Call for entries: SDUFEX 2020
The 2020 San Diego UnderSea Film Exhibition (SDUFEX) is calling for entries. The festival is scheduled for 9 and 10 October, and it is free to enter submissions. The selected films will be projected in HD on a 30 foot (10 m) high screen.
Video: How to practice UW Photo at home by Brent Durand
Wetpixel member Brent Durand (@tubestance) has an active YouTube channel that features short tutorials covering underwater imaging tips and tricks. To help with the issues caused by COVID-19 and our enforced self-isolation, he has released a video entitled “How to Practice UW Photo at Home” that showcases a few ideas to keep us occupied!
Isotta announces housing for GoPro HERO 8 Black
Video: Nikon Z6 Subject Tracking AF testing by Manny Ortiz
In February, Nikon released updated firmware for their Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras. Version 3.00 offered an improvement to subject-tracking AF. Specifically, the F1 and F2 buttons can be used to initiate autofocus, and “subject-tracking AF enabled in photo mode has been changed to more closely resemble that of the 3D-tracking option for digital SLR cameras.”
Video: Raja Ampat with the Z CAM E2 by Hergen Spalink
Hergen Spalink of Nauticam has shared video that he shot with the Z Cam E2 in a Nauticam NA-E2 housing in Raja Ampat. The camera offers 4K @160FPS and 13-15 stops of dynamic range. It can record in ZRAW or ProRes. The camera is very light and compact and offers full digital cinema performance at around $1,999.
Job Opportunity: Digital Correspondent for Mission OceanX
National Geographic and OceanX are seeking a digital producer/editor that can produce video creatives to support the marketing of the Mission OceanX television show and both organization’s social media channels. The project starts in May the year and will run through until February 2022.
Nikon Releases N-Log 3D LUT for D780
Nikon has released a lookup table (LUT) for use when color grading movie footage shot with N-Log gamma with the D780 camera. It can be downloaded for macOS and Windows and includes LUT files for Nikon’s mirrorless full-frame Z6 and Z7. According to Nikon, the files work in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Apple Final Cut Pro X and Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 16, but other editing software should also be compatible.
Live Reports: Red Sea Diving Festival
The Red Sea Diving Festival, in the resort of Eilat, is being held from 11 to 14 March. The event focuses on underwater imaging and has an underwater image gallery along with a photographic shootout. Wetpixel is on hand to report on all the goings-on. Please keep checking back for updates from Eilat!
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- Blackmagic Design updates DaVinci Resolve to 16.1.2 (via )
- RED adds 6K support via DSMC2 Firmware v7.3.0 (via )
- Apple updates Compressor to 4.4.6 and Motion to 5.4.5 (via )
- Apple updates Final Cut Pro to 10.4.8 (via )
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