Sea&Sea Announces 210mm Dome Ports
Entries Open: DPG/Wetpixel Masters of Underwater Imaging Contest 2021
DPG and Wetpixel are excited to announce the launch of the DPG/Wetpixel Masters Underwater Imaging Competition 2021. The contest celebrates the splendor of the oceans, the skill of the entrants, and the intricate and challenging art of underwater imaging.
Video: Atomos Academy and Steve Bayes on ProRes Raw
The expansion of monitor/recorders and housings capable of HDMI 2.0 out has made the prospect of RAW video formats more attractive to underwater filmmakers. One of the more recent codecs is Apple’s ProRes RAW, and Steve Bayes of Hedge presents the first of a four-part series for the Atomos Academy discussing the history, benefits, and workflow tips of using ProRes RAW.
Amphibious Whale Fossils Discovered
A paper in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B journal points to the existence of a 600kg amphibious whale-like animal that lived 43 million years ago. Named Phiomicetus anubis the discovery is based on fossil records discovered in Egypt’s Fayum Depression. The three-meter animals had “strong jaws” to catch their prey and had webbed feet to enable them to walk on land and swim underwater.
Ikelite Ships Ball Arm System for HDMI Monitors
Ikelite has released a new ball arm system that allows for the attachment of an external monitor. The ball arms allow for the monitor to be moved into a variety of positions. In addition, Ikelite is offering the option of purchasing housings with an M24 port, or having one added after purchase, to allow for HDMI 2.0 out.
Nirvana Baby Sues over Image Use
The BBC reports that the “Nirvana Baby” is suing the band claiming that his parents never signed a release to allow for his image to be used and that its use constitutes child pornography. The image, used on the album Nevermind, shows a naked baby apparently reaching for a dollar bill while underwater in a swimming pool. The dollar was actually added in post. Spencer Elden, now 30, has recreated the iconic album cover three times, including on its 20 year anniversary, but is now suing 15 defendants for sums of at least $150,000 each.
Definitive Whale Shark Book Published
Wetpixel member and megafauna scientist, Simon Pierce, has let us known that a new book Whale Sharks: Biology, Ecology, and Conservation will shortly be available. It represents an amazing compendium of almost all the current scientific information about whale sharks (Rhincodon typus). Required reading for those visiting Isla Mujeres!
Part 2: Rebreathers for Image Making by Nicolas Remy
Nicolas Remy presents the second of his articles about the use of rebreathers for underwater image-making. The first article listed the advantages while this one concentrates on some of the hazards., logistical challenges, and problems that are associated with them, and encourages those considering using rebreathers to seek guidance and training from experts.
- DaVinci Resolve updates to 17.2 (via )
- Sony updates a7sIII firmware to version 2.01 (via )
- Nikon release firmware updates for Z series mirrorless cameras. (via )
- Nikon updates D6 firmware to version 1.2 (via )
- Canon releases firmware Version 1.3.1 for EOS R5 (via )
- Canon updates firmware for EOS R5, R6 and 1D X Mark III (via )
- Adobe updates Lightroom Classic and Lightroom to 10.2 and 4.2… (via )
- Firmware version 10.62 adds ProRes RAW support to Atomos Ninja V (via )
- Sony updates a7S III firmware to 2.00 and adds S-Cinetone (via )
- Nikon releases firmware 1.10 for Z6 II and Z7 II cameras (via )