Huwebes, Abril 27, 2017

WWE AND TV5 AGREEMENT TO TELEVISE SMACKDOWN IN THE PHILIPPINES

"TV5 shares our vision and desire for engaging and entertaining fans in the Philippines. This new partnership to televise SmackDown showcases the continuing global growth of WWE while creating a destination for WWE fans in the Philippines to enjoy our unique blend of action-packed, family fun entertainment." ~Ed Wells, WWE Executive Vice President, International

April 27, 2017 - WWE and TV5 announced a new agreement to broadcast WWE's flagship program SmackDown in the Philippines on TV5 beginning sunday, April 30, 2017.

I grew up watching wrestling and i never miss a show with my father it si one of our bonding momemts whenever he is not onboard as a Philippine Navy. From Hulk Hogan, Undertaker, The Rock, John Micheal to Jericho they were those wrestlers i gteew up idolizing and well i cannot forget the lines "Do you smell what the Rock is cooking" from The Rocks famous lines.....

I know it's not a girl thing but what teh heck anyways i love it and the intense it gives whenever i watch it. ^_^

As of todays Millenials generation there are a lot of new wrestlers that will ramble on the ring some includes AJ Styles, The New Day, Randy Orton,Charlotte Flair, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kevin Owens and Naomi.

In addition to the broadcast on TV5, SmackDown will be simulcast online at TV5.com.ph and Sports.tv5.com.ph.
"In the industry of sports entertainment, WWE is second to none. It's a proven, successful, model organization and an esteemed, iconic brand. We at TV5 are honored and excited to be the platform that delivers the WWE to the free TV audience." ~Chot Reyes, TV5 President

About WWE
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE:WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 20 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.

Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/   

About TV5
As one of the main pillars of TV5, sports enjoys world-class coverage, programming, and delivery under TV5’s watch. At the same time, the network champions a decidedly different brand of entertainment that is influenced by and relevant to the current social milieu. TV5, by design, is a perfect synergy of sports and entertainment. 

For more information on TV5's sports programs, along with its entertainment, news, and gaming content, visit www.tv5.com.ph.

Martes, Abril 25, 2017

A Sexy Century Tuna Recipe with Gerald, Matteo, and Paulo

“Like Gerald, Mateo and Paulo, Century Tuna is very versatile. You can use it in different dishes, allowing you to be creative in creating your own recipe to sexy.” ~Greg Banzon, Century Pacific Food, Inc. VP & General Manager

Summer na Summer na mga Bes and Super Hot just like the latest endorsers of Century Tuna Gerald, Mateo and Paulo. So what brings these 3 fit and sexy gentlemen together this scorching summer? They’re the latest faces – and hot bods – in the Century Tuna’s newest summer TVC, one that spells fun and fitness by way of its “My Recipe to Sexy” campaign!  For those who’ve not seen the ad which is now airing on primetime TV, it features the trio as “hot cooks” as they respectively present their favorite recipes to a sexy, healthy bod all nutritious, delicious, and most of all easy to prepare!

Tuna Egg Salad Sandwich ala Matteo
Tuna Pancit Canton ala Paulo
Tuna Silog ala Gerald

Gerald, Matteo and Paulo shared their recipe by cooking on the spot....

The country’s number 1 tuna, Century Tuna, as it presents three “My Recipe to Sexy” dishes from three of the fittest and sexiest actors today, each one with his own distinct handsome looks, unique talents, and personalities!
Mr. Greg Banzon, Century Pacific Food, Inc. VP & General Manager

We all know Century Tuna as the choice of health and fitness buffs, but it is also the favorite of many foodies out there as it’s a great, delicious addition to any dish. So why not have three of the most popular male actors share their favorite, easy-to-prepare and oh-so delicious Century Tuna recipes?

Gerald Anderson
“Breakfast for me is very important. And I wanted a dish that’s a healthier take on the typical Pinoy breakfast so I came up with this super delicious Tuna Silog.”
After becoming the Third Big Placer in the first season of Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition in 2006, and after a string of television appearances, movie roles, and as part of a popular love team, Gerald proved his acting worth in the gritty, acclaimed film On The Job. 

Matteo Guidicelli
“I’m always on the go. I love having a lean sandwich because it’s easy to prepare. Just like my Tuna Egg Salad Sandwich on wheat bread which is healthy yet very satisfying!”
Following a decorated stint in the fast lane as a karting racer garnering numerous trophies, Matteo entered showbiz in earnest, attending drama and performing arts school in the United States to further hone his craft. On top of that, he also released his first self-titled album in 2016!

Paulo Avelino
“Tuna Pancit Canton is the ultimate, yummy comfort food – something you can make in a jiffy!” 
Considered in the industry as “The Prince of Teleseryes”, Paulo has starred in a number of outstanding indie movie releases, among them Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa which earned for him the Best Actor nod from the prestigious Gawad Urian.

As summer equals frolic and fun under the sun, it doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself just to stay fit and sexy. Thanks to Century Tuna, which is lean and adaptable, you can easily prepare and enjoy a myriad of irresistible meals. And if you can have these hot cooks as fitsperation, even better!


It’s officially summertime! So…this summer…what’s your recipe to sexy?

TV5 WATTPAD Presents KILIG FEELS - DESTINED!

TV5 Wattpad Presents a sweet, dreamy love stories, romantic wishes come true that will make you watch a new romantic film on a daily basis in today's genre. Saturday Night Kilig Session!
Staring Ben Isaac as Kean, Kate Alejandrino as Krystal and Sarah Carlos as Kella in Destined.

April 25, 2017 (Tuesday) TV5 Wattpad Media Launch at Isabela Ballroom C, Makati Shangri-La Hotel, Makati City.

TV5 has always been crafting different sets of entertaining television programs based on the audience's interest. As the show returns to your television screens, be prepared for an all new exciting set of stories that everyone especially the millennials can surely relate to. May it be falling in love with a best friend, a love story with a dark twist or a love triangle, you name it, Wattpad Presents will have it. 

To make sure that every scene is created with the highest production value, episodes will be produced by production houses known for quality films and commercials - Unitel and Firestarter, to name a few. It can be attested in the wide range of genres that is being offered on TV5. There are seat-grabbing action series, enjoyable animated shows, amusing tagalized films or series and now TV5 is letting you experience a whole new level of kilig as it brings back a much better and kilig-filled Wattpad Presents!

To give you a glimpse of what’s in store for your Saturday Night Kilig Sesh sa Wattpad, here are the first four stories that will be featured:

  1. “Destined” written by Blue Maiden, which has reads of 22.4 M and the Wattys 2015 winner. The story involves a love triangle that will also leave a question to viewers “Who do you choose? The one you love or the one who loves?”  The premiere episode, which promises to give everyone a “kilig” experience, stars former theater actress Sarah Carlos as Kayla; Ben Isaac, who was Dubbed as one of Chalk Magazine’s Hottest Male Celebs, as Kean; indie actress Kate Alejandrino as Krystal, and Candy Cutie Raphael Robes as Dwayne. Jaime Habac Jr., director of “Im drunk, I Love You”, will direct the premiere episode.
  2. “Just the Benefits” written by Beeyotch, which reached 28.9M reads. The story is about a power couple who still find themselves still drawn to each other after breaking up, so they’ve decided to keep it casual and just enjoy the benefits without any labels. 
  3. “Unlucky I’m in love with my Bestfriend” written by Stupidlyinlove, with 38.1 M reads and was published by Summit Pop Fiction. The story is about BFFs Zandra and Zendrick.  As time goes by, Zandra finds herself falling in love with her bestfriend. 
  4. “Special Section” written by Onneechan, with 17.5 M reads. This is a story about a very controversial high school “Special Section” wherein strange series of events occurred with a romantic mix. 
Make your Saturday Night Kilig Sesh fix as the all-new Wattpad Presents premieres on April 29, 9:00 PM only on TV5

Lunes, Abril 24, 2017

PANASONIC LUMIX GH5: The Ultimate Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera

LUMIX GH5, Panasonic is proud to introduce the new LUMIX GH5 - the latest flagship model of LUMIX G Digital Single Lens Mirrorless cameras based on the Micro Four Thirds system standard. Achieves All-round Evolution Featuring the World’s First 4K 60p/50p, 4:2:2 10-bit Video Recording and Agile Mobility To Once Again Innovate the Photographic/Cinematographic Culture.


The new 20.3-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor without low-pass filter combines with the new Venus Engine to achieve highest-ever picture quality in resolution, color reproduction and noise reduction even in max. ISO 25600 high sensitivity image recording. The 5-axis Dual I.S. 2*1 boasts even more effective suppression against blurring. By using a new gyrosensor, the O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) and B.I.S. (Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis) are finely controlled to take maximum advantage of both stabilization systems. 

Reasons you must have a PANASONIC LUMIX GH5:
  • High Picture Quality 20.3MP MOS Sensor without Low Pass Filter
  • Accurate AF Tracking with New DFD Technology
  • Large 0.76 x 3,680k - DOT OLED Live Viewfinder
  • Professional Video Performance
  • Unlimited 4K 60p/50p Video Recording
  • Double SD Card Slot
  • Dust/Splash/Freeze-Proof
  • High Durability Magnesium Alloy Frame
  • 4K 4:2:2 10bit Internal Recording
  • No More Blurred Images 5-AXIS Dual I.S.2
  • Free Angle Touchscreen
  • 6K Photo Capture Unmissable Moments 18MP/30FPS Burst Shooting


The new GH5 again evolves to achieve 4K 60p / 50p ultra high-definition, smooth, video recording for the first time as a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera*2 without a time limit. Furthermore, the GH5 is also capable of 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 30p / 25p internal video recording as well as outputting even more faithful color reproduction for the first time as a digital interchangeable lens camera*3. The VFR (Variable Frame Rate) lets users record overcranked / undercranked video in 4K (60 fps, maximum 2.5x slower) and FHD (180 fps, maximum 7.5x slower). The GH5 complies with V-LogL video recording with the purchase of the DMW-SFU1 Upgrade Software Key. Use of Upgrade Software Key also activates LUT (Look Up Table) in the camera so users can play videos recorded in V-LogL on the camera. Practical tools like Waveform Monitor and Vector Scope have also been added.

DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology*4 is further empowered by the new Venus Engine, which is capable of ultra high-speed digital signal processing at a maximum of 480 fps. By analyzing every single frame precisely, it achieves higher precision frame detection with minimum motion detection error for higher tracking tolerance against moving subjects. The combination of Contrast AF and new DFD technology achieves the industry’s fastest level of auto focusing of approx. 0.05 sec*5 and 12 (AFS) / 9 (AFC) fps high speed burst shooting. For more precise focusing, the focus areas are increased from 49 to 225 areas on the GH5 in addition to the conventional Face / Eye Recognition, Tracking AF, 1-area AF and Pinpoint AF.

The newly added 6K PHOTO*6 makes it possible to capture unmissable moments at 30 fps by extracting the frame with the best timing out of the 6K burst file (in 4:3 or 3:2 aspect) to save as an approx. 18-megapixel equivalent high-resolution photo. 4K PHOTO is also upgraded enabling 60-fps high-speed capture in approx. 8-megapixel equivalent resolution.

In order to make the GH5 tough enough to withstand even heavy field use, it is composed of a magnesium alloy full die-cast front / rear frame and is not only splashproof and dustproof but also freezeproof down to -10 degrees. The GH5 is equipped with a double SD Memory Card slot, compatible with the high-speed, high-capacity UHS-II for the first time ever in a LUMIX digital camera. Users can flexibly choose the recording method from Relay Recording, Backup Recording or Allocation Recording. The HDMI Type A terminal is provided.

The GH5 has a large LVF (Live View Finder) with a stunningly high magnification ratio of approx. 1.52x / 0.76x (35mm camera equivalent). A high-precision, high-speed OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display features 3,680K-dot resolution and 100% field of view. In addition to dual dials, an omni-directional joystick enables more intuitive and flexible operation, which is also a first on LUMIX G cameras. 

The GH5 includes Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity to offer a more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation. Compatibility with Bluetooth 4.2 (called BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy) enables constant connection with a smartphone/tablet with minimum power consumption. For Wi-Fi, 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac) can be selected in addition to the conventional 2.4GHz (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) for an even more secure and stable connection. 

For extended battery life and a more stable hold, the new Battery Grip DMW-BGGH5 (sold separately) is available. The XLR Microphone Adaptor DMW-XLR1 (sold separately) allows high-res sound recording with an external XLR microphone*7. 

The GH5 is a highly evolved camera. Functional upgrades are scheduled, and the first is a Full-HD 4:2:2 10-bit video recording capability which will be available in April 2017. It will be compatible with 400-Mbps 4:2:2 10-bit All-Intra video recording in 4K 30p/25p/24p and 200-Mbps All-Intra Full-HD in the second half of 2017. At the same time, high-resolution video recording in Anamorphic mode and 4K Hybrid Log Gamma in Photo Style mode, which enables popular 4K HDR video recording, will be added. 

Defying all the general concepts of what a mirrorless camera can do, the LUMIX GH Series has reached a number of milestones with this introduction. Packing a host of innovative advancements in picture quality, response and performance into an unimaginably small-sized body, the new LUMIX GH5 opens the door to a new stage of photographic and cinematographic culture.
  • Unprecedentedly high picture quality in the history of LUMIX cameras

The LUMIX GH5 combines the new Digital Live MOS Sensor and new Venus Engine to achieve highest-ever image quality in the history of LUMIX G digital cameras. Greater detail is achieved by this new High Sensitivity MOS Sensor not only by increasing the resolution from 16.05-megapixel (GH4) to 20.3-megapixel, but also removing the low-pass filter. 

The image processor Venus Engine is also new on LUMIX GH5. Multipixel Luminance Generation renders clear, sharp images by using 9x larger area of pixel information during demosaic process for precise detail reproduction. With Intelligent Detail Processing, the characteristic of every single pixel is analyzed to detect whether the pixel is located at a flat, detail or edge part of the picture. Optimum processing according to the characteristic of each pixel is then applied. This results in a high-precision yet natural image description with stunning detail suppressing false colors at its edges. On the other hand, Three-dimensional Color Control detects not only hue and saturation but also brightness, and applies optimum control according to the value of each factor. This achieves rich color reproduction from dark to bright parts of the image. The conventional Multi Process NR (Noise Reduction) is upgraded to High Precision Multi Process NR. It boasts 4x the noise identification accuracy and preserves details even after the noise reduction process. As a result, max. ISO 25600 high sensitivity photo can be clearly shot.

The LUMIX GH5 incorporates the 5-axis Dual I.S.(Image Stabilizer) 2*1 which has advanced to boast even more powerful and effective blurring suppression. Combining an O.I.S.(Optical Image Stabilizer, 2-axis) and B.I.S.(Body Image Stabilizer, 5-axis), it compensates for larger movements which were conventionally uncontrollable. The LUMIX GH5 includes a high-precision gyrosensor that controls both the O.I.S./B.I.S. compensation by studying the focal length and shooting conditions, making it possible to use a max.5-stop slower shutter speed*2. By making the most of both O.I.S and B.I.S., it is highly beneficial not only in wide-angle but also in telephoto shots and in adverse situations, such as at nighttime or with one-handed shooting.

The 5-axis Dual I.S. 2 works for both photo and motion picture recording, including 4K video. Panasonic LUMIX G DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) Cameras offer a wide variety of digital interchangeable lenses and most of them will support the 5-axis Dual I.S. in the LUMIX GH5*1. The B.I.S. compensates for camera movement even when a lens without O.I.S. (e.g. a cine lens) is used.
  • The world’s first*1 Digital Single Lens Mirrorless (DSLM) camera recording 4K 60p / 50p and 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 30p / 25p to meet professional quality standard

The LUMIX GH Series created an epoch-making industrial sensation by achieving outstanding video recording performance with advanced features that meet professional quality levels and standards. The signal readout speed is accelerated by max.1.7x in the new Digital Live MOS Sensor, and the new Venus Engine processes the signals at a max.1.3x higher speed. This synergy realizes 4K 60p / 50p ultra high-definition, smooth, video recording for the first time in a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera*1.

The new LUMIX GH5 again evolves to achieve 4K 60p / 50p video recording. It is also capable of internal 4:2:2 10-bit video recording, which is a color subsampling commonly used for film production, for even more faithful color reproduction*2. The High Sensitivity MOS Sensor and Venus Engine realize high-speed readout of full digital signals and the image quality is outstandingly high for every single frame. 4K 60p / 50p digital signals in full resolution are read out and the images are not cropped. This enables to keep the focal length in video recording same as that in photo shooting. The rolling shutter is also suppressed with the high readout speed when recording video or using an electronic shutter. Users can freely choose the format from MOV, MP4, AVCHD Progressive and AVCHD at a variety of frame rates according to the usage [Figure#1] and there is no recording time limit for both FHD and 4K video. For the global needs of professional users, the system frequency can also be flexibly selectable between 59.94Hz  / 50.00Hz / 24.00Hz. 

To elevate the video expression even more, a variety of effects are available on the LUMIX GH5. The VFR (Variable Frame Rate) lets users record overcranked / undercranked video in 4K (60 fps, maximum 2.5x slower) and FHD (180 fps, maximum 7.5x slower) [#Figure2]*3. The minimum frame rate for quick motion video is 2 fps. Time Lapse video can also be produced inside the camera. A Focus Transition function is also added, which moves the focus from subject to subject as set in advance automatically. It can add visual guidance to the target subject or motion on the static scene. 

While “Cinelike D” and “Cinelike V”, which have similar gamma setting characteristics for film production, are available in Photo Style for video recording, the LUMIX GH5 provides "Like709" for compatibility with HDTV. In "Like709", Knee Control is also effective. And Panasonic offers a paid software upgrade service for the LUMIX GH5 to support V-LogL video recording with the purchase of the Upgrade Software Key DMW-SFU1. Log recording offers exceptional flexibility as well as a wider dynamic range for color grading in the post-production process, and V-LogL features log characteristics with 12 stops of dynamic range. Use of Upgrade Software Key activates a LUT (Look Up Table) in the camera so users can play videos recorded in the V-LogL on the LUMIX GH5.

The LUMIX GH5 is capable of simultaneous recording/outputting 4:2:2 10-bit video data in virtually any recording mode*4. Users can choose to output the data with the menu or OSD information when they output video to an external monitor, or without them to the external recorder. For the terminal, HDMI Type A is provided. Plus, a cable lock holder for the HDMI cable is included in the LUMIX GH5 to prevent unplugging trouble on location. 

There are a host of practical features in LUMIX GH5. In response to requests from professional users, Waveform Monitor and Vector Scope are available. It also embeds SMPTE-compliant Time Code either in Rec Run or Free Run count-up methods, which makes it easy to synchronize multiple videos or sound sources in the post production workflow. Luminance Level can be selected between 64-1023 / 64-940 / 0-1023 (10-bit). Synchro Scan mode suppresses flicker. It offers a Master Pedestal adjustment with ±15 steps. Color Bars (SMPTE / EBU / ARIB Standard) are also available. 
In addition, the LUMIX GH5 incorporates a dedicated microphone to monitor and cancel the noise caused by mechanical movements inside the camera and lens such as that of B.I.S.. The result is a reduction of mechanical noise by -10dB, achieving clear, high-quality sound recording.
  • New AF system with advanced DFD Technology never miss a once-in-a-lifetime moment

The DFD technology*1 calculates the distance to the subject by evaluating 2 images with different sharpness levels while consulting the data of optical characteristics of the current lens in a moment. Panasonic’s combination of the Contrast AF with DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology was further advanced in LUMIX GH5 in the performance of catching and tracking the moving subject by analyzing the form, size and even motion of the subject comprehensively. 

Empowered by the new Venus Engine, the time for measuring the distance to the subject achieves 6x higher-speed while factorizing the distance into in-plane or in-depth with 2x higher-performance. Plus, the motion compensation circuit is added to achieve higher tracking performance against moving subject. This makes it possible to lock onto target subjects in situations where plural subjects make complicated, unpredictable motions in such as with sports and wildlife.
The speed of sensor drive during auto focusing in photo shooting is also improved to achieve 480 fps, which is 2x faster than that of GH4. Consequently, the GH5 realizes ultra high-speed AF of approximately 0.05 sec*2 and 12 (AFS)/9(AFC) fps high-speed burst shooting using a mechanical shutter in full resolution. 

For more precise focusing, the focus areas are increased from 49 to 225-areas on the LUMIX GH5 in addition to the conventional Face/Eye Recognition, Tracking AF, 1-area AF and Pinpoint AF. Users can make a group of 225 focus areas and move or change the size of it as they like according to the composition. All focusing operations are easily controlled with the newly adopted joystick located on the thumb position without taking the eyes off of the subject even when using an LVF or releasing the finger from the shutter button. The LUMIX GH5 is equipped with AF Custom Settings with which users can set AF Sensitivity, AF Area Switching Sensitivity and Moving Object Prediction Level. Four patterns of presets parameter are also available for frequently used situations.
To avoid missing those fleeting photo opportunities, the new 6K PHOTO*3 makes it possible to capture the unmissable moments at 30 fps by extracting the frame with the best timing out of a 6K burst file (in 4:3 or 3:2 aspect) to save as an approx.18-megapixel equivalent high resolution photo. The 4K PHOTO is also upgraded to enable 60 fps high-speed capture in approx.8-megapixel equivalent resolution.

In 6K PHOTO /4K PHOTO, three exclusive modes can be chosen from depending on the situation; 6K Burst / 4K Burst, 6K Burst (Start/Stop) / 4K Burst (Start/Stop) and 6K Pre-burst / 4K Pre-burst.

The new High Sensitivity MOS Sensor helps to suppress the rolling shutter effect. Plus, the Venus Engine makes it possible to apply Post Recording Refinement over the pictures to correct distortion and reduce noise when playing back or cutting images out of the 6K burst file / 4K burst file by compensating the signal information between the consecutive frames. As a result, the picture quality of 6K PHOTO /4K PHOTO shot at high shutter speed in high sensitivity or those shot when panning are dramatically improved.

High mobility and rugged design for heavy field use

To be tough enough to withstand even heavy field use, the main structure is composed of a magnesium alloy full die-cast front/rear frame. Secure construction and a sealing for every joint, dial, and button make the LUMIX GH5 not only splashproof and dustproof but also freezeproof down to -10 degrees.

The LUMIX GH5 is equipped with a double SD Memory Card slot compatible with high-speed, high capacity UHS-II for the first time in LUMIX digital cameras. Users can flexibly choose the recording method from Relay Recording, Backup Recording or Allocation Recording. In Relay Recording, the data will be written on the SD Memory Card in the second slot when the SD Memory Card in the first slot is full. The content will be written in both SD Memory Cards in the first and second slot simultaneously in Backup Recording. In Allocation Recording, data is automatically allocated to the SD Memory Card in the designated slot by the type of content – RAW, JPEG, 6K PHOTO / 4K PHOTO, or 4K video data. For example, users can store only photos on the SD Memory Card in slot 1 and videos in slot 2. Moreover, both slots are equipped with access lamps so users can tell which SD Memory Card is under writing and which can be ejected at a glance.

The LUMIX GH5 has a large LVF (Live View Finder) with a stunningly high magnification ratio of approx.1.52x / 0.76x (35mm camera equivalent). High-precision, high-speed OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display features 3,680K-dot high resolution and 100% field of view. Adoption of OLED for the LVF achieves high speed response with minimum time lag of less than 0.01 sec* as well as 10,000:1 high contrast for exceptional visibility. With an eyepoint of approximately 21 mm, it offers high visibility with comfort for users wearing glasses. It is always sharp and clear from the center all the way to the corners. Adopting a static-type touch control system, the 3.2-inch free-angle rear monitor in 3:2 aspect with 1,620K-dot high resolution features approx.100% field of view. It uses a pixel structure of RGB (Red / Green / Blue) and White to feature even higher visibility in sunny outdoor scenes. It tilts up and down by approx.270-degree which makes shooting at either high or low angles even easier. 

The shutter unit is also durable for approx. 200,000 cycles. It offers the highest shutter speed at max. 1/8000 sec not only to capture spur-of-the-moment, fast moving subjects and to use a high-speed lens with a fully open aperture even outdoors for impressive defocusing. The external flash can be synchronized with max.1/250 second shutter speed. 
  • Expandability for a variety of workflows, optional accessories ・Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac) / 2.4GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n) 

The LUMIX GH5 integrates Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity to offer a more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation. Once the camera is connected to a smartphone or tablet installed with Panasonic's dedicated application software Panasonic Image App for iOS / Android, users can shoot, browse and share images remotely. 

Compatibility with Bluetooth 4.2 (called BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy) enables constant connection with a smartphone/tablet with minimum power consumption. This enables the camera to activate by simply using a smartphone/tablet or to add GPS geotag on the photos automatically. Furthermore, the settings of a LUMIX GH5 camera can also be copied and transmitted wirelessly to other GH5 cameras when using multiple GH5 cameras. 

For the Wi-Fi, 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac) is effective in addition to the conventional 2.4GHz (IEEE802.11b/g/n. This provides even secure and stable connection not only with a smartphone/tablet but also with other devices on location for smooth remote control. Transmission speed of photo/video data is also increased up by using the 5GHz-band*. 

Battery Grip DMW-BGGH5
The LUMIX GH5 is compatible with the new Battery Grip DMW-BGGH5. By using two batteries, one in the camera and the other in the grip, the DMW-BGGH5 extends the battery life for longer shooting time. It also makes handling more comfortable even in vertical angle shooting. It also provides intuitive operation with a joystick. Exclusively designed for the LUMIX GH5, the DMW-BGGH5 perfectly matches the camera, boasting a rugged, splashproof, dustproof and freezeproof design.

XLR Microphone Adaptor DMW-XLR1
The Microphone Adaptor DMW-XLR1 is a plug-in type adaptor for an XLR microphone to record high-quality stereo sound. It enables 4K video recording with high-res 96kHz/24bit sound*. It is ideal for lip-sync recording. Dedicated switches allows direct, quick control. MIC, LINE and Condenser are switchable. 
  • Firmware updates

The LUMIX GH5 is ready to evolve even further. Functional upgrades are scheduled as follows:
April, 2017
  1. Full HD 4:2:2 10bit video recording capability. 
  2. In the second half of 2017
  3. 400-Mbps 4:2:2 10-bit All-Intra video recording in 4K 30p/25p/24p and 200-Mbps Full-HD.
  4. High resolution video recording in Anamorphic mode. 
  5. 4K Hybrid Log Gamma in Photo Style mode which enables popular 4K HDR video recording.
  6. USB tethering

  • A new shooting experience made possible with advanced LUMIX technologies

The LUMIX GH5 comes with the Post Focus function that enables users to select the in-focus area even after shooting. This is helpful in situations like macro shooting where strict focusing is required or for changing expressions by changing the focused subject. This function was developed by combining the high-speed, high-precision DFD (Depth From Defocus) auto focus technology and 6K PHOTO / 4K PHOTO technology. Now the Post Focus menu is available on the mode dial for users to activate more quickly.

The Focus Stacking function enables users to adjust the depth of field after shooting by combining multiple images shot with the Post Focus function in the camera. Users do not need to strictly focus while shooting as they obtain images with the level of defocusing they want or pan-focus images by simply selecting the focus area after shooting. This is beneficial when shooting macro shots of insects, small accessories and so on.

In addition, the LUMIX GH5 provides the Light Composition function as a new option of 6K PHOTO mode. The camera synthesizes the images by choosing and saving brighter pixels. This makes it possible to produce more luxurious, dramatic images of situations such as fireworks or night scenes inside the camera with ease. 
  • Other Features

A variety of shutter type to choose from
Users can choose shutter type and speed according to the shooting situation. Max.1/8000 sec high speed shutter can be released with mechanical shutter. The electronic first-curtain shutter can be used at a shutter speed of max.1/2000 sec with minimum shutter shock. It can also be used with an external flash. It is also possible to release the electronic shutter with no noise at max.1/16000 sec.

Exposure / WB / Focus / Aperture Bracket
In the LUMIX GH5, a Focus Bracket and Aperture Bracket are new additions to the conventional Exposure Bracket and WB Brackets for users to choose the best shot after shooting. In Focus Bracket, max.999 images can be shot with different focus points. The Aperture Bracket lets users have multiple shots with different depths of field.

Linggo, Abril 23, 2017

Backbeat Run 2017: Run for a Good Cause!

The first ever Plantronics Backbeat Run happening on May 28, 2017 at SM Mall of Asia announces partnership with Brother Philippines. For more than century Brother is known to delivering product innovation and customer satisfaction on different printing, scanning and sewing machines.

A Run for a cause featuring Kyte Foundation and Brother in collaboration with Plantronics will set a new level of excitement to the running community, sports enthusiast and young professionals. Experience an extra ordinary running event; get wild and wet with different on-ground activities.

The Ultimate Summer Party! Enjoy music with live performance from:
Autotelic and Jensen & the Flips
Dance and party overload with DJ Pat Po, DJ Katsy Lee, Legacy Dancer and more

Registered Runners will get these items
Race Shirt
Sun Visor
Slap bracelet
Finisher Medal
And wait there's more..............
FREE Bluetooth Headset worth
Php 995.00

Backbeat Run for a Cause 2017 Prizes:

Race Winner Prize Package:

21K category
1st place- Backbeat Fit & i60 ThiEYE camera + F&D T200X TV Speaker + more exciting prizes2nd place - Backbeat Fit & i30 ThiEYE camera + F&D W7 portable speaker + more exciting prizes
3rd place - Backbeat Fit & i30 ThiEYE camera + F&D W5portable speaker + more exciting prizes

16K category
1st place- Backbeat Fit & i60 ThiEYE camera + F&D W7 portable speaker + more exciting prizes2nd place - Backbeat Fit & i30 ThiEYE camera + F&D W5 portable speaker + more exciting prizes
3rd place - Backbeat Fit & i30 ThiEYE camera + F&D W4 portable speaker + more exciting prizes

10K category
1st place- Backbeat Fit + i60+ ThiEYE camera + F&D W7 portable speaker + more exciting prizes
2nd place - Backbeat Fit + i30 ThiEYE camera + F&D W5 portable speaker + more exciting prizes
3rd place - Backbeat Fit + i30 ThiEYE camera + F&D W4 portable speaker + more exciting prizes

5K category
1st place- Backbeat Fit + i60+ ThiEYE camera + F&D W7 portable speaker + more exciting prizes
2nd place - Backbeat Fit + i30 ThiEYE camera + F&D W5 portable speaker + more exciting prizes
3rd place - Backbeat Fit + i30 ThiEYE camera + F&D W4 portable speaker + more exciting prizes

Runners will also have the chance to win and take home amazing prizes from our online promotion and special award.

Special Award: Biggest Delegation Prizes

School Category (minimum of 20 registered runners)

  • Brother Printer (DCP-L2540DW) 
  • SDigital Bass Cruzer 
  • F&D 2.1Speaker (F210) 
  • Plantronics Backbeat Fit 
  • more exciting prizes 

Company Category (minimum of 25 registered runners)

  • Brother Printer (DS-720D) 
  • SDigital Bass Cruzer 
  • F&D 2.1 Speaker (A180X)
  • Plantronics Backbeat Fit 
  • more exciting prizes

Organization Category (minimum of 30 registered runners)

  • Brother Printer (MFC-L2700D) 
  • SDigital Bass Cruzer 
  • F&D 5.1 Speaker (F3800X) 
  • Plantronics Backbeat Fit 
  • more exciting prizes

Online Promotion:
REGISTER & WIN!!!
Mechanics:

  1. Open to ALL registered runners online and in-store.
  2. Registered runner is entitled to (1) one raffle entry.
  3. Winner will be draw after the registration period. 
  4. Announcement of Winner will be posted on the official Backbeat Run 2017 FB Page and Plantronics FB Page.
  5. Awarding of Winners on the Event Day. 

For online registration please click: http://goorahna.com/#/event/backbeatrun2017/register
In-Store Registration schedule to be announce soon.
For more information and updates please like our official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BackBeatRun/ & https://www.facebook.com/plantronicsph/


MACKAY GREEN ENERGY INC.



Was founded by James R. MacKay to utilize its advanced green technologies. The company focuses on the development of various renewable energy systems designed to efficiently convert Waste and Biomass to Energy and Fuels. MacKay Green Energy Inc. (MGE) not only complies with the standards but also opts to utilize green technologies in its mission to bring renewable and sustainable energy to the Philippines. Launched in 2010. MacKay Green Energy Inc. has since created regular jobs for Filipinos and is getting closer to its goal on helping the country to become more environment-friendly. The company focuses on the development of various renewable energy systems designed to efficiently convert Biomass to energy and fuels. One such project is dedicated to MacKay variety Bana Grass, a crop imported by the company that can be turned into fuel to produce energy. The Bana Grass is a perennial hybrid variety (pennisetum purpureum X pennisetum americanum) that is highly tolerant to drought and typhoons, pest-resistant and is also non-allergenic. The climate and rainfall in the Philippines is ideal with growth rates exceeding all expectations. This is a dedicated biomass feedstock that does not compete with any food staples. An organic fertilizer and plant husbandry regime has been developed by MGE in consultation with many Filipino experts in an effort to ensure the sustainability of the projects. 

HOW GREEN IS GREEN

The world's rain forests and green cover shrink as our demand for energy and dependence on fossil fuels continue to increase. With our very existence threatened by pollution from fossil fuels, the world has no choice but to reduce its carbon footprint. This is being done with the use of wind, solar, water, geothermal and biomass - all renewable energy resources. Mackay Green Energy, Inc. (MGE) has chosen biomass. Only through biosequestration, the capture and storage of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, with a dedicated bioenergy crop can we achieve a truly green solution. A hybrid, the Bana Grass (Mackay variety), with it's high yield, energy and crude protein contents, in conjunction with organic fertilizers, is our highly viable and sustainable bioenergy resource. A substantial crop can address requirements for biomass and coal (green coal from bana grass – better substitute) for existing and new power plants as well as feed stock and silage for cattle and other animals. In the process, we create jobs at all levels, from workers on the farms, to engineers in the plants, to executives at the corporate. MGE envisions a true green solution where man, earth and technology coalesce. MGE technologies are: bana grass, silage, torrefaction, green coal, green power and green based (organic) fertilizers.

BANA GRASS
  • Hybrid of Pennisetum Purpureum and Pennisetum Americanum
  • "Mackay Bana Grass" is a dedicated bioenergy crop. It is owned by Mackay Green Energy, Inc. A protected plant variety certified by the Bureau of Plant Industry
  • “Mackay Bana Grass” is a registered trademark
  • Yields up to 200 Tons per hectare per year dry or 400 Tons wet
  • Highly tolerant to drought and typhoons, pest resistant and Non- Allergenic
  • Philippine climatic conditions (warmth and humidity) ideal for growth
  • 3 harvests per year for biomass
  • Extremely deep-rooted and good for soil stabilization especially on slopes
  • Responds well to organic fertilizer
  • Harvested by hand or machine
  • It is a non-invasive perennial. As a C4 Plant Species, it is semi Nitrogen Fixing (less fertilizer required) 

Hybrid of Pennisetum Purpureum and Pennisetum Americanum

Uses of Bana Grass
Green Coal From Bana Grass

Green Coal
  • Using Torrefaction, Green Coal can be produced with a calorific value up to 11,400 BTU/lb or 26.5 GJ/ton (Used in Coal Powered Plants, Cement Factories, Worldwide Exports etc.)

Biomass Fuel
  • Perfect fuel for IFGT (Indirectly Fired Gas Turbine) and existing steam boilers with a calorific value up to 8,000 BTU/lb or 18.6 GJ/ton

Bio Fuel
  • Using Fischer-Tropsch Process, Bana Grass is converted to liquid fuel. Biofuels can be customized to produce diesel, gasoline, kerosene & aviation fuel

Pelletization
  • Pelletization

High Grade Animal Feed Stock
  • At around 8 weeks, the crude protein content is extremely high at approximately 16 percent when harvested making it good as feedstock for any type of cattle, for example: Japanese Wagyu and Kobe.

          After 4 months, the top portion of Bana Grass contains enough crude protein to be used for                 animal feedstock while the bottom portion is used for biomass fuel.

          Perfect for silage.

Demand for Bana Grass

Green Coal
  • Using Torrefaction, Green Coal can be produced with a calorific value up to 11,400 BTU/lb or 26.5 GJ/ton (Used in Coal Powered Plants, Cement Factories, Worldwide Exports etc.)

Biomass Fuel
  • Perfect fuel for IFGT (Indirectly Fired Gas Turbine) and existing steam boilers with a calorific value up to 8,000 BTU/lb or 18.6 GJ/ton

Bio Fuel
  • Using Fischer-Tropsch Process, Bana Grass is converted to liquid fuel. Biofuels can be customized to produce diesel, gasoline, kerosene & aviation fuel

High Grade Animal Feed Stock
  • At around 8 weeks, the crude protein content is extremely high at approximately 16 percent when harvested making it good as feedstock for any type of cattle, for example: Japanese Wagyu and Kobe.

          After 4 months, the top portion of Bana Grass contains enough crude protein to be used for                 animal feedstock while the bottom portion is used for biomass fuel.


TORREFACTION
The Torrefaction system is Exclusive rights to advance torrefaction for different company.

The Biomass is heated indirectly at a high temperature in the absence of Oxygen to produce Green Coal as byproduct.

All volatile matter evaporate (producer gas), recovered and fed to fuel Externally Fired Gas Turbine.

The calorific value of the resulting Green Coal is increased by up to 35 percent to 11,400BTU/lb or 26.5 GJ/ton

Green Coal is sold as a valuable commodity and, when pelletized, is hydrophobic in nature (better suited for transport due to its stability & density)

Less than 3 percent ash content (component of organic fertilizer)

High Lignin content gives green coal hydrophobic (water repellent) quality. It does not get wet nor absorb water. 

Lignin acts as a natural binder in pelletization and briquetting


GASIFICATION 

A technology for a competitive and extremely  versatile bio syngas that could compete with fossil fuel industry.

Applying torrefied biomass in Gasification creates substantial higher value than direct Combustion.


EXTERNALLY FIRED GAS TURBINE (EFGT)
  • EFGT consists of 3 primary sections: compressor, combustion chamber & turbine
  • Temperature during the process 1200ºC – 1600ºC
  • Creates electricity & heat (600ºC)
  • Utilizes a variety of fuels, including natural gas, fuel oils, and Syn-gas
  • High efficiency & almost NO emissions
  • EFGT capacities ranging from 1.8MW to 11MW

TORRGAS

Torrgas Biomass Lifecycle: Combined torrefaction and gasification that creates circular biobased solution
  1. Biopolymers synthesized through photosynthesis. Torrefaction process consumes fibrous residues and excludes editable molecules as sugar, starches and oils.
  2. Torrefaction process produces highgrade solid biofuels from various woody or agro feedstocks. The intermediate product is homogeneous, inert, high quality biofuel with far greater caloric value and energy density, providing preffered properties in storage, transport and logistics.
  3. Produces nitrogenand  tar free bio-gas and biochar, a competitively priced and extremlely versatile bio-syngas such as which Torrgas installations can deliver, could compete with the fossil fuel industry.
  4. Nitrogen and tar free bio-syngas can be applied as a methane or propane replacement in gas burners, a feedstock for synthesis to bio based chemicals polymers and fuels.
  5. Engineered bio carbon that can be applied in a wide variety of applications from soil enhancement in agriculture to activated carbon for water purification and fuel gas cleaning or low sulfur petcoke replacement.

MacKay Green Energy Inc Social Media Accounts:

Address: Unit 1205, 20th Drive, Corporate Center, Mckinley Business Park, BGC Taguig
Telephone Number: 801 6005


DARE TO CARE THE JAMES MACKAY FOUNDATION

"The light of the world is not only for those who can see. Dreams are not only for the able-bodied. This is a long term commitment, not only do we have to support them at school and work but we also need the foundation to be there for the students even when their parents are no longer around. It is my dream to build a livelihood village as a show case where the blind students and other kids with impairments can have a safe haven and live their lives to the fullest yet exposed to the world under their terms. The families of the kids can have a piece of mind knowing that their children will be looked after in a society where they can function to the best of their God given abilities. What we must not do is belittle and isolate any kids, what we can do is to provide those working villages based upon the new towns that Prince Charles has proven to be successful where rich and poor will have the same life. It is my dream to build a livelihood village as a show case where the blind students and other kids with impairments can have a safe haven and live their lives to the fullest yet exposed to the world under their terms. The families of the kids can have a piece of mind knowing that their children will be looked after in a society where they can function to the best of their God given abilities.  What we must not do is belittle and isolate any kids, what we can do is to provide those working villages based upon the new towns that Prince Charles has proven to be successful where rich and poor will have the same life. I can’t imagine being blind, I always hear the fears of the parents as well as the students, like what happens if their loved once are no longer there for them.  So through the foundation we will provide them a safe life and teach them to work with their talents and capabilities. Some has the capability to work in a call center as translators, and we will also be working with blind schools and the government for establishing buildings where they can work and learn business like spa and launderette, making soap or ice cream. They will experience real jobs and receive real wage. We must dare to care and we must dare to push the essence of helping from today till forever! Where I saw darkness I now see light, when I feel down now I eventually feel happy and it’s because these kids and teachers and their parents have helped me see my passion and made me realize that God has given us the ability to help and there are many ways to help and there are many communities that needs our passion to help. I am sure that all of this will be part of a great cause, All I ask is we DARE TO CARE." ~James Ronaldson MacKay, Chairperson/Founder of Mackay Green Energy Inc. (MGE*)

James MacKay Foundation (SEC Reg No. CN201701863). A non-profit organization which aims to transform the lives of the disabled and less fortunate by giving them hope, and a chance at life.  The foundation supports people with disabilities in their education by training potential teachers, and providing the necessary facilities for the school/s that cater to their needs. The main beneficiary of the foundation is the Philippine National School for the Blind, but the foundation is also expanding its reach to the provinces.

James said that the school for the blind gave him the awareness that someone has to “dare to care” and help spread that awareness and encourage people to support the needs of the Philippine National School for the Blind and other communities that need care and support. By the time he was already fully involved with helping the school only did he realize that they don’t just attend to the problem today but also in the years to come because the kids are also the adults of tomorrow. Seeing the School’s situation he started the foundation for the amazing and special students and their eyes were opened that even the smallest way of helping gives joy to the kids and relief for their families. 

Mr MacKay believes in a life of equal opportunities for our differently-abled brothers and sisters. Having seen closely for himself how amazing and special these children are, with all their potentials of becoming productive citizens. James realized that someone needs to encourage people to help and spread this awareness. Dare to Care. Is the inspiration motto he has offered to others. For James, to care for those with special needs is not for the faint-hearted. One needs a full, emboldened, and sincere heart to be able to extend, go out of the way for people with disabilities.  This is a long term commitment.

Furthermore, the foundation also seeks to give opportunities to farmers and their families. The foundation is certain that even the smallest way of helping gives joy to the kids and relief for their families, such that the foundation is also there for the students even when their parents are no longer around.

In this endeavor, the foundation is open for partnership with organizations and individuals who have the same goal of making the world a better place for everyone.

VISION
  • Transforming  the lives of the disabled and less fortunate by giving them hope. Since people who take their own fate into their own hands have stronger position in life, the James MacKay Foundation Inc aims to support socially disadvantaged people anywhere in the world to encourage and increase self - reliance.

Mr. James Ronaldson MacKay, Chairperson/Founder of Mackay Green Energy Inc. 

MISSION
  • We support projects that allow groups of the disadvantaged people to support themselves now and in the future (or to improve the conditions for such self-reliance). The projects we support are aimed at cooperation, for example in a cooperative context, and we also support innovative projects that give people the opportunity to improve their prospects and living conditions by practical means.

Livelihood Center: A James MacKay Foundation
future project for Philippine National School for the Blind

James MacKay Foundation Social Media Accounts:

Address: UNIT 1203 - 20th Drive, Corporate Center, Lot 14 Blk 2, McKinley Business Park, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Philippines 1634
Telephone Number: 8243094


How to DARE TO CARE is really about putting Love and time for the blind the will to ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE. Come Join and Share the Love.