Posts Tagged ‘demo’

A Blast from the Past: Demos of Adobe Photoshop 1.0

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Adobe celebrated Photoshop’s 25th birthday yesterday with great fanfare. Since the original Photoshop version 1.0 was launched back on February 19th, 1990, there have been 15 major versions released that have advanced the way we work with (and look at) photographs.

To see how far post-processing has come over the past two-and-a-half decades, here’s a closer look at what it was like to use the very first version of Photoshop.
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Demo: How to Use a Yongnuo Wireless Trigger with a Group of 600EX Flashes

Photographer Brett Martin of Binghamton, New York created this short 4-minute video demonstrating a thrifty flash setup that uses a third-party wireless transmitter and grouped flashes.

He uses a $130 Yongnuo YN-E3-RT Speedlite transmitter instead of the $270 Canon ST-E3-RT and a few $180 Yongnuo YN600EX-RT Speedlites instead of the $499 Canon 600EX-RT. Martin’s saved roughly $1,100 by going with Yongnuo’s clone products rather than Canon’s official ones, and “they work just about as good,” he says.

(via Brett Martin via Reddit)

Selfie Bots: Students Create Robot Snappers That Use Sight and Sound

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Cornell offers a course on designing with microcontrollers, and this year’s final project submissions featured a couple of groups who decided to build robotic photographers that help capture selfies.
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See Airflow on Camera in This Awesome Harvard Demonstration of Schlieren Optics

Schlieren flow visualization and photography is one of those things that is just too cool. Using an optical trick, it allows a camera to capture, “small changes in the index of refraction in air.” In other words, it can see anything that affects airflow: heat, sound waves, or just plain old air currents themselves.

And the video above, uploaded at the beginning of this year by the Harvard Natural Sciences Lecture Demonstrations YouTube channel, is one of the most fascinating demonstrations of Schlieren optics we’ve ever seen. Read more…

Video: Demo of the New Features Built Into the iOS 8 Camera App

Many of the exciting features coming to camera apps on iOS 8 will come through third party developers who take advantage of the new API we learned a bit more about yesterday. But Apple’s not letting them have all the fun.

The Cupertino company has added a few new features into the stock app as well, and Bill Savage of the Bill Savage Tech YouTube channel demonstrates these new features in the quick video above. Read more…

Sony Reveals Insane A7s Low-Light Demo, But How Much Will Night Vision Cost?

With only a 12-megapixel sensor and ISO expandable all the way up to 409,600 for both stills and video, everybody knew that that the Sony A7s was going to be a low-light beast… and yet the performance is still taking us by surprise.

Yesterday a short demo video shot at NAB was shared online to a plethora of “oohs” and “aahs,” and today, the Sony How To YouTube channel released yet another mind-blowing demonstration of the camera’s night-vision capabilities. Read more…

Pro Photographer Shows Off the Nikon 1 V3’s Sports Photography Chops

If you go by first impressions and reader comments, the Nikon 1 V3 has about one-third of people excited, one-third skeptical, and one-third annoyed and wondering why anyone is excited at all. If you happen to fall into the first two of these categories, the video above from Nikon Europe might interest you. Read more…

How To: Photoshop Perspective Warp Tool Demonstrated Using Optimus Prime

The introduction of the new Perspective Warp tool (among other things) for Photoshop CC was met with a good deal of excitement by photographers. But if you haven’t had a chance to play with it yourself, or you’re still unsure exactly how it works from the intro video, the demo above should give you a much better idea of how to put the tool to use. Read more…

The Magic of Firmware: Canon EOS M AF Speed Boost Seen in Videos

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Earlier this month, Canon announced that there’s a firmware update for the Canon EOS M on the way that will boost the mirrorless camera’s sluggish autofocusing speeds by up to 2.3x. Given that AF slowness is one of the biggest gripes EOS M owners have with the camera, the news was likely music to many a EO M owner’s ear.

If you want to see what this 2.3x looks like in real life, Korean photographer Daero Lee has published a number of comparison videos showing updated and non-updated EOS Ms focusing on things.
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Adobe Shows off Its First Go at Hardware, The ‘Mighty’ Pen and ‘Napoleon’ Ruler

In addition to the Photoshop CC and Camera RAW announcements, the Adobe XD team also debuted something entirely different at the MAX conference: the company’s first shot at hardware. Coming in the form of a pressure-sensitive stylus and digital ruler, the two accessories are meant to take the creative brainstorming experience and shift it from pen-and-paper to pen-and-tablet.

In the video preview above, Adobe’s VP of Product Experience, Michael Gough, introduces the two products — code named “Mighty” and “Napoleon” — and walks you though the experience of using them. Read more…