At this week's SIGGRAPH convention in Vancouver, Adobe and NVIDIA are giving a technology presentation of ray-traced extruded text and shapes inside a "motion graphics environment" (you can read for yourself what the menu bar says; before getting too excited, note this is a technology prototype and not an announced or released product). Obviously, there are a lot of questions left unanswered at this point in time - but as we've seen in the past, a lot of other Adobe technology demos eventually become products; fingers crossed that this is the case here.
A joint Adobe-NVIDIA research project demonstrating accelerated ray-traced 3D.
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The new offering from Tokina is a lens for video. Their Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II reappears ready to use a follow focus gear.
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Canon's Newest Wide LensCanon's latest update to the 5D line has been leaked. Some of this news we have seen, like the 50.6MP CMOS Sensor, and some of this news is new. For me, I hadn't seen the new 11-24mm F4 lens until today, which by the way is very wide.
11-24mm F4 Leaked
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How Lens Focal Length Shapes the Face & Controls PerspectiveThe lens or Focal length of the lens you choose has a profound impact on the image. It effects the perspective, background, and features of the subject. Everyone should understand what the different focal...
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