DeNoise AI 2.3.0 released

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Topaz released the new version of DeNoise AI. And til October 9th you get it for $50 (if you use our checkout code “RUMOR“). The Utility Bundle, which includes DeNoise AI, Gigapixel AI, Sharpen AI, and JPEG to RAW AI, is also on sale through the same dates and is discounted to $165 (regularly $249.99).

Major new features:

  • Added comparison view, which allows you to compare 3 modes at once
    – You can find this under view modes, or the View menu
  • Added GPU optimization for Nvidia cards
    – This can be found in Preferences > Advanced
  • Added new model that does no sharpening
    – To use this model, use Low Light mode with 0 sharpening
  • General AI model improvements
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(FT4) Leaked image of the new Panasonic MFT cine camera?

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UPDATE: I have been asked to remove the image. Anyway, what matters is that it proved new Panasonic Cine MFT camera will be released soon.

Here was the original leaked text:

Leaked new Panasonic M4/3 body from XXX Panasonic User.
He is a user operating video shoots with Panasonic and Sony, and Panasonic gave him the opportunity to try out the product before released it. He has also worked with Panasonic on S1H.
He claims: This is a product aimed at the pro, not for everyone, but for a few.
He says that there seems to be no one feature he desperately wants to get into this camera.

If you have any info on this camera drop me a message at 43rumors@gmail.com. Thanks!

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a bit of everything…

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OM-D E-M1X Overview with Claire & Clare

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
Bird Photography with the E-M1III and 300mm PRO (Olympus Imagespace).
Tamron says global market hasn’t recovered yet and it’s forced to extend the production stop (MirrorlessRumors).
Image Resolution versus Image Rendition (Explora).
100-400mm test at Capa.

Plenty of news on the facebook OMD group, Panasonic FF and the GH5 group.

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Will Panasonic transform their MFT product line to focus on vloggers?

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I got this from a very reliable source:

  • They will change strategy here. MFT will focus on the V-Logging segment. They don’t see a huge market for a GH6 anymore as most people are moving to Full Frame. So the upcoming GH6 may be more a “Pro Grade” G100. It’s more of an upgraded GH5 in a new body with enhanced mobile integration. Or to make it short – a GH6 may not come with the desired specs and the story of the Pro Video MFT will end with the GH5.
  • G9 is now selling well in India. There are discussions about a Mark II which then also the successor of the GH5 with an additional Video Package to buy (similar of what Nikon is doing). But do not expect a “Big Bang” here.
  • The future of MFT is not yet decided – they are very careful because of the Olympus Imaging Carve out happening soon.  And again to mention – Sigma wants them to focus on L-Mount

Don’t know what to think about this…my guts tell me that this strategy is very lame and probably wouldn’t pay off in the long term. Therefore I hope this time this well known and reliable source is wrong…or Panasonic migh change mind after reading the comments on this post :)

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a bit of everything…

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The most CONTROVERSIAL lens in Photography…

Today Gold Box deals at Amazon US, BHphoto, eBay, Amazon.de, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, Amazon.es.
It’s Not Groundbreaking, But It’s Fun: Olympus EM10 IV Review by ThePhoBlographer.
Silkypix adds G100 support.
Hands-On Review: G-Technology ArmorLock External SSD (Explora).
OM-D E-M1 Mark II Tutorial | How to guide for underwater photography (Olympus Europe).

Plenty of news on the facebook OMD group, Panasonic FF and the GH5 group.

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And here it is the new Alice MFT camera!

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A British company created something that is really totally new in the MFT realm. A concept that Sony tried out years ago with the QX series. The Alice camera has MFT mount and a new 11 Megapixel Quad Bayer Sony sensor. It uses your smartphone as a screen and controller through the Alice own APP.

WARNING: So far they don’t have a fully functioning production camera. So be aware of the risks when backing projects from new companies.

This is the spec list:

Press text:

Alice Camera™ is an AI-accelerated computational camera being built in Britain from the ground up for content creators. An interchangeable lens camera with a dedicated AI-chip that elevates machine learning and pushes the boundaries of what a camera can do. Alice is in concept prototype stage and will be available on Indiegogo in Autumn 2020.

Alice is a compact and low-profile camera which can be mounted onto the back of almost any standard smartphone. An ergonomic handle enables better hand placement and stability whilst capturing your scenes.
Alice uses the Micro Four Thirds lens mount, the most flexible and compact interchangeable lens system around, with over 50 professional-quality lenses available. Attach an adapter to use lenses with different mounts too!

Alice’s Micro Four Thirds sensor excels in low light conditions and allows you to capture high-quality 4K video with no crop. Large pixel sizes and an innovative Quad Bayer structure enable exceptionally low noise and high dynamic range.

Artificial Intelligence is transforming photography in the 2020s like digital technology did back in the 1990s. Alice has been designed from the ground up to harness AI and computational photography for modern content creators, offering you new capabilities and techniques for autofocusing, autoexposure, colour science and more.

The Alice Camera native app will provide you with a familiar smartphone user interface and experience. It will be easy to use and navigate with touchscreen interface and customisation. The camera system and firmware will improve with future software updates through our app.

We want to give creatives as much control as possible. We will be providing open-source software access to Alice allowing you to deeply customise your creative process, encouraging collaboration and software development. Regular software updates means Alice will stay up-to-date with the latest computational photography technology and features.

Fast wireless data transfer between camera and phone gives you a seamless real-time viewfinder on your smartphone. Instantly share your content to social media and live stream directly to your favourite platform. A selfie screen will appear when you turn your phone around so that you can view yourself at all times. Alice will even work when your phone is not attached. You can set up across the room and have your phone in your hand and content will still stream. Double whammy!

Here is a video showing how it works:

Some renders:

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Thanks Mike!

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