SXSW 2019: discussing the future of Virtual Reality and content creation

SXSW Festival: discussing the future of Virtual reality and content creation

There is more to VR than gaming, and  it may be the entrance to a new era in content creation as “realer than real” VR approaches. That’s one of the panel themes at the SXSW festival, running until March 13. Created as place to celebrate the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries, the […]

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Zeiss ZX1 and Yongnuo YN450: are Android cameras the future?

Zeiss ZX1 and Yongnuo YN450: are Android cameras the future?

Zeiss and Yongnuo are worlds apart when it comes to lenses, but the design of cameras reveals a common link: both opt for Android as the heart of the system. Yongnuo was at the recent CP+  2019 photography fair in Japan to show the Yongnuo YN450, a camera announced last November, and which the company […]

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Classic Course: Channel Combiner – Transparency

After Effects Channel Combiner

One of the more confusing points on working with images is straight versus premultiplied alpha channels. With a straight alpha, information in the color channels is at full strength, and any transparency is conveyed in the alpha channel. These images can look very odd when you view just their RGB channels, often sending clients into […]

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DxO PhotoLab 2.2: faster and with additional camera support

DxO PhotoLab 2.2: faster and with additional camera support

Support for the Nikon Z6 and the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom drone are some of the new features of DxO PhotoLab 2.2,  DxO’s software, on the path to become a complete image-production workflow. One more contender for the title of “your photo editor with everything included” DxO PhotoLab now reaches version  2.2, and the company […]

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From Nikon Z6 to Canon R or Sony a7: guides to make sense of mirrorless

From Nikon Z6 to Canon R or Sony a7: guides to make sense of mirrorless

After years creating guides for DSLRs models from Canon and Nikon, Douglas J. Klostermann has followed the times, and introduced guides for mirrorless cameras: the guide for Canon EOS R is next. Even seasoned photographers using Canon and Nikon DSLRs will have to read some form of manual when picking a mirrorless camera.  Aware of […]

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