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Thursday, January 18, 2018


Hasselblad raises the bar again for imaging quality with the latest H6D-400c MS. Delivering higher resolution, even more accurate color, and stunning image detail to the professional imaging world.

Built to exceed expectations, the H6D-400c MS captures true RGB color data with each pixel, defining subtle nuances and capturing detail without adding moire. Be it fine cars, delicate fabric, or shimmering diamonds, when the ultimate image quality is required, the H6D-400c MS answers this call.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Hands-on With the Manfrotto Aviator Drone Sling

A Classy Comfy Ride for your Drone or Camera

The Manfrotto Aviator Drone Sling Bag M1 is designed to hold a Mavic (or similar folding) drone with a number of carrying options. However, in true Manfrotto-style versatility, it does so much more.
Manfrotto Aviator Drone Sling M1
shown with Mavic drone and
accessories.  Photo courtesy Manfrotto

The unique shape and wide array of interior pads, make packing of drone and accessories convenient and compact, allowing for stacking of items, with accessories protected under the drone, separated by cushioning.

The compact size of this bag offers a number of carrying options. The wide soft straps can be buckled together to be carried sling style, it can buckled around the hips to be work with a backpack, or a strap from another bag can be threaded through the sleeve on the bag's backside for carrying as an add on to a larger bag.  It also has a traditional carry handle for quick grab.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Mitsubishi Electric Selfone wireless print station

Mitsubishi Electric was showing off their Dye Sub Printer line at Imaging USA 2018 and featuring their new Selfone wireless print station. This station combines a P90 printer and a wireless print server that you can easily hook up to from any smart phone or tablet. Designed for events it allows your clients to turn their "Selfie" into a Print. Its also great for special locations like say a zoo or concert. Internal parameters allow you the owner set up a limited amount of prints per device, auto adding of a border and designated sizes.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Delkin Devices overview video from Imaging USA 2018

Delkin announcing their Re-branding along with their Professional "Black" line of memory cards that come with a 48hr replacement guarantee if anything ever happens. We also take a look at their Card reader that has CF, SD and Micro SD slots. Also they are announcing that they have applied to make XQD Cards (Sony owns the rights to XQD)

Primera Showcases Thermal Inkjet Printing at ImagingUSA 2018

 The Primera Impressa IP60 thermal inkjet printer is being showcased at ImagingUSA 2018 in Nashville.  Claiming to never clog, the Impressa IP60 comes in with a retail price point of just $799, and exceptionally low cost to operate.

This versatile printer runs at just 10 cents per 4x6, can print those 4x6s in merely 7 seconds at a resolution up to 1200x4800 dpi.  The printer can go to your site for use as it only weighs 8 lbs.  It will print on a variety of substrates and in all of its capable sizes without changing out supplies.

Check them out at Imaging USA 2018 or on their website at

PlatyPod Offers Exclusive Imaging USA 2018 Deals

Cited as one of our top pics from PhotoPlus Expo 2017 (to see, click here), PlatyPod is offering some exclusive show specials on their game-changing camera stabilization.  A tiny "tripod" that can fit in your pocket, the PlatyPod is a go-anywhere solution for long exposures or timer photography on the fly.  Never again miss a shot or footage because you didn't want to lug a tripod along.

Stay tuned for future developments as they will soon be coming out new products in the next year to year and a half (something huge we hear, involving multiple patents) that will revolutionize the world of camera supports.

ShootPro 24 at ImagingUSA 2018

Your partner in photo and video editing showcases their services at ImagingUSA 2018.  If editing and retouching isn't your thing, check out Shootpro24.  They have a variety of packages for all volumes and budgets.

From their website (

We at Shootpro24 understand that post-production can be a painstaking, time-consuming, and expensive task—especially when doing it on your own. When you partner with Shootpro24, you have the video and photo editing services of our technical staff ready to deliver a product that can match your quality, style, and budget.

Shootpro24's team of talented and professional editors is dedicated to providing customers with high-quality and affordable work. Together we can create a beautiful product that brings your captured moments to life. Whether footage is from HD Cameras, a smartphone, or a GoPro, Shootpro24 will transform your raw files into a cinematic work you (or your customers) can treasure for years to come.

Grip and Shoot Announces New Cage at Imaging USA 2018

New cage setup from Grip&Shoot
Makers of the one-handed trigger style handle for easy shooting with a smart phone, introduce their new Android and iPhone compatible smart group for shooting photos and video with your smart phone. 

One-handed original Grip&Shoot
With one handed record and zoom capable grip at the heart of their system they are progressing from just a regular cellphone vlogging mount to a full filming rig with the "Cage." the Cage is capable of being mounted to a tripod, 2 cold-shoes for lights, sound or whatever you decide, their integrated smart grip with trigger to record and zoom buttons on the back and an optional lens adapter to add additional lenses to your cellphone

Filmtoaster at Imaging USA 2018

Convert your 35mm, and medium format film to digital with the Filmtoaster platform.  Works with DSLRs and mirrorless cameras.  Designed by an archivist and outperforms flatbed scanners.  Check out their show special from Imaging USA 2018


Live!!! From Imaging USA 2018

Stay tuned right here for live coverage from Nashville and Imaging USA 2018.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Imaging USA 2018 Coverage

Tomorrow, Sunday 1/14 starts the expo portion of Imaging USA 2018 and we will be there to cover it live from the show floor and workshops.
we will be posting throughout Sunday and Monday here with instant and live posts on our FACEBOOK and will have videos up on our YouTube Channel!

Friday, January 12, 2018

ACTON Unveils ACE EYEWEAR with a Hands-Free Camera to Shoot Photos and Videos On-the-Go

Vloggers rejoice! Tech enbabled sunglasses that look like sunglasses.
The first tech glasses to put fashion first, utilizing a built-in camera to instantly capture and stream moments to Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and more!

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – At the 2018 International Consumer Electronics Show, ACTON, the leading designer and manufacturer of advanced and innovative electric skateboards, skates and outdoor connected device company, unveiled ACE Eyewear. With a built in, hands-free camera, the glasses prioritize style, so users can look fashionable while taking photos and videos that they can instantly stream to their social media pages.

“Tech-enabled sunglasses have so much potential, but haven’t fully taken off yet because they haven’t been designed with style in mind to look like glasses that people actually want to wear,” said Peter Treadway, ACTON’s co-founder and CTO. “Competitors have shown us that it’s not enough to have glasses that can just quickly take a picture or video. We created ACE knowing they had to look cool, in addition to providing users with a high-quality camera with great resolution, long battery life and instant streaming capabilities.”

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Intel Shows off Autonomy at CES 2018 and Mini Drones

Very interesting developments from Intel in the field of autonomy, but for most of our readers here you will be interested in the part beginning at about the 1:27:00: the Intel Shooting Star Mini Drone.
Imagine the responsibilities of controlling up to 100 (or maybe more someday) mini drones for a shoot, be it for creatively lit backgrounds or add a camera and have 1000 different flying perspectives of a scene. Maybe have each one tracking a sports player in an arena, or in a security aspect searching for injured or suspects after a disaster. Heck the possibilities are endless and we here at P3 News are excited!

Seagate and LaCie Cater to Image Makers on the go at CES2018

“Our world is becoming more data-centric, connected and mobile. This means creating, transferring, storing and accessing data quickly and reliably is critical to unlocking the potential of everything – from data created in the field, to data powering self-driving cars, AI personal assistants or virtual and mixed reality experiences,” said Tim Bucher, senior vice president of Seagate consumer solutions. “At Seagate, we’re constantly pursuing innovative ways to address our customer needs so they can gain a competitive edge in whichever field they play.”
Some exciting news from LaCie and Seagate today at CES 2018 for storage options. Possible the most exciting one for photographers and videographers alike is the LaCie® DJI Copilot, its a multi platform compatible mass storage device able to copy from cameras, SD cards and can even connect to phones and tablets and even help re-charge mobile devises. this all in one device is not just a throwback to portable download devices of yesteryear when memory cards were expensive but HDD were cheep. 
Its designed for speed, mobility, ruggedness and portability. It even has a screen to let you know status. its Drop, splash and dust resistant along with a cellphone charger and no need for a computer. If you consume huge sums of memory be it from a drone or camera shooting video or maybe the latest 45mp dslr or a digital medium-format you should highly consider this drive to add to your setup.


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

23MP Camera with cellphone built in from Sony

Ok its really a cellphone with a 23mp camera but Sony was clearly looking to aim at people wanting to take pictures with their cellphone as opposed to people who want a cellphone that can take photos. They also have a "lighter" version with 16mp. These cameras, i mean cellphones mean business for photography. Now the true test will be how all those pixels do crammed into such a tiny space. We all know smaller spaces mean more heat and more heat means more noise. Initial samples are promising but all have good lighting.

--- Press release---
Sony unveils new selfie smartphones: Xperia XA2
and Xperia XA2 Ultra

• Xperia XA2 features a Sony 23MP Exmor RSTM for mobile rear
camera and 8MP 120° super wide-angle Exmor R™ selfie
camera, in a sleek and borderless design
• Xperia XA2 Ultra is the “dual selfie” smartphone, featuring
16MP with Optical Image Stabilisation and 8MP 120° super
wide-angle front cameras
• Xperia L2 also announced, with a 5.5” HD display, highcapacity
battery and 8MP 120° super wide-angle selfie

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