In 2013, the world of mini drone cinematography and photography was in its infancy. I bought my first drone that year: the DJI Phantom 2. I had to add a GoPro to it if I wanted to capture video or photos. Flash forward a few years and drones capable of recording 4K video, omnidirectional obstacle avoidance, auto-tracking, high resolution stills, and extended battery life started to appear on the market. Today, drones that fit in the palm of your hand can deliver high-end cinematic imagery and photos for a fraction of the cost of full-sized,
Adobe has just announced the newest release of its consumer photo and video editing applications, Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 2018, for Mac and Windows. In the professional editing industry, Adobe has been one of the few top names for many years. Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and After Effects are found in virtually every studio. The Elements versions are for those editors who want to make creative and polished photos and videos, but quicker and easier than possible in the pro versions, and they’re designed with the weight and
Many serious underwater photographers travel with large DSLR cameras in huge housings. They also need a variety of lenses, ports, lights, and other accessories. As housings for small point-and-shoot cameras became accessible, underwater photography has become very popular.
Above photograph: Amanda Cotton, using Fantasea Line FRX100 IVRon Watkins
In the past, these cameras had many limitations, such as small sensor size and slow autofocus. Most of these cameras only featured autoexposure, with no RAW file capture, which was not ideal for
by Justin Dise and Val Lazarev · Posted 12/01/2016
Although the idea of a wearable POV camera dates back several decades, the first action camera to be offered on the consumer market was a GoPro.
The Story Behind GoPro
A young man was off on a surfing trip somewhere far off, and wanted to capture quality photos of all the action, but found there was no way to get close-up angles. This same young man also very badly wanted to invent something. That was in 2002, and that same year, Nicholas “Nick” Woodman founded GoPro. Two years of work later, the first GoPro was introduced, the
Whether you’re in the studio, shooting landscapes in the country, or photographing an event, chances are you’ve been looking forward to the highly anticipated EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera. The Mark IV offers a slew of upgrades, including a 30.4MP full-frame CMOS sensor and DIGIC 6+ image processor that work in tandem to enable DCI 4K video recording, a native sensitivity range of
You purchase a shiny new smartphone or tablet and right away, you start downloading app after app, game after game, your entire music library, movies, and videos, and soon receive that dreaded message, “Memory Full” or “Out of Storage Space” or “Hey, You Stop Downloading all versions of Angry Birds.” Most mobile devices have a storage capacity ranging from 8GB to 32GB—and as every user soon finds out, what isn’t eaten up by internal software needs or bloatware is soon loaded like a baked potato. To avoid crises, most tablets (*ahem* iPad *ahem
by Peter Bucknell · Posted 03/02/2015
Nick Woodman, a young American surfer, desperately wanted images of himself surfing, personal and up close, and there seemed to be no camera available to exactly fulfill his requirements. He set about creating a solution. Slightly more than a decade later, his camera company has invaded the market with the small, waterproof, and extremely high-quality unit we know as the GoPro. Popular because of its size, price, and the quality of the video files it is capable of producing, the GoPro HERO, in its waterproof housing, has become an enormous
Each year, action-camera technology continues to improve and action-camera popularity continues to grow. Most major camcorder manufacturers now have at least one action camera, and there are a handful of other companies that specialize exclusively in action cameras and accessories for those cameras. Companies like GoPro, Drift and Contour have had the most success because they dedicate the bulk of their research to developing exactly the sort of performance the customer wants. Initially, the major manufacturers were a step behind, but in the