Magix announces subscription version of Vegas
Magix Software, the new owners of Vegas creative software, has released a subscription based version of their video and sound production tools. Vegas Pro 365 gives users full access to VEGAS Pro 15 and SOUND FORGE Audio Studio 12, along with online training courses to learn VEGAS Pro, for a monthly fee of $16.67 per month
Adobe updates Photoshop CC
Adobe has released a significant update to Photoshop CC. The latest version features the “Select Subject” funtionality that was trailed earlier in a Photoshop “Sneak Peak.” By using Adobe’s Sensei AI technology, this automatically selects the prominent subjects in an image.
DJI releases Mavic Air
Today, DJI released the Mavic Air. The new Mavic series drone is very portable, compact, and offers 4k video in a light-weight drone. The camera offers 32 MP sphere panoramas. A 3-axis gimbal and Smart Capture are also features. The Mavic Air retails for $799.
Show Report: BOOT 2018
The annual BOOT Show, held in Dusseldorf, Germany is the largest consumer watersports show in the world. It consists of 15 giant halls, which house exhibitors from almost every water based activity. Yachts, motorboats and cabin cruisers are all displayed, along with all the accessories that go with them. Among these is an area dedicated to underwater imaging. Wetpixel reports from the show
Vancouver aquarium to cease marine mammal captivity program
The Vancouver aquarium will no longer keep whales or dolphins in captivity. The decision came as a result of the Vancouver Park Board voted last year to prevent the aquarium from acquiring any new marine mammals for exhibits. The aquarium has stated that the intense public debate is hindering is conservation work.
Inon offers three cold shoe mounts
Inon has announced a series of “cold” shoe bases. There are three versions, two offering rotating and swivelling movement with 1/4” 20 or M6 attachments and the third with a 1” ball mount. All 3 share a common cold shoe attachment, so are interchangeable.
Inon ships X-2 housing for EOS-80D
Inon have made a version of their X2 housing for the Canon EOS-80D available. In common with other X2 housings, it is constructed as an aluminum casting, allowing for precise shaping. It is compatible with Inon’s port system, viewfinders and strobes.
UW-Fotopartner enters bankruptcy
Reports on the forum suggest that German company UW-Fotopartner has gone into insolvency. A petition for bankruptcy has been filed by its parent company, Horvath Innovation Group GmbH, by the district court of Tübingen on 15 January. The UW-Fotopartner website is showing blank pages and shows that it is undergoing “Maintenance Work.”
- Lightroom is updated to version 2015.12 (via )
- Adobe updates Camera RAW to 9.12 (via )
- The world’s favorite color looks a lot like the ocean (via )
- Nikon D5 “C” firmware updated to 1.20 (via )
- Nikon updates D500 “C” firmware to 1.13 (via )
- One woman’s story on how she became a NG photographer (via )
- The weird world of lobster sex (via )
- Sea spiders breathe through their legs (via )
- A comparison of major stock photo services (via )
- Winners of Nikon 2016-2017 photo contest announced (via )