Gates announces ALEXA LF housing
Gates Underwater Products has announced their housing for the ARRI ALEXA series of cameras. The ALEX LF housing supports the EV, XT, SXT, XT Plus and SXT Plus cameras. It offer compatibility with over 80 PL mount lenses and can be equipped with Gates monitor housings for the Starlite ST5 and TV Logic 55.
A new species of shark discovered in Atlantic Ocean
A new species of shark has been discovered in the Atlantic Ocean. Sixgill sharks have long been separated into two distinct species: The Bluntnose Sixgill shark, which lives over 8,000 feet below the surface and the Bigeye Sixgill shark, which inhabits most of the major oceans. However, the Atlantic species of Bigeye Sixgill has just now been declared its own species. The new species’ scientific name is Hexanchus vitulus.
Apple announces ProRes RAW format
Apple has announced that a version 10.4.1 Final Cut Pro X will introduce a new ProRes RAW codec. It will allow editors to play full-quality 4K ProRes RAW files on MacBook Pro and iMac systems in real time without rendering. Atomos Atomos Sumo 19 and Shogun Inferno devices along with the DJI Inspire 2 drone and Zenmuse X7 Super 35mm camera will bE capable of recording in ProRes RAW.
Adobe announces updates to CC video apps
Blackwater diving featured on Wired
Wired has just published an article featuring blackwater diving and the peculiar animals that make it so intriguing to underwater photographers. Scott “Gutsy” Tuason is interviewed in the article and his imagery is highlighted in a gallery of images accompanying the article. Blackwater diving has become more and more popular in recent years with underwater photographers as it offers new subjects and constant variation every single night in the single largest migration on earth.
Eneloop batteries not recommended for use in strobes
Many strobe manufacturers officially recommend the use of Eneloop batteries with their products. Originally developed by Sanyo, Panasonic acquired the company in 2009 and in 2013 released the fourth generation of the original Eneloop and second generation of the Eneloop Pro. However, new guidance on the Panasonic website now specifically excludes their use in “underwater lights or other airtight appliances.”
Adobe releases significant updates to Lightroom app family
Adobe has released significant updates to Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom CC and Adobe Camera Raw. Version 7.3 of Lightroom Classic CC has a new Profiles panel that allows the previewing of camera calibration profiles live on images. It also has an improved tone curve control, and the Dehaze function is now in the Basic section. Lightroom CC 1.3 adds a geometry control and support for network attached storage.
Sea turtle hatchlings spotted on Mumbai beach for first time after 2-year clean-up
Olive Ridley sea turtle hatchlings have been spotted for the first time in decades on a Mumbai beach that has been tirelessly cleared of debris by local volunteers. The sea turtles were spotted in the past week, and at least 80 of them made their way to the ocean from their sand nests. Versova Beach was lead in clean-up efforts by lawyer Afroz Shah over two-years ago and has seen what the United Nations describes as the “world’s largest beach cleanup project.” Olive Ridley sea turtles are the most common sea turtle in the ocean, but are still listed as a vulnerable species.
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