The look and feel of 35-mm film gives cinematographers more latitude, like directing attention to an area of the image by using the film's depth of field. ARRI GmbH has brought this capability to digital HD cameras by using a 6-megapixel sensor that is the same size as a Super 35-mm film aperture. That lets operators of the D-21 camera use the same prime, zoom and specialty lenses previously used on 35-mm film cameras. The D-21 uses Cypress Semiconductor's OSCAR CMOS image sensor, which has an active pixel count of 2,880 x 2,160 pixels.
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
Highly regarded engineer and physicist Ransom Stephens speaks with Design News about his extensive science and engineering background, the serious yet funny study of neuroscience, and how one primes their brain for innovation.
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