Category: Cameras

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Panasonic GH5 at the Booth with Matt Frazer, Manager Retail Services

Posted by Charbax – January 9, 2017

The Panasonic GH5 is the highlight of CES 2017 according to many media. The Panasonic GH5 records 4K60p at 150mbit/s 4:2:0 8bit, 4K30p at 150mbit/s 4:2:2 10bit, 4K30p at 100mbit/s 4:2:0 8bit and a 400mbit/s firmware coming. In this video, I try to ask Matt Frazer of Panasonic what the GH5's 6K anamorphic H265 video is going to be like. Also watch my 45min Panasonic GH5 Interview with Sean Robinson Panasonic Marketing Specialist.

Panasonic GH5, 45min Interview with Panasonic Marketing Specialist Sean Robinson

Posted by Charbax – January 5, 2017

Sean Robinson, Marketing Specialist at Panasonic talks about everything about the upcoming Panasonic GH5 mirrorless camera. GH5 can do 4K@60p@150mbit/s 4:2:0 8bit, 4K@30p@100mbit/s 4:2:2 10bit, FHD@180fps, 6Kphoto@4:3, 400mbit/s free firmware update to come, Dual U3 SD card slots, $399 dual-XLR dock option, and a lot of features that film makers, photographers are very enthusiastic about. You can see in this video how other bloggers also are asking questions about the GH5, this Interview was filmed right after the Panasonic CES 2017 Keynote which you can watch the part about the GH5 here

Panasonic GH5 Interview, Yoshiyuki Inoue, Chief for Technical PR

Posted by Charbax – January 4, 2017

​After the launch event for the Panasonic GH5, here is a short Interview with Panasonic GH5 Product Marketing Manager. Check back for another extensive Panasonic GH5 Interview coming up.

Panasonic GH5 Press Conference at CES 2017

Posted by Charbax – January 4, 2017

Panasonic is lauching pre-orders for the Panasonic GH5 right now, at $1999 it can record 4K@60p 4:2:0 8bit and 4K@30p 4:2:2 10bit on dual-SD card slots, with 100mbit/s, 150mbit/s and with a firmware upgrade will support up to 400mbit/s all-I 4K@30p. Check back for my video-interviews on the GH5 with the Panasonic team.

40$ Tablet, $94 14″ Laptop, 360 cameras by First View

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 17, 2016

First View is an ODM partner for companies such as Intel and produces ODM designs for ARM processors as well. First View has tablet and convertible reference designs running on Mediatek and Allwinnner processors. First View designs run Remix OS. 7" designs are available for 40 USD MOQ. The 14" Intel notebook design sells for 94 USD MOQ. First view makes security terminals for education market, multi cam Cameras, and sensors for phones for heart and blood pressures.

Dino-Lite portable USB-powered digital microscopes

Posted by Charbax – December 2, 2016

Interview with Dino-Lite. Most of Dino-Lite’s models provide 10x-220x magnification with features such as measurement and adjustable polarizer. The license-free software makes it easy to take snapshots, record videos, manipulate images, save and email discoveries. For more information see http://dinolite.us/ Filmed at the IDTechEx Show! USA 2016 in Santa Clara California.

Movidius, computer vision for IoT, drones, smartphones, IP cameras and more to come

Posted by Charbax – November 23, 2016

Movidius provides machine vision technology, they released Myriad 2, they claim to be the industry’s first always-on vision processor. It delivers high-performance computational imaging and visual awareness in devices where every last drop of battery power counts, performing at under 1.2W of power means Myriad 2 can be deployed into tiny IoT devices such as smart cameras, drones and wearables, featuring a balance between programmable and hard wired elements, giving developers immediate access to its advanced vision processing core, while also allowing them to develop proprietary capabilities through the Myriad development platform. Movidius is being acquired by Intel, you can read more here. Movidius won the Best IoT Technology development award at IDTechEx USA 2016, you can read more here.

Intel RealSense 400 for self-driving cars, autonomous drones, Robots, for indoor and outdoor use

Posted by Charbax – November 17, 2016

Intel RealSense Camera 400 Series is their next-generation RealSense camera that offers improved accuracy with more than double the number of 3D points captured per second and more than double the operating range compared with Intel RealSense 300.

Moto Z, Projector, Camera, Speaker, Battery MotoMods

Posted by Charbax – November 15, 2016

Lenovo Motorola Moto Z is an amazing new Smartphone, with Greybus (watch the video that I filmed with Greg Kroah-Hartman on their Greybus development for Google's discontinued Project Ara) based data and hot-swappable power pogopin docking technology on an ultra-thin Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Smartphone design, with options to dock a TI DLP Pico Projector MotoMod, a Hasselblad True Zoom Photo/Video Camera, JBL SoundBoost Speaker and the Incipio offGRID Power Pack, all MotoMods that customizes and expands the functionalities of a Smartphone. An absolutely fascinating potential evolution for the Smartphone market, Motorola is developing a potentially amazing ecosystem for future-proof MotoMods that can turn your Smartphone into a Project, into a point-and-shoot quality Camera, into an amazingly loud Speaker and that can expand its battery life easily. All these MotoMods are magnetically locked onto the back of the Moto Z. Now Motorola is also releasing the Moto Mods Development Kit to enable third parties to develop new MotoMods for the Moto Z, for example I hope someone makes an ultra-thin E Ink Mobius (flexible, plastic and non-glass) display for the back-size of the smartphone, a Kent Displays CH-LCD based notes taking back case and a LapDock Laptop Dock to use the Moto Z to power the Ultra-thin Laptop dock and desktop dock. The functionalities of Moto Z can also expand through the TurboPower fast charging USB Type C which I have used with USB Type C to SD card adapter, for example to upload videos from my SD card to YouTube. The possibilities with the Moto Z ecosystem are very, very interesting. But for these to get the attention of the consumers worldwide, I think that Lenovo/Motorola needs to lower the price of the bundles to around $599 for the phone including the Projector MotoMod, $699 including Projector and E Ink MotoMod, $349 or $399 for the Moto Z by itself (instead of the current $699). $699 should also be a bundle to include an ultra-thin and ultra-light small bezel 13.3" Laptop Dock and Desktop Dock MotoMod and with the appropriate Remix OS like Android implementation through Android Nougat to support full Android Powered Productivity on the external display.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II

Posted by Charbax – November 12, 2016

Clare Harvey-May of Olympus UK shows the new Olympus E-M1 Mark2 camera, with 121 all cross-type On-chip Phase Detection focus points for fast and precise auto-focusing, 20.4M Live MOS sensor, TruePic VIII Image processor, Cinema 4K 24p at 237mbit/s, 4K 24/25/300 at 102mbit/s, Olympus engineered 5-axis Image Stabilization, all in 500 grams in the Micro Four Thirds format.