Lightroom 5.7

Lightroom 5.7 is now available as a final release on Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 5. The goal of this release is to provide support for additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.

Features

Updates to Synced Collections:
• Synced collections now show a more prominent share button at the top of the Toolbar. This allows you to quickly share your synced collection with friends, family, and clients using Lightroom web (http://lightroom.adobe.com).
• Comments and likes left on Lightroom web now sync to the Lightroom desktop catalog. Comments and Likes will be shown in the “Comment” panel for synced collections.
• Images with comments and likes will display a badge indicating that there are comments and a colored badge to indicate that there are unread comments.

Integrated a utility to import images from Apple Aperture and Apple iPhoto libraries into Lightroom:
• Previously available as a separate and downloadable plug-in, this utility has now been integrated into Lightroom 5.7

New Camera Support in Lightroom 5.7
• Canon EOS 7D Mark II
• Canon PowerShot G7 X
• Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom 5.7
Canon EF Zeiss Otus 1.4/85 ZE
Canon EF SIGMA 18-300mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM C014
Canon EF SIGMA 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM S014
Canon EF Tokina AT-X 116 PRO DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8

Bugs Corrected in Lightroom 5.7
• The crop overlay displayed an intermediate step when progressing through images in the filmstrip with overlay displayed.
• The lens profile for the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 would not auto-select when using Lens Profile Corrections.
• ICC profiles resulted in incorrectly clipped shadows and blacks in Lightroom. Note that this is related to the issue identified here and only occurs on Mac OSX 10.9 and later
• Fixed crash when rapidly adding corrections with the Spot Removal tool.
• Fixed bug that prevented the Filter Brush cursor from displaying while changing brush size when the Graduated and Radial Filter overlay is turned off.
• Improved quality of Camera Matching color profiles for the Nikon D810. Fixes visible banding issues with the Camera Standard, Camera Vivid, Camera Landscape, and Camera Monochrome profiles.
• (http://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom_5_icc_profiles_clipped_shadows_under_osx)
• Context menu (right click on PC or control+click on Mac) was disabled for images contained in Lightroom mobile collections.
• Fixed issue that prevented Lightroom 5 from reading Photoshop Elements 13 libraries.
• Cover images set by Lightroom mobile were sometimes incorrectly reset by Lightroom desktop.
• Sync with Lightroom mobile sometimes stalled when asset is added to same album on both LrM and LrD and later deleted
• Resolved issue that caused Lightroom to crash when creating a Print and saving it to a mounted DVD directly inside Lightroom.
• Publishing images to Behance using the Behance Publish Service has been restored.

Download Links Lightroom 5.7:

Mac – http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5852

Win – http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5853

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Ronin: 3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Gimbal System

From DJI has released its 3-Axis stabilized handheld gimbal system-Ronin | DJI:

3-Axis Stabilized Handheld Gimbal System
The DJI Ronin has been developed for the filmmaking professional. High build quality standards ensure that it keeps up with the demands of rigorous handheld and aerial use in trying environments. Simply hold it in your hands or mount it to an aircraft to create smooth and stable footage. Custom built ultra-fast processors, extremely accurate sensors, and advanced algorithms, together with fanatical attention to detail has created a system that offers remarkably precise manipulation of control angles – within the range of ±0.02°. This puts world-class, industry leading technology into your hands and creates unparalleled picture and video stabilization.

Supports a Multitude of Cameras and Lenses
The Ronin is not customized for any specific camera. It can be easily adjusted to carry everything from small & light Micro-Four-Thirds cameras to heavier systems like the Red Epic.

Simple 5-Minute Setup
With a little practice, the Ronin takes less than 5 minutes to set up and balance whenever the camera configuration is changed.

SmoothTrack Control
SmoothTrack gives a single gimbal operator the ability to transform their tilt and pan movements on the gimbal into smooth and stabilized camera angle changes.

High Performance Processing Power
A customized, advanced 32-bit floating point DSP processor offers more efficiency than an ARM processor, for faster processing of signals from the onboard encoders.

3 Configurations
Underslung mode for traditional operation. Upright mode for eye-level or even higher shots. Briefcase mode for a slim low-profile setup.

Built-in Receiver & Remote Control
A built-in DJI receiver allows the Ronin to be remotely controlled by a 2nd operator. The gimbal operator can focus on gimbal movement while the 2nd operator pays attention to camera movement.

Smart Battery/4-Hour Runtime
The Ronin’s customized smart battery is easy to install and simple to charge with the provided charger. Remaining power can be checked directly on the battery.

Other main features:

  • Tool Free Adjustment
  • Based on ZENMUSE Technology
  • 2nd Operator Controller
  • High Torque, Precision Controlled Motors
  • Extremely Durable, High Build Quality
  • Top Bar Accessory Mounts
  • Quick Release Top Handle Bar
  • Power Distribution Box
  • Dual 15mm Rods for Follow-focus Accessories
  • Gimbal Tuning Stand
  • Protective Carrying Case
  • Mobile Bluetooth Assistant Software
  • Auto Configuration
  • SmoothTrack Tuning
  • Remote Operator Control
  • Ronin Stats
  • Firmware Upgradable
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Canon Most Widely Used Camera System at 2014 FIFA World Cup

Canon Follows Up on Their Strong Showing at February’s Big Game in New Jersey With Widespread Use by Imaging Professionals at the Soccer Tournament in Brazil

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 24, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Canon broadcast lenses were the most widely used broadcast lenses covering the matches of the recent Soccer Tournament in Brazil. Furthermore, the professional photographers tasked with capturing the riveting goals, ravenous fans, colorful scenery and nail-biting moments of the soccer matches utilized Canon DSLR cameras and lenses more than any other brand.

This outstanding show of support for Canon equipment in Brazil follows Canon broadcast lenses being used extensively to broadcast The Big Game in New Jersey on February 2, 2014, as well as being the number one camera and lens choice for imaging professionals shooting from the sidelines of the game between Denver and Seattle. In support of professionals on the ground, the Canon Professional Services (CPS) team was on location at each of these sporting events, among countless others, to provide support to photographers, broadcasters and all imaging professionals.

“Canon is honored to help broadcast companies and news services bring the action of these high-profile sporting events to devoted fans across the world. It is a testament to our products and professional service and support that so many image makers at the pinnacle of their profession rely on Canon,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Throughout the soccer matches in Brazil, Canon broadcast field lenses were utilized to deliver footage of the thrilling tournament. Canon broadcast field lenses represented approximately 90 percent share of all broadcast lenses used. Additionally, Canon broadcast lenses were used extensively to deliver The Big Game to more than 111 million television viewers.

A look to the sidelines in Brazil revealed a familiar sight to many sporting event fans — Canon EOS Digital SLR cameras, equipped with iconic white Canon telephoto EF lenses. Throughout the tournament, approximately 70 percent of imaging professionals chose Canon DSLRs and lenses to capture and share the memorable moments of these passionate and prideful soccer matches. Much like The Big Game, in which 75 percent of imaging professionals on the sideline of that gridiron matchup chose Canon equipment.

At each of the 12 stadiums that hosted Soccer matches in Brazil, CPS had teams of technical and professional representatives providing imaging professionals with convenient access to product support, equipment maintenance, and product loans.

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Software: Lightroom 5.5 is now available

Lightroom 5.5 is now available as a final release on Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 5.  The goal of this release is to provide support for Lightroom mobile, additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.

Download Links:

Lightroom 5.5: Windows
Lightroom 5.5: Macintosh

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Software: Lightroom 5.5 is now available

Lightroom 5.5 is now available as a final release on Adobe.com and through the update mechanism in Lightroom 5.  The goal of this release is to provide support for Lightroom mobile, additional camera raw support, lens profile support and address bugs that were introduced in previous releases of Lightroom.

Download Links: Lightroom 5.5:

Win – http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5792

Mac – http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/detail.jsp?ftpID=5791

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Great Introduction For First Time Users of Lightroom

How to manage your digital photos with Lightroom is a 32 minute video tutorial that is perfect for first time Lightroom users.

Organize your photos: Import them into a catalog – Learn how to organize your photos by creating a new catalog and importing the sample photos.
Import photos from your camera card –  If you have a card reader, you can quickly copy photos from your camera card to your computer and import them into a Lightroom catalog.

Customize the Lightroom interface to make it your own – Learn how you use Lightroom panels and modules to customize your workspace and how to use the Lightroom workflow to take your photos from start to finish!

Let’s get organized with keywords and collections – Keywords and collections make it easy to categorize, find, and manage your favorite photos.

Make non-destructive adjustments to your photos – Use the Lightroom Develop module to make non-destructive adjustments, such as cropping, color correction, spot removal, tonal adjustments, and exposure.

Export basics – In Lightroom, you do not save photos in the traditional sense. Instead, you export new sets of files that include Develop module adjustments. Lightroom export supports a variety of file formats suitable for a wide range of uses. For example, you can export photos as JPEGs to share online, or as TIFFs for a print publication.

Check out How to manage your digital photos with Lightroom by George Jardine.

Also includes a Cheat Sheet to LR5 keyboard commands.

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Richard Dunn Creates Hilarious Video While Stranded in Vegas Aiport

When Richard Dunn was stuck at the McCarran International Airport overnight he decided to spend the night making a video of himself lip-syncing to Celine Dion’s version of the Eric Carmen classic All By Myself.

Here’s how he did it:

I had a person behind a ticket counter give me a roll of luggage tape before she left. I then used a wheel chair that had a tall pole on the back of it and taped my iPhone to that. Then I would put it on the moving walkway for a dolly shot. I also used the extended handle on my computer bag and taped the iPhone to my handle. I would tuck different stuff under the bag to get the right angle. For the escalator shot I had to sprint up the steps after I got my shot so the computer bag didn’t hit the top and fall back down. Quite fun! [All by myself on Vimeo]

Read more here: All by himself, plus a few million viewers – New Brunswick – CBC News:

He said Celine Dion is his guilty pleasure —it didn’t take long for him to have the words down.

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