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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Readyaction body mounts turn any smartphone or tablet into a POV camera

The Readyaction mounts attach a smartphone or tablet device to your body, turning your mobile device into a POV camera. It allows you to shoot action videos without having to invest in a dedicated action camera.
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N.Y. Times photographer creates backpack that wirelessly streams images back to newsroom

Josh Haner discovered TV journalists had the ability to live stream content wirelessly, so he created a backpack that allows photographers to do the same. With a Linux-based computer and four cellular modems onboard, Haner could send images…
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Nikon explains how fluorine coating of new 400mm lens helps protect glass

Nikon has released a short video explaining its new fluorine coating, which is able to repel all types of dirt and moisture from lenses like the new Nikkor 400mm f/2.8 lens.
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Booq Boa Flow Graphite bag gives roving photographers more storage, protection

Booq's updated Boa Flow Graphite camera bag offers the roving photographer more storage and safety than its predecessor. The bag accommodates a DSLR, lenses, mobile devices, and a notebook up to 17 inches.
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Anyone photographing subjects against a white backdrop may violate Amazon patent

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded Amazon with the "Studio Arrangement" patent, which describes the technique of shooting subjects against a white backdrop. The problem is, photographers of all skill levels already do this, so it…
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Are flying camera drones legal? Here are the basics you should know before takeoff

Camera drones are becoming increasingly popular, but could flying one for fun or work get you into hot water? A judge has ruled it's legal, but there are some basic regulations you should remember before flying one. Here is some information…
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Real or fake? Izitru uses forensic analysis to spot bogus images

Izitru is a new online service from Fourandsix Technologies and a Dartmouth College professor that allows users to upload images and test them for authenticity, using forensic analysis.
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Not-A-Camera DSLR necklace is more than a fashion accessory, it’s an actual camera

The Not-A-Camera is a custom necklace made out of wood to resemble a DSLR. However, unbeknownst to the viewer, it's also an actual spy camera that can shoot both photos and videos.
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Capture professional-looking product shots affordably with Lightcase mini photo studio

The Lightcase is a mini photography studio made for designers or anyone that need high-quality images of their products, without the high costs that's normally associated with professional product photography.
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Louisiana produces two bills against aerial drones, but one is already grounded

Louisiana's State Senate created two bills intending to outlaw the use of aerial drones for shooting photos and videos. One bill has already been shot down, but the other is now being reviewed.
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Centr Camera puts 360-degree panoramic perspective in a small package

Centr is a high resolution, panoramic digital camera capable of shooting a full 360-degree perspective, in a palm-sized device. The company, which includes former Apple engineers, has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign.
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Fujifilm X-E2 firmware update decreases viewfinder lag time to 0.005 seconds

FujiFilm has released a new firmware update for its X-E2 camera that enhances the electronic viewfinder performance, decreasing the lag time. It also adds additional improvements to focus peaking and flash.