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July 23, 2014
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Just a Reminder – Free Adobe Lightroom 5 Book “Develop Great Images in Lightroom”

Adobe Lightroom 5 Book

You can still take this opportunity and download the book for free.

The folks at Photofocus made a new book about Adobe Lightroom 5 (published 24 Jun, 2014), and are giving it away for free until August, 1st.

The new book is called “Develop Great Images in Lightroom”. It is 236 pages long and you’ll find practical advice and expert tips. The book has interactive slideshows, resizable photos, and embedded video (only the iBook version).

Are you looking to make your photos great?  Join the gurus from Photofocus as they share practical advice on how to develop fantastic images with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.  This comprehensive guide is written by five top experts (with more than 75 books between them).  They’ll help you explore the full features of Lightroom’s Develop module and show you hidden secrets and time-saving techniques.

You can download the book via iTunes store (650MB), or read it on Scribd. Head over to Photofocus for download and instructions.

Adobe Lightroom 5 price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

July 23, 2014
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Canon Scores High On Two Prominent Green Business Lists

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Canon press release:

Canon Awarded Top Honors for Environmental Efforts

Canon Scores High on Two Prominent Green Business Lists

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 22, 2014 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two prestigious green rankings that Canon has been awarded for their environmental and sustainable efforts. Canon has placed 26 out of 50 on Interbrand’s 2014 Best Global Green Brands, and 125 out of 500 onNewsweek‘s 2014 Green Rankings, placing the Company in the top 25 percent forNewsweek‘s 2014 list.

“For companies that manufacture and ship products worldwide, environmentally conscious operations are especially challenging, which is why Canon is honored to be included in both Interbrand’s Best Global Green Brands and Newsweek‘s Green Rankings,” said Joe Adachi, chairman and CEO, Canon U.S.A. “Canon is committed to the environment through our resource conservation efforts, – from research and development to sales and distribution.”

Interbrand’s Best Global Green Brands and Newsweek‘s Green Rankings are created using publicly available data. Both take a variety of factors into account from quantitative environmental performance figures like energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, to more subjective information like market perception and reputation.

Through a generation green initiative, Canon has established numerous sustainability initiatives, including an office equipment recycling program and toner cartridge recycling program that has collected approximately 240,000 tons of empty toner cartridges around the world. Canon is also among the first office equipment manufacturers to partner with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its ENERGY STAR program and among the first manufacturers with qualifying products for a Gold rating in the new imaging equipment category of EPEAT®, the global registry for greener electronics. In February 2014, Canon Americas Headquarters in Melville, N.Y. was awarded LEED® Gold certification and is the largest commercial property on Long Island to accomplish this milestone.

Created in collaboration with Deloitte Consulting, this list examines the 100 companies included on Interbrand’s annual Best Global Brands report. Each qualifying brand undergoes an assessment of both market perception and actual environmental performance across six pillars – governance, stakeholder engagement, operations, supply chain, transportation and logistics, and products and services. Interbrand also conducts a survey of more than 10,000 consumers worldwide to gauge consumer perceptions of companies’ green activities and reputation.

Compiled by the magazine’s editorial staff through insightful data from industry experts and the research firm Corporate Knights Capital, this list evaluates the 500 largest global publicly-traded companies on their environment performance including energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, water consumption and use of recycling. Other factors include the company’s reputation for sustainability, the link between executive compensation and achievement of environmental performance targets, and the presence of a sustainability committee.

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July 22, 2014
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Canon EOS HD Video How To: Shutter Speeds & Frames Rates

A new EOS HD Video tutorial by CanonUSA on YouTube:

Explore the features and functions of video production with Canon’s EOS HD SLR cameras in these educational tutorials, shot on location and hosted by Canon Digital Learning Center contributor Jem Schofield with special guest instructors.

In this video you’ll see how shutter speed affects various frame rates and the appearance of motion in your footage

All EOS HD Video tutorials are listed here.

July 17, 2014
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Canon Supports Broadcast Professionals With New Standards At IBC 2014

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Canon to support broadcast professionals in setting new standards at IBC 2014
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 17 July 2014 – Canon today announces the details of its presence at IBC, the leading global tradeshow for media and broadcast professionals held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. An IBC exhibitor for more than three decades, Canon will be showcasing its entire line-up of broadcast solutions and technologies, including the recently announced CN7x17 KA S – the company’s first-ever cinema lens to feature a servo drive unit.
With growing consumer demand for Ultra High Definition content, there’s never been more focus on the industry to provide the equipment and services required to move professional broadcasting to the next generation. To reflect this, visitors will be able to experience Canon’s full range of cutting-edge solutions as well as live demonstrations including 4K output from studio camera configurations and live colour grading enabled by its 4K reference monitors.“We’ve already seen some dramatic shifts in the industry this year and Canon’s presence at IBC 2014 is a reflection of changing times,” said Kieran Magee, Marketing Director, Professional Imaging, Canon Europe. “The bar for quality content is rising every year. Canon is at the forefront of the creative industry, providing products and solutions that professionals need to craft outstanding content, whether in HD or 4K. Helping our customers to capture and tell stories has never been more important. The portfolio of products, and expertise, we’re displaying this year is a demonstration of the tools that they are using to set new standards every day.”

Highlighting the company’s commitment to providing an unrivalled choice of creative products and solutions, attendees can experience Canon’s extensive range of professional lens and camera technologies, including the full power of its optics portfolio. Broadcast professionals will be able to get hands-on with over 100 lenses and a vast array of focal lengths and types, from ENG to cinema to EF lenses. The stand will also display the entire line-up of Canon’s X-series camcorders, providing visitors the opportunity to touch and try the recently announced XF205 and XF200, as well as the company’s pioneering range of Cinema EOS products.

In addition to Canon’s on-stand experts, a selection of independent industry professionals will also be on-hand to present on an exciting array of topics, sharing their experiences of using Canon products and answering visitors’ questions.

Canon’s stand location at IBC 2014 will be Hall 11, Stand E50.

For more information regarding Canon’s professional products and services please visit, http://cpn.canon-europe.com/

July 15, 2014
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Canon Moves Up In Interbrand’s Best Global Green Brands Ranking

Global Green Brands Ranking

Canon Europe press release:

Canon moves up in Interbrand’s Best Global Green Brands ranking
London, 14 July 2014 – Canon, world-leader in imaging solutions, has risen to 26th place on the latest Interbrand Best Global Green Brands list, up from 30th place in 2013. The Interbrand report highlights Canon’s implementation of sustainable practices in 2012, including reducing CO2 emissions over entire product life cycles by nearly three times the company’s target, and collecting 310,000 tons of used toner cartridges globally since 1990, consequently reducing CO2 emissions by approximately 450,000 tons and avoiding the need for 201,000 tons of new resources.
The annual Interbrand Best Global Green Brands report is based on consumer research designed to examine the gap that exists between a brand’s environmental performance and consumers’ perceptions of that performance. In Canon’s case, that perception has improved considerably and the Gap Score has narrowed to +3.8 from +6.56 in 2013.Susan Stuart, Sustainability Director, Canon Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Our commitment to sustainability helps us add value to customers in meeting their own business and sustainability goals. It connects us to society by enabling people to capture, document and record the world around them.”“Sustainability is a strategic imperative for Canon which is embedded deeply within our culture, as well as in our strategy and how we do business. Our approach is based on the Canon corporate philosophy of Kyosei, a Japanese word that means living and working together for the common good.”

Only companies featured on Interbrand’s annual Best Global Brands list are considered for the Best Global Green Brands report. To become one of the top 50 Best Global Green Brands, organisations must perform well in terms of both sustainability performance and consumers’ perception of it.

July 14, 2014
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Free Adobe Lightroom 5 Book “Develop Great Images in Lightroom”

Adobe Lightroom 5 Book

The folks at Photofocus made a new book about Adobe Lightroom 5 (published 24 Jun, 2014), and are giving it away for free until August, 1st.

The new book is called “Develop Great Images in Lightroom”. It is 236 pages long and you’ll find practical advice and expert tips. The book has interactive slideshows, resizable photos, and embedded video (only the iBook version).

Are you looking to make your photos great?  Join the gurus from Photofocus as they share practical advice on how to develop fantastic images with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.  This comprehensive guide is written by five top experts (with more than 75 books between them).  They’ll help you explore the full features of Lightroom’s Develop module and show you hidden secrets and time-saving techniques.

You can download the book via iTunes store (650MB), or read it on Scribd. Head over to Photofocus for download and instructions.

Adobe Lightroom 5 price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

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