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Taking 3D Shooting To The Limit -- with 3 Cameras!

Taking 3D Shooting To The Limit -- with 3 Cameras! | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it

Posted by Sean Fairburn, SOC, for Creative COW on September 24, 2012


HD pioneering cinematographer B. Sean Fairburn, SOC is now working on ways to make 3D cinematography possible for all kinds of difficult and dangerous activities, as well as first-person POVs. He speaks to Creative COW about his work to build rigs that are extremely mobile as well as offering different interocular distances for adapting 3D content to a variety of screen sizes.


"I'm always fascinated by the next, more difficult challenge. Anybody can be a pilot, but for me 3D has always been something more like space flight; very few people can work at the level of an astronaut. Several years ago, I was blessed to learn 3D from Peter Anderson, ASC, who's really the godfather of modern 3D production. Jim Cameron, Vince Pace, Steve Schklair, Steve Pezo, Gary Shino were all educated in 3D by him. I met Peter as an engineer, and he taught me 3D engineering and how to tune lenses and ultimately just the philosophy and concept of 3D."

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University of Maryland will offer free online courses - Washington Business Journal

University of Maryland will offer free online courses - Washington Business Journal | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it
Four of University of Maryland’s most popular courses will be available online...

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The new Leica M as a filmmaker’s tool – an interview with Leica’s Jesko von Oeynhausen, by Andrew Reid

The new Leica M as a filmmaker’s tool – an interview with Leica’s Jesko von Oeynhausen, by Andrew Reid | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it

Posted by Andrew Reid on September 24, 2012


"Leica revealed their new M series camera at Photokina 2012. It marks the first time video has been implemented on a Leica M, with a brand new full frame 35mm CMOS sensor developed in Europe by CMOSIS.

EOSHD went along to interview Product Manager for the M-System Jesko Von Oeynhausen to find out what it means for filmmakers. Please note that the camera is at the moment a pre-production camera (firmware version 0.0.20.1) with an expected list price of €6200."


(...) EOSHD: "My first question is around the sensor size, I know before you were using a CCD sensor, and now it is a European made CMOS sensor (by CMOSIS). Was it optimised for both stills and video?

Jesko: Yes it is.


EOSHD: So I guess you are taking the video quality seriously, it is not just an add-on for live-view?

Jesko: It is really nice, we don’t publish the results yet but we start shooting early next year. The image quality tuning is the thing we do last, we start with calibrating and developing the electronics then you begin to optimise image quality on the digital side. This has not yet been done but we know how it looks today, especially high ISO quality is so promising.


EOSHD: What is the megapixel count?

Jesko: 24MP


EOSHD: I guess to scale 24MP down to 2MP for 1080p – can you tell me how the sensor is read out?"

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46.1mp Canon DSLR Previewed at PhotoPlus 2012?

46.1mp Canon DSLR Previewed at PhotoPlus 2012? | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it

Posted by Canon Rumors on September 22, 2012


"The Big Megapixel EOS. Similar information has been sent to [NL], that a 46.1mp Canon DSLR will be previewed at PhotoPlus 2012 in New York City between October 24 – October 27, 2012.

We’ve had a couple of sources confirm that a 46mp prototype Canon DSLR is in the wild, though not claimed to be anywhere near production ready. Do not expect availability until well into 2013.

The Specs":

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UltraStudio 4K announced by Blackmagic at IBC 2012

UltraStudio 4K announced by Blackmagic at IBC 2012 | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it

The UltraStudio 4K audio i/o interface now represents the top end Thunderbolt device from Blackmagic Dual Link 3G SDI (3 Gb/s SDI) connections, supports SD, HD up to 1080p60, 2K and 4K.
SDI inputs include full SDI re-clocking for capture from poor quality SDI sources.
HDMI in and out, supports SD and HD formats up to 1080p60, frame packing 3D and 4K.
Component analog in and out.
Component analog switches to Y/C (Blackmagic called it s-video) and composite.
2 channel balanced analog audio in and out. Additional RCA audio in for consumer level unbalanced (Blackmagic calls it HiFi).
2 channel AES/EBU unbalanced audio in and out.
Timecode in and out on XLR connectors
Genlock/tri-sync input.
Sony compatible RS–422 deck control.
Supports uncompressed 8/10 bit and compressed video capture and playback.
Supports 4K playback using new Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI connections and HDMI.
Capture/playback of side by side, line by line, top and bottom and frame packing 3D via HDMI.
Capture/playback of side by side, line by line, top and bottom and dual stream 3D via SDI.
Includes hardware up down and cross conversion on playback.
Includes hardware SD and HD keying.
Compatible with Mac OS X computers with Thunderbolt.
Supports Final Cut Pro X , Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe After Effects CS6 , DaVinci Resolve 9 and more.
Includes free developer SDK.
Includes free DaVinci Resolve Lite

Media Express capture and playback software.


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iPhone 5 Event Venue, Yerba Buena Gets Ready For The Big Release - Geeky Apple - The new iPad 3, iPhone iOS6 Jailbreaking and Unlocking Guides

iPhone 5 Event Venue, Yerba Buena Gets Ready For The Big Release - Geeky Apple - The new iPad 3, iPhone iOS6 Jailbreaking and Unlocking Guides | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it
iPhone 5 launch event Yerba Buena Gets Ready For Release Of iPhone 5 for september 12 Apple to release next generation iphone 5 next week...

 

As discussed earlier, Apple has started working on readying the iPhone 5 venue, Yerba Buena with colorful banners and posters. Apple will be releasing iPhone 5 on 12th September 10:00 AM PST as it has already started sending out invitations to media.   The next generation iPhone 5 is supposed to be a global LTE device supporting 4G network around the world. Apart from 4G LTE technology it seems that iPhone 5 will also have a larger screen as we have already seen in the previous posts will completely redesigned physical appearance that has bigger speaker on the bottom and the head phone jack has been shifted to bottom instead of top. It is also rumored to have a better camera compared to iPhone 4S. iPhone 5 Launch Event

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Say Hello.. the new "Super Slim" PS3 hardware redesign

Say Hello.. the new "Super Slim" PS3 hardware redesign | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it

"The redesigned console, which had been anticipated due to FCC filings and fuzzy leaked pictures, will come in two configurations in the US: a $270 model with a 250GB hard drive and a copy of Uncharted 3: Game of the Year Edition that will be available September 25, while a $300 model with a 500GB drive and a copy of Assassin's Creed III will be available October 30. Both units will come in "Charcoal Black" and "Classic White" colors."


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Netgear New NeoTV, NeoTV PRO and NeoTV MAX Streaming Media Players Announced » Geeky Gadgets

Netgear New NeoTV, NeoTV PRO and NeoTV MAX Streaming Media Players Announced » Geeky Gadgets | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it
Netgear has today unveiled a trio of new streaming media player in the form of the NeoTV, NeoTV PRO and NeoTV MAX...

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The iPhone Rangefinder Case is a Dream Come True for iPhonographers

The iPhone Rangefinder Case is a Dream Come True for iPhonographers | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it

I first shared the ultra hip iPhone Rangefinder in my bi-weekly Snap Spot column, and now I have one of my very own so that I can tell you all about the pros and cons of the case and its accompanying lenses.


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How to Use Do Not Disturb in iOS 6

How to Use Do Not Disturb in iOS 6 | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it
Do Not Disturb is a new iOS 6 feature on the iPhone and iPad that turns off notifications for a specific period of time. It can work on a schedule and allow emergency calls.

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The 24MP MAX sensor inside the new Leica M is mabe by CMOSIS

The 24MP MAX sensor inside the new Leica M is mabe by CMOSIS | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it

Included is the CMOSIS press release about the 24MP MAX sensor inside the new Leica M. The sensor, based on a 6 x 6 µm⊃2; pixel size with dynamic range of 76dB, is made in France.


Read more on LeicaRumors.com: http://leicarumors.com/2012/09/19/the-24mp-max-sensor-inside-the-new-leica-m-is-mabe-by-cmosis.aspx/#ixzz26zVHYjWL


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Half of US social program recipients believe they

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"Reconstituting the Submerged State: The Challenges of Social Policy Reform in the Obama Era," a paper by Cornell's Clinton Rossiter Professor of American Institutions Suzanne Mettler features this remarkable chart showing that about half of American...

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NASA animation of temperature data from 1880-2011

Very interesting to watch how the temperature has been changing specially since a few years from now... what's ahead? It is up to us to take action.


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iPhone 5 camera review for photographers

iPhone 5 camera review for photographers | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it

Apple boasts that the camera on the new iPhone 5 is their best yet. Smaller, faster, four times more sensitive in dim light, a new panorama mode, all shielded under a scratch-resistant cover. Is this the phone that will kill the compact camera? Read on for a hands-on review of the iPhone 5 camera for photographers.


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Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L II - Full Format Review / Test Report

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L II - Full Format Review / Test Report | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it

The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L (I) was a bit of a nightmare for us here at photozone. We experienced centering defects in several tested samples and up to a degree where we almost considered it to be enough. Now the new Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L II has entered the market and according to the Canon press release things look a little more promising in this respect: "The mechanical structure of the lens has been improved to offer enhanced zoom durability and greater shake and shock resistance within the lens barrel". Good and I can positively report that the tested sample had a decent centering quality this time.
The Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM L II is certainly one of the more mainstream professional grade lenses in the Canon line up and it surely continues the sales success story of its predecessor. On full format DSLRs it's a fast standard zoom lens covering everything from moderate ultra-wide angles up to short tele settings. Unfortunately Canon felt the need to increase the price substantially with a current street price beyond 2100EUR. As such it is the most expensive standard zoom lens among the conventional DSLR manufacturers.


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Urban Terrace Larger Than The Compact Penthouse Apartment | Design | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com

Urban Terrace Larger Than The Compact Penthouse Apartment | Design | News, E-learning, Architecture of the future at news.arcilook.com | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it

Spreading over only 47 square meters of interior space but showcasing a splendid 58 square meter terrace, this compact penthouse apartment in Stockholm is perfect to be transformed into a bachelor pad. With an amazing location overlooking city blocks, the small apartment is vividly decorated, composing a relaxing space that welcomes its owner with a slightly masculine feel. A corner bookcase in the main living space steals the attention with its collection of bottles on the top shelf. Brightly lit by sunshine, the living/dining space opening to the fabulous terrace continues with a modern kitchen. Deeper into the private space spotted on Delikatissen, a grey brick wall hides the bathroom and leads to the bedroom, where storage space surrounds the comfy bed. Lovely details throughout compose an intimate space contrasting with the spacious terrace, where simplicity reigns and a glass railing captures uninterrupted views of the urban surroundings. The large terrace makes up for the compact living space and opens out to the murmur of the streets. Perfect combination, right?


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Canon: EdMika Launches the FDn to EOS Adaptor

Canon: EdMika Launches the FDn to EOS Adaptor | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it

Posted by Canon Rumors on September 20, 2012


From EdMika. "This new EdMika adapter fits many more lenses than previous kits we have made. This conversion kit includes 1x EdMika FDn-EOS-A brass adapter body, 1x EdLink, 1x EdShield and 1x rear EOS cap. You only need to have your own good quality small phillips screwdriver to do the conversion. The main brass adapter body will fit most FDn mount lenses but will not fit any of the older FD lenses that are the silver ring/breech lock mounts. So far I have full kits for the lenses listed in the chart below. These kits allow you to replace the original mount with an EOS mount that will give infinity focus AND will allow you to control the aperture as well. This give you much better image quality compared to the usual FD-EOS adapters available for sale. Those cheap standard adapters use corrective lenses to give infinity focus and with that you lose so much detail as well as a stop of light that it is just not worth using."

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Top 10 Tech This Week [PICS]

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Want to feel like you just stepped into a science fiction movie? You came to the right place: It's Top 10 Tech This Week.
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100 Mobile Learning Apps Across 10 Categories For iPhone (& iPad!)

100 Mobile Learning Apps Across 10 Categories For iPhone (& iPad!) | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it
Even Luddites have to admit the iPhone definitely altered the way humanity interacts with its own devices, making Douglas Adams’ cheeky The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the…...

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ColorPopover

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A ColorPopover is a very simple component for iPhone/iPad that provides a "Popover" color picker.


✔Sources: https://github.com/gazolla/ColorPopover


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Nikon D600 gets second best DxOMark score after the D800/E

Nikon D600 gets second best DxOMark score after the D800/E | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it

DxOMark tested the Nikon D600 and gave it an overall score of 94:

"Nikon’s recently released consumer-oriented full-frame sensor DSLR, the D600, has just gone through DxOMark’s image quality evaluation tests. And the verdict is in: with a DxOMark Overall Score of 94, the D600 is an affordable camera that places a high premium on image quality, as it ranks just behind the top performing Nikon D800 and Nikon D800E. It is also a significant improvement over the high-end professional flagship DSLRs, the Nikon D3X and the Nikon D4."

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FOR-A’S FT-ONE 4K Super Slow Motion Camera Wins

FOR-A’S FT-ONE 4K Super Slow Motion Camera Wins | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it

Posted by ProVideo Coalition on September 20, 2012


"TV Technology Europe has recognized FOR-A as a recipient of the publication’s 2012 IBC Show STAR Awards for its FT-ONE full 4K high resolution variable frame rate camera. FOR-A, a leading manufacturer of video and audio systems for the broadcast and professional video industries, unveiled the FT-ONE earlier this year at Cine Gear Expo in Hollywood, while IBC 2012 marked the camera’s European debut.


The STAR Awards (Superior Technology Award Recipient) honor products that help to advance the broadcast industry. The FT-ONE is the world’s first full 4K super slow motion camera, with the ability to record up to 900 frames per second. Harnessing the power of FOR-A’s high-sensitivity CMOS color sensor “FT1-CMOS”, the FT-ONE records and plays back full 4K (4096 x 2160.) One output channel can provide full 4K (four 1080p HD-SDI) outputs, while the other output channel provides down-converted HD-SDI for live viewing and play back."

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From Le Marche One of the fathers of the Wireless Telegraphy

From Le Marche One of the fathers of the Wireless Telegraphy | Technical & Social News | Scoop.it

Roberto Clemens Galletti di Cadilhac was born on December 29th 1879 in "San Venanzo", the family home near Torre San Patrizio in the Italian Regione of le Marche. His father, Arturo, was a Colonel in the artillery who had fought with Garibaldi in the Italian "Risorgimento" and later became mayor of Torre San Patrizio and a member of the Italian Parliament. His mother, novelist Margaret Collier, was the daughter of Sir Robert Collier, First Lord Monkswell, Gladstone's Attorney General.

Galletti attended the School of Engineering at the University of Rome.

He worked for the Marconi Company for some time but formed the Galletti Wireless Telegraph and Telephone Company in 1912 after conflicts with Marconi. He moved to France because of the Marconi monopoly in Italy and set up a powerful transmitting station at Leschaux in the Savoi region of France.

The station was by the river Rhône. which guaranteed the necessary dampness at the foot of a "falaise" or cliff for obtaining a proper "earth". At the top of the 500 metre cliff stood ten wooden poles to which the ten wires of the aerial, each wire measuring 950 metres, were anchored. The signals from Leschaux were received in Tuckerton, New Jersey, USA, in the winter of 1913-14.

The outbreak of World War I followed soon after the opening of the station. Unfortunately, the importance of having one of the world's most powerful radio transmitters was lost on the French authorities and equipment such as high-tension dynamos and large condensers was sequestrated for the war effort. Although the material was returned after the war, Galletti found his station in a useless condition when he was allowed to reenter it in 1923.

Galletti carried on with his scientific studies.

In the years 1928-31 Galletti worked with the Ferranti Company in Manchester on the development of a directional beam aerial and used it to guide an airplane successfully on a flight from Manchester to Bristol and back again. While the use of radio location had already been used for aircraft navigation, this was one of the first examples of the use of a dedicated navigation signal. The flight was documented in an article of the Manchester Evening Chronicle of July 2nd, 1931.

The year after, on August 18th 1932, Galletti died suddenly at his home in Murs, France, after a life dedicated to science. Information about Galletti can be found at the Galletti Museum in St Maurice de Rotherens (Savois, France) and among the Ferranti Company archives held in the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

Every year, on the second Sunday of June, a celebration in honour of Galletti takes place in France at Saint Maurice Rotherens. In his native town, Torre San Patrizio, the new Cineteatro has been dedicated to him.

In June of 1999, the 120th anniversary at his birth was marked by his native district with an International Conference on the Origins and Development of  Wireless Telegraphy.


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