News of the Day – 1st July 2019

It’s a brand new financial year, but the video news does not stop to celebrate. Here’s what is happening…

Panasonic releases LUMIX camera firmware update for LUMIX S1R, S1, GH5, GH5S, G9, G95, G85 and GX9

Panasonic has announced the availability of firmware that will further enhance the performance of its innovative LUMIX digital single lens mirrorless camera line-up – including the LUMIX S1R and S1 full-frame models; and key cameras in the popular G Series range.

The firmware will be available for download at the LUMIX Global Customer Support website at 11:00am AEST on 9 July, 2019.

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Duplitech Relies on Cintel Scanner 2 for HDR Film Scanning

Blackmagic Design today announced that Duplitech, one of L.A.’s most respected independent media service labs, is using a host of Blackmagic Design gear, including Cintel Scanner 2 for high dynamic range (HDR) film scanning. Duplitech found that Cintel Scanner 2 performs exceptionally well on 16mm film, having recently worked with the element while onboarding the “Blondie” television series from the 1950s.

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All About Storytelling

Storytelling is in our blood. Visual storytelling ignites our souls. “A picture is worth a thousand words” has become a cliché for good reason. This guide discusses the basic visual rules to consider in order to bring the excitement to life in your video storytelling.

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Scruples and the Camera

As makers of media who are often carrying cameras, an ethical predicament that we need to be prepared to address is this: In the midst of a tragic event or circumstance, what is the responsibility of the videographer? Do you keep recording to document the event or put down the camera and intervene? Which action has a greater impact in inspiring action and change

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Gucci Jumps Feetfirst Into AR With Augmented Shoe Shopping Experience

Gucci AR lets you try on outrageously expensive shoes for free. Gucci is jumping into AR feetfirst with a new app that lets you try on shoes from their signature Ace lineup by superimposing AR models of the expensive kicks over your feet, so you can see how you look flexin’ a pair of Gucci’s Ace GG terry cloth sneakers, which—by the way—cost $650.

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