Seawolf releases Expedition video lights
Orcalight has announced the availability of their Expedition series video lights. These feature carbon fiber construction and a redesigned battery pack. The new Expedition model 2260 series offer 22,000 lumen output with a burn time of 1.25 hours at full power, but are neutrally buoyant in the water. The battery pack also features UN38.3 flight certification and is designed to allow airline staff to easily verify that it is suitable for travel.
Inon ships new mount adaptors
Inon has announced two new adaptors that allows a diving weight to be used as a simple tripod to hold lights, strobes or GoPro camera. Available in two types, one utilises bolts to affix the mount, the other hook and loop straps. In addition, the company has also released two new YS mount adaptors.
FIX ships the FIX Neo Premium 2200 DX Video Light
FIX has released their Neo Premium 2200 DX video light. It features a Color Rendering Index (CRI) of Ra95, ensuring that the quality of light that it produces is as accurate as possible to true daylight. Output is 2200 lumens, via a 100° beam with a color temperature of 4000°K. Batteries are exchangeable, with a burn time of 55 minutes at full power.
Gates confirms RED housing upgrade path
Gates Underwater Products has announced an upgrade path for owners of DEEP EPIC and DEEP DRAGON housings. Once upgraded, they will be compatible with all EPIC models, including both WEAPON and RAVEN. Both Gates’s RED external monitor housing are supported and it has been confirmed that WEAPON will allow tethered REDMOTE support, allowing for full menu access via the remote in the housing.
RED announces RAVEN
RED Digital Cinema has announced their RED RAVEN camera. It offers 4K recording at 120fps and 2K at 240fps with either being simultaneously recorded in Apple ProRes and REDCODE RAW simultaneously to a media bay that supports RED MINI-mag SSDs. It ships with a Canon EF mount and is the lightest RED camera to date, weighing in at 3.5 lbs (1.59kg).
Adobe releases Photoshop and Premiere Elements 14
Adobe has released version 14 of their Photoshop and Premiere Elements programs. Both offer automatic, guided or manually controlled editing options and simplify sharing images and video to social media and sharing platforms. They also offer the ability to sort images and video via facial recognition, location or activity.
The world’s largest man-made oyster bed could save the Chesapeake Bay
Just a few days ago the Army Corps, NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), Nature Conservancy and other organizations completed what is now the largest man-made oyster bed. The oyster bed is located in Harris River, a finger of the Chesapeake Bay on the eastern shore, and covers 330-acres.
Silence of the Sharks campaign launches
David Pilosof, organizer of the Eilat and World Shootout as well as large scale underwater broadcasts is organizing a series of mass protest dives to highlight the plight of sharks worldwide. Joining forces with other shark conservation organizations the Silence of the Sharks campaign kicks off on 13 November in Eilat, Israel, followed by a series of dive around the globe with a climax in October 2016.
- Chernobyl mammals tracked in snow (via BBC)
- Audio slideshow: Exploring Africa (via BBC)
- The amazing wildlife of Africa (via BBC)
- The secret lives of giants (via BBC)
- In pictures: midwinter magic (via BBC)
- Jack W. Lavanchy awarded EUF Honorary Vice President title (via African Diver)
- Mapping the world’s vertebrates (via BBC)
- In pictures: Celebrating ecology (via BBC)
- Our World Underwater and DEEP Indonesia (via African Diver)
- New product - the Quikpod (via African Diver)