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Panasonic S1 and S1R New Features at CES 2019

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Press text: Automatically capture holy-grail Time-lapses with Panasonic GH5, GH5S, and G9 using Timelapse+ VIEW

Automatically capture holy-grail Time-lapses with Panasonic GH5, GH5S, and G9 using Timelapse+ VIEW

Minneapolis, Minnesota — January 2019: Timelapse+, a leader in developing hardware and software tools for time-lapse professionals is excited to announce support for Panasonic GH5, GH5S, and G9 cameras and their flagship product, the Timelapse+ VIEW intervalometer. The Timelapse+ VIEW is a breakthrough intervalometer for cinematographers and filmmakers that allows for automatic bulb ramping, live time-lapse preview, touch-free gesture controls, and full-control of settings through a mobile app for iOS and Android.

In a thrilling update for Panasonic filmmakers, Timelapse+ announces fully automated Holy-Grail time-lapse for effortless day to night and night today time-lapse with the VIEW intervalometer.

Additionally, the Timelapse+ VIEW also supports focus ramping on the GH5, GH5S, and G9 when combined with an AF lens. This allows for focus points to be set as keyframes when using the iOS or Android app for the VIEW Intervalometer.

Focus ramping is a way to add another creative dimension to time-lapse, especially when combined with other motion control like the Dynamic Perception NMX stepper controller, Syrp Genie Mini, eMotimo Spectrum.

Video Examples:
GH5 Sunrise Motion with the VIEW Intervalometer: https://vimeo.com/311273472
Panasonic GH5 Focus Demo with the VIEW Intervalometer: https://vimeo.com/311271686

Timelapse+ VIEW pricing, updates, and availability: 
Retail Price: $399. Pricing may vary by country for non-USD purchases and additional fees may apply, including tax and shipping costs. In stock and ready to ship.
More info on their website:
www.timelapseplus.com

VIEW features also include:
Automatically optimizes buffer time during ramping
Configurable ISO and shutter speed limits for auto ramping
Remote live view, real-time preview of time-lapse
Bulb Ramping
wide temperature range,
OLED color screen
motion integration
Long-term/scheduled time-lapse
15+ hours of battery (can also be powered externally).
Power button activates help screen for the currently selected item

 

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Press text: Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Cameras 6.1 Update

Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Cameras 6.1 Update

Major update adds new features for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K including better audio recording and improved battery performance.

Fremont, California, USA – February 4, 2019 – Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Cameras 6.1 which is a new update for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. This update adds quieter audio recording, a new pixel remapping feature, new 2:1 monitoring frame guides, improved battery performance and much more.

Blackmagic Camera 6.1 update is available now as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website.

The new Blackmagic Cameras 6.1 significantly improves audio recording when using the built in microphones on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. The new processing now analyzes incoming audio from the dual microphones on each side of the camera to dramatically lower the noise floor, resulting in quieter recordings than possible before. In addition, latency has been reduced for audio monitoring, audio and video synchronization has been fine tuned, and the 3.5mm audio input selection interface is now more intuitive, making it faster to use.

Blackmagic Cameras 6.1 also improves auto focus performance. Auto focus now responds quicker and more accurately so that lens hunting is greatly reduced when the camera is locking on to the focal point. There’s also a new media formatting interface that helps prevent customers from accidentally formatting media cards. Once the camera is updated, customers will need to tap and hold the media format confirmation button for 3 seconds before a card will be erased and reformatted.

This update also includes a new in-camera calibration feature which allows customers to recalibrate pixels in the camera. Over time some pixels can change in brightness and create small variations across the sensor. The new pixel calibration feature allows the camera to realign the light output of each pixel resulting in a smooth clean image under changing environmental conditions. Blackmagic Camera 6.1 update also features 2:1 monitoring frame guides, which is another creative composition tool for filmmakers to frame shots. In addition, new power savings and efficiency enhancements improve battery runtime by 10-15% and give customers a more accurate indication of remaining battery power.

“The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is an incredible success and it’s been very exciting watching the adoption of digital film workflows by a much wider range of people,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “This update is exciting because it adds even more great new features to the camera and it’s an exciting way for us to say thank you to all the people who have purchased a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and who have taken the time to discuss ideas for the future with us. We can’t wait to see what customers will produce next!”

Blackmagic Cameras 6.1 Update Key Features

Adds support for pixel calibration in camera. Improves auto focus performance. Improves signal to noise ratio performance of the camera’s internal microphone. Improves power efficiency for improved battery life. Adds 2:1 monitoring frame guide. Improves media formatting user interface. Improves audio monitoring latency performance. Improves 3.5mm audio input selection interface. Improves AV sync performance.

Blackmagic Cameras 6.1 is available as a free download for all existing Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K customers from www.blackmagicdesign.com/support.

via Dpreview

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A Look At The Olympus E-M10 Mark lll Micro Four Thirds Camera

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