A digest of last week’s news is a selection of some of the news from week 25 from 2016. The digest covers multiple topics related to photography and video. Hasselblad, Drobo, Western Digital and Dell are a choice of news from last week.
Drobo 5D Turbo for power users
Drobo announced the new 5D Turbo, designed for professionals and media creators, providing them with simplicity, flexibility and performance. The new 5 bay DAS uses Drobo’s patented BeyondRAID technology. It offers both High Speed Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0, providing the ultimate in flexibility. The 5D Turbo is, according to Drobo, a complete solution that also supports 4k Thunderbolt connected displays. Included with the 5Dt is an mSATA card for increased performance, Thunderbolt 2 and USB 3.0 cables and DroboCare for 3 years at no additional charge. The Drobo 5Dt is available at $899.
Dell UltraSharp UP3017
A new monitor from Dell is on its way. The UltraSharp UP3017 is a 30″display, offering high-quality color space for every creative professionals. With a factory calibration report and a Delta-E > 2, the monitor offers, according to Dell, “wide color coverage, as major industry standards such as AdobeRGB, sRGB, REC709 and DCI-P3 are 99% covered. Users can also fine-tune the monitor through a Custom Color mode, SDK and optional X-rite i1Display Pro colorimeter. With a resolution of 2560 x 1600, the monitor includes advanced connectivity (DP-out) for simple daisy chain extension into a second screen, and allows for easy display of content from two PC sources with picture-by-picture and picture-in-picture features. The price at Dell’s store is $1,399.99.
WD: New Passport and Cloud
Western Digital introduced the WD Pro Series: My Passport Wireless Pro Wi-Fi mobile storage and My Cloud Pro Series network attached storage (NAS). Designed specifically for the creative community, the WD Pro Series enables seamless transfer of content between devices, regardless of whether users are on a remote shoot, in the studio or editing at home. The My Passport Wireless Pro device is available in capacities up to 3TB, while the My Cloud Pro Series NAS drives offers up to 32TB storage. For price and configurations visit the WD store.
Hasselblad: no 4K, we’re afraid
Although the info available indicates that the new Hasselblad XD1 only does FullHD, the Swedish company was asked about the viability of 4K. Hasselblad’s team says that “the particular 50MP CMOS sensor is physically not capable of delivering 4K video. Also, X1D is fully optimised for still image photography. But who knows, hopefully the next generation of X System will deliver 4K in future!” So, now you know that 4K may be in future Hasselblad models.
A guide to macro photography
The Complete Guide to Macro and Close-Up Photography by author Cyrill Harnischmacher offers insights about macro photo composition, discussing light, color, camera position, and focus. With more than 600 images and figures, the book illustrates the various ways to document the world of macro. The book also includes do-it-yourself projects. The publisher, Rocky Nook, has a special offer until July 1: use coupon code MACROEBOOK to buy the eBook for $15, coupon code MACROPRINT to buy the print edition for $20 or MACROBUNDLE to get both eBook and book for $35.