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DJI Introduces A Smart Remote Controller With Built-In Display

By Canon Rumors | January 8, 2019 | Industry News

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, continues its tradition of making aerial technology accessible to everyone by introducing a powerful new remote controller for its drones at CES 2019. The Smart Controller features an ultra-bright display screen and controls optimized for DJI drones, allowing pilots to fly the newest drones without using a smartphone or tablet. DJI will also be exhibiting its full lineup of consumer drones and handheld imaging products at its booth at CES 2019, including the new Osmo Pocket stabilized camera, and will host exciting workshops, hands-on product demonstrations and more. Attendees can find DJI in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth #25602.

Smart Controller Expands Pilot Options

The DJI Smart Controller expands the ecosystem of accessories built around DJI’s industry leading drone technology. Using a crisp 5.5”screen built into the controller itself, the Smart Controller allows pilots to quickly get their drone in the air without the need to connect a mobile device. It can be paired with DJI’s newest drones including Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro[1] which use DJI’s OcuSync 2.0 video transmission system, displaying vivid images in Full HD resolution. Drone pilots can take advantage of its compact, highly portable design that has been optimized for use in direct sunlight. It features an ultra-bright display with an output of 1000 cd/m2, twice the brightness of standard smart phones. A customizable Android dashboard supports DJI GO 4, DJI Pilot[2], along with various third-party apps such as editing programs. The DJI GO 4 app also touts several new features including SkyTalk, that allows pilots to livestream the drone’s camera feed to social channels including Facebook, Instagram and WeChat so that anyone can experience the thrill of flying a drone. Another new feature is DJI GO-Share which easily transfers imagery from the Controller to your mobile device. The DJI Smart Controller brings a new level of reliability when flying, with 2.5 hours of battery life and the ability to operate in adverse temperatures as cold as -4° Fahrenheit and as hot as 104° Fahrenheit.

Price and Availability

The new Smart Controller will be available for purchase beginning January 8th, 2019 for the retail price of $649 USD. Combination packages of the Smart Controller with Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom will be available as well. Images of the Smart Controller can be found here, and detailed information can be found at www.dji.com/smart-controller.

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Canon to bring a new 4K camcorder to CES 2019

Canon to bring a new 4K camcorder to CES 2019

By Canon Rumors | January 7, 2019 | Canon Cinema EOS Rumors

UPDATE: Canon has officially announced the VIXIA HF G50 camcorder.

It appears Canon will announce the VIXIA HF G50 4K camcorder for CES 2019, which begins tomorrow. No word on the full specifications, but the announcement appears imminent.

We had assumed we’d also see the PowerShot G7 X Mark III announced for CES, but everything has been very quiet on the PowerShot front, so we’re not sure what’s going on there.

More to come…

Canon to partner with GoPro in some capacity? [CR0]

Canon to partner with GoPro in some capacity? [CR0]

By Canon Rumors | December 7, 2018 | Canon DSLR Rumors

Back in November, we were told by an unknown source that Canon and GoPro were working on a partnership, we dismissed it a viable rumor and didn’t bother posting about it on this site.

Other sites have started to post about a Canon & GoPro partnership. So we figured we’d also address it, as readers have already started emailing us about this.

The original source told us the following:

Canon will sign a cooperation deal with GoPro. They are interested in the digital image stabilisation and video capabilities of 4K without a crop. GoPro will profit by getting the Canon colour science and undisclosed other key technologies

Canon doesn’t seem to be a company that is much into these types of partnerships, and with GoPro being for sale, it seems like an acquisition Canon could make quite easily if there was a business case for it.

Stranger things have happened, but be mindful of the [CR0] rating on this one.

Off Brand: Sony 36mp full frame sensor capable of 4K at 480fps leaks

Off Brand: Sony 36mp full frame sensor capable of 4K at 480fps leaks

By Canon Rumors | December 1, 2018 | Industry News

It looks like Sony has no intention of resting on the laurels with sensor development. A leaked spec sheet seems to show a 36mp full frame sensor capable of shooting 480fps in 4K is coming soon. Might this be for a Sony A7S III camera body some time in 2019?

This spec sheet hasn’t been officially released by Sony as of yet, so there’s a slight possibility that it’s fake. Though we don’t think so.

The spec list is in the gallery below.

To prepare for future macOS releases, complete Final Cut Pro projects that contain legacy media.

To prepare for future macOS releases, complete Final Cut Pro projects that contain legacy media.

By Canon Rumors | November 21, 2018 | Third Party Software

In Final Cut Pro, you might see an alert that legacy media files won’t be compatible with future macOS releases.

Legacy media files are compatible with macOS Mojave, but they won’t be with future macOS releases. Legacy media can include footage recorded with cameras like Sony HDCAM-SR cameras, footage from GoPro cameras recorded in the CineForm format, video files in the Avid DNxHD/DNxHR format created with software, footage shot with many other older cameras, or files modified with older software.

While your Mac is running macOS High Sierra or macOS Mojave, follow the steps in this article to back up your Final Cut Pro libraries, and complete and update projects that contain legacy media.

To make sure media you create now will be compatible with future macOS releases, use cameras and media formats supported by Final Cut Pro.

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Canon introduces the world’s smallest and lightest native 4K laser LCOS projectors in their class

Canon introduces the world’s smallest and lightest native 4K laser LCOS projectors in their class

By Canon Rumors | November 13, 2018 | Canon Accessories

Additionally, Canon Introduces a New High-End 4K Zoom Lens, the RS-SL07RST

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 13, 2018 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced two new Canon Native 4K Laser LCOS Projectors – the REALiS 4K6020Z and 4K5020Z.  Compact and lightweight, both new projectors measure 18.8in (W) x 7.1in (H) x 21.4in (D) and weigh a mere 41.8 pounds, making both units the world’s smallest and lightest projectors in their class at less than half the weight of competing Native 4K laser projectors.[i]  In addition, both projectors offer peace of mind with an impressive Five-Year (or 12,000 Hours) Laser Limited Warranty[ii]. Canon is also adding to the company’s lineup of RS projector lenses with the introduction of the RS-SL07RST 4K Standard Zoom Lens. The RS-SL07RST projector lens is the seventh in the lineup and features Canon’s trademark red line around the barrel of the lens, signifying the highest level of Canon optical engineering and quality. All seven RS projector lenses are compatible with the two new projectors.

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Eat – Sleep – Create – Repeat: New Varieties Of Canon Printer Paper Provide Endless Options For Individualized Creativity

Eat – Sleep – Create – Repeat: New Varieties Of Canon Printer Paper Provide Endless Options For Individualized Creativity

By Canon Rumors | November 13, 2018 | Canon Accessories

Bringing DIY to the Fingertips of Consumers with New Photo Paper Options, Including Restickable and Magnetic Photo Paper

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 13, 2018 – Coco Chanel once said, “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different” and to encourage the spirit of originality, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today three new consumables for select PIXMA series printers. Restickable Photo Paper, Magnetic Photo Paper and Photo Paper Plus Glossy II 3.5 inches x 3.5 inches, provide a myriad of opportunities for users to create and decorate their personal space.

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DJI Unveils Mavic 2 Enterprise, The Powerful Everyday Tool For Professionals Ready To Put Drones To Work

DJI Unveils Mavic 2 Enterprise, The Powerful Everyday Tool For Professionals Ready To Put Drones To Work

By Canon Rumors | October 29, 2018 | Industry News

Mavic 2 Enterprise Brings Aerial Capabilities To Every Professional, With Zoom Imaging, Modular Accessories, Heightened Security Features And Airspace Protection

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today unveiled the Mavic 2 Enterprise, a portable drone with uniquely powerful features designed for businesses, governments, educators and other professionals who want a reliable everyday tool that helps them do their work better.

Engineered for businesses that seek to transform their operations with drone technology, the Mavic 2 Enterprise features an ultra-compact and foldable design with an array of advanced controls and accessories that extend users’ capabilities during critical operations like firefighting, emergency response, law enforcement, and infrastructure inspections.

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Industry News: Leica Camera Debuts the Leica M10-D

Industry News: Leica Camera Debuts the Leica M10-D

By Canon Rumors | October 24, 2018 | Industry News

The Camera with a Digital Heart and an Analog Soul

October 24, 2018 – Leica Camera transports the analog experience into the world of digital photography with the introduction of the Leica M10-D. The Leica M10-D combines the benefits of a digital M camera with an unprecedented approach to rediscovering the magic of an analog photographic experience, now augmented with mobile connectivity.

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Sigma Celebrates New Facility Opening in Burbank, California

Sigma Celebrates New Facility Opening in Burbank, California

By Canon Rumors | October 23, 2018 | Third Party Lenses

Places Sigma lenses plus unparalleled service and technical support in the heart of the TV & film production community

Burbank, CA – October 23, 2018 – Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessory manufacturer, is pleased to announce the opening of its brand new west coast showcase in Burbank, California. A modern space for its world-class products, services and support, visitors can experience first-hand the popular Sigma Cine and Global Vision lenses through product demonstrations, seminars and special events. “Having a physical presence in the greater Los Angeles area has long been a vision of ours. The new west coast Sigma center has been years in the making and to finally open it to the public is very exciting,”said Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma Corporation. “We are thrilled to be a part of this creative community, and we look forward to the new relationships Sigma will develop with filmmakers and cinematographers, right in their backyard.”

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