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Blackmagic Design releases RAW codec Photo

Blackmagic Design releases RAW codec

Blackmagic Design has released a public beta of their new RAW codec. Incorporated into the URSA Mini Pro camera beta update, part of the de-mosaic process will be handled in camera. This, Blackmagic states offers: “The quality, bit depth, dynamic range and controls as RAW, but with much better performance and smaller file sizes than most popular video codecs.”

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Video: Scott Portelli discusses shooting Humpback heat run Photo

Video: Scott Portelli discusses shooting Humpback heat run

Australian underwater photographer Scott Portelli discusses shooting a humpback whale heat run in Tonga earlier this year. He was in the water with 15 adult humpback whales as they came barreling toward him and still managed to get the shot. The video includes underwater and aerial footage of the heat run as well as Portelli discussing what it takes to get the shot in a humpback whale heat run.

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The Ocean Cleanup System 001 has been launched in the San Francisco Bay Photo

The Ocean Cleanup System 001 has been launched in the San Francisco Bay

The Ocean Cleanup Project launched its first working system to the Pacific Ocean through the San Francisco Bay on September 8, 2018. The Ocean Cleanup Project is a nonprofit organization that is working on a solution to cleaning up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch using ocean currents. The organization was begun in 2013 by Boyan Slat. The Dutch based non-profit seeks to clean-up the GPGP in five years time.

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PangeaSeed Sea Walls project underway in Bali Photo

PangeaSeed Sea Walls project underway in Bali

PangeaSeed Foundation has launched a Sea Walls project in Bali, Indonesia. The Sea Walls project features the work of local and international artists in stunning murals that serve to bring a voice to the oceans. The Bali edition is titled “Protect What You Love - Protect Your Island” and features the work of fifteen artists.

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Adobe Sneak Peak: Content Aware Fill revision Photo

Adobe Sneak Peak: Content Aware Fill revision

Adobe has released a sneak preview of a new content aware fill workflow that will be released in a Photoshop CC update soon. A new interface allows users to choose where the content aware fill is sampled from. In addition, the fill can be added in a new layer, creating a non destructive option. Lastly, the film can be rotated, scaled or mirrored to suit a particulate image’s needs.

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