General and News http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/categories/general/feed.rss Thu, 14 Nov 19 18:17:55 -0700 General and News en-CA InterBEE 2019 Exhibition http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/23001/interbee-2019-exhibition Thu, 07 Nov 2019 11:28:43 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23001@/talks/discussions image

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Interview with Masaomi Tomizawa from Olympus http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/23051/interview-with-masaomi-tomizawa-from-olympus Mon, 11 Nov 2019 07:37:10 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23051@/talks/discussions image

This interview was conducted at the OM-D E-M1X touch and try event in Tokyo.

The image processing engine is an IC chip that handles all processing operations- including color conversion, noise reduction and autofocusing. The engine was not developed for a single model; instead, a single engine was designed for all cameras in the current generation. Because of the long development period, a new engine is basically required to provide at least twice the performance of its predecessor. To make this possible, we use the latest IC chip for a new engine.

However, it is not enough to create a high-performance image processing engine. What is truly important when developing an engine is the power to anticipate what will come next. It is essential to be able to conceive and visualize the camera of the future by observing current trends and then developing the technology needed to make that camera a reality.

While the algorithm development team at Olympus indicates what needs to be implemented into the next model, the engine development team looks yet one step beyond that and works to provide the engine with flexibility. This extra margin determines the destiny of the camera systems for a generation. For example, the E-M1X, which was released in January of 2019, employs two TruePic VIII image processing engines, each of which is identical to the engine incorporated in the E-M1 Mark II. We were able to incorporate two engines into the new model because we had previously embedded in each engine a mechanism to facilitate synchronization.

With two engines, an exciting new array of capabilities have been unleashed such as Handheld High Res Shot. Technically, the new Handheld High Res Shot’s framework is completely different from the previous Tripod High Res Shot. Nevertheless, this does not mean that the TruePic VIII actually incorporates the functionality for the Handheld High Res Shot function. All we did was to predict the kind of processing that would be required by analyzing trends and incorporating the parts required in advance. We later succeeded in implementing the Handheld High Res Shot with the E-M1X by combining those parts.

We are confident in our ability to anticipate the future. As the leader in mirrorless cameras, we were the first to launch development of a dedicated engine, the first to get feedback from our customers, and the first to translate that feedback into hardware.

One of our other strong points is that we send our engine developers out in the field with professional photographers. This gives our engineers a chance to observe professionals in action, to see how they use their equipment, what they need, what they like, and what will help them to achieve their shooting objectives. This data forms the basis for conceptualizing the next-gen engine, which will appear on the scene in a few years.

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Realtek 8K Video Decoder and Processor for mass market 8K TVs http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22153/realtek-8k-video-decoder-and-processor-for-mass-market-8k-tvs Fri, 07 Jun 2019 12:30:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22153@/talks/discussions

Realtek Semiconductor Corp. (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 2379.TW), one of the world’s leading network and multimedia IC providers, announced today that the Realtek RTD2893 won the Best Choice of the Year award at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2019.

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The Realtek RTD2893 can upgrade a 4K TV platform to a fully functional 8K TV. Support for 8K AV1/HEVC/VP9 video decoding, HDMI 2.1 8K input and output, secure video bit stream transmission over USB/PCIe, and 8K video processing including all HDR formats allows the RTD2893 to dramatically reduce 8K TV development time for all TV brands. The RTD2893 presents a very cost competitive 8K TV solution with all DDR memory inside.

The 8K TV or set top box penetration rate will depend on the maturity of the 8K solution. Using only the RTD2893 IC, an existing 4K TV or set top box platform can be easily upgraded to a stable, high performance, 8K platform. This simple upgrade can reduce customer’s development resource costs and significantly speed up time-to-market.

“We are honored to receive the Best Choice of the Year award at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2019”, said Realtek’s Vice President and Spokesman, Yee-Wei Huang. “Our RTD2893 allows a 4K TV or STB to be easily upgraded to a fully functional 8K device. We expect this breakthrough will lead to faster expansion of the 8K market and allow viewers to enjoy the richness of 8K content at a lower hardware cost point”.

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Sony IMX686 new 60Mp sensor samples http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/23012/sony-imx686-new-60mp-sensor-samples Fri, 08 Nov 2019 04:30:27 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 23012@/talks/discussions

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Firmware for GF10, GF90, GF9, GX7MK2, TX2, TZ90, LX9 also coming http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22954/firmware-for-gf10-gf90-gf9-gx7mk2-tx2-tz90-lx9-also-coming Wed, 06 Nov 2019 03:19:27 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22954@/talks/discussions

Although there are no specific updates info, the latest firmware will be provided on November 19 for the following seven models.

DC-GF10 / DC-GF90 / DC-GF9 / DMC-GX7MK2 / DC-TX2 / DC-TZ90 / DMC-LX9

Must be something minor or may be another update to prevent third party batteries usage.

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Atomos will present 4K camera with global shutter http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22446/atomos-will-present-4k-camera-with-global-shutter Tue, 20 Aug 2019 09:58:28 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22446@/talks/discussions 4x high-speed camera

  • Professional box camera for sports broadcasts. Supports FHD 240fps high-speed shooting and 4K video.
  • By adopting a global shutter, it is possible to accurately reproduce intense movements like sports.
  • Cost performance is very high, and it matches the demand for sports broadcasts where multi-way broadcasts are increasing.
  • When producing multi-viewpoint images using multiple cameras, the function that synchronizes the exposure timing between cameras enables smooth video expression.
  • It is a product that is ideal for next-generation sports broadcasting in terms of functionality and cost performance.
  • A demonstration will be displayed along with Avid FastServe | LiveEdit.

Presentation Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Via https://www.atomos-japan.com/archives/1097

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Mergers: Google saving Fitbit http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22918/mergers-google-saving-fitbit Fri, 01 Nov 2019 17:24:55 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22918@/talks/discussions

Today, we’re announcing that Google has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Fitbit, a leading wearables brand.

We believe technology is at its best when it can fade into the background, assisting you throughout your day whenever you need it. Wearable devices, like smartwatches and fitness trackers, do just that—you can easily see where your next meeting is with just a glance of an eye or monitor your daily activity right from your wrist.

Fitbit to be acquired by Google in an all-cash deal worth around $2.1 billion.

Alphabet now wants to save Fitbit as situation is really bad, without major support, even with total statistics falsification, they can't stand against major Chinese brands and their latest offerings.

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PhotoPlus Expo 2019 http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22574/photoplus-expo-2019 Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:21:38 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22574@/talks/discussions image

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Globalfounderies wants to block TSMC chips imports to US and EU http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22479/globalfounderies-wants-to-block-tsmc-chips-imports-to-us-and-eu Mon, 26 Aug 2019 13:13:40 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22479@/talks/discussions

GlobalFoundries (GF) today announced that it filed lawsuits against Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in the U.S. and Germany over the alleged infringement of 16 patents. The company said that it's looking to halt the import of processors made with the technologies and is seeking "significant damages from TSMC based on TSMC’s unlawful use of GF’s proprietary technology in its tens of billions of dollars of sales." Impacted companies include Nvidia and Apple.

It is clearly AMD behind the court things (as GF already dropped out of the race and will be all sold soon), as they want to further reduce profits of TSMC and increase their own.
Now on each Ryzen 3 chip this distribution is around 85%/15% and AMD investors want to make it closer to 95%/5%.
Another point of negotiation is exchange of lawsuit drop to the full blockage of Huawei, as TSMC makes 90% of company main chips, including network ones.

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LG Display can go down due to BOE and cheaper panels http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22863/lg-display-can-go-down-due-to-boe-and-cheaper-panels Sun, 27 Oct 2019 06:47:48 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22863@/talks/discussions

The South Korean company on Wednesday announced a 437 billion won ($372 million) operating loss for the July-September period. Sales shrank 4.6% from a year earlier to 5.82 trillion won.

A week earlier, new CEO Jeong Ho-young warned in his first message to employees that the "company's survival is at risk."

Ramped-up Chinese production of liquid crystal display panels for TVs has put downward pressure on LCD prices, driving Taiwanese and Japanese suppliers out of the race to add capacity. The average price per TV panel has fallen by 20% to 30% from a year ago.

Demand for LCDs is expected to rise 5% this year, but supplies are expected to grow 10%

BOE Technology Group, China Star Optoelectronics Technology and other Chinese panel makers have built new factories with government backing. In about four years, China has outstripped Japan, Taiwan and South Korea in terms of LCD production capacity.

Japan Display, the world's largest smartphone LCD maker (it is mix of factories of ALL major Japanese brands merged together to survive) that is struggling to secure a bailout, and Taiwan's AU Optronics, a major supplier of TV panels, have already bowed out of the race to increase production.

Based on LG Display's cash flow, it is unclear whether the company can keep up with Samsung and Chinese competitors in terms of investment.

LG Display makes LCD and OLED displays for both smartphones and TVs. The multipronged approach has stretched research and development funding and capital spending thin.

The company "should suspend domestic LCD plants" now that it is losing money, said an analyst in South Korea.

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Adobe Creative Cloud subscribers database leaked http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22862/adobe-creative-cloud-subscribers-database-leaked Sat, 26 Oct 2019 12:59:29 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22862@/talks/discussions

The database containing the sensitive user info, discovered by security researcher Bob Diachenko and Comparitech, was accessible to anyone through a web browser.

The exposed user data for the nearly 7.5 million accounts included email addresses, the Adobe products they subscribed to, account creation date, subscription and payment status, local timezone, member ID, time of last login, and whether they were an Adobe employee.

Diachenko notified Adobe of the exposed data on October 19, 2019 and within the day Adobe had secured the database. It’s unknown how long the database was vulnerable and whether or not anyone gained access to it, but Diachenko believes it was ‘exposed for about a week.’

Bad behavior by security expert, as such database being widely available to anyone could significantly help the industry to become more healthy - read, make Adobe customers think where it all going and choose alternatives.

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Cameras and lenses cut in half http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/429/cameras-and-lenses-cut-in-half Tue, 19 Jul 2011 17:08:03 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 429@/talks/discussions

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NAB NY 2019 Exhibition Coverage http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22430/nab-ny-2019-exhibition-coverage Fri, 16 Aug 2019 10:51:56 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22430@/talks/discussions image

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Intermediate Travel Video/Documentary Tips http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22816/intermediate-travel-videodocumentary-tips Wed, 23 Oct 2019 06:35:15 -0600 mojo43 22816@/talks/discussions This is the next video in my series on how to make a good travel video. I hope that you get something out of the tips and as always, I would love to hear what you would like to hear in the next video!

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India Broadcast 2019 Expo Coverage http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22757/india-broadcast-2019-expo-coverage Wed, 16 Oct 2019 06:07:59 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22757@/talks/discussions image

Aputure working on their booth.

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Who is going to PhotoPlus 2019 in NY? http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22796/who-is-going-to-photoplus-2019-in-ny Mon, 21 Oct 2019 22:57:30 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22796@/talks/discussions Leave some message here if you plan to go, ok?

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Mergers: Nvidia buys Mellanox, really bad news http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21695/mergers-nvidia-buys-mellanox-really-bad-news Mon, 11 Mar 2019 08:41:58 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21695@/talks/discussions PR

NVIDIA and Mellanox today announced that the companies have reached a definitive agreement under which NVIDIA will acquire Mellanox. Pursuant to the agreement, NVIDIA will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Mellanox for $125 per share in cash, representing a total enterprise value of approximately $6.9 billion. Once complete, the combination is expected to be immediately accretive to NVIDIA’s non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP earnings per share and free cash flow.

The acquisition will unite two of the world’s leading companies in high performance computing (HPC). Together, NVIDIA’s computing platform and Mellanox’s interconnects power over 250 of the world’s TOP500 supercomputers and have as customers every major cloud service provider and computer maker.

The data and compute intensity of modern workloads in AI, scientific computing and data analytics is growing exponentially and has put enormous performance demands on hyperscale and enterprise datacenters. While computing demand is surging, CPU performance advances are slowing as Moore’s law has ended. This has led to the adoption of accelerated computing with NVIDIA GPUs and Mellanox’s intelligent networking solutions.

Datacenters in the future will be architected as giant compute engines with tens of thousands of compute nodes, designed holistically with their interconnects for optimal performance.

An early innovator in high-performance interconnect technology, Mellanox pioneered the InfiniBand interconnect technology, which along with its high-speed Ethernet products is now used in over half of the world’s fastest supercomputers and in many leading hyperscale datacenters.

With Mellanox, NVIDIA will optimize datacenter-scale workloads across the entire computing, networking and storage stack to achieve higher performance, greater utilization and lower operating cost for customers.

“The emergence of AI and data science, as well as billions of simultaneous computer users, is fueling skyrocketing demand on the world’s datacenters,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “Addressing this demand will require holistic architectures that connect vast numbers of fast computing nodes over intelligent networking fabrics to form a giant datacenter-scale compute engine.

“We’re excited to unite NVIDIA’s accelerated computing platform with Mellanox’s world-renowned accelerated networking platform under one roof to create next-generation datacenter-scale computing solutions. I am particularly thrilled to work closely with the visionary leaders of Mellanox and their amazing people to invent the computers of tomorrow.”

“We share the same vision for accelerated computing as NVIDIA,” said Eyal Waldman, founder and CEO of Mellanox. “Combining our two companies comes as a natural extension of our longstanding partnership and is a great fit given our common performance-driven cultures. This combination will foster the creation of powerful technology and fantastic opportunities for our people.”

The companies have a long history of collaboration and joint innovation, reflected in their recent contributions in building the world’s two fastest supercomputers, Sierra and Summit, operated by the U.S. Department of Energy. Many of the world’s top cloud service providers also use both NVIDIA GPUs and Mellanox interconnects. NVIDIA and Mellanox share a common performance-centric culture that will enable seamless integration.

Once the combination is complete, NVIDIA intends to continue investing in local excellence and talent in Israel, one of the world’s most important technology centers. Customer sales and support will not change as a result of this transaction.

Additional Transaction Details

Post close, the transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to NVIDIA’s non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP earnings per share and free cash flow. NVIDIA intends to fund the acquisition through cash on its balance sheet. In addition, there is no change to its previously announced capital return program for the rest of fiscal 2020. The transaction has been approved by both companies’ boards of directors and is expected to close by the end of calendar year 2019, subject to regulatory approvals as well as other customary closing conditions, including the approval by Mellanox shareholders of the merger agreement.

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Canon announced 5 special CMOS sensors http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22773/canon-announced-5-special-cmos-sensors Sun, 20 Oct 2019 09:33:41 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22773@/talks/discussions image

Canon 1 Inch 12MP CMOS 4K Sensor

Color CMOS solid-state image sensor, 12 million effective pixels in a square pixel array. Supports read speeds of 24 fps when reading all pixels.

  • Filter Type - RGB
  • Sensitivity - 22,000 e/lx/sec @Analog gain x1 (TBD)
  • Sensor Size - 1 inch
  • Number of Effective Pixels - 4000x 3000 (Horizontal x Vertical)
  • Pixel Size - 3.2 um x 3.2 um
  • Shutter - Rolling shutter 12 bit, 24 fps (All Pixels)
  • Maximum Frame Rate - 10 bit, 60 fps (4K2K)
  • Saturation 22,000 e (TBD) @ Analog gain x 1
  • Dark Random Noise - 2.8 e rms @Analog gain x16 (TBD)
  • Dark Current - 17 e/sec (TBD) @package reverse side 60℃
  • Drive Frequency - 27 MHz (recommended)
  • Output Channels - Data: 12 lanes, Clock: 2 lanes
  • Output Format - LVDS output maximum 648 Mbps @12 bit
  • Power Consumption - 540 mW(Typ.) @All pixels readout 24fps (12bit)
  • Power Supply Voltages 3.3V, 1.8 V
  • Package Type - 150 pin ceramic LGA
  • Package Size - 25.10 mm x 22.20 mm x 2.99 mm

Canon 1/1.7 Inch 12MP CMOS Sensor

Color CMOS solid-state image sensor, 9.3mm measured diagonally, 12 million effective pixels in a square pixel array. Supports 4K/2K video at 30 fps and 12MP still images.

  • Filter Type - RGB
  • Sensitivity - 8,900 e/lx/sec @Analog gain x1 (TBD)
  • Sensor Size - 1 / 1.7 inch
  • Number of Effective Pixels 4000x 3000 (Horizontal x Vertical)
  • Pixel Size - 1.86 um x 1.86 um
  • Shutter - Rolling shutter 12 bit, 15 fps (All Pixels)
  • Maximum Frame Rate - 11 bit, 30 fps (4K2K)
  • Saturation - 12,000 e (TBD) @Analog gain x1
  • Dark Random Noise - 1.3 e rms @Analog gain x16 (TBD)
  • Dark Current - 7 e/sec (TBD) @package reverse side 60℃
  • Drive Frequency - 27 MHz (recommended)
  • Output Channels - Data: 12 lanes, Clock: 4 lanes
  • Output Format - LVDS output maximum 648 Mbps @12bit
  • Power Consumption - 0.52 W (Typ.) @All pixels readout 15 fps (12bit)
  • Power Supply Voltages 3.5V, 3.4V, 3.3 V, 1.8 V
  • Package Type - 129 pin ceramic LGA
  • Package Size - 15.80 mm x 14.90 mm x 2.10 mm

Canon 1/2.32 Inch 2.8MP High Dynamic Range CMOS Sensor

CMOS type of solid-state image sensor (3U3MRXSAA), 1/2.32" pixel array of 2.81M. Rolling electronic shutter for video to control the charge storage period. Can output effective 1936 x 1456 pixels video at 60 fps and 12bit via 4 channels of digital signal output. Includes HDR ( High Dynamic Range)  drive features. 3U3MRXSAAC has an RGB on-chip color filter.

  • Filter Type - RGB
  • Sensitivity (e/lx/sec) 25,000 (Green) @Analog  gain x1 (TBD)
  • Sensor Size -- 1 / 2.32 inch equivalent
  • Number of Effective Pixels 1936 x 1456 (Horizontal x Vertical)
  • Pixel Size - 3.2 um x 3.2 um
  • Scan Type - Progressive scan
  • Shutter - Rolling shutter 120 dB, HDR
  • Dynamic Range - 75dB, Normal
  • Maximum Frame Rate (All Pixels) - 60 fps, Normal, 30 fps, HDR
  • Operating Temperature - -40℃ ~ 105℃(-40°F ~ 221°F)
  • Saturation - 23,000 e @Analog gain x1 (TBD)
  • Dark Random Noise - 2.7 e rms @Analog gain x4 (TBD)
  • Dark Current - 13 e/sec @Analog gain x 1, 60℃ (TBD), TBD @room temperature
  • Drive Frequency - 24MHz (recommended)
  • Output Channels - Data: 4 lanes, Clock: 1 lane MIPI-CSI2 output maximum 576 Mbps
  • Output Format - @in all-pixel operating mode 12bit, 60fps
  • Power Consumption - 300mW (Typ.) @using all pixels 60 fps (TBD)
  • Power Supply Voltages 3.3 V, 1.8 V, 1.2V
  • Package Type - 94 pin ceramic LGA
  • Package Size - 15.07 mm x 13.37 mm x 2.74 mm 

Canon Super 35mm 9.34MP 4K CMOS Sensor

Color CMOS solid-state image sensor, Super 35mm (30mm diagonally), 9.24 million effective pixels in a square pixel array. Supports speeds of 60 fps when reading all pixels, high-sensitivity 4K.

  • Filter Type - RGB
  • Sensitivity - 72,000 e/lx/sec @Analog gain x1 (TBD)
  • Sensor Size - super 35mm (Diagonal30 mm)
  • Number of Effective Pixels 4112x 2248 (Horizontal x Vertical)
  • Pixel Size - 6.4 um x 6.4 um
  • Shutter - Rolling shutter
  • Maximum Frame Rate 12bit, 60 fps (All Pixels)
  • Saturation - 39,000 e(TBD) @Analog gain x1
  • Dark Random Noise -  2.7 e rms @Analog gain x 8 (TBD)
  • Dark Current - 54 e/sec(TBD) @package reverse side 60℃
  • Drive Frequency - 72 MHz (recommended)
  • Output Channels - Data: 24 lanes, Clock: 2 lanes
  • Output Format - LVDS output maximum 576 Mbps @12 bit
  • Power Consumption - 2 W (Typ.) @All pixels readout 60 fps
  • Power Supply Voltages 3.3V, 2.1 V, 1.8 V, 1.0V, 0.85V, -1.2V
  • Package Type - 154 pin ceramic LCC
  • Package Size - 46.00 mm x 38.00 mm x 3.59 mm

Canon Full Frame 50MP CMOS Sensor

Full frame CMOS solid-state color image sensor (43.2mm diagonally), 50.6 million effective pixels in asquare pixel array. High definition, low noise, and reduced dark current.

  • Filter Type - RGB
  • Sensitivity - 32,000 e/lx/sec @Analog gain x16 (TBD)
  • Sensor Size - 35mm Full size (36 mm x 24 mm)
  • Number of Effective Pixels 8688x 5792 (Horizontal x Vertical)
  • Pixel Size - 4.14 um x 4.14 um
  • Shutter - Rolling shutter
  • Maximum Frame Rate - 6.8 fps (All Pixels)
  • Saturation - 38,000 e (TBD)
  • Dark Random Noise - 2.5 e rms @Analog gain x16 (TBD)
  • Dark Current - 9.6 e/sec (TBD) @package reverse side 60℃
  • Drive Frequency - 24 MHz (recommended)
  • Output Channels - Data: 16 ch
  • Output Format - 16 ch analog outputs
  • Power Consumption - 1.5 W (Typ.) @All pixels readout 6.8 fps
  • Power Supply Voltages 5.5V, 4.8V, 3.3V, 2.0V, 1.8 V, 1.5 V, 1.3V, 1.2V, -1.4V
  • Package Type - 104 pin ceramic QFP
  • Package Size - 55.2 mm x 44.35 mm x 2.74 mm
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Broadcast India Show 2018 Coverage http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20735/broadcast-india-show-2018-coverage Thu, 25 Oct 2018 02:52:29 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20735@/talks/discussions image

Coverage: Anmol Mishra, India team

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CPU, MB and ram for 4k 60(x-t3) editing http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22754/cpu-mb-and-ram-for-4k-60x-t3-editing Tue, 15 Oct 2019 06:23:30 -0600 jagnje 22754@/talks/discussions The title mostly says it all. The obvious would be to just get best of everything, but theres a mater of money ofcourse :) I curently own a i7 2500k machine with 16GB ram and a 1060 GPU. I have a bunch of SSDs and I would keep the GPU. So what to get? I`ve been looking at AMD ryzen 5 3600x cpu, 32 Ram. Would this setup cut it? I know that I will probably still have to transcode, but this is kinda my budget, 500€ fot the upgrade.

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Imaging Resource will close http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22740/imaging-resource-will-close Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:46:43 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22740@/talks/discussions

We're sad to report that Imaging Resource, one of our most longstanding (and very friendly) competitors is set to close at the end of 2019, after more than 20 years. In a lengthy message to friends in the industry, founder Dave Etchells confirmed that while the site will remain available through at least spring next year, content production will most likely cease by the end of this year.

Well, it is quite bad surprise and for me it looks more like minute emotions.

Yes, industry is falling. But still, I-R is quite reliable and superb small thing.

The news became official earlier today when founder Dave Etchells sent an email to some of his friends and colleagues in the industry.

It is little not nice, as it will look like he does care more about tight internal press circles more than about site audience now.

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Nikon Cameras Segmentation http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22746/nikon-cameras-segmentation Sat, 12 Oct 2019 07:56:14 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22746@/talks/discussions image

Professional Full-frame

  • Nikon Z7
  • Nikon D850
  • Nikon D5

Enthusiast Full-frame

  • Nikon D750
  • Nikon Z6

Enthusiast

  • Z50
  • D7500
  • D500

Advanced Entry

  • D5600

Entry

  • D3500
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Nikon Z Mount Lens Roadmap http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22728/nikon-z-mount-lens-roadmap Thu, 10 Oct 2019 02:33:04 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22728@/talks/discussions image

Seems like Nikon will continue focusing on more expensive lenses and approach Z mount with big care, looking only on actual sales and actual profits.

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LG Display cutting 25% of management and office personell http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22710/lg-display-cutting-25-of-management-and-office-personell Sun, 06 Oct 2019 04:41:48 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22710@/talks/discussions

LG Display has carried out a reshuffle, reducing the number of its executives and business units by about 25 percent, in its ongoing efforts to improve deteriorating performance, the company said Friday.

The display maker said the latest reshuffle is aimed at raising business efficiency to better respond to the rapidly changing market environment and accelerate its shift to organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) from the failing liquid crystal display (LCD) business.

Main threat is the Chinese panel manufacturers and simple fact that both LG and Samsung had been literally thrown out of smartphones and monitors market in China. Seems like TV are following fast.

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HP will lay off 16% of its workforce http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22708/hp-will-lay-off-16-of-its-workforce Sat, 05 Oct 2019 16:57:06 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22708@/talks/discussions

HP will separate 9,000 employees out of the current 55,000. This was announced by the firm in a statement that will be separated from 16% of its workforce in a large restructuring plan.

This layoff plan presented by Enrique Lores, future CEO of the firm that will officially take office on November 1st. The goal is to save $ 1 billion a year from 2022.

It is expected that HP will continue to replace workforce with temporary contractors that do not require any pension plans or social expenses.

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Can the 100th anniversary of Pentax be the last day of this brand? http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22383/can-the-100th-anniversary-of-pentax-be-the-last-day-of-this-brand Wed, 07 Aug 2019 03:09:49 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22383@/talks/discussions image

On November 27, 2019, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Asahi Optical Industry Joint Stock Company (then), the origin of PENTAX, an event celebrating the 100th anniversary with users who have used and supported PENTAX products. The party format was 3,000 yen.

The main “PENTAX meeting” will be held in a buffet style. The company is preparing for events such as the sale of 100th anniversary merchandise, with a focus on "hot social gatherings between fans and our employees".

Strong industry rumors are that Ricoh is looking on the ways to silently kill Pentax brand, as well as all DSLRs lineup.

On the falling market it is no longer viable to support development teams as they are lagging years behind competition anyway.

Ricoh plan to stay in the profitable new markets of instant cameras and VR/360 cameras.

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UK: Free 12 month Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan if you buy X-Rite spectrometers http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22683/uk-free-12-month-adobe-creative-cloud-photography-plan-if-you-buy-x-rite-spectrometers Tue, 01 Oct 2019 07:56:29 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22683@/talks/discussions

X-Rite announced that they will be collaborating with Adobe to give photographers a complimentary 1-year membership to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan worth £119 when purchasing either an X-Rite i1Display Pro, i1Display Pro Plus, i1 ColorChecker Photo Kit, i1 ColorChecker Pro Photo Kit or i1Studio.

To claim this promotion you need to purchase either an X-Rite i1Display Pro, i1Display Pro Plus, i1 ColorChecker Photo Kit, i1 ColorChecker Pro Photo Kit or i1Studio before 31 December 2019 and then request the unique code before 31 January 2020.

For full terms and conditions and to claim your free year of Adobe CC Photography plan after purchase, visit the X-Rite Adobe offer page.

This offer is only available in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

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Sony is preparing for fatal fight with Samsung http://webmail.personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22680/sony-is-preparing-for-fatal-fight-with-samsung Mon, 30 Sep 2019 12:00:12 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22680@/talks/discussions

Business Transformation/IS Department to be reorganized to Corporate IS Department.

Dissolution of R&D Division Organizations (Application Technology Development Divisions 1 & 2, System and Platform Technology Development Divisions 1 & 2, Fundamental Technology Research and Development Divisions 1 & 2), and reorganization within R&D Center.

And lot of personal managers shuffle - https://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/News/Press/201909/19-096E/index.html

Rumors in the industry are that tensions between Sony and Samsung increase in sync with Korea-Japanese rising problems.

We can see open legal and price war starting in 2020. Samsung can dump top sensors price as far as 3 times getting 90% of orders for top smartphones.

Sony smartphones sensors department is last hardware related part of Sony that brings any profits and idea of Samsung can be push Sony into extreme stressful situation knowing that Japanese management usually is very bad in such. things

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