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Call for entries: Ocean Film Festival Photo

Call for entries: Ocean Film Festival

The organizers of the annual San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival are calling for entries to the 2015 event. The Festival will be held from 5 to 9 March 2015 at the Bay Theatre, Aquarium of the Bay, Pier 39, San Francisco.

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Sony announces the α5100 camera Photo

Sony announces the α5100 camera

Sony has announced the release of their α5100 mirrorless camera. It has a 4.3 MP APS-C Exmor™ CMOS sensor, the BIONZ X processor and the Hybrid AF system from the α6000. Video can be recorded in XAVC S2 formats, which can output at 50 Mbps and in dual formats to the same card.

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Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue available on Netflix Photo

Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue available on Netflix

Dr Sylvia Earle’s biography and call to action, Mission Blue, has now been released on Netflix. The film traces Sylvia’s life of wonder and exploration, and her dedication to awakening the world to the need to give the ocean time and space to recover. The purpose of the film is to encourage people to act on the looming crisis that will, eventually, destroy the oceans and hence radically affect life on earth.

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BtS announces buoyancy float system Photo

BtS announces buoyancy float system

Beneath the Sea (BtS) has released a float system for their arms. Constructed of a high density foam, each 2” (50mm) segment offers 4 oz (113g) of buoyancy. The floats are available in 3 kits to suit differing length BtS arms.

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Sony announces the PXW-X70 camcorder Photo

Sony announces the PXW-X70 camcorder

Sony has announced the release of a pro XDCAM camcorder which will be upgraded to be 4K enabled later in 2014. The PXW-X70 camera has Wi-Fi control and a 1” type Exmor® R CMOS sensor with a Zeiss Varion Sonnar T lens.

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Cannon warns about some third party batteries Photo

Cannon warns about some third party batteries

In a PSA video posted on YouTube, Canon USA have warned about inferior production techniques in some third party batteries. They aren’t against using 3rd party batteries per se; they are simply concerned that users are able to identify those that are safe to use and has been produced to the correct specifications.

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Scientific American’s antidote to Shark Week Photo

Scientific American’s antidote to Shark Week

In an article entitled “The Best Shark Biologists and Conservationists to Follow During Shark Week”, Scientific American has highlighted a series of shark scientists whose tweets provide the perfect science based alternative to the excesses of Discovery’s sensational Shark Week.

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Ikelite offers optical slave converter Photo

Ikelite offers optical slave converter

Ikelite has released an optical converter for use with their DS1, DS160 and DS161 strobes. Suitable for off camera use, it will give manual exposure control of the strobe and will ignore pre-flashes. Uniquely, it can also accept a fiber optic cable, allowing it to be used to trigger Ikelite strobes via an optical signal.

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BBC offers underwater camera operator bursary Photo

BBC offers underwater camera operator bursary

The BBC is advertising a bursary to develop an individual as an underwater camera operator. The successful applicant will need a strong diving background and ideally will already be shooting underwater in 4K. He or she will be a part of the OCEAN production team, which is the next series in the Blue Planet and Planet Earth stable of programs. Filming is due to commence in January 2015.

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Ikelite announces housing for Nikon D810 Photo

Ikelite announces housing for Nikon D810

Ikelite has announced their housing for the Nikon D810 SLR. It features TTL flash exposure control, polycarbonate construction and is compatible with Ikelite’s port system. It ships with zoom/focus gears and an aluminum tray as standard.

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