Over the past few years, curved screens have infiltrated both edit bays and living rooms around the world, and today at IFA Berlin 2016, Acer took the concept one step further with their introduction of the first mobile workstation to feature a curved screen — the Acer Predator 21X.
360-degree panoramic video is a new and exciting way to capture the world around you. New cameras can record all 360 degrees of a scene simultaneously with full-motion video. This footage can then be viewed on a computer or on mobile devices smartphones or tablets, where the viewer is able to alter the view by panning and rotating the device.
Today, Pinnacle announces the release of Pinnacle Studio 20, the latest version of the consumer editing software. The new update brings spherical video editing capabilities, new tracking features, stop motion camera support and HEVC support to the Pinnacle toolset while also improving and expanding on existing features and offerings.
The BBC created a buzz last week with the announcement of an innovative scheme to cover the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On Friday, in anticipation of the Opening Ceremony, the BBC launched their new BBC Sport 360 service, which will provide viewers with access to live spherical coverage of select events, complementing their more traditional comprehensive live coverage.
Nikon today introduced the new AF-S NIKKOR 105mm f/1.4E ED lens, a full-frame, FX-format, medium-telephoto prime lens engineered to help create flattering images and promising gorgeous bokeh and impressive sharpness and color rendition.
MAXON today announced Cinema 4D Release 18, which promises to bring new and upgraded tools to creative professionals working in a variety of contexts. Enhancements to the popular VFX, visualization and rendering software will enable artists working in video production, game design, architecture and other fields to more easily create and integrate 3D animations, graphics and visual effects into their work.
New to the spherical video space this week is the Insta360 Nano, a dual-lens spherical video camera that clips directly to your iPhone for real-time previewing, sharing, and even spherical livestreaming.
Elite Brands Inc., this week announced the release of the XEEN by Rokinon 135mm T2.2 Professional Cine Lens. With this new offering, the XEEN lineup of affordable cine lenses expands to include six focal lengths: 14mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm and the new 135mm.