Lightroom 3 arrives
After more than 600,00 downloads of the trial version, Adobe has released the full version of Lightroom 3. After an extended beta period with two versions, Lightroom 3 features an improved RAW processing engine, as well as support for video files, and a much improved noise reduction logarithm. Many people have found that the “under the hood” changes in the beta versions have significantly benefited their workflows.
Please read on for full details of the changes
Fish in a Bottle
Underwater videographer Mike Elliott recently posted an underwater video featuring some absolutely tiny critters:
“I never tire doing these fun little shorts. This one features the +7 again… all the closeups were shot with it. I took my mentors advice and added more wide & medium shots to help my audience appreciate just how small some of the critters are.”
If you’re into strange underwater critters found in muck, check out the video!
Gates release HF S21 housing
Gates has announced the release of their HF-S21 underwater video housing for the Canon HF S200, Canon HF S20 and Canon HF S21 high definition camcorder series. It is based on the the popular Gates HF-S11 housing, but incorporates a larger 5.5in/14cm diagonal window for wide viewing angles of the big 3.5” diagonal camera LCD – in effect a built-in detailed viewfinder. In common with other Gates housings it has mechanical controls for camera functions however, the addition of the Canon remote control inside the housing also gives access to white balance, tele-converter and the embedded camera menu.
Bay Area Dive Show 2010: Photo Gallery
The Bay Area Dive Show 2010 took place at the Santa Clara Convention Center on April 30 and May 1, 2010. Organized by Dive Chronicles with lots of help from Backscatter and many other local dive institutions, this year’s show featured an evening film festival, daytime seminars, and a small show floor of dive-related booths.
Click through for a photo gallery from the event. I know—it’s sort of late to be posting these photos, but better now than never. :)
Sea Slug Forum in danger of closing down
“I am afraid the Australian Museum is unable to support the Sea Slug Forum in its present form for more than a few days… I am at present trying to find some way of converting the Forum to a different operating system with much smaller operating costs. If this proves successful I would be able to host the site myself. I wish my knowledge of computer programming was equal to the task but it is not! Please pass this message on to anyone who you think may be able to assist.”
If you can help, please contact Bill Rudman. His email address is listed at the bottom of the farewell message.
Diving the Deep, an underwater videography tutorial
Filming underwater can be challenging. Fish are not the most cooperative actors and will rarely perform their behaviors for multiple takes until you get the video clip filmed just right. You have to be immediately ready and capable when a good filming opportunity presents itself. Let us explore many of the skills you can utilize in order to maximize your abilities thus producing the best results for your filming endeavors…
Video: Counting Creatures, the Census of Marine Life
For his first installment of a series of conservation videos hosted on Wetpixel, Rick is offering a short film he produced about the Census of Marine Life, a 10-year research project to access the diversity, distribution and abundance of life in the world’s oceans. The film is called “Counting Creatures,” but trust him: the Census is far more than just counting the number of critters in the ocean…
Eric Cheng to lead seminar at Dolphin Scuba Center July 16th
On July 16th at the Dolphin Scuba Center Sacramento, enjoy great appetizers and good wine as Wetpixel editor and publisher Eric Cheng shares his extraordinary adventures and presents a selection of photographs from his journeys across the world. This event, starting at 7:00 p.m., has limited space, so sign up for the Friday presentation now. Admission is only $10, with the proceeds going to Project Aware. Eric is also giving a workshop on Saturday, July 17.
You can read more about the event on the Dolphin Scuba Center website.
- Grunion run on California beaches (via )
- Japan to exceed bluefin tuna quota two months early (via )
- SwellPro waterproof drone that also floats and films underwater (via )
- Attenborough’s public opposition halts bridge in Borneo (via )
- New video about the BVI artificial reef (via )
- Scientists find live giant shipworm, the unicorn of mollusks (via )
- Fairy shrimp may be underfoot (via )
- Dead sharks washing up on San Francisco bay area shorelines (via )
- New sieve turns seawater into drinking water (via )
- Apple updates Motion to 5.3.2 and Compressor to 4.3.2 (via )