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Fearless drone camera peers into an erupting volcano in Guatemala

British researchers working in Guatemala have been getting closer than ever to erupting volcanos thanks to advances in drone technology, and the attached cameras have been producing some stunning footage along the way.

From home to outer space, the new Google Earth is full of things to do

Google launched a major update for Google Earth that not only redesigned the interface, but also added rich visual content from partners such as BBC Earth and Sesame Street. Here's how you can easily lose hours exploring the planet.

Adobe Stock gains access to more than 7 million videos with Pond5 partnership

Video stock company Pond5 is the latest to join Adobe Stock's list of partners, allowing in-app access to more than 7 million videos. The partnership also offers contributors additional opportunities.

Can you guess which camera is behind the terrifying shots in Alien: Covenant?

The sleek bodies of GoPro cameras blend in with the futuristic world of Alien: Covenant while creating incredible shots, which helped convince director Ridley Scott to use the action cameras in his latest blockbuster.

Manfrotto's Nitrotech tripod head creates smooth video effects — for a price

A nitrogen piston is behind the smooth motion of Manfrotto's latest tripod head, the Nitrotech N8 Video Head. The video head uses counterbalance to stabilize the camera without locking it in place.

C-Log comes to the Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR camer as a $99 add-on

Canon on Thursday officially announced that a long-rumored feature will be coming to the EOS 5D Mark IV camera: Canon Log. The logarithmic gamma curve increases how much dynamic range can be captured in compressed video.

Corel’s Pinnacle Studio video editor gets a boost with 360 compatibility

Split-screen videos, conversion-free 360 edits, and custom templates are all part of Corel's latest update to its video editor. The update, free for current users, is designed to add features and streamline the editing workflow.

Sigma’s cinema lens system got even wider with a new 14mm and 135mm

Sigma's cinema lens series was only expected to go from 20mm to 85mm last year, but the latest additions expand on both ends. The 14mm and 135mm lenses are the widest and longest, respectively, in the series yet.

Score a professionally refurbished DJI Phantom drone for as little as $329

Looking to plunge into the world of personal drones? DJI makes some of our favorite consumer models, and now you can score a professionally recertified Phantom Drone and save up to $170 during their spring sale.

With magazine covers shot with iPhones, is smartphone photography coming of age?

Do you need a pro-level camera to shoot a magazine cover? These magazines don't think so, and used the iPhone 7 Plus instead. Both the Condé Nast Traveler and Bon Appétit chose the smartphone for its influence on travel photography.

Shooting 360-degree video with a GoPro is about to get easier with Fusion camera

Details remain scarce, but GoPro's first all-in-one 360 camera will shoot in 5.2K resolution. It will allow users to create traditional fixed-frame content in addition to spherical video.

360 videos will become a bit more interesting with Facebook's 360 cameras

Forget scrolling around those 360 photos in your newsfeed, Facebook is working on tech to allow you to walk through them. The Facebook Surround 360 x24 and x6 are 360 cameras that allow users to move any direction.