(Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 If we kept track of all the nano-scopic processes that keep us alive, we would be giga-astonished.Origami prize: Two scientists won the Lasker Prize, Nature reports, for discovering how cellular machines in the endoplasmic reticulum help assemble and fold proteins. This is vital, because misfolded proteins can build up in the cells and tissues of the body, leading to major health problems. One of the researchers, Kazutoshi Mori, described her feelings at the wonder of discovery:We wanted to find the molecular machinery that allows one component of the cell to talk to another. There was virtually nothing known about what was taking place…. The deeper we dove, however, the more complex it became and the more beautiful it became….We discovered machinery by which the cell has the capacity to fold the protein properly and pathway by which this happened. We mapped the components of the pathway and everything turned out to be more exciting than we could have hoped for.Self-repairing heart: There are stem cells in the coronary arteries on hand to repair damaged heart tissues, Science Daily reveals. Research at Vanderbilt shows that you are not stuck with the same heart you had as a child; stem cells continually regenerate heart tissue. Heart failure is not so much an issue of growing old, but of failure in the built-in repair mechanisms that keep the heart ticking.Resonant neurons: How can nerves communicate over long distances in the body and brain? The answer may be resonant frequences, an article on Science Daily suggests. Scientists at the University of Freiberg identified resonances that may help neurons share information:Not all nerve cells excite other cells; some inhibit the activity of others. This means that the activity in a network can oscillate around a certain level of activity as a result of the interplay of excitation and inhibition. These networks typically have preferred frequencies at which oscillations are particularly strong, just as a taut string on a violin has a preferred frequency. If the activity tunes into this frequency, pulses propagate much farther. As the scientists point out, the combination of oscillatory signals together with resonance induced amplification may be the only possible form of long distance communication in certain cases. They further suggest that a network’s ability to change its preferred frequency may play a role in the way how information is at times processed differently in the brain.Eye haze filter: Yellow pigments in the macula of the eye may act as a haze filter, Medical Xpress reported about findings at the University of Georgia. “We’ve found that the yellow filters out the effects of blue haze,” Billy Hammond said. “The pigment affects how far people can see outdoors and how they can adapt to their environment.”Skin calculator: We know that brain neurons interact heavily to perceive and plan many things, but did you know that neurons in the skin have some of that calculating ability? Medical Xpress says that tactile neurons perform “advanced calculations” before the brain gets the message of touch:“Perhaps the most surprising result of our study is that these peripheral neurons, which are engaged when a fingertip examines an object, perform the same type of calculations done by neurons in the cerebral cortex. Somewhat simplified, it means that our touch experiences are already processed by neurons in the skin before they reach the brain for further processing” says Andrew Pruszynski.Trash truck antennas: Scientists at Salk Institute found that two receptors on macrophages, the trash-collecting cells of the immune system, are specialized for specific roles. Previously, the two types of receptors were thought to be interchangeable, but this new finding shows that the two work cooperatively on the vital task of keeping our tissues and vessels free of dead-cell trash that accumulates normally as we live and move.Cilia motor: Thank God for dynein-2, a molecular motor that delivered cargo to the cilia on your cells during development. Malfunctioned cilia, Medical Xpress says, are responsible for many health problems called ciliopathies, resulting in things like “blindness, deafness, chronic respiratory infections, kidney disease, heart disease, infertility, obesity and diabetes.” Researchers at Bristol University found, for the first time, how human cytoplasmic dynein-2 works, by identifying “new components of the motor” (it’s called a “motor” nine times in the brief article).Don’t underestimate your mind’s eye is the headline of an article on Medical Xpress about the “image processing” the eye performs on a scene before your brain sees it. You can see much more than what you think, “thanks to your finely tuned mind’s eye, which processes images without your even knowing.” Results of experiments at the University of Arizona bear on philosophical questions about perception, shedding light on “why we sometimes make decisions—stepping into a street, choosing not to merge into a traffic lane—without really knowing why.” Even objects we are not consciously perceiving can influence our actions, they found: “we have now shown that the meaning of an object can be accessed before conscious perception,” showing there is more interplay before memory and perception than previously thought.Most of these articles had little use for evolutionary concepts. The last one, though, speculated that the ability to respond subliminally makes “evolutionary sense.”On “evolutionary sense,” see sophoxymoroniac in the Darwin Dictionary.Setting aside the Darwinspeak (a kind of Newspeak), these articles should cause us to stand in awe of the glory of the Creator of these marvels. Is that your response?
The Northern Cape, South Africa’s largest province, offers profitable investment opportunities in mineral processing, agroprocessing, fishing, mariculture and tourism.Part of the massive Kumba iron ore mine in the Northern Cape. (Image: Brand South Africa)The Northern Cape is the largest of the nine provinces, taking up 30.5% of South Africa’s land area. Its borders on four other provinces, as well as the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the countries of Namibia and Botswana to the north, making it an ideal gateway to western African markets.The province lies to the south of its most important asset, the mighty Orange River, which provides the basis for both a healthy agriculture and an alluvial diamond industry. Northern Cape overviewNorthern Cape provincial governmentNorthern Cape Economic Development AgencyThe province offers profitable investment opportunities in minerals and metals processing, agroprocessing, fishing, mariculture and tourism.Four investment corridors have been developed:Namaqua corridorKaroo corridorDiamond field-Kalahari corridorOrange River basin The major infrastructure to support these developments include the Buchu Bay-Doring Bay deepwater harbour, Upington airport, and the Gamsberg to Loop 10 railway line.MiningThe Northern Cape is rich in minerals, with the country’s major diamond pipes found in the Kimberley district. Alluvial diamonds are found on the opposite, western, side of the province, washed westwards by the Orange River into the Atlantic Ocean, where they are extracted from the beaches and sea between Alexander Bay and Port Nolloth.The province accounts for some 7% of global diamond exports, 13% of all zinc and lead exports and more than 25% of the world’s manganese exports. Mining giants such as Mittal Steel, Samancor, Gold Fields, PPC Lime, Alpha and Assmang operate in the Northern Cape.The region also supplies most of the country’s iron ore production. Other important metals and minerals include copper, limestone, gypsum, rose quartz, tiger’s eye, mica, verdite and semi-precious stones. These metals and minerals are mostly processed outside the province, so there are opportunities for investors to establish value-adding beneficiation plants inside the Northern Cape.Agriculture and agriprocessingThe Northern Cape produces some of the highest-quality agricultural products in South Africa. Produce ranges from grapes, lucerne, cotton, wheat, corn, carrots, potatoes, ground nuts and soya beans. The province is fast becoming a significant exporter of table grapes, raisins and meat.The establishment of fruit and vegetable processing operations would add value to the province’s agricultural products. There are opportunities for the production and processing of dates, olives, rooibos tea and citrus products.Growth in agriculture-related industries would also create a market for related businesses such as fibre sack and cardboard carton manufacturing. The Northern Cape is also large producer of sheep and goats, with specialist products such as ostrich meat on the rise.TourismThe Northern Cape is richly endowed with natural beauty and resources that appeal to tourists who appreciate the vast open spaces and serenity it provides. The area is known worldwide its spectacular annual explosion of spring flowers which, for a short period every year, attracts thousands of tourists.The long sun-drenched days, the silence of the veld, the extremes that range from rolling sand dunes to stark and craggy lunar landscapes are features that are attracting increasing numbers of tourists. The tourism industry exhibits significant growth potential.The province has a wealth of national parks and conservation areas. The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Africa’s first cross-border game park, joins South Africa’s Kalahari Gemsbok National Park to the Gemsbok National Park in Botswana. It is one of the largest conservation areas in southern Africa, and one of the largest remaining protected natural ecosystems in the world. The park provides unfenced access to a variety of game between South Africa and Botswana, over its land area of more than 3.6 hectares.Investment is required to upgrade accommodation facilities, develop new attractions and entertainment centres – like theme parks – and upgrade air transportation networks.A R160-million retail, leisure and entertainment complex is currently under construction at Kimberley’s Big Hole – the largest hand-dug mining excavation in the world, and itself a major tourist attraction.FishingPort Nolloth is the hub of the fishing industry on this stretch of the west coast. Because most of the fish caught in the Northern Cape waters have until recently been landed and processed outside the province, development of the fishing industry has been slow. This is all set to change, with the increased quotas that will be awarded to land and process fish in the Northern Cape.Stricter enforcement of quota rules, as from 1998, means that at least 65% of the catch, which totals 7 085 tons (mainly hake), are landed in the Northern Cape. This opens up the possibility for more fish processing plants around the expanded harbour at Port Nolloth.A burgeoning mariculture industry with, among others, abalone being farmed for export to the Far East, is also being established in the region.Value-added processingFor those who want to export to Southern Africa, Northern Cape borders the important markets of Botswana and Namibia and is the closest South African province to Angola, which is undergoing phenomenal economic growth of around 19% a year.The specific opportunities for companies that want to make locally sourced products are numerous. These include carrot and fruit juice processing, vegetable canning, ground nut and wheat processing, meat and leather processing, cotton and wool-based textiles, wine-making, sunflower oil production and soya-based products.In the minerals sector there is diamond cutting and jewellery manufacturing plus other specific projects such as an iron reduction plant, a steel mill, a zinc smelter and a ferro-manganese smelter.These energy-intensive industries could be especially interesting following the discovery of Namibian natural gas fields. The new source of energy could see power prices tumble when the Kudu gas fields are developed.The development plans for Port Nolloth will help facilitate exports of both processed minerals and fish. The R905-million project, which welcomes foreign investment, will provide the province with its own deep-water port serving key export destinations in Europe and the Americas. This would prevent the need for exported products to leave Northern Cape via another South African province or Namibia.Other advantagesAccess to raw materials, cheap energy, and upgraded communications infrastructure – most of the conditions are already in place for competitive value-added processing in Northern Cape.Brand South Africa reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
25 June 2010An interesting phenomenon at play in the 2010 Fifa World Cup – something that visitors from outside the continent will have noticed – is that Africans support not only their home teams, but all African teams. All that support will be now be behind Ghana, as the only African team to progress beyond the group stage of the tournament.There is still an outside chance that Cote D’Ivoire could join them in the last 16 – but no one is holding their breath. Didier Drogba’s men, who face North Korea in their final Group G match on Friday, need a couple of scenarios to stay in the World Cup. They need Brazil to beat Portugal, and also need to make up a goal difference of minus-9 to the Portuguese. That’s a big ask.Fifa president Sepp Blatter and Danny Jordaan, CEO of the Local Organising Committee, have often referred to the 2010 finals as “Africa’s World Cup”, and their words are borne out by the support of Africans for one another.Ghana now carry the hopes of a continent.Fine pedigreeDespite a fine pedigree, Ghana had surprisingly not played in a Fifa World Cup prior to Germany 2006. Their record in Africa until that point had been excellent: they won the African Nations Cup in 1963, 1965, 1978 and 1982, and finished runners0up in 1968, 1970 and 1992.This year, too, they finished runners-up in Africa’s most prestigious competition. Yet World Cup success eluded the Black Stars.Back in 2006, in their first finals, they made a decent impact, finishing second in Group E to eventual champions Italy, which qualified them for the round of 16. There, however, the experience of Brazil, under coach Carlos Alberto Parreira, proved too much, and they went down 3-0.South Africa 2010This time around in South Africa, Ghana, playing in Group D, opened their challenge with a deserved, shock 1-0 defeat of highly-regarded Serbia. In their next outing, Australia were reduced to 10 men, but produced a gritty performance to hold the Black Stars to a 1-1 draw.In their final game, Ghana lost 1-0 to Germany. It was an end-to-end contest that could have gone either way, but was settled by a super strike by German midfielder Mesut Özil.Despite the defeat, the Ghanains had done enough to advance to the next round as second-place finishers in the group behind the Germans.What is interesting about Ghana and Germany is the strength coming through from their youth ranks. Germany won the European under-21 Championships in 2009, while Ghana won the Fifa under-20 World Cup last year. Both teams have players from those title-winning teams in action in South Africa.Cameroon’s 1990 runNow, with the round of 16 only days away, the hopes of Africa rest on the Black Stars as the host continent waits for a team to match Cameroon’s run to the World Cup quarterfinals in 1990, where the Indomitable Lions very nearly toppled England, losing 3-2 after extra time.Before the start of South Africa 2010, hopes had been high that African teams would make a big impact on the tournament on home soil, but those hopes have one by one been dashed in the group stages – which, interestingly, have been dominated by South American teams. Many European teams, like Africa’s representatives, have struggled to make an impact.South Africa’s exitDespite a giant showing in Group A, hosts South Africa failed to progress after one bad game against Uruguay, which Bafana Bafana lost 3-0.In the home side’s other matches, they drew 1-1 with Mexico and beat France 2-1. Ultimately, Bafana lost out to Mexico on a place in the next round on goal difference.In Group B, Nigeria gave Argentina – one of the form teams in the group stages of the event – a good game before going down 1-0. They were reduced to 10 men after 33 minutes against Greece and went on to lose 2-1, while they played to a 2-2 draw with South Korea in their final outing. With two losses, they finished bottom of their group.Tightest groupAlgeria, in Group C, lost 1-0 to Slovenia, held England to a goalless draw, and fell 1-0 to the United States. Competition in the group was the tightest of any in the World Cup finals.Cameroon suffered a surprisingly poor tournament, finishing bottom of Group E after losses in all three of their matches: they were beaten 1-0 by Japan, 2-1 by Denmark, and 2-1 by the Netherlands – not a train smash by any stretch of the imagination, but three losses nonetheless.Behind the Black StarsSo, barring a miracle in Cote D’Ivoire’s match on Friday, Africa’s support is firmly behind the Black Stars of Ghana. A top showing by an African team in the continent’s first hosting of the World Cup would be widely welcomed.And, to steal a World Cup phrase: “Ke Nako”, it is time (for Africa to shine).Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
TDF will also be participating in the International Sales Person of the Year Awards (ISPY) later this year, with a view to winning more accolades that prove the company’s strong relationship with its concessionaires’ crew. It also holds the rights to the American Express Foreign Exchange franchise in South Africa. Concessions other than Virgin Atlantic currently under TDF management include TAAG Angola Airlines, South African Airways, Kenya Airways, South African Express, Interair and Air Mauritius. South African company Tourvest Duty Free (TDF) has had its contract to manage the in-flight duty-free sales of Virgin Atlantic Airways renewed until 2014, the second renewal since the company first won the contract in 2004. “TDF’s success in managing in-flight duty free concessions is underwritten by a philosophy based on partnership, technology, integration, innovation and world-class practices,” said Grimsley. Focus on tourism “We are looking to provide Virgin Atlantic customers with an enhanced product, offering even more choices such as a range of in-flight snacks to complement those already on offer.” 13 August 2010 TDF has won the prestigious Frontier Award for the Best In-flight Retailer of the Year five times since the company’s inception in 1999, with its latest success in the most recent adjudication last year. Award-winning services SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The contract covers Virgin Atlantic’s entire route network consisting of long-haul flights from the United Kingdom to North America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East, Far East and Australia. “This focus on service standards and world-class processes ensure that the commercial benefits to our partners continue to be significant.” “We are extremely pleased to continue our partnership with one of the best global brands in the world. We’ve achieved many milestones together and having our commitment recognised is naturally rewarding,” TDF chief executive Selwyn Grimsley said in a statement this week. TDF forms part of the travel retail division of the Johannesburg-based Tourism Investment Corporation (Tourvest), which is involved in a wide range of tourism related activities, from designing and marketing international holiday packages, to providing in-house travel management to companies; and running stores and restaurants targeted at travellers.
REDIn 2018, RED announced they were aiming to simplify their camera lineup. Their latest step in doing so was announcing the just-released DSMC2 DRAGON-X. There are also fresh rumors circulating on the first Hydrogen One accessory.Image via RED.RED DSMC2 DRAGON-X“Entry-level” 5K S35 camera.16.5 stops of dynamic range.DSMC2 BRAIN.5K resolution up to 96 fps in full format, 120 fps at 5K 2.4:1.300 MB/s data transfer speeds and simultaneous recording of REDCODE® RAW and Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD/HR.Kit Includes the following:480GB RED MINI-MAG.Canon lens mount.RED DSMC2 Touch LCD 4.7” monitor.RED DSMC2 Outrigger Handle.RED V-Lock I/O expander.Two IDX DUO-C98 batteries with VL-2X charger.G-Technology ev Series RED MINI-MAG reader.Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art Lens.Nanuk heavy-duty camera case. Another new year, another round of juicy camera conjectures. Here’s your officially unofficial 2019 camera rumor roundup!2018 was a relatively solid year of new camera releases. We saw big releases from Canon, Blackmagic, Nikon, Panasonic, and others. So what’s in store for 2019? We rounded up all the latest camera rumors for you to dig through.Keep in mind, there are no guarantees here — these are only hopes and dreams. That said, here are the best rumors for cameras we may see released in 2019.ARRIThe Alexa Mini is still going strong, even as it’s heading into its fourth year on the market. So that makes us wonder if we will see an update to this model in 2019. It’s unlikely, as the Mini continues to exceed ARRI’s expectations.While originally built to be a smaller B or C-camera to use alongside the Alexa SXT, ARRI has seen quite a few productions use the Alexa Mini as an A-camera.Image via ARRI.In 2018, ARRI released the ALEXA LF (large format) camera, their first true 4K camera. Consumers everywhere have wondered if the company would create a MINI LF to go along with it. While the Alexa Mini’s product manager has admitted they faced quite a few technical challenges to build a worthy companion camera, it’s likely the company is well into R&D. That said, it’s likely not a 2019 camera, but we’re just here for the rumors.ARRI ALEXA MINI LFLarge Format ARRI ALEV III (A2X) CMOS sensor.4.5K up to 60fps.14+ stops.ARRIRAW/ProRes.8 lbs. Shipping now.DSMC2 DRAGON-X BRAIN starts at $14,950.DSMC2 DRAGON-X KIT starts at $19,950.RED LITHIUM 3D/4V CameraImage via RED Hydrogen.RED’s Hydrogen One phone was released (with mixed review) in 2018, and 2019 gives us a glimpse at the first accessory. RED partnered with Lucid Camera on the development of the first 8K 3D/4V camera.RED’s Jim Jannard shared the following in the h4v forums:Lithium is a standalone camera that uses HYDROGEN as the UI and monitor device. It shoots dual 4K stream images and converts to 4-view. You can save the dual stereo pair images as the master. It has variable I/O and 6x zoom with everything in sync. It will support AF and hand controller manual focus, iris and zoom. I should be posting more specs pretty soon along with a realistic delivery date.The 8K dual camera will convert to 4V in real time, also allowing users to adjust the distance of the lenses simultaneously. This allows for 3D focus and zoom similar to a traditional camera.Other RumorsThese are all the big rumors in the video world. Nikon isn’t a big player in this space, but 2018 gave us Nikon’s first full-frame mirrorless bodies. Olympus will have a new photo flagship on the way.Don’t expect any major new products from the likes of GoPro other than the traditional update to the HERO cameras. DJI has already announced their Osmo Pocket, and they will likely have new drones on the horizon soon. We are interested to see if DJI makes a splash with a new Hasselblad in the coming months.Cover image via Sony.Looking for more articles on film and video gear? Check these out.Video Gear: Is the Fuji X-T3 a Viable Option for Filmmakers?New Filmmaker Tips For Using The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4kHands-On Review: G-Technology’s G-Drive Mobile Pro SSDHands-On Review: The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4KUnlock Your Canon 5D Mark IV with These Tips and Tricks Rumor via Canon Rumors/Canon Watch/Additional SourcesCanon EOS 1D-X Mark III8K up to 30fps.4K up to 60fps.Announced end of 2019, released early 2020.Will ship for 2020 Olympics.Rumor via Canon Rumors/Additional SourcesCanon EOS 7D Mark III4K up to 30fps.1080p up to 120fps.EF, EF-S Mount.Single-lens reflex camera.APS-C.Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed.Battery level indication is displayed in 4 levels (same as 9000 D etc.).Maximum image size of test machine: 6000 × 4000.Released early 2019.Rumor via The New Camera/Canon Rumors/Additional SourcesNow there are plenty of other rumors for entry-level cameras, but we’re not here to talk about that. The only other crazy rumor worth noting is a bizarre multiple-lens camera system not drastically different the from the lackluster Light L16. While Canon has filed for a patent, it’s more likely that this will remain in the research and development division. That or maybe Canon has some crazy 360-camera up their sleeve.2019 seems to be more of an expansion year with updates to popular lines, as seemingly all camera manufacturers have their sights set on 2020. The Tokyo Olympics have set an 8K UHDTV standard for broadcast. Canon does not seem to be up to 8K, as their competition at Sony has already announced several upcoming 8K cameras.SonySony has been reigning supreme with their mirrorless camera line and their camera sensors. They don’t seem to be slowing down, as we expect to see updates to many of their popular models — many of them rumored to feature 8K video recording ahead of the Tokyo 2020 summer games. Note: that’s 8K recording, not necessarily 8K output. The current line of alpha series record in 6K but output in 4K.Image via Sony.And remember: for Sony, the Tokyo games means big money. The company has spent years preparing for 8K televisions to be in homes ahead of the Olympics. Just don’t expect to enjoy 8K at home in the U.S. though, as only Japan has officially announced an 8K broadcast standard.Don’t forget: Sony’s sensors are in a variety of other cameras and smartphones, so expect to see 8K recording coming to other cameras like the Panasonic Lumix G-series and Fujifilm X-T series.Sony FS7 Mark IIISuper 35-Sized CMOS sensor.E-Mount.8K up to 60fps.Internal 4K up to 120fps.12-bit 4:4.4.Supports Rec. 709 and BT-2020.Dual XQD Memory Card Slots.Late 2019 Announcement.Rumor via DVXUser/Additional SourcesSony a7R IV60MP (54MP) full-frame sensor.8K up to 60fps.4K up to 480fps.10-bit / 12-bit / 14-bit / 16-bit 18-parallel fast A/D conversion.4:4.4.Q3 2019 release.Rumor via The New Camera/Additional SourcesSony a7S III8K up to 60fps.4K up to 480fps.36.4MP full-frame sensor.Dual based ISO.4:2.2.10-bit.Increased battery performance.Improved AI auto-focus.Announced January 2019.Rumor via The New Camera/Sony Rumors/Additional SourcesSony a9 II8K up to 60fps.4K up to 480fps.36MP full-frame sensor.10-bit/12-bit/14-bit/16-bit 18-parallel fast A/D conversion.Improved AI auto-focus.Announced end of 2019, 2020 release.Rumor via Sony Alpha Rumors/EOSHD/Additional SourcesSony a6700 / a700026MP sensor.4K up to 60fps.10-bit.Announced January 2019.Rumor via The New Camera/Sony Alpha Rumors/Additional SourcesPanasonicWhile Pansonic does use Sony sensors in the GH5S, the company has also been working on their own sensors. One that will debut early this year is the already-announced S1 ans S1R. Official specs aren’t out yet — we expect a press release in early 2019.They plan to come out strong with new 4K cameras, and they are already developing an 8K micro 4/3 camera — which they admitted was not an easy task here: “8K on Micro 4/3 is complicated, if not impossible.”Panasonic has apparently admitted that their 8K developments will not be released in time for the Olympics, so don’t expect 8K from them until 2021 or beyond.Not too many rumblings about any new additions to the VariCam lineup as of now, so we’re not expecting any big news there.Image via Panasonic.Panasonic Lumix S1R47MP full-frame sensor.4K up to 60fps.Panasonic sensor.Dual IS.Dual card slots (1 XQD, 1 SD).Shipping April 2019.Rumor via The New CameraPanasonic Lumix S124MP full-frame sensor.4K up to 60fps.L-mount.Dual IS.Dual card slots (1 XQD, 1 SD).Shipping April 2019.Rumor via The New CameraPanasonic Lumix GH66K up to 24fps.V-Log.Summer 2019 announcement, 2020 release.Rumor via 43 Rumors/Mirrorless Times/Additional SourcesPansonic Lumix G90Same GH5S sensor.4K up to 60fps.Full HD 1080 up to 240fps.Built-in 5 axis IS.Dual Native ISO 400 and ISO 2500.Dual UHS-II SD Slots; Wi-Fi & Bluetooth.Advanced DFD AF System.Rumor via The New Camera/43 Rumors/Additional SourcesPanasonic Unnamed L-Mount Video CameraPanasonic is allegedly developing a video-specific camera. We don’t know many details, other than that it will be an L-mount.Per DPreview: “One of our assets is our experience of professional video, over more than 40 years. This is one of the areas where we contribute to the market, so in the future it’s possible that [our L-mount lineup] will expand to include such products”FujifilmIn terms of video recording, the Fujifilm X-T3 was just released, so we’re not expecting anything major in 2019. If anything, there will be slight improvements to the X-T20 in a new updateFujifilm X-T304K up to 30fps.$1000 or less.Similar specs to X-T20. BlackmagicFor years, and years, and years, and years, we’ve talked about a Pocket Cinema Camera II. 2018 saw the much-anticipated release of the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (our review here). Now that we finally got what we wanted, do we start the Pocket Cinema Camera 8K rumors?Image via Todd Blankenship.Realistically speaking, 2019 will likely see the announcement of another variation of the URSA Mini (our URSA Mini Pro review is here and URSA Mini 4.6K is here). Or will Blackmagic announce a return to a larger camera body and try to revive the URSA? Unlikely.URSA Mini Mark II6K up to 60fps.4.6K up to 120fps.Built in ND.EF, PL, F, and B4-Mount.Dual side display. CanonIt’s not crazy to say that Canon’s DSLR market has fallen off the map in terms of video production. Their DSLR line has been continuously beat out by Sony’s mirrorless cameras over the past few years. Rumors also suggest the Canon has already abandoned a DSLR in-development (allegedly another variation of the 5DS). Canon has been making a big push into the mirrorless market with the EOS M and EOS R line. It looks like that’s were they will continue to push hard in 2019.Image via Canon.In 2018, Canon tried once again to capitalize on the commercial television and cinema market with the release of the Canon EOS C700 FF, but at its price point, it seems to struggle to compete with the likes of the Panasonic VariCam and Sony CineAlta. If you’re going to pay that much more, it makes more sense to jump to ARRI or RED.The middle-tier Cinema EOS series still holds on strong with documentary and ENG markets, and for those looking for a new C300, we’ve got the rumors for you.Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark III8K recording up to 30fps.6K up to 60 fps.4K internal recording up to 120 fps.4:4.4.Currently being tested.May be announced at NAB.Rumor via The New Camera/Canon Rumors/Additional SourcesCanon XC ILRNew XC camera with interchangeable lenses.RF-Mount.DSLR-style hand grip.top LCD screen.Looks unlike any other Canon camera models.Rumor via Canon Rumors/Rumors Dot Camera/Additional SourcesCanon EOS R (1 or 2 New Models)Canon released the EOS R in 2018, their new full-frame mirrorless camera. They’re investing serious time into developing the mirrorless line, and they even said EF lenses will not be a focus — RF lenses will get the most attention in the coming years.There is no naming structure in place yet for these R-series cameras, but 2019 may see a new entry-level R camera and new professional R camera. Here’s what you might see in 2019.75MP (professional version), 50MP (entry-level).5-axis image stabilization.4K up to 30fps.1080p up to 60fps.720p up to 120fps.10-bit 4:2.2.Canon Log.Headphone jack.3.5mm microphone input.4-7 new RF Lenses:16-35mm f/2.8.24-70mm f/2.8.70-200mm f/2.8.105mm f/1.4L.85mm f/1.8 IS STM.Macro lens.RF non-L kit lens.