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State of the Art: Algorithm Turns Photo into a 56-Minute Video

PetaPixel   Thursday May 18, 2017

What would happens if you fed a single photo into a motion-prediction algorithm and asked it to create the next 100,000 frames? Google Engineer and artist named Damien Henry wanted to find out, and you can see the results at PetaPixel. “If we’re being honest, the word “video” might actually be a bit generous. ‘Acid trip’ might be a better descriptor; or ‘what you see when your vehicle is about to reach hyperspeed,’ notes PP, which notes that the feat shows how far AI has come in just a few years.   Read the full Story >>

How To: Stabilize Your Camera Without the Right Gear

Aputure   Thursday May 18, 2017

Over the past few years the video market has been flooded with camera stabilizers, and for a good reason — they can drastically they can improve the quality of your footage. But what happens when you find yourself without a stabilizer at hand? In a new Aputure tutorial Ted Sim shows you six hacks for stabilizing you camera without the right gear, including the “pseudo-slider” (you’ll need a GorillaPod and a slider) and the “twine tripod” (a shoelace will do). See DIY Photography  for more.   Read the full Story >>

On View: A Surfing Photographer Balances Work and Family

Vimeo   Thursday May 18, 2017

“The dream was to go on a surf trip. We all wanted to go travel. Once you get a taste of it, you can’t get enough of it,” says renowned surfing photographer D.J. Struntz in the short documentary Fighting Water, from director Evan Vetter and Brooklyn-based cinematographer Matt Batchelor. Struntz lived his dream as a staff photographer for Surfing magazine for almost 15 years, traveling the world to shoot the world’s best surfers. He later came to realize his dream was a “selfish pursuit.”   Read the full Story >>

Tech News: Zacuto's Ultra-Adjustable Zgrip Trigger

nofilmschool   Thursday May 18, 2017

Zacuto’s new Zgrip Trigger  can achieve single-handed 360-degree rotation with the simple press of a trigger, notes NoFilmSchool, which calls the device the most adjustable grip on the market. “Its design allows you to flip it down for a low, rock-solid handgrip or raise it up for a more Aaton-style position. You can also quickly flip it all the way up to set your camera flat on the ground or for storing in a case,” adds the blog. Zacuto has designed Zgrip Triggers for the Canon C-Series, Sony FS7 and FS7 II, rosette-based grips, and a standard grip.    Read the full Story >>

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