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Arsenal 2 camera controller raised $ 2.3 million

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A few days ago, Kickstarter started fundraising for a controller for Arsenal 2 SLR and mirrorless cameras. According to the developer, “Arsenal 2 is more than just a remote control, it uses artificial intelligence and computational photography to help create stunning photos and time-lapses. “. The novelty is a development of the Arsenal model, the release of which was funded in 2017.

Arsenal 2 is said to determine the optimal settings for the scene being shot, based on sensor readings, which can analyze 22 different environmental factors.

Arsenal 2 camera controller raised $ 2.3 million

The controller makes it easy to shoot multi-row panoramas, remove people from pictures, shoot a series of pictures with focusing at different distances for a deep depth of field, high dynamic range and ultra-slow shutter speeds, and time-lapse photography. It is installed on a DSLR or mirrorless camera, connects to it via USB and works in tandem with a mobile application on an iOS or Android smartphone. The footage can be saved on a microSD memory card or automatically transferred to a mobile device. Full control of the camera via Wi-Fi 802.11ac wireless interface is provided, including frame preview.

Arsenal 2 supports over 100 popular DSLR and mirrorless camera models, 23 more than the original model. Improved productivity is another benefit. The developer offers two options for the device – Standard and Pro. The former works three times faster than Arsenal, the latter five times. The Pro also features enhanced weather protection and a USB-C connector.

To count on receiving the device, you must deposit at least $ 149. At the time of writing the news, the collected amount was close to $ 2.3 million. Fundraising will continue for another 27 days, with controllers expected to ship in June 2021.

 

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Samsung cheated: the unique S95B QD-OLED TV turned out to be better than the company describes it

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Earlier this year, Samsung introduced the S95B QD-OLED TV, which stands out with its new panel and 144Hz support. And with the last point there is a nuance.

Samsung cheated: the unique S95B QD-OLED TV turned out to be better than the company describes it

The fact is that the frequency of 120 Hz is indicated on the Samsung website, and the company spoke about it during the announcement. However, the TV was found to be capable of running at 144Hz while maintaining 4K UHD resolution.

The author of the HDTVTest channel conducted a series of tests and determined that the TV can indeed operate at a higher frequency than stated. At the same time, it works in full 4K UHD without various tricks like reduced vertical resolution and does not miss a single frame. Is that in this mode the color depth is limited to 8 bits.

In order to get the TV to work in this mode, you will need a PC, since modern consoles only support 120 Hz. You also need a video card with HDMI 2.1 and an appropriate cable. The author tested the novelty with the GeForce RTX 3090. Everything worked fine, including G-Sync.

The Samsung S95B QD-OLED is therefore a unique TV not only because of its new panel, but also because of its support for 144Hz at 4K UHD resolution.

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Xiaomi 12 Ultra camera options have appeared. They are fully consistent with the characteristics of the camera Xiaomi 11 Ultra

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It seems that, at least in terms of basic characteristics, the Xiaomi 12 Ultra camera will be completely identical to the Xiaomi 11 Ultra camera.

Xiaomi 12 Ultra camera options have appeared.  They are fully consistent with the characteristics of the camera Xiaomi 11 Ultra

prototype Xiaomi 12 Ultra

The source published a list of parameters, indicating a 120x zoom, a focal length range of 12-120 mm (equivalent) and an aperture range of F / 1.95-4.1. All this exactly matches the camera specifications of the current Xiaomi flagship.

That is, the periscope telephoto camera will still be able to provide 10x optical and 120x digital zoom and will be characterized by an aperture of F / 4.1, the main camera will have an aperture of F / 1.95, and the ultra wide-angle camera will offer a focal length of 12 mm equivalent.

But this does not mean at all that the Xiaomi 12 Ultra camera will not change. The company can change all three sensors while maintaining the above parameters. At a minimum, the device is credited with a new Sony IMX 989 main optical sensor with an optical format of about 1 inch.

It remains to be added that the source of information is the Digital Chat Station insider, who was the first or one of the first to correctly list the characteristics of many Xiaomi smartphones and not only.

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AMOLED screen and no 5G. Motorola Moto G42 is getting ready for release

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AMOLED screen and no 5G Motorola Moto G42 is getting

Motorola seems to have decided to take the bull by the horns and actively expand its smartphone lineup amid impressive sales growth in the US.

AMOLED screen and no 5G.  Motorola Moto G42 is getting ready for release

Motorola has already launched many new Moto G lineups, and the G42 is on the way. We have renders of the novelty and some characteristics. For example, it is known that the smartphone will receive an AMOLED screen, like the G41 and G52. For Motorola smartphones, this is a good option, as they have an unusually implemented Always On Display feature.

According to the FCC, the novelty will not have 5G support, so the smartphone can receive, for example, SoC Snapdragon 680 or MediaTek Helio G88/G96.

As for the design, it is as typical as possible for the current generation of Motorola smartphones.

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