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More Photo & Video Opinion

  • Opinion: Cinetics Puts the Motion Back in Your Videography Ocean

    If you're tired of getting sea-sick from watching your home videos, and you're looking for a cheap alternative to a dolly system, you're going to want to keep your eyes on the CineSkates project that has recently received funding on Kickstarter. The CineSkates system is built to attach to a GorillaPod Focus tripod, and gives the tripod system wheels for the first time.

  • Opinion: Performance art

    Performance is a rather intangible concept. When we look at computing technology, it’s seen as a worthy goal – but how do you quantify it?

  • Opinion: Android Photo Apps, Backing Up Photos on a Trip

    Have a question about digital photography? Send it to me. I reply to as many 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 May, June, and July.

  • Opinion: Running Out of Polaroid Film? Build a Digital Sensor

    It’s official: This 8 by 10-inch color capture back is the world’s largest digital sensor. Christened the Maxback, this massive sensor was commissioned by professional photographer Mitchell Feinberg as a replacement for his quickly dwindling supply of 8 by 10-inch polaroid film.

  • Opinion: Apple Again Rumored to Be Preparing TV Release

    Apple is again rumored to be preparing to release a television set.

  • Opinion: GameStop Tries to Win Back Customers' Trust

    GameStop wants a do-over after angering customers by removing coupons for a competitor that were in boxes for a popular video game.

  • Opinion: Google TV to Launch in Europe

    Google TV isn't ready to throw in the towel just yet. It will launch in Europe early next year despite a shaky start in the United States.

  • Opinion: Video Game Featured in Film About Bionic Body Parts

    A new documentary accompanying this week's launch of a critically acclaimed video game pushes the idea that bionic body parts that are better than real ones will be available by 2027.

  • Opinion: Check Out The (Surprisingly Good) Portal Fan Film

    The Portal videogames by Valve are one of my favorite series of all time. After completing the groundbreaking first game I remember walking around thinking of where I would shoot portals to expedite my route. The long-awaited sequel that came out earlier this year exceeded lofty expectations and left fans wanting even more.

  • Opinion: Fox's 8-Day Content Delay Encourages Piracy

    Fox recently decided to stop releasing free online streams of its TV shows on Hulu the day after they air--instead, Fox is delaying free streaming for eight days. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this choice by the network has resulted in an increase in over-100-percent increase in piracy.

  • Opinion: Make a Better Black-and-White Photo

    There are a lot of things you can do to your photos with a single click in your photo editing program. Last week, for example, I showed you how you can use the Color Replacement tool in Adobe Photoshop Elements to change specific colors in an image. And in the past, I've explained how easy it is to convert any photo to a stylish black-and-white composition by setting the saturation to zero in any image editor.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Camera Codec Pack

    One of the best things about digital SLR cameras and higher-end point-and-shoot cameras is the ability to shoot in RAW mode. RAW images give you uncompressed, data-heavy versions of your digital photos that can be used for intensive edits and adjustments without negatively impacting the image quality.

  • Opinion: Google's Photovine app shares themed photos

    Although the new Photovine iPhone app in the App Store appears to be from a developer of the same name, it’s actually a Google joint. (Google owns Photovine.) It’s a free app for photo sharing that seems to fall somewhere between Instagram and Color.

  • Opinion: Tracks for iPhone

    The photo sharing app Tracks from Tracks Media wants to be a hub for social photography, but it needs to expand its reach first.

  • Opinion: New Netflix Section 'Just for Kids'

    Young children, as all parents know, love to watch the same shows over and over...and over. It's exactly this love of repetition that makes Netflix a good deal for families. Rather than buy or rent individual kid shows, it's easier (and cheaper) to sign up for Netflix' streaming service and let the youngins watch all the videos they want.

  • Opinion: The best gadgets of summer 2011

    Summer isn't always the best time to report on new tech: with many people either holidaying or having already bought their holiday gear, summer launches can often be overlooked. Not so some of the products that were unveiled or first went onsale this July. Here's our round-up of the best gadgets of the month.

  • Opinion: Smartphone Vs. Digicam

    Spiderowych asked the Digital Cameras & Camcorders forum a simple question: Will the mobile phone ever replace the digital camera?

  • Opinion: Great Timewasters: 5 Videos to Enhance Your Weekend

    There are a lot of videos on YouTube, and even more on other sites spread out across the Internet. So instead of searching far and wide for good trailers, how-to videos, tech reviews or what have you, just let the professionals do the work. Here are five from his catalogue to brighten your weekend.

  • Opinion: Julia Roberts Ad Banned in the UK for Abuse of Photoshop

    There's airbrushing ... and then there's airbrushing. And while using post production techniques such as Photoshop image editing software is standard in the advertising industry, L'Oreal clocked some serious overtime on Julia Roberts' face in a Lancôme ad, and now that image has been pulled by the UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The ASA declared that "the ad must not appear in its current form again" on the basis that it's "misleading."

  • Opinion: Walmart Offers New Streaming Video Purchases

    Walmart today launched a new service on its website that gives customers the option to purchase either a physical copy or a digital download for thousands of its video releases. The new service, offered in conjunction with Vudu, marks Walmart's entry into the streaming video industry.



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