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Digital Bolex, a cinema-quality camera for the masses, shown off at SXSW [video]

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

During the annual South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, Digital Bolex showcased its retro 2k resolution RAW video camera. Up until now, RAW-capable video cameras were extremely pricey, costing tens of thousands of dollars or more. Relative to these high-end units, the Digital Bolex will be very affordable when it launches later this year. The Digital Bolex is a reinvention of the original Bolex 16mm motion picture camera, with the added ability to use interchangeable lenses. The camera’s 16 millimeter-equivalent sensor can record in Adobe Cinema DNG to an SD card, and it features a 2.4-inch adjustable LCD viewfinder. The project is being fully funded through Kickstarter, and has already surpassed its first two goals of $100,000 and $200,000, as it inches closer to its current $250,000 goal. The first 100 cameras will be available in August for $3,300, with pre-orders for the general public beginning shortly after for a fall release. A video containing Digital Bolex test footage follows below.

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This Infinite Video Screen Pendulum Trick Just Blew My Mind [Video]

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Even after being awake for hours, my mind still wasn’t ready to deal with Jonathan Brainin’s kinetic video installation which creates a virtual version of a Newton’s cradle using a couple of LCD displays and a video camera. More »


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ASUS announces higher resolution Transformer Prime and the Eee Pad Memo

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Even though the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime was only released in December, the company has announced a new higher resolution model. The older Prime — again, the unit that was available in the middle of December — featured a 1280 x 800 resolution with a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, and was plagued with Wi-Fi and GPS issues due to a metallic back-plate. ASUS’ newer model (TF700T) will have a higher resolution 1920 x 1200 Super IPS+ display and feature a new 2-megapixel front facing camera for HD video-chatting. The backside of the device has been redesigned, which should enhance the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS performance. The device runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and sports a price tag of $600 for the 32GB model and $700 for the 64GB model respectively. Not content with one-upping their tablet from last month, ASUS also announced the new 7-inch Eee Pad Memo which focuses on entertainment, media, and light productivity. The device features a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor, 1GB of RAM, Android 4.0, and a stylus for enhanced productivity. ASUS’ TF700T Prime and Eee Pad Memo will ship in the second quarter of 2012. Full press release is after the break.

ASUS Eee Pad MeMO ME370T

7″ Tablet with an emphasis on Entertainment, Media and Light Productivity. Thin and Light chassis design with Capacitive Stylus capabilities.
MSRP – TBD Availability – Q2 2012 in North America
Display – 7.0″ WXGA, 1280 x 800 resolution, IPS panel with capacitive touch
Processor- Qualcomm 8260 1.2GHz dual-core
Memory- 1GB
Storage- eMMC 16GB/32GB ; ASUS Webstorage options
Connectivity- WLAN 802.11b/g/n , Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
Camera- 1.2MP Video Camera (front )/5MP Auto-Focus Camera (rear) (1080P recording)
aGPS- Qualcomm GPS One
Sensors- G-sensor; e-compass; Light sensor; Gyroscope, Proximity sensor
Interface- 1 x Micro USB port (client) ; 1 x Audio Jack (Head Phone / Stereo Mic-in)
1 x Card Reader(Micro-SD); 1 x micro HDMI (1.3a); 1 x SIM Card slot; Stereo Speakers
Battery- Li-polymer 4400mAh (Battery Life: 8.5hrs video playback routine)
OS- Android 4.01
Dimensions / Weight- 7.8 x 4.6 x 0.50″; 14.2oz
Applications – MyPainter, MyNet, MyCloud, Asus Sync and other productivity and entertainment applications.

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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF700T

10.1″ Tablet with an emphasis on Entertainment, Media, Gaming and Productivity. Thin and Light chassis design with a 1080P capable display screen.
MSRP – $599~$699 Availability – Q2 2012 in North America
Processor- NVIDIA Tegra 3 Mobile Processor (1.3 GHz Quad core Cortex A9, 12 core GeForce GPU)
Display – Brilliant 10.1″ HD (1920×1200), 178 degrees ultra-wide viewing angle Super IPS+ panel display with Gorilla™ Glass
Camera – Rear facing 8MP Auto-Focus camera with dedicated LED Flash, 2.0MP Front Facing camera for Video Chat
Storage – 32GB or 64GB internal memory plus 8GB of ASUS Web Storage2
Media Capabilities – 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 High Profile, High Bit Rate video decode and playback
Media Capture – 1080p MPEG-4/H.264 video capture
Connectivity – Wi-Fi – 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
Ports – 2-in-1 3.5mm jack, micro-HDMI output, microSD card reader
Audio – Built-in stereo speakers, microphone
Dimensions – 263 x 180.8 x 8.3mm, 586g
Battery – 25WHr Lithium-Polymer Battery

ASUS Transformer Prime Keyboard Dock with Trackpad – (same dock for TF201)
Ports – 1 x USB 2.0 ports, Full-size MMC/SD/SDHC card reader
Battery – 22 WHr battery for extended battery life
Dimensions – 263 x 180.8 x 8 to 10.4 mm, 537g
OS – Android 4.01

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Lomography LomoKino Super 35 Movie Maker hands-on (video)

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

“Unique and precious pieces of movie art.” That’s what Lomography is promising to deliver with the LomoKino Super 35 Movie Maker — the company’s very first video camera. Announced earlier this month, the LomoKino is hardly a technological game changer. In fact, it’s anything but. Much like every other camera to come off of Lomography’s assembly line, the Movie Maker is entirely analog. Users must spool their own 35mm film and manually operate the device’s crank to capture images at a frame rate of three to five frames per second, with a shutter speed of 1/100 second. From there, you can either send the film off to get developed and digitally formatted, or cut it yourself and scan it into your movie editing software of choice.

You won’t find any sound, many frills, or, for that matter, a ton of convenience, but that’s also the idea — to return filmmakers to the roots of early silent cinema, with a pared down device that reignites some of the photographic mystery lost with the dawn of the digital age. For those too young to remember the analog era, just think of it as a physical manifestation of Instagram, minus the “insta” part. And the results can be pretty stunning, as many in the Lomography community have already demonstrated with collections of hauntingly silent, washed out shorts. With our curiosity piqued, we decided to stop by Lomography’s boutique in Paris to learn more about the LomoKino. Check out our hands-on gallery below, and click past the break for our initial impressions.

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Swann releases Freestyle HD, begs you to capture 1080p underwater via LCD viewer

Monday, November 7th, 2011
Looking to step your game up when capturing surfing footage from atop your longboard? Swann is aiming to lend a helping hand with its newfangled Freestyle HD wearable video camera. This offering is the company’s first that sports a detachable 1.5-inch LCD viewer for taking a peek at your 1080p video capture in real-time — which you can capture at up to 30 fps. You’ll also be able to snap eight megapixel JPEGs should you so choose with 3x digital zoom at your disposal. Waterproof at depths up to 65 feet, the Freestyle HD can be helmet-mounted, attached to your favorite fixed-gear or the roof of your rally car via the three included mounting brackets. The camera will connect directly to an HDTV for viewing, or you can hop over to a PC via a microSD card or USB transfer. You can expect 2.5-hour battery life and a $279 price tag to boot — too bad that flight to the southern hemisphere isn’t nearly as affordable.

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Lytro camera hands-on (video)

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

You knew Lytro was up to something, but with its infinite focus light-field powered camera out of the bag, how does it actually stack up in real life? In a word: novel — you certainly won’t be tossing your regular camera for this shooter, at least not in its current incarnation. Still the concept of shoot now, ask focus questions later is revolutionary, so hop on past the break for our initial impressions.

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Lytro camera hands-on (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 19 Oct 2011 19:26:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Camera showdown: iPhone 4S vs. iPhone 4, Galaxy S II, Nokia N8 and Amaze 4G (video)

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Siri’s sweet and all, but for many of us that new eight megapixel sensor and f/2.4 aperture lens are what really makes Apple’s iPhone 4S an appealing upgrade. We spent the weekend shooting around New York City with the iPhone 4S, along with some other top smartphones — the iPhone 4, Samsung Galaxy S II, Nokia N8 and HTC’s Amaze 4G — in order to determine just which phone’s camera reigns supreme. And in order to capture video and stills with consistent framing among all five devices, we secured each smartphone to that homemade quintuple cameraphone mount that you see above — it may be an early prototype, but it got the job done. Jump past the break to see the results, and check out our comprehensive iPhone 4S sample gallery below.

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German video effects company builds camera drone for the Red Epic

Monday, October 10th, 2011
Red Epic + Flying drone = The sort of geek math you can’t help but wish you’d come up with yourself. German VFX company OMStudios decided to mount Red’s super-camera into a custom Octocopter to record footage in resolutions up to 5K. As cool as the setup is, there’s a practical purpose: not only is it far cheaper than renting a crane, it can also climb up to 150 meters — making it just high enough to fly over Hollywood’s tallest man, Tom Cruise. Since it’s highly unlikely we’ll ever get to play with one of these, we’ll just have to point you to the video after the break and hope that no catastrophic power failures take place halfway through any real-world shoots.

[Thanks, Jeremias]

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The Great Big Camera is very big, pretty great

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Darren Samuelson made a really large camera — some might even go so far as to say he made a “great big camera.” The thing weighs 70 pounds and takes a lot of maneuvering and math to operate everything from the lens to the old timey accordion-style bellows. In spite of such difficulties, however, Samuelson embarked on a tour of the US with the monstrous rig in tow, shooting this country from coast to coast in black and white. After the break, check out video of the camera in action at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. You can also see some of his progress and photos in the source link below.

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This Is Probably the Slowest Instant Camera Ever [Video]

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011
Niklas Roy is a self-described inventor of useless thing and among his creations is an Electronic Instant Camera. It’s an interesting hybrid that uses a black & white video camera and a thermal printer to produce an instant photo. More »


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Creator of World’s Most Simple Video Camera Now Creator of World’s Most Complicated Grilled Cheese [Food]

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

WSJ: Apple iPad 2 in production already; thinner, lighter, faster

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

According to the Wall Street Journal‘s sources, Apple’s next iPad is already in production. People “familiar with the matter” have chimed in and claimed that the new iPad will be much thinner and lighter than the existing model. That’s not all as it looks like a front-facing video camera will make its way to the device, if you didn’t believe it already. Topping the list? More memory (1GB of RAM, we’d wager) and a more powerful graphics processor. Unfortunately it seems the display won’t be changing much as far as the resolution is concerned as it’s being reported to be the same 1024×768 resolution. Last but not least, it’s claimed that the new iPad will be available on AT&T and Verizon Wireless, though T-Mobile and Sprint won’t have the honor of retailing the tablet.

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Canon Rebel T3i: The DSLR Revolution Will Still Be Video [Video]

Monday, February 7th, 2011

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