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    ART OF THE CUT with Gary Dollner, ACE, editor of “Fleabag” and “Killing Eve”

    Gary Dollner, ACE, is an award-winning editor with BAFTA nominations for In the Thick of It (2005), and Fleabag (2017), an ACE EDDIE nomination for VEEP (2012), an Emmy win for Fleabag (2019), and an ACE EDDIE win for Killing Eve. (2019). (This interview was transcribed with SpeedScriber...
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    Tiltaing Z Cam Cage and V-mount to NPF Battery Adapter – Rig Up The Tiny Camera

    Tilta have previewed the Tiltaing Z Cam cage, V-mount to Sony NPF battery adapter, and newly designed wooden handle grips at IBC 2019. As the popularity for the modular Z Cam grows, cage producers are quick to be the first to support new cameras. Tilta have introduced a range of new rigging...
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    Windows 10 LTSC: better for production & sanity than Home or Pro

    I certainly don’t prefer the Windows operating system, but sometimes people must use it. In this article, you’ll learn why the little known LTSC version is the best Windows 10 for production and general sanity. For ≈US$18, you can get a Windows 10 LTSC version 1903 genuine Microsoft OEM license...
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    Manfrotto 635 FST Tripod Is A New Take On The Single Leg Tripod

    The Manfrotto 635 FST tripod is the start of a new generation of tripods revealed at IBC 2019, changing the design of traditional locking legs. The Manfrotto 635 FST (Single Leg Fast) tripod; constructed from carbon fibre, the tripod legs can be deployed quickly through the Extra M-Lock system...
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    This Photographer’s eBay Order Took a Comical Route Around the World

    Photographer Gary Gruber recently purchased a Hasselblad lens accessory on eBay. As he waited for the order to travel from South Africa to his home in the United States, Gruber was baffled by the route DHL sent it on. “I buy and sell a ton of photo gear on eBay,” Gruber tells PetaPixel. “99.8%...
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    Using a 31-Year-Old SLR for Fast-Paced Photojournalism

    Introduced in 1988, the Nikon F4 was the world’s first professional autofocus camera, and it made its way quickly into the hands of many working photographers. But despite the incredible leap in technology it represented, it was apparently quickly overtaken by the competition, which built on the...
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    Photographer Killed by Falling Branch During Shoot, Foul Play Suspected

    An Ohio-based photographer was shooting senior photos at a state park earlier this month when she was struck by a falling tree branch and killed. Authorities suspect foul play, and now a $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to justice. FOX8 reports that 44-year-old Victoria...
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    The Clash of Palladium and Silver

    September 21st, 1979. Forty years ago, British rock photographer, Pennie Smith immortalized the destruction of a Fender P-Bass guitar by Paul Simonon of The Clash on the stage of The Palladium in New York City, on gorgeous B&W 35mm film. Her soft-focus, grainy image with its blown-out...
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    SIGMA FF Classic Prime Line and Updated High-Speed Primes

    SIGMA FF Classic Prime Lenses add a new element coating to create creamy, traditional flaring for a unique cinematic look. Fitting the increased proliferation of full-frame cinema cameras, earlier this year SIGMA has announced two new lines of 10 full-frame PL mount cine lenses each, namely the...
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    Litepanels Astra – Extended Repair Program for Astra Power Boards

    Litepanels discovered an issue with one of the components they use in manufacturing their Astra LED light. That component is being replaced, but Litepanels wanted to let Astra owners know that they will exchange that part in their units free of charge – or if anyone has paid for a repair caused...
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    Fomex RollLite RL66-1200 – 6×6′ LED Fixture with 1,200W Power

    Fomex RollLite is a line of flexible bi-color waterproof LED lights. These lights offer high-quality light output and they can be combined together to create large “light walls”. The largest standard light is a 6×6′ panel with 1,200W (four 3×3′ panels combined together) controlled by a single...
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    Dream Chip Technologies Introduces ATOM One SSM500 – a 500fps Slow-Motion Camera

    Dream Chip Technologies GmbH from Garbsen Germany just announced their brand new “ATOM one SSM500” super slow-motion camera fully fitted for an EVS or stand-alone workflow. The 500 is the number of frames it can output in 1920×1080 @ up to 60fps via 4x 3G-SDI channels directly to the EVS for...
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    How I Capture Striking Time-Blended Astrolandscapes, and You Can Too

    My name is Paul Schmit, and today I want to describe to you the journey that led to the time-blended astrolandscape you see above. You might recognize me from my recent marathon endeavor to capture the International Space Station crossing in front of the sun at sunrise. By day, I’m an...
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    Make ‘em Laugh, Make ‘em Cry Make ‘em Wait – Can the Web Series Still Deliver?

    It has been 24 years since the premiere of The Spot and 8 years since The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl appeared on our personal screens. Has the web series hit its peak? It is a question that lots of web series creators have recently been asked with renewed urgency, particularly when...
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    Profoto launches C1 and C1 Plus, its first mini studio lights for smartphones

    Portability is the key word for the Profoto C1 and C1 Plus, studio lights for smartphones that you control with the Profoto Camera app to create, says the company, professional images with just a simple click. Smartphones continue to grow as picture taking machines, so it comes as no surprise...
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    Tamron to Release 20mm, 24mm, and 35mm f/2.8 Lenses for Sony E-Mount

    It’s a great Friday for the gear lovers out there. First, Fujifilm revealed the X-Pro3 with a very interesting hidden LCD concept; then, Ricoh announced the development of a new Pentax flagship APS-C DSLR; and finally, a new report has revealed all four lenses that Tamron will announce for Sony...
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    A Portrait of the Back of Banksy’s Head Just Sold for $43,650 at Auction

    British photographer Chris Levine just made a pile of money on a portrait of famously anonymous artist Banksy…’s head. The back of his head. The back of his head covered by a hoodie. The portrait sold at Sotheby’s London on Tuesday for a whopping $43,000—about 7 times what Sotheby’s expected...
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    This Company is Giving Away 100,000 AI-Generated Portraits for Free

    A company called Icons8 has just released “a massive free resource of 100k faces generated from scratch” using an AI algorithm trained on tens of thousands of real-life portraits. The resulting headshots can be used by anybody, royalty free, without worrying about model releases or other stock...
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    Fuji Scraps 33mm f/1.0 Lens, Will Make a 50mm f/1.0 Instead

    The big news from Fujifilm’s X Summit was the development of the X-Pro3 rangefinder with its unique hidden LCD screen. But that’s not the only thing Fuji revealed in Tokyo today: the company also announced that it was scrapping plans for the previously announced 33mm f/1.0 in favor of a more...
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    Fujifilm Reveals X-Pro3 with Titanium Body, Hidden LCD and New Film Simulation

    Three hours ago, during the Fujifilm X Summit in Tokyo, Fuji officially announced the development of the X-Pro3 rangefinder. This camera, which was a long time coming, promises better performance in a more durable and lightweight package that should particularly delight street photographers...
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