Kodak Super 8 camera footage showcased in newly published sample reel

During CES 2016, Kodak announced plans to resurrect its Super 8 format via the launch of a new Kodak Super 8 camera, one that will blend analog and digital technologies. Following that announcement was a hands-on look at the new Super 8 camera during CES 2017, but an actual product launch is still forthcoming. Getting us closer to that point is Kodak’s latest update on the project: it’s showcasing footage recorded with the Super 8 camera during CES 2018.

The new Kodak Super 8 camera is a hybrid of sorts, pairing a 3.5″ LCD “viewfinder” with an 8mm film cartridge for a simultaneous digital and analog experience. A control wheel is paired with the display for controlling the camera in lieu of touchscreen functionality or manual controls. This is joined by a Ricoh 6mm F1.2 prime lens and C-mount compatible with additional lenses.

True to its hybrid nature, the new Kodak Super 8 camera also features an integrated SD card slot; audio is recorded to the media card, whereas the film cartridge is mailed to Kodak after recording is finished. After developing the film, Kodak mails it back to the customer, and also uploads the content to the cloud where the customer can download a digitized version.

As noted by Cinema5D, Kodak also released a podcast about a month ago with an update on the Super 8 project. A firm launch date and price haven’t yet been provided, but the Kodak Super 8 camera is expected to launch this year at a price between $2,500 and $3,000 USD.

Via: Cinema5D

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Canon Was Quiet at CES 2018, Expect More Noise Next Month Ahead of CP+

By Canon Rumors We sent this information out last Friday in our newsletter with some hopes of further confirming the following information. We know a couple of additional things that we cannot publish at this time. Canon was the quietest it has ever been at CES if my memory services me correctly. Though they did show some neat … → continue…

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It’s Alive! First Footage From Kodak’s Super 8 Camera Released

By Graham Sheldon

The Kodak Super 8 Camera hasn’t had a speedy entry to the market, but the new footage released at CES 2018 looks very, very promising. Check out the footage and a podcast update on the camera below:

We first found out about Kodak’s Super 8 Camera dreams back at CES 2016, and I was beginning to wonder if the camera might not see the light of day. However, at CES 2018 Kodak is showing footage from the camera and I can safely say that I am again hyped about the possibilities this camera presents. Film stock has had a rough go over the past few decades, but with the help of a few legendary Hollywood directors and some unique business pivots, Kodak seems to be steadily turning things around.

Check out Kodak’s new Super 8 Camera Reel below:

What excites me the most about this camera is the ease of use. It really does feel on the surface like the camera that will re-introduce shooting on Super 8 film to a whole new generation of DSLR filmmakers and V-loggers. Once you’ve shot out your roll of film, you can send the footage to Kodak and technicians upload your digital files to the Kodak Darkroom website. From there, you are free to download and import footage into the NLE of your choice.

Beyond its fun retro design, the camera features a 3.5 inch LCD, variable speeds and a C mount. C-mount lenses are generally affordable and I encourage you to check out e-Bay for a long list of vintage C-mount lenses under $100.

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Is Kodak Coin a Scam?

By Canon Rumors Kodak Coin was announced to much confusion last week at CES. Beyond they coin, they also announced a mining computer, that most discarded as a complete scam, as it didn’t take into account the average of a 15% decline in revenue per month while mining bitcoin. The initial coin offering for Kodak Coin is January … → continue…

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Canon Concept Cameras Brought to CES 2018

By Canon Rumors Canon didn’t announce any consumer cameras at CES 2018 this year, but they did bring a couple of concept cameras that did impress the folks at The Verge. The first camera is a small brick shaped device with a flip out lightning port that would allow it to be attached to an iPhone. You could … → continue…

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Kodak didn’t get into cryptocurrency and bitcoin mining, “Kodak” did

Kodak’s CES announcements tell an interesting tale of the power of brands, and what happens to those brands when you start licensing them to other companies.

A lot of people still have positive associations with the Kodak brand and its iconic logos, but it’s worth clearing something up, especially in light of all the cryptocurrency madness that Kodak unleashed at CES: not everything with the Kodak name on it has much connection to a bunch of clever people in Rochester New York.

The parent company, Eastman Kodak, left the consumer photography business in 2012 following court-overseen ‘Chapter 11′ restructuring. Its remaining consumer photo businesses were sold to Kodak Alaris, which continues to sell photo film and printing kiosks.

So it’s worth keeping your fond memories of that company at arms length when you read about its apparent embrace of the blockchain.

The “Kodak” KashMiner, yours to rent for just $3,400 and a two year contract.

At CES this year ‘Kodak’ announced both blockchain-based IP protection and cryptocurrency projects, and a scheme that apparently lets you buy a Bitcoin-mining farm for them. However, the KodakOne project appears to be as much a rebranding of an existing project called RYDE as it does a “partnership between Kodak and [RYDE owner] Wenn Media”. Meanwhile, the Kodak KashMiner scheme, which lets you rent the hardware to mine the more famous Bitcoin cryptocurrency appears to be entirely separate: essentially an unconventional investment scheme using industry-standard hardware with the Kodak logo stuck on the side so that there’s something to show at CES.

Essentially, these look a lot like Kodak licensing its name to other companies in much the same way as the current holders of the Polaroid, Rollei and Vivitar names accept fees → continue…

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Kodak Scanza is a portable, budget film scanner that turns negatives into JPEGs

Kodak has launched a new budget scanner that digitizes film and slides. The scanner, called the Kodak Scanza, is compact at just 12cm x 12.7cm (4.7in x 5in), and features: a 3.5-inch color screen, an integrated SD card slot for saving scanned content, adapter trays for different types of film, and an HDMI port for viewing scanned content directly on an external display.

Kodak Scanza, which was introduced at CES 2018, supports 35mm, 110, Super 8, and 8mm film negatives and slides via inserts and adapters. Content is scanned as 14MP JPEGs, though users can enlarge the resolution up to 22MP.

The integrated screen, which is hinged for tilting, provides access to pre-scanning options, such as exposure and color adjustments.

Both Windows and macOS are supported out-of-the-box, and scanned content can either be saved to a compute, or directly to an SD card inserted into the scanner’s built-in card reader. Kodak Scanza will be available to purchase from Amazon for $170 USD. Availability and pricing in other regions is unclear at this time.

To learn more about the scanner, visit the Kodak Scanza landing page.

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How to ensure plenty of 8K content: use AI to upscale it

By noreply@redsharknews.com (Adrian Pennington)

Uprezzing is going to be a crucial part of plugging the 8K content gap

AI was a big theme of CES this year, with Samsung’s use of it to power the upscaling of lower res content to drive its new 8K screens particularly impressive.

  • Samsung
  • 8K
  • AI
  • Content Gap
  • Upscaling
  • voice recognition

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    AT&T won’t sell the Huawei Mate 10 in the US over political concerns

    Chinese device manufacturer Huawei was widely expected to announce its first distribution partnership for a flagship smartphone in the US with carrier AT&T at CES this week. However, the carrier pulled out of the agreement at the last minute for reasons that are not entirely clear, though there is some interesting speculation.

    According to a report by the New York Times, it appears Huawei’s strong ties with the Chinese government and a fear of espionage have played an important role in the decision. This means that Huawei yet again won’t have an opportunity to compete eye-to-eye with its main rivals Apple and Samsung in the US, as its flagship device Mate 10 Pro will only be available to buy online, through retailers such as Amazon or Best Buy.

    If you live in the US and are not so concerned about Chinese espionage, the Mate 10 Pro is definitely worth a closer look. With a 6-inch 18:9 OLED screen, Kirin 970 processor, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and its Leica-branded 12MP dual camera setup, it’s firmly placed in the high-end bracket of the market. That’s a lot smartphone for the $800 retail price.

    Oh, and its camera is also one of the best among the current crop of flagship phones.

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    Autel unveils the EVO drone, a serious competitor for the DJI Mavic Pro

    Autel Robotics released something pretty exciting at CES this week, although it’s stayed (ironically enough) somewhat under the radar so far. Meet the EVO: a folding, portable drone that looks like it could be the first serious competitor for DJI’s extremely popular Mavic Pro.

    When DJI first introduced the Mavic Pro—and later bumped up the battery live with the Mavic Pro Platinum—the company liked to say it had “revolutionized personal flight.” The thing is, DJI kind of had a point: the Mavic Pro was both extremely portable and extremely capable, opening up the joys of droning to a whole new range of potential consumers.

    But with the debut of the Autel EVO, DJI might want to watch its back.

    At first, the EVO seems like an almost shot-for-shot remake of the DJI Mavic Pro Platinum. The folding drone looks very similar, both sport a 3-axis gimbal, both boast intelligent flight modes and obstacle avoidance, they both offer 30 minutes of flight time, and both feature a max operating distance of 4.2 miles (7 km).

    Where the EVO manages to rise above (see what I did there…) the Mavic Pro Platinum is exactly where it counts: in the camera and remote control department.

    The stabilized camera can shoot at 4K/60p (DJI maxes out at 4K/30p) and the remote comes with a built-in 3.3 inch OLED screen that gives you a live feed at up to 720p—no need to plug your phone into your drone’s remote controller. Finally, the EVO also maxes out at a speed of 20 meters per second (44 miles per hour), which is just a hair faster than the Mavic Pro can handle.

    Unfortunately, Autel isn’t quite ready to commit to a specific release date for the EVO, but they did → continue…

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    LaCie DJI Copilot – Backup on Location Without Laptop

    By Jakub Han

    LaCie’s new portable rugged drive features a display, built-in battery, 2TB of space and variety of connectors. LaCie DJI Copilot does not need a computer to backup data directly on location.

    Announced during CES 2018, the LaCie DJI Copilot HDD does not sport the usual orange silver design known from their older products. The new drive is all grey and a bit smarter. It is designed to backup data by itself without being connected to a computer. There is a large black and white display on top of the drive which allows for file transfer management and a built-in battery which can even provide power for other devices. The connectivity is provided through USB-C, full-size USB port and an SD card slot.

    LaCie DJI Copilot with all accesories

    The LaCie DJI Copilot includes an integrated cable to connect any smartphone or tablet to the drive. The enclosed cables are USB-C, microUSB or Lightning type to ensure all smartphones are supported. With connected device it is possible to manage file transfers or preview photos and videos through an accompanying app. The idea behind a cable connection instead of a wireless one is to enable faster and more reliable footage preview on a smartphone or tablet screen.

    The display on top side of the drive should be as rugged and resilient as the rest of the drive – the whole device is splash-, dust- and drop-resistant. The battery should be able to last long enough to backup around 30 hours of 4K footage. Drive itself is a standard spinning drive and comes only in one size – 2TB. The LaCie DJI Copilot backup drive will be available in spring 2018 and its expected price is $349.

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    Kodak unveiled its own bitcoin miner at CES, will let you rent it for $3,400 for two years

    If you thought Kodak news couldn’t get any stranger following the company’s debut of a “photo-centric cryptocurrency” called KODAKCoin earlier this week… you were wrong. In a further attempt to cash in on the cryptocurrency mania currently spreading across the world, Kodak has debuted its own bitcoin mining machine at CES.

    The bitcoin miner is called the Kodak KashMiner, and you can rent it for just $3,400 and a share the profits you make mining bitcoin for the next 2 years.

    We’ll give you a moment to let the absurdity of those last few sentences soak in before we attempt to put this madness in context.

    Ready to move on? Okay.

    First of all, here is the Kodak KashMiner in the flesh at CES 2018:

    🎶 Ohh, I’m gonna getcha with the Kodak KashMiner 🎶 pic.twitter.com/IX5zy5vtCf

    — Jeremi M Gosney (@jmgosney) January 10, 2018

    For those ppl asking about the actual #KodakMiner for @Kodak at #CES they had it out day 1. It appears to be a 1gen Bitmain S9. Does 11/th pic.twitter.com/76vIx5yO4Z

    — Angry Albert (@Angry_Albert) January 10, 2018

    The deal, according to the pictures of Kodak’s pamphlet about the KashMiner, is that you can rent the machine on a 2-year contract for $3,400. From there, contends Kodak—who clearly know their stuff, having been publically interested in cryptocurrency for a full 48 hours now—you will earn approximately $750 per month, half of which you get to keep while the other half goes to a company called Spotlite Energy Systems in California.

    At that rate ($375 per month), you’ll make $9,000 in 24 months, or approximately $5,600 in profit.

    There’s just one problem with that line of thinking. Okay, actually, there are a few, as many people with actual cryptocurrency → continue…

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    Yuneec’s new Typhoon H Plus drone boasts a 1-inch sensor camera that shoots 4K 60p

    Hong Kong drone manufacturer Yuneec has announced three new drones at CES, including an update to the popular Typhoon H that boasts a bigger sensor with more resolution and the ability to shoot 4K at 60fps.

    The company is also preparing to move into the fixed-wing category with its Firebird FPV, and take on the racing drone sector with the compact HD Racer.

    Yuneec Typhoon H Plus

    The Typhon H Plus now uses a 1-inch, 20MP sensor along with a wide aperture lens that results in better low light performance. The company doesn’t specify what the aperture is, but it does say that the lens has a focal length equivalent to that of a 23mm lens on a full frame body. The ISO range runs from 100 to 6400, and shutter speeds of between 4-1/8000sec are possible.

    The drone has a flight time of up to 25 minutes and can reach speeds of 13.5 meters per second (just over 30 miles per hour). With six large rotors the hexcopter provides stable flight in winds of up to 30mph, while a new design sees the machine producing 40% less noise.

    Yuneec Firebird FPV

    For a completely different experience, the fixed-wing Firebird FPV, “enables the user to fly just as if they were in the cockpit of a real airplane.”

    The airplane has a 13MP-sensor camera and can also shoot 4K video. It uses a ‘short-latency’ digital video link to stream footage back to Earth in high-definition. The craft is simple to fly and, according to Yuneec, can remain in the air for up to 30 minutes on a single charge.

    Yuneec HD Racer

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    Kodak rides the blockchain hype wave

    By noreply@redsharknews.com (Andy Stout)

    These images may soon see faster payments via blockchain

    Eastman Kodak is a name often associated with old technology, but its CES announcement that the 130 year-old company is developing its own cryptocurrency, the KodakCoin, is extremely 2018 in both good and bad ways.

    • Kodak
    • Blockchain
    • bitcoin
    • cryptocurrency
    • DRM

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      Back up like a Boss – Meet LaCie’s 2TB DJI Copilot BOSS USB 3.1 Type-C External Hard Drive

      By Matthew Allard ACS

      LaCie’s 2TB DJI Copilot BOSS USB 3.1 Type-C External Hard Drive was announced at CES 2018. Designed specifically with videographers, photographers and drone owners in mind, this latest offering from…

      The post Back up like a Boss – Meet LaCie’s 2TB DJI Copilot BOSS USB 3.1 Type-C External Hard Drive appeared first on Newsshooter.

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