Chase Melvin

Chase Melvin

Former Digital Trends Contributor
Chase Melvin is a writer and native New Yorker. He graduated from LIU Brooklyn where he spent 3 years as the News and Photo Editor of the Seawanhaka Press newspaper before spending time as a Web-based technology writer for Newsday.
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Fuijifilm’s new XF 18-135mm lens has weather-resistant design

Fujifilm's new XF 18-135mm lens has a weather-resistant construction that can withstand a variety of conditions. It offers users five more stops of image stabilization and fast autofocusing capability.
Photography

Chinon Bellami HD-1 video camera blends Super 8 past with the HD present

The Bellami HD-1 from Chinon of Japan, pays homage to Kodak's Super 8 film cameras of the 1970s. While it supports classic and modern 8mm lenses, the HD-1 is a thoroughly modern HD camera.
Photography

Butterfleye camera keeps tabs of your home with thermal, motion detection

The Butterfleye camera uses heat, motion, and facial detection to track activity inside your home. The mobile device is easy to install and use, and works with your smartphone to alert you of home activity when you're away.
Photography

Canon video offers valuable tips on caring for your camera, lenses

As a photographer, your equipment is vital, and should be cared for accordingly. Canon offers sage advice on how to best care for your equipment, including how to properly clean a camera sensor and lenses.
Photography

Coincidence or rip-off: Leica T software has ‘surprising resemblance’ to AppCam OS

AppCam inventor Jürgen Habenstein claims that the new Leica T's touchscreen operating system is similar to his own, which he allegedly pitched to Leica two years ago, but was rejected.
Photography

NASA beams down duet of video firsts from the ISS in outer space

NASA utilizes a laser instrument to transmit the first HD video from space, while astronaut Reid Wiseman becomes the first to capture a Vine from space. Check out these two video "firsts," and Wiseman's fantastic images.
Photography

Add armed robbery to the list of things a GoPro camera can capture

A bike rider's trip through the Cape Town area in South Africa was interrupted when he is held up at gunpoint. The robbers, however, were unaware their actions were being recorded by the GoPro camera on the biker's helmet.
Photography

Adobe update adds Raw support for 6 new cameras, lens profiles

Adobe Camera Raw 8.5 plug-in adds support for 6 new cameras. The update also includes new lens profiles, bug fixes, and extra features for Photoshop CC users. Lightroom users, however, will have to wait.
Mobile

Instagram Version 6.0 boasts new and improved photo editing features, more to come

Instagram's latest update, Version 6.0, offers enhancements to its classic lineup of image editing tools. The update also includes ten new editing tools to choose from.
Photography

GoPro releases new 3-Way, Bodyboard mounts just in time for summer

GoPro has released two new camera mounts, the 3-Way and the Bodyboard, that are affordable, highly versatile, and compatible with all GoPro models.
Photography

MIT researchers create algorithm that instantly turns your selfies into fine art

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, collaborating with Adobe and the University of Virginia, have created an algorithm able to match any pro photo style to your selfies.