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Hollywood meets Silicon Valley: Next week at Stanford for ETIA 2014

HomeAgain this year, entertainment and technology co-mingle at ETIA (Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age) for two days on the Stanford Campus. Co-sponsored by Stanford’s SCIEN (Stanford Center Image systems Engineering) and SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers), the conference brings together business and tech leaders who are delivering the entertainment of tomorrow over the Internet.

Adobe ACR 8.5 RC continues to nibble away at traditional Photoshop

2014_05_22GradFilterMaskAdobe continues to push the envelope of what is possible with non-destructive editing – the kind used by Lightroom and by Adobe Camera Raw. It has just published a release candidate of ACR 8.5 that (in addition to more cameras and lenses) supports the ability to use a brush to limit the effects of a Graduated filter.

Nikon set to update Nikon D800, 800e with mid-life kicker ‘Nikon D800S’

Nikon D800E Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)Similar to the Nikon D4S upgrade to the D4, Nikon appears to be readying a sweet, but not game-changing upgrade to its high-resolution sibling, the

Nikon D4S Field-tested: All the camera you can fit in one body

1024081After two weeks of nearly constant shooting with the Nikon D4S during my photo workshops in Texas, I am more impressed than ever with the camera. I’ve already posted about its ultra-high-ISO capability, but this field test was more about how it performed as an action camera in both good and poor light situations. In short, it delivered. The Autofocus is the fastest I’ve ever used, and the nearly instant triggering of the shutter allowed me to capture more peaks of action than with any other DSLR I’ve used….