Monday, July 26

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Canon Patents A Gimbal With An Interchangeable Lens System
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Canon Patents A Gimbal With An Interchangeable Lens System

There are many gimbals in the market today, and for the most part, they’re sold separately from the camera. This means that you would need to own a camera to really take advantage of it. However, DJI did try to create an all-in-one solution with the Osmo Pocket, and it looks like Canon wants to do something similar as well.AdvertisingAccording to a report from Canon News, they have discovered a patent filed by Canon that revealed that the company could be working on a gimbal with a built-in camera. However, Canon isn’t just looking to make a Osmo Pocket copycat, but rather it seems that the company wants to take things further by introducing an interchangeable lens system to the game.This means that the gimbal should in theory be able to support a variety of lenses such as prim...
Instagram Now Supports Apple’s ProRAW
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Instagram Now Supports Apple’s ProRAW

One of the new features that Apple introduced with its latest iPhones is a new “format” called ProRAW, although to be fair, it’s not really a new format, but rather it is based on the RAW image format. Some had initially wondered about it, and whether or not it would only usable between iOS and Mac devices, but it turns out that won’t be the case.AdvertisingAccording to a tweet by Tim Johnsen, a team member at Instagram’s iOS division, it seems that Instagram will now support ProRAW images. What this means is that users who choose to capture images in ProRAW will be able to directly upload them to Instagram’s platform instead of having to convert it to a different format like PNG or JPG. Instagram should able to handle sharing ProRAW photos as of this mo...
iOS 14.3 Released With ProRAW Support
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iOS 14.3 Released With ProRAW Support

One of the reasons why some professional photographers love capturing images in the RAW format is because it gives them more flexibility when it comes to making edits. This is versus other formats like JPEG which might have already been processed and compressed, thus already applying certain effects that you might not want.AdvertisingFor iPhone shooters, you’ll be pleased to learn that Apple has since released the iOS 14.3 update which finally brings native RAW support to the company’s recently released iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max models.If you’re hearing about this for the first time, Apple announced at its iPhone event that its Pro models will support the company’s ProRAW format. This is basically the RAW format, except that it’s Apple’s own take on it. ...
This Is How Google Trained Its Portrait Lighting AI
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This Is How Google Trained Its Portrait Lighting AI

While companies were eagerly putting out smartphones with dual cameras, Google stuck with a single camera but instead opted to use AI to help boost its photos quality. It worked out remarkably well, although the company’s subsequent handsets did eventually include more than one camera.AdvertisingThat being said, Google continues to push out camera software that still relies on AI to enhance the photos it takes, and in a recent blog post, Google revealed how they trained their portrait lighting AI to achieve very realistic portrait lighting effects that would have otherwise required external lighting and more expensive equipment.According to Google, “We generated training data by photographing seventy different people using the Light Stage computational illumination system. This...
Canon Will Now Sell Its Image Sensors To Third-Party Companies
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Canon Will Now Sell Its Image Sensors To Third-Party Companies

Sony might be a company we’re familiar with when it comes to mirrorless cameras. However, did you know that despite Sony making their own cameras and hardware that they also supply their sensors to other companies? In fact, quite a number of smartphones out there actually rely on Sony’s imaging sensors for their smartphone cameras.AdvertisingGiven how many smartphones are sold every year, it’s actually quite a lucrative business, so it’s not hard to see why even Canon wants in on the action. The company has recently confirmed that they too will start selling their CMOS sensors to third-party companies who might need to use their technology.According to Canon, “Canon has been manufacturing CMOS sensors since 2000 for exclusive use in Canon products. Building on...
You Can Now Sync Google Photos With Apple Photos
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You Can Now Sync Google Photos With Apple Photos

Google Photos is a great way to store and backup your photos, and it also does a pretty good job working on iOS where you can use it to backup photos stored on your iPhone or iPad and sync it across devices. However, both apps typically work separate of each other, due to the restrictions that Apple has put in place in iOS.AdvertisingHowever, the good news is that in a recent update to Google Photos, it appears that users are now able to sync their favorite photos in Google Photos and the Photos app in iOS. What this means is that if you’ve favorited a photo in the Photos app on your iPhone, it will become a favorite photo in Google Photos.The reverse also works, meaning that your favorited photos on Google Photos will now become a favorite photo in the Photos app on your iPhone. Thi...
This Gadget Turns iPhone Portrait Photos Into Holograms
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This Gadget Turns iPhone Portrait Photos Into Holograms

Holograms are pretty cool, although in terms of practicality and usefulness, we’re not sure if we’ve completely figured that one out yet. However, we have seen how it can be used at concerts, and if you’ve ever wanted your own personal hologram, it might seem like it could be a very expensive affair, but that might not be the case.AdvertisingA company on Kickstarter is trying to raise funds for a gadget called the Looking Glass Portrait. One of the key selling points is that it can take photos taken using the iPhone’s Portrait mode and turns it into a hologram portrait on your desk almost instantly. All you need to do is transfer the photo over to its software, process it, and you’ve got a little hologram of yourself or your pet on your desk.While it might not...
Apple Could Be Looking To Give The iPhone Even More Zoom
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Apple Could Be Looking To Give The iPhone Even More Zoom

One of the interesting features we’ve seen come to smartphone cameras is a greater degree of optical zoom. In the past, zooming in with your smartphone usually comes in the form of digital zoom where it’s more like a crop of the image, which is why sometimes you lose the details when you zoom in.AdvertisingHowever, in the past few years, we’ve seen efforts from the likes of Huawei where they’ve come up with some pretty impressive zoom features, and this is apparently an avenue that Apple is looking into for future iPhones. This is according to a report from Korea IT News who claims that Apple is apparently looking for suppliers to possibly supply them with periscope cameras for future iPhones.What these cameras will do is that they will give iPhones even more zoom t...
This iPhone Mount Turns Your Apple Watch Into A Secondary Display
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This iPhone Mount Turns Your Apple Watch Into A Secondary Display

If you own an Apple Watch, did you know that you can actually use the Apple Watch as a secondary display for your phone’s camera? This means that if you’re trying to take a group photo using the back cameras and not the selfie camera, you can use the Apple Watch’s display to frame your shot and trigger the shutter remotely.AdvertisingIt sounds useful, but now it got even more useful thanks to Ulanzi’s somewhat awkwardly named ST-09 Phone Tripod Mount for Apple Watch. As you can see from the photo, this is a mount for the iPhone that lets you place an Apple Watch (sans straps) to the back of it. This means that if you wanted to use the iPhone as a vlogging tool but want to take advantage of the higher-res and better quality rear-mounted cameras, then the Apple Watch ...