G-Technology, Western Digital's pro-line storage arm, announced three new series of SSD-based storage solutions for professional editing workflows including a portable SSD in 500 GB and 1 TB capacities, a desktop drive from 960 GB to 7.68 TB capacities, and a larger array in 8 TB and 16 TB capacities.
ProGrade Digital, a new memory card company started by industry veterans, announced the first CFexpress 1.0 cards featuring capacities up to 1 TB and read and write speeds of 1,400 MB/s and 1,000 MB/s, respectively. These cards could also be compatible with XQD formats and come alongside new V90-rated SD cards.
While the iMac recently entered the realm of professional-level capabilities with the Pro line, many users still want a dedicated machine decoupled from the display, and for Apple users, the ultimate such device is the Mac Pro, which has been awaiting an update for quite some time now. Apple has confirmed the update will be released in 2019 and says it's working closely with professional customers on its design.
As laptops become more and more powerful, many photographers and videographers are turning to them as their primary work machines. Intel's first ever Core i9 laptop processor was just unveiled, and with the company positioning it toward content creators, it too should help push the envelope all the more.
Drones are being gently integrated in to all areas, with photography being just one successful use. Amazon were one of the first to publicly discuss using them for delivering, but Russia launched its first postal drone today to a small public gathering; it did not go well.