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ADEX Singapore 2014 Scubacam/Wetpixel Party 11th April 2014

30 March 2014 - 05:48 PM

ADEX is in less than 2 weeks and our annual party with Scubacam Singapore is on!  Unlike the bigger party at DEMA, our venue this year will have a great view of the world famous Marina Bay from the rooftop lounge, ME@OUE, just across the bay from Marina Bay Sands Convention Center, the site of ADEX 2014.  It's a beautiful venue with a Michelin star chef in the restaurant.

Drinks (1st one on us) and finger food will be available and happy hour is from 5.30-8.00pm.   So come join fellow image chasers, manufacturers and friends on Friday April 11th from 7.30pm till "late"!

 

Venue: ME@OUE
The Penthouse Level
50 Collyer Quay, OUE Bayfront

 

Time: Friday, April 11th 2014 from 730pm till "late"

 

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Indonesia protects Mantas - Great news

11 March 2014 - 07:33 AM

Normally it's all glum news but this silver lining came up last month.  Indonesia recognized the revenue potential of manta tourism and has come up with legislation to protect mantas in Indonesia waters.  It is still unclear how implementation and enforcement is going to be handled in the 10000+ islands with their various provinces, but it is going in the right direction!

http://wetpixel.com/...manta-sanctuary


Have you sold an image because of Wetpixel forums?

09 March 2014 - 08:01 AM

After being approached again via my posts on Wetpixel, I'm curious to find out how many members have actually been approached by publishers who saw your work on Wetpixel, either in the forums or elsewhere?

Don't worry, this isn't a demand for royalties! :) It is just interesting to know if there is extra benefit for posting in the forums, since it shows up in search engines because of the hits.


1 Diver dead, 5 rescued and 1 missing in Bali

18 February 2014 - 07:54 AM

7 divers went missing 4 days ago, diving off Lembongan.  5 were found at Manta Point and 1 found dead today. 1 still missing.  Hopefully they'll find the last diver alive!

http://goo.gl/AU2e6s

 


Sony FDR-AX100 QFHD/4k 30p camcorder

27 January 2014 - 11:46 PM

Sony announced their first consumer 4k  camera @ CES 2014, the FDR-AX100 Handycam, which shoots UHD @ 30p in XAVC-S codec.  The 1" sensor (larger than the AX1's 1/ 2.3") is similar to the resolution and dimensions to the RX100 II cybershot camera.  The XAVC-S codec should be 100mbps and records to SDXC cards.  It does not have LANC but it seems to be controllable via wifi/NFC.  This will of course mean new electronic controls for those universal housings.  Specifications aren't laid down yet but the lens is a f2.8 with possibly 9.3-111.6mm focal length (approx 24mm-260mm) and will cost US$1999.99 when it ships in March 2014.  Very interesting entry level into 4k.

Product Specifications

 

  • Software
    • Operating System Compatibility : Windows XP SP3 /Windows Vista SP2 /Windows7 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. The Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver. 2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs. Starter (Edition) are not supported. Standard installation is required. Operation is not assured if the above OS has been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment.
  • Advanced Features
    • Image Stabilization : Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
    • Wi-Fi : Built-In (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band)
    • NightShot® Infrared System : Yes
    • CinemaTone Gamma/Color : Yes
    • Intelligent Auto : Portrait / Baby / Walk / Tripod / Backlight / Landscape / Spotlight / Twilight / Macro / Low light / Auto Wind Noise Reduction
    • x.v.Color™ : Yes
    • Audio Level Display : Yes
    • Assignable Dial : Yes (Exposure /AE Shift / WB Temp. / WB B-A / WB G-M Set)
    • Face Detection : Yes
    • Priority Setting (for Face Detection) : Auto/OFF
    • Smile Shutter™ technology : Dual Capture / Always On / Off
    • AGC Limit : Yes
    • Airplane Mode : Yes
    • Wi-Fi Functionality : Remote control with mobile device, send to smartphone, send to PC (with optional wi-fi accessory)
    • Tracking Focus : Yes
    • Premium Closer Voice : Yes
    • Golf Shot : Yes [AVCHD only]
    • My Voice Canceling : Yes
    • S-Master : Yes
    • Smooth Slow Rec : Yes [AVCHD only]
  • Camera
    • Camera Type : Prosumer 4K Camcorder with 1" sensor
  •  
    • Color : Black
  • Convenience Features
    • Manual / Auto Lens Cover : Lens Cap
    • S/S & Zoom button on LCD : Yes (Touch Panel)
    • Media/Battery Indicator : Yes(recordable time, free and used media space)/Yes(recordable time, remaining capacity)
    • Still Image Playback Options : Slide Show
    • Picture Effects : Yes
    • Video Playback Options : Highlight Playback (AVDHD Movie Only); Highlight Scenario (Save/Playback/Erase); Hightlight BGM (Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
    • Remote Control : Yes
    • Self Timer : Yes
    • Power Save Mode : Yes
    • Red-Eye Reduction : Yes (On/Off)
    • Date / Time Stamp : Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
    • Erase/Protect : Yes / Yes
    • Built-in USB Cable : Yes (USB Charge Available)
    • Self Recording : Yes
    • Multiple Language Display : English; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French; Spanish
    • Fader Effect(s) : White / Black
  • Drive System
    • Drive Mode : Photo Mode:Single-shot/Self-timer
  • Exposure System
    • Exposure Compensation : AE Shift (Dial/Touch Panel)
    • Exposure Settings : Auto; Flexible Spot (Touch Panel); Manual (Dial / Menu)
    • Metering Modes : Multi-segment / Spot
    • Noise Reduction : Yes
    • White Balance Mode : Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor / WB Temp
    • Manual Iris Control : F2.8-F11
    • Auto Iris Control : F2.8-F11
    • Gain Control : Auto/Manual
    • LOW LUX Mode : Yes
    • Backlight Compensation : Yes (Auto)
    • WB Shift : Yes(G7-M7 15steps, A7-B7 15steps)
    • Manual Exposure Assist : Zebra Pattern Display
  • Focus Control
    • Focus Features : Tracking Focus
    • Manual Focus Assist : Magnified display for precise manual focus; Peaking Display, Tracking Focus
    • Focus Area : Full range Focus / Spot Focus
    • AF Modes : Auto / Manual (Touch Panel / Dial)
    • Focus System : Contrast AF
  • Imaging Sensor
    • Pixel Gross : Approx.20.9M pixels
    • Color Filter System : RGB primary color filters
    • Imaging Sensor : 1" (13.2mm x 8.8mm) back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS Sensor
    • Processor : BIONZ® X image processor
  • Interface
    • NFC : Yes
    • HDMI Terminal : Yes (HDMI micro)
    • DC IN : Yes
    • Memory Card Slot : SDXC Memory Card(Class 10) [XAVC S]; Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2);Memory Stick XC-HG Duo; Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2); SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)
    • HD Output : HDMI Out (micro)(supplied)
    • Wi-Fi : Yes
    • Accessory Shoe : Yes (Multi Interface Shoe)
    • SD Output : Composite Video Out (AV CABLE (sold separately))
    • PhotoTV HD : Yes
    • Direct Copy : Yes [AVCHD only]
    • USB Port(s) : TypeA (built-in) / USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
    • BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes
    • Headphone Jack : Stereo Minijack
    • Microphone Input : Stereo Minijack
  • LCD Display
    • LCD Type : 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD™ display(921K) (16:9) touch screen
    • Coverage : 100%
    • Angle Adjustment : Opening Angle: max.90 deg., Turning Angle: max.270 deg.
    • Brightness Control : Yes (Menu)
    • Grid Display : Grid Line
  • Optics/Lens
    • Optical Zoom : 12x
    • Direct Manual Focus : Yes
    • Lens Stabilization : Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
    • Minimum Focus Distance : Approx.1cm(Wide),Approx.100cm(Tele)
    • Lens Type : Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T*
    • Aperture : F2.8-F4.5
    • Aperture Blade : 7 blades
    • Digital Zoom : 160x
    • Filter Diameter : 62mm
    • ND Filter : OFF, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
    • Clear Image Zoom : 4K: 18x; HD: 24x
  • Power
    • Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)
    • Power Requirements : 6.8V/7.2V (battery pack); 5.0V (AC Adapter)
  • Recording
    • Video Resolution : XAVC-S 4K : 3840×2160/30P, 24P; XAVC-S HD : 1920x1080/60P, 30P, 24P;AVCHD:1920x1080/60p(PS),24p(FX,FH),60i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i(HQ,LP); MP4: 1280x720 30p
    • Audio Format : MPEG-4 Linear PCM 2ch(48kHz/16bit) [XAVC S 4K only]; Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator [AVCHD only]; Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator [AVCHD only]
    • Video Mode : XAVC-S: MPEG4-AVC/H264; AVCHD ver.2.0 compatible:MPEG4-AVC/H.264; MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
    • Still Image Size 16:9 : Movie Mode: 20.0 megapixels 16:9 (5024 x 2824); Photo Mode: 20.0 megapixels 16:9 (5024 x 28242)
    • Still Image Mode : JPEG
    • Media Type : SDXC Memory Card(Class 10) [XAVC S]; Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2);Memory Stick XC-HG Duo; Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2); SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)
    • Still Image Max Effective Resolution : 20.0 megapixels
    • Still Image Size 4:3 : Photo Mode: 15.0 megapixels 4:3 (4464 x 3352)
    • Video Actual (Pixel) : Approx.14.2M pixels(16:9)
    • Video Signal : HDTV, NTSC color, EIA standards
    • Microphone/Speaker : Built-in Zoom Microphone; Monoroal Speaker
    • Photo Capture from Movie : 2.1megapixels16:9 (1920×1080)
    • Dual Record : Yes
    • Mic Level Control : Yes (31steps)
    • Still Image File Format : DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
    • Wind Noise Reduction : Yes (On/off)
    • Dual Video Recording : Yes

 

 

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