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JVC announces affordable 4K cameras Photo

JVC announces affordable 4K cameras

JVC has announced three handheld 4K cameras. All three feature dual SDHC/SDXC card slots, 3.5-inch LCD displays and 1.56 megapixel color viewfinders, both with smart focus assist functions, and offer two-channel audio recording. The GY-LS300 has a super 35mm sensor with a MFT lens mount, the GY-HMI70 a fixed zoom lens, and the GY-HM200 can stream video via Ustream or other destinations.

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Sony poised to revolutionise image sensors Photo

Sony poised to revolutionise image sensors

It looks as if Sony is poised to revolutionise sensor technology. PetaPixel has posted an article about a new patent made by the company that appears to show a whole new technique of recording color information at pixel level. “Active-Pixel Color Sampling” (APACS) uses a pixel level moving electronic color filter to sense RGB information, rather than the conventional interpolation process. (Image by Shutterstock).

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CMS agrees on protection of 21 species of shark, ray and sawfish Photo

CMS agrees on protection of 21 species of shark, ray and sawfish

The eleventh meeting of the “Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species” (CMS) was held last week in Quito, Ecuador. The CMS is an international treaty administered under the United Nations Environment Program and over 100 countries agreed to extend protection to 31 species, which included 21 species of sharks, rays and sawfish. In addition, discussions were held about on plastic debris, boat-based wildlife watching and the live-capture of cetaceans for entertainment.

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Shooting a dome projected video - including giant spider crab migration Photo

Shooting a dome projected video - including giant spider crab migration

In a behind the scenes video, Dr. Julian Finn goes underwater in Port Phillip Bay to film footage for the Deep Oceans exhibition at Scienceworks in Melbourne, Australia. The film will be projected inside a vertical dome, with the intent for museum goers to stand within the dome and have a virtual dive in the waters in their own backyard.

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What makes for a great black and white image? Photo

What makes for a great black and white image?

In response to the ongoing black and white challenge currently running on Facebook, Wetpixel posed the question : “What makes a great black and white image?” to a group of eminent underwater photographers. Software now makes for simple mono conversions, but the art of choosing the right image and converting it correctly is much harder to understand. What follows is the definitive guide to creating beautiful black and white underwater images.

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Wetpixel/DivePhotoGuide Imaging Party 2014 Photo

Wetpixel/DivePhotoGuide Imaging Party 2014

Wetpixel and DivePhotoGuide are proud to announce their annual imaging party at the DEMA show 2014. We will be partying in the Westgate (DEMA host) hotel’s pool area on Thursday 20 November from 8.00 till late. Invitations are not required, but Matt, Joe and Adam will be around the Imaging Resource Center during the show, and will be handing out flyers. Come over, say hi and get directions if you need them!

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