WD releases wifi drive with card reader
Western Digital has released a wireless drive that integrates storage capacity with a wifi network and an SD card reader. Powered by a six hour battery 20 hours standby), the My Passport Wireless is available in 500GB, 1TB and 2TB versions and users can offload memory cards and then send the images via wifi. It is also equipped with USB3.
Video: Tonga whales above and below by Simon Buxton
Simon Buxton of UWUHD and NAD Lembeh has posted a short film combining underwater 4K footage shot with a RED Epic, some clips from Panasonic GH4 with aerials shot with a DJI Phantom 2 with GoPro Hero 3+. The footage was all shot in Tonga and features the humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) which migrate each year from their feeding grounds in the Antarctic to the warm, sheltered waters of Vava’u to mate and calf.
BBC adopts Final Cut Pro X
After the initial desertion from Apples Final Cut Pro X (FCPX), it seems that pro editors are gradually making their way back to the NLE. Fcp.co has announced that the BBC has chosen FCPX for all its news editing and the article suggests that other departments within the organization will follow suit soon.
Keldan announces the LUNA 4X video light
Keldan is now shipping a 6,000 Lumen video light with a 110° beam angle with a color rendering index of 82. The 4X has a burn time of 45 minutes at full power with batteries that can be changed in the field.
Panasonic announces the HC-X1000 4K camcorder
Panasonic has announced the HC-X1000 4K camcorder. Capable of recording digital cinema 4K at 60p/50p (150 Mbps) onto internal SD cards and a high performance Leica lens. Perhaps even more remarkably, the camera will retail for $3,499.99 when it ships in mid October.
Sealux ships housing for the Sony AX100
Sealux has announced their housing for the Sony FDR-AX100/HDR-CX900. The housing features a monitor back plate that allows for viewing of the camera’s LCD, and a large 90mm bayonet mount to allow for the 74° wide-angle lens.
Sea&Sea announces housing for the Sony a6000
Sea&Sea has announced their housing for the Sony a6000 mirrorless camera. The company has designed a new ML mount for ports and provides support Sony 16mm f/2.8 Wide Angle lens, Sony 30mm f/3.5 Macro lens, Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom lens and Sony 10-18mm Wide Angle Zoom lens. It offers support for fiber optic strobe triggering and the camera’s LCD can be tilted 10° for improved viewing.
Two viral videos about the amazing Mantis Shrimp
As underwater photographers, we know enough about mantis shrimps that we exercise caution when photographing them. But did you know mantis shrimps and Pringles potato chips share something in common? Here are two viral and informative videos about these amazing critters that took over the internet this week. (Image from Shutterstock).
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