After Kai and Lok, another member of DigitalRev TV has decided to leave. Warren Ng is not the member whose face you would see often, but he was behind filming, editing, producing and directing the DigitalRev material. He began working for them in January 2016, and after a year, he decided to follow Kai and Lok’s footsteps. Was it jumping off a sinking ship?
It’s amazing how far sensor technology’s come in the last few years. We’ve had dual pixel autofocus, ultra high ISOs, and a whole bunch of other cool features show up. Phones and bigger camera sensors get more and more powerful with each new generation. This sensor from Sony, though, might be one of the most exciting yet.
Sony have developed a way to speed up the data acquisition in a CMOS sensor. It doesn’t quite make it a global shutter, but it speeds things up enough to be almost as good, but at a much lower cost. The acquisition becomes so fast, it’ll even record full HD 1080p video at up to 1,000 frames per second. The technology seems destined for smartphones at the moment, but I would bet it won’t be too long before it scales up.
Looks like GoPro have decided to get back on their feet. After re-launching Karma drone, they seem to be preparing HERO6 for launch this year. If you remember, the company had problems with HERO5, so the production was delayed. The analysts predicted that GoPro might move to a 2-year production cycle, but apparently – this is not the case.
It was only a few days ago that Film Ferrania announced its triumphant return with their new ISO80 speed P30 black & white film. Now, French company, Bergger have announced Pancro 400. It’s a super sharp, fine grain, ISO400 black & white film. This isn’t simply a re-issue or a remake of a past film stock, though. This is a completely new emulsion.
Pancro 400 is a two emulsion film composed of silver bromide and silver iodide on an acetate base. Bergger say this provides for a wide exposure latitude. According to the datasheet the film will be available in rolls of 35mm and 120 medium format. But, it will also be available in sheets including 4×5, 5×7, 8×10, and 13×18.
Has anyone used your photo without permission or credit? What would you do if it was a worldwide famous supermodel, posting your photo to millions of her followers without crediting you? This is exactly what happened to photographer Don Mupasi. Tyra Banks posted one of his photos to almost 5 million of her followers without crediting him as the photographer. And it seems he’s not the only one whose photo she used.
A couple of months ago, we showed you some of Film Ferrania’s hardware. The equipment they’re using to bring back the company, as well as some much loved films. The plan then seemed to be starting fresh with E6 slide film. As it turns out, though, black & white has become the priority. The company has now announced shipping will soon begin for Ferrania P30 in a limited Alpha edition.
Film Ferrania P30 is a panchromatic (sensitive to all colours of the visible spectrum) black and white motion picture film for stills photography. It was originally released by Ferrania during the 1960s. With a rating of ISO80, it’s a fairly slow film, but with “ultrafine grain” and a high silver content (5 grams per square metre), it could become a tough one to beat in terms of sharpness and detail.
Because of the “fluctuations in foreign exchange rates”, Adobe has announced the increase in fees for Creative Cloud subscribers. For those subscribing monthly, the price increase will take effect from March 6, 2017. Those who pay the yearly subscription will pay the new price when they renew the plan.
The worst fear of most photographers is having their equipment stolen. Yes, it’s “only gear”, and yes you should insure it, but you grow attached to it. You get used to its little quirks that let you bring out the best in it. Even if it is insured, you have to wait, sometimes for weeks, cameraless until they pay up. And any images that might be on memory cards in those cameras will still be gone forever.
So imagine then, after having your equipment stolen to then actually have it returned to you. That’s exactly what happened to one Troisdorf based photographer. Reunited with her bag at a police station near Bonn, she got very emotional. The reunion was recorded on camera and posted to Facebook by German broadcaster WDR.