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What a Full Frame Canon Mirrorless Needs To Have To Be Successful

What a Full Frame Canon Mirrorless Needs To Have To Be Successful

By Canon Rumors | January 22, 2018

Beyond Canon’s stellar brand loyalty and brand power, there are a few things that a full frame Canon mirrorless absolutely needs to be successful. Fstoppers posted an article today outlining what they think it needs, and it pretty much mirrors (doh) what I’ve been saying for the last year or so. A native EF mount Read more…

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Photoshop Releases Version 19.1 With Selections Improvements, Advanced Support for Windows High-Density Monitors and More

Photoshop Releases Version 19.1 With Selections Improvements, Advanced Support for Windows High-Density Monitors and More

By Canon Rumors | January 23, 2018 | Third Party Software

Today we are excited to announce the release of Photoshop 19.1, with improvements for customers on both Mac and Windows.

Hereis a quick list of all the new features. Read about the complete release below or scroll to your favorite parts:

  • Select Subject
  • Select and Mask Improvements
  • BetterSVG Compatibility with Adobe XD
  • Support for Microsoft High-Density Monitors and Improved Dial Support

Windows High-Density Monitor Support

With this release, Photoshop on Windows 10 Creator’s Edition now offers a full range of choices for UI scale factors from 100% through 400%, in 25% increments.

This means that the Photoshop user interface will look crisp, beautiful, and the right size no matter the density of your monitor. Photoshop will now automatically adjust itself based on your Windows settings, making it simple to set up. Read more at Adobe

Patent: Organic Image Sensor Ideas

Patent: Organic Image Sensor Ideas

By Canon Rumors | January 22, 2018 | Canon Patents

Canon continues to provide R&D resources into organic image sensors. Panasonic and Fujifilm are also putting resources into this technology and may actually be ahead of Canon with working examples of organic sensors.

Canon News breaks down Japan Patent Application 2018-011037:

This patent application deals with the thermal noise at the time of reset, and when that is improves has the effect of improving dynamic range by increasing the efficiency of conversion.

Organic sensors could very well be the “next big thing” to hit ILC’s as most our cameras have entered into diminishing returns for improvements.

The good news with all of these new sensor patent applications is I’m actually starting to understand them. My culinary background hasn’t been a great tool in that regard.

Patent: Stacked Sensor Patents Continue to Stack Up

Patent: Stacked Sensor Patents Continue to Stack Up

By Canon Rumors | January 22, 2018 | Canon Patents

Canon continues to apply for patents for stacked sensors. With the number that we’ve seen over the last few months, I think it’s safe to say something is coming in the not-so-distant-future.

Canon News breaks down Japan Patent Application 2018-7000:

This patent revolves around having the ADC on the second underneath layer and only the photodiodes on the top layer and eleviating cross talk between pixels.  The underside layer is much larger than the sensor layer, whcih my assumption is that this lessons noise, heat and interferance between layers.

Stacked sensors can offer both dynamic range and noise benefits if done well, and also processing speed improvements.  They can also offer other benefits such as global shutter and high speed video applications.

Canon News breaks down Japan Patent Application 2018-7101:

We have also discovered another stacked sensor patent application….. which deals with reducing the power consumption by a stacked sensor design.

As you can imagine, the more you stuff on the stacked sensor, the more power it consumes.  Power is changed to waste heat.  Heat is bad.  Bad makes for bad sensors. :)

When we’ll see this sort of sensor appear in a Canon product is a mystery, but I think more obvious innovation in sensors is coming from Canon.

Just a heads up, we’ve created a Patent Board on the forum. Why I didn’t do this eons ago is a mystery.

Sundance 2018 Infographic: What Was the Most Popular Gear Used for the Films?

Sundance 2018 Infographic: What Was the Most Popular Gear Used for the Films?

By Canon Rumors | January 22, 2018 | Cinema EOS News

NoFilmSchool made a great infographic showing what camera brands and lenses were used the most for the 2018 Sundance films.

Canon fared very well, and it looks like their considerable investment in the Cinema EOS series is paying off.

Camera Brand

  • Arri: 90
  • Canon: 37
  • Sony: 28

Most Popular Camera:  Arri Alexa

Lens Brand

  • Canon – 46
  • Cooke – 24
  • Panavision 16

Most Popular Lens: Canon EF

infographic credit // NoFilmSchool // Click to visit NoFilmSchool

 

Leaked: DJI Mavic Air, Official Announcement January 23, 2018

Leaked: DJI Mavic Air, Official Announcement January 23, 2018

By Canon Rumors | January 22, 2018 | Third Party Cameras

DroneDJ has leaked images of the DJI Mavic Air which will be announced officially tomorrow.

DJI Mavic Air Rumored Specifications:

  • A 32-megapixel camera with panorama mode
  • 1/2.3 CMOS sensor and new ISP (Image Signal Processor)
  • 4K video spec @ 60fps
  • 3-way gimbal (upgrade from 2-way on Spark)
  • Four foldable legs like the current Mavic Pro
  • Obstacle-avoidance sensors in the front, bottom, and back
  • Equipped with a VPS – Visual Positioning System for better control, hovering and indoor flying
  • Gesture control
  • 21-minute flight time
  • It will be available in different matte colors: white, black and red we’ve seen so far
  • Compatible with DJI Goggles