Posts Tagged ‘firmware’

First Sample Footage of the GoPro HERO4’s Upcoming 240FPS High-Def Slow Motion

GoPro is planning to release some firmware updates in February 2015 that will add new features to its HERO4 Black and Silver cameras. One of them in particular is 240FPS recording at 720p in the HERO4 Black, allowing the camera to shoot high definition and slow motion at the same time.

Brent Rose over at Gizmodo got his hands on the firmware update for an advanced look, and shot the sample video above at the 2015 Winter X Games. The footage was captured at 240fps and then played back at 24fps.
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DJI Mandatory Firmware Update Will Disable Camera Drones in Washington DC’s No Fly Zone

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Yesterday we reported that a DJI Phantom quadcopter operator had accidentally crashed his camera drone onto the lawn of the White House at 3 in the morning, causing a security panic among those tasked with ensuring the President’s safety (later reports suggest the man was drunk).

DJI wants to make sure this type of incident never happens again: the company is issuing a mandatory firmware update that will disable its camera drones in Washington DC’s no fly zone.
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Leaked Nikon Press Release Reveals New Program of Advanced DSLR Firmware Updates

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Fuji has generated a great deal of customer loyalty and satisfaction with its “Kaizen” (“change good”) policy of frequent and significant firmware updates that beef up existing cameras with exciting new features. Nikon may soon follow suit.

An apparently leaked press release suggests that Nikon will soon be launching a new program that gives Nikon DSLR owners the ability to download “advanced firmware updates” that add “new functionality” to their cameras.
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GoPro Announces HERO4 Update That Will Add Photo and Video Features

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GoPro has announced that it will soon be rolling out new firmware for its HERO4 Black and Silver cameras that will improve the devices’ photography and video capabilities.
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Hacker Creates Custom Firmware for the Samsung NX300 That Can Auto-Encrypt Photos

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Want a camera that can automatically encrypt photos after taking them? A hacker named Doug did. After having this idea for years without seeing camera companies offer it, he decided to take matters into his own hands and make it happen himself.

What resulted is a new custom firmware for the Samsung NX300 that adds photo encryption to the camera.
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Fujifilm Firmware Updates Add Big New Features to the X-T1, X-E2, X-E1, and X-Pro1

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If you’re the proud owner of a Fujifilm X-T1, X-E2, X-E1, and X-Pro1, here’s an early present for you this holiday season: Fujifilm has released firmware updates that add some pretty big new features your camera.
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Profoto Adds High-Speed Sync to the Popular B1 Off-Camera Flash via a Firmware Update

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Profoto has been teasing the letters HSS over the past week, and today the big announcement finally came: it’s the introduction of High-Speed Sync (HSS) to the company’s popular B1 off-camera flash through a simple firmware update.
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Fuji Unveils Two X-Series Macro Extension Tubes and a Serious Firmware Upgrade for the X-T1

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Sony might be stealing the show with the announcement of the a7II today, but one other camera company released some gear today too. They’re a little Japanese outfit you might have heard of called Fujifilm, and today they unveiled two new X-Series macro extension tubes and the release date for the huge X-T1 firmware 3.0 update. Read more…

Canon Pixma Photo Printer Hacked to Run Doom

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The “Internet of Things” is likely what the future holds, but it’s a future that has it share of security concerns. As more and more devices are making their way online, hackers will have newer points of entry into our lives.

Case in point: a security researcher has shown that Canon Pixma printers can be hacked to run custom code. As an example, he loaded the game Doom onto the printer.
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Sony Updates Action Cam Firmware, Adds Live Streaming & New ‘Motion Shot Mode’

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Sony rolled out an impressive firmware update for owners of its Sony Action Cams today. Owners of the higher-end AS100V get the better end of the deal, but Sony’s not leaving AS30V owners out either. Read more…