Photos taken at the exhibition Modern Times Masterpieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Photos taken at the exhibition Modern Times Masterpieces from the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
B&H announces: Robus’ top-of-the-line photo tripods are revolutionizing the market—by adding absolutely nothing new to it. Instead of trying to invent some new form of tripod, Robus researched the best features of the best tripods and assembled them together, creating a better machined, better designed tripod built for maximum efficiency, durability and performance.
“A tripod is really just three sticks holding up a camera,” says Josh Fischer, director of marketing at Robus. “It’s how it’s made that differentiates one from the other. Robus tripods are made to be as sturdy, as stable, and as versatile as possible. It’s why our tagline is It Can Take It. Because no matter what you do or where you go, Robus can take it.”
It’s this feature-set that allows Robus to stand up to photographer’s professional needs. Every aspect of the tripod is built to be as durable as possible, so it can withstand the abuse professional photographers put their gear through.
“Mud doesn’t hold our customers back,” explains Josh Fischer, “Snow doesn’t hold them back. Why should their tripods hold them back? Our customers want tripods they can take anywhere. Tripods they don’t have to be careful with. They want to take their tripods into harsh terrain, put them through serious abuse, and bring them back in one piece. Our tripods are designed to meet the grueling demands of that lifestyle.”
Though Robus is a new brand, it’s the brain-child of years of hard work, testing, and innovation from a team of developers, experts, and designers at Gradus Group (http://GradusGroup.com), the parent company of Robus. “We want to make tripods that aren’t simply ‘good enough’,” says Jacob Frankl, CEO of Gradus Group. “We want to make products that don’t just get the job done but get the next one and the one after that done, too. Our ten plus years of experience in serving photographers’ needs enable us to offer a product that is both unique and fills a real need in the market.”
Based in NYC, Robus’ mission is to create top-of-the-line tripods that match the most demanding needs of professional photographers. Robus is a Gradus Group brand (GradusGroup.com). Visit Robus at www.robussupports.com
B&H is one of the world’s largest sellers of photo, video, audio, computer, and creative technology through its e-commerce, B2B, and New York SuperStore channels. Since 1973, millions of professionals and enthusiasts in the worlds of imaging, audio, and technology have relied on B&H to power their creative technology needs. B&H prides itself on its family atmosphere and the talent and diversity of its many gifted employees.
Acknowledging the demand for development support, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, shows its devotion to the developer communities through the launch of a new developer support program website, the Canon Developer Community 1. For years, many companies have been utilizing Canon’s remote camera control2 and communication capability by creating unique applications to help build successful solutions. From outstanding support to exclusive products and software available for sale, the Canon Developer Community program can help empower developers to take full advantage of Canon digital imaging solutions and SDKs to drive their enterprising visions.
“The developer community has always been important to Canon, which is why the Company is pleased to launch the Canon Developer Community,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “This full-featured program will bring the extensive resources of Canon to so many in the developer community, allowing them to meet the growing challenges of imaging today and help them to develop new applications to drive the tech industry forward.”
The robust, multi-tiered membership program can help to empower the vision of like-minded developers by providing:
Access to Canon’s SDKs and other development tools
Access to the Canon Developer Community Online Store where exclusive developer products are offered for sale at discounted prices for United States developers
Notification updates regarding the availability of new developer tools
Direct technical support from Canon experts1
Potential marketing opportunities1 with Canon3.
Membership tiers range from Basic (free) membership where you get access to the developers tools and Community forum, as well as paid levels of membership such as Silver ($500), Gold ($2,500) and Platinum ($7,500) which are targeted to large-scale enterprise organizations and have additional benefits, such as access to technical support, exclusive service discounts and potential advertising and marketing opportunities to work with Canon USA3. The program will also give access to the Canon Community Online Store where the Canon Developer Community exclusive products and discounts are offered.
Camera Control API (CCAPI)
Canon is also launching a new API that will be available to members of the Canon Developer Community. This web-API, which Canon refers to as the Camera Control API (CCAPI), utilizes HTTP protocol over WiFi transmission. It can be executed over programs supporting HTTP, giving the developer more options of platforms to create applications. This helps empower the developer to take advantage of multi-platform support and develop innovative applications such as photo booths, animations, robotics/automations, event photography, mass portraits/passports, photogrammetry, among others.
Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Developer Version with CCAPI
In March of 2019, Canon is scheduled to introduce the PowerShot SX70 HS Developer Version Model, Canon’s first camera integrated with the new CCAPI. This camera features a 65x zoom that can provide impressive versatility depending on application as well as outstanding color accuracy and sharpness, rapid auto-focus for fast capture.
For Canon Developer Community members, this specialized PowerShot SX70 HS Developer Version camera is currently scheduled to be available in January at the Canon Developer Community Online Store.
To learn more about the Canon Developer Community, please visit https://DeveloperCommunity.usa.canon.com .
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced its strategic alliance with remote camera-platform company Brizi, Inc., the creators behind BriziCam. This strategic alliance allows both Brizi and Canon to further immerse themselves into new markets and continue to innovate in the imaging space. Elements of the strategic alliance will include sales, joint marketing and a research and development (R&D) collaboration. Today’s announcement marks a new chapter in innovation for Canon with the goal to continue to identify startups and technology companies for collaboration in the imaging industry.
Canon is already Brizi’s top imaging-equipment provider, with the platform taking advantage of the software developer kit (SDK) functionality of Canon EOS digital cameras. Brizi’s platform helps users tap into nearby cameras to capture group memories across the NBA, NCAA, European football, Grand Slam tennis, and at iconic cultural landmarks such as at the Washington Monument. To date, shared “Brizi Moments” have reached more than 26 million people across seven countries. Brizi and Canon will aim to set a new standard for group-memory experiences on both a national and global scale.
Brizi uncovered a void in the marketplace – a challenge in capturing group photos at iconic places. With the help of professional-grade Canon cameras and lenses, enabled with Canon’s SDK functionality, Brizi has reinvented the group photo experience. Last year, Brizi showcased its use-case in sports & entertainment in the Canon booth at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show. Since the tradeshow, Brizi and Canon planned how both companies can help elevate the future of imaging technology and business beyond sports and entertainment.
“In Brizi, we see an innovative, energetic and strong team with a clear vision to drive group-photo memories in the fan engagement and landmark markets,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and COO of Canon U.S.A., Inc. “This strategic alliance marks the dawn of a new era of collaboration, powered by Canon, and we are excited to work with Brizi to further advance the imaging technology industry.”
“With its renowned excellence in imaging and a strong brand legacy, the collaboration with Canon is a great way to set the trajectory of the imaging industry,” said Anna Hu, CEO & Co-Founder of Brizi. “Now that we have formed a strategic alliance with Canon, we are well positioned to help transform the way group memories are captured worldwide, expanding into more iconic sports & entertainment venues and cultural landmarks.”
Canon and Brizi plan to bring a showcase of the BriziCam, Powered by Canon platform to this year’s CES® in booth #16206, offering show attendees the opportunity to immerse themselves in a stunning view of the Grand Canyon. This is made possible through their integration of Canon technology. To further drive the conversation about collaboration and open innovation with startups and other corporations, Canon will also host a panel discussion, “A New Era of Collaboration, Powered by Canon” on Thursday, January 10 at 1:00 pm in Eureka Park with panelists from Brizi, EA and Tome Software, moderated by co-founder of ID8 Innovation Mara Lewis.
Please visit Canon and Brizi at the 2019 CES Show at Booth #16206 in the Central Hall and #50653 in Eureka Park and follow Canon throughout the show on Instagram at @CanonUSA and Twitter at @CanonUSAimaging. Use #CanonCES to join the conversation and visit our website at www.usa.canon.com.
About Brizi Inc.
Brizi is a fast-growing venture-backed company, enabling anyone to tap into nearby cameras to capture group memories at iconic places. Brizi is based in Boston & Toronto and their platform technology is licensed across iconic sports and landmarks including NBA Basketball, NCAA, European Football, Professional Hockey, Grand Slam tennis, and other iconic tourism destinations such as the Washington Monument. Brizi helps its clients automatically transform customers into micro-influencers, with proprietary data that uncovers powerful consumer insights.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2017† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2018. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact [email protected]
AirSelfie, the smallest, easiest and most enjoyable hands-free way to capture and share stunning, panoramic, high-definition photos and videos from the air in any environment, today announced it will unveil three new aerial camera models at CES 2019: AIR 100, AIR ZEN and AIR DUO. The cameras set a new standard in consumer aerial photography featuring proprietary A.I.R. (Aerial Imaging Robotics) Technology for Hands-Free Flight and A.I.M. (Autonomous Imaging Mission) programming to shoot HD photographs and videos of any chosen subject from dramatic perspectives never before possible. AirSelfie is also introducing an enhanced, intuitive One-Touch app that allows users to capture, edit, view, and share content within a single integrated app.
AirSelfie’s fleet of flying cameras, including the AIR 100, AIR Zen and AIR Duo (pictured), is taking aerial photography to new heights.
The new AirSelfie AIR cameras being unveiled and showcased at CES 2019 include:
AIR 100 – The AIR 100 is AirSelfie’s most affordable and intuitive entry-level aerial camera. Retailing for $99.95, the value-priced camera is geared toward casual photographers and videographers aged 10+ featuring a 12MP camera, HD video and 6-minute flight time between charges. The One-Touch app experience makes the AS 100 perfect for capturing life’s everyday moments.
AIR ZEN – The AIR Zen is the industry’s first autonomous flight, zenith aerial camera. The AIR Zen features a 13MP 120˚ zenith camera and plastic carbon reinforced body that flies and captures spectacular photos and 4K videos without a connection to a smartphone. The AIR Zen has water-resistant capabilities, allowing it to be safely used outdoors without incurring damage. Retail $139.95.
AIR DUO – The AIR Duo is the first aerial camera on the market to feature dual lenses for landscape and zenith photos and HD videos. The AIR Duo features a 12MP FOV 80° front camera and a 12MP FOV 110° wide-angle zenith camera, along with a 120G aluminum alloy body and 7-minute flight time with removable battery for extending flights. Retail $229.95.
“When it comes to aerial photography with AirSelfie, the sky is definitely the limit,” said Stefano Cabella, CEO, AirSelfie. “AirSelfie is the first and only true AIR Camera that allows you to be naturally and completely immersed in your everyday life or life adventure while AirSelfie records your experiences. We invite everyone to stop by and visit us at CES to see how we are taking aerial photography to new heights.”
AirSelfie AIR camera models will be available globally in 2019. The company is developing a massive global distribution strategy to offer its products and accessories at leading retailers in the US, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Germany, UK, France, Republic of Korea, Japan, Russia, Turkey, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Greece, Belgium, and Luxembourg. Additionally, AirSelfie products will be available in 2019 at renowned duty-free airport stores across the US, UAE and Europe.
CES 2019 Showcase Details:
CES Unveiled Las Vegas, NV
WHAT: AirSelfie to showcase new fleet of aerial cameras
WHEN: January 6, 2019 – 5p.m.– 8:30p.m.
WHERE: Shoreline Exhibit Hall, Mandalay Bay – 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119
CES 2019 Exhibit Hall
WHAT: AirSelfie to showcase new fleet of aerial cameras
WHEN: January 8–11, 2019
WHERE: Booth #44764 – Wireless Devices & Services – Tech West, Sands Expo, Level 2, Halls A–D, The Venetian, 201 Sands Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89169
For more information on AirSelfie, visit www.airselfiecamera.com.
About AirSelfie Holdings Ltd
The AirSelfie products are the world’s first and only pocket-sized aerial cameras that connect to your smartphone, allowing you to take HD photos of your friends and life from the sky. The AirSelfie products are controlled via the free for download iOS and Android app.
AirSelfie – the products and their accessories – have been designed by an international team of talent hailing from all over the world. Developers and engineers from Shenzhen, Italian designers, experienced corporate leaders all coordinated by the AirSelfie Holdings Group, which through its affiliates, manages development, production and distribution globally.
AirSelfie’s team of world experts in engineering and design is now working together with the “Enterprises Factory” e-Novia to do an intensive product research and is exploiting the distinctive e-Novia’s skills in Predictive Control, sensing, reasoning, acting and Artificial Perception to realize new functions and features of the AirSelfie cameras and explore new interaction and opportunities in the consumer electronics sector.
Canon Europe announces the release of its new camera API package, offering a range of resources to developers. The combined EOS Digital software development kit (SDK) and all-new Camera Control API (CCAPI) create unique opportunities for developers and software engineers to take advantage of select Canon cameras and lenses, launching with the PowerShot SX70 HS.
Many developers have already benefited from Canon SDKs, enabling them to integrate Canon cameras and lenses in their solutions and control them remotely, wired via USB. Such applications include photo booths, robotic / automated units, event photography and recording, mass portrait / passport and photogrammetry systems
The EDSDK benefits will allow users to control Canon cameras remotely from a Mac or PC and use the same code across all compatible Canon cameras. To take advantage of multi-platform support on select models for fast development, the new CCAPI features an agnostic operating system, allowing wireless usage in any environment, such as Windows, Mac, Android, iOS or Linux.
Key EDSDK/CCAPI functions include:
Detecting, connecting/disconnecting the camera
Checking and changing camera settings, including time
Downloading/erasing images, formatting cards
The camera API package is a release driven by business users’ feedback and is part of Canon’s commitment to deliver convenient solutions to developers and integrators. The EOS Digital SDK is available for immediate download.
The Camera Control API will be available from March 2019 via the Canon developer’s website.