November 23. 2013 11:23
Photographers have struggled financially over the last decade as millions of images have been taken and published on the Web without proper attribution or compensation. And when photographers try to pursue copyright violators, it is often difficult and expensive. On Friday, the Haitian photographer Daniel Morel won a major copyright victory after a four-year fight over images he had originally sent out via social media.
A Manhattan jury found that Agence France-Presse and its American distributor Getty Images willfully infringed upon Mr. Morel’s copyright of eight pictures he took of the 2010 Haiti earthquake and awarded him $1.22 million.
“During the earthquake, they were selling my exclusive photos for $45,” Mr. Morel said after the ruling. “This is wrong. Not only did these agencies steal the photos, but they were also giving them away.”
His photographs were originally posted on TwitPic, a website that allows users to put pictures on Twitter, by Mr. Morel hours after the earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. It was then reposted by a Twitter user named Lisandro Suero, who claimed they were his. Agence France-Presse took the photos from TwitPic and distributed them to clients. Getty Images distributed the photos in the United States.
November 19. 2013 01:00
The point of the Otus was to make the very best lens Zeiss could possibly make, and they believe they’ve done it. Why is this important news for those of us shooting video with DSLR? In the interview below, Rich Schleuning explains although this is a still lens, it represents the future of video lenses from Zeiss.
November 17. 2013 06:27
At Inter BEE 2013, Japan’s domestic broadcast convention, Dan Chung of News Shooter sat down with the man responsible for Canon’s popular Cinema EOS line of video cameras – Global Product Manager Yoshinari Onda.
Inter BEE 2013: Newsshooter talks C100 Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Canon's Mr Onda from Teradek on Vimeo.
Here are a few key points from the interview:
Canon’s Yoshinari Onda is the man responsible for producing the successful Cinema EOS line.
the wild success of the 5D Mark II. “…totally took us by surprise,”
new feature in the C100 – a firmware upgrade and sensor adjustment that adds what Canon calls “Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus.” Onda revealed that the C100 sensor already had the dual pixel structure built in; so all it takes to activate it is a firmware upgrade and sensor adjustment.
live demonstration of how the camera performs smooth automatic focus adjustments while filming was impressive.
November 16. 2013 22:27
This is a service release providing additional OS support and few bug fixes. Mac Mavericks users now have a supported version. The important thing to remember is to disable App Nap for Capture One Pro 7.1.5 on the mac by clicking on the Application, choose File > Get Info then checking "Prevent App Nap". As always, understand that this is a new release - so there is a possibility of bugs and kinks. Also keep in mind that Mavericks is yet another variable to throw in to the mix. Our tech team will test this release more extensively and relay our technical support. Stay tuned to our blog as we have further developments.
- Mac OS X 10.9 (App Nap must be disabled)
- Windows 8.1
- Fixed an issue with Chinese folder names on Mac
- Fixed a Windows stability issue on certain hardware/software configurations
- Fixed a "few additional issues"
November 16. 2013 09:05
COMPARATIVE TEST 8 CAMERAS on Vimeo
Mega camera comparison: Nikon D5200, Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Nikon D600, Canon 5D mk III, Canon C500, Sony F55, Red Epic, ARRI Alexa
Ever wondered what would happen if you pitch cameras at opposite ends of the price spectrum against each other?
Most of us wouldn't know where to begin with a comparison like this. It's very hard to be objective about the performance of modern cameras. Specifications don't tell the whole story, and, ultimately, it's up to the viewer. You pick the tool that suits you.
That's if you can afford it!
And the good news is that if you can't afford the top end ones, there doesn't seem to be a bad choice amongst the cheaper ones, either.
This comparison was created by Ludovico Bettarello. He's an independent colourist, editor and general-purpose expert in all things in post production and finishing.
Whatever your budget, there are some truly capable options for you.
November 5. 2013 00:30
THE B1 OFF-CAMERA FLASH CRASHES THE PROFOTO WEBSITE!
As many of you may have noticed, the news of our B1 off-camera flash caused such a storm of clicks and visitors that our website got down on its knees.
We're very sorry about that. Know that we're doing our best to fix this asap. So, this might turn out to be a long and busy night for us here in Stockholm. But we take comfort in the fact that you're evidently as excited about this launch as we are.
You can now download this brochure from the 1ProPhoto.Com servers
THE B1 OFF-CAMERA FLASH:
Place it wherever you want.
Set the light in a flash.
Bring it wherever you want.
Ten times that of the average speedlight
Provides up to 20 flashes per second.
With Light Shaping
120 Light Shaping Tools to choose from.
November 4. 2013 04:13
Come Celebrate The 1st Grand Opening Of The
With Live Demos Of The Latest From Sony HD Cinema
Shooting 4K, High Speed, Raw, Work Flow, Examples
Sony F5 - FS700-Raw - The New Z100 4K - Oled Monitors
- Enjoy An Evening Out
- Meet The Local Sony Rep
- Meet Industry Freinds
- FREE GIFTS FOR ALL
October 31. 2013 01:01
Originally posted on http://boltron.com/nypl
Shot with the full cooperation of nypl.org and their rad labs team. Seems like most likely the first drone ever flown inside the NY Public Library. If you haven’t been there, go.
Everyone in the video was involved in the shoot and lots of safety precautions were taken and no books were harmed in the making of this video. Shot with a DJI Phantom and both a Hero3 Black and an iPhone 5S. Slowed down with Twixtor in After Effects to make up for the glaring lack of a Gimbal.
Thanks to @msh for coming up with the idea, @riordan for touring us, and @meikd, @ryanchris, and @gab for helping out. So much semi-autonomous quadcopter technology happening right now. Pretty sweet that they are small enough to take into a place like this and open up a new way of capturing images. And this is just the beginning. Music was purchased with rights to distribute from the Vimeo music store.
October 26. 2013 15:23
New legislation in New York State demands that models under the age of 18 receive the same protection as child performers. Photographers and clients who hire models under the age of 18 will have to provide them with more protections and services on shoots in New York State under a new law that takes effect November 20. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the new child labor law on Monday night.
State senators Jeffrey D. Klein and Diane Savino, Democrats from New York City, proposed the legislation earlier this summer.
Lawyers writing for The National Law Review broke down the implications of the legislation in an article published in July. According to the article, “the new legislation will provide that companies employing models under the age of 18 will be required to obtain certificates of eligibility, to provide chaperones and tutors and to limit their work hours,” among other requirements. Under-age models will now receive the same protections as child performers.
The law also stipulates that 15 percent of a child model’s gross income be placed in a trust by the model’s employer.
Advocacy organization The Model Alliance, which supported the legislation, created a guide to understanding the new law, “Under 18 Models and the Law,” which can be downloaded here: http://modelalliance.org/child-models