Edelkrone Controller

Edelkrone has announced a Controller that can be used to remotely operate and adjust all motorized Edelkrone sliders, jibs, heads, and dollies. The Controller has a range of 25 m (82 ft) and a 4.5-hour battery life (continual use). It runs off two AAA batteries. What can it do? You can use the navigation pad … Continued

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MY RØDE CAST Competition

The annual podcasting competition that was launched in 2019 is back for another year with even more prizes up for grabs. To go in the running, podcasters are invited to submit an original podcast, 1-2 minutes in length. This can be on any topic and in any style – a condensed version of an existing … Continued

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Save $1700 on the Flanders Scientific BM090 9″ HD Reference Monitor

The Flanders Scientific BM090 9″ HD Reference Monitor is more than 50% off for a limited time. Currently, you can purchase it for $1,595 USD. The usual retail price is $3,295 USD. That is a saving of $1700 USD. The BM090 9″ HD Reference Monitor s a lightweight color-critical full HD resolution (1920×1080) 9″ Multi-Format … Continued

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Can You Photograph the Milky Way With Just a Phone?

Can You Photograph the Milky Way With Just a Phone?

Astrophotography is a genre that requires some of the most extreme and specialized gear. At the same time, though, photographic technology has made some remarkable leaps in the last few years, with some of that technology making its way into smartphones. Can you photograph the night sky with just a phone? This great video shows what you can accomplish.

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How to Get Lots of Looks Out of Just One Lighting Setup

How to Get Lots of Looks Out of Just One Lighting Setup

Artificial lighting can open up a wide world of creative possibilities and looks not possible with just natural light, but it can also be a bit tedious to work with when you have to set up more complex designs. So, why not maximize the number of looks you can get out of one lighting setup? This excellent video will show you how to get lots of different shots without changing the setup.

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Sundance is Giving You Free Access to Its Entire Library of Online Master Classes

Times are tough right now, but the Sundance Institute is showing up for creatives in a big way.

Over a month ago, the Sundance Institute issued its response to how it will weather the COVID-19 pandemic, establishing a plan that seeks to support filmmakers through coalition-building, financial assistance, and distance learning through its new digital platform Sundance Co//ab.

But Sundance is taking things a step further by announcing that it’s giving filmmakers access to its entire library of Master Classes and webinars on Sundance Co//ab entirely for free.

Previously priced at $75, these recordings feature leading creators offering insight into many different aspects of the film industry, from financing to artistic activism. And you get it all from the safety and comfort of your own home.

Here are a few particularly exciting offerings from Sundance Co//ab:

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The Wealth of Beautiful Subjects in the Forest

The Wealth of Beautiful Subjects in the Forest

Landscape photography is a vast genre with a wide range of different subjects and creative avenues you can pursue. This fantastic video shows the often overlooked and beautiful subjects you can find in the forest during the springtime.

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More Canon Mirrorless Cameras Are Coming in 2021

More Canon Mirrorless Cameras Are Coming in 2021

After getting off to a somewhat middle-of-the-road start with the EOS R and EOS RP, Canon blew the doors off the photography industry with the upcoming R5, which has jaw-dropping specs across the board. Not content to stop there, the company will likely be releasing two more mirrorless bodies in 2021.

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One Port to Rule Them All: USB 4 Will Support 80Gbps DisplayPort 2.0 Standard

VESA has announced that USB 4 is going to be even more versatile that we thought. Thanks to the new “DisplayPort Alt Mode 2.0” spec, USB 4 will be able to fully support the DisplayPort 2.0 standard, allowing it to power up to three 10K monitors at the same time, or one 16K monitor, at 60Hz.

In case you missed the announcement last July, the DisplayPort 2.0 standard uses Thunderbolt 3 technology and a USB Type-C connector to send an incredible 80 Gigabits per second (Gbps) in a single direction by basically turning a bidirectional Thunderbolt 3 connection into a unidirectional superhighway for a DisplayPort video signal.

This allows DisplayPort 2.0 compatible devices to power up to two 8K monitors at 120Hz, three 10K monitors at 60Hz, or even one 16K monitor at 60Hz, without chroma subsampling.

But if it’s already a USB Type-C connector, what’s preventing it from working as a regular USB port? Can’t we just add DisplayPort 2.0 support as an alternate mode? That’s exactly what VESA did by releasing a new and improved “DisplayPort Alt Mode 2.0” spec. This will allow USB 4 connections to support the DisplayPort 2.0 standard natively by remapping the pins to work in a single direction.

So instead of two lanes one way (40Gbps) and two lanes the other (40Gbps), you get all four lanes transmitting data a single direction, maxing out at just under 80Gbps.

“USB Type-C is becoming the connector of choice in notebooks and mobile solutions,” explains VESA board vice chairman Syed Athar Hussain in the announcement. “With the new DisplayPort Alt Mode 2.0 specification, USB Type-C now delivers compelling single-connector solutions for […] professional HDR displays that combine 80Gbps of video bandwidth and other important features of DisplayPort 2.0 with the transport of USB data and power delivery.”

This update makes USB 4 that much more compelling as the “one connection standard to rule them all,” with power delivery, Thunderbolt 3.0 transfer speeds, and DisplayPort 2.0 video bandwidth, all through the same port. And according to Anandtech, this should be supported by most active USB 4 cables without requiring that monitors have a USB 4 controller built in.

To learn more about this standard, read the official announcement on the VESA website or check out this detailed deep-dive on Anandtech. According to VESA, we can expect to see the first compatible DiplayPort Alt Mode 2.0 devices on store shelves in 2021.

(via Engadget)

Image credits: Header photo courtesy of VESA