Panasonic is set to launch some new firmware on November 19th for both the G series (GH5/GH5S/G9) cameras, as well as their full-frame S1 and S1R mirrorless cameras. The firmware updates offer some nice functionality for all models, but most interesting is the addition of 10-bit 4:2:2 4K video to the G9, bringing it largely in line with the GH5 in terms of video.
Xiaomi recently teased a new smartphone containing Samsung’s new 108-megapixel sensor, the Xiomi Mi Mix Alpha, although this phone won’t be going into mass production, and it’s not quite ready for release yet anyway. But now they’ve gone and announced the CC9 Pro, which also features the 108-megapixel sensor and is now already for sale in China.
One transition that’s often used in movies and TV is the match cut. It’s not often used in most non-cinematic videos, though. It’s essentially where the end of one clip matches up with the beginning of the next somehow during the transition from one to the other. They’re not always easy to pull off, but in these videos, filmmaker Daniel DeArco shows off how he shoots and edits his.
Rumours of the Leica SL2 have been out for a while now. We saw photos and a list of specs leaked two months ago. But now, Leica has officially announced the Leica SL2; A 47.3-megapixel full-frame L mount mirrorless camera capable of shooting stills at up to 20fps, 4K video at 60fps, and 1080p HD slow motion at up to 180fps.
It’s not even unusual anymore to see people risking their lives and health for Insta-worthy photos. But in the light of a recent tragedy, when a teenage boy got killed by a train, it’s saddening and alarming to see people still taking photos on train tracks.
The place that got under the spotlight lately is Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi, Vietnam. Tourists have swarmed the bridge lately, many of them taking photos on train tracks. They also weave through heavy traffic to get the perfect photo, putting the lives of themselves and others in danger.
I guess it’s a sign of the times, but I get sent far more LED lights to test than any other light…. even though I never personally use LEDs.
When I say I don’t use LED lights, it’s not because I have a dislike for them, but for me, they have limitations that I struggle to deal with when I shoot what I shoot. If you’re after some affordable continuous light for video work that looks natural and emulates everyday lighting, then LEDs are your first and smartest choice. But for what I do, which is often very controlled and saturated colour work that is anything but natural, I’m going to stick to the control and power of flash for now.
Bit depth is a topic that always comes up whenever a new camera is announced. But what does it all actually mean? And why is it important? Given that most monitors can’t even display 14-bit images and jpg files are 8-bit anyway, is it even important at all? In this video, Matt Granger explores the topic, explains what it means, and why it’s relevant for your images (and video).
There are plenty of straps for carrying our camera around. However, many of those can cause pain in our neck, shoulders, arms, and back after a long day of shooting. Wes Perry teamed up with a physiotherapist to try and find the best camera strap that won’t only keep your camera safely in place, but also save you from hurting yourself.
As of yesterday, drone users in the UK will now have to take an online test and pay a £9 annual fee if they want to fly a drone weighing between 250g and 20kg. If you don’t, you could be facing a £1,000 fine. The new mandatory registration scheme comes in the wake of increased calls for drone regulation over fears of their misuse.
First announced back in 2017, the scheme is finally here. There are two registrations – one for the drone owner, and one for those who are flying it. If you own and fly your own drone, you’ll need both. Children who wish to fly drones are also required to take the test, too. And you’ll need to have it done by the end of this month.