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 Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Amazon has one (update: now 7) Canon EOS-1D X in stock.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/28/2012 8:11:07 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From Pinnacle:
New Pinnacle Studio 16 Revolutionizes the Art of Video Editing
Award winning technology, unique 3D capabilities & free cloud storage make Pinnacle Studio 16 the most innovative version to date
Ottawa, ON - August 28, 2012
Today, Corel announced the release of the new Pinnacle Studio software family, which includes: Pinnacle Studio™ 16, Pinnacle Studio 16 Plus, Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate and Pinnacle Studio for iPad. Based on award winning technology and inspired by the ease-of-use of previous versions, the new line offers a solution for every level of video editor. And with optimization for the latest CUDA GPUs, exclusive NVIDIA 3D Vision support, free cloud file sharing and storage with Box, and a fresh user interface, Pinnacle Studio 16 is the most innovative version to date. Modern, fast, and easy, Pinnacle Studio 16 helps everyone tell their story with style.
“The new Pinnacle Studio family is the first consumer video editing application lineup that offers users the ability to edit professional quality projects on their PC or on the go with their iPad thanks to cloud storage and seamless integration with Pinnacle Studio for the PC and iPad. No other solution on the market delivers this capability,” said Matt DiMaria, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media at Corel. “What’s more, with its robust yet intuitive feature set there’s a version that is perfectly suited to any level of user,” added DiMaria. “We are confident that our users will love the creative freedom and flexibility the new line offers.”
Unique 3D Support & Optimization
Pinnacle’s partnership with NVIDIA allows exclusive NVIDIA 3D Vision support on Quadro graphics cards and on NVIDIA’s GeForce consumer line as well. Users can now edit and preview their 3D work in both full-screen and window modes - something no other editing application can do! In addition, Pinnacle Studio takes full advantage of the latest NVIDIA CUDA enabled graphics cards for an incredibly fast editing and rendering experience.
Access, Edit and Share Anywhere, Anytime With iPad and the Cloud
The Pinnacle Studio 16 family includes up to 50GB of free in-app cloud storage and file-sharing via Box, making media files and projects readily available to send and edit from any browser. Users can even start editing their projects on the go thanks to the seamless integration with Pinnacle Studio for iPad
“The Box and Pinnacle Studio 16 integration makes it incredibly simple for digital artists to access, edit and share their video content wherever the studio may take them,” said Chris Yeh, VP of Platform at Box. “Box’s open platform and the Pinnacle Studio software family will unlock new levels of innovation for creatives across the media and entertainment markets."
About Pinnacle Studio 16
Creating incredible movie memories in HD or 3D has never been faster and easier, thanks to Pinnacle Studio 16.

  • Learn to make great videos on the fly with built-in video tutorials produced by Class on Demand
  • Quickly import video and photos from any digital device
  • Import and polish projects from Pinnacle Studio for iPad
  • Create stereoscopic 3D movies as easily as HD movies
  • Storyboard quick first drafts - even create movies automatically
  • Enhance and fix video clips, photos, and audio on 6 timeline tracks
  • Use 1500+ 2D/3D effects, menus, animations, and more
  • Create custom-fit soundtracks with Scorefitter®
  • Share instantly via Facebook, YouTube, iPad, Apple TV, XBox, DVD, and more

About Pinnacle Studio 16 Plus
In addition to all the amazing features available in Pinnacle Studio 16, Pinnacle Studio 16 Plus also includes:

  • Advanced HD/3D editing features
  • 24-track frame-accurate editing
  • 1800+ 2D/3D effects, menus, animation and more with keyframed effects control
  • Simultaneous source and timeline viewing
  • Blu-ray disc authoring
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound mixing

About Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate
Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate is the easy-to-use power tool for creating professional-looking HD and 3D videos. It includes all the powerful features of Pinnacles Studio 16 Plus, as well as:

  • 2000+ effects
  • Seven premium Red Giant plug-ins within the Filmmaker’s and Motion Graphics Toolkits
  • Classic green screen sheet

About Pinnacle Studio for iPad
Easily create amazing videos on the go with Pinnacle Studio for iPad. Users can start editing project on their iPad, then import into any Pinnacle Studio product on their PC for additional polishing.

  • Users can work with any media on their device (video, audio, and photos), even in HD 1080p
  • Organize media by Albums, Events, Faces, and more
  • Make precise edits and trim individual frames in the Timeline and Precision Trimmer
  • Quickly create multi-layer 3D animations with included Montage templates
  • Generate professional-looking motion titles with full control over text, font, color, size, position, and rotation
  • Record voice overs directly to the timeline
  • 1080p output support for sharing movies via YouTube, Facebook, Box email, and more

Pinnacle Studio 16, Pinnacle Studio 16 Plus and Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate are available in 17 languages and can be purchased immediately as an electronic download (ESD) from or from Corel's global resellers.
North American suggested retail pricing (SRP) of Pinnacle Studio 16 is $59.95, Pinnacle Studio 16 Plus $99.95 and Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate $129.95 (both US and CDN). Users of Pinnacle Studio 9 or higher, Avid Studio and Pinnacle/Avid Liquid 6 or higher are eligible for the following upgrade pricing: Upgrade to Pinnacle Studio 16 Plus: $69.95,upgrade to Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate: $89.95. For more information please visit
The Pinnacle Studio 16 app for the iPad is available worldwide today from the App Store in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, and Simplified Chinese. For more information, please visit
Order Pinnacle Studio at Adorama.

Category: Pinnacle News
Post Date: 8/28/2012 1:15:26 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, August 27, 2012
Canon EOS-1D X Firmware Version 1.0.6 is now available for download.
Firmware Version 1.0.6 incorporates the following fixes.

  1. Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF Microadjustment cannot be correctly carried out.
  2. Fixes a phenomenon such that when using the camera with combinations of certain lens *1) and extender *2) the images captured become back-focused.
    *1) EF 70-200m f/2.8L IS II USM or EF200mm f/2L IS USM
    When used with
    *2) Extender EF 1.4x III or Extender EF 2x III
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which, when the camera is powered on in very dark environments (including instances when the lens cap or the body cap is attached), Error 80 appears on the camera.
  4. Fixes the following phenomenon: if two CF cards are inserted into the camera and the "Standard" or "Auto switch card" settings is selected for the recording method for [Record func+card/folder sel.], and then one of the CF cards is removed and then reinserted into the card slot, the card selected for recording and playing back images may be switched to the other CF Card.
  5. Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF microadjustment value is not correctly displayed in the EXIF information of the images captured.
  6. Displays a "O" or "X" result to indicate whether images have been successfully transferred through the FTP protocol when using the FTP protocol when using the WFT-E6 Wireless File Transmitter.

* The firmware update takes approximately seven minutes.

Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/27/2012 9:32:11 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Adobe has made release candidates available for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.2 and Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw 7.2.
New cameras supported:

  • Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i
  • Canon EOS M
  • Fuji FinePix F800EXR
  • Leaf Credo 40
  • Leaf Credo 60
  • Nikon 1 J2
  • Panasonic DMC-FZ200
  • Panasonic DMC-G5
  • Panasonic DMC-LX7
  • Pentax K-30
  • Sony DSC-RX100

New lenses supported include:

  • Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
  • Canon EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
  • Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
  • Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
  • Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR
  • Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM
  • Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD A007N
  • Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35 ZE
  • Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25 ZE

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Fixed Issues:

  • Folder stacks with virtual copies get unstacked when moving to another folder.
  • Stacked photos get hidden in both the Grid view and Filmstrip. This occurs when photos get unstacked as a result of enabling auto-stacking.
  • Errors encountered when publishing videos to Facebook through the Facebook Publish Service.
  • Users may have occurred problems when trying to enter the Web Module from Library.
  • Unable to edit JPEG photos in Photoshop Elements.
  • Unable to upload files to Flickr if there is a carriage return in either the Title or Caption fields (Win only).
  • Background graphics that are applied to a Book globally may not appear as expected in a Saved PDF.
  • Certain book covers had spine text positioned in a Horizontal manner, not Vertical.
  • Double byte characters are not being exported to PDF in Books.
  • Photos were exported with original GPS coordinates recorded by the camera, not with the GPS coordinates updated in Lightroom.
  • Keyboard shortcuts in the Develop module sometimes do not work when editing an image in Process Version PV2010.
  • Parents and synonyms of "do not export" keywords also do not export.
  • Audio does not play in video files after creating a slideshow containing music (win7 only).
  • Tether support not working for Nikon D4, D800 , and D800E (win only).

Adobe Camera Raw Fixed Issues:

  • Cannot change “Erase” size, feather and flow settings while utilizing the Option key.
  • Cannot write metadata to images previously opened in some 3rd party software.
  • Luminance Noise slider is unresponsive when Clarity is greater than 0.
  • In certain cases, the new Defringe controls can cause vertical streaks to appear.
  • Some images from Canon 5D Mark II exhibited pattern noise in the form of maze/green split artifacts.
  • Adjusting the Blue channel does not affect monochrome images.
  • Certain TIFF files can cause Bridge to become unstable.
  • Defringe settings are not retained when editing the file in Photoshop as a Smart Object and then returning to ACR.

Category: Adobe News
Post Date: 8/27/2012 9:51:15 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The refurbished Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens just showed up at the Canon Store - and is priced at 15% off along with the rest off the lenses and flashes - $1,087.32. This lens normally sells for $1,599.00 before $200.00 IR.
Use coupon code SHIP712 for free shipping on orders over $100.00.
We all thought that the Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM Lens had a crazy price tag, but ... you could buy 15 or 20 of these lenses for what you would pay for the one-of-a-kind Leica 1600mm Lens.
Check out the rest of the story at (thanks Sean)
Post Date: 8/27/2012 6:09:26 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
From PocketWizard:
Status of 5D Mark III Compatibility with MiniTT1 and FlexTT5
So. Burlington, VT – August 27, 2012 - We have a version of the ControlTL firmware that includes compatibility for the 5D Mark III that is very promising. We are hard at work testing it with both the 5D Mark III and all the other previously compatible Canon cameras, flashes, and transmitters. Please keep in mind, the beta and the official release must be compatible with all currently supported cameras in addition to the 5D Mark III - we cannot separate one version out for just one particular camera.
Testing is going well and we are making progress every day. That being said a bug could pop up at any given moment and delay the release of the firmware. To complete our testing as quickly as possible we have dropped all other tasks in our support office to get this testing done. This means we’re not answering the phone, not responding to emails and not answering questions on Facebook for a few days. Although we are hopeful to have a release within the next couple of weeks, we cannot give any definite date on when this firmware will be available.
We are just as eager to provide full support for the 5D Mark III as you are to employ it in your photography. We recognize the popularity and importance of this camera and we fully appreciate the impact that this has on your workflow. Our goal is to deliver firmware that you will have confidence in.
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/27/2012 5:11:57 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
eBay (via GetItDigital) has the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR with EF 24-105mm L IS Lens for $3,860.00 with free shipping (compare at $4,098.00). Plus, "You'll earn $77.20 in eBay Bucks."
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/27/2012 11:43:41 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS 7D DSLR Body as a Daily Deal for $1,229.99 with free shipping (compare at $1,449.00). Plus, "You'll earn $24.60 in eBay Bucks."
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/27/2012 11:36:51 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Canon EOS Rebel T4i DSLR Body as a Daily Deal for $759.99 with free shipping (compare at $849.00). Plus, "You'll earn $15.20 in eBay Bucks."
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/27/2012 11:37:13 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
eBay (via BigValueInc) has the Nikon D7000 DSLR Body as a Daily Deal for $930.99 with free shipping (compare at $1,296.95 after $200.00 IR). Plus, "You'll earn $18.62 in eBay Bucks."
Posted to: Nikon News
Post Date: 8/27/2012 11:36:21 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Through September 10, 2012, use coupon code Adobe10 to get 10% off orders of $375 or more at Adobe.
As I've reported before, Creative Suite 6 Upgrades are only available at Adobe. The premium upgrades start at $375.00.
Post Date: 8/27/2012 9:04:24 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon USA's short summer 2012 DSLR, lens and flash rebate program is scheduled to end this Saturday, September 12th.
If there is something on this list that you would like to make yours, now is a great time to buy.
ModelRebate Amount
Canon EOS 60D Buy$100.00 or $350.00
Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D Buy$100.00 or $250.00
Canon EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D Buy$50.00 or $150.00
Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L USM Fisheye Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$170.00
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM Lens Buy$100.00
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens Buy$120.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens Buy$300.00
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens Buy$170.00
Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM Lens Buy$150.00
Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II Tilt-Shift Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy$60.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens Buy$180.00
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens Buy$40.00
Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM Lens Buy$60.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM Lens Buy$200.00
Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Lens Buy$50.00
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro Lens Buy$120.00
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM Macro Lens Buy$150.00
Canon EF 1.4x III Extender Buy$40.00
Canon EF 2x III Extender Buy$40.00
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT Flash Buy$50.00
Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash Buy$30.00
Canon Speedlite 270EX II Flash Buy$15.00
Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Flash Buy$60.00
Canon Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Flash Buy$45.00
 Sunday, August 26, 2012
eBay (via ASavings) has a large Canon EOS Rebel T3i with EF-S 18-55mm IS Lens Bundle for only $499.99 shipped after $400.00 MIR. Plus, "You'll earn $18.00 in eBay Bucks."
Compare at $699.00 for the camera and lens alone.
What's in the Box
1. Canon EOS Rebel T3I 18MP DSLR Camera & EF-S 18-55/3.5-5.6 IS Lens - 5169B003
2. Canon Pixma Pro 9000 Mark II Professional Inkjet Photo Printer
3. Receive a $400 Mail-in-Rebate
4. 16 Gigabyte SD Secure Digital Memory Card
5. MMC MultimediaCard & SD Secure Digital Reader USB
6. LP-E8 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Replacement Battery Pack
7. Zeikos ZE-260F SLR Camera Gadget Bag
8. Memory Card 3 Pocket Storage Case
9. Enhanced Lens Cleaning Kit
10.Vidpro Camcorder/Camera LCD Screen Protectors
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/26/2012 6:04:07 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Woot has the Canon EOS Rebel T4i, T3i or T3 with EF-S 18-55mm IS II Lens for $879.99, $639.99 or $419.99 respectively. Compare at $949.00, $699.00 (after $100.00 IR) and $499.00 (after $50.00 IR).
Posted to: Canon News
Post Date: 8/26/2012 8:43:10 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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