1. Leica M-System NYC Akademie Walking Tour


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    Leica Akademie North America hosted a walking tour of the Leica M-System in New York City on October 25 and October 26, 2012. Tom A. Smith, Manager of Leica Akademie North America, gives us behind the scene access to this event.

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    • PhotoPlus Expo 2013: Sigma 24-105mm F4 DG (OS)* HSM | Art lens


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      Sigma announced their new 24-105mm F4 DG (OS)* HSM | Art lens for PhotoPlus. It promises less falloff than similar competing lenses on full-frame cameras. The lens mounts can be changed by the factory if you switch cameras. But for video shooters, it doesn't hold focus through the zoom range. Sigma set pricing after this was filmed at $899. We also get a look at the 18-35mm f/1.8.

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      • Newsshooter at PhotoPlus Expo 2014: First look at Canon C100 Mark II


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        Canon is showing the new C100 Mark II cinema camera for the first time at PhotoPlus Expo in New York City. They have put the viewfinder from the C500 on it, added face-tracking autofocus, changed the LCD screen so it pivots around and can be viewed from in front of the lens or from the side, changed the processor so images are cleaner in the dark (up to 100K iso,) added a mic to the body so you can record a scratch track without the top handle, and you can now capture HD on one card while recording down-rez'd MP4's on the other. Canon USA's Chuck Westfall talks about the update with Newsshooter Oct. 30, 2014.

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        • PhotoPlus Expo 2013: Defy Gimbal now shipping


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          Drew Janes and Seth Compton from Defy gimbal were rocketing around the floor of PhotoPlus Expo in New York like a couple of caffeinated ninjas, flying a Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera on their G2 brushless 3-axis gimbal, which is now shipping from the Arizona company. Also shipping is the G5, for DSLR cameras. Chuck Fadely from NewsShooter.com stopped them just long enough to get a few words from them.

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          • Newsshooter at PhotoPlus Expo 2014: Defy shows new G2x gimbal for mirrorless cameras


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            Defy has a new G2x gimbal they were showing at PhotoPlus Expo in New York. It's designed for smaller dslr's and mirrorless cameras like the Sony A7s and Panasonic GH4. It has a payload of 3 lbs and is easier to set up and balance. It can run inverted without adjustment and the handles double as a stand. It will sell for $2495 and includes batteries.

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            • Mediapad Pro/Craig Orsini


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              Assemble & present a professional portfolio of content with MediaPad Pro. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••MediaPad Pro was co-developed by Craig Orsini, a nationally recognized, award winning photographer and director who wanted a better and more efficient way of presenting and sharing work with potential clients. More than twenty years of professional experience with top advertising agencies and blue chip clients have given Craig keen insight into what's required from a portfolio. And he custom crafted Media Pad Pro to be the ultimate portfolio tool for anyone who wants to showcase past work in order to land future assignments. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••PROFESSIONAL PACKAGE ALL-IN-ONE MediaPad Pro allows artisans of any discipline to easily construct their portfolio of content into an intuitive and customizable format, ideal for photographers, artists, models, designers, actors, directors and anyone with a portfolio. It comes equip with all the tools you’ll need to take your portfolio to the next level. Enter your professional contact information and then upload any combination of images (print), audio files, video files and digital/website files. DETAILED PERSONALIZATION The interface of your MediaPad Pro is fully customizable. You can adjust the color palate as you decide, and you can change/modify the font scheme. Select from one of five background images, or upload your own to make it consistent with your personal branding. CONTROLLED PRESENTING Turn off portfolios and save them in the background by selecting show Category. Choose from a variety of transitions and timing options to automate your MediaPad Pro into a seamless presentation. EFFORTLESS EDITING MediaPad Pro blends the mobility and format of your book with the instant editing advantages of a website. If you notice a mistake or decide to reposition, all you have to do is swap out the pieces you choose. GUEST BOOK MediaPad Pro includes an optional guest registry for viewers of your MediaPad Pro to sign and comment. As the manager of your MediaPad Pro, you can track who sees your portfolio, delete any signature, or disable the guestbook entirely. FEATURES • Unlimited file upload: Print, Audio, Video & Digital • Hyperlinked digital files for live demonstrations • Fully customizable interface • Guest Registry with PDF/XLSX export option • Slideshow options with transitions & timing for a seamless presentation • MediaPad Pro tutorial section with walkthroughs & helpful tips ----------------------------------------- SUPPORTED FILE TYPES & SPECIFICATIONS Video • m4v, mov, mp4, avi • MPEG-4 Part 2 video (Simple Profile) • H.264 Baseline Profile Level 3.0 video, up to 640x480 at 30 fps (note that B frames are not supported in the Baseline profile) Audio • aac • mp3 • wav • aiff Image • jpg/jpeg • png A.) Home Banner Image: 863x215px @72 dpi B.) Portfolio Banner Image: 863x215px @72 dpi C.) Background Image: 1024x698px @72 dpi D.) Portfolio Images: 1024x698px @72 dpi* *These are the recommended image specifications for viewing images in your portfolio. Digital Protocols • http • https ----------------------------------------- This forward adaptation eliminates the costs of paper stock, print runs and portfolio cases without diminishing the quality of the artist’s—i.e. your—outstanding work samples. _____________________________ We are proud to call MediaPad Pro a Shiny MEDL Object. You can see all of them at www.medlmobile.com. And if you have an idea for an app that you’d like to see on the app store someday, visit www.appincubator.com.

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              • Newsshooter at PhotoPlus Expo 2014: Curved and straight motorized slider from ProMediaGear


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                ProMediaGear.com has innovative combination curved and straight sliders (made in Chicago) from solid blocks of aluminum. The PMG-DUO sliders come in a variety of lengths. They have a straight track on one side and a curved track on the other. They're very solid and strong since they're machined from one solid block. The company is adding a friction motor drive, which will do video and time lapse on any of their sliders for an additional $500. The motor drive is quiet and can be set up on the curved track to do looping slides for an interview. The reverse point when looping will probably not be usable footage, as it comes to an abrupt stop before reversing. But along the length of the track, it will provide smooth and usable one-man-band interview footage with motion. Sliders come in 24, 32, 36, and 48-inch lengths with varying radius curves. Prices for the slider range from $525 to $770. So you could put together a motorized interview slider for around $1100.

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                • Newsshooter at PhotoPlus Expo 2014: Design your own custom foam inserts for cases with MyCaseBuilder


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                  Every once in a while you run across an exhibitor at a show and slap your forehead and say "oh wow." These guys are it from this year's PhotoPlus Expo. MyCaseBuilder.com allows you to design your own custom fit case inserts online.

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                  • PhotoPlus Expo 2013: Freedom360 rig uses six GoPros for spherical video


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                    As if GoPro wasn't taking over the world already, this guy has made a bracket that holds six GoPro 3 cameras for 360-degree panoramic videos. Joergen Geerds from freedom360.us says new software has greatly reduced rendering times after you've stitched six streams of video into one. NewsShooter.com contributing editor Chuck Fadely talked to the inventor at PhotoPlus Expo in New York.

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                    • Leica S2 Studio: Demo at PDS


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                      Photographers got the chance to try The New S Lenses At The Leica Studio in New York City. Leica Camera featured the S-System at Production Central Daylight Studio in New York City on October 28 and 29, 2010 as part of its activities for Photo Plus East 2010. Renowned photographers, Rinze Van Brug and Chiun-Kai Shih were there along with Leica Camera AG Product Managers and Product Specialists. Visitors also met Scott Geffert of CDI, Jon Slesinger from Fotocare, and artist Jonathan Wagner, who contributed his work for shooting.

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                      Tags are keywords that describe videos. For example, a video of your Hawaiian vacation might be tagged with "Hawaii," "beach," "surfing," and "sunburn."