🎥 Sony BURANO: Best Overall at NAB

Sony BURANO's the new Oscar contender 🎥, World Press Photo's got the pics that'll haunt your dreams 📸, and Adobe Express makes AI artsy for everyone 🎨.

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World Press Photo

World Press Photo has announced its 2024 winners, chosen from over 61,000 entries by nearly 4,000 photographers spanning 130 countries.

This year’s top prize went to Palestinian freelance photojournalist Mohammed Salem for his image titled “A Palestinian Woman Embraces the Body of Her Niece,” captured just days after the child’s mother and sister were killed by an Israeli missile strike. Salem’s photograph was selected from the winning pool of 24 regional entries.

‘A Palestinian Woman Embraces the Body of Her Niece’ by Mohammed Salem, Palestine, Reuters | World Press Photo 2024

Lee-Ann Olwage won Photo Story of the Year for her work documenting dementia in Madagascar, while Alejandro Cegarra’s series “The Two Walls” on Mexican immigration policy nabbed the Long-Term Project honor.

‘Valim-babena’ by Lee-Ann Olwage, South Africa, for Geo | World Press Photo 2024

Julia Kochetova won the Open Format Award for her multimedia piece “War Is Personal,” exploring the human impact of Ukraine’s conflict.

‘War Is Personal’ by Julia Kochetova, Ukraine | World Press Photo 2024

Six traveling exhibits will feature the winning photos in more than 60 locations globally.

PRODUCTION MASTERY
The commercial aspects of creativity.

Sony’s BURANO camera won top honors at NAB Show 2024, including “Best Overall” in the “Create” category. Considered a “camera to watch”, the BURANO boasts an 8.6K full-frame sensor, 16 stops of dynamic range, and is geared for on-the-go cine-style shooting.

Why this matters: The BURANO’s NAB wins could be a major turning point. With its compact design and high-end specs, it’s a tempting tool for filmmakers on the go. If you’re into cine-style shooting, this might just be your ticket.

Zoom out: This isn’t Sony’s first creator-centric rodeo. Its Venice cinema line has already stolen the scene from red carpet regulars like ARRI and RED, proving Sony’s just as comfortable on the indie set as the multiplex.

CREATOR ECONOMY
Navigating the digital creative world.

The app uses Adobe’s Firefly AI to help you make images, videos, and animations. It can even turn text into an image or add captions to video automatically.

Why it matters: Adobe’s main design apps can cost up to $53/month. But with Adobe Express, you can get a taste of that design power for free. The app is part of Adobe’s plan to get its apps into as many hands as possible – and maybe flip some free users into paying customers along the way.

Users can also create and share content for TikTok, Instagram, and other platforms. While not as powerful as Adobe’s professional apps, Express still lets users bring in files from apps like Photoshop and Illustrator.

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🔥 Press Worthy

📽️ VISUAL CREATORS

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Atomos' Ninja Phone: Record HDMI camera footage on your iPhone. It turns your iPhone into a monitor recorder.

📈 PRODUCTION MASTERY

Forget the GoPro: Creator switches to the Insta360 X4 for capturing dynamic behind-the-scenes footage.

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🎭 CREATOR ECONOMY

Zhiyun unveils the Molus B-Series LED lights, offering cine-grade features at an affordable price for creators.

Twitch’s TikTok-esque Discovery feed (finally) launches this month, splitting into clips and live streams à la FYP.

📚 Learn & Grow

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