General and News http://www.personal-view.com/talks/categories/general/feed.rss Tue, 19 Sep 17 16:19:58 -0600 General and News en-CA 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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JuicedLink closed http://www.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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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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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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Sony Imaging PRO Support Improvements http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17748/sony-imaging-pro-support-improvements Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:43:42 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17748@/talks/discussions

Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today announced several updates related to their Sony Imaging PRO Support organization.

Sony’s organization to support working professional photographers and videographers now features a domestic 24/7 call center and new walk-in service centers in New York City and Los Angeles. Additionally, Sony Imaging PRO Support has launched a full in-the-field technical team to support professionals across all of North America. The team is providing in-the-field service and on-site depot support at major sporting events such as the U.S. Open and PGA Championship, media events and shows across North America, offering camera cleanings, evaluation loaners, education and seminars.

Also announced today is the launch of Sony Imaging PRO Support Canada, offering all of the benefits of the program to pros throughout the Canadian market.

Membership to Sony’s Imaging PRO Support organization has grown over 40% year over year in North America, while consistently striving to minimize customer costs and maximize efficiency and turnaround time for all repairs and services.

“Our team is fully committed to building an ecosystem that supports the needs of digital imaging professionals today and tomorrow,” says Sony VP Neal Manowitz. “We are focused on reducing downtime, removing costs and improving overall satisfaction. New walk-in locations, a 24/7 domestic hotline and a field team supporting event depots are just a few of the many steps we are taking to provide the best-in-class solutions for professionals.”

These updates come on the heels of the introduction of Sony’s new flagship α9 camera earlier this year. Featuring the world’s first1 full-frame stacked CMOS sensor with 24.2MP2 of resolution, blackout free, completely silent shooting3 at up to 20 fps4 with full autofocus, a 693 point focal plane phase detection AF system and more, the α9 is revolutionizing the professional imaging market.

Existing benefits of the Pro Support program including dedicated email and call support, expedited three-day repair turnaround time, evaluation loaners, up to three free camera and lens maintenance services per year, complimentary shipping fees for repairs and access to a variety of exclusive members only events held throughout the year.

Those interested in joining Sony’s premium care program can visit www.alphauniverse.com/prosupport to apply. After the online membership form is submitted and approved, a member of the Sony Imaging PRO Support team will contact applicants directly to discuss the program’s benefits in detail.

Those interested in visiting a walk-in Sony Imaging PRO Support center can visit the Los Angeles location at 2706 Media Center Drive, Ste. 130, Los Angeles, CA 90065, phone (323) 352-5007, or the New York location at Photo Tech, 360 W 36th Street, New York, NY 10018, phone (212) 673-8400.

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Help anybody has Panasonic HDC-SD7 for sale? http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17392/help-anybody-has-panasonic-hdc-sd7-for-sale Sun, 23 Jul 2017 04:22:50 -0600 Mysteryman3 17392@/talks/discussions Help anybody want to sell Panasonic HDC-SD7? Looking for this specific model and not anything else that comes close to this model.

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Canon Japan implements flat rate rapairs http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17697/canon-japan-implements-flat-rate-rapairs Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:26:42 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17697@/talks/discussions

From September 20, 2017 (Wednesday), we will introduce a uniform repair fee for some products of single lens reflex camera, mirrorless camera and interchangeable lenses.

The uniform repair fee includes technical fees for repair and parts costs (excluding expendables and accessories) necessary for repairing the defective part, repair is carried out at a fixed fee provided for each model regardless of the content of the failure.

Products

  • Digital single lens reflex camera entry model EOS Kiss series / EOS xxxxD series
  • Mirrorless cameras, EOS M series
  • Interchangeable lenses, EF-S series
  • Interchangeable lenses, EF-M series
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Canon - cry from the dying beast http://www.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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Current PV plans http://www.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

  • IBC 15-19 September - EU 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

  • More than 7 hot items in nearest time

Measurements

  • More than 25 lights measurement results publishing upcoming
  • Power measurements and few other kinds come to UK and US labs
  • Thermal measurements in US lab
  • More equipment coming

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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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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Sharp unveils consumer 8K TVs http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17652/sharp-unveils-consumer-8k-tvs Fri, 01 Sep 2017 07:17:42 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17652@/talks/discussions image

Sharp presented new Aquos 8K products, including 8K TVs and monitors, at IFA 2017 in Berlin as the company is gearing up efforts to build up its 8K ecosystem.

The high-resolution 8K display products (7680 by 4320 pixels) bring innovation applications to a wide range of industries and are expected to replace the existing 4K products, said Yoshihiro Hashimoto, managing executive officer at Sharp, during a press event in Taipei.

Sharp and Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai) will also jointly push the establishment of the related supply chain of backend products such as chips, camcorders, cameras for the 8K ecosystem, according to Kay Chiu, president of Foxconn's TV business group.

Sharp will begin to market its household-use 70-inch 8K TVs in Taiwan in February 2018, Chiu revealed. However, pricing for the 8KTVs has yet to be available.

Sharp plans to introduce the 8K TVs into the China market in October 2017 and then in Japan two months later. The new TVs will be available in Europe in March 2018.

Sharp will also continue to develop other 8K products, including 60-, 65- and 80-inch TVs and large-size display devices, Chiu added.

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Chinese Longsys Acquired Lexar Brand http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17653/chinese-longsys-acquired-lexar-brand Fri, 01 Sep 2017 08:38:53 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17653@/talks/discussions PR

SHENZHEN, China and SAN JOSE, Calif (Aug. 31, 2017) – Longsys, a world leader in consumer flash storage, today announced that it has acquired the Lexar trademark and branding rights from Micron Technology, Inc. The Lexar brand has long been recognized as a leading brand for high-performance, high-reliability removable storage solutions for a wide variety of applications, such as the professional photography market. This acquisition provides assurance to existing Lexar customers that the solutions and support they have come to expect from Lexar branded products will continue to be available. Additionally, the market reach and product breadth provided by Longsys promises to expand the Lexar customer experience into new market segments and geographies.

“We are very honored to acquire the Lexar brand,” said Huabo Cai, CEO of Longsys Electronics Limited. “Lexar has built a great brand name and our vision is to make it even greater. Existing customers can rest assured that the innovative solutions and excellent support that they have experienced from Lexar will continue. The mission to make Lexar the go-to brand for high-performance removable storage continues, and we will expand upon it to offer even more compelling solutions as the age of wireless and big-data impact the consumer storage markets.”

Longsys has been focused on flash storage for over 18 years and provides a broad portfolio of solutions. Its embedded storage brand FORESEE® is leading in the market in China and growing rapidly on a worldwide basis. The company develops complete solutions, including software and hardware, which is key to innovation and deploying leading-edge flash technologies, such as 3D NAND. Longsys currently sells over 100 million flash-based products to the market on an annual basis. Lexar customers will benefit from the strategy and company culture of Longsys, including innovation, stability, strict quality control, localized and customized support and services, and a consumer storage focus.

Longsys envisions continued growth in the removable storage market, as many industry trends impact the consumer, including big data, wireless, and Quality of Service (QoS). Virtual reality, 8K video, automotive infotainment, video surveillance and drones are all examples of emerging applications expected to drive demand for high-performance, high-reliability removable storage. Longsys, with its focus on consumer storage, innovation, quality and reliability, is uniquely positioned to offer Lexar products and services to help solve these complex problems and provide solutions the market will demand.

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VRLA Expo 2018 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17655/vrla-expo-2018 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 12:30:27 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17655@/talks/discussions image

Los Angeles, CA (August 30, 2017) – VRLA, the premiere virtual and augmented reality expo for industry professionals and consumers alike, will return to the Los Angeles Convention Center on May 4 & 5, 2018. Following its largest event ever in 2017, with nearly 10,000 attendees, VRLA 2018 will feature an even bigger lineup of keynote speakers, demos, educational sessions, experimental work and presentations from VR/AR industry leaders. The exhibit hall will feature the latest immersive games, films and installations for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Samsung Gear, Microsoft HoloLens, Google Daydream, Sony PlayStation VR and more, along with industry-leading hardware, software developers, content creators and innovative prototype technology. Past VRLA events featured “Rick & Morty” co-creator Justin Roiland, comedian Reggie Watts, Unity CEO John Riccitiello, AMD Vice President Roy Taylor and more as keynote speakers; a first of its kind mixed reality Easter Egg hunt; a VR Rave presented with groundbreaking tech from TheWaveVR; a Girls Make VR educational workshop; 360° domes featuring the work of visionary artist Android Jones; panels and presentations from industry thought leaders; the debut of professional and consumer products and demos from Intel, Facebook, Unreal, Machinima, Ultrahaptics, Kite & Lightning, HypeVR, Mindshow, OTOY and more.

More details about VRLA 2018, including exhibitor and sponsor submissions, passes, schedules and a full lineup of speakers and exhibitors, will be available in the coming months online: http://www.virtualrealityla.com

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Canon plans to lauch another Japan factory http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17643/canon-plans-to-lauch-another-japan-factory Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:28:34 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17643@/talks/discussions

TOKYO — Canon plans to have a new camera plant in Japan up and running by 2019 as it moves more production back home, relying on factory automation to lower the cost of domestic operations.

The Japanese electronics maker will acquire 300,000 sq. meters of land for a digital camera factory in southern Japan’s Miyazaki Prefecture as early as September. The plant will be Canon’s first new camera factory in this country since 2010, and will feature labor-saving assembly lines of the sort Canon is installing across its Japanese facilities to make domestic production cost-competitive. Total costs are projected to be around 20 billion yen ($181 million).

The facility will take over production of single-lens reflex cameras formerly manufactured at another Miyazaki plant. Canon will eventually consider bringing production of some compact digital cameras now made overseas back to Japan as well. The company produced 56% of its cameras and other offerings in this country in the year 2016, and plans to raise that figure to 60%.

More robots and less compact sales, so old factories closing become natural.

And who knows if we will see Canon under same owners and brand in 2019, who knows.

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End of the road for FCP7 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17594/end-of-the-road-for-fcp7 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:01:33 -0600 zcream 17594@/talks/discussions Got this letter from Apple...

Our records show that you may be using applications included in Final Cut Studio. We wanted to share some important compatibility information about these applications and macOS High Sierra, which will be available this fall. Older versions of Apple pro video applications — including applications in Final Cut Studio — will not launch on a computer running macOS High Sierra. New versions of Apple pro video applications — including Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Compressor 4 — are compatible with macOS High Sierra. You can purchase these applications on the Mac App Store. You can learn about transitioning from older versions of Final Cut Pro to Final Cut Pro X here. For more information about compatibility of Apple pro applications on macOS High Sierra, please view this support article.

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT207888

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

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

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

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

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60 Hour Film Challenge 2017 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17565/60-hour-film-challenge-2017- Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:44:50 -0600 colfilmfest 17565@/talks/discussions The annual '60 Hour Film Challenge' begins from 1st – 4th of September 2017.

Filmmakers from across the world are challenged to write, shoot and edit a film no longer than 5 minutes in length in just 60 hours. The challenge is free to enter and teams can register online (www.60hourfilmchallenge.com) until the 31st August.

The challenge begins on Friday 1st September at 9pm (UK Time). Teams will receive an e-mail containing a title, line of dialogue and prop/action they must include in their films. Each team has to make their films over the weekend (1st-4th September) and upload their final films to our Vimeo group no later than Monday 4th 9am (UK Time). The shortlisted films will be screened and the winners announced at Colchester Film Festival on Saturday 4th November.

The challenge will be judged by our expert panel, directors Olly Blackburn (Donkey Punch), Tom Geens (Couple in a Hole), The Blaine Brothers (Nina Forever) and producer Jennifer Handorf (Prevenge).

Entering the challenge is a great way to get noticed, films from the challenge have gone on to feature at festivals around the world. Rob McLellan’s 2012 entry ‘Love and All That’ went onto inspire MGM’s feature film ‘Abe’, which is currently in pre-production.

Winning teams will receive over £10,000 worth of prizes which have kindly been donated from: Adobe, AKM Music, Beachtek, BlueStarProducts, Boris FX, Boxx TV Ltd, Cartoni, Cinedeck, Contour Design, Daz 3D, EditShare, FilmConvert, Filmstro, FXGuide, IndieFlix, Lenspen, Logickeyboard, Loopmasters, MindShift Gear, Musicbed, Peli, PowerProduction Software, ProMediaGear, RØDE Microphones, Snapperstuff, Spiffy Gear, Stan Winston School of Character Arts, Toon Boom Animation, Vid-Atlantic and Vocas Systems.

60hrFilm

Website: http://www.60hourfilmchallenge.com
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/60hrFilm
Facebook : @colchesterfilmfestival
Twitter: @ColFilmFestival
Instagram: @colfilmfest

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Shocker: B&H are also capitalists http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/13928/shocker-bh-are-also-capitalists Tue, 13 Oct 2015 17:58:25 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 13928@/talks/discussions

The workers described shocking conditions at B&H Photo warehouses. Employees are told to unload or carry extremely heavy loads, without sufficient help or safety training. Pallets are often stacked more than 15 feet high, and workers operating the heavy machinery to unload the pallets are rarely trained. Other workers are forced to carry heavy loads alone and suffer back injuries. Dust is constantly in the air, and the rooms are extremely hot and dirty. “My nose bleeds two or three times a day sometimes,” said B&H worker Silverio Cano. “I went to the doctor, and she told me that the nosebleeds were caused by the dust in the warehouse.”

Workers say they are not permitted to use emergency exits. During a recent fire at the warehouse, “there was a ton of smoke, but we continued working, even when the room filled with smoke,” recalled B&H Photo worker Baltizar Martinez. “When we were finally allowed to leave, we had to go through the metal detectors. This process lasted for a half hour. When we got outside, there were 50 firefighters and a helicopter, and imagine! We had been inside, working, this whole time.” After the fire, nothing changed. “The alarm goes off from time to time, but no one pays it any attention,” said Martinez.

http://lwcu.org/campaigns/bhexposed/

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Qualcomm Spectra depth sensing system http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17530/qualcomm-spectra-depth-sensing-system Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:00:28 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17530@/talks/discussions image

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM), through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., announced an expansion to the Qualcomm® Spectra™ Module Program, capable of improved biometric authentication and high-resolution depth sensing, designed to meet growing demands of photo and video for a broad range of mobile devices and head mounted displays (HMD). This module program is built on the cutting-edge technology behind the Qualcomm® SpectraTM embedded image signal processors (ISP) family. Engineered by Qualcomm Technologies from the ground up, Qualcomm Spectra paves the way for future image quality and computer vision innovations in upcoming Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM Mobile Platforms.

"Whether used for computational photography, video recording, or for computer vision applications that require accurate motion tracking, it's clear that power efficient camera image signal processing has become more important for the next generation of mobile user experiences," said Tim Leland, vice president of product management, Qualcomm TechnologiesInc. "Our breakthrough advancements in visual quality and computer vision, combined with our family of integrated Spectra ISPs for Snapdragon, are designed to support an ecosystem of cutting edge mobile applications for our customers."

Together, the new ISPs and camera modules are engineered to support superior image quality and new computer vision use cases that utilize deep learning techniques and bokeh quality image experiences with a faster time to market for smartphone and HMD devices. The next-generation ISPs feature a new camera architecture designed for advancements in computer vision, image quality and power efficiency for the next Snapdragon mobile and VR platforms. The camera module program additions consist of a trio of camera modules, including an iris authentication module, a passive depth sensing module and an active depth sensing module.

Qualcomm Spectra Module Program

Launched last year, the Qualcomm Spectra Module Program was designed to help customers accelerate time to market for devices with stunning image quality and advanced camera technology. Last year's offerings provided customers with optimized, dual-camera module solutions that make it easy for manufacturers to produce smartphone cameras with improved low light photography and video recording with smooth zoom. Now, the camera module program is being expanded to include new camera modules capable of utilizing active sensing for superior biometric authentication, and structured light for a variety of computer vision applications that require real-time, dense depth map generation and segmentation.

Second-generation Qualcomm Spectra ISP

The second-generation Qualcomm Spectra ISP is the next family of integrated ISPs that utilizes new hardware and software architecture designed specifically for advancements in computer vision, image quality, and power efficiency in future Snapdragon platforms. It features multiframe noise reduction for superior photographic quality, along with hardware-accelerated motion compensated temporal filtering (MCTF), and inline electronic image stabilization (EIS) for superior camcorder-like video quality.

The low-power, high-performance motion tracking capabilities of the Qualcomm Spectra ISP, in addition to optimized simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) algorithms, are designed to support new extended reality (XR) use cases for virtual and augmented reality applications that require SLAM.

The Qualcomm Spectra family of ISPs and new Qualcomm Spectra camera modules are expected to be part of the next flagship Snapdragon Mobile Platform.

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EISA 2017-2018 Winners, Lenses http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17526/eisa-2017-2018-winners-lenses Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:08:20 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17526@/talks/discussions DSLR LENS 2017-2018 - Sigma 135 mm f/1,8 DG HSM ART

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DSLR ZOOM LENS 2017-2018 - Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6,3 Di VC USD G2

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PROFESSIONAL DSLR LENS 2017-2018 - Canon EF 16-35 mm f/2,8L III USM

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COMPACT SYSTEM LENS 2017-2018 - Sony FE 100 mm f/2,8 STF GM OSS

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PROFESSIONAL COMPACT SYSTEM LENS 2017-2018 - Sony FE 70-200 mm f/2,8 GM OSS

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COMPACT SYSTEM ZOOM LENS 2017-2018 - Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 12-100 mm f/4,0 IS PRO

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PHOTO INNOVATION 2017-2018 - Tamron 18-400 mm f/3,5-6,3 Di II VC HLD

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EISA 2017-2018 Winners, Cameras, Sony Triumth http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17524/eisa-2017-2018-winners-cameras-sony-triumth Tue, 15 Aug 2017 02:38:32 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17524@/talks/discussions CONSUMER DSLR CAMERA 2017-2018 - Canon EOS 77D

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PROSUMER DSLR CAMERA 2017-2018 - Nikon D7500

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PROFESSIONAL DSLR CAMERA 2017-2018 - Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

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CONSUMER COMPACT SYSTEM CAMERA 2017-2018 - Fujifilm X-T20

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PROSUMER COMPACT SYSTEM CAMERA 2017-2018 - Sony α6500

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BEST CAMERA 2017-2018 - Sony α9

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COMPACT CAMERA 2017-2018 - Sony RX100 V

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SUPERZOOM CAMERA 2017-2018 - Sony RX10 Mark III

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PHOTO & VIDEO CAMERA 2017-2018 - Panasonic GH5

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INSTANT CAMERA 2017-2018 - Fujifilm Instant Square SQ10

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Solid modelling: Autodesk 123D, 3DVia Shape and Creo http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/865/solid-modelling-autodesk-123d-3dvia-shape-and-creo Tue, 06 Sep 2011 13:45:30 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 865@/talks/discussions http://www.123dapp.com/downloads )







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Small Sony HDR 1080p60 sensors http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17502/small-sony-hdr-1080p60-sensors Sat, 12 Aug 2017 04:36:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17502@/talks/discussions image

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http://www.sony-semicon.co.jp/products_en/IS/sensor0/img/product/cmos/IMX307LQD_LQR_Flyer.pdf

http://www.sony-semicon.co.jp/products_en/IS/sensor0/img/product/cmos/IMX327LQR_LQR1_Flyer.pdf

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Things can happen if you rely on one sensor manufacturer http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14999/things-can-happen-if-you-rely-on-one-sensor-manufacturer Fri, 22 Apr 2016 04:17:30 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 14999@/talks/discussions

Due to the earthquake of April 14, 2016 and subsequent earthquakes in the Kumamoto region, Sony Corporation ("Sony") expects that it will be unable to formulate the forecast for its consolidated results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017 in the usual timeframe.

The survey of damage to the Kumamoto Technology Center conducted so far has revealed damage to certain parts of the building, clean rooms and production equipment. The timeframe for resuming operations has yet to be determined. The Kumamoto Technology Center is the primary manufacturing site for image sensors for digital cameras and security cameras as well as for micro-display devices.

http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/News/Press/201604/16-043E/index.html

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Sigma abberation correction bug http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17488/sigma-abberation-correction-bug Thu, 10 Aug 2017 01:09:40 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17488@/talks/discussions

We have found that some SIGMA interchangeable lenses for CANON are not fully compatible with EOS 6D Mark II, EOS 77D, EOS Rebel T7i, EOS Rebel SL2.

When certain lenses are attached to these cameras and the “Lens aberration correction” function on these cameras is set to “Enable” for Live View shooting, an error would occur.

Please set the “Lens aberration correction” function of the cameras to “Disable” when using SIGMA’s interchangeable lenses for CANON.

In addition, please also refer to other notice below, related to the usage of EOS mount SIGMA lenses on Canon cameras.

[Phenomenon]

When the lenses listed below are used on EOS 6D Mark II, EOS 77D, EOS Rebel T7i, EOS Rebel SL2 and the “Lens aberration correction” function on the camera is set to “Enable” for Live View shooting, an error would occur.

[Products concerned]

  • SIGMA 30mm F1.4 DC HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art
  • SIGMA 30mm F1.4 EX DC HSM
  • SIGMA 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM
  • SIGMA 85mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

[Usage Notice for customers who are using EOS mount SIGMA lenses on CANON cameras]

When using the SIGMA lenses for CANON, “Peripheral illumination correction”, “Chromatic aberration correction”, “Diffraction correction” as well as “Distortion correction” from the “Lens aberration correction” function of the camera are not supported. Therefore, we recommend you to set them to “Disable”.

If those functions are set to “Enable”, the performance of the lenses may not be accurate.

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SMPTE Sydney 2017 http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17319/smpte-sydney-2017 Mon, 10 Jul 2017 01:35:22 -0600 alcomposer 17319@/talks/discussions Vitaliy has asked me to attend SMPTE Sydney to gather interviews and industry news for PV.

Let me know here which exhibitors you would be interested in me interviewing, and any specific questions. I will try to gauge community interest here.

http://smpte.com.au/2017/exhibitor-list-2017/

  • 2WCOM
  • ABonAir
  • Adeal
  • Adept Turnkey Pty Ltd
  • Advantech Wireless
  • Agile Broadcast

....

  • Viz Mosart
  • VIZRT AUSTRALIA PTY LTD
  • vMix
  • Weather Metrics
  • Wireless Components Pty Ltd
  • XICOM
  • Yamaha Music Australia
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The Many Types of Photographers :-) http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17462/the-many-types-of-photographers- Fri, 04 Aug 2017 19:50:09 -0600 Azo 17462@/talks/discussions Good read!

https://photographylife.com/types-of-photographers

I am probably 5 out of the 40 listed... LOL

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Capitalism: TITAN Xp new drivers up performance 300% http://www.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17452/capitalism-titan-xp-new-drivers-up-performance-300 Thu, 03 Aug 2017 01:13:27 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17452@/talks/discussions

TITAN Xp is the most powerful GPU you can put in your PC, and now we’re enabling even better performance with our latest TITAN drivers.

We built TITAN Xp for people who design and create — and, of course, play games. And it’s always getting better.

Our latest driver — available today — delivers 3x more performance in applications like Maya to help you create and design faster than ever.

You can now also use TITAN Xp with more PCs, including thin & light laptops, than ever before, and with external GPU chassis from a wide range of manufacturers including Asus, HP, Powercolor and Razer

Nvidea removed some artificial limits existing in driver.

Nvidia also mentioned premiere Pro among apps gaining big boost.

http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/121776/en-us

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