Dead Pixels Society podcast: Preserving photo memories with Glen Meakem of Forever.com News Opinion Podcasts 

Dead Pixels Society podcast: Preserving photo memories with Glen Meakem of Forever.com

Gary Pageau of the Dead Pixels Society talks with Glen Meakem, CEO and founder, Forever.com, the permanent cloud photo storage and sharing company. A serial entrepreneur, Meakem founded FreeMarkets Inc. in 1995, which was later sold for $500 million. He also formerly headed up a venture capital fund and was a former radio host based in Pittsburgh, Pa. For the... Read More
Hasselblad adds firmware update 1.2.0 for X1D II 50C and 907X medium format cameras Updates 

Hasselblad adds firmware update 1.2.0 for X1D II 50C and 907X medium format cameras

Hasselblad launched the Firmware Update 1.2.0 for both X1D II 50C and 907X Special Edition medium format cameras, in addition to Firmware Update 0.1.24 for the XCD 45P lens. Numerous features were added to the X1D II 50C and 907X Special Edition, including 2.7K/29.97 Video Recording, Focus Bracketing with all XCD lenses, Image Rating for simple image sorting and selection,... Read More
PRINTING United 2020 still on track for in-person event Events 

PRINTING United 2020 still on track for in-person event

Industry events far and wide have been canceled, postponed or shifted to a virtual format, due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. The PRINTING United Alliance, however, organizer of PRINTING United show, says plans are going forward. The event is still planned for the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on Oct. 21-23, 2020, with proper health and safety guidelines. “Key indicators... Read More
The Michaels Companies announces first quarter sales down 28% Earnings reports 

The Michaels Companies announces first quarter sales down 28%

The Michaels Companies, Inc. announced first-quarter next sales of $799 million, compared to $1.09 billion last year, a decline of 27.6%. The company had a first-quarter net loss $63.5 million, compared to $37.7 million net income in 2019. The 27% decline in sales was due to temporary store closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sales related to 11... Read More
B&H announces OPTIC 2020 online imaging conference Events News 

B&H announces OPTIC 2020 online imaging conference

B&H Photo and Video in partnership with Lindblad Expeditions announced a digital version of its OPTIC 2020, June 7 – 8. This year is the sixth year of OPTIC for wildlife, landscape, and travel photographers. The event will stream lectures and virtual attendees can submit to image critiques, participate in the OPTIC Challenge, attend a virtual trade show, and join... Read More
ShootProof names Tom McDermott as CFO People on the Move 

ShootProof names Tom McDermott as CFO

ShootProof announced the appointment of Tom McDermott as its CFO. McDermott brings financial and sales operational expertise with two decades of experience in software and payments, and proven executive leadership. “ShootProof is building a powerful, flexible ecosystem for photographers to create successful, sustainable businesses and it is an honor to help creative business owners achieve their dreams,” said McDermott. “This... Read More
PowerEgg X is a drone/camera powered by AI New Products 

PowerEgg X is a drone/camera powered by AI

PowerVision Robot Corp., debuted the PowerEgg X, a smart device that can be used as an autonomous personal AI camera, as a handheld three-axis AI camera, and as a high-performance drone. The PowerEgg X is equipped with a 4K/60fps HD camcorder with a three-axis gimbal, producing professional-quality video and stunning 24-megapixel images. The device features a fully modular design, allowing... Read More
Landa Digital Printing appoints Arik Gordon CEO People on the Move 

Landa Digital Printing appoints Arik Gordon CEO

Landa Digital Printing (LDP) announced the appointment of Arik Gordon as Chief Executive Officer. Landa Digital Printing (LDP), which was spun out of Landa Labs a decade ago, currently employs approximately 550 people, and has begun to penetrate the market with its innovative, game-changing Nanographic Printing® presses around the globe. Arik Gordon joins LDP after a successful and significant 18... Read More
New SD card specification promises up to 4 GB per second transfer News Updates 

New SD card specification promises up to 4 GB per second transfer

The SD Association announced the SD 8.0 Specification for SD Express memory cards receives even faster transfer speeds by using the PCI Express (PCI) 4.0 specification delivering a maximum of nearly 4 gigabytes per second (GB/s) data transfer rate. These full-sized cards continue to use the NVMe Express (NVMe) upper layer protocol enabling advanced memory access mechanism. SD Express memory cards... Read More
SLIK announces VARI CF-700 series carbon fiber tripods New Products 

SLIK announces VARI CF-700 series carbon fiber tripods

Kenko Tokina USA, Inc., distributor of SLIK tripods, announces VARI series carbon fiber tripod professional kits for hybrid still and video photographers. The new VARI series carbon fiber tripods introduce the tool-free rapid column exchange system to quickly convert from a traditional center column set-up to a flat plate for low angle work and a lighter package, to a video... Read More
Adorama presents #CreateNoMatterWhat creative challenge theme: Video Storytelling Events News 

Adorama presents #CreateNoMatterWhat creative challenge theme: Video Storytelling

Adorama, announced the second installment of the “Create No Matter What” challenge series with the help of filmmaker Renan Ozturk. The second contest of the series challenges creators to submit a 30-60 second video taking viewers on a journey and tells a story. Participants will be entered for a chance to win a Sony Alpha a7 III camera prize package worth over... Read More
IDC expects worldwide smartphone shipments to plummet 11.9% in 2020 Market research 

IDC expects worldwide smartphone shipments to plummet 11.9% in 2020

The worldwide smartphone market is forecast to decline 11.9% year over year in 2020 with shipments totaling 1.2 billion units, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. The forecast follows the largest year-over-year decline in history in the first quarter of 2020. Smartphone shipments are now expected to decline 18.2% in the first half of the year as the... Read More
PicsArt launches AI-powered music for Its photo/video app Updates 

PicsArt launches AI-powered music for Its photo/video app

PicsArt is integrating unique machine-generated audio compositions into its video editor on iOS, with plans to launch on Android later this year. Like a movie score composer, this effect helps determine the unique mood of a video, producing a soundtrack molded to fit. With this tool, PicsArt becomes the first editing app to integrate generative AI music, the company claimed.... Read More
Lexar announces professional CFexpress USB 3.1 reader New Products 

Lexar announces professional CFexpress USB 3.1 reader

Lexar announced the Lexar Professional CFexpress USB 3.1 Reader, with read speeds of up to 1050MB/s. This professional-level reader easily offloads a large number of high-quality images and RAW 4K video from your CFexpress Type B card. “We are proud to announce the Lexar Professional CFexpress USB 3.1 Reader, designed for professional videographers and photographers to get the max performance... Read More
SANDMARC launches motion variable filter for iPhone New Products 

SANDMARC launches motion variable filter for iPhone

SANDMARC, a brand specializing in photography gear for iPhone, DJI and GoPro cameras, launched a new filter system the company claims adapts the iPhone camera to any environment, adding versatile possibilities for content creators: Motion Variable Filter. Created with durability in mind, the Motion Variable ND Filter is engineered from a cinema glass, yielding true-to-life colors, accurately adjusting exposure and... Read More
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