 Jan 2018 07:34:29 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18682@/talks/discussions image

Insta360 today gave CES visitors a first look at its next wave of groundbreaking cameras, unveiling two new technologies that will let VR filmmakers immerse their audiences in experiences both more true-to-life and more interactive than ever before.

One of the new devices, an eight-lens professional VR camera, will occupy an all-new category for the leading 360° camera maker.

Capable of shooting fully spherical, stereoscopic (3D) video at upwards of 10 K resolution, this camera will be priced at roughly $12,000 USD and serve the needs of exacting VR creators at the top of their field. 4/3” image sensors will give the camera a high dynamic range and produce brilliant, noise-free shots even in low-light environments.

Specific specs, pricing and release date info will be announced at a later date.

Prototype Unveiled for 6DOF Light Field Camera

Insta360 also unveiled a new prototype for a light field camera. Leveraging 128 cameras laid out in a rectangular grid array, the camera can be used to create 180° video with 6 degrees of freedom (6DOF), meaning viewers can “move” throughout a piece of content along six directions (up, down, left, right, backward, forward).

Effectively, this means a viewer can freely change their perspective to view the same scene from any angle they choose, exactly as we do in real life. For example, a viewer might start by looking at a person’s face from a straight-on perspective. Then, by simply tilting their neck, they would shift to a three-quarter view of the face in front of them, with the curve of the nose and cheeks taking fuller shape in real time.

The 128-camera array achieves this effect by capturing a detailed representation of both the intensity and direction of light at every point within a scene. Insta360’s prototype allows freedom of movement within a range of roughly 1.5 feet (0.5 meters) in all six directions.

While the current prototype is used to record 180-degree video, the technology that Insta360 has developed can be applied to 360° capture as well. Ultimately, this technology will allow creators to record extraordinarily realistic scenes that viewers can explore at will, achieving all-new levels of immersion.

Info on specific products incorporating Insta360’s light field technology will be shared at a later date.

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Nvidia to offer 65" monitors for video editing http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18678/nvidia-to-offer-65-monitors-for-video-editing Mon, 08 Jan 2018 08:57:59 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18678@/talks/discussions image

  • 65" LCD monitors
  • 100% DCI-P3 color space coverage
  • real 1000nits
  • 4K 120fps support
  • HDR support
  • Acer, ASUS and HP will release them.
  • Actually it is gaming monitors, but good for HDR video editing also

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Cameras and lenses cut in half http://www.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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X-Rite & Serif Announce Partnership http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18676/x-rite-serif-announce-partnership Mon, 08 Jan 2018 08:29:55 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18676@/talks/discussions

8 January 2018 – XP Distribution, the specialist distributor for X-Rite’s range of colour management products aimed at the photographic and video markets, is excited to add two more products to the exclusive offer with Serif, creators of the award winning Affinity Photo. Each purchase of the selected X-Rite products will offer a free software download for macOS or Windows desktop worth £48.99 / €54.99.

Photographers can take advantage of this offer when purchasing one of the following selected X-Rite products between 1st January and 31st March 2018.

i1Display Pro

The X-Rite i1Display Pro is the ultimate choice for photographers, filmmakers and designers who are looking for the highest level of on-screen accuracy for all displays. The i1Display offers power users ‘Advanced’ user-defined settings and in-depth quality assurance tools for precise color control, as well as predefined ‘Basic’ settings to provide them with the perfect balance of speed and options to suit their individual workflow and changing needs.

i1Photographer Kit

The i1 Photographer Kit is a convenient kit of two essential colour tools, i1Display Pro and ColorChecker Passport Photo, combined to achieve fast, efficient colour accuracy and control for any photo production.

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 edit.

ColorMunki Display

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

ColorMunki Photographer Kit

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

Photographers can not only view images with perfect colour using X-Rite’s range of colour management and calibration products, but also edit like a pro using Affinity Photo. The multi-award winning software focus on workflows to offer sophisticated tools to enhance, edit and retouch images in an incredibly intuitive interface. In 2015, Affinity Photo won the 2015 Apple Design Award and received the Editor’s Choice Award.

To claim a free license of Affinity Photo, just follow these simple steps:

  • Go to www.xritephoto.eu/affinity
  • Fill in details and upload a proof of purchase
  • Receive an email with a discount code once verified
  • Use this unique discount code at www.affinity.store/redeem to download Affinity Photo
  • Once the software has been downloaded it will be free to use with no subscription charges. The purchased product must display the promotional box sticker and customers will have 45 days from their purchase date to submit a download request.
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H.265 HEVC topic. Same quality, half file size. http://www.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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Scientists reveal zero distortion flat nano-lens. http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/4390/scientists-reveal-zero-distortion-flat-nano-lens. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 07:10:17 -0600 zigizigi 4390@/talks/discussions http://www.seas.harvard.edu/news-events/press-releases/flat-lens-offers-perfect-image

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Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus and other companies interviews http://www.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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LG Presented trashcan 4K projector http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18657/lg-presented-trashcan-4k-projector Fri, 05 Jan 2018 05:19:47 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18657@/talks/discussions image

  • HU80KA’
  • 4K HDR
  • 2,500 lumens
  • HDR10 only, no HDR10+ or Dolby Vision
  • 2x cheap 7-watt speakers
  • webOS
  • Price can be around $4999
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Personal View community lab topic http://www.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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LG to present 88" 8K OLED TV on CES http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18619/lg-to-present-88-8k-oled-tv-on-ces Mon, 01 Jan 2018 01:36:25 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18619@/talks/discussions image

Specs will be present only during CES time.

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Happy New 2018 Year for All! http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18617/happy-new-2018-year-for-all Sun, 31 Dec 2017 09:38:48 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18617@/talks/discussions 2017 year was long and very productive for PV

  • Thanks to our members we made coverage of 10 exhibitions across the world.
  • Started making various PV Lab measurements and you can see links to various in PV Lab topic
  • Improved reviews
  • Worked on cool deals, and thanks for less madness with labs now could add much more soon
  • Remember to subscribe to Telegram channel
  • And do same for Yotube channel.

In 2018 PV being 7 years rightfully could get own Little October Star if we do all that planned

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  • The Octobrists are the future Pioneers.
  • The Octobrists are diligent children, they love school, respect the elders.
  • Only those who love to work are called the Octobrists.
  • The Octobrists are truthful and brave, clever and skilful.
  • The Octobrists are friendly children, they read and draw, play and sing, and live merrily.
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NAB 2018 Exhibition and free pass http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18605/nab-2018-exhibition-and-free-pass Thu, 28 Dec 2017 15:13:18 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18605@/talks/discussions image

Use code COMEBACK for free Exhibits Pass.

https://www.nabshow.com/

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Tamron Launches VIP Club http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18574/tamron-launches-vip-club Tue, 26 Dec 2017 20:25:04 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18574@/talks/discussions

The purpose of the VIP Club is to reward loyalty to the Tamron brand from current Tamron customers that register eligible Tamron product purchases (“Eligible Purchases,” as defined herein). As described further in these Terms, the VIP Club will have three levels that owners can reach by registering Eligible Purchases.

Club members are discovered through our online warranty registration system. Tamron purchases must be registered by January 15, 2018 to be considered for 2018 VIP Club membership. Annual membership level is determined by both purchase AND registration of Tamron products. The membership is finalized by unique email address + same first name/last name -or- by mail address + same first name/last name of purchased AND registered products from May 2011 thru January 15, 2018 of the current year. Tamron is not responsible for inaccurate or missing information uploaded into the online warranty registration system. The VIP Club status will be evaluated on an annual basis, admitting new customers and promoting current members to higher levels. Club membership status will be announced to all members, new and existing, on February 15 of each year following the close of sales and registration. Members are contacted via email to confirm membership level and attain current mailing address for membership package. New members/membership level growth will occur once per year. No mid-year status changes are allowed. Valid for users residing in the USA only. Void where prohibited. See complete terms and conditions below.

Membership Levels and 2018 Benefits

Tamron owners who have purchased and registered four (4) lenses during the time-frame of May 2011 and January 15, 2018 are eligible for these 2018 membership perks:

  • Welcome gift
  • Tamron magazine mailed 3X per year
  • $50 bonus rebate owards any Tamron lens
  • 50% off of one Tamron event ticket (excludes summit)
  • 10% discount on non-warranty repair
  • Invitation to participate in VIP Member contest
  • Membership Card w lanyard

Tamron owners who have purchased and registered five (5) lenses during the time-frame of May 2011 and January 15, 2018 are eligible for these 2018 membership perks:

  • Welcome gift
  • Tamron t-shirt
  • Tamron magazine mailed 3X per year
  • $75 bonus rebate towards any Tamron lens
  • 50% off of two Tamron event tickets (excludes summit)
  • Free pass to one Tamron event (excludes summit)
  • 15% discount on non-warranty repair
  • Invitation to participate in VIP Member contest
  • Membership Card w lanyard

Tamron owners who have purchased and registered six or more (6+) lenses during the time-frame of May 2011 and January 2018 are eligible for these 2018 membership perks:

  • Welcome gift
  • Tamron t-shirt
  • Tamron LL Bean vest
  • Tamron magazine mailed 3X per year
  • $100 bonus rebate towards any Tamron lens
  • 50% off of three Tamron event tickets (excludes summit)
  • Free passes to two Tamron events (excludes summit)
  • 20% discount on non-warranty repair
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty on any new lens purchase from year of Club induction
  • Free shipping on repairs (Tamron USA will send a pre-paid shipping label to receive your lens)
  • Free 2-week lens loaners (if available, with signed loaner agreement)
  • Exclusive Tamron Photo Tips Hotline for questions about photo techniques and tips on how to use your lens and camera
  • Invitation to a Tamron Workshop Summit (see details below)
  • Invitation for chance to be profiled on website
  • Invitation to participate in VIP Member contest
  • Membership Card w lanyard

http://www.tamron-usa.com/vipclub/

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Canon is also looking at stacked sensors with frame buffer http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18570/canon-is-also-looking-at-stacked-sensors-with-frame-buffer Tue, 26 Dec 2017 11:53:14 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18570@/talks/discussions image

Patent - http://pdfaiw.uspto.gov/.aiw?PageNum=0&docid=20170366776

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DxO acquires Nik Collection assets from Google http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18060/dxo-acquires-nik-collection-assets-from-google Wed, 25 Oct 2017 07:53:01 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18060@/talks/discussions

DxO, one of the most innovative companies in consumer imaging, today announced the acquisition of the Nik Collection assets from Google.

DxO plans to continue development of the Nik Collection. The current version will remain available for free on DxO’s dedicated website, while a new “Nik Collection 2018 Edition” is planned for mid-next year.

“The Nik Collection gives photographers tools to create photos they absolutely love,” said Aravind Krishnaswamy, an Engineering Director with Google. “We’re thrilled to have DxO, a company dedicated to high-quality photography solutions, acquire and continue to develop it.”

“We are very excited to welcome the Nik Collection to the DxO family,” said Jérôme Ménière, CEO and founder of DxO. “DxO revolutionized the image processing market many times over the years with its innovative solutions, and we are convinced that we will continue to do so with Nik’s tools, which offer new creative opportunities for photographers. The latest version of our flagship software DxO PhotoLab, which is available as of now, is the first embodiment of this thrilling acquisition with built-in U point Technology.”

About the Nik Collection

The Nik Collection is composed of seven desktop plugins for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities — from filter applications that improve color correction, to retouching and creative effects, to image sharpening that brings out hidden details, to the ability to adjust the color and tonality of images. The current lineup of the Nik Collection includes:

  • Analog Efex Pro: Applies film-era camera, lens, and film simulations to digital images
  • Color Efex Pro: A comprehensive set of filters for color correction, retouching, and creative effects
  • Dfine: Noise reduction software for camera-specific digital images
  • HDR Efex Pro: Specialized program for processing HDR pictures
  • Sharpener Pro: Image sharpening for digital images
  • Silver Efex Pro: Black & White conversion of images with darkroom-inspired controls
  • Viveza: Selectively adjusts image color and tonality without complicated masks or selections
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Trump tax changes can lead to cameras, TVs and computers price hike http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18488/trump-tax-changes-can-lead-to-cameras-tvs-and-computers-price-hike Fri, 15 Dec 2017 03:33:30 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18488@/talks/discussions

20% excise tax would be imposed on imported goods and services produced abroad excluded from US taxes.

The proposed tax, tucked deep in the 429-page bill backed by President Donald Trump, caught corporate tax strategists by surprise and sent them scrambling to understand its dynamics and goals.

20% percent excise tax is one such proposal targeting the abuses of so-called transfer-pricing where multinationals themselves set prices of goods, services and intellectual property rights that constantly move between their national business units.

Under global standards, those prices should resemble those available on the open market. However, if a foreign parent charges U.S. affiliates inflated price, it can reduce its U.S. tax bill and effectively shift profits to a lower-tax country, reducing the entire corporation’s overall tax costs.

U.S. business units that import products, pay royalties or other tax-deductible, non-interest fees to foreign parents or affiliates in the course of doing business would either pay a 20-percent tax on these or agree to treat the amounts as income connected to their U.S. business and subject to U.S. taxes.

New tax rule would apply only to businesses with payments from U.S. units to foreign affiliates exceeding $100 million. The rule would not take effect until after 2018.

European companies that sell foreign-made products into the U.S. market through local distribution units could be among those most affected.

Will see how it goes, but most probably need to expect significant price hikes.

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Laser Lighting with Ceramic Phosphors http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18478/laser-lighting-with-ceramic-phosphors Thu, 14 Dec 2017 04:43:27 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18478@/talks/discussions image

It is shown that the temperature of the phosphor layer influences the saturation power level and the conversion efficiency. It is also shown that the correlated color temperature (CCT), phosphor conversion efficiency and color rendering index (CRI) are dependent both on the incident power and spot size diameter of the illumination. A phosphor conversion efficiency up to 140.8 lm/W with CRI of 89.4 was achieved. The saturation in a ceramic phosphor, when illuminated by high intensity laser diodes, is estimated to play the main role in limiting the available luminance from laser-based lighting systems

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Zeiss stops making SLR Classic lenses to not hurt newer more expensive offers http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18462/zeiss-stops-making-slr-classic-lenses-to-not-hurt-newer-more-expensive-offers Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:47:03 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18462@/talks/discussions image

Cosina Japan officially announces that the following Zeiss SLR Classic series lenses had been discontinued:

  • 2.8/15mm
  • 3.5/18mm
  • 2/25mm
  • 2/28mm
  • 1.4/35mm
  • 2/135mm
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DisplayHDR Specs - marketing specs made by capitalists http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18461/displayhdr-specs-marketing-specs-made-by-capitalists Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:54:39 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18461@/talks/discussions image

Let's check it out:

Baseline DisplayHDR 400

  • True 8-bit image quality
  • Global dimming – improves dynamic contrast ratio
  • Peak luminance of 400 cd/m2
  • 100% sRGB coverage NOT needed, 95% only

DisplayHDR 600

  • Peak luminance of 600 cd/m2
  • Full-screen flash requirement
  • Local dimming
  • 90% of DCI-P3 gamut. Why 90%, what 90% means actually? As each monitor can be different such way.
  • Internal 10-bit image processing, but still cheap 8bit panels.

DisplayHDR 1000

  • Peak luminance of 1000 cd/m2, can't retain such brightness for long(!)
  • Local dimming
  • 90% of DCI-P3 gamut (again 90%!)
  • Internal 10-bit image processing, but still cheap 8bit panels.

Even best displays won't be able to retain even 1000 nits, except for flash. It makes backlight cheaper, as well as stupid TV energy saving rules can live longer happy.

Contrast requirements are very lazy, as making even IPS monitor with 1:1000-1500 is not hard, it is ordinal numbers now. Actually whole limits are made with IPS consideration, as for VA and OLED panels parameters can be much higher.

They also allowed to keep cheap 8bit panels, but now call them "10-bit" by adding dither.

In reality minimum must be 5000 nit peak, 2500 nit retain, 14 bit processing, 10-12 bit native panels, 1:4000 minimum contrast. 100% DCI-P3 coverage. But leading firms won't like it, as profits will be much smaller such way.

For sure we will see such standards, 2 years from now, as they ask you to change your TV and monitor again.

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Capitalism: Seagate owners fire another 600 workers, 7400 total in year http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18460/capitalism-seagate-owners-fire-another-600-workers-7400-total-in-year Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:23:55 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18460@/talks/discussions

On July 25, 2017, the Company committed to a restructuring plan to reduce its cost structure. The July 2017 Plan included reducing the Company’s global headcount by approximately 600 employees. The July 2017 Plan was largely completed by the end of the September 2017 quarter.

Previous two plans combined was another 6800 people.

From https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1137789/000119312517323042/d432283d10q.htm#index432283_13

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Intel cuts promotions up to 60%, PC prices expected to rise again http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18459/intel-cuts-promotions-up-to-60-pc-prices-expected-to-rise-again Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:21:38 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18459@/talks/discussions

Intel is slashing its iconic "Intel Inside" program – a major source of funding for the past two decades aimed at helping OEMs and channel partners drive PC sales growth – by anywhere from 40 percent to 60 percent, according to multiple industry sources briefed on the cuts.

Sources said the cuts are going to reverberate through the industry, ranging from potential PC price increases from OEMs to cutbacks in marketing from systems builders and solution providers.

http://www.crn.com/news/components-peripherals/300096616/sources-intel-planning-steep-cuts-to-landmark-intel-inside-program-that-will-ripple-across-pc-industry.htm

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PhotoPlus 2017 expo, PV Coverage http://www.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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