Canon EOS-1D X Mark II to feature 4K video? [CW3]


EOS-1D X Mark II coming with 4K video?

Back in March we had a first hint that the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II might feature 4K video recording. The suggestion came from Mr. Masaya Maeda in an interview. The possibility of a 4K enabled EOS-1D X Mark II surfaced again in a fresh rumor. Despite being rumored to feature 4K, the EOS-1D X Mark II is said to be a mostly stills oriented cameras.

[via Canon Rumors]

Canon Takes Flight At The 44th Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Canon U.S.A. Takes Flight At The 44th Annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®

Celebrating the Beginning of a Three-year Sponsorship, the Company Launched the Canon See Impossible Balloon into the Gorgeous New Mexico Sky during the Opening Mass Ascension

NEW YORK, October 6, 2015 – As the Presenting Sponsor and Official Imaging Company of the 44th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, led the spectacularly colorful, world-renowned primary mass ascension of the world’s premiere balloon event with the first official flight of the Canon See Impossible Balloon.

On Saturday October 3, 2015, in Albuquerque New Mexico, the Canon See Impossible Balloon led more than 500 colorful hot air and gas balloons operated by pilots from more than 22 countries around the world to take flight in unity. From the event grounds to the vast New Mexico sky, Canon’s presence at and in support of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta encourages and empowers attendees from all over the world to capture and print these once in a lifetime moments using tools that authentically represent the fiesta’s vibrant glow.

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“Timeless Dreams”, a layer-lapse of the American Southwest

The 2.5 minutes video above was made by photographer Julian Tryba. It’s a “layer-lapse” of the American Southwest. What’s a layer-lapse? Multiple time-lapses sequences of the exact same scene are shot over different times of the day. Portions of the footage are then mixed together into the same frame.

The footage was shot while driving 3,000 miles through Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and California. The used gear: Canon EOS 1D C, EOS 5D Mark III, EOS 6D, and EOS 7D.

[via Julian Tryba via PetaPixel]

Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.2 now available (and Camera Raw 9.2 too)


Adobe released an update for Lightroom CC. New lens profiles have been added, even for FD lenses (see after the break). Use the Help-> Check for Updates menu item or the Creative Cloud application to install this desktop update. Again, this update is not available for Lightroom standalone version. A new version of Camera Raw (ver. 9.2) is also available for download.

Release Notes

New Features – Lightroom desktop

Dehaze as a Local Adjustment*

We added Dehaze as a global adjustment in the Lightroom CC 2015.1 release and are excited to see the widespread interest in the feature.  We wanted to extend the functionality, and I’m happy to announce that you can now apply Dehaze as a Local Adjustment.  This means that you can use Dehaze with the Radial Filter, Graduated Filter and Local Adjustment Brush.

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