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Video: Swarm of red pelagic tuna crabs carpet the seafloor Photo

Video: Swarm of red pelagic tuna crabs carpet the seafloor

During a recent deep sea expedition off the coast of Panama by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, chief scientist Jesus Pineda witnessed an incredible gathering of crabs. While exploring the Hannibal Bank Seamount the scientists came across thousands of red pelagic tuna crabs swarming across the seafloor.

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Alien Skin ships Exposure X Bundle Photo

Alien Skin ships Exposure X Bundle

Alien Skin has announced a bundle consisting of their Exposure X, Snap Art 4 and Blow Up 3 apps. Exposure X is Alien Skin’s browser and photo editor and version X.1 gives it the ability to integrate with the other 2 apps, along with multi monitor support, batch file naming, improved performance and a brush mask for more precise edits. It will work as a plug in with other photo editing apps, or as a stand alone.

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Panasonic announces UX series 4K camcorders Photo

Panasonic announces UX series 4K camcorders

Among the new cameras announced by Panasonic at NAB, are the UX series of professional 4K camcorders. The AG-UX180 features a 1-inch MOS sensor, a 20x optical zoom, 60p UHD recording; dual codec recording, IR recording in low light, and 3G SDI/HDMI2.0 output. Variable frame rate recording in 1080p is also planned. The AG-UX90 also features a 1-inch MOS sensor, optical 15x zoom and UHD 30p recording.

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DaVinci Resolve 12.5 beta is available Photo

DaVinci Resolve 12.5 beta is available

Blackmagic have also released a beta version of DaVinci Resolve. Version 12.5 features a variable speed curve within the retiming tools, metadata is now displayed on the edit page, the performance of the multicam features has been improved, HDR grading tools have been added, and audio waveforms are visible in the source viewer.

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Extremely rare Megamouth shark caught off the coast of Japan Photo

Extremely rare Megamouth shark caught off the coast of Japan

An extremely rare Megamouth shark has been caught off the coast of Japan. The animal was 15-feet long and weighed one ton. It was caught by fishermen 5 kilometers off the coast of central Japan in Owase Port in Mie Prefecture. Only 60 Megamouth sharks have ever been spotted since the species’ discovery in 1976.

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Blackmagic Design ships 4K Video Assist Photo

Blackmagic Design ships 4K Video Assist

Black magic Design has announced at NAB that they are now shipping the 4K version of their Video Assist recorder/monitor. It can be added to any camera with an HDMI or SDI output and has a 7 inch monitor. Recording is to two SD cards in 10 Bit 4:2:2 ProRes and DNx formats.

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GoPro displays new VR solutions Photo

GoPro displays new VR solutions

At the NAB show that starts in Las Vegas today, GoPro will be debuting their Omni and Odyssey VR arrays. The former utilizes 6 GoPro cameras and the latter 16, synchronized at pixel level by the rig. GoPro are providing a full solution; including processing, editing and hosting the footage captured by the new arrays. The company will also feature their Custom Solutions for broadcast at NAB.

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Pelican announces Air cases Photo

Pelican announces Air cases

Pelican Products has announced a new series of hard shell equipment cases. The new Pelican Air range is up to 40% lighter than the original versions, but retain the same levels of protection. They are currently available in 6 sizes, with more being planned in future. Each case has a variety of internal configurations.

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21 illegal shark fishermen arrested in the Galapagos Marine Reserve Photo

21 illegal shark fishermen arrested in the Galapagos Marine Reserve

21 illegal shark fishermen were caught and arrested in the Galapagos Marine Reserve last week. Park rangers in the reserve spotted the suspicious vessel through their electronic surveillance. After chasing the main boat and six smaller vessels for a full twenty-four hours, eventually the rangers caught up and arrested all the crew, seized the vessels and recovered the catch.

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Zeiss announces the Batis 18mm lens Photo

Zeiss announces the Batis 18mm lens

Zeiss has announced the Batis 2.8/18 full frame autofocus lens for Sony E-mount. Giving a 99° field of view and with a minimum focus range of 0.25 m ((9.8”) and a “Free Working distance” of 0.17 m ((6.7”), the lens may be suitable for use behind a dome port.

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