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The New USB Standard Will Turn Your Photo Transfers Up to 11, and It’s Reversible

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As medium format and full-frame cameras get more affordable and file sizes cross the line from massive to outrageous, any increase in transfer and backup speeds is greatly appreciated. Which is why the new USB Type C standard should have photographers as excited as any other tech nerd out there. Read more…

external About The Irradiance And Apertures Of Camera Lenses —Zeiss

Dr. Vladan Blahnik of Carl Zeiss released a technical article that details the history, physics and design of their lenses with intricate formulas and illustrations that should pique the interest of any lens enthusiast.

 
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external Smartphone Camera Makers See Next Opportunity In Cars —Reuters

About 83 million car cameras are likely to be sold in 2020, five times more than in 2012, said researcher IHS Automotive. By comparison, shipments of smartphones – which generally feature two cameras – will likely grow 6 percent in 2018 from 39 percent last year, according to researcher IDC.

 
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Researchers Create World’s Fastest Camera, Captures Frames at 1/6th the Speed of Light

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As part of a joint venture between the University of Tokyo and Keio University, researchers have developed a new type of high-speed camera technology called Sequentially Timed All-optical Mapping Photography (STAMP). And it’s about to blow any and all previous high-speed photography out of the water.

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Game Changing Algorithm Turns First Person Videos Into Incredibly Smooth Hyperlapses

Researchers at Microsoft just changed the POV video game — there’s no doubt about that. Using a newly developed algorithm, they transform long, boring first person videos shot with helmet cams into super smooth hyperlapses that look like they were shot with a steadicam. Read more…

First High-Res Public Imaging Satellite Set to Launch in August

A month ago, the US Government lifted restrictions on high-detail satellite images. Previously, these restrictions prohibited the capture of anything under 1.64 feet in size; now that they’re gone, a number of companies are anxious to launch their latest and greatest satellites and bring high res satellite imagery to the public for the very first time.

And the first to finish line is Lockheed Martin, whose DigitalGlobe‘s high-res WorldView-3 satellite is set to take off in August.

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MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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This Algorithm Changes the Time of Day, Season and Weather in Your Photos

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Researchers at Brown University have created an intriguing little algorithm that allows you to alter the weather, time of day and even season in your outdoor photographs.

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PhotoDNA Lets Google, FB and Others Hunt Down Child Pornography Without Looking at Your Photos

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Earlier this week it came out that Google turned over a man whose emails had contained an unstated amount of child pornography. And while the world as a whole seemed glad to have the perpetrator caught, there was some concern as to how whether Google dug through his emails to find these images, effectively killing the privacy of email.

However, it’s through a dedicated software that uses unique hashtags of sorts that drew Google to outing this individual. It’s called PhotoDNA and is developed by none other than Microsoft.

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NASA Working On 3D-Printed Optics Technology, Could Eventually Make Its Way to Consumers

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Exploded view of the CubeSat-class 50-millimeter (2-inch) imaging instrument that technologist Jason Budinoff is manufacturing with 3-D-printed parts.

By the end of September, NASA engineer Jason Budinoff is hoping to finish the first imaging telescopes to be created almost completely out of 3D-printed aluminum.

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external In Defense Of Flash — A Homage To Harsh Lighting —TIME

“There is a real overblown look at the world in these photos, where a lot of things are cast in deep shadows and the protagonist is made really evident by being washed out in this incredibly dramatic, white light,” Bock told TIME. “The flash actually becomes the moment itself. It consistently changes how our world looks.”

 
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