LUMIX S 28-200mm F4-7.1 MACRO O.I.S: the only lens you’ll need

Panasonic introduces the world’s smallest and lightest long zoom lens, the LUMIX S 28-200mm F4-7.1 MACRO O.I.S. (S-R28200), the first wide-to-tele zoom for the LUMIX S Series lineup.

Jose Antunes

February 22, 2024

A wide and long zoom range of 28-200mm that fits all in the palm of your hand, the new LUMIX S 28-200mm F4-7.1 MACRO O.I.S is ideal for a variety of scenarios from landscapes to portraits… and macro.

Picking a lens for travelling is always a compromise but Panasonic has what can be considered a good solution for those who want everything from a medium wide-angle to a medium telephoto lens to use with the LUMIX S Series. The new LUMIX S 28-200mm F4-7.1 MACRO O.I.S. (S-R28200), based on the L-Mount system standard, is that lens… and the designation points to something else this lens can do: macro.

The lens has, in fact, a minimum shooting distance of 0.14 m (5.5 inches) – at the 28mm focal length – and the maximum shooting magnification of 0.5x. This means that in additio..

Review: Fairphone 4 with /e/OS privacy operating system

Learn the many reasons why the modular Fairphone 4 hardware with /e/OS is the best privacy-oriented smartphone system I have ever tested to date and the few requests I made.

Allan Tépper

February 22, 2024

In this targeted review, I will cover everything that makes the modular Fairphone 4 with /e/OS my favorite mobile hardware and software to date. This review will also cover the very few things I would like to see improved in each. First, I will cover a few of the rare features & benefits of the Fairphone 4 hardware compared with most other smartphones in 2024. Later, I will clarify why —under very specific circumstances— I classify /e/OS as the «Goldilocks» solution among the three de-Googled Android privacy-oriented operating systems I have tested to date, from the perspective of security, privacy and practicality. This article also includes the two relevant sidebars: The role of smartphone cameras in 2024, from the perspective of a video professional and the other one: The need ..

Sony PDT-FP1: a 5G portable data transmitter for broadcasting

Sony Electronics launches a high-speed 5G portable data transmitter for still image and video transmission on-location shoots, PDT-FP1, that utilizes the power of 5G to enhance professional workflow at live events.

Jose Antunes

February 22, 2024

Sony will showcase the new 5G portable data transmitter for broadcasting and news coverage, PDT-FP1, in Sony’s booth (C8201) April 14-17 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Sony Electronics is launching a portable data transmitter, the PDT-FP1, with a unique antenna structure that allows high-speed still image and video data transport over 5G networks. With the PDT-FP1, Sony is leveraging 5G mobile technology to enhance professional workflow for broadcasting and news coverage. This wireless communication device allows for real-time transfer of photos and videos and seamless livestreaming via 5G, representing a significant boost in process efficiency for news agencies, photojournalists, corporate or event photographers, broadcast video production..

Maxon Release offers Apple M3 optimization and more

Maxon, developers of professional software solutions for editors, filmmakers, motion designers, visual effects artists, and creators of all types, announced updates to several products included in the Maxon One subscription.

Jose Antunes

February 21, 2024

Redshift optimization for Apple’s M3 family of chips, improved C4D workflows for Adobe Substance 3D, USD, and glTF, and a new Substance materials library arrive with this month’s release from Maxon.

This month’s release brings substantial performance enhancements for systems running on Apple’s M3 family of chips by leveraging Apple’s support for hardware-accelerated ray tracing in Redshift. Artists will benefit from outstanding performance thanks to the next generation GPU of the M3 family of chips, resulting in lightning-fast renders and better interactivity.

Additional enhancements include an updated Cinema 4D Asset Browser with seamless Adobe Substance 3D support, enhanced glTF and USD export, new Houdini plugins for Redshift..

Sony FE 24-50mm F2.8: a new compact zoom lens

The FE 24-50mm F2.8 G is a new A large-aperture, constant F2.8 standard zoom full-frame E-mount lens that delivers outstanding end-to-end image quality in a compact and lightweight form factor.

Jose Antunes

February 21, 2024

Sony Electronics is pleased to announce the release of the FE 24-50mm F2.8 G standard zoom lens (SEL2450G), which is compatible with Sony’s α™ (Alpha™) cameras.

The 72nd addition to the full-frame E-mount lens lineup is extremely compact and lightweight yet maintains high-resolution performance synonymous with Sony’s G lens series. With a constant F2.8 maximum aperture, it produces stunning bokeh and enables creative flexibility across the entire zoom range. The versatile 24mm to 50mm focal range, coupled with its compact form, enables users to capture a myriad of scenes including portraits, everyday snapshots, landscapes, and video.

“The demand for light and compact standard zoom lenses is increasing, and our new FE 24-50mm F2.8 G lens offers a F2.8 standard..

The new TourBox Lite controller costs only $94.99!

Highly acclaimed among creators globally, the TourBox family has a new member, another left-hand controller designed for anything from video editing to music production: the TourBox Lite.

Jose Antunes

February 21, 2024

TourBox announced the release of the new TourBox Lite, introduced as “the BEST editing console within $150 range to speed up artists’ workflow!”

Designed for digital drawing, video editing, photo post-processing, music production, and other creative tasks, the TourBox series has a new member, the TourBox Lite, which retains the customization capabilities and extensive software compatibility of the previous products in a version that costs less.

There is a simple explanation for this version. The TourBox Lite, like its name suggests, is, the company told ProVideo Coalition, “the lite edition of TourBox we designed for users. With the solid foundation and positive reviews established by our previous TourBox Neo and TourBox Elite models, and considering the substantia..

BBC crime drama “Vigil” uses DaVinci Resolve Studio

Blackmagic Design announced that the second series of BBC crime drama “Vigil” was graded, conformed and finished by Blazing Griffin Post using DaVinci Resolve Studio.

Jose Antunes

February 20, 2024

Based on their previous experience with the series, Blazing Griffin Post developed a new workflow that “dramatically sped up our approach from series one”. Continue reading to discover how.

Produced by World Productions (“Line of Duty,” “Bodyguard”) for the BBC, “Vigil” made its return following a highly successful first series. The acclaimed series goes airborne in series two when a weapons test turns deadly, and all eyes are on DCI Amy Silva (Suranne Jones).

The whole production process of the series is another real-world example of the right tools used for the job, with the experience shared by the professionals helping others to pick the workflows and tools that are best for their own work. Blackmagic Design has now shared information about Blazing Griffin Post’s team continued ass..

IFH 738: Inside Warner Bros Writing Program with Rebecca Windsor

Today on the show is Rebecca Windsor, the Vice-President of the Warner Bros. Television Workshop, the premier writing and directing program for professionals looking to start and/or further their careers in television.

As an extension of her role developing new talent, Rebecca was recruited to help launch Warner Bros. new digital content brand Stage13, overseeing the critically acclaimed short-form digital series Snatchers, which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and is available on Verizon’s go90 platform.

Previously, she was the Creative Producing Initiative Manager of Sundance Institute’s Feature Film Program, playing a key role in coordinating the Creative Producing Lab and Summit, Screenwriters and Directors Labs, and Episodic Story Lab.

Prior to Sundance, Windsor was Manager of Development at Samuel L. Jackson’s television company, UppiTV, and at Mandeville Films. She started her career as an assistant at the Broder Webb Chervin Silbermann Agency and ICM. A San Dieg..

NEW SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN and SIGMA 500mm F5.6

Brian Hallett

February 20, 2024

SIGMA is pleased to announce two new full-frame prime lenses designed specifically for full-frame mirrorless camera systems, the SIGMA 15mm F1.4 DG DN DIAGONAL FISHEYE | Art and SIGMA 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports lenses. Both lenses will be available for purchase in mid-March 2024, and both lenses are available in Sony E-Mount and L-Mount versions.

The SIGMA 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports lens is a full-frame, ultra-telephoto prime lens exclusively for mirrorless cameras. With outstanding image quality in a remarkably compact and lightweight body, this lens is built for action capture including aviation, sports, and wildlife. The new lens combines fast HLA-driven AF, high-precision OS, and an optical design featuring low-dispersion glass elements, along with splash- and dust-proof construction. This lens is designed for the most demanding situations.

SIGMA 500mm F5.6 DG DN OS | Sports lens. This lightweight super telephoto prime lens will retail for $..

ShiftCam: the world’s first professional bag for mobile photography

ShiftCam is back with a new product, and this time it’s not a grip for your smartphone but a bag to carry all your smartphone photography gear.

Jose Antunes

February 20, 2024

Announced as the world’s first professional bag for mobile photography, the upcoming WorkFlow Sling from ShiftCam has one goal: to reinvent the camera bag for your phone.

We’ve all been there: when moving from conventional cameras to smartphones for photography, it’s not always easy to find a photo bag to carry the new gear around. Conventional bags, be it shoulder of backpacks, are too big to use with a smartphone and a couple of extra -small – lenses and accessories. I know that from experience.

In fact, the camera bags I use for conventional photo gear are not the best option for carrying smartphones. As I usually carry only my S22 Ultra – with a ShiftCam ProGrip (and an extra Shoulderpod G2 and a small tripod, for when I need a stable support) and a couple of accessories, like a battery pack and a couple..