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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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Canon announces firmware updates to video products Photo

Canon announces firmware updates to video products

Canon has announced a series of firmware updates for its Cinema EOS, Hd video and 4K Reference Display products. Among the refinements are Canon Log3 and control enhancements for the C300 Mark II, control enhancements for the C100 Mark II and a new file formate for the XA35 and XA30 cameras.

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Adobe offers preview of new video editing features Photo

Adobe offers preview of new video editing features

Adobe has given a sneak preview of forthcoming enhancements to Premiere Pro and its other video apps. The new features focus on new media management, giving greater control over the ingest process. Premiere will work natively with 6K or 8K files and Premiere can automatically generate low res proxies on import, allowing editing on less powerful systems. The Lumetri color panel has been also been revised.

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Octopus escapes tank and finds way back to ocean Photo

Octopus escapes tank and finds way back to ocean

Inky the octopus, of New Zealand’s National Aquarium in Napier, gained instant celebrity when it was revealed that he escaped his tank, crawled across the aquarium floor, and made it to a discharge pipe to the Pacific ocean. Inky was already well known to the coastal city of Napier. He was rescued in 2004 after being caught and injured in a crayfish pot. In a public contest he was named Inky through popular vote.

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