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  • Olympus PEN Mini camera unveiled

    Olympus has unveiled a new model in its line-up of Micro FourThirds cameras. The PEN E-PM1 is a Mini model aimed at newcomers to SLR photography

  • News: Red Giant releases Magic Bullet Suite 11

    Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite 11 boosts colour correction tools and adds cosmetic effects and format conversion, though no Final Cut Pro X support yet

  • How-Tos: How to protect your holiday snaps abroad

    We're not suggesting that your camera or camcorder is going to be lost or stolen on holiday, but how upset would you be if it was? We show you how to back up the photos and videos you capture, just in case the unthinkable happens.

  • How-Tos: How to create dramatic photos with high dynamic range

    High dynamic range can add drama to your photos. We show how it works, even on a fairly ordinary digital camera.

  • News: Apple Addresses Final Cut Pro X Outcry with FAQ Posting

    Apple is attempting to do damage control over the flurry of negative comments on the company's new version of Final Cut Pro X video editing software. Apple posted a FAQ on its site that aims to address some of the concerns customers have raised so far, including a couple of straightforward "no" answers.

  • News: Apple Final Cut FAQ: FCP7 import isn't coming

    Apple has posted a document on its website titled “Answers to your Final Cut Pro X Questions.” The FAQ aims to address the ongoing controversy surrounding Apple’s release of the re-architected professional-grade video editing software. (See Macworld'sreview here.) The document addresses common questions about importing old projects, multicam editing support, and other features—and not every answer will satisfy disgruntled pro editors.

  • Opinion: Reader Questions on Thumbtack, Background Blur, and More

    Have a question about digital photography? Send it to me. I reply to as many questions as I can--though given the quantity of e-mails that I get, I can't promise a personal reply to each one. I round up the most interesting questions about once a month here in Digital Focus. For more frequently asked questions, read my newsletters from March, April , and May.

  • Opinion: Apples iCloud is a real memory killer

    Apple's at it again, cruelly dumping its users' memories at the altar of a few pennies more profit.

  • How-Tos: Make Your HDTV Web-Ready

    By now, you're used to watching all kinds of video via the Web. You get caught up on your favorite TV shows with Hulu, enjoy a movie or two with Netflix Instant Watch, maybe even sneak in a cat video or two (or a dozen) on YouTube during your lunch break at work. You're used to searching the Web to find what you want to watch when you want to watch it.

  • Opinion: Turn YouTube into a Personal Video Jukebox

    On Friday you learned how to embed a YouTube video on a Web site. Today, let's look at another YouTube feature, this one designed for music lovers. It's called YouTube Disco - Music Discovery Project, and it's designed to serve up an endless supply of your favorite artists' tunes.

  • News: Apple responds to Final Cut complaints via Pogue

    Apple's release of Final Cut Pro X earlier this week was hit by negative reviews and complaints from professional video editors, many calling it nothing more than iMovie Pro. New York Times's technology columnist, David Pogue, has fed back on Apple's answers to these complaints in a post.

  • How-Tos: How to turn on subtitles on iPlayer

    The BBC's online catch-up TV service, iPlayer, allows web users to watch programmes that have already been broadcast on their PC for up to 30 days after their first transmission.

  • How-Tos: Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshooting Final Cut Pro X

    Coinciding with this week’s release of Final Cut Pro X, Apple has posted well over a dozen new Knowledge Base articles detailing various quirks of the new software. I’ve summarized the key issues below. I follow that with a brief look at users’ largely negative assessment of the update.

  • Lomo La Sardina camera range

    Lomo has launched a range of sardine can-shaped 35mm film cameras that allow you to take quirky shots using long exposures and fish-eye lens effects

  • How-Tos: How to add Favourites on iPlayer

    The BBC's online catch-up TV service, iPlayer, allows web users to watch programmes that have already been broadcast on their PC for up to 30 days after their first transmission

  • News: 5 Coolest Lytro Light Field Camera Features

    Start-up camera maker Lytro promises that before the end of the year you will be taking pictures without worrying about pesky details such as focus, lighting, shutter speed and exposure. The company is pioneering a new kind of consumer camera that Lytro says can capture every ray of light within a camera's field of view. The technique is called "light field capture" which records various aspects of a light ray such as color, intensity, and direction. Regular cameras, Lytro says, merely record all the light rays without discerning the subtleties.

  • News: Nokia's First Windows Phone Codenamed 'Sea Ray' Surfaces

    Nokia has shown its first Windows Phone to the world, perhaps by accident.

  • Equinux Tizi iPad 2 TV tuner updated

    The Apple iPad is a superb device on which to watch BBC iPlayer or YouTube videos. The Equinux tivi adds live viewing options and will even record programmes you'd otherwise miss

  • News: Camera Start-Up Lytro Promises to Revolutionize Photography

    With a new kind of camera, Lytro wants to remove the headaches of focus from digital photography.

  • How-Tos: Find and play high-resolution audio on the Mac

    Everybody is familiar with high-definition video these days, which packs more visual information (more pixels) into the shows you see on TV and on Blu-ray discs. But you may not know much about high-resolution audio, which offers music in formats with clarity and fidelity that can be superior to that of CDs. I took a look at the current offerings, and how you can play these high-resolution files on a Mac. Here’s what you need to know.



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