Neural net photography tweaks go mobile with Prisma on iOS

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Jun 282016

We’ve seen DeepMind’s acid trip photo creations and what it looks like when algorithms colorize black and white photos. But you need to be near a computer for the former, and do some pretty heavy lifting, scientifically speaking, to set up the latter. But an iOS app is putting algorithm-based photo tweaks in your pocket. Dubbed Prisma, it takes a different approach than, say, Instagram. The app’s filters are artistic, in the painterly definition of the word.

Either take a new photo from within the app or import a pre-existing one (don’t bother with anything aside from vertical shots) and pick from one of about 20 filters, then export to your social network of choice. Fancy making a pile of coat hangers on your end table look like a pencil sketch? Have at it. Same goes for transforming into a The Scream-like brushstroke patterns. The development team tells TechCrunch that the goal is to add two or more new filters each day, and expects to have 40 within a month.

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Apr 152015


Red launched the first mainstream 4K camera when 1080p seemed like overkill, and now that this whole 4K thing might work out, it’s got an 8K RAW model. The Weapon ‘Vista Vision’ features a mind-boggling 8,192 x 4,320, 35-megapixel sensor that can do up to 75 fps, widescreen 8K. The chip is also 40.96 x 21.6mm or Vista Vision-sized, considerably larger than the full-frame sensor on a camera like the Nikon D810. Video can be recorded in RAW and scaled-down ProRes formats simultaneously, just as with the company’s 6K Weapon models.

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Mar 012012

Click the links below to see the first coverage courtesy of Engadget and Cinema5D:

Canon announces EOS 5D Mark III: 22.3 MP full-frame sensor, 6 fps, 102,400 max ISO, yours for $3,500 (video) — Engadget

5D MARK III is here – Did they get it right this time? » cinema5D news

Pre-order the Canon EOS 5D Mark III:

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Feb 062012

Nikon confirms 36.3 megapixel D800, we go hands-on — Engadget

Nikon’s latest camera is made for videographers, and it shows – The Washington Post

Nikon | News | Digital SLR camera D800/D800E

Nikon D800 / D800E | PhotographyBLOG

Nikon woos the pros with long-awaited D800 | Crave – CNET

This presentation looks best in full screen.


Pre-order by clicking the image below:

Jan 092012

Canon unveils PowerShot G1 X: huge 14.3 megapixel sensor, 12,800 ISO, $800 price tag — Engadget

Canon PowerShot G1 X: New King of Fixed-Lens Cameras? | PCWorld

Rob Galbraith DPI: Larger sensor at the heart of 14.20 million image pixel Canon Powershot G1 X

This new Powershot G1 X from Canon looks interesting for several reasons. First the sensor is a 14.3 megapixel which measures 18.7 x 14mm.

Features include and HDR mode and 24p full 1080p HD video. The camera processor is the new Digic 5.

This new processor has the power required to down-sample the video frames to HD resolution for minimal  moiré and aliasing.