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Lightroom becomes focus-point aware thanks to this cool, free plugin


 
 

Ever browse your photos in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and then find yourself wishing you could remember which focus points were active for a particular shot? Well, now you can, courtesy of a cool new plug-in from developer Chris Reimold. (And it's the best kind of cool, as well -- free cool!)

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Silencer follow-focus system replaces focus puller, gives control back to the videographer


 
 

There are, say the folks behind the Silencer, an electronic follow-focus system that just entered crowdfunding on Kickstarter, two types of follow-focus systems on the market. Their system aims to take the best of both worlds.

Each current system has its drawbacks. With some you can control focus yourself...

Pelican Imaging demos Lytro-like refocusing in an inexpensive, slim smartphone-friendly module


Are you thrilled by the possibilities of the Lytro light field camera, but less so by its extremely low resolution, bulky chassis, and relatively expensive pricetag? If so, a new tech from Pelican Imaging -- recently previewed by the folks at Extreme Tech -- might prove more attractive.

The Pelican array camera provides much the same...

Clever and affordable FocusMaker aims to make manual-focus movies easier


If you've bought a new SLR or mirrorless camera in the last few years, chances are that you've got more than just a great still imaging tool on your hands. Most interchangeable-lens cameras sold recently are also capable of capturing video, and with their relatively large sensors, their output can be much more appealing than what you'd get...