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    Blackmagic Unveils 4K Pocket Cinema Camera at werd.com

    Blackmagic Unveils 4K Pocket Cinema Camera

    Posted in Photography and Tech

    Six years after its debut, Blackmagic Design has completely overhauled & updated their groundbreaking Pocket Cinema Camera. The new model records 4K footage at 60fps in 10-bit ProRes and 12-bit RAW, and with its special windowed HD setting, it can record at up to 120fps. The ISO range has been expanded to 25600 for improved low-light shooting and other key features include a larger 5-inch touch screen and 13 stops of dynamic range. Available later this year.

    The Gnarbox 2.0 SSD is Purpose-Built for Content Creators at werd.com

    The Gnarbox 2.0 SSD is Purpose-Built for Content Creators

    Posted in Gadgets and Photography and Tech

    For serious photographers and filmmakers, backing up your files is crucial. The Gnarbox 2.0 SSD makes this process simple, secure & quick, without the need for a laptop, tablet or phone. With transfer speeds of 75MB/s using the SD card slot or 450MB/s via USB-C, it offers one-touch backup using the on-board OLED screen and gives you access to your preset folder trees for organized backups.

    VR Content Creation Made Easy: Lenovo Mirage Camera at werd.com

    VR Content Creation Made Easy: Lenovo Mirage Camera

    Posted in Photography and Tech

    Designed in partnership with Google, the Lenovo Mirage VR180 Camera is a 4K, 180-degree stereoscopic VR camera. Its compact, flat design makes it a more pocketable point-and-shoot solution to most 360 cameras for capturing VR video and photos. You can also live stream or share your VR footage instantly—all your content can be uploaded to Google Photos and livestreamed on YouTube in VR.  Get the VR180 app by Google to turn your phone’s screen into a viewfinder, so you can preview all your photos & videos before you share them.

    There’s A Lot To Like About The New GoPro Hero at werd.com

    There’s A Lot To Like About The New GoPro Hero

    Posted in Photography and Tech

    The latest camera from GoPro is a bit simpler than recent models with a price tag that’s much more enticing: just $199. Simply called the Hero, it shoots HD video at 1440p and 1080p at 60 frames per second. It also shoots 10-megapixel stills and has an electronic video stabilization system. There’s a 2-inch touch display, voice controls for starting & stopping recording, it’s waterproof to 10 meters, and is fully compatibility with existing mounting hardware.

    This Anamorphic Lens Kit from Moment Turns Your Phone Into a Cinema Camera at werd.com

    This Anamorphic Lens Kit from Moment Turns Your Phone Into a Cinema Camera

    Posted in Photography and Tech

    Designed to work with iPhone, Pixel & Galaxy devices, the Anamorphic Lens will give you Hollywood-style results when filming with your phone. It brings the cinematic look and character of 2:40:1 Cinemascope as well as horizontal flares and a widescreen, letterboxed look to your mobile videos. The system also includes a universal stabilizing gimbal and battery phone case that will make your phone as powerful & versatile as your big camera. A funded Kickstarter.

    Sony’s A7 III Camera Has Arrived at werd.com

    Sony’s A7 III Camera Has Arrived

    Posted in Photography and Tech

    Sony just introduced the most advanced and powerful camera in the A7 series. The mirrorless Sony Alpha 7 III features a 24.2 MP full-frame BSI CMOS sensor, 5-axis in-body image stabilization, 10 FPS shooting, an autofocus that’s twice as fast as the old model, and an ISO range of 100-204,800. It also shoots 4K video.

    This AI Drone is So Smart, it Pilots Itself at werd.com

    This AI Drone is So Smart, it Pilots Itself

    Posted in Gear and Photography and Tech

    Designed by a team of MIT eggheads and four years in development, Skydio’s R1 pro-grade autonomous quadcopter drone uses advanced AI for its computer vision system, giving users precision flight control without any expertise; it’s so smart, it doesn’t even come with a controller. Rather than GPS stabilization used in most drones, the RI uses 13 onboard cameras to do real-time mapping, path planning, and obstacle avoidance. All controls for the drone, including takeoff, landing and manual controls are managed through Skydio’s mobile app.

    Fujifilm Introduces X-H1 with 4k Video Capability at werd.com

    Fujifilm Introduces X-H1 with 4k Video Capability

    Posted in Photography and Tech

    The X-H1 from Fujifilm is the latest addition to the brand’s popular X Series lineup and this one is the flagship. It uses a 24-megapixel APS-C X-Trans III for image capture and features 5-axis in-body image stabilization but the real upgrades went into video function: it supports DCI 4K and Rec.2020 color gamut at a bitrate of 200Mbps. It does 1080P slow-mo at 120fps. There’s also a microphone input jack, and a built-in mic. Fujifilm also just announced 2 new X-mount cinema lenses to support this powerful new body.

    Panasonic Unveils Next-Generation Lumix GX9 Camera at werd.com

    Panasonic Unveils Next-Generation Lumix GX9 Camera

    Posted in Photography and Tech

    The new flagship GX9 from Lumix replaces the powerful GX8 micro four thirds mirrorless camera, offering more power and versatility into an even smaller body. Key specs on the GX9 include a 20.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor, auto focus with face and eye recognition, an electromagnetic shutter, and a monochrome mode for dynamic black and white photos. It also captures UltraHD 4K video at 30p or 24p, and 60fps with full time AF. Available Mid-March in either black or silver finish.

    This Gimbal Turns Your Phone Into a Cinematic Camera at werd.com

    This Gimbal Turns Your Phone Into a Cinematic Camera

    Posted in Photography and Tech

    The Osmo Mobile 2 is a handheld smartphone gimbal designed to capture & share cinematic movement with incredible ease. Using a lightweight design, it offers intelligent functions and modes to create seamless panoramics, timelapse, motionlapse, hyperlapse, and super-slow-mo as well as offering one-button zoom control. Battery life is 15 hours.

    The TwoEyes Tech 360 VR Camera Sees the World the Way You Do at werd.com

    The TwoEyes Tech 360 VR Camera Sees the World the Way You Do

    Posted in Gadgets and Photography and Tech

    Winner of a 2018 CES Innovation Award, this new 360º VR camera from TwoEyes Tech creates immersive full HD 360º 3D video and images using a proprietary technology & two lenses to reproduce images the way human eyes actually see. The images can be viewed on VR headsets, smartphones, computer monitors, and 3D TVs, and while you film, the recordings can be viewed on a smartphone & uploaded immediately to social media.

    Pitta is an Autonomous Drone & Action Cam All-In-One at werd.com

    Pitta is an Autonomous Drone & Action Cam All-In-One

    Posted in Gadgets and Photography and Tech

    With the Pitta autonomous 4K selfie drone, you can capture aerial, handheld and mounted shots all in one intelligent, pocketable device. Its modular design allows you to transform it from drone to action cam in seconds giving you the freedom to shoot it all freely. It features a full  array of GPS-powered autonomous & follow modes, shoots 4K video with slo-mo at 60fps as well as offering SNS sharing and livestream view modes. A funded Kickstarter.

    The Rylo 360º Camera Captures Everything & Let’s You Edit Later at werd.com

    The Rylo 360º Camera Captures Everything & Let’s You Edit Later

    Posted in Photography and Tech

    Rylo shoots seamless 360º footage and lets you film first and frame the footage for your desired effect later, when you edit the clips on your phone. It offers some sweet features like cinematic stabilization, even when hand held, motion & speed control, and object tracking to automatically keep a person or object in the frame. Because the camera records everything in 360º, you never have to point the camera but while editing, you can select areas to crop & stitch to get professional looking results.

    Sony’s a7R III Camera Delivers Pro-Level Power in a Compact Package at werd.com

    Sony’s a7R III Camera Delivers Pro-Level Power in a Compact Package

    Posted in Photography and Tech

    The all-new a7R III from Sony is a full-frame, mirrorless camera equipped with a 42.4MP sensor, 4K video recording, 10FPS continuous shooting, and a hybrid AF system with 399 phase-detection points. It picks up where the only 6-month old A9 left off, offering a brighter, more detailed display & an upgraded, touch-sensitive 1.44-million dot LCD and Whitemagic technology.

    Samsung’s 360 Round Camera Captures 360-Degree Images with 17 Lenses at werd.com

    Samsung’s 360 Round Camera Captures 360-Degree Images with 17 Lenses

    Posted in Photography and Tech

    To capture clean, clear and seamless 360º footage, Samsung’s 360 Round camera is equipped with 8 pairs of stereo lenses as well as one mounted on top for a total of 17 lenses that use a 2MP image sensor and fast f/1.8 aperture to record your footage indoors or out. Included PC software is used to stitch the images together. For storage, it offers 10GB of RAM and 40GB of internal memory as well as up to 2TB SSD & up to 256GB on SD card.