ImageRights expands copyright registration, adds new blockchain protections

Photo protection company ImageRights International, a Boston-based business with offices in Seattle and Berlin, has launched a new image copyright registration system that anyone can use, not just subscribers. The company offers both a Lightroom plugin and a website-based registration tool that streamlines registrations, including automatically checking for errors and filling in forms.

ImageRights’ new copyright registration option costs $100 on top of the US Copyright Office fee ($35 or higher). This is compared to ImageRights’ subscriber plans, which charge $69 for registering a single image and $89 for registering multiple images. On top of that, the company offers subscribers additional services such as assessing infringement claims, finding unauthorized uses of a registered photo, and more. But now you don’t need to subscribe to take advantage of their streamlined registration system.

In addition, ImageRights is taking a cue from Binded (formerly Blokai) by launching a Bitcoin blockchain record that uses the technology to save the ImageRights Deposit Copy Certificate of Warranty document it creates when someone uses its service to register a photo. Talking to PDN about this, ImageRights CEO Joe Naylor explained:

We make a hash of this [warranty] document and inscribe it into the Bitcoin Blockchain. This is a tool that helps us during an infringement settlement discussion when the other party questions whether or not an image was really covered by the USCO registration certificate that we say it is. We can show them the warranty where they can now see a visual representation of the image (the thumbnail) associated with the USCO Registration number. And to help prove that we didn’t just fabricate the document when they challenged us, we can show that from the blockchain inscription records that this document existed at → continue…

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(SR5) Follow live: Sony announcement at 10am New York time!

By SonyAlpha Admin

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New and Improved DJI Mavic Pro Platinum Announced

By Fabian Chaundy

DJI Mavic Pro Platinum

DJI has announced a few updates to some of the drones in its prosumer tier, including the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum.

DJI has made a number of small announcements at the IFA 2017 consumer electronics exhibition in Berlin, all of which revolve around lower three tiers in their line-up of drones.

DJI Mavic Pro Platinum

Perhaps the most significant of these announcements the new premium version of their popular entry-level compact drone. The DJI Mavic Pro Platinum features a couple of nice improvements over the standard Mavic Pro, the first of which is an 11% boost in battery life, bringing up to 30 mins.

This premium version of the Mavic also features new speed controllers which, in addition to the new 8331 propellers, contribute to up to 60% noise power reduction of up to 4db. This noise reduction will work across all of the Mavic’s flight modes, and the new propellers will also be compatible with the regular version of the Mavic Pro.

This new version features a platinum-coloured shell, and will go for $1,099, or $100 over the standard Mavic Pro. Pre-ordering is available from the links below.

DJI Spark’s Sphere Mode and DJI Phantom Pro Obsidian

The tiny DJI Spark also got a new feature. The new Sphere Mode is a variation of the Photo Panoramic mode that allows users to take a fisheye panoramic image. This new function, which adds to the various improvements that the Spark received recently, requires updating the DJI GO 4 app as well as the drone’s firmware itself.

DJI Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian

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DJI Unveils Upgraded Models of Two Most Popular Drones

By Randall Esulto

DJI announced two new additions to its drone fleet today.

DJI, the world’s largest drone manufacturer, announced the release of the two newest drones to join its lineup today, building on the current most popular models. The Mavic Pro Platinum and Phantom 4 Obisidian, as well as a new “sphere mode” operational feature for the DJI Spark, were revealed at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.

Mavic Pro Platinum

The newest member of the Mavic family, the Mavic Pro Platinum, is an upgraded version of DJI’s popular small-form-factor drone, the DJI Mavic Pro. The Mavic Pro Platinum has received an upgrade promising operation that’s up to 4db quieter than the previous model and flight times of up to 30 minutes. 4db is quite a big reduction that would make the Mavic Pro Platinum about 60% less noisy than the Mavic Pro.

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PODCAST: An Interview With Lift-Off Film Festival Founder Ben Pohlman

By Noam Kroll

As one of the founders of The Lift Off Global Network of Film Festivals, Ben Pohlman has made it his mission to not only program groundbreaking films at his festivals, but also to help filmmakers thrive in the commercial marketplace and flourish in their careers.

Over the course of this hour long interview, Ben draws from his unique background as a festival founder to de-mystify the jury selection process and give filmmakers a realistic view of what it takes to get accepted. He also sheds light on many other critical topics including: The odds of getting into a festival, optimal runtimes for shorts & feature films, the main reasons why films get rejected, what happens after you’re accepted, and much much more.

Originally launched in England in 2011, Lift-Off is now in ten cities across the globe including: Los Angeles, London, Paris, Berlin, Manchester, Tokyo, New York, Vancouver, Amsterdam, & Sydney. The festival network has grown rapidly as it’s support of true independent film and emphasis on finding representation and global audiences for it’s alumni.

Episode 21: An Interview With Lift-Off Film Festival Founder Ben Pohlman

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DJI releases Mavic Pro Platinum with better battery life and quieter flight

Like everybody else today, DJI took advantage of IFA in Berlin to announce a few new products. In addition to an ‘Obsidian’ version of the Phantom 4 Pro and a new shooting mode for the DJI Spark, DJI revealed the Mavic Pro Platinum: a longer-lasting, quieter version of the popular foldable DJI Mavic Pro.

In DJI’s own words, the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum “takes all of the advanced features of the Mavic Pro which revolutionized personal flight and builds on them.” The drone is targeted at travelers, amateur photographers and outdoor sports enthusiasts who want a little bit more performance than the original Mavic can offer.

To that end, the new Platinum version improves the battery by 11% for a total per-charge flight time of 30 minutes. It also decreases flying noise by a whopping 60% (4 Decibels), making it a little easier to remain inconspicuous while capturing aerial footage. Plus it looks a bit ‘fancier’ than the original too:

To learn more about this drone, click here. And if you’re already interested enough to buy, the drone is available to pre-order on the DJI website for $1,100.

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LG’s V30 Smartphone Promises ‘Whole New Video Experience’ With Native LOG Mode and Manual Shutter Speed

By Randall Esulto

LG’s new flagship V30 might have the most advanced camera features on the market.

LG released its new flagship V30 smartphone at the IFA consumer trade show in Berlin, and the camera system boasts some of the most advanced features that we’ve seen for shooting video from a phone.

Camera Upgrade

The dual-camera system on LG’s V30 promises more control, higher dynamic range, fast lenses, better low-light performance, and a new zoom system that isn’t confined to only zooming into the center of your frame. In addition, LG has built in more control over the look of your images by including 15 new color presets. But the most impressive feature—if you want unheard of control over color from your smartphone video—is the addition of Cine Log which allows you to save a LUT and grade your footage in NLE software like Premiere.

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