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HUMANS ARE AWESOME. People Are Awesome, they are brilliant in comparison to all other living beings. Our abilities are amazing and somewhat out of this world. The offical non fail extreme video compilation channel! This time a tribute to GoPro cameras.

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Link list in order of appearance

http://bit.ly/gEi8Po GoPro HD: Remembering Sion Milosky
http://bit.ly/ISg161 GoPro HD: Kirby Chambliss Epic Flight
http://bit.ly/17uiSel GoPro: The Streets of Long Beach
http://bit.ly/uNsdRq GoPro HD: Dreams with Kelia Moniz
http://bit.ly/12kh3LO GoPro HERO3 Black – Jetpack, Bungee – HollywoodBubbleInc
http://bit.ly/16tgKWo DOTZ TV: Car vs Plane Gymkhana Drift Battle
http://bit.ly/vw4Gl5 GoPro HD: Bombsquad Goes Norway
http://bit.ly/uNsdRq GoPro HD: Dreams with Kelia Moniz
http://bit.ly/Mbq8P0 CAPE TOWN IS AWESOME
http://bit.ly/TtAHE5 365 DAYS of AWESOME
http://bit.ly/TBLMo9 GoPro – About Us
http://bit.ly/TtAHE5 365 DAYS of AWESOME
http://bit.ly/URgN4G GoPro: Driftstyle stunt ride
http://bit.ly/TtAHE5 365 DAYS of AWESOME
http://bit.ly/12kh3LO GoPro HERO3 Black – Jetpack, Bungee – HollywoodBubbleInc
http://bit.ly/eBNxY7 GoPro HD: Backdoor with Sunny Garcia
http://bit.ly/URgN4G GoPro: Driftstyle stunt ride
http://bit.ly/11UOaZ7 GoPro: Ken Block in Russia
http://bit.ly/10P0yFK GoPro: Erik Roner’s Snowmobile B.A.S.E. Jump
http://bit.ly/PR4Zz2 GoPro: Anthony Walsh – From Sea to Sky
http://bit.ly/SiiATF GoPro: Vertical Skydiving World Record
http://bit.ly/UO2ei0 GoPro: BombSquad Over San Francisco
http://bit.ly/Wq4i5n GoPro: Erik Roner’s Umbrella Skydive
http://bit.ly/TBLMo9 GoPro – About Us
http://bit.ly/ZshgLd GoPro: Director’s Cut – Shark Riders
http://bit.ly/TtAHE5 365 DAYS of AWESOME
http://bit.ly/sSyxxa GoPro HD: Alana and Monyca Surfing Hawaii
http://bit.ly/V652FK GoPro HERO3: Black Edition – Smaller, Lighter
http://bit.ly/10y7wU7 GoPro Hero 3 Black Slow Motion Spin
http://bit.ly/RCKSWk Hula Cam At Burning Man
http://bit.ly/XFTWJP Hula Cam At Venice Beach
http://bit.ly/121JoXt Base Dreams | New Series | Trailer
http://bit.ly/12kh3LO GoPro HERO3 Black – Jetpack, Bungee – HollywoodBubbleInc
http://bit.ly/13ImFBc Gee Atherton gets hunted by a Peregrine Falcon
http://bit.ly/16F6MBh GoPro: Desert Lines with Ronnie Renner
http://bit.ly/vw4Gl5 GoPro HD: Bombsquad Goes Norway
http://bit.ly/163q25i 2013 Absa Cape Epic: Stage 1 GoPro Highlights
http://bit.ly/12FeanF GoPro Bomb Squad, Speedfly-Ski BASE
http://bit.ly/16tgKWo DOTZ TV: Car vs Plane Gymkhana Drift Battle
http://bit.ly/ISg161 GoPro HD: Kirby Chambliss Epic Flight
http://bit.ly/SiiATF GoPro: Vertical Skydiving World Record
http://bit.ly/12khYMl Against the grain
http://bit.ly/XF8aPM 2 Elements – Air and Water
http://bit.ly/TBLMo9 GoPro – About Us
http://bit.ly/MxCwwO Adventures With Aviator
http://bit.ly/SiiATF GoPro: Vertical Skydiving World Record
http://bit.ly/MxCwwO Adventures With Aviator
http://bit.ly/TDQGQx GoPro: Red Bull Rampage
http://bit.ly/TBLMo9 GoPro – About Us
http://bit.ly/wehlDT Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle 2
http://bit.ly/sCq0gz GoPro HD: Ronnie Renner Takes on Glamis
http://bit.ly/16F6MBh GoPro: Desert Lines with Ronnie Renner
http://bit.ly/URgN4G GoPro: Driftstyle stunt ride
http://bit.ly/16tgKWo DOTZ TV: Car vs Plane Gymkhana Drift Battle
http://bit.ly/10KlBLk GoPro: Golf
http://bit.ly/OooLyR GoPro: Training Day with Brandon Lloyd
http://bit.ly/nSE9Sk GoPro HD: Skateboarding Bucky Lasek
http://bit.ly/HpIcBO Underwater Skateboarding Haleiwa Hawaii
http://bit.ly/17uiSel GoPro: The Streets of Long Beach
http://bit.ly/eBNxY7 GoPro HD: Backdoor with Sunny Garcia
http://bit.ly/11eBFdx GoPro HERO2 : Cliff Jumping : Rick’s Cafe Negril Jamaica
http://bit.ly/13pLfdz “Navagio Beach” Base Jumps
http://bit.ly/WCZXHr GoPro BombSquad: Alaskan Speed Flying
http://bit.ly/nSE9Sk GoPro HD: Skateboarding Bucky Lasek
http://bit.ly/TDQGQx GoPro: Red Bull Rampage
http://bit.ly/11UOaZ7 GoPro: Ken Block in Russia
http://bit.ly/14LYd2f GoPro HD Skiing at its best II
http://bit.ly/PR4Zz2 GoPro: Anthony Walsh – From Sea to Sky
http://bit.ly/U6EL92 GoPro: Melissa Marquardt: Friends, Puppies and Wakeboarding
http://bit.ly/uNsdRq GoPro HD: Dreams with Kelia Moniz
http://bit.ly/11IpGCP GoPro: DeepFlight Submersible

IRIS Camera Concept Could One Day Let You Take Photos by Blinking


By KEITH WAGSTAFF | @kwagstaff | http://techland.time.com

Imagine a viewfinder that follows your eye, focuses wherever you look and then snaps a photo when you blink twice. That’s the idea behind IRIS, a new concept by Mimi Zou.

“I was thinking, ‘What’s the middle ground between the convenience of a cameraphone and the performance of a DSLR?’” says Zou, 24, who came up with IRIS as a master’s student at the Royal College of Art in London.

The camera pictured is an ideal version of what Zou hopes to build, although she has developed a slightly larger prototype that’s capable of eye-tracking and taking pictures when you blink. The biggest challenge will be moving the computing functions from her computer to the device itself.

So, what will the finished version hopefully be capable of? >>>   Leer más “IRIS Camera Concept Could One Day Let You Take Photos by Blinking”

SUMMER ‘STREET’ PHOTOGRAPHY


 

· in Photowalk. ·Valiant Light

A walk along the shore provides so much subject matter for “street” photographers.  Just like on a city street, you’ve got to have a bit of speed, a bit of luck, and be a bit brave. It’s a bit easier though than the city, as people on the beach are relaxed and playful.

Sprint

I wasn’t sure the lettering would be visible on the fire pit as the sky was extremely bright. The Fuji Xpro pulled through. Shots like this are a quick camera up, camera down, as you certainly don’t want to spend too much time composing or you’ll surely be noticed. Later I realized no one was really bothering to look my way. I felt brave at the time though. Leer más “SUMMER ‘STREET’ PHOTOGRAPHY”

Camera +Turned Down Acquisitions From Adobe, Google, Twitter; Also Says “F*ck The VCs”


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Two years ago, app developer tap tap tap launched Camera+ onto the App Store. For only a buck, users could get way more mileage out of the mobile photography experience, bringing 27 color effects and granular controls to their iPhone cameras. These features have made it one of the most popular camera apps out there. So popular, in fact, that Camera+ rang in its second birthday today with its 8 millionth download, tap tap tap founder John Casasanta said in a blog post.

As part of the celebration, Casasanta reflected on his company’s journey over the past two years. In his post, he reveals that tap tap tap received a handful of acquisition offers from several notable names: “It started with Adobe, then went to Zynga (for The Heist, not really for Camera+), then Google. And most recently, Twitter.”

The startup has also apparently had plenty of interest from VCs and was recently close to the finalizing its first round of financing. However, the team decided against closing the round, Casasanta says, because they “didn’t like the direction the investors were trying to push us in,” and instead chose to remain independent.

In a rallying cry for all those who forego outside investment, the founder then exposed his middle finger to the world’s venture capitalists, saying, “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again … f*ck the VCs!”

In a post from 2008, which he links to, Casasanta outlines his quarrels with VCs, saying:

In a nutshell, VCs will give you just enough money to get the ball barely rolling, but then repeatedly force your hand in later funding rounds (if you even make it that far). They’ll have you by the cojones and you’ll have no choice but to give up more and more of what you’ve built through your blood and sweat. And what’s worse, VCs typically bet on a large group of startups with the expectations that one will hit big (the 1 in 10 guideline).

So what about the ones that don’t make it? Well, the founders may very well care about their creations deeply. But the VCs will be

quick to amputate and cauterize. They’ll cut their losses in a heartbeat no matter how this would affect the people who’ve poured their souls into their babies. I’ve known many people who’ve been in this predicament over the years and it’s unfortunate to say the least.

He sounds bitter, like someone who’s been scarred by a deal or two with investors turning sour, but his note of encouragement are words for all punk and indie developers to live by — although it’s probably not advisable for all to follow the same path. Clearly, there are more than a few startups that would kill to have been in the same fortunate position, and would have gladly taken the money. Leer más “Camera +Turned Down Acquisitions From Adobe, Google, Twitter; Also Says “F*ck The VCs””

“I’m Feeling Lucky” button launched last year | Improving video awesomeness with one click

This breakthrough in video awesomeness is possible thanks to our research team who expanded on the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button launched last year, automatically detecting if stabilization or color correction would be helpful for you. The result is a one-click option rolling out over the next few days that cures these two symptoms now, and more planned in the future.

So you keep capturing those awesome moments, and we’ll keep on ways to help you make those videos even more awesome.


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Whether you’re perfecting your double backflip at the park, capturing a flash mob on your phone, or enjoying singing in a subway, it’s not easy to get your video quality perfect. Sometimes videos suffer from symptoms like “shaky-camera-itis” or “augmented-darkness-levels” that keep viewers from seeing just how awesome your video really is. We made a big step last year with the YouTube Video Editor, and now we’re adding a feature that does the work of curing these symptoms for you.

If you uploada video that’s shaky or dark, we’ll automatically offer to fix it for you, creating an updated version of your video on YouTube.When you upload a video that could use a fixup, you’ll see a notification bar on the Upload page and in your Video Manager. Click the button to fix it, and you’ll see a side by side preview to decide if you want to accept the edits.

Select “Okay” if you’d like us to update your video to the preview version (you can always undo this later). Even if you’re uploading a video from your mobile device, the Video Manager on the desktop will give you a notice if this video can be cured as well. Here’s an overview: Leer más ““I’m Feeling Lucky” button launched last year | Improving video awesomeness with one click”

MIT camera uses lasers to capture images from around corners | VIDEO

It fires these lasers at a wall, which bounces them into a room. The beams then reflect off objects and people before re-emerging and striking a detector. The detector takes measurements every few picoseconds, or trillionths of a second.

The camera does this several times, bouncing light off several different spots on the wall to cover several angles.

The system then compares the time at which each light beam returns to the detector (and their angle), to piece together a picture of the room’s geometry. It’s a bit like ultrasound, or the way Microsoft’s Kinect uses a bunch of infrared dots to determine 3D shapes.


TECHNOLOGY
By Mark Brown wired.co.uk

A 3-D solid model of a jack inside a cube. Mod...

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have built a camera that can see around corners, by bouncing bursts of laser light off doors or walls.

The system works like a periscope. But instead of mirrors, it uses ordinary walls, doors or floors; instead of light, the camera is equipped with a femtosecond laser that emits bursts of light so short that their duration is measured in

quadrillionths of a second.

Fotos de Hermosas Cámaras Retro

Di lo que quieras acerca de las maravillas de la fotografía digital, ¡las cámaras retro se ven tanto más bonitas! Si te estabas preguntando qué hace que las cámaras sean tan populares entre los hipsters, los amantes de la moda y los entusiastas de la fotografía, echa un vistazo a esta galería de magníficas cámaras retro.


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Di lo que quieras acerca de las maravillas de la fotografía digital, ¡las cámaras retro se ven tanto más bonitas! Si te estabas preguntando qué hace que las cámaras sean tan populares entre los hipsters, los amantes de la moda y los entusiastas de la fotografía, echa un vistazo a esta galería de magníficas cámaras retro.

Foto por urbanoutfitters

Foto por Öykü-Öge

Foto por labelleviegirl

Foto por Moa Maria Leer más “Fotos de Hermosas Cámaras Retro”

Sony Introduces New Cameras With Translucent Mirrors

Sony announced three new camera models on Monday, including two that feature a new translucent mirror technology. The three new cameras are the a55, the a33, and the a560.

Sony Alpha a55 and a33: Translucent Mirrors for Faster Shooting

The a55 and a33 are similar cameras, with the same sized APS-C CMOS sensors (23.5×15.6mm) and design. The higher-end a55 has a larger megapixel count, faster Speed Priority continuous shooting mode, and built-in GPS capability.

What’s most notable about these cameras is that both the a55 and a33 will have a translucent mirror that allows light to pass through directly to the camera’s sensors. Since the mirror no longer has to lift in order to capture an image, the camera can take photos much faster. That means a smaller camera body, higher continuous shooting rate, and continuous auto focusing, even while the camera records an image or video.

The 16.2-megapixel a55 can shoot 10 fps (frames per second) in Speed Priority mode or 6 fps in Continuous Shooting mode. The 14.2-megapixel a33 can shoot up 7 fps in Speed Priority mode and 6 in Continuous Shooting mode.


Heather Kelly

Sony announced three new camera models on Monday, including two that feature a new translucent mirror technology. The three new cameras are the a55, the a33, and the a560.

Sony Alpha a55 and a33: Translucent Mirrors for Faster Shooting

The a55 and a33 are similar cameras, with the same sized APS-C CMOS sensors (23.5×15.6mm) and design. The higher-end a55 has a larger megapixel count, faster Speed Priority continuous shooting mode, and built-in GPS capability.

What’s most notable about these cameras is that both the a55 and a33 will have a translucent mirror that allows light to pass through directly to the camera’s sensors. Since the mirror no longer has to lift in order to capture an image, the camera can take photos much faster. That means a smaller camera body, higher continuous shooting rate, and continuous auto focusing, even while the camera records an image or video.

The 16.2-megapixel a55 can shoot 10 fps (frames per second) in Speed Priority mode or 6 fps in Continuous Shooting mode. The 14.2-megapixel a33 can shoot up 7 fps in Speed Priority mode and 6 in Continuous Shooting mode. Leer más “Sony Introduces New Cameras With Translucent Mirrors”

Attach Your Camera to a Microscope for Super Close Macro Photography

We’ve looked at a few methods of macro photography, whether making your own macro photography tube out of a Pringles can or replacing your cameraphone’s lens.

DIYer Ben Krasnow takes it to the next level with a microscope.To attach his new Lumix GH1 to his microscope, Ben used a homemade adapter using pieces from old equipment he had lying around.

The barrel of the adapter fits inside the microscope’s tube, and the other end attaches to the camera’s lens.


Attach Your Camera to a Microscope for Super Close Macro PhotographyWe’ve looked at a few methods of macro photography, whether making your own macro photography tube out of a Pringles can or replacing your cameraphone’s lens.

DIYer Ben Krasnow takes it to the next level with a microscope.To attach his new Lumix GH1 to his microscope, Ben used a homemade adapter using pieces from old equipment he had lying around.

The barrel of the adapter fits inside the microscope’s tube, and the other end attaches to the camera‘s lens. Leer más “Attach Your Camera to a Microscope for Super Close Macro Photography”

Nikon presenta su cámara DSLR D3100

Hace poco presentamos la nueva point-and-shoot COOLPIX S1100pj, la cual incluye un práctico proyector. Ahora Nikon nos sorprende lanzando la primera cámara DSLR con con autoenfoque en modo de vídeo, se trata de la Nikon DSLR D3100.

Nikon presenta su cámara DSLR 3100 de 14.2 MP

Está equipada con un sensor CMOS de 23.1 x 15.4 mm. que permite resoluciones de 14.2 MP (hasta 4,608 x 3,072 px). Cuenta con una lente NIKKOR con estabilización de imagen y autoenfoque, para asegurar imágenes nítidas y colores vivos. Su pantalla TFT LCD es de 3″.

La cámara permite grabación de vídeo en con resolución Full HD, de 1080p a 24 fps, y opción para 720p a 30 fps. Su procesador EXPEED 2 constantemente asegura el enfoque del objetivo mientras grabas vídeo 1080p, sin necesidad de ajuste manual. Por lo que el el sensor junto con el procesador trabajarán para ofrecerte imágenes altamente detalladas.

Su diseño compacto (4.9 x 3.8 x 2.9 in.) y ligero (aprox. 500 g.) la hacen ideal para llevar la a dónde quieras. Su Modo Guía permite tener información y tutoriales sobre el uso de la cámara directamente en la pantalla. Así puedes obtener fotos con fondo ligeramente desenfocado con sólo unas opciones de distancia.


Autor: Misael Aguilar

Hace poco presentamos la nueva point-and-shoot COOLPIX S1100pj, la cual incluye un práctico proyector. Ahora Nikon nos sorprende lanzando la primera cámara DSLR con con autoenfoque en modo de vídeo, se trata de la Nikon DSLR D3100.

Nikon presenta su cámara DSLR 3100 de 14.2 MP

Está equipada con un sensor CMOS de 23.1 x 15.4 mm. que permite resoluciones de 14.2 MP (hasta 4,608 x 3,072 px). Cuenta con una lente NIKKOR con estabilización de imagen y autoenfoque, para asegurar imágenes nítidas y colores vivos. Su pantalla TFT LCD es de 3″.

La cámara permite grabación de vídeo en con resolución Full HD, de 1080p a 24 fps, y opción para 720p a 30 fps. Su procesador EXPEED 2 constantemente asegura el enfoque del objetivo mientras grabas vídeo 1080p, sin necesidad de ajuste manual. Por lo que el el sensor junto con el procesador trabajarán para ofrecerte imágenes altamente detalladas.

Su diseño compacto (4.9 x 3.8 x 2.9 in.) y ligero (aprox. 500 g.) la hacen ideal para llevar la a dónde quieras. Su Modo Guía permite tener información y tutoriales sobre el uso de la cámara directamente en la pantalla. Así puedes obtener fotos con fondo ligeramente desenfocado con sólo unas opciones de distancia. Leer más “Nikon presenta su cámara DSLR D3100”

Windows Phone 7 photo & video features

The other day, Microsoft held and hour long video-chat on Windows Phone 7 and photography.

Not a whole ‘lotta interesting info was gleaned, though it’s still worth a watch for your diehards.

Video recording had a brief focus at the beginning where it was noted VGA recording is the minimum but OEMs can boost that up to HD and the device can handle it with no problem.

There seems to be some confusion over this last part at MobileTech World (who did a nice summary) where it was implied that it could record HD but not play it back. In fact, the question was convoluted: it assumed you had HD content from your DSLR camera and wanted to transfer it to your Phone–this is done through the Zune software. But if the phone has an HD camera, it can record and playback content with no problem.

Other aspects covered were:

* no touch focus (use hardware button); no face detection
* no in-depth video editing e.g. red-eye correction; MS is relying on 3rd parties to fill that gap
* Automatic syncing/resizing to Facebook, SkyDrive (25GB free space) and Live services
* Full size for emailing
* GPS tagging supported
* no HDMI out in the chassis spec
* 5MP in minimum; emphasis on quality sensors/hardware


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The other day, Microsoft held and hour long video-chat on Windows Phone 7 and photography.

Not a whole ‘lotta interesting info was gleaned, though it’s still worth a watch for your diehards.

Video recording had a brief focus at the beginning where it was noted VGA recording is the minimum but OEMs can boost that up to HD and the device can handle it with no problem.

There seems to be some confusion over this last part at MobileTech World (who did a nice summary) where it was implied that it could record HD but not play it back. In fact, the question was convoluted: it assumed you had HD content from your DSLR camera and wanted to transfer it to your Phone–this is done through the Zune software. But if the phone has an HD camera, it can record and playback content with  no problem.

Other aspects covered were:

  • no touch focus (use hardware button); no face detection
  • no in-depth video editing e.g. red-eye correction; MS is relying on 3rd parties to fill that gap
  • Automatic syncing/resizing to Facebook, SkyDrive (25GB free space) and Live services
  • Full size for emailing
  • GPS tagging supported
  • no HDMI out in the chassis spec
  • 5MP in minimum; emphasis on quality sensors/hardware Leer más “Windows Phone 7 photo & video features”