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Incredible Real-Time Visual Effects Tech Replaces Green Screens with LED Walls – Photography Article

Real-time in-camera VFX might sound like a pipe dream, but Unreal Engine has just published a demo that shows exactly that with Project Spotlight. Using “next-generation virtual production tools,” Project Spotlight is able to render and manipulate real-time environments with startling realism, replacing green or blue screens with LED walls. The demo was filmed at SIGGRAPH 2019, where Epic Games partnered with Lux Machina, Magnopus, Profile Studios, Quixel, ARRI, and DP Matt Workman to show the latest Unreal Engine production…

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Incredible Human-Sized Jellyfish Caught on Camera – Photography Article

This past weekend, just off the coast of Cornwall, UK, underwater cinematographer Dan Abbott and wildlife biologist Lizzie Daly captured what is being called the most viral wildlife story of the year: incredible footage of a rare human-sized jelly fish swimming alongside Daly in the murky deep. The footage was captured on the last day of Daly’s Wild Oceans Week—an initiative meant to inspire viewers and raise money for the Marine Conservation Society in the UK—and it shows a massive…

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The World’s First 61MP Full-Frame Camera – Photography Article

During a live presentation in New York City this morning, Sony revealed its latest full-frame mirrorless camera, breaking new ground in this ever-more crowded market with the Sony a7R IV: the world’s first 61MP full-frame camera, with a burst speed of up to 10fps, and a reported 15 stops of dynamic range. Sony claims that the a7R IV sets “new standards” in image quality and operability. The BSI CMOS image sensor inside is brand new, making it the first true…

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Original Moon Landing Tapes Sold to Intern for $218 Could Sell for Millions – Photography Article

In 1976, NASA sold the original tapes of the Apollo 11 moon landing to then-intern Gary George by accident. The tapes were part of a set of 65 boxes of 2-inch videotapes that George bought for the whopping price of $217.77. Those same tapes are scheduled to be auctioned off through Sotheby’s on July 20th with a starting bid of $700,000, and an expected worth of up to $2 Million. It you think this all seems a bit stranger than…

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Scientists Use Camera with Human-Like Vision to Capture 5,400 fps Video – Photography Article

A team of scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) have figured out how to capture super slow-motion footage using what’s called an “Event Camera.” That is: a camera that sees the world in a continuous stream of information, the way humans do. Regular cameras work by capturing discreet frames, recapturing the same scene 24 or more times per second and then stitching it together to create a video. Event cameras are different. They capture…

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