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Canon patents in-camera tilt-shift settings

Dec 11, 2023
John Aldred

Tilt-shift lenses aren’t particularly common. They’re often limited to things like architectural and cityscape photography. Or, they’re used for product photography to help correct or…

Adobe ordered to pay more than $33 million for patent infringement

Sep 30, 2023
John Aldred

Adobe has been ordered by a court in Delaware to pay almost $33.8 million to a company called ViaTech Technologies over patent infringement. ViaTech brought…

Canon patent suggests boxy cinema camera is back on the cards

Feb 20, 2023
John Aldred

Box shaped cinema cameras are not a new idea. We’ve seen a number of them over the years from companies like Panasonic with the BGH1…

ARRI settles its patent lawsuits with Rotolight over user-customisable lighting effects

Feb 1, 2023
John Aldred

“ARRI has agreed to a settlement with Rotolight”, a joint statement between the two companies begins. In September 2021, ARRI began legal proceedings towards Rotolight,…

RED slammed for “DESTROYING the camera industry” with patent trolling

Jan 26, 2023
John Aldred

RED seems to have been fraught with controversy pretty much since they first launched way back in 2005. The big issue at the moment –…

Canon patents haptic shutter button that vibrates when you lock focus

Jan 24, 2023
John Aldred

I’m quite surprised that it’s taken this long for something like this to appear. Even just in patent form, it’s taken quite a while. To…

RED has been granted a new patent covering Compressed RAW in all video-capable devices including smartphones

Dec 2, 2022
John Aldred

The words “RED” and “patent” are pretty familiar bedfellows. They’ve used their raw video patents to strongarm every other camera manufacturer from being able to…

Nikon is trying to invalidate RED’s raw video patent, arguing it shouldn’t have been granted in the first place

Sep 29, 2022
John Aldred

It’s no secret that RED is very protective of its patents, particularly the one covering the internal recording of compressed raw video. They’ve pursued it…

Canon patents smart selfie stick that automatically adjusts your composition

Sep 28, 2022
Dunja Djudjic

Canon has filed yet another interesting patent: a gadget of the past and the future at the same time. Yes, it’s a selfie stick –…

Nikon denies RED’s infringement accusations, ready to prove it in court

Sep 12, 2022
Dunja Djudjic

Earlier this year, RED filed a lawsuit against Nikon blaming them for illegally copying their video compression patent. Nikon announced the new version 2.0 firmware…