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Red Digital Announces Holographic Smartphone for Delivery in 2018

Red Digital Cinema—famous for its high-end professional movie —has announced its entry into the smartphone market. Called the “Hydrogen,” this android device will offer a holographic display. plus other sci-fi-sounded features. The pre-order prices are $1,500 for the titanium model and $1,195 for aluminum. You can read the product details here. Marques Brownlee gives a brief eyewitness…

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Junkin Video Is a Growing Outlet for Amateur Movies

The L.A. Times reports that Junkin Video is expanding its business of buying the rights to movies shot by amateurs. (If you sell a video, perhaps that makes you a professional, but why quibble?) Junkin is currently developing its own programs that will feature clips, particularly those that are funny and that have viral potential. If…

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The Eclipse Is Coming! The Eclipse Is Coming!

There’s a ton of information about photographing the August 21 eclipse with your phone. The Washington Post has offered a list of helpful start-here basics. One issue that the WaPo piece didn’t cover is location. If you want to experience the totality, you’ll need to be in the eclipse’s path. The website Eclipse2017.org provides useful maps. Their focus…

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Deadline Nearing for SF3 2017 Competition

This year’s Smart Fone Flick Fest offers over $10,000 in prizes for short films. Entries must be shot using a phone or tablet. Categories include 360 and VR. The deadline is August 1. For more information visit http://www.sf3.com.au. The festival screening takes place on August 24 in Sydney, Australia. You can follow the festival @SF3Fest   …

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Coming Attraction: the Essential Phone

Essential Products, Inc. will shortly release its Essential Phone, which the company’s founder Andy Rubin, believes will revolutionize the field. Rubin, the co-developer of the Android operating system, identified two key goals for the titanium-enclosed device. First, the phone should be simple to use so that it makes the user’s life easier, not more complex. Second, the phone…

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Underwater Drone Videography

For a few years now, mobile moviemakers have been able to shoot underwater. All it takes is possessing a waterproof smartphone or a waterproof case. We wrote about the possibilities here. But because of depth limitation—plus dangers inherent in working underwater—mobile-shot underwater footage has been limited…until now. Writing in Wired, Paul Sarconi reports on soon-to-be-released drones designed…

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