Jinni Tech claims RED Compressed RAW patent filing is invalid

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It’s common knowledge in the camera industry that RED owns an important patent for a cinema cameras featuring compressed RAW.

Now British third party accessory manufacturer Jinni Tech alleges RED “deceived the US patent office” and filed the critical patent late.

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Adobe shambles – Why subscription software should be illegal

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Creative Cloud is anti-competitive, locking users into a perpetual payment plan with no guarantee of future costs. What started at Adobe has spread like a cancer in the software and creative app industry with subscriber-only plans rather than a one off purchase price. Our subscriptions as businesses, enthusiasts and consumers are stacking up and becoming a real monthly headache, and it is time governments looked into regulating the subscription software industry – starting with the king bastard of them all, Adobe.

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Happy halloween – Europe to introduce Article 13 – Making filming and photography in public illegal

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If you have ever taken a photo on a street or made a video in public, the European Union is opening you up to copyright claims by – get this – the owners of advertisements, building facades and even privacy violation claims from the general public.

Is this the beginning of the end?!

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Why the camera press need to grow a pair of balls

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In the run up to IBC, I was enrolled on mailing lists by PR agencies without even opting-in. These companies were working for various camera-related brands. I received invite after invite to meet, to talk, to build bridges and make friends. Meanwhile DJI was spamming my forum via a fake user, advertising the Mavic 2.

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Dishonest. Misleading. Unnecessary. EOS R and cropped 4K

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It’s official. In 4K on the 1.8x crop Canon EOS R, the new 28-70mm F2.0 turns into a 50-126mm F3.6. Shooting with that combo is a $5300 privilege, with no wide angle to speak of.

I call for the Canon manager mostĀ culpable to resign.

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