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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EOSHD competition – Win a place at Panasonic’s exclusive Lumix GH3 workshop – WE HAVE 4 WINNERS!

Panasonic GH3 workshop competition

UPDATE: THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED! Due to the high number of entries, Panasonic extended the competition to 4 places at the workshop from 2. So a huge thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to the winners below…

  • Temujin Doran
  • Godfrey Kirby
  • Thomas Voce-Siriani
  • Michael Lorushe

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A new hands-on report with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Blackmagic vs C300

Blackmagic Cinema Camera – meet Canon C300. Pic by BMD tester John Brawley on Twitter

Blackmagic paid a visit to British pro video camera dealer CVP this week. CVP are the people I have my pre-order with and the expected shipping date of the first few units is fast approaching.

Here’s what CVP had to report about the 2.5K raw shooting marvel.

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The British government wants to help filmmakers – cut their money and give it to big studios

David Cameron visits Pinewood Studios in England

British Prime Minister David Cameron went on a visit to Pinewood studios last week to enjoy the company of his elitist counterparts in the film industry. As part of accepting their generous hospitality, Cameron said that he wants to make more money available for commercially successful filmmakers rather than funding unproven ones.

EOSHD sends his assistant Watson to investigate – who finds a tiny flaw in Cameron’s plot…

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Sony jump Nikon for DSLR sales, Canon & Nikon drop to 60% in Japan

There are signs that a lack new product releases are hurting Canon and Nikon’s sales.

First sign comes from Japan (thanks 1001NoisyCameras), ever a forward looking market. Here Canon and Nikon’s duopoly on DSLR sales is no longer what it once was, down to just 60% of the market – roughly 32% to Canon and 28% to Nikon.

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