Video: A humpback whale’s POV under Antarctica
Temporary suction-cupped cameras are giving National Geographic researchers a “whale’s eye view” into exactly what humpback whales are doing under Antarctica, and some of it is brand new information. The cameras automatically release after 24 to 48 hours, so the filming is limited, but already there are a few surprises. The whales are feeding much deeper than expected as well as using their blow-holes to break up sea ice to breathe.
Video: Paul Nicklen by the RED Collective
Avid announces free Media Composer | First video editing solution
Avid has announced that they plan to release a free new fully featured video editing tool called Media Composer | First. It will allow for up to four video and eight audio tracks, will output full HD video and apply effects to clips. In addition, it integrates directly into Avid’s MediaCentral® Platform and allows content to be shared via popular video sharing sites.
Video: Watch as orcas feed on gray whale carcass in Monterey
Earth Touch news has featured video from the Monterey Bay Whale Watch that features what is thought to be the first footage of its kind of transient orcas feeding on the carcass of a gray whale. The whale watching boat first spotted the orcas on April 20th and then sent the drone up to get a better perspective of the rare feeding behavior. “Over 35 hours and [they were] still feeding as we left!” the team stated.
Team Captains announced for The Shootout 2018
The Shootout has announced the team captains for the inter resort shootout that is being held at Gulen Dive Resort, Norway and Lembeh Resort, Indonesia. Wetpixel Associate Editor and well known underwater photographer Alex Mustard will head the Lembeh team, while another big hitter in underwater photography world, Keri Wilk will lead the Gulen contingent. The Shootout is being held from 15 to 23 June 2018 and both resorts are still seeking team members to participate in this amazing event, please contact Lembeh Resort or [Gulen Diver Resort]
Blackmagic Design announces DaVinci Resolve 14
Keldan announces updated high CRI version of 8X video light
Keldan has announced an updated version of their high color rendering index (CRI) 8X video light. It offers 11,000 lumen output with a CRI of 92. Control is via 9 output steps, with a burn time of 45 minutes at full power. Beam angle is 90°, with a gradual edge fall off and color temperature is 5400°K
TRT Electronics announces TTL triggers
TRT Electronics has announced two new products. The TURTLE XS is a miniaturized version of the i-TURTLE Nikon version. It also offers the ability to select Manual or TTL modes via the camera’s backlight switch. The other new product is the s-TURTLE TTL converter for Sony mirrorless cameras.
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- Canon updates 7D Mark II firmware to version 1.0.5 (via )
- GoPro’s 360 degree 15k dollar camera the Odyssey (via )
- Issue 20 of Anima Mundi magazine is now available (via )
- Apple updates Pro Video formats to 2.0.2. (via )
- Motion and Compressor update to 5.2.2. and 4.2.1 (via )
- Final Cut Pro updates to 10.2.2. (via )
- New sculptures on Thames by Jason deCaires Taylor (via )
- Chiara Vigo, the last woman to make sea silk (via )
- Polaroid Snap: 10 megapixel instant digital camera (via )