Patent litigation is not a spectator sport

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You may have heard that one of the top camera manufacturers is taking legal action against another for alleged patent infringement. This is news, but there's very little point in speculating about the outcome at this stage. Only a select group of people working for those companies will have access to evidence that proves the rights or wrongs of the case. We certainly don't

Could you build your own camera? And would you want to?

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How much does it cost to make a smartphone these days? And does this mean you could build your own camera?

With a 4/3 sensor, 4K recording and a Leica lens that should really cost more than the camera itself, this is a pretty amazing camera. There may be better ones costing a lot more, but for the money, Neil Roberts thinks the LX100 is a great buy

Should professionals use Instagram?

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The new terms and conditions issued this week by Instagram caused a firestorm of public opinion. Instagram responded to clarify; but have they? What if you make your living from your images?

Huge price reduction for Blackmagic Cinema Camera

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Sensational news: A $1000 price reduction for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Includes those already ordered. John Burkhart reports for RedShark

Replay - The best of 2012: 8 bit or 10 bit?

Published in Technology & Computing

In case you missed first time around, here's one of the best articles from 2012, by Phil Rhodes: 8 bit or 10 bit? The truth may surprise you!

Practical 3D Filmmaking

Published in Production

Karl Schodt is an experienced 3D filmmaker. He believes that 3D's time is still to come; but come it will, and it will be soon

Canon's 4K EOS 1D C should be on sale now

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Ever since the new EOS-1D C was announced way back in April 2012, enthusiasts were abuzz over Canon’s first attempt to cross the 4K threshold in a DSLR form factor

RED and ARRI don't need to worry just yet, but here's more evidence that phones are the new camcorders

Buyer Beware!

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I recently encountered a thread on one of my favourite forums in which someone was asking for opinions on a Canon EOS-60D package he'd seen on ebay. This package included the 60D body and extras including three lenses including a battery, charger, flash cards, various filters and diopters, cleaning kit, tripod, and more. All of this was neatly photographed and posted for sale on Ebay by a vendor we'll call, in order to protect the guilty, Pretty Cheap Digital, based in New York

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