Category: Cameras

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. It offers the best stock audio selection for the annual price. You will learn more about SoundStripe and its top competitors in 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 properly licensing songs...

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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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FAA Refunding $5 Fee For Anyone Who Registered A Personal Drone

Back in December of 2015, the FAA began requiring drone owners to register their portable aerial vehicles to help regulate the consumer industry better and hold operators accountable for drone-related accidents and crime. Fortunately, the registration process wasn't overly cumbersome and only cost $5 for three years of eligibility. On May 18th, the US Court of Appeals came forth with a ruling that the FAA violated their own Modernization and Reform Act which banned model aircraft regulations thus legally speaking drone owners should not be required to carry out a registration process. As part of this ruling, the FAA...

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