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Footage of SF’s Market Street Before and After the 1906 Earthquake

On April 18, 1906, San Francisco was struck by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake that sparked huge fires, destroying over 80% of the city and killing roughly 3,000 people. Immediately before and after the earthquake, cameras captured dashcam-style footage while traveling down Market Street, and those films now provide an idea of how SF was changed through the quake.

Helmet Cam Captures Crazy Footage of Bear Chasing Mountain Bikers

It's been a rough week for people on bikes. First, a drone takes out a cyclist mid-race, sending him over his handlebars in a nasty crash. And now, making an angry drone seem like a godsend is this angry brown bear who charged two mountain bikers as they careened down a hill in the forrest.

Shooting 4K Log on the iPhone with Filmic Pro

Sometimes people ask me why I started shooting videos on a phone and the answer is not that easy. I believe the best camera is the one we always have with us, in our pocket. Maybe it's not the most powerful of course, but at least we can bring it with us all the time.

Rare Footage of Animals That Have Gone Extinct

It is estimated that over 99% of all species that have lived on Earth have gone extinct, and a number of notable ones have disappeared just over the past century. Thanks to the existence of cameras, however, we have a more accurate visual record of what some recently extinct animals looked like.

This is the First GoPro Camera Drone Video

Earlier this year, GoPro announced that it will be launching its own camera drone in the first half of 2016. While details of the quadcopter's specs, features, and design have been sparse, GoPro just published the teaser video above to show what the drone is capable of.

Sony Filed a Copyright Claim Against the Stock Video I Licensed to Them

For the past few years, people have been contending with more and more false copyright claims and ID matches on services such as YouTube. While these copyright claims often involve an audio match of copyrighted music, sometimes it is the visual content that is in question.

Whether it’s still photography or motion imagery, your visual content can be flagged, blocked, or removed due to a copyright dispute. If you have original content on YouTube, this could happen to you.

Graava is a Smart Action Camera That Can Edit Your Footage For You

Have you ever wished for a video camera that could somehow sift through all your footage and tease out only the most memorable portions? If so, then the new Graava camera is designed just for you. Using a variety of sensors, Graava is automatically able to detect what it believes are “the best or most exciting moments." The result: three hours of boring video quickly becomes five minutes of (possibly) fascinating content.

Shooting 4K Video for Still Photographs: A Quick Test

My day job has me using the new Panasonic GH4 for video. While Panasonic did include a 4K photo mode that can be used in a similar way with specific advantages (that’s another blog post), I wanted to test shooting for stills in regular 4K video mode. The main reason for this was to also have the actual video clip to use for other things if I wanted.

A Script for Easily Finding Lightning Strike Stills Inside HD Video

Photographer Saulius Lukse recently decided to try his hand at shooting video to capture photos of a lightning strike rather than using a special trigger for still photos. The technique worked well, and is rather efficient thanks to a special script Lukse wrote to quickly find frames containing lightning.

How to Make DSLR Footage Look Like an Old VHS

Before getting on a plane for a vacation in Monaco recently, I knew that I wanted to do something different from the previous ‘holiday highlight’ videos that I've done before. We were only in Monaco for a few days and despite having an amazing time, the footage I got wasn't particularly exciting. I decided that I probably wouldn't end up doing anything with it unless I thought of an 'edge'.

Then I had an idea: to play off of the absurdity of how lavish the few highlights I caught on camera would look when strung together and make the video akin to the zeitgeist defining 80s pop music videos I've always loved (see Duran Duran - Rio).

Gorgeous Aerial Drone Footage of Antarctica

Kalle Ljung of Stockholm, Sweden, recently spent 16 days touring the Antarctic with his 73-year-old father. He brought along a DJI Phantom 2 drone with a GoPro HERO3+ Black camera to document the trip from above. The footage he captured is gorgeous and can be experienced in the 8-minute short film above, titled "Antarctica."

Tourist Captures the Exact Moment Chile’s Calbuco Volcano Erupts

When the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted earlier this week, a number of photographers in the region pulled out their cameras and shot photos and videos of what was going on for the world to see. One particular tourist, on the other hand, managed to snag something quite special: footage of the exact moment the eruption occurred.

Every Frame a Photo: Black and White Moments on New York City Streets

What would a black and white street photographer capture if given a cinema camera instead of a still camera? Perhaps something like this.

"Moments" is a short cinematography film that offers a hauntingly beautiful portrait of New York City in carefully framed slow motion shots. Each scene looks like a street photo unfolding before the eyes of a photographer.