Atomos unveils the Ninja Assassin
Atomos has announced the Ninja Assassin recorder/monitor. Aimed primarily at SLR and mirrorless shooters, it features HDMI input and 4K UHD or 1080 60p recording at 4:2:2 and 10-bits. The 7” monitor has 325ppi resolution and incorporates focus peaking, zooms, false color, zebras and waveform/vector scopes.
Issue 86 of UwP Magazine available
The September/October issue of Underwater Photography (UwP) magazine is now available to download. It features Alex Mustard talking about Magic Filters, and Karen Stearns about the advantage of using photo pros. Peter Rowlands reviews the Sea&Sea YS-D2 strobe, Jim Decker the Panasonic LX100 and Phil Rudin the Sony A7II and its associated Nauticam housing. Featured destinations are the Azores and the Uk’s South West.
Optical Ocean Sales expands
Big Blue Live airs tonight in UK and US
Big Blue Live airs tonight on PBS in the United States and on BBC One in the UK. Big Blue Live is a live television broadcast from Monterey Bay, California spread over three consecutive nights. At this time of year Monterey Bay is home to blue whales, sea otters, humpback whales, great white sharks, elephant seals, albatross and risso’s dolphins, all which will be covered by numerous cameras in the air and water.
Wetpixel Whale Sharks 2016
We will be running two trips to Isla Mujeres for the amazing whale shark (Rhincodon typus) in 2016. The dates are 01 to 07 and 07 to 13 August. As always, our trips are renown for offering photographic opportunities that other operators cannot. We specialize in maximizing time with the sharks when the large numbers of other boats are not around. The aggregation itself is an amazing event with hundreds of these amazing animals gathering in tight groups.
Andy Casagrande featured on the RED Collective
Instagram allows portrait and landscape aspect ratios
Instagram has now relaxed their rules regarding aspect ratios and users can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation. In order to do so, there is now a format icon that allows users to adjust the orientation to portrait or landscape instead of square. Once the image or video are shared, the full-sized version of it will appear in follower’s feed.
Behind the scenes of a single take underwater video
Champion freediver Marina Kazankova holds her breath for five minutes during this single shot underwater music video for “Lydia” by Highly Suspect. The behind the scenes video shows how the music video was shot and the feelings the band hoped to evoke from the viewers through this video.
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- California Moves to Add Sharks to Endangered Species List (via DivePhotoGuide)
- DPG Announces January Monthly Contest Winners (via DivePhotoGuide)
- World’s largest captive croc dies (via BBC)
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