Seacam announces strobe arm floats
Seacam has released circular foam buoyancy floats that are compatible with their strobe arms. Each float segment has 200 g (0.44 lbs.) of positive buoyancy. The foam is crush resistant down to a depth of 200 m (655 ft.)
Final Cut Pro 7 incompatible with macOS High Sierra
Apple has announced that legacy video editing application, Final Cut Pro 7n (FCP7), will not be supported by the forthcoming macOS High Sierra. According to Cinema5D, Apple has sent out an email to FCP7 users announcing the compatibility information and suggesting that users upgrade to Final Cut Pro X. It is important to note that once users upgrade to the new OS, they will lose access to existing FCP7 project files too.
Ikelite ships housing for EOS M6
Ikelite are shipping their housing for the Canon EOS M6 mirrorless camera. Constructed of white ABS-PC, the housing features an updates shutter lever and the “*” button is located under a thumb lever. The housing’s push buttons have been redesigned and the video record is anodized red to increase its visibility.
Imagery captured of world’s deepest fish
The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) has captured footage and images of Mariana snailfish at a depth of 8,178 m (26,800 Ft) in the Mariana Trench. The imagery was captured in 4K by a compact halal-lander and the fish were baited using mackerel. The first image of the fish was captured at this depth after 17 hours and 37 minutes.
NUPG announces newcomer splash-in
Results of 2017 DUC Shootout announced
The results of the 2017 Durban Undersea Club (DUC) Shootout have been announced. The contest allowed image entries that had been taken in the geographic area from Mozambique to the Cape during the period between 1 December 2016 and 31 May 2017. Congratulations to overall winner Jean Tresfon and to all those among the ratings.
Issue 28 of Anima Mundi magazine available
Nikon announces the D850 Full Frame SLR camera
Nikon has released the details of the new D850 FX SLR. It features a 45.7-megapixel CMOS sensor married to the EXPEED 5 processing engine. This gives a native ISO range of 64 to 25,600 and a frame rate of 7fps. Autofocus is the 153-point, Multi-Cam 20K systems from the D5/500 and the camera captures full frame 4K UHD at 24/30fps. There is a thread on the Wetpixel forum discussing the new camera.
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