Category: Cameras

Macphun’s Aurora HDR 2018 Named ‘Best Mac App’ Of 2017

Each year Apple chooses to reward their top developers with the titles for creating the best apps for iOS or Mac of that current calendar year. In the past, we covered when ‘Affinity Photo‘ won the best Mac app for 2015 due to their stellar alternative to Adobe's Photoshop and Lightroom. Another creative software was awarded this distinction this year when Apple chose Aurora HDR 2018 as the Best Mac App of the Year for 2017. This is the newest version of the software which launched in 2015 and also the first version to come to both Mac and PC...

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Adobe Introduces ‘Lightroom CC’ & ‘Lightroom Classic CC’

Many photographers rely on Adobe's Lightroom software for editing their images as well as organized file storage. As a photographer myself, Lightroom has been the crutch to managing our image library here at The Tech Reviewer as well as my personal photos. Starting off as a standalone client from Adobe, Lightroom shifted to be a part of their Creative Cloud plan back in 2015 alongside the option to buy Lightroom 6 outright for an upfront fee. Earlier today, Adobe announced new plans for Lightroom which includes branching the software into two different directions. The company is pushing out both...

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Sony’s New RX0 Is An Overly Rugged Compact Camera

Sony has been one of the most notable companies to innovate within the digital imaging space over the last five years, and their new RX0 model follows suit. Priced at $700, the RX0 is designed for VR and remote camera shooting with its 1-inch sensor packing 15.3MP. The integrated lens utilizes Zeiss glass with a 24mm f/4 wide-angle lens. What sets it apart from other models is the design which is waterproof, shockproof and crushproof all while being compact enough to use in even the most complicated rigging situations. The RX0 offers a maximum shutter speed of 1/32000 of...

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Panasonic’s 400Mbps GH5 Update Is Coming Next Month

When Panasonic announced their GH5, many filmmakers were chomping at the bit to get their hands on the camera although many were disappointed to find out that some of the exciting features like 400Mbps in 4K weren't coming until a later date. Fast forward six months later and Panasonic is finally on the verge of releasing the highly anticipated GH5 firmware 2.0. As expected, the update includes significant performance and feature increases including: 400Mbps All-I compression when shooting 4K or 200Mbps in 1080P Higher resolution 4:3 video when utilizing anamorphic lenses A new hybrid log gamma designed for HDR...

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7 Of The Best Royalty Free Music Websites For Filmmakers

Finding the best royalty free music websites isn't easy with dozens of services competing out there. We scoured them all to find the best and determined Soundstripe as the overall winner (AudioBlocks is the runner-up). It offers the best stock audio selection for the annual price. To learn more about SoundStripe and its top competitors, continue through the remainder of this article. A common dilemma for filmmakers when creating content is copyright concerns about audio.  Even more so when you have to be strict about the song genre or tempo for your project. I'll go into detail the best way to...

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US Army Halts Use Of DJI Drones Due To Cyber Security Concerns

DJI is the most well-known company in the consumer quadcopter market, and their business has exploded over the last five years as drone technology improves and general pricing gets more affordable. Since the technology has become so advanced, even the Army has been utilizing DJI models sold right off the shelf for military operations like reconnaissance, engineering support, communications and fire support. While they Army gained great functionality out of these consumer drones for a small cost, a recent memo urged all Army personnel to immediately stop all use of DJI products via the following order:  “cease all use, uninstall...

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