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Fujifilm announces big firmware update for GFX System Updates 

Fujifilm announces big firmware update for GFX System

FUJIFILM North America Corp. announced the availability of an important firmware update for the GFX System, providing additional capabilities to each GFX System digital camera for photography and for videography, including 4K RAW video support for the FUJIFILM GFX100. For Video: Firmware Update Supports GFX 100 4K 16:9 RAW video output via HDMI This new firmware update will allow the... Read More
SIGMA releases firmware ver. 2.00 update for SIGMA fp Updates 

SIGMA releases firmware ver. 2.00 update for SIGMA fp

Sigma Corp. of America announced SIGMA fp firmware ver. 2.00, the first major update that widely expands the functionality of the camera. The new functions and capabilities include: Cinemagraph creation and playback CinemaDNG footage playback Still capture during live view and movie shooting in Cine mode Still image capture from movie files (CinemaDNG, MOV) shot with the SIGMA fp HDR in... Read More
Panasonic adds streaming capability to LUMIX software Updates 

Panasonic adds streaming capability to LUMIX software

Panasonic Consumer Electronics Co. has jumped on the trend for still camera makers to add streaming capability to their lines, following the actions of Canon and Fujifilm. Panasonic released “LUMIX Streaming (Beta)” June 7, 2020; this is a Windows beta software program derived from the current “LUMIX Tether (Ver.1.7)” with an additional display option for situations where this software can be... Read More
Industry notes for the week of June 6 Events News Updates 

Industry notes for the week of June 6

CameraPro hunting for retail acquisitions Independent Brisbane retailer, CameraPro, has plans to expand its operations and is on the hunt for specialist photo retailer acquisition opportunities, via Inside Imaging. Photo specialty stores respond to harrowing weeks with trepidation and confidence Digital Imaging Reporter provided a roundup of how U.S. camera stores are coping with post-COVID-19 environment and the on-going civil unrest.... 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
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
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
Industry Notes for the week of May 29 Updates 

Industry Notes for the week of May 29

Industry notes Expert: Kodak could face second bankruptcy, via WHAM-TV Without last year’s reorganization, Kodak’s CEO believes the company would not have survived the COVID-19 pandemic, according to WHAM-TV. But financial expert George Conboy of Brighton Securities says, without a change in course in the company’s future, Kodak could face serious consequences – even potential second bankruptcy. Battle-hardened specialists trade on,... Read More
Shutterfly adds PPE products, donates $750,000 to COVID-19 affected communities New Products News Updates 

Shutterfly adds PPE products, donates $750,000 to COVID-19 affected communities

Shutterfly Inc. announced the company, via its Shutterfly for Good platform, has donated more than $750,000 to organizations nationwide that are helping communities most in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shutterfly has donated $495,000 to multiple organizations such as those supporting the manufacturing and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE), food-related charities, healthcare and more via its partnership with The... Read More
Fujifilm software adds webcam features to X Series, GFX System cameras Updates 

Fujifilm software adds webcam features to X Series, GFX System cameras

Fujifilm Corp. announced Fujfilm X Webcam software for Windows that turns select X Series and GFX System digital cameras into webcams. This will help cater for the growing need for web-conferencing products, the company says. The software, after connecting the camera to the computer via USB cable, offers web conferencing in high quality, as well as using advanced camera functions... Read More
Industry Notes for the week of May 16 Earnings reports People on the Move SDKs and APIs Updates 

Industry Notes for the week of May 16

Industry Notes for the week of May 16 Chatbooks suffers security breach; no user cards compromised Nate Quigley, CEO of Chatbooks, advised users the company had a security breach March 26. No credit card information was compromised, but users are requested to change their passwords. Minilab Evolution: Smaller, Faster and Better A round up the leading photo print system providers, by... Read More
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