To aid visual storytellers who are using the new HD Video DSLR cameras to integrate still shooting, video shooting, and audio capture, Think Tank Photo has released the Multimedia DSLR Buyers Guide. This online guide compiles information about the cameras, lenses, microphones, recording equipment, bags, and accessories professional photographers, videographers, and audiographers are using for this new form of expression. The buyers guide is available for free at http://www.thinktankphoto.com/BG/buyersguide.html.
The Tiffen Company is pleased to announce the release of the highly anticipated version three of the popular Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite (http://www.tiffensoftware.com). A powerful and robust video and still image editing effects suite, Tiffen Dfx 3.0 boasts enhanced multi-processor acceleration for faster interaction and rendering of images, 10+ brand new filters for optical effects, updated host support, interface improvements, and more, taking still and moving image editing to the next level of visual brilliance. Simulating 2,000+ popular award-winning Tiffen glass filters, specialized lenses, optical lab processes, film grain, exacting color correction, plus natural light and photographic effects, the Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite is the definitive set of digital optical filters for professional photographers, top motion picture filmmakers, video editors, and visual effects artists around the world.
The Tiffen Company announced the release of a series of New Digital HT Filter Kits. The kits, available in the Twin Pack (Digital Ultra Clear and Circular Polarizer) and the ND Kit (ND 0.6, 1.2 and Color-Grad ND0.6), come with a padded 4 filter belt loop style filter case. The Digital HT Filters offer superior transmission, are easy to clean and scratch resistant, and are made with optically pure Water White glass and Tiffen’s ColorCore technology. They also come with a 10 year warranty. These filters offer a substantial savings over individual filter purchases and are available in sizes 52mm-82mm. Each filter comes with its own distinctive soft pouch for storage when not in use.
Tiffen, the leader in still and moving image filter and effects software, is proud to introduce Digital Film Tools software.
Using their understanding of photography, film and video editing, and in particular visual effects, Digital Film Tools software titles are useful as well as easy to use for still and moving image editing. Designed to stand up to the rigors of production, Digital Film Tools is the culmination of many years of experience. With over 13 different plug-ins for still and moving images, we're sure you'll find tools that make it even easier to share your creative vision.
The Tiffen Company announced the availability of the Steadicam Smoothee for the Flip MinoHD and iPod Touch.
The Smoothee, developed by Steadicam, now allows Flip MinoHD and iPod Touch owners to capture incredible video without the shakes normally associated with hand-held video shot on the go.
“We’re extremely proud to be introducing this incredible new Steadicam stabilizer, that lets anyone take great videos the very first time. Whether they’re novices or aspiring videographers, the Steadicam Smoothee allows owners to have a richer experience and more fun with their Flip MinoHD, iPod Touch or similar video devices,” said Steve Tiffen, president and CEO of the company.
The award-winning Tokina AT-X 11-16mm F/2.8 type-II lens for APS-C format digital SLR cameras will be available in the SONY alpha mount beginning in January, 2014. This compact ultra wide-angle zoom has a bright constant F/2.8 aperture, making viewing and auto focus possible in lower light situations but still maintaining a reasonable size and weight.
Topaz Star Effects is a creative effects filter that allows you to create unique star effects by manipulating and enhancing the various light sources within your digital images. With just a few clicks you can easily transform points of light within your image to create stunning lighting and star effects, supplement existing light sources, change or enhance image mood, add shimmering effects to things like water and jewelry, and much more.
Here are some of the unique features found in Topaz Star Effects:
1. Selective Brush. Intuitive selective adjustment brush that allows you to select the light sources in your image that you want to show (or hide) star effects.
Starting this April, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts will show new and seldom seen works by one of Japan’s visionary landscape photographers. Since the early 1980s, Toshio Shibata has turned his lens on the roads, dams and bridges of Japan to create visually striking images highlighting the delicate balance between nature and the artificial. On view from April 20 - October 6, 2013, Toshio Shibata, Constructed Landscapes features 28 large scale photographs, including the first of the artist’s color photographs ever to be exhibited at an American museum.