Save big on Topaz Video AI – Get It For $249 (reg. $299)

Topaz Video Ai

You can save $50 on the new Topaz Video AI. Read on to learn more.

At a glance:

  • Fewer motion artifacts
    • Other video upscaling techniques often create a “shimmering” or “flickering” effect from different processing in adjacent frames.
  • Recover video details
    • Inject real details into your videos, derived from the additional information in multiple adjacent frames.
  • Get more natural results
    • Traditional upscaling often causes artifacts. We mitigate these by deriving new information from multiple frames.
  • Trained on videos
    • Topaz Video AI was trained exclusively on video clips instead of still images.

Until March 31, 2023, you can get Topaz Video AI on sale at $249. Compare at $299.

Production-grade AI models for professional use cases

Topaz Video AI focuses solely on completing a few video enhancement tasks really well: deinterlacing, upscaling, and motion interpolation. We’ve taken five years to craft AI models robust enough for natural results on real-world footage.

Topaz Video AI will also take full advantage of your modern workstation, as we partner directly with hardware manufacturers to optimize processing times. (Many of them already use Topaz Video AI to benchmark AI inference.) Own the software and use it for as many projects as you like, right in your existing workflow.

Save 85% With The Skylum Luminar Neo Ultimate Photography Bundle

Luminar Neo

Skylum started a massive promotion for their Luminar NEO software, the Skylum Luminar Neo Ultimate Photography Bundle.

You can get the Skylum Luminar Neo Ultimate Photography Bundle with 85% discount. The offer expires March 28, 2023. The bundle includes:

  • Luminar Neo Lifetime license (available for new Neo users only)
  • Luminar X Membership 1 year subscription (available for new Neo users only)
  • 125 LUTs, Skies, Presets, and Overlays for Luminar, Photoshop, and Lightroom
  • Full Editing Course on landscape photography from Albert Dros
  • Portrait Fundamentals from Darlene Hildebrandt
  • Drone Cinematography Crash Course from Stewart and Alina Carrol
  • Luminar Neo Ultimate Editing Handbook by Rene Ledrado
  • Creative content from Mathew Browne and Rene Ledrado

For new users, the bundle is $149 (reg. over $1000), for existing NEO users the bundle is $99 (reg. $820). Click here to get the bundle.

Canon EOS R6 Firmware 1.8.1 Released (after 1.8.0 was pulled)

Canon Eos R6 Manual

After having pulled the previous firmware update after a few days, Canon swiftly released another, error-free firmware update.

Canon EOS R6 firmware 1.8.1 delivers the following:

This firmware includes the following enhancements and fixes:

  • You can now trim and resize images while transferring them to the FTP server.
  • After updating to firmware version 1.8.0, the phenomenon that Err70 occurred under certain conditions has been fixed.
  • Fixed minor bugs.
    • *1. and 3. are changes in Version 1.8.0, and 2. are additions in Version 1.8.1.

Concerning the previous firmware:

In firmware version 1.8.0, which had been stopped downloading, it was confirmed that Err70 etc. was displayed under certain conditions.
Customers who have already updated to Version 1.8.0 are kindly requested to update to Version 1.8.1. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused.

You can download Canon EOS R6 firmware 1.8.1 here.

Canon Published Their Corporate Strategy For The Upcoming Years

Canon

Canon posted the companies corporate strategy for the years to come.

As for the imaging sector (excerpt):

The main products currently supporting the Imaging Group are the EOS R System, the Cinema EOS System, professional camcorders, broadcast lenses, network cameras, etc.

For the purpose of shooting and viewing images, we have grown this business. From now own, however, through the development of new technologies and responding to market changes, we are promoting expansion into new business areas, namely image experience, image utilization and utilizing components as show on this charge.

Our results of last year and our future growth strategy.

Last year, the Imaging Group achieved sales and profit growth and a significant improvement in profitability. As for cameras, our mirrorless camera market share remained stable thanks to our strong market reputation. We also posted strong sales of new products. Through this, our camera business is supporting earnings as a mainstay of Imaging.

As for network cameras, we posted record-high sales thanks to significant growth in AXIS revenue. Additionally, Free Viewpoint Video, which is a new initiative, is expanding its field of activities such as commercials and dramas. It was also well received by professional sports broadcasts in Japan and overseas. Our future growth strategy is to create new businesses while maintaining high profitability in existing ones. With EOS R and other existing products, we will create new markets and businesses by offering attractive products that anticipate market demands, strengthen our profit structure, activate group synergies, and deliver unprecedented value through products and solutions.

[…] This year, we expect the global market for interchangeable lens cameras to be around 5.5 to 6 million units and more than 70% of this to be mirrorless cameras. This year as well, we expect to maintain our No. 1 share of the interchangeable-lens camera market and at the same time aim to No. 1 in mirrorless cameras as sub-segment as well. In addition to market share, we
will also work to expand sales volume of the EOS R System itself through three measures. The first is “enhancing the EOS R System.” To this end, we will expand our lineup of cameras and lenses to meet the diverse needs of our customers. Moreover, in recent years, the demographic of video-oriented users, such as video creators, media users, and SNS users, is thick and growing. We aim to expand the scale of the R system by including functions and performance that respond to user requests not only for still images but also for videos

All published documents are available here.

Will The Canon EOS R5 Get Pixel-Shift With A Future Firmware Update?

Nab 2023 Canon Eos R5 Mark Ii Canon Eos R8 Mark Ii Canon EOS Rf 24-50mm R6 Mark Ii Rf Mount Eos R6 Mark Ii Rf 300mm Rf 35mm Canon Eos R100 Rf 24mm F/1.8 Rf-s Canon Eos R7 Eos R100 Canon High Resolution Eos R R10 Eos C5 Canon Eos R1 Eos R5c Canon Rf 16mm Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses Rumor

There was a lot of buzz about Canon releasing the EOS R5 Mark II this year. Then the same source told us that, nope, no EOS R5 Mark II but a massive firmware update instead.

Now the same source claims a future firmware update will bring something called “pixel-shift” to the Canon EOS R5. What is pixel-shift? According to Wikipedia:

Pixel shift is a method in digital cameras for producing a super resolution image. The method works by taking several images, after each such capture moving (“shifting”) the sensor to a new position. In digital colour cameras that employ pixel shift, this avoids a major limitation inherent in using Bayer pattern for obtaining colour, and instead produces an image with increased colour resolution and, assuming a static subject or additional computational steps, an image free of colour moiré. Taking this idea further, sub-pixel shifting may increase the resolution of the final image beyond that suggested by the specified resolution of the image sensor.

Additionally, assuming that the various individual captures are taken at the same sensitivity, the final combined image will have less image noise than a single capture. This can be thought of as an averaging effect (for instance, in a pixel shift image composed of four individual frames with a classic Bayer pattern, every pixel in the final colour image is based on two measurements of the green channel).

Sounds super-cool, doesn’t it? For that reason alone you should take it with a huge grain of salt.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors