Category: Digital

Monday, April 9, 2018

OWC ThunderBlade Offers Transfer Speeds up to 2800MB/s Read and 2450MB/s Write

Mark Goldstein | Digital , Accessories
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The OWC ThunderBlade is the fastest external drive available, with almost unheard of transfer speeds up to 2800MB/s Read and 2450MB/s Write. It is now shipping in four capacities, from 1TB to 8TB.

The OWC ThunderBlade is the fastest external drive available, with almost unheard of transfer speeds up to 2800MB/s Read and 2450MB/s Write. It is now shipping in four capacities, from 1TB to 8TB.

​Western Digital Introduces Thunderbolt 3 SSD Solutions

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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Western Digital  has introduced three new professional-grade ultra-fast solutions in its powerful G-Technology® G-DRIVE® and G-SPEED® Shuttle product families.

Western Digital  has introduced three new professional-grade ultra-fast solutions in its powerful G-Technology® G-DRIVE® and G-SPEED® Shuttle product families.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

£2000 Off the Hasselblad X1D-50c Mirrorless Medium-format Camera

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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Hasselblad have knocked a whopping £2000 off the price of the Hasselblad X1D-50c mirrorless medium-format camera. The offer is apparently only valid for orders taken at The Photography Show in Birmingham, making it by far the biggest show discount, but a quick Google reveals that retailer Robert White are also currently offering the same price of £6,388 for online orders, so it may be that the new lower price will continue after the show closes today.

The Fujifilm GFX 50s retails for £5999 in the UK, so for the first time these medium format mirrorless cameras are priced in the same ball-park...

Hasselblad have knocked a whopping £2000 off the price of the Hasselblad X1D-50c mirrorless medium-format camera. The offer is apparently only valid for orders taken at The Photography Show in Birmingham, making it by far the biggest show discount, but a quick Google reveals that retailer Robert White are also…

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Wacom Intuos Pen Tablet (2018) for Creative Beginners and Enthusiasts

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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Wacom has launched their new Intuos pen tablet to “Get Creative”. A new, significantly upgraded version of its Intuos pen tablet for creative beginners and enthusiasts, it is bundled with software for drawing, painting and image editing.

Wacom has launched their new Intuos pen tablet to “Get Creative”. A new, significantly upgraded version of its Intuos pen tablet for creative beginners and enthusiasts, it is bundled with software for drawing, painting and image editing.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

400GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC, the World's Fastest UHS-I microSD Card

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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The new 400GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC card is the World's Fastest UHS-I microSD card. At 160MB/s*, the new card is more than 50 percent faster than current SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSD cards.

Western Digital is also demonstrating the future of flash memory card technology with Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe)-enabled cards, designed to deliver the performance required for the next wave of data and content-intensive applications.

The new 400GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC card is the World's Fastest UHS-I microSD card. At 160MB/s*, the new card is more than 50 percent faster than current SanDisk Extreme UHS-I microSD cards.Western Digital is also demonstrating the future of flash memory card technology with Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe)-enabled cards…

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Wacom Cintiq Pro 24-inch Pen Display

Mark Goldstein | Digital , Accessories
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The Wacom Cintiq Pro 24-inch pen display joins the previously introduced 13 and 16-inch models to form a comprehensive range of sizes for every need and workspace. The brilliant 4k display, 98% Adobe RGB color accuracy and a billion colors deliver a true-to-life visual experience. The Cintiq Pro 24 pen display models are available in the U.S., Japan and selected European countries as of March, with prices ranging from £1,899.99 to £2,399.99. The Pen & Touch version of Cintiq Pro 24 will be available in May 2018.

The Wacom Cintiq Pro 24-inch pen display joins the previously introduced 13 and 16-inch models to form a comprehensive range of sizes for every need and workspace. The brilliant 4k display, 98% Adobe RGB color accuracy and a billion colors deliver a true-to-life visual experience. The Cintiq Pro 24 pen…

Wacom Cintiq Pro Engine

Mark Goldstein | Digital , Accessories
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The Wacom Cintiq Pro Engine is a compact PC module that converts the Cintiq Pro into a powerful Windows 10 workstation. The modular Cintiq Pro Engine slots into the back of the Cintiq Pro 24, eliminating the space, cable clutter and compatibility issues that often result from  using external computers and laptops. There are two versions of Cintiq Pro Engine, i5 (£2,399.99) and Xeon (£3,419.99), available as of May 2018 in Japan, US and selected countries in Europe.

The Wacom Cintiq Pro Engine is a compact PC module that converts the Cintiq Pro into a powerful Windows 10 workstation. The modular Cintiq Pro Engine slots into the back of the Cintiq Pro 24, eliminating the space, cable clutter and compatibility issues that often result from using external computers…

Monday, February 19, 2018

Sony Back-Illuminated CMOS Image Sensor with Global Shutter Function

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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Sony has developed a 1.46 effective megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor equipped with a Global Shutter function.

Sony has developed a 1.46 effective megapixel back-illuminated CMOS image sensor equipped with a Global Shutter function.

Matterport Pro2 Lite 3D and VR​ Camera

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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The Matterport Pro2 Lite camera is aimed at smaller companies and individuals looking to harness 3D and VR. At £2,195, the Pro2 Lite is Matterport’s most affordable camera to date, increasing the range of opportunities for those who want to capture spaces in True3D.

The Matterport Pro2 Lite camera is aimed at smaller companies and individuals looking to harness 3D and VR. At £2,195, the Pro2 Lite is Matterport’s most affordable camera to date, increasing the range of opportunities for those who want to capture spaces in True3D.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

OmiCam​ Wearable Camera Offers Image Stabilization and Virtual Reality

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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OmiCam is a wearable camera with unprecedented image stabilization technology, 15-hour battery life and complete VR compatibility for long-duration sports.

The OmiCam is available for purchase directly on the OmiCam website for $299 (USD).

OmiCam is a wearable camera with unprecedented image stabilization technology, 15-hour battery life and complete VR compatibility for long-duration sports. The OmiCam is available for purchase directly on the OmiCam website for $299 (USD).

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Panasonic Announces 8K High-Resolution, High-Performance Global Shutter

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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Panasonic has announced the world's first 8K high-resolution global shutter technology. This can capture 36 megapixel images at 60fps using a CMOS image sensor with an organic photoconductive film (OPF). Utilizing the global shutter function that enables simultaneous image capture by all pixels, Panasonic expect to be able to capture moving objects instantaneously without distortion. Will we see this sensor used in the successor to the GH5/GH5s cameras?

Panasonic has announced the world's first 8K high-resolution global shutter technology. This can capture 36 megapixel images at 60fps using a CMOS image sensor with an organic photoconductive film (OPF). Utilizing the global shutter function that enables simultaneous image capture by all pixels, Panasonic expect to be able to capture…

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Samsung 860 PRO and 860 EVO Solid State Drives

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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The new Samsung 860 PRO and 860 EVO Solid State Drives achieve industry-leading performance for SATA SSDs, offering enhancements in speed, reliability, compatibility and capacity. As file sizes continue to increase with high-resolution photos and 4K videos, the need for faster data transfers and sustainable high performance over a longer period of time has become paramount for users. To address this need, Samsung’s 860 PRO and 860 EVO support up to 560 MB/s read and 530 MB/s write speeds.

The new Samsung 860 PRO and 860 EVO Solid State Drives achieve industry-leading performance for SATA SSDs, offering enhancements in speed, reliability, compatibility and capacity. As file sizes continue to increase with high-resolution photos and 4K videos, the need for faster data transfers and sustainable high performance over a longer…

Thursday, January 18, 2018

G-Technology G-SPEED Shuttle with Thunderbolt 3 and ev Series Bay Adapters

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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G-Technology G-SPEED Shuttles are now available with Thunderbolt 3 and ev Series Bay Adapters. The new solutions are designed to meet the demands of professional content creators who need lightning-fast transfer speed and high-capacity storage solution that can easily be moved from the studio to wherever your project takes you, and back.

G-Technology G-SPEED Shuttles are now available with Thunderbolt 3 and ev Series Bay Adapters. The new solutions are designed to meet the demands of professional content creators who need lightning-fast transfer speed and high-capacity storage solution that can easily be moved from the studio to wherever your project takes you…

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Hasselblad H6D-400C MS, a 400 Megapixel Multi-Shot Camera!

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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The Hasselblad H6D-400C MS is a new 400 megapixel multi-shot camera. With an effective resolution of 400MP (23200 x 17400 pixels) via 6 shot image capture, or 100MP resolution in either 4 shot Multi-Shot capture or single shot mode, the Multi-Shot capture requires the sensor and its mount to be moved at a high-precision of 1 or ½ a pixel at a time via a piezo unit. To capture Multi-Shot images the camera must be tethered to a PC or MAC. The H6D-400c MS will begin shipping March 2018 with a MSRP of € 39,999 / $ 47,995 / £ 36,250 excl. VAT. Pre-orders start on January 16th.

The Hasselblad H6D-400C MS is a new 400 megapixel multi-shot camera. With an effective resolution of 400MP (23200 x 17400 pixels) via 6 shot image capture, or 100MP resolution in either 4 shot Multi-Shot capture or single shot mode, the Multi-Shot capture requires the sensor and its mount to be…

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Vuze+ VR 3D 360° Camera

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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The Vuze+ VR Camera is the first camera to give VR content creators, filmmakers, and video and production industry pros the full suite of tools needed for capturing, producing and sharing VR content, all within one eco-system. Priced at $1,199, the Vuze+ VR  camera includes sophisticated capture functionality, such as live broadcasting and custom lenses for improved image quality, and is accompanied by Vuze VR Studio editing software, as well as access to Humaneyes Zone, an industry-first VR platform enabling users to host, stream and share VR content.

The Vuze+ VR Camera is the first camera to give VR content creators, filmmakers, and video and production industry pros the full suite of tools needed for capturing, producing and sharing VR content, all within one eco-system. Priced at $1,199, the Vuze+ VR camera includes sophisticated capture functionality, such as…

Pilot Era VR 360° Camera Offers 8K in-Camera Video Stitching

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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The Pilot Era is the world’s first VR 360° camera with in-camera 8K video stitching. With the new Pilot Era, photographers will be able to use a self-contained professional-grade panoramic camera to create high quality stitched videos and images easily and quickly and upload them, all within the camera itself. Pilot Era is the only camera which can shoot and record images and videos from 4k to 8k and stitch them seamlessly inside the camera, with up to 6K stitched in real time. The Pilot Era is expected to be available on Amazon in April 2018.

The Pilot Era is the world’s first VR 360° camera with in-camera 8K video stitching. With the new Pilot Era, photographers will be able to use a self-contained professional-grade panoramic camera to create high quality stitched videos and images easily and quickly and upload them, all within the camera itself…

Monday, January 8, 2018

GoPro Exits Drone Business, Sacks 300 Employees, Reduces HERO6 Black to $399

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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GoPro has announced a series of cost-cutting measures today, including its decision to exit the drone market and reduce its workforce. This will enable an $80 million reduction in operating expenses compared to 2017 levels. In 2018, GoPro will continue to innovate with several new products aimed at new and existing customers.

GoPro has announced a series of cost-cutting measures today, including its decision to exit the drone market and reduce its workforce. This will enable an $80 million reduction in operating expenses compared to 2017 levels. In 2018, GoPro will continue to innovate with several new products aimed at new and existing customers.

Insta360 Nano S 360 Degree Camera for iPhones

Mark Goldstein | Digital , Camera Phones
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The new Insta360 Nano S turns turns an iPhone into the ultimate tool for capturing, sharing and communicating in 360°. The Nano S can record 4K 360° video and shoot 20 megapixel 360° photos and introduces 360° Video Chat and the new MultiView feature. 

The Insta360 Nano S comes in silver or black and has a suggested retail price of $239.00 USD in the U.S.

The new Insta360 Nano S turns turns an iPhone into the ultimate tool for capturing, sharing and communicating in 360°. The Nano S can record 4K 360° video and shoot 20 megapixel 360° photos and introduces 360° Video Chat and the new MultiView feature. The Insta360 Nano S comes in…

Friday, December 15, 2017

Apple iMac Pro Now Available from £4899

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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Apple today released iMac Pro, an entirely new product line designed for pro users who love the all-in-one-design of iMac and require workstation-class performance. With Xeon processors up to 18 cores, up to 22 Teraflops of graphics performance, and a brilliant 27-inch Retina 5K display, iMac Pro is the fastest, most powerful Mac ever made. iMac Pro is available on December 14, starting at an Apple retail price of £4,899.

Apple today released iMac Pro, an entirely new product line designed for pro users who love the all-in-one-design of iMac and require workstation-class performance. With Xeon processors up to 18 cores, up to 22 Teraflops of graphics performance, and a brilliant 27-inch Retina 5K display, iMac Pro is the fastest…

Synology FlashStation FS1018

Mark Goldstein | Digital
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The Synology FlashStation FS1018 is a powerful and compact 12-bay, low-latency, all-SSD desktop NAS. FS1018 is a blazing fast and compact 12-bay, low-latency, all-SSD desktop NAS. It is powered by an Intel Pentium® D1508 dual-core CPU and 8GB DDR4 EEC memory, expandable up to 32GB. It’s designed for work groups and small businesses that need powerful file storage and sharing, such as creative agencies, in a smaller, more convenient package. It retails for £1436.73 (inc. VAT) in the UK.

The Synology FlashStation FS1018 is a powerful and compact 12-bay, low-latency, all-SSD desktop NAS. FS1018 is a blazing fast and compact 12-bay, low-latency, all-SSD desktop NAS. It is powered by an Intel Pentium® D1508 dual-core CPU and 8GB DDR4 EEC memory, expandable up to 32GB. It’s designed for work groups…