Grass Valley releases Edius Neo 3 editing package
Grass Valley has announced the release later this month of its EDIUS Neo 3 editing package. it claims to have increased speed, wider format support, the ability to work with video formats up to 1080 50/60p and the fastest native AVCHD editing ability in the industry requiring no transcoding, even when different compression formats and image resolutions are mixed.
Also included is “3D Layouter”, a tool for managing 3D digital effects, an audio mixer, full-screen preview and motion menus for DVD and Blu-ray Disc production.
Leandro Blanco’s short film “Dalirium”
“what if Salvador Dali could paint our oceans today?…” And “what would it be like if we could dive into that surrealistic abyss?…”
Call for entries: International Underwater Film Festival
The International Underwater Film Festival has announced its call for entries for the fourteenth event, which is to be held in Belgrade, Serbia. The two entry categories are independent category for independent producers (amateur film makers, independent producer) and pro category for professional productions (films without time limit).
The deadline for registration is 5 November, with films to be with the organizers by 15 November and the festival itself is scheduled for early December.
ReefNet plans to release fiber optic snoot
ReefNet has let us know that they will be releasing a fiber optic snoot. Planned specifications include: 150 x 0.75mm fibers in each arm with polished ends, a strobe adapter that prevents stray light from illuminating the subject/scene, snoot arms that are centered over the strobes flash tube(s) and that can also be easily manipulated for accurate subject illumination. They aim to have units available for Ikelite DS125/160/161, Inon Z240 and Sea & Sea YS250 strobes, although others will be considered if there is enough demand.
ReefNet have emphasized that they will only have limited production by mid-December at the earliest, and that although they can take pre-orders now, manufacturing details are still being finalized.
Howard Hall: The Blue Ocean in RED
Underwater Photography magazine issue 57 available
Underwater Photography magazine has announced that the November/December issue is now available for download. Among the technique articles in issue 57 are Dr Alex Tattersall’s “Creativity in the Canaries”, “Ethics in wildlife photography” by Tim Priest, “Strobe Positioning, The Rabbit Ears Technique” by Julian Cohen and “Off-Camera Strobes” by Alex Mustard. Also featured are Sean Arrowsmith’s article on diving in Gozo and “Snorkeling with Basking Sharks” by Charles Hood.
UwP magazine is a free pdf magazine available as a download.
Product Review: Contour HD camcorder
Steve Douglas presents a review of the Contour HD POV camcorder. This is an affordable “wearable” HD camcorder, that can present unique possibilities for film making. The review was done using the Contour housing which is not an underwater housing as such, however there are now several available.
Nexus launches birthday cake
We are not sure of the details yet, but it would seem that housing manufacturer Nexus has gone into the catering business. K. Saroj Chutharatkul’s birthday cake seems more suited to underwater than surface use. Specifications, weights and buoyancy characteristics are to be confirmed! (Picture by K. Pipat Kosumlaksamee.)
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- Lightroom Classic CC 7.0.1 is now available to download (via )
- Lightroom 6.13 is available to download with D850 support (via )
- The NYTimes wants to hire a journalist to travel the world (via )