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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Released!!! An amazing update of Pavtube HD Video Converter 4.6.1

Good News! We are so proud to announce that Pavtube has an amazing updated version of its all multimedia tools. Acted on customers requests and Pavtube adds some amazing new features at the latest release.

What's New?

1. Add profiles for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 4
2. fix some bugs

The new version of Pavtube HD Video Converter 4.6.1 is specially designed for converting your downloaded movies, camcorder recorded videos, tv shows, tv series,etc. for viewing with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 4!

Pavtube HD Video Converter 4.6.1

Supported OS: Windows 2003/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1
Download the lateast version of Pavtube HD Video Converter here.

Three new profiles:

iPhone 6 Video Format

iPhone 6 Plus Video Format

Galaxy Note 4 Video Format

Best Profile Settings:

iPhone 6 Video Settings

iPhone 6 Plus Video Settings

Galaxy Note 4 Video Settings

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Pavtube Release a New Site:


Aiming to improve customers' experience and product improvements, Pavtube Studio recently launched its new official website -

Along with the new website, Pavtube has migrated its all BD/DVD Copying & Ripping software products to the new site with some brand new names, fantastic discounts waiting for you:
  • DVD Ripper (Windows/Mac) -> DVDAid (Windows/Mac
  • Blu-ray Ripper (Windows/Mac) -> BDMagic (Windows/Mac)

Great News!

If you always fan our Facebook or will be a new fan, you might have a chance to get "New Site Special" with up to 40% off fantastic discounts now!

Seems wonderful? Take action now without hesitation!!! Start to experience more fresh enjoyment while exploring Pavtube new website-

More detailed information is published on

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Newly Released iFonebox Help you to Get Your Lost Data

Description: The newly released iFonebox could help Apple device users to recover data like Contacts, SMS Message, Call History, Photos, Notes, etc from iOS devices.

iFonebox, the newly released data recovery software. With the help of this software, Apple device users could recover data from iOS devices due to accidental deletion, dead for jailbreak failure or system update, lost or damage devices, etc. It allows recovering data Contacts, SMS Message, Call History, Photos, Notes and more not only from iTunes backup, but also scanning directly from almost all apple devices.

Supported iOS devices

iPhone 3GS/4/4s/5/5c/5s; iPad 1/2/3/4, iPad Air, iPad mini & iPad mini 2; iPod Touch

Ways of Recovery and Types of Recovery Data

From iTunes backup: Camera Roll, Photo Stream, Message attachment, Voice memos, Contacts, Messages, Call history, Calendar, Notes, Reminder, Safari bookmark
From iOS device: Contacts, Messages, Call History, Notes, Calendar, Reminders and Safari Bookmark

Other Attractive Features:

Preview from the scan result with organized, clear and original quality before recovery.

Selectively recover and save lost or deleted iPhone/iPad/ipod touch files.

Fully Support iOS 7.1 and latest version of iTunes.

Download the trial version of iFonebox for Windows right now to experience this brand-new iOS data recovery tool.

Tip: iFonebox for Mac would be come out in a few days! If you are a Mac user, do not miss this superb iOS data recovery tool!

Click here to get more information about iFonebox:

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Pavtube ByteCopy v1.0 24 hours Giveaway! Come on to get it!

Giveaway!!!! Giveaway!!!! Giveaway!!!!

Hi, Friend! I'm so excited to tell you the amazing news that we are going to have a giveway ofPavtube ByteCopy for Windows or Mac at 0:00 on March 23th, 2014, U.S.A. California Los Angeles time. This is only a 24 hours giveway which is providing the great and strong BD/DVD multi-track tool totally the same as Pavtube official (42usd) retail version; no time limit, no watermarks. 

Key features for Pavtube ByteCopy (Windows/Mac) are as below:

  • Backup BD/DVD to MKV without quality loss (keep 1080p quality at 16:9 aspect ratio). 
  • Convert/rip/shrink/copy latest Blu-ray/DVD movies for Android/iOS/Windows device, editing program, HD player, game console, etc. 
  • Allow full preservation of all audio tracks, subtitles and chapter markers. 
  • Remove unwanted subs streams and audio tracks 
  • Preserve soundtracks and subs in multiple languages, e.g. English, Spanish, French, Deutsch… 
The giveaway page is here:

ByteCopy (Windows) giveaway:

ByteCopy (Mac) giveaway:


Note: The giveaway version may not be updated in the future.

How to get the giveaway?

The way to get licence is very easy and convenient. Just visit the Glarysoft Giveaway page and click download now when the giveaway start to get fully licensed software for free. Only available on 23th, please don't miss this chance.

Hurry Up!

Got it? Great! I know you're gonna like the software but you can click the thumb to praise and say “Thanks” by tweeting this link and sharing on Facebook. By doing this, you're giving your friends a $42 dollar gift and you're supporting us to host more giveaways! Come on, sharing only takes about 5 seconds.

More featured titles:
Blu-ray Ripper is capable of 1:1 copying BD/DVD Disc content to local computer or external hard drive in original file structure with all subtitle tracks and audio streams preserved. Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper also supports backing up only movie content without extras to save time and storage space. At the same time, it rips/converts 3D Blu-ray discs, 2D Blu-ray discs, and standard DVDs to your desired HD and SD media formats.

Pavtube DVD Ripper provides movie lovers, children and people in any group with the easiest and fastest way to backup and rip DVD movies. It rips and converts DVD movies to MP4/AVI/MKV/WMV and many other video and audio formats with high quality. It lets you enjoy DVD movies on any portable device like iPhone 5, Galaxy S4, Lumia 920, PS4, Xperia Z, Surface, etc.
Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate provides 1:1 backup Blu-ray/DVD movies from disc to PC hard drive for disc burning and ISO image creating. It converts Blu-ray, DVD and video to MP4/AVI/MKV/WMV any popular video and audio formats. Besides, it allows for video editing tools including trimming, cropping, splitting, attaching srt/ass/ssa subtitles and special effects to add more fun when watching movies and videos.

More step-by-step guides can be found here:

Bytecopy windows guides:

ByteCopy for Mac guides:

Source: Pavtube ByteCopy v1.0 24 hours Giveaway! Never miss!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Good News! Pavtube DVD Ripper for Windows/Mac has been updated

Pavtube Studio has updated DVD Ripper to 4.5.0 and DVD Ripper for Mac to 3.7.0.

Windows version

Version: 4.5.0
Supported OS: Windows XP/2003/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1

What’s new:
  • Support latest DVD
  • Windows install package with digital signature
  • Fixed some known bugs
Download here:

Mac version

Version: 3.7.0
Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, Leopard 10.5

What’s new:

  • Support latest DVD
  • Update Mac pkg and dmg install packages simultaneously
  • Fixed some known bugs
Download here:


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Lossless rip Blu-ray to MKV with Pavtube ByteCopy (Windows/Mac) upgraded version

Good news! As your best tool to rip and convert Blu-ray movies and DVDs to MKV container format with multiple audio tracks and subtitle sinclided, Pavrtube ByteCopy, both Windows and Mac version have updated to the new version!

Windows Version:

Version: 2.2.0

Supported OS: Windows 2003/XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1

What's new:

* Support latest BD and DVD

* Windows install package with digital signature

* Fixed some know bugs

Mac Version:

Version: 2.3.0

Supported OS: Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6

What's new:

* Support latest BD and DVD

* Update Mac pkg and dmg install package simultaneously

* Fixed some know bugs

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

2013 Christmas is coming, you may have bought many new digital for play in the holidays, such as tablet, smartphone, camera or camcorders, you may need multimedia software to better enjoy content on the portable devices or recorded by the cameras. Now we are pleased to announce our Year-End Holiday Big Deal, in which four promotionitems allowing you to get awesome free Xmas gifts and Specials at the coming Christmas Day! 

Merry Christmas to everyone! Pavtube is offering our best wishes to every Pavtube member and all potential customers in this holiday season. In addition, it provides excellent customersupport service, including lifetime free upgrade of product and technicalsupport. Users can contact the support staff via email for help and suggestion. For detailed information, please visit the activity page toget the latest news.

Finally, Pavtube Studio members give our best wishes to all our customers inadvance:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Weekend Special for 40% discount for ByteCopy on Pavtube Facebook

Will you take your favorite BD/DVD discs with you for the journey to hometown this Christmas? Are you bothered by naughty kids who always like to throw discs to the air around or make noise during your work? Do you feel boring with no sound around during your housework?

Come on! Just build an e-library of your own Blu-ray/DVD discs from now on~

Wellcome to Pavtube Facebook Weekend Special Offer (Only Two Days)

Get 40% discount for Pavtube Bytecopy for Windows or Mac users:

ByteCopy for Windows 40% off:

ByteCopy for Mac 40% off:

Pavtube ByteCopy is an all-in-one Blu-ray/DVD solution to meet all the needs of movie fans for multi-track backup and conversion.

Ease of use is the feature liked by every users as backup and conversion are only several clicks away on the straightforward interface.

Bytecopy also supports multi-track subtitles and audio language so that users are free to select preferred subtitle to see and listen.

Another remarkable feature is 3D effect output. It enables users to get fantastic visual experience.

With all these features, users will get easy access to watch movies on portable devices on the go, commute, or during journey on the plane, or train etc.

Learn more:


Don't miss it and tell your friends as well!

It will be expired on 16-Dec,2013.

Other Christmas discount:

Now get 40% off for BD&DVD Ripper tool to play Christmas movies on your tablets/smart phone/TV etc at the Facebook Page:

Friday, October 18, 2013

Another Weekend Special Offer- Get 30% discount for ByteCopy on Pavtube Facebook

Now it is time for another Facebook Weekend Special Offer! Good news for Blu-ray/DVD fans, on this weekend (2013, Oct 12~13th), only these two days! Pavtube Studio put 30% discount for its ByteCopy and Byte Copy for Mac. Hurry up! Like us on our facebook and get the Coupon Code! Never miss to get it!

Now click the links below to get 30% off to backup BD/ DVD with subtitle and multi audio tracks in lossless MKV. And rip BD/ DVD to any format for iOS/Android tablets & phones.

Pavtube Bytecopy for Windows or Mac (Both Only $29.4! You can save $12.6)

Get ByteCopy for Windows 30% off

Get ByteCopy for Mac 30% off
Key features:

- Backup BD/DVD with subtitle and multi audio tracks in lossless MKV
- Watch 3D movies in various 3D effect.
Side by side(left/right), top-bottom and anaglyph(red/blue) effect
- Rip Blu-ray/DVD movies retaining multiple audio and subtitle tracks in .mkv/.mp4/.mov. output format
- Retain chapter marker in lossless .mkv&.mp4
- Rip Blu-ray and DVD movies to a proper format for playing on your Android/Apple/Windows 8 tablets & smartphones, HD Media Players, etc.
- Extract subtitle files in separate .srt

Learn more about the product:

Sounds great?

Come on and tell you friends as well!

Only 2 days left and to be expired on Oct 12, 2013

If you have any problem to buy or use Pavtube, pls feel free to contact (for Windows user), (for Mac users).

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Only 2 Days! 40% OFF! Pavtube Free MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac Upgrade to official retail version

Good news on this weekend (2013, Oct 12~13th)! Pavtube now offer 40% OFF to upgrade your Free MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac to Paid MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, the official retail version, which is just updated several days ago and perfect support more latest cameras from Sony, JVC, Panasonic and Canon.

The Pavtube Free MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, a powerful free Mac MTS/M2TS Converter software to help convert your 2D/3D MTS/M2TS/M2T/AVCHD file at 1080i/1080p/720i/720p to MKV/MP4/MPG/WMV/MOV/FLV/F4V for editing in NLEs such as Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Apple Aperture 3, Kdenlive, Keynote, Avid Xpress Pro, Adobe Creative Suite 6, DaVinci Resolve, iPhoto, or playback on iPad 4, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPod 3, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1/8.0, Galaxy Note 3, Google new Nexus 7, Asus Fonepad 7, Motorola Droid Mini, Moto X, Asus Transformer Book T100, Asus Transformer Pad TF701T, Kindle Fire HD, Surface RT/Pro, Surface 2, Surface Pro 2; it well supports Apple TV and other HDTV videos outputting and other devices like XBox 360, PS3, WD TV, Wii, TVs, etc.

As we can see, it has a simple and straightforward interface to enable quick conversion within a few clicks. As long as your camera is recognized by Mac directly, it could detect your MTS/M2TS/M2T/MOD/TOD/AVCHD footage automatically without risky of losing intact file structure.

And the most important thing is your can download it totally Free in App Store with 100% safety.

See this specification:

This Free MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac comes with bellowing features:

Full Support to AVCHD footage
Support interlaced and progressive AVCHD 1920*1080, 1440*1080, 1280*720 videos shot with Sony, Panasonic, Canon, JVC, etc.

Simple gauss blur effect
Simple gauss blur effect is very useful to recorded file formats, since it can eliminate the recorded videos noise. If you like, you can also add other special effects including simple laplacian sharpen, gray, flip color, invert, aged film and deinterlacing. What is worth mentioning is the deinterlacing, which can convert interlaced video into a non-interlaced form so that you can enjoy a better and clearer video effect.

Accurate trim and crop your AVCHD (*.m2ts or *.mts)
The accurate trim and crop function allows you to trim the proper time length for MTS/M2TS videos, as well as cut off any unwanted area. Its original video and output video preview windows will also be convenient for you to edit.

Replace original audio
To replace the original audio is easy to be realized under the Editor sections.

Split selected video file
Using the Split function, you can split the selected video file into required video clips by specifying the clip quantity, duration time and file size.

Audio and video sync technology
The program adopted advanced audio and video sync technology; never let you troubled by the audio and video issues.

Built-in codec
Its built-in codec will not install any codec on your computer, so as to avoid the unexpected codec problem.

Note: Comparing with Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac, the Free MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac removed Apple ProRes codec for Final Cut Pro and Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) codec for iMovie & Final Cut Express.

Learn more Free products from Pavtube:

Wondering how to do the conversion?

The Correct Way to Ingest and Import AVCHD to Final Cut Pro 7
Import Canon XA25 AVCHD footage to iMovie or Final Cut Express
Transcode Panasonic AVCHD MTS to Avid Media Composer
How to Import MTS Clips to Aperture editavle files?

More step-by-step guide of how to start the conversion:
Start Using Pavtube MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac | MTS/M2TS Converter for Mac Guides


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sony's FDR-AX1 Handycam puts 4K recording in the grasp of prosumers (eyes-on)

We assure you, the camera above is not Sony's HDR-AX200.

Model Highlights: 4K/60p video Ultra HD, 1/2.3" 8.3MP Exmor R® CMOS image sensor, real-time 4K/60 fps recording, 3 ND filters and 6 paint functions, Sony G Lens with 20x (31.5-630mm) zoom, built-in mic with 2x additional Pro XLR jacks.

While it shares a similar body, this is the new FDR-AX1 that leaked this morning -- a fixed lens 4K videocamera for prosumers, priced at a cool $4,500. Although JVC beat Sony to the market with its $5,000 kit, Sony's vying to have the upper hand with the tech inside its take, namely by using its XAVC S format. It works by capturing video in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Long GOP and audio in linear PCM, which all gets saved in an "MP4 wrapper." To handle the massive amount of data throughput from its 4k/60p stream, the camcorder records to QXD cards (two slots are onboard) which, until now, haven't had much use outside of Nikon's D4. A 64GB card will net you two hours of 4K video, while downscaling to 1080/60p adds an extra hour on top of that.

Video gets captured by a 1/2.3-type Exmor R CMOS sensor and a 20x optical zoom (31.5-630mm) G lens, which comes equipped with a trio of ND filters and Optical SteadyShot. As you'd expect, there are a plethora of manual controls, powered stereo XLR inputs, a 3.2-inch display and a viewfinder on back. It's worth noting that while the AX1 won't be HDMI 2.0 compliant at first, Sony's planning a firmware update down the line to enable it. Until that occurs, it'll only be able to transfer HDMI video over to Sony's existing 4K TVs. We're also told that the camcorder will work with SD cards for shooting in HD.

If you don't care for the flexibility of interchangeable lenses or need something more affordable than the likes of a RED Scarlet, the FDR-AX1 can be yours this October. Sweetening the deal just a little more, Sony will also throw in a 32GB XQD card and a full copy of Vegas Pro 12 to ensure you can get started out of the box. Check out our eyes-on gallery with the prototype seen above in the meantime.

Related topics:

Sony Announces New PXW-Z100 4K Camcorder
Make Blackmagic Camera 4K footage editable in FCP
Convert 4K Video for editing with Mac in FCP, Avid, iMovie, Premiere, FCE

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sony RX100 Mark II (M2) Hands-on -Sony's best point-and-shoot camera to date

Last year, Sony's RX100 changed the way many of us think about point-and-shoots. The camera's one-inch sensor enabled brilliant image quality and stellar low-light performance, netting DSLR-like results in a device you can slip in your pocket. It really did change the game when it comes to everyday photography, and I instantly fell in love. What remained to be seen, however, was how Sony would build on the RX100's success by releasing an even more capable model this year. In an unexpected move, the company opted not to retire 2012's blockbuster, and kept pricing exactly where it's always been, at $650. The RX100 Mark II, meanwhile, was marketed as a modest step up -- an even more well-rounded package, for 100 bucks more.

When my Mark II sample arrived, I did what any jaded New Yorker would after a half-dozen years of shooting sample photos in Manhattan: I booked a flight to somewhere else. United's last-minute weekend specials made Chicago the best bet, and off I went for a weekend of perfect weather, approachable restaurants and sidewalks that weren't so crowded that I had to walk in the street. It's like New York -- if you take away a million tourists and pepper in smiling Midwesterners and affordable adult beverages.

Key Features:

  • 1"-type Exmor-R BSI-CMOS sensor (13.2 x 8.8mm, 3:2 aspect ratio) 
  • 20.2 million effective pixels 
  • 28-100mm (equiv), f/1.8-4.9 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens 
  • Steady-Shot image stabilization 
  • ISO 160-12,800 (Down to ISO 100 and to 25,600 expanded) 
  • NFC-mediated Wi-Fi allowing file transfer and control from smartphones 
  • Rear control dial and customizable front control ring 
  • 10fps continuous shooting in 'Speed Priority' mode 
  • Tiltable 3" 1.2M-dot 'WhiteMagic' LCD screen 
  • 13 Picture Effects (27 with variations) 
  • Memory Recall feature can store up to three groups of custom settings 
  • 1080p60 video, (AVCHD) with MP4 option (50p in PAL regions) 
  • Built-in stereo microphones 
  • 330-shot battery life (CIPA)  
The final notable physical adjustment is the new Multi Interface Shoe. It looks like a typical hot shoe that you'd find on any ol' DSLR, but this version adds a multi-pin connector for interfacing with accessories like an OLED EVF or a microphone rig -- neither of which I needed to try out on a brief vacation. Some photographers clearly prefer shooting with an EVF, but the tilting LCD suited me just fine, even with the bright summer sun hitting the camera from above.

The pictures, as expected, look great. The camera did a fine job of exposing, and colors and white balance were spot on. Everything I loved about the previous RX100 is present here, too, so you can absolutely expect a top-shelf experience through and through. The one notable setback is the price. It'll run you $750, which admittedly is a bit more than we'd like to pay for a point-and-shoot, regardless of its performance. But when you start looking at this strictly as an ILC replacement, that sky-high price tag begins to make a bit more sense. Cheap it's not, but if you want the absolute best, consider this your only option.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

First Canon 7D RAW video shown courtesy of Magic Lantern

If you've been lustfully eying the latest DSLR models, you want to give your trusty Canon 7D another look. Magic Lantern has been enhancing the features of Canon EOS digital SLRs for some time now, the popular, but aging semi-pro model has been given the RAW video treatment from Magic Lantern, and the first samples have now been posted (after the break). Maximum resolution still falls short of the much newer 5D Mark III's full HD at 1,736 x 1,156, but otherwise, the images are improved in every way. The video has a full 14-bit color spectrum, for starters, is completely free of compression noise and has much less (though still some) moire and aliasing. Now video can only be captured in 2 second bursts, but we saw similar limitations on early Magic Lantern builds for the 5D Mark III, as well -- meaning the 7D may finally live up to its beast-like video potential.

So far, a 7D owner named Florian has put this feature to the test, by combining a series of ~2 second DNG files taken in silent shooting mode into a 33-second video. While there's some moiré at times, the video quality is lightyears ahead of the standard H.264 movies recorded by a stock 7D.

See for yourself:

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Canon EOS 70D Hands-On, Review, Main features, and More Info
RAW 24fps DNG video hits the Canon EOS 5D Mark III via Magic Lantern!
Canon 6D FCP workflow- Transcode Canon EOS 6D 1080p MOV to Final Cut Pro

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

GoPro App 2.0 lets action cam owners save and share their footage

A new version of the GoPro app has been released for iOS devices bringing several important improvements. 

The GoPro App makes it easy to control your camera remotely with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. New features let you view, play back and share select content—so you can do more with your photos and videos than ever before.


• Full remote control of all camera functions
• Live preview for easy shot-framing
• Instantly view photos and playback videos*
• Copy photos and videos* to your device, then share via email, text, Instagram, Facebook or other app
• View the GoPro Photo and Video of the Day
• Compatible with all HERO3 cameras and HD HERO 2 cameras + Wi-Fi BacPac

What's New In This Version:

• View photos and play back videos
• Copy photos and videos* to a GoPro album on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
• Share the photos and videos copied to your device via email, text, Instagram, Facebook or other app
• Browse and delete files on the camera’s memory card

You can download GoPro App from the App Store for free.

Since launch, the GoPro App has primarily served as a remote control; it hasn't been much good for reviewing the day's shooting. That won't be an issue with the newly launched GoPro App 2.0. Both Android and iOS users can now browse their action camera's memory card, save and play media on a mobile device, and share any saved clips through email, MMS and social networks like Instagram. Windows Phone users aren't in line for the update right now, but their Android and iOS counterparts can grab both the new app and corresponding camera firmware upgrades at the source links.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Magic Lantern firmware boosts dynamic range of Canon 5D III and 7D

The folks at Magic Lantern are no stranger to adding new features to Canon DSLRs, courtesy of their EOS Camera Tool software.  

Magic Lantern's brought some miraculous features to Canon EOS DSLRs lately, including RAW video recording on the 5D Mark III, and video recording, period, to the 50D. Its latest feat is no less amazing, even for jaded DSLR shooters.

By exploiting unused dual ISO amplifiers on a sensor chip in the Canon 5D Mark III and 7D, new firmware allows you to record lighter parts of a scene at ISO 100 and darker portions at ISO 1600. It works with RAW video and stills on the 5D III and RAW stills only on the 7D, with both requiring post-processing after capture. That bit of creative coding increases the dynamic range of both cameras to around 14, though not without some drawbacks. Namely, the 7D implementation is buggy for now, you'll lose some resolution while gaining aliasing in shadows and highlights, and won't be able to check critical focus by zooming in. Still, the organization has a track record of quickly improving new features -- so, if you've got the guts to risk voiding your warranty, hit the source.

Their latest creation - called Dual ISO - dramatically increases the dynamic range of the 5D Mark III and EOS 7D by four stops, bringing the total dynamic range to 14EV. This allows you to pull detail out of the shadows with a lot less noise than with the 'stock' firmware. The technical details are complex, but simply put, it works by interlacing two rows of pixels captured at ISO 100 with two rows taken at a higher sensitivity (usually ISO 1600). The low sensitivity rows capture highlight detail, while the high ISO rows capture shadow detail. When they are combined, you get relatively noise-free shadows without blowing highlights.

According to Magic Lantern, there are some downsides to using the Dual ISO firmware, though. Vertical resolution is reduced by half and there's more moirĂ© and aliasing in over and underexposed areas. The author also warns that since this software modifies the sensor's operation, you could end up frying your camera. 

Canon Related guides
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Panasonic GH3 and G5 firmware update brings low light AF, silent shooting

If you've been spooking subjects or failing to focus on them with your Panasonic Lumix GH3 or G5, you might feel like you got a brand new camera today thanks to a firmware update. Its new features include low-light (-3EV) autofocus and a "silent mode" setting that'll turn off the electronic shutter, all sounds and the flash emission in one go, leaving subjects like deer or golfers undisturbed. You'll also get an exposure compensation shutoff reset option, better AF performance with certain lenses and a WiFi fix for Mac computers. You can grab it at the source, proving it's not only hackers that bring free goodies to pricey cameras.

Version 1.2 for the GH3 adds the 'Low light AF' previously seen on the G6 that works down to -3 EV, a 'silent mode' that turns off operational sounds and flash firing, and an 'Exposure Compensation Reset' function'. Meanwhile version 1.1 for the G5 only corrects wording of the Motion Picture menu on cameras sold in PAL broadcast regions (including Europe and Australasia), and therefore isn't required by US owners. Click below for full details and to download the firmware.

Click here to download the latest firmware for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 (Ver 1.2)

Click here to download the latest firmware for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 (Ver 1.1)

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Canon EOS 70D Hands-On, Review, Main features, and More Info

Changing the way users capture still images and video with a DSLR camera, Canon proudly introduces the EOS 70D.

At the core of the 70D's modifications is what Canon's calling Dual Pixel CMOS AF. Essentially, the sensor includes twice the number of pixels in an (very successful) attempt to improve focusing. There are 40.3 million photodiodes on the sensor, and when they're all working together, "it's like 20 million people tracking the focus with both eyes," as Canon explains. The result is camcorder-like focusing for both stills and video, when you're shooting in live view mode. During our test with a pre-production sample, the device performed phenomenally, adjusting focus instantaneously when snapping stills, and quickly but gradually when recording video.

Reviewing- Canon EOS 70D main features:

  • 20.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion, ISO 100-12800 (expandable to H: 25600) for shooting from bright to dim light and high performance DIGIC 5+ Image Processor for exceptional image quality and processing speed. 
  • EOS Full HD Movie mode with Movie Servo AF for improved continuous focus tracking of moving subjects, manual exposure control and multiple frame rates (1080: 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 720: 60p (59.94) / 50p, 480: 30p (29.97) / 25p), built-in stereo microphone, manual audio level adjustment with attenuator function to reduce audio clipping, and Video Snapshot with editing for expanded movie shooting options. 
  • Vari-angle Touch Screen 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor II (approximately 1,040,000 dots) with smudge-resistant coating features multi-touch operation and Touch AF for an easy and intuitive experience, flexible positioning, and clear viewing even when outdoors in sunlight.
  • Built-in wireless technology allows you to wirelessly transfer your images to social networking sites through CANON iMAGE GATEWAY, share your images with wireless-enabled Canon cameras, or upload virtually anywhere on your iOS® or Android(TM) smartphone* with the free download of the EOS Remote app.
  • Canon's innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables you to shoot video like a camcorder with smooth, fast, and accurate autofocus; lets you enjoy instant and precise autofocus even when shooting stills from a variety of angles with the freedom provided by the Vari-angle LCD. 19-point all cross-type AF system (including a high-precision f/2.8 dual cross-type AF center point) with a wide area arrayfor exceptional autofocus performance and greater compositional freedom when shooting with the viewfinder. Intelligent Viewfinder with superimposed LCD display provides approximately 98% field of view, and Multi-Aspect ratio in Live View broadens your choices in composition. 

The 60D will be discontinued, but the 7D will remain on the market -- for a while longer, at least. Still, if you're looking for a DSLR primarily for shooting video, the 70D is where it's at.

Canon related guide:

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Canon 50D gains video recording through Magic Lantern RAW hack

It may be time to dust off that Canon 50D you purchased back in 2008. The folks behind the Magic Lantern firmware add-on have pulled yet another rabbit out the proverbial hat (or is it lantern?) by enabling RAW video recording on the APS-C-based DSLR. What's even more impressive is that the 50D lacks video support out of the box, so this new-found functionality is truly magical. This hack comes hot on the heels of the Magic Lantern team coaxing the Canon 5D Mark II / III into capturing 24 fps RAW video.

With the firmware add-on installed, the 50D is capable of shooting video up to 1592 x 1062 pixels at 30 fps. There are some caveats, though. First, there's no audio recording since the camera lacks a microphone input and associated electronics. Second, capturing RAW video requires fast CF cards (at least UDMA 6). Third, we now fully expect to see the 50D skyrocket in value on the used market. Hit the break for a few sample videos.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

RAW 24fps DNG video hits the Canon EOS 5D Mark III via Magic Lantern!

It's no secret that Canon's 5D Mark III is the go-to DSLR for videographers the world over, but things are about to become a whole lot more interesting. The people behind Magic Lantern have successfully coaxed the 5D Mark III into shooting 24 fps RAW video at resolutions up to 1,920 x 820 pixels using 1000x speed cards. If you're not familiar with Magic Lantern, it's an open source firmware add-on that brings additional functionality to Canon EOS cameras. The ability to capture RAW video at 24 fps improves dynamic range and resolution -- it also provides extra flexibility during post-production. According to the team at Magic Lantern, more work is required before the feature is ready to be deployed. So until then, you're invited to follow the via link below and watch the RAW vs. H.264 videos after the break, or if you're feeling brave, check the source for download locations.

Yes, thoungh initially the Magic Lantern team didn’t even think it was possible, they’ve now enabled 24fps RAW HD video (without sound) on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

This is HUGE news. The dynamic range is now in the range of what people are so excited about with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Alexa and other cams. 

So what does this mean? As I mentioned above, the dynamic range of the video is stunning and is on par with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and other cameras.  

Update: We just received news from Magic Lantern that Canon's Mark II is now also a go for 24 fps with the new firmware. Nic from the development team said "After some further testing it is clear the older, cheaper Mark II should be able to record at least resolutions of 1880x840 in full-frame mode (with line skipping)."

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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Olympus PEN E-P5 shot in the wild, Wi-Fi and 16-megapixel sensor rumoured

Olympus, is about to add another branch to your camera-buying decision tree judging by new images and specs that leaked out showing a new PEN E-P5 model. The classically shaped Micro Four Thirds flagship was shown in leaked photos along with specs pointing to a 16-megapixel sensor, WiFi, a 1.04 million dot tilt screen, 5-axis stabilization, 5fps burst shooting and a 1/8000 shutter speed -- if accurate. While an earlier from Olympus suggests it'll launch around May 11th in China, none of the tea-leaf readers have divined a price yet -- though a look at the company's last mirrorless flagship, the PEN E-P3 might give a clue. You can catch several more photos after the break.